Monthly Archives: January 2018

Adventure Travel Destinations

Love adventure holidays? Well, my friend, if you haven’t already been on one, my advice to you is, pack your bags and get out there as soon as you can! I know I did and I had an amazing time this winter skiing in the Aspen. You may choose to go on your adventure vacation or with your partner or even with your family, there is an exciting range of options, no matter which form of adventure travel you are looking to venture out on!

Family Adventure Travel

It sure is hard to please every member of the family when it comes to going on a vacation, and when it’s an adventure travel destination, then you’re probably indulging in some serious wishful thinking if you believe that you can satisfy every member of your family!

One such exciting adventure vacation, which you can’t go wrong with, is exploring a forest. If you belong to a family with an adventurous streak, then, more often than not, you will find that everyone loves the idea of going on a forest trip. But do be careful about choosing the right forest.

You need to take into account not only the exotic species of flora and fauna in the forest, but also the danger factor. Always choose forests which are less dangerous. Remember, Safety first! Try the New Forest, in southern England and be reminded of Robin Hood while you’re at it! You can try a variety of other places like ski slopes, beaches, deserts, mountains and even unknown, secluded adventure spots. Nothing like exploring a new place with the family!

Luxury Adventure Travel

This form of adventure holiday is for those of you who love all the luxuries of life, along with a healthy dose of adventure. Take the Desert Safari in Dubai for example. This experience combines both adventure and luxury perfectly. Try the evening desert safari which starts in the afternoon and takes you along the desert sands in order to quench your thirst for adventure. This is one of those luxury adventure travel destinations which you just cannot avoid.

Take pictures of the breath taking sunset or decorate yourselves with pretty henna art, sample some of the best cuisine in the world and enjoy unlimited soft drinks and mineral water or even access to the bar. Let’s not forget belly dancing, one of the best known and most exotic dance forms in the world.

Picking Your Travel Destination

There are several things that might help you pick your first destination. What interests you? What fuels your curiosity?

Do you have a hobby that you could incorporate into your trip? Do you have a passion that drives your everyday life that has a history, or origins in some foreign destination?

Have you always been fascinated with the Roman Empire? Consider traveling to Italy and visiting the Roman Forum, and the most well-preserved Roman arena in Verona.

Have you always loved French wine and cuisine? Plan a trip to Paris, and the Bordeaux region of France.

Did you major in architecture in college? Plan a trip to Spain, and see Gaudi’s Cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Or do you want to see the village your grandparents came from in Poland?

You get the point. Pick a destination that you’re going to be excited about, not just one that you feel is a place that you “should go”. It will add a whole new dimension to your journey!

Do you have friends or relatives that have traveled abroad? They are great resources that can help you decide. After all, they know YOU, and what you would enjoy, and find interesting. Facebook, and other social media websites are terrific for this! Post on your status update “What is the best travel destination you’ve been to?” and I’m sure you’ll get several replies!

Right here, I’m going to give you your first invaluable piece of travel advice: Be conservative when picking how much you want to do, and the number of destinations you want to include in your trip. You may never return to this place, so you need to get it done right the first time!

Many people want to “see it all,” all in one trip. I would caution against that. This might be the start of a new passion, the passion for travel. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. People that jam-pack their itineraries with overzealous whirlwind tours get just that. A torrent of pictures, guided tours, and cookie cutter chain hotels and restaurants. They miss one of the most inherent blessings of travel. Every place in this great world has SO much to offer, from the generosity of it’s people, to regional cuisine, art, natural beauty, and historic significance. Trust me, give yourself plenty of time to experience the places you go, and your travels will be so much more fulfilling than just checking destinations off on your bucket list!

How to Pick a Vacation Travel

Travel destinations are not one-size-fits-all. Some see travel as a chance to relax at a sunny beach resort for a week. Others view a trip as an opportunity to visit a new city for museums, shopping and sightseeing. Some folks see travel as an occasion to join family and friends in a remote setting, such as an outdoor cabin destination. Those looking for romance may find a cruise or romantic weekend getaway fits their lifestyle.

