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5 Intimate Romantic New Year Travel Resolutions

5 Intimate Romantic New Year Travel Resolutions

As the new year is rolling around again, it’s time for a fresh start, new traveling resolutions that will also keep you on budget. One good way to do that is for you and your partner to come up with some interesting new travel resolutions that you will promise to keep the next time you travel together, and throughout the year. Try to keep these in mind no matter how much, or how little time or money you have, but do keep your budget in mind. Try to put your old travel habits away and make way for something completely new and unique. Make this year the best year ever for travel. Do what you can to focus your travel on a new festive location, a wild new fantasy that you may share together, or just plain fun.

1.) Vow to do something completely out of the ordinary that neither of you has done before. Go crazy, just pick a wild and interesting new travel destination or activity that will be unique, fun and keep you both on your toes, here are some examples: Go for a ride in a hot air balloon (even though this can be expensive, it’s one way to really experience the countryside). Rent an RV for a week and travel to a new destination (sure to be fun, and take your pets along too). Take a weekend off and spend the night at a Bed & Breakfast that you’ve always wanted to visit (it could be local, or far away, pick a place that looks fun). Choose to learn to snorkel, or scuba dive (take lessons together and go on a dive or trip to an interesting looking destination.

2.) Promise that you will get your partner involved in the planning for once. Though you may one favorite partner that always does the planning, this time change it up, and let the other help you and plan everything together. Try to get the other person into the spirit of how much fun it can be anticipating your next journey. Go to a travel agent and gather your destination info, guidebooks, videos, or whatever you need and take it from there.

3.) Make and plan a real vacation that takes you away and let’s you forget the rest of the world. It may not be the most expensive globe hopping expedition, but choose to take some time and pick a place that you will both enjoy. Mark it on your calendar, and get ready to have some fun together. Plan this one for months ahead of time and you will see how excited both of you can get.

4.) Promise to go to a minimum of 3 festivals this year. Contact your local chamber of commerce and/or the tourist offices where you are planning to go and find out which festival events are the most fun for two. Choose at least 3 that will get both of you excited, choose fun activities or events such as: sand castle building contests, ice carving festivals, historical re enactments (anachronisms), country line-dancing celebration, etc. Try to pick events that are fairly close to home (stick within a one day drive if you can), or choose at least one that may be a weekend event for the two of you. There are tons of treat, fun events happening and you will both be sure to enjoy this.

5.) Vow to take 2 or 3 mini vacations every 3 months (shoot for at least one every month if you can). Even if you are only going away for a single night, try to plan for it ahead of time and you will add to the anticipation level for both of you. There is one little thing you must do. Promise each other that you will both ‘act’ like you are on vacation, in other words, no extra work gets taken along, or worked on, etc. These could be short little stays in a local motel or a budget bed and breakfast location of your choosing. Try to find the best, lowest rates by choosing non-peak days for this. Many hotels will have special rates on Monday through Thursday nights. Plan these out as romantic getaways for the two of you.

Tours in Kerala Holidays in Top Destination of Kerala

Tours in Kerala Holidays in Top Destination of Kerala

Kerala is situated on the southern tip of India which is globally popular for its beautiful and exotic tourist destinations. The fabulous beaches, awesome landscapes, lush surroundings, superb greenery, typical traditional villages, terrific temples, admirable historical monuments, sun kissed backwaters, luxury houseboats, exotic hill stations, lovely lakes, enchanting rivers, exotic wildlife & bird sanctuaries and lush plantations of tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

In short, Kerala tour has heart stealing and attention grabbing beauty, thus justifies as being god’s own country. There are many hearts throbbing travel destination in India, making you and your trip a memorable one.

Trivandrum – Referred by Mahatma Gandhi as “Evergreen City of India”
Thiruvananthapuram formally known as Trivandrum is the capital city of the state. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kowdiar Palace, NapierMuseum, etc are Major attractions in the city are:

Alleppey – The Venice of the East
Alleppey is perhaps the most popular destinations for houseboat tours in Kerala, which really attract the world tourist very much. Attractions of the city are backwaters, houseboats, nature beauty and locally made coir products.

