Category: Attractions

This Summer's top 3 countryside festivals in the UK

This Summer's top 3 countryside festivals in the UK

This summer, we’ll be looking for any excuse to escape the city and revel in the sun-kissed British countryside. With this year’s calendar brimming with festivals celebrating everything from food and music to history and literature, we’re just a bit spoilt for choice. Still, we’ve somehow managed to whittle the list down to our top
4 great reasons to visit Belgrade

4 great reasons to visit Belgrade

One of Europe’s best kept secrets, Belgrade should be on every adventurous travellers’ radar. Out of the ashes of communism, Belgrade has emerged as a leading cultural European city, with plenty of urban charm. Here’s why Serbia’s capital should be next on your must-experience list. The history The indelible mark of Belgrade’s turbulent history is strewn across
Top 3 reasons to visit Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve in Baja Sur, Mexico

Top 3 reasons to visit Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve in Baja Sur, Mexico

Long hailed as one of the most majestic diving destinations in the world, Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is located on the pristine East Cape area of Mexico’s Baja California Sur within an easy day trip of bustling Cabo San Lucas. The breathtaking waters of the Sea of Cortez host a stunning variety of marine
Piran view from city walls

7 recommended stops for luxury travellers in Slovenia

Consider scenic Slovenia for your next summer getaway. Pick a bunchful of “cherries” to top your travel kremsnita (cream cake)! Much positive feedback from visitors convinced us to spend a leisurely fortnight in this small country of breathtaking beauty. As Slovenia does not cover a large region, criss-crossing the beautiful countryside and coastal areas was
Cherry blossom season in Washington D.C.

Cherry blossom season in Washington D.C.

Right now is one of the most festive seasons in Washington D.C. No, it is not because of the current presidential race, or even because it is spring. It is most admired because of the beautiful cherry blossom trees. From approximately late March, until early/mid- April, these cherry blossoms can be seen throughout the nation’s (US)
Photograph of the week: Grand Place, Brussels

Photograph of the week: Grand Place, Brussels

Sadly, Brussels has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but hopefully the city can bounce back from terror just like other cites such as London and Madrid have done in the past. Pictured is one of the city’s main attractions – the main plaza in the heart of the Old Town,
Bon bini to Bonaire - my top 5 to dos

Bon bini to Bonaire - my top 5 to dos

Bonaire, which is part of the ABC islands, is an underwater paradise and an unblemished jewel. Though many might expect to find the country’s most valued treasures deep within the sea, explorers will be pleased to know that a wealth of bounty awaits them above water too. Prepare to journey with me  to a well-preserved
4 Chicago attractions to enjoy now

4 Chicago attractions to enjoy now

The Windy City can hang on to a good thing for its residents and visitors, but some of its attractions are temporary. This spring is an ideal time to see two unique, temporary exhibits, experience a performance that has lasted two decades, and learn more (while eating well) about the oldest grand hotel that has
The US National Parks centenary year

The US National Parks centenary year

2016 sees the centenary of the establishment of the National Park Service by President Woodrow Wilson on 25 August 1916.  What a far sighted man he was! There were already 35 parks in existence; Yellowstone, the first National Park, having been established in 1872. The National Park System of the United States now includes more
5 of Rome's most romantic spots

5 of Rome's most romantic spots

The city of Rome, with its scattered remains of ancient history, abounding sunshine, cobblestone streets and incandescent fountains, is the perfect setting for love. Whether you are in the mood for a sitting over a morning cappuccino, climbing to captivating city views, or lingering in a small secluded piazza, these places will most certainly elicit
Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Wine making is a craft that date back thousands of years and in Spain wine makers not only strive to create the best wine possible they design spectacular facilities in which to do so, making a destination in itself. There are thousands of vineyards all across Spain, big and small producing some of the best
7 great reasons to visit northern Japan... now!

7 great reasons to visit northern Japan... now!

This month marks five years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region – the northernmost portion of Japan’s main island. Although the destruction along the coast was virtually total, most of Tohoku – a region filled with World Heritage temples, rugged national parks, and beautifully preserved samurai towns – was almost entirely
The secret gardens of Edinburgh

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

With its elegant Georgian streets and the ancient closes of the Old Town, many people are surprised to learn that Edinburgh is not just famous for its large spaces such as Princes Street Gardens or the Meadows, we are also a city of secret and private gardens. Dr Neil’s Garden Hidden behind the church in
Begur Costa Brava Sa Tuna

Beautiful Begur: Spain's secret jewels

Beautiful Begur is where you will find some of the best beaches and coves that the Costa Brava has to offer. Imagine crystalline waters, embraced by verdant green pines, that dig their roots into the cliff face. Their aroma is seductive, as you explore the spectacular surroundings of this chichi Catalan town. Cast your eyes
Photograph of the week: Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon

Photograph of the week: Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon

Did you know that Lebanon has some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East? The ancient city of Heliopolis, now known as Baalbek, was a place of worship of Venus, Jupiter, and Bacchus. This shot features the six remaining columns of the Temple of Jupiter. Thank you to Nick Kembel of Nick
The top 5 beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico

The top 5 beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico

A favorite for U.S. and Canadian travelers seeking an easily accessible sunny vacation destination, Los Cabos has long been known for warm weather, friendly hospitality and luxurious accommodations. Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is also home to some truly breathtaking beaches. An oft-repeated misconception is that Cabo’s beaches are not