The island of Crete – a destination for nature lovers

In the south of the Aegean lies Crete – an otherworldly island, naturally stunning, warm and inviting. Crete encapsulates Greece and charms everybody who visits it. It is an island with many destinations to admire: Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Ierapetra, Malia, Hersonissos, Sitia and Sfakia to name just some.

island of Crete

island of Crete

Nothing is re-hashed in Crete yet the island’s characteristic magnificence, grand scenes and preserved natural parks are not to be overlooked! The island is full of natural excellence – it is a place where you can truly appreciate walks around nature, marvel at stunning sunsets and become at one with the island and its amazing beauty.

Things to do in Crete – history, nature and sport

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10 Tips for Your First Trip to Egypt

 Egypt

Egypt

Egypt occupied a top spot on my bucket list for ages. With such a rich history and unique culture, it has always fascinated me. However, I’ll be honest. I’d been holding off on traveling to Egypt because of the stories I’d heard of women having negative experiences there.

While I’d always argue that other people’s travel experiences don’t predict your own, I was hesitant to visit Egypt.

There’s no wrong or right way to travel—that’s for sure. And one person’s experience doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be the same for someone else. Good or bad. I appreciate honest accounts of travel experiences because it helps me understand when I really need to do my research and decide if it’s the right destination for me or not.

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Where to See the Absolute Best Flamenco Shows in Barcelona

I am a little crazy in believe that I can do almost anything, of course within a very blurred line of reason.  After watching Flamenco in Barcelona it was completely evident that that would probably end up on the other side of the line. Their talented dancing feet moved far too swiftly for even my eyes to keep up with and I would only be able to duplicate the passion in their faces if I broke my big toe.

I really wasn’t expecting a mere dance show to be brimming with so many emotions and expressions as each dancer beautifully moves to a melodious folklore music. They clap their hands, kick their feet and snap their fingers in a rhythmic manner that will surely make you dance in your seat...

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21 of the Very Best Things to do in Sri Lanka

We loved Sri Lanka.  It was one of those countries that we actually felt sad leaving. There are so many things to do in Sri Lanka and during our four different visits there, we’ve managed to see a lot.

Updated May 2019
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

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It broke our hearts to hear of the attacks on the people of Sri Lanka. They are the kindest, warmest and most open people we have ever met in our travels.

While visiting this beautiful island located off the southern coast of India, we met inspiring people, saw magnificent sites and enjoyed awesome adventures. You will too when you visit Sri Lanka.

Now more than ever is the time to visit Sri Lanka.

What to do in Sri Lanka

If you are planning on going to Sri Lanka in the future here is a list of things that you should make sure not to miss.

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How to Visit Vienna Without The Crowds

Use Local Transport

 Vienna

Vienna

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Vienna is blessed with one of Europe’s best public transport systems.

Hopping on and off a tramway, metro, train or city bike is pleasant and easy. The tree-lined Ringstrasse boulevard lends itself to easy exploration by bike or tramway.

The Ringstrasse Boulevard lines up up key Vienna landmarks such as:

  • The Vienna State Opera
  • The Austrian Parliament
  • City Hall
  • The Museums of Fine Art and Natural History Ringstrasse

It is like a compact open-air museum. And best of all: you can’t get lost since it is circular.

exploring vienna | opera house

exploring vienna | opera house

Bicycle Rentals and Tramway

Either rent a city bike from one of the many stations along Ringstrasse using a Citybike Tourist Card.

Or get on tramways such as the D, 1, 2, or 71.

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Tips for exploring the Village of Sault

Tips for Exploring the Village of Sault

One of the most beautiful towns in Provence, Sault is surrounded by lush fields of fragrant lavender. If you are in France in the summer, I would definitely recommend putting this town at the top of your list.

While I was exploring the Luberon region, I couldn’t resist a stop in Sault. And, luckily for me, I was able to end my day there and watch the sunset over the rolling fields of gold.

Here are my tips for visiting Sault!

Getting to Sault

Sault is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France. For locals and travelers alike, this is one of the most popular vacation spots in the country.

On top of the stunning coastline in this area, you will find the dramatic cliffs of the Southern Alps alongside the plains that are famous for their olives, lavender, and sunflow...

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Staying at Berns Hotel in Stockholm

Stockholm

Stockholm

Stockholm is a big city but has such a unique charm—comprised of colorful buildings surrounded by the sea, world-class restaurants and designers—it is unlike anything else in Europe. The capital city has a peacefulness about it, and incredible Scandinavian history and culture.

With countless things to do, places to eat, and hotels to stay at, Stockholm is an incredible city to explore. During my last visit to Stockholm, I stayed at the Berns Hotel and cannot recommend it enough!

Here’s my experience of staying at the Berns Hotel in Stockholm!

Berns Hotel

Opening its doors in 1989, the Berns Hotel architects were inspired by large cities like as Milan and New York. When the hotel was initially built 30 years ago, it only housed 65 rooms.

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USA vs Italy: What Our Top 2 Destinations Have to Offer

Last year, the USA was our most popular destination, just ahead of 2017 top spot Italy. These two countries have vied for the number one position for several years now, but what is it exactly that makes both destinations so popular with travellers? Come with us, as we take a closer look…

Live life the Italian way

Our first stop is the land of pizza, pasta and piazzas. Italy has one of the world’s most popular cuisines, with the Italian restaurants commonly found on every continent a testament to this. While delicious, they are never quite the same as the real deal, be it eating pizza in Naples, its spiritual home, or tucking into freshly made pasta in Bologna.

USA vs Italy

USA vs Italy

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The Best Destinations to Travel to in May

May

May

Forget about summer vacation! May is one of the best times to visit some of the best destinations around the world. You’ll get lovely weather without the crowds that come with June and July, and there are plenty of flight and accommodation deals!

Ready to spread your wings after a long winter? Here are some of the best places to visit in May.

Lipari, Sicily

Sicily

I absolutely adore Italy and would rank it amongst the most beautiful places in the world. May is the perfect time to visit when the weather is warm, but the rest of Europe isn’t quite ready for their summer sojourns.

I visited Sicily with Yacht Week Italy and fell head over heels in love. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean, and it’s at its prime in May.

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Celebrate Woodstock’s fifty-year anniversary – NYC weekend getaways

It is hard to believe, but it has been fifty years since the historic Woodstock festival in 1969.
Woodstock’s effect on music, art, and culture is indisputable.  However, many people don’t realize that the Woodstock festival did not take place in the New York town of the same name.  Instead, due to logistical reasons, the festival was moved several times until it finally settled in the town of Bethel, NY.  The historic Woodstock festival grounds are preserved to this day as the site of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Today, you can visit the grounds, tour the museum dedicated to Woodstock and participate in special events.  The summer is the ideal time to visit Woodstock’s Historic site and celebrate a special piece of history with a great weekend getaway from NYC.

Woodstock’s fifty-year anniversary

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