Kovalam – A World Famous Beach Town
Kovalom is one of the most preferred holiday destinations in the world, located at the distance of 13 km from Trivandrum. It attracts a large number of visitors, visiting every year. Beach resorts, Ayurvedic parlors, Body massage centers, Ayurvedic salons, Light house; Jama Masjid, Muringa Vila, etc enrich Kovalam’s beauty and make it a world class holiday destination.

Varkala – A Word Famous Coastal Town
A fascinating holiday spot for tourist, Varkala is known for its beach tourism and also religious significance.The most famous tourist places are the Dakshin Kashi Benaras of South India’s main attractions are Janardana Swami Temple, Sivagiri Muttt, etc.

Kochi – Economical Capital of Kerala
Kochi is well-known as a port city in India so there are many major attractions. These are Backwaters, Beaches, Monuments, Temples, Museums, Chinese Fishing Nets, Spice Markets, Islands, Portuguese Buildings, etc are. Kochi is also known as the economical capital of Kerala.

Kottayam – A Fascinating Backwater Destination
Kottayam is famous for its backwater destination. Apart from these another major attractions are backwater cruises, Chandragiri cruises, luxury houseboats, Vaikom Temple, Erumeli Mosque, and many magnificent churches.

Kumarakom – A Famous Destination for Houseboat Cruise
Kumarakom is popular for the backwater holidays. Its major attractions are beautiful backwater destination, houseboats, Ayurveda resorts & salons, Vembanad Lake, boat cruise, houseboat cruise and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to birds like waterfowls, cuckoos, owls etc and migratory birds like Siberian Cranes.

Munnar – The Kashmir of South
Munnar is among of the most beautiful hill stations in South India. Munnar is famous for its scenic beauty, scenic landscapes, refreshing climate, lovely lakes, tea plantation, spice plantation, etc. With this, there is also a Tata Tea Museum in the town. For its scenic landscapes many people compare it with the Kashmir.

Wayanad – Nature at Her Best
Wayanand is blessed with unique special beauties, which is beyond description. Tree Houses, Home Stay, Trekking, Plantation, Rich Flora & Fauna, etc. enrich its beauty.visit this scenic place and experience the exceptional nature beauty.

The above destinations are really worthy to spend holidays. These are not the only destination which will enrich your mind some more destinations are there to make you delight like, Ponmudi, Palakkad, Kollam, Nilambur, Kannur, Kuttanad, Thiruvallam, Vagamon, Thekkady, Periyar, Thrissur, etc. Visit these destinations of Kerala and treasure a lifetime experience.

Travel Asia

Travel Asia

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Traveling Asia is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. When you travel to Asia, there are so many things to see and do; make sure that you plan your trip in advance. However, remember to leave some free time in you itinerary, because when you travel Asia, you want to make sure that you have the flexibility for an occasional adventure.

As the largest continent on earth, Asia offers travelers a huge variety of places to visit, things to do and, cultures to see. For first time visitors who travel Asia, we recommend the following:

Island Nations-


One of the most diverse destinations for travelers to Asia, the Indonesian archipelago can provide enough exciting destinations for a complete trip. Whether you are seeking relaxation, natural beauty, cultural diversity or all of the above, Indonesia will show you an exciting and wonderful Asian travel destination.


Comprised of over 7000 islands, the Philippines has become on of Asia’s forgotten travel destinations. Due to a recent history that includes martial law and economic corruption, the Philippines has lost much of its previous tourist activity to its more stable neighbors. Those who do visit will enjoy beautiful spots like the Boracay beaches and Lake Sebu.


For decades, the island nation of Japan has been a favorite destination for travelers to Asia. From amazing Zen temples to kitschy reproductions of western monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Japan has something for every traveler who visits. The hardest thing is fitting it all in.

Southeast Asia


The Kingdom of Thailand is the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia drawing more visitors than its neighbors. With both mountainous regions and a beautiful coastline dotted with amazing islands Thailand is one a must see for those who travel to Asia. The city of Bangkok, the largest in Thailand is one of the most popular in all of Asia, as well.


