Category: Attractions

5 of the best art stops in Stockholm, Sweden

5 of the best art stops in Stockholm, Sweden

The Stockholm archipelago bounds 14 different islands, forming a network of connected neighborhoods framed by complex and calming waterways. Each district has its own distinct and captivating personality, offering cutting-edge design, Scandi fashion, vibrant architecture and culinary tradition as well as innovation. The Swedish capital is also celebrated for its rich cultural heritage, boasting three […]

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

The beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy is a popular subject for glossy travel magazines, wall calendars, and coffee table photography books. When we start working with travelers at Italy Beyond the Obvious, we always ask how Italy won the jackpot for their dream trip. Quite often, the answer includes a desire to see the iconic […]

8 beautiful places to visit in Laos

8 beautiful places to visit in Laos

Laos flies below the radar for most tourists – and perhaps that’s a good thing. This little-known, landlocked country is a beautiful land of ancient Buddhist temples, tropical jungle, beautiful river cruises and softly spoken, laid-back people. It the kind of place the phrase ‘hidden gem’ was coined for, so shhhh – don’t tell! 1. Luang […]

10 unmissable things to do in Provence

10 unmissable things to do in Provence

On a trip to Provence there are certain activities, sights and foods that should not be missed out on, some might say that you would not have seen the ‘real’ Provence should you miss them. We have composed a top ten guide for a few of the wonders this glorious part of France has to […]

15 ways to celebrate Saint Patrick's day

15 ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day

Friday the 17th March is Ireland’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Global monuments go green in cities all over the world to nod to our small country. Pubs and clubs fill with revelers enjoying the excuse to indulge, dressed head to foot in green and sing along to the latest singer songwriter that Ireland has produced. In […]

Chiang Mai's 5 quirkiest attractions

Chiang Mai’s 5 quirkiest attractions

Chiang Mai, in Thailand’s lush and hilly north, is a popular destination for cultural and outdoor activities. The city has around 300 Buddhist temples and a rich history spanning 700 years as well as an abundance of options for getting out and enjoying the countryside. What this charming city also has is a idiosyncratic side […]

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11 places to see street art around the world

The term ‘street art’ was coined during the 1980s, when graffiti began to transcend spray-can tags, becoming a specialised craft. Much of the artwork is unsanctioned, but communities around the world have begun to see the value in these visual bursts of life. We’ve compiled some of our best recent street-art discoveries across the globe, […]

Kagga Kamma rock formations

Your holiday redefined by outdoor art: Kagga Kamma, South Africa

Kagga Kamma, with its interesting name – though somewhat challenging to pronounce – is a private nature resort in the Koue Bokkeveld region of the Western Cape in South Africa. The name means “Place of Water” in the indigenous language of the nomadic San people, also known as Bushmen, who roamed this land from thousands of years in the past, […]

The Palm Beaches 4 ways

The Palm Beaches 4 ways

Blessed with year-round sunshine, brimming with wildlife, teeming with art-galleries and packed with restaurants; it’s no wonder Palm Beach County is no longer just a playground for the wealthy, but a glistening getaway for all adrenaline junkies, nature enthusiasts, food fanatics and art aficionados alike. Here’s how to do The Palm Beaches, four ways… For the […]

5 things to do in Cordoba, Spain

5 things to do in Cordoba, Spain

For those looking to plan a city break holiday to Spain, Cordoba comes highly recommended. Situated in an idyllic riverfront location in the popular Andalusian region of Spain, Cordoba is decidedly picturesque and unassuming. Once the Spanish capital of a mighty Islamic caliphate, Cordoba today seamlessly blends its past lives to create a city in […]

Top 8 hot springs in Japan

Top 8 hot springs in Japan

In Japan, hot-spring bathing isn’t just a favourite pastime – it’s a national obsession. Straddling two bucking tectonic plates on the Pacific’s infamous ‘Ring of Fire’, Japan is extremely volcanically active – and this proliferation of geological activity has one very fortunate side-effect: hot springs. There are thousands of hot springs (onsen) in Japan, and […]

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Top 7 ways to experience the true heart of Genoa, Italy

Located in Italy’s northwest corner, the small city of Genoa is a fantastic under-the-radar destination. Italy Beyond the Obvious travelers frequently tell us after a visit that Genoa is an undiscovered gem! Below, our seven top recommendations for the visitor who wants to connect with local culture. Explore the small streets and beautiful squares of […]

5 reasons you'll fall in love with Istria on foot

5 reasons you’ll fall in love with Istria on foot

Istria, dangling like a heart-shaped pendant from the north corner of Croatia’s coastline, is a contrasting peninsula swathed in Italian influences. Sometimes known as ‘Croatia’s Tuscany’, it was in fact Italian until 1945 and the flavour can be found in every corner, not just in the highly-acclaimed food. Whether you prefer the sun and sea […]

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

Spring in Provence is all about ‘waking up’, there is the sensation of new life and new light, this spectacular swathe of France is shaking off the sleepy hibernation of winter and enjoying the delights of warmer weather, sunshine for longer and the welcome blossoming of wild flowers and fruit trees. The villages are becoming […]

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Israel’s 6 best family friendly activities

If you want to avoid the generic all-inclusive package deal holiday this year then a family holiday to Israel could be the answer. With an unbeatable combination of history, religion, culture, fun activities and beaches this will be both an educational and exciting holiday for the whole family. 1. Take a helicopter tour The best […]

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When and where to see cherry blossom in Japan

There are some rightly renowned and beautiful cherry blossom spots in the world – Kew Gardens in London and the approach to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. spring to mind – but none are more well-known than the Japanese blooms which open in late March on southern Kyushu Island and can be seen as […]