When fire tore through Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, centuries of history that had survived revolution, two world wars, and natural disasters was swept from existence. It was a reminder that our most precious constructions can vanish before our eyes. Here is a look at 11 of the world's most majestic cathedrals and why you shouldn't wait to see them.
Singapore has announced a gradual return of travel tourism. We'll let you know just who is allowed to visit and what is required both pre-departure and on arrival. Come discover the Garden City at the crossroads of the world!
Billions of people today organize their lives around religious teachings and consider a variety of places around the world sacred. We've put together this list of the world's most important holy places. Though necessarily incomplete, these locations are intangible cultural treasures. These are nine of the most important religious sites on Earth.
The United States is blessed with incredible natural landscapes. America’s National Park Service operates and maintains some of the best national parks in the world. Here we’re highlighting five special parks where you can enjoy spectacular vistas, soaring waterfalls, stunning geysers, or powerful volcanoes. There is truly something for everyone in the American wilderness. Come discover the best times to visit the top-5 US national parks.
Here is our list of the top 20 best things to do in NYC. Buckle up as we head uptown, downtown, and all around to explore the Big Apple. 1. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island 2. Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park 3. Empire State Building 4. Grand Central Terminal 5. Chrysler Building 6. Central Park 7. Metropolitan Museum of Art 8. American Museum of Natural History 9. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 10. Times Square
Other trendy things to do in New York City
11. Tenement Museum NYC 12. NoLIta and SoHo 13. 9/11 Memorial 14. The High Line 15. The Flatiron Building 16. New York Public Library 17. 6 1/2 Avenue 18. New York City Ferry 19. Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb 20. Roosevelt Island
2019 Top-10 Things to do in Las Vegas
1. Las Vegas Strip 2. Fremont Street Experience 3. Red Rock Canyon 4. Hoover Dam
5. Lake Mead National Recreation Area 6. Grand Canyon National Park 7. National Atomic Testing Museum
8. Bellagio Hotel and Casino 9. The Mirage 10. Las Vegas Shows
11. Death Valley 12. The Venetian and the Palazzo 13. Caesars Palace 14. The Neon Museum
15. Stratosphere Tower 16. Seven Magic Mountains 17. Akhob 18. Dig This
19. Pinball Hall of Fame 20. The High Roller
Known as the “country of a thousand islands,” the Philippines is full of surprises. Travelers can explore history and the arts in Manila, relax along some of the world’s best beaches on Boracay, dive under the waves on Bohol, or explore countless coves and bays on Palawan. With delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a proud culture, there are near infinite possibilities available to travelers. In this short article, we will survey several popular destinations and recommend things to see. When planning a trip to the Philippines, focus on what you hope to experience and narrow your focus to a few locations.
Game of Thrones is a worldwide cultural phenomenon. The best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin have spawned an incredible following and award-winning television adaption by HBO. Bringing the characters, locations, and stories to life was a massive undertaking. Fortunately, the screenwriters and production team were up to the task. They scoured the globe looking for the best places to incorporate into their visual storytelling. In this travel guide, we explore some of these real-world localities. Often surprising, these accessible destinations would rank high on anyone’s travel list. Come along as we explore the most incredible Game of Thrones film locations to visit in 2019.
It was once said about the Maldives that this is “where the blue sky and white clouds, the coconut trees and shadows, the clear water and white sand, are located in the paradise of the Indian Ocean.” This relatively small country comprises some 26 atolls. It is a place travelers yearn to visit, a place where couples venture for the perfect honeymoon, and a place to truly find rest and relaxation. In this short article, we will take a closer look at the Maldives and opportunities visitors will find there. We will profile some of the more developed atolls, and highlight some excellent sightseeing opportunities.
Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is the continent’s largest and most important economy. A major trading nation, it is central to the politics of the European Union. Germany’s long and complicated history have left indelible marks throughout the land. Travelers can tour ancient Roman ruins in Cologne, or visit great Romanesque Revival palaces in Bavaria. See the monuments to war in Berlin, or just relax along the Baltic Coast. This article will introduce the wondrous diversity on offer in Germany and suggest things to see in some of the country’s major cities. Come along we visit this beautiful destination.
O Canada, indeed! The world’s second largest country is a veritable natural wonderland. Pristine boreal forests, towering snow-capped mountains, powerful rivers, majestic waterfalls...Canada is a playground for outdoor lovers. Its major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are themselves full of great culture, food, and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for some excellent shopping, a quaint main street, or some picturesque scenery, you will find it all and more in Canada. In this article we will explore some of the best Canada has to offer and recommend some things you will not want to miss.