A quickly emerging destination among travelers to Asia, Vietnam is reshaping its image among world travel destinations. From the beaches along the coast, to its soaring inland mountains, Vietnam offers travelers to Asia with a sublime experience.

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Too vast for words alone, China is rapidly emerging as the top destination for travelers to Asia. As China continues to modernize both economically and socially, it is becoming easier for those who travel to Asia to visit one of the largest and most populous countries in the world. If you travel to China, follow a loose itinerary and try to see as much as you can.


South Korea is one of the most westernized of all Asian nations. Travelers to Korea can enjoy the modernity of the capital city, Seoul; or they can try visiting beautiful natural wonders like Songnisan National Park.

Travel The Benefits of Exploring the World

Travel The Benefits of Exploring the World

What on earth is happening to the world?

The financial sectors are being brought down to their knees the world over, jobs are on the line, and we feel forced to watch this happen and feel powerless to do anything to stop it. But are we powerless? No. Good enough reason to want to survive this ruin. In fact, the key to surviving this difficult and unprecedented stage in our planet’s history is to take responsibility, alter our thought process altogether and change the way we see the world. Travel and the exploration of our world provides us with the perfect platform for this change to occur.

When approached with openness and humility, the benefits of Travel are endless. But for the sake of simplicity, I have broken them down to 5 points.

1. Travel gives us the opportunity to silence the mind.
2. Travel gives us the opportunity to be touched by beauty.
3. Travel encourages us to grow.
4. Travel fuels our imagination, and awakens a sense of lightness and joy.
5. Travel fulfills our yearning for Unity.

1. Travel gives us the opportunity to silence the mind. Silence, which has been grossly underrated by modern society, creates a nourishing environment for contemplation and the appearance of inspiration. Yet, we find it extremely challenging to silence the mind in the midst of our everyday routine. This is where stepping outside of our comfort zone and exploring unfamiliar lands can play a very important part. It becomes easier for us to focus our undivided attention on a chosen object, such as a sunset, a beautiful landscape or a work of art, when we are outside of our normal environment. We allow ourselves to experience that sense of wonder and rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural laws, and feelings such as exhilaration, joy and peace are triggered. Time seems to stand still. Our intuitive capacity is increased, leading us to reach the Self and contact it fully. This is called an insight or “Illumination”, that “AHA” moment, where we arrive at a new level of awareness. And when an insight or illumination does appear, it sometimes reveals something that may have even been staring at us in the face all along.

The opportunity to silence the mind during my own personal travels has enabled me to find practical solutions to problems, the courage to change direction in my life at pivotal moments, and has provided me with the fertile grounds to think creatively. I have also observed that insights come as “feelings”, and so the insights vanish when the feeling vanishes. I have found that registering the insight on a mental level, like recording it into a diary, journal or workbook, fully assimilates the insights on a mental level. By recording insights, it anchors your thoughts, and thus forms the beginning of a gradual unfolding.

2. Travel gives us the opportunity to be touched by beauty.
Beauty can be described as a certain visual harmony, a spontaneous aesthetic experience. It is elusive, highly personal, it’s impact unpredictable, and yet is as integral to our human survival as Oxygen. Beauty is healing, regenerative, uplifting. Beauty allows us to put our pains and problems aside and helps us succeed in forgetting ourselves. It reveals unknown worlds and nameless possibilities. Beauty lightens our greed. As human beings, we have the choice to increase our aptitude in the art of appreciating beauty by opening ourselves to it and making ourselves available to experience it. Travel and exploring the world provides us with that opportunity in spades. After all, planet Earth is the “paradise planet” of the universe.

3. Travel encourages us to grow.
Growth is understanding what we have not previously been able to conceive. It is feeling what we have never felt, or doing what we have never done before. It obliges us to leave our comfort zone and progress into the unknown. Growth can sometimes be a joy, and sometimes it can be uncomfortable or even downright painful. But one thing is for certain. The personal growth experienced through travel and the exploration of the world results in a far greater sensitivity to the pain of human beings in general. And through this, we begin to see our own life in perspective, which in turn gives us a greater sense of purpose.

