Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

Top 5 destinations for wine lovers

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

If you are an avid wine lover then here are some of the highly recommended destinations for wine lovers like you. Here are top 5 destinations for wine lovers around the globe where you can travel for the love of wine:

  • Apulia in Italy- Wines produced here are generally food wines and they go extremely well with the local pasta dishes.
  • Barossa Valley in Australia- This place has lately started gaining popularity as the new world of wine.
  • Bordeaux, France- the ideal place for wine lovers and it is known as the world’s largest high quality wine district. It is the wine capital of the world.
  • British Columbia, Canada- Comprising of amazing vintages, it houses world’s best wine makers.
  • Napa Valley, USA- the wine capital of United States. Here you can find large producing wineries to small boutique wineries.

Moving through fascinating castles in Scotland

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Scotland is one of those places which come as a complete tourist package with basically everything, starting from natural scenic beauty encompassing the thousands of historic sites to innumerous old castles, houses, battlegrounds, ruins and museums. The vibrant culture of Scotland itself is a big call to explore the riches of the nation.

Apart from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, most of Scotland could be seen as a stretch of countryside. Even the city of Edinburgh is inhabited with a lot of castles and their folklores. Glasgow similarly has a gothic spell woven over it in the form of avid Victorian architecture. But the most historic town of the place is Stirling, situated in central Scotland and possessing some of the most beautiful old and ruined castles. If castles are the concern then Scotland has ample to provide. Every small or big town flourishes with castles and with enchanting history of it. No doubt the combined effect of nature and men together has resulted in Scotland being the land of rich culture and heritage.

Exploring Scandinavia

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Scandinavia is totally world apart from the rest of Europe. Scandinavia which is also called Nordics generally consists of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway and has a history which is very dissimilar to that of the rest of Europe and this perhaps makes the place more interesting.

A simple refreshing walk through the road is enough to understand the native people and culture of the place, each appealing and yielding in its own way. The major difference of Scandinavia from the other parts of Europe lies in the ultra calm and peaceful atmosphere of the place. When it comes to exploring Scandinavia, one can start from Stockholm, placed strategically on a small island to enhance its beauty. The chance to see the Northern lights in the city of Kiruna is another magnificent view. Visiting Helsinki and Lapland with all its green pasture-lands, cottages and palaces, could be a different experience than visiting Oslo and Denmark, the most colorful part of the region.

Visiting Vatican City: Modern vestige of the Papal States

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Arguably one of the finest and the most controversial country of the world, Vatican City with its stern foundation of religion stands as an embodiment of faith, upon which many years of art and beauty has culminated.

Thought to be the finest cathedral, St. Peter’s is considered to be the spiritual centre of Christianity, and the product of many great renaissance architects of Italy. Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael are some of the masters who designed the Papal States. The piazza san pietro’s grand and magnificent design has forever retained its classical beauty and importance in the form of a platform to serve thousands of assembled devotees to receive the pope’s blessings. Some of the finest paintings and sculptures ever created are still possessed by Vatican. Tourists visiting Vatican, generally come to see the Basilica of St. Peter, the St. Peter’s square, the Sistine chapel, the museums and the Raphael rooms and all other vestiges of the Papal States.

Reliving the myth of Dracula in Romania

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Bram Stoker’s Dracula emerged from an ecstatically beautiful place Transylvania which literally means ‘The land beyond the mountains’, beheld by Romania, an equally mesmerizing land of fairytales and mysteries. To revisit the myths and enliven the moments from the novel, it is thus necessary to follow his footsteps and quickly visit Cluj and Pasul Tihara, where the famous castle of the Dracula still stands.

Romania, having been under captivation during the Second World War, is very different from the rest of Eastern Europe. Snowy winters, warm summers, cosmopolitan cities and secluded village, Romania has it all. The increasing number of tourists every year comes for the innumerous castles and gothic monuments, let alone the fortified churches. The medieval churches and monasteries of Moldavia, the well preserved Danube delta, the folklore and traditions of Maramures are some of the famous sites bestowed with beauty. A tranquil serene place, almost forgotten by time, Romania stands high with the rich history and architecture of the place.