Make a rough estimate for the vacation budget. Select a price range for food, travel and lodging expenses as a first step. This helps narrow your choices to affordable destinations. Include spending money to have fun during your stay. Look up seasonal travel deals offered by many online travel services. Traveling during peak times means large crowds and a less individualized experience. Consider planning your destination during off-peak months for deepest discounts on travel to popular sun and sand destinations like the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Barbados in the Caribbean.

Package deals offer discounts on airfare, hotel and transportation for an essential European holiday. Fine dine in Paris, France and shop for luxury in Milan, Italy with a package that allows you plenty of spending money to visit several destinations. Consider sightseeing the Fjords in Norway and stopping for a bier in Germany by purchasing a Eurail Pass. The European train system connects many major cities in Europe. Purchase a rail pass to ride anywhere, get off at any stop and journey on as many trains as you want without checking in or buying tickets for each trip. The popular Eurail Select Pass between the Mediterranean countries of Italy and Greece includes a ferry ride.

Turnaround and go south for a different approach to your international getaway. When the cold weather is too much to bear in the northern hemisphere, consider visiting locations in the milder climate of the southern hemisphere. Visit destinations in South America, Southern Africa or Australia for summer in December, January and February. Each destination has a distinct culture and authentic rugged qualities, but they all share the left to right sun trajectory that makes shadows cast in an anticlockwise pattern, like the flow of water. View brighter stars and clearer skies in Chile, Brazil and New Zealand as you head closer to the galactic center of the South Pole.

Top 10 International Travel Destinations

Trying to choose the most interesting international travel destinations can be difficult since many people have different ideas of exactly what makes the perfect vacation. Whether hiking in the mountains, sunning on a beach, or exploring an ancient ruin is the favorite option, there are exciting and interesting destinations in many countries of the world.

1. France – is the most visited country in the world, with the city of Paris being the most popular destination. Most people are attracted to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Versailles Palace, and the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. The multitude of quaint cafes and picturesque villages are a major draw for other visitors.

2. China – home to one of the greatest architectural accomplishments in history. Any tour of major international travel destinations should include a stroll along the Great Wall of China.

3. Spain – From the running of the bulls in Pamplona, to the Roman built Aqueduct of Segovia, to the party life of Ibiza Island, Spain has something to offer nearly everyone’s idea of an ideal vacation spot.

4. Italy – One of the most visited places in the world is Vatican City in Rome. The center of Catholicism is only one of many beautiful, historic, and culturally significant attractions in Italy.

5. Turkey – With its unique ancient monuments, minaret filled skylines, and natural land formations, Turkey is one of the most interesting countries in the world to visit.

6. United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. The United Kingdom is home to some of the most historically significant structures in the Western World. Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Tower of London are just a few of the capital city’s attractions. Elsewhere in the country, Hadrian’s Wall and Stonehenge attract their fair share of visitors.

7. Germany – Beautiful gothic architecture dominates the main attractions in Germany. Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria provided inspiration for the fairytale castles in Disney theme parks around the world. Cologne Cathedral is another example of extraordinary architecture, and is one of the most famous landmarks in Germany.

8. Malaysia – The vast, naturally beautiful landscape of Malaysia draws thousands of visitors every year. Taman Negara provides one of the best preserved ecosystems in the world. Endangered animals, such as tigers and leopards, roam the rain forest while the longest catwalk in the world transports visitors above the forest floor.

9. Saudi Arabia and UAE – With an eclectic mix of modern and ancient structures, Saudi Arabia is one of the most interesting international travel destinations. Najran, located along the Yemeni border, is one of the best places to visit if a tourist friendly, market style shopping experience is desired. Just south of Jeddah, located on the coast of the Red Sea, some of the most amazing scuba diving locations exist. Several historically significant mosques can be found scattered throughout the country. While you are in the area, hop over to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) one of the hottest international business and resort location on the Persian Gulf.

10. Greece – Nothing can compare to the history and beauty of Greece. With its glistening white temples and sparkling blue waters, Greece offers a wide variety of beautiful and fascinating attractions. Every city, town, and village on the island has something to offer those who are seeking to explore ancient ruins, and those that have been preserved or restored.