4. Travel fuels our imagination, and awakens a sense of lightness and joy.
What has happened to our imagination? Have our life experiences, schooling and conditioning discouraged us so much from using our imagination that we now view it as a frivolous word? Take a look at the eyes of a child. That look reminds us of a time when anything and everything was possible, unobstructed by past experiences and without exclusions. Travel reminds us not to take things quite so seriously in our lives. It awakens a sense of lightness and joy, and the realization that life is a dance. And dance, though powerful, is also a great pleasure.

5. Travel fulfills our yearning for Unity.
It is instinctive for human beings to naturally seek union with larger units, as we wish to share and participate in something that we regard as being greater than our individual selves. It is only natural. Travel encourages a sense of unity with all beings everywhere. Through travel we acquire a sense that we all share in the same destiny. So rather than confining ourselves to our own local communities and remaining in a stagnant mindset about the world, now more than ever, it makes so much sense to explore our wonderful world and travel more. The planet is in dire need for human beings to start resonating with each other, despite our cultural differences. No man is an island, as we have seen from the more recent financial meltdown. What has happened in Wall Street has affected us all on a global scale. We now have the opportunity to raise awareness and reverse the process through the art of travel.

Our outer world is simply a reflection of our own inner process. As without, so within. And as wonderful as the world is, it is no match for the beauty and depths of our imagination and own soul. And yet we can reach those depths via the richness of our world. The colours, languages, peoples, cultures, sounds, smells, taste sensations, art, all are part of a rich tapestry that forms our world heritage, and it’s just waiting for us to discover and enjoy it.

So act now and book that honeymoon travel destination, or that Summer holiday to somewhere that you haven’t been to before. Bring your diary, journal or workbook to record all those great insights and ideas that will come to you along the way, and don’t forget your camera so that you can capture the beauty around you.

Become informed and inspired by other people’s amazing travel stories on [] You never know, you just might end up discovering yourself!

Victoria Ugarte was born in Manila, Philippines to parents of Spanish heritage and received a unique Spanish-Filipino upbringing. She was bitten by the travel bug at just eight years of age when she travelled to Madrid with her parents, and where she lived for a short time. Much later in her life, fashion and travel became synonymous with Victoria’s career. A member of the Australian “ragtrade” for over 20 years, she flew all over Australia and the world, dipping into wonderful and exotic places, as well as more traditional destinations. Her flair for seeking out special places to add color to her travel itinerary, plus her skills in pulling together a suitable travel wardrobe within a limited timeframe, developed rapidly. With much work-related travel in the areas of fashion buying, merchandising, marketing and trend research, Victoria was in a wonderful position of being able to learn from local business contacts where to eat, where to shop, what to see, opening many avenues for great experiences. Inspired by her hero and muse, Amelia “Millie” Earhart, Victoria continues to channel her passion for style, travel and writing into the launch of her website, “Postcards from Millie”.

Japan Travel Destinations

Japan Travel Destinations

The Peace Museum in Hiroshima, dedicated to the promise of peace that Japan made after the devastation of World War II, is a beautiful park and museum that serves as a reminder of the horrible deaths that Hiroshima residents experienced in the nuclear bombings. The Peace Museum is also a reminder of the beautiful war-free history that Japan has preserved since that terrible experience.

The Museum

There are two main areas of the museum. The East building contains information about Hiroshima before the attack, the attack and atom bomb itself, and the strive toward peace after the nuclear demolition. The main building is dedicated to what survived the attack – both artifacts and people. Survivors of the Hiroshima bombing drew and painted numerous pieces depicting their experiences on August 6, 1945 that are now displayed with captions telling their memories of that day. Special exhibits also alternate throughout the year.

The Park

At one end of the long park are the very tall “Gates of Peace” that contain the word “peace” in a myriad of languages. Continue from there to the large “Fountain of Prayer” that is constantly shifting and stands in front of the museum. Beyond the museum are several rectangular pools and a monument with an eternal flame dedicated to the victims. The magnificent Ota River marks the outer boundary of these pools. Across the Ota River stands the one building that survived the bombing, now known as the A-Bomb Dome. Every year on August 6, a ceremony is held at the A-bomb Dome to commemorate those who suffered. Throughout the park there are many memorials and monuments to individuals and groups affected by the bombing.

In the spring, the park in Hiroshima comes alive with cherry blossoms, and the A-Bomb Dome is surrounded by cherry trees, their blossom reflecting on the Ota River, giving visitors a bitter-sweet and serene atmosphere for some reflection of their own. It is a beautiful park that has sprung from the ashes of a now buoyant city, and a beautiful endeavor for peace that has sprung from the ashes of a shattering war.

Feature Student Travel Destination Romania

Feature Student Travel Destination Romania

Romania: land of the Dracula myth; home to the mysterious Transylvania region, where vampires are said to appear from fog-covered castles set high in the desolate mountains towering above rural villages.

There are few places in the world as mesmerizing and charming as this beautiful European country. The enchanting landscape is spotted with picturesque windmills, articulate monasteries, and ornate churches, all perched in an untamed, mountainous terrain that rolls across Eastern Europe.

In May of 2007, I embarked on this Romanian student travel journey with eight of my peers from the University of South Carolina. We would be participating in a three-week English Immersion Camp with five high schools in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, teaching a variety of business and cultural courses. After 35 hours of traveling, we finally landed in Cluj’s humble airport, nestled in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. We loaded into a cramped Renault mini-van and pulled onto the crowded city streets. We were passed by dozens of miniature vehicles, zipping between lanes and around corners. To my surprise, we also shared the road with men inching along on horse-drawn carriages. Modern day innovations exist harmoniously with Old World ways of life. It was absolutely fascinating.

As I would soon discover, the country’s splendor is both amplified and haunted by the remnants of a fierce era of communism. Under communist control for more than 40 years, the cinder-block buildings still fill Romanian cities, but the preservation of Moldavian and Gothic architectural styles give the country a timeless feel. Over the next few weeks, I became engrossed with the Romanian culture. The students, who were incredibly warm and generous, welcomed us with open arms. Their enthusiasm, both in and out of the classroom, demonstrated their passion for academics and life. With flawless English grammar and speaking skills, I soon learned that there would be little about this modest country that didn’t impress me.

Romania is not for the timid student traveler. The people are extraordinarily hospitable, but the tourism industry is underdeveloped; once you’re out of the larger cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Sibiu, and Brasov, you’re in for an adventurous journey into the past. In some spots, modern day luxuries such as indoor plumbing and air conditioning are non-existent. So, if you’re feeling courageous and willing to temporarily part ways with common amenities, a rewarding and eye-opening experience is soon to follow.

Now, what about this Dracula stigma? Did such a person ever exist or was he simply a fictional character of Bram Stoker’s famous 1897 novel? In short, yes, he existed. However, the vampire notion is entirely fictional. Stoker’s inspiration for the Count Dracula character came from Vlad Dracul, a fifteenth century Romanian prince known for his exceedingly cruel punishments imposed during his reign. The most famous of these punishments was impalement, which earned Vlad the nickname “the Impaler.” Unfortunately, Vlad the Impaler’s original castle is nothing but a pile of rubble. However, Dracula’s “unofficial” castle can be found in the town of Bran, about 20 miles south of Brasov.

Bran Castle’s towering white walls, red-hued shingles, and threatening towers combine for a truly breathtaking site. The mystery and folklore surrounding Vlad Dracul’s involvement in the castle’s history add a sense of intrigue that will leave you hanging on the tour guide’s every word. You’ll climb through secret passageways, hear tales of violent battles and brutal impalement, and stand atop soaring turrets. Romania’s most famous fictional citizen, Dracula, has certainly become a key promotional tool for the Romanian tourism industry. Even with the fallacy surrounding the Dracula myth, Romania’s tourism industry would be foolish not to use the legend of Dracula to attract visitors.

Times have changed. Communism is dead, the borders have been opened, and Romania is now a member of the European Union. So why should you visit Romania? The best answer is because it is one of the most beautiful countries in Eastern Europe, and its charm and mystique will leave you awestruck. During the two weeks I spent in this country as a student teacher, I learned much more than I taught. I was greeted with warmth and generosity wherever I went, and I strongly encourage anyone with a passion for student travel [] not to leave Romania off their list.