Singapore is a wealthy and developed island nation located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. A global financial center with a thriving high-tech sector, Singapore attracts visitors from around the world. Cosmopolitan culture, delicious street food, beautiful gardens, amazing luxury, all of these can be found in Singapore. In this article we’ll take a closer look and concentrate on several must-see districts. The aim is to provide a way to maximize your time and enjoyment.
On the shores of the Balearic Sea lies Barcelona. Capital of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region, the city sparkles in the Mediterranean sun. Walking along spacious boulevards, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in London; however, dart into a narrow alleyway and it seems you could strike sparks anywhere. Barcelona is effervescent and overflowing with humanity and Catalan pride. Come along as we explore this beautiful and intriguing city, a place where Roman ruins mingle with Gaudi’s modernism. This short guide will highlight some must-see attractions and provide an overview to the many wonderful things travelers will find when they visit Barcelona.
Turkey has long been a global crossroads. Straddling Europe and Asia, its lands have seen the rise and fall of vast empires including the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. This long history combines with pristine natural beauty. Black Sea resorts dot Turkey’s northern coast. Grand cathedrals and mosques line the Bosporus Straits in Istanbul. Picturesque islands are scattered in the Aegean Sea. And ancient ruins coexist with modern luxury along the Mediterranean coast. It is a land for travelers seeking something exotic yet familiar. In this and so many other ways, Turkey is the ideal blend.
In the mid-1800s when a group of influential Californians visited the Yosemite scenic area, they were so amazed by what they saw, they persuaded President Abraham Lincoln to grant the area protected status on June 30, 1864, even as the US Civil War raged in the east.
Picturing beach resorts in Southeast Asia, Thailand’s Phuket, Indonesia’s Bali, and Philippines' Boracay probably come to mind. With tourists flocking to those locations, however, people who seek less populated shores must look elsewhere. White sand beaches, diving hotspots, fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, and a rapidly growing casino scene make Cambodia’s premier beach town of Sihanoukville a worthwhile destination.
Set on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a town continually inventing itself. Established as a resort destination in the early 1970s, Cancun has risen to prominence, alongside Acapulco, as the premiere resort destination in all Mexico. Beachgoers from around the world come to experience the white sands and blue Caribbean waters. Beyond creature comforts and relaxation, Cancun features Maya archaeological sites, shopping, and of course, delicious food. To take in the sights and sounds of Cancun, it is best to allot yourself several days. Interspersing visits to the beach with day-trips to archaeological sites provides a nice balance. The following collection things to do is a great basis upon which to build your own Cancun adventure.
For many, nature exists as a curiosity, as somewhere to visit or occasionally recreate. There are those rare places, however, where one finds harmony in nature. Places time seems to have forgotten. Places where ancient creatures roam, and where the landscape seems conjured from the imagination. Komodo National Park is such a place.
Set in the western United States, Yellowstone is recognized as the world’s first national park. Its grandeur is synonymous with natural wonder. Due to its history and popularity, Yellowstone has a full-range of amenities and facilities, allowing it to cater to anyone from novice travelers to hearty backwoods enthusiasts. The problem at Yellowstone is not what to see, but how best to see it. The following provides a generalized travel plan, which readers should expand upon to suit their individual tastes.
Thailand conjures up images of elephants, temples, beaches, and of course, delicious food. The Southeast Asian nation is a major regional hub and massively popular travel destination. Lush green jungles stretch through the northern regions. Here elephants roam and monkeys are quick to steal a snack from inattentive tourists. Bangkok’s temples glitter by day while its boulevards shine bright under the neon nightlife. In the south, incredible white sand beaches stretch endlessly along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The country’s diversity and rich bounty make for a truly splendid travel destination.
Spring is a time of rebirth. A time to cast off winter’s embrace. In Japan, spring heralds the coming cherry blossoms. For what seems like a fleeting instance, cherry trees flower in exquisitely delicate shades of white and pink. The soft colors signal promising times ahead. Some spend their entire lives chasing the bloom, looking for that perfect flower. For travelers aspiring to catch a glimpse of the annual miracle, this short article offers some background and suggests a few places to visit.
Towards the end of January, a palpable excitement takes hold in places like China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations are a time of great joy and precipitate the world’s largest annual human migration. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people leave major cities to return home to smaller villages or provincial towns. The journey is joyous as people fill all manner of transport, eager to return home to see parents and children. Lunar New Year is central to Chinese cultural life, yet what are the holiday’s major characteristics? Where can you go to experience the festivities for yourself? This short primer will provide some answers to these questions and should, by the end, have you anxiously awaiting your own Red Packet!
As lumbering land mammals, we humans can but imagine the freedom experienced by creatures who call the oