Coral is the same animal group as jellyfish. Their skeletons form beautiful coral reefs found in warm, tropical and semitropical seas. In Australia, the most famous attraction in Queensland is the world’s biggest coral formation, the Great Barrier Reef. In the South Pacific, Fiji Island‘s coral coast has the second-biggest reef, a fringing coral reef off Viti Levu. Mexico has the world’s second biggest barrier reef – the Meso American Reef – beginning at Yucatán.
Located on Sicily’s eastern coast is the town of Taormina, a hillside location that is one of the most popular destinations on the island. During the hottest months of July and August, the beach is crowded with locals and tourists alike. However, Taormina is also a popular favorite of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender) community and has been rated as a gay-friendly town.
One of the primary reasons that Brazil’s second most populated city attracts so many locals and tourists every year is because of its many beaches which are oftentimes referred to as the sexiest beaches of Rio de Janeiro. With over 50 miles of coastal shoreline above, below, and bordering the city, beach enthusiasts are sure to enjoy spending a waterfront vacation here no matter which one of the following beaches they spend their time at.
The southeastern region of Italy is known as Apulia or Puglia in Italian. Because of the boot-like shape of Italy, Apulia is oftentimes referred to as Italy’s heel and is nicknamed “the heel of Italy.” Being bordered by the Adriatic Sea on its northeastern shoreline and the Mediterranean on the southeastern and southwestern sides of the heel, Apulia is a popular destination for a wide variety of water sports, especially snorkeling.
Many individuals who visit Spain’s second largest city and Catalonian capital of Barcelona are unaware of what a diverse culture that exists here. It is a very large city with the cultural heritage and history backing it up evidenced by the architecture and art on display throughout the city. Unbeknownst to many international travelers is the fact that the city also has a very large and prevalent GLBT (Gay Lesbian Bi-Sexual Transgender) community as well.
Anytime you mention Miami, it’s difficult for people not to immediately think about the beaches there are to enjoy with your family whenever you are vacationing there. Even those who haven’t visited the state of Florida before have visions of a vacation at one of the numerous beaches that line the coastlines of the state. The blue skies, the cool blue waters, and the white sands equate to a lot of fun in the sun. The following is a list of the 5 most stunning Miami beaches.
Located in the extreme southern regions of Croatia along the coast of the Adriatic Sea is one of the most prominent seaports in this area of the country as well as its oldest city, Dubrovnik. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been over 30 years now and is oftentimes referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” For many tourists, it is the beaches of the area that draws them to this popular Adriatic destination. The following is a list of the best beaches in Dubrovnik.
Here’s a list of the 10 best budget restaurants and cafés in North Devon, all for under $15 (£10)
With Olympic fever sweeping through the city of London and most of the UK, the walking tours of the Olympic Games will give participants an excellent view of how the preparation is progressing. These professionally guided informative tours have been a long time in the planning stages and it is recommended that you enjoy them if you are going to be in London prior to and during the events which kick off on July 27th.
Sharing the western side of the Iberian Peninsula with Spain is Portugal. Although it is somewhat culturally and geographically isolated from Spain, Portugal features beautiful countryside, lively cities, and a rich, unique culture. The dictatorship-based government ended in 1974 and was followed by the advent of Democracy. Finally, Portugal joined the European Union in 1986. As a result, the country has evolved from one Western Europe’s poorest countries into one of ever-increasing prosperity.
The Games of the XXX Olympiad, the 2012 Summer Games comes to London, the Big Smoke, the shining star of the British Empire. This year’s games have promised much and the city expects millions of visitors to the games themselves as well as the events that surround the games.
The south Spanish region of Andalusia is the home to some of the most beautiful Atlantic and Mediterranean beach areas. It is a region that is characterized by ancient cities, beaches, and deserts. The beaches along the Costa de la Luz and Costa del Sol also offer some of the best beach vacations in Andalusia, Spain. The following is a list of the most popular seaside vacation areas.
Bordering on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas is the Albanian Riviera an area that is somewhat undeveloped yet extremely affordable compared to the Croatian beaches to the north. However, the Albanian Riviera is not lacking in beautiful beach areas and attractions including its crystal-clear waters, Mediterranean Sea villages, and white-sand beaches, most of which have remained unchanged since the days of King Zog. Here are some top areas to visit on the Albanian Riviera.
Nestled in a beautiful valley is Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city has an extremely interesting history and is known as the place where the Eastern and Western Roman Empires were split. Additionally, it was an area where the Eastern Orthodox peoples of the east, the Ottomans of the south, and the Roman Catholics of the west lived, met, and continually warred for the right to dominate the region. The following will give you an idea of what to see and do in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
One of the Caribbean Islands that is part of the ABC Island group is Curaçao with Aruba and Bonaire being the other two. The three are situated just off the coast of Venezuela and is considered to be located geographically outside what meteorologists refer to as the Caribbean “hurricane zone.” The island is an extremely popular tourist destination because it has an abundant and lively nightlife.