Top Vancouver Travel Destinations

Top Vancouver Travel Destinations

As one of Canada’s most populous cities, Vancouver offers visitors and tourists a unique and exciting experience. There are many attractions and activities that will please even the most discerning of tastes. Be sure to include some of these activities in your itinerary for a trip you won’t soon forget.

· Stanley Park: An oasis in the middle of the city; over 1000 acres of lush forests, beaches, lakes, hiking trails, gardens and more. Stanley Park is also home to the Vancouver Aquarium, another must-see attraction.

· Fraser Canyon: Ride the Air Tram over the Fraser River, or take the suspension bridge; explore the seven mountain tunnels, or just take in the amazingly beautiful view. This is definitely not something to be missed.

· Science World: Explore and experiment the world of science; fun for the whole family. You will learn all about things as large as outer space, to things as small as molecules in your body.

· Whale Watching: Take a guided tour and watch these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Many tour companies offer free pick-up from your hotel.

· Gastown: Named after Vancouver’s first settler, “Gassy Jack.” Stroll down the cobbled streets as you browse art, souvenirs, and antiques from over 150 vendors. Take in the quaint Victorian architecture and courtyards. Visit the micro-brewery and enjoy a beer.

· Classical Chinese Garden: These can be viewed in any kind of weather, all year round. Have a complimentary cup of Chinese tea, as you view the majestic design of the gardens and grounds.

· Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel: You will feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you are greeted with period-costumed townsfolk. Visit the general store, or the blacksmith’s shop.

· Robson Street: A popular film location shoot, this is European-style street is teeming with sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants and more. It’s also a great place to people watch as you sit and have a cup of your favourite coffee.

Vancouver has so much to offer it can be difficult to decide what to do first. Talk to your travel agent and see if any of the above attractions can be included in an all-inclusive package. You’ll want to see as many things as you possibly can. Do some online research to see if any of the attractions have discount coupons you can purchase beforehand; a word of caution though – make sure when you buy online, you are buying from a reputable company. You don’t want to find out later that you’ve been scammed.

Brazil Travel Destinations Must See Places in Brazil

Brazil Travel Destinations Must See Places in Brazil

Entertainment would be the exact term for identifying Brazil. A country in South America, Brazil has miles of coastline, brilliant sunshine, joyful nightlife, relaxation, kinds of beaches, historical places and various activities, festivals and much more. The country Brazil offers lifetime experiences. Brazil is also known as the land of contrasts. The hospitality of Brazilian people make the place more attractive. The country has always been a popular tourist destination.

Among the cities of Brazil, there are Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Manaus, Florianópolis, Galinhas, Recife, Buzios, Natal, Brasilia, Belem, Buzios. The Capital of Brazil is Brasilia. Previously, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil however due to the position of Brasilia, it has become the capital.Brasilia has an architectural spectacle. In Brazil, each city has its own beauty.

Rio de Janeiro has one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Rio de Janeiro is the home of world-famous Copacabana beach which is a must see place. Also Rio de Janeiro welcomes visitors with that big statue of an open-armed Jesus on top of Corcovado, – the Christ the Redeemer statue- and this is also world famous. Rio de Janeiro is totally a mustsee place. It is a fantastic city. Rio also has some wonderful museums such as the Museu Historico Nacional and the Museu da Republica. Tijuca Forest, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Jardim Botânico are places to see, too. Rio’s famous glitzy Carnaval is fantastic and very famous all over the world.

São Paulo is Brazil’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. The city owns famed nightlife and offers shopping opportunities. Some of the attractions are Teatro Municipal, Casa do Grito e Capela Imperial, Memorial da America Latina, Niemeyer’s Edifício Copan, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Patío do Colégio, Santa Fe Plaza etc.

Some of the most interesting places to visit in and attractions to see in Brazil are Fernando de Noronha Island, Ouro Preto, Olinda, Iguacu Falls, Colonial Towns of Minas Gerais, Pantanal, Aquario Natural, Chapada Diamantina, Ubatuba, Rio Novo, Aeroporto de UFO, Cidade Alta, Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Cidade Alta, Encontro das Águas, Fernando de Noronha, Igreja de Santa Efigênia dos Pretos, Parque Estadual do Caracol, Parque Nacional Sete Cidades, Bonito, Manaus Opera House and much more.

The sunshine with warm weather, brilliant sunshine call the visitors to the world famous beaches of Brazil. Brazil’s coastal cities are well known for their beautiful beaches, mainly Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian Carnival, The Amazon Rainforest, Capoeira are also most pronounced words about Brazil.

The Carnival occurs annually as a festival and continues for 40 days before Easter. The streets become lively as the people dance and play music. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide for its parades staged by the city’s samba schools in the Sambadrome. Sambadrome is one of Rio’s major tourist attractions. Also in Brazil, there are several carnivals and these hold some important carnival parades.For example, Minas Gerais Carnaval, Pernambuco Carnival, Bahia Carnival etc.The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world. The forest still has its own secrets and is a house for thousands of species.Capoeira has originated in Brazil.It is regarded as a kind of dance, game, sport or martial art. As a visitor, one can even learn Capoeira.

Travel Destinations and Adventures Around the World

Travel Destinations and Adventures Around the World

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For many people travel is a life-altering experience that can revive your mind, body and soul. It opens up a whole world of learning and discovering new things. Traveling is something that cannot be taught in a classroom, it is something that has to be experienced. A big part of the allure and adventure of travel is that it takes you away from your ordinary day-to-day existence and transports you to another part of the world that is new, exciting and some might even say magical. There is nothing like it and half the fun of taking a trip is in the planning. So pick a date and let the planning begin!

There are so many beautiful places to travel to all of which are distinctive and unique in their own right. You might find you have a dilemma on your hands if you cannot decide where it is that you want to go, but whatever you end up deciding it can be truly unforgettable not only to witness but also to actually experience other cultures. Depending on where you go some cultures are entirely different from what life is like as you know it while others are very similar. Embrace it and become a part of it for the short time that you are there.

When you are traveling, take some time out of your schedule to try to experience your destination the way the locals do. This will give you some excellent insight into the way the people actually live. After all the locals know which places are best for shopping to get the really good deals, the best restaurants to eat at where the food is authentic and is not way overpriced and the best places to see that only the locals would know about. Just make sure that you know what areas of the city are not safe. Almost every city has at least one of these areas so be aware of your surroundings and avoid these areas.

All too soon, your trip will be over and many of the memories that have been made will start to fade. A good way to help you preserve those memories is to write them down in a travel diary. It will not take much of your time, just a few minutes a day and will be well worth it. Also do not forget to take a ton of pictures, its true what they say; a picture is worth a thousand words. Then whenever you are feeling nostalgic about your trip you can just read through your diary and look at your pictures and the whole adventure will come flooding back to you.

The Unknown Travel Destination

The Unknown Travel Destination

The real Belgrade has a unique charm of city that was reborn from its own ashes. The destruction brought by the war are still visible in some parts of the city. The half bombed official buildings serve both as a tourist attraction and as a live memory for the citizen of Belgrade.

Belgrade is the place where past meets present and future. Conveniently located on the confluence of the Danube with the river Sava, this city will easily be imprinted in the memory and soul of every traveler. Although profoundly east European, Belgrade breaths a western air, having something form the special feeling of a French town in its most hidden corners. Many tourists have discovered the beauties and treasures of this city, unknown until recently. On the main tourist streets, one can feel the strong cosmopolitan character that the city is beginning to have.

There are countless small architectural and historic small secrets hidden all around Belgrade. Starting with the amazing Kalemegdan fortress, now transformed in one of the most beautiful parks in the world, and continuing with the imposing St. Sofia, the biggest orthodox cathedral in the world, there are plenty of things worth discovering. The most adventurous tourists may try the delicious lemon beer at the Black Turtle Pub or the traditional pljeskavica, which could compete with the best hamburgers.

There are so many place to see and things to do in Belgrade, that it’s impossible to explain in little words. No real traveler can visit the city and remain cold. Belgrade gets in your system and will be calling you back always.