Idyllic exploration of Norway

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Thinking of Norway, the first thing which comes to our mind is the beautiful fjord indented coastlines, the big mountains, the milk white snow in winter and the unspoiled small towns and country life. Norway, with its historical as well as literary connections, is a tourist attraction not only for its varied landscapes, but also for its sporting sites.

Lakes, waterfalls, woods and other scenic beauty of the Norwegian cities of Oslo, Bergen, Trondhiem and Tromso attract several thousand tourists every year and make the place perfect for an idyllic vacation. Long travel distances with immense greenery around are a soul touching experience which percolates deep within the senses. In the face of cultural idiosyncrasy, the Holmenkollen ski jumps and other sports activities are rapidly increasing tourist interest. The isolation of Norway from the rest of Europe, its palaces and castles, distinct architecture, folk museums make Norway to be explored in true sense.

Spiritual places in California

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

California is one of the largest states of United States of America. It is a place that has a number of spiritual and cultural places. Redwood National Park is a place that will keep you in its influence for a long period of time. It is situated along the coast and gives you a beautiful view of red trees as old as I can be.

In California, San Francisco is cities that will amaze you with its diversity. It has some spiritual and historical places that you would love to visit for sure. Along with the places California bed and breakfast are very interesting places to visit as well. One of them, The East Brother Light Station is a place worth visiting. It will make you go wow for its tranquility and natural beauty. The most amazing site of this place is that give s panorama view of the ocean. It is just too mesmerizing to the eyes.

Beautiful destinations in Australia

Friday, April 15th, 2011

If you love to travel and visit different cultures, rich history, and exclusive wild life then Australia is the place for you. It has everything a tourist would look for. From an old history to modern cities like Sydney to wild life that only exist in Australia itself. Visiting Australia will not only please you but also enhance your knowledge about a different civilization all together and the history of some stunning places.

However, there are certain places that are beautiful enough that you should not miss. Sydney is one of those places that you cannot afford to miss. It has a beautiful and modern infrastructure; you will see amazing museums, shopping malls, opera houses and etc. On the other hand, you can visit Sydney tower to have a bird eye view of the whole city.

The Green Cauldron is another place that would make you scream. The vast crater is created by a volcano. Then, there are these rainforests sheltered in crater that is amazingly mesmerizing to see.

If you are looking to visit a place for some beautiful and amazing destinations, then go for Australia.

Night life in Singapore

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Singapore is one of the most beautiful destinations of not only Asia but the whole world. However, the specialty of Singapore is its night beauty. It is the most stunning city to see at night. The lighting all over the city is impossible to ignore. Everyplace you visit at night, you will feel the party is going on and you will just want to be a part of it.

However, the major attraction of Singapore for tourist is “The Night Safari.” It is the first night safari of the world. It allows you to visit it at night and experience watching nocturnal animals in their original state. It literally feels like you are in a jungle and gives you an un-explainable experience that you will never forget in your life.

Another night attraction is the restaurants in Singapore. People like to visit these restaurants late at night, where you can experience a festival like environment with some delicious food being served.

To wrap it all, if you are a night fan and want to go on vacation, Singapore is the place for you.

Best places to visit in South Africa

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Travelling to South Africa will give you a whole new experience in your life. You can enjoy mind blowing and stunning sights of coastal towns like Durban, Cape Town, Hermanus or etc. However, if you want to pick the best places to visit in South Africa there are few places in the list.

First comes first, Cape Town, it is the most visited city of South Africa by foreign visitors. Almost about 70% of travellers throughout the world include Cape Town as their first choice destination in South Africa. In Cape Town, Table Mountain is the most stunning site for any human being. It is situated at the very end of Africa, where Atlantic and Indian ocean meets.

On the other hand, Durban’s Shorelines are amazing. Its golden like sand attracts thousands of sun seekers where even in winters the temperature reaches 25C.It is also a great place for you if you like surfing.