One of the most often heard phrases when others are discussing a recent trip abroad is, “I wish I could get away more often”. The main inhibitors for many in their desire to get away are time and money. While I cannot advise sure means to get more of those precious commodities, there are other ways of ensuring that in future it will be you telling stories about your exotic adventures abroad.
Good time management is the best way to ensure that you can travel more often. Many people assume that their lives are so busy they can rarely take a weekend away when, in fact, this is rarely the case. Plan ahead and keep a weekend free. read full article
Hitting the beach in Italy is probably not what you had in mind when planning your vacation, but with 7,600 km of coastline, a day at the beach is a great alternative to spending the day in a Piazza. Tuscany alone has plenty of fabulous beaches, a little something for everyone and all fairly easy to get to.
In Northern Tuscany, about an hour from Florence, you will find Versilla, where there are several different beaches to choose from, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietransanta and Viareggio. read full article
Nowadays Madrid, Spain is one of Europe’s most vivacious and dynamic cities. Thousands of people walk up and down its busy streets, have dinner at great restaurants, visit its amazing museums or just have a beer in a terraza. The city has many traditional and modern neighborhoods, each of them offering its visitors different kinds of activities and sights according to their interests. There is everything for everyone.
The Running of the Bulls, the encierro in Spanish, is the most anticipated part of the Fiesta de San Fermín. I still remember the first time I learned of this event; my teacher had shown us a YouTube video in Spanish class.
Bangkok is a fantastic Thailand city that has the infectious energy of many cities across the Far East but an important distinguishing character of its own. Due to the growing importance of the city as an international air travel hub more and more people are passing through, but many do not give the city the time it deserves. Even if you have other places to be, Bangkok is worth at least a day or two so it can be explored and reveal itself beyond the clichés.
Australia boasts over 11,000 beaches across its 37,000 km coastline, including some of the finest coastal spots in the world. Whichever type of beach you’re looking for, this country has it covered. Here are just some of the best beaches Australia has to offer.
If you are thinking about heading to the USA and NYC in particular, you have to try a big gay Broadway holiday. Not only is NYC the home of America’s gift to the Arts and Musical Theatre, but you have a ton of things that you can do to have a Broadway themed holiday. Here are some shows that you may want to check out for the 2011 Broadway season and some places that you may want to go.
As one of Spain’s economic and cultural center, Barcelona is also a prime beach-lover’s destination with a myriad of beaches to choose from. Its 4.5-kilometer long coastline near the urban area showcases at least seven general beaches where one has even been named by a Discovery Channel documentary as the world’s third best beach! Let’s go and see what these beaches have to offer so be prepared to go for a dip below the cool waters, watch the beautiful people, and bask under the palm trees beneath the hot Spanish sun!
Good things come to those who wait. The most famous black alcoholic drink in the world is one of the very few beers to be known throughout the entire world. But, how did this black stuff become such a staple drink in the world of beer? It waited. That’s what it did.
Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German region of Hessen and the fifth-largest city in Germany. The city has a rich history since the Roman times but it was heavily damaged in World War II. The old town of Frankfurt, the biggest old Gothic town of Central Europe, was destroyed by six bombardments of the Allied Forces.
Krakow is a beautiful city that has managed to keep much of its medieval charm, despite hundreds of years of foreign occupations, severe bombing during the second world war, and the drab conformity of the Communist Era. Here are five things you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Krakow!
It’s safe to say that the hubbub, pace, and spirit of the Athens locals and area in general can get somewhat overwhelming. Athens is a popular tourist destination because of its history, yet it is persistently dynamic in nature and borders on being hectic.
There are a number of fine quality 4-star and 5-star luxury hotels in Athens. Depending on your preference where location and quality are concerned you’re sure to find lodging that suits your specific needs.
We’ve assembled a list of hotels in Athens that are sure to please the international traveler when visiting the city. Just remember that these are some of the more popular favorites so you will want to book your reservations well in advance, especially during the peak tourist months of June through September. read full article
The city of Dublin is Ireland’s capital and largest city and is also one of the leading vacation destinations in all of Europe. Ptolemy, the famous astronomer and cartographer of ancient Greece, was the first person to ever make a reference to inhabitants in the Dublin area. The evidence dates back to 140 AD and the settlement was referred to in Ptolemy’s writing as “Eblana Civitas”. Dublin is also referred to as the “Town of the Hurdled Ford” by many of the locals.
Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, Pucci… these brands are as synonymous with Italy as gelato and gnocchi. Fashion is a high priority for Italians, second only to food. Luckily a trip to Florence can satisfy both your need for fashion and food. Once you get your food fixed covered head to the outlet malls.
Thirty minutes south of Florence on the A-1 in the beautiful hills of Tuscany you can find The Mall. The drive alone is worth the trip, the golden fields are peppered with century old stone castles: it’s truly postcard perfect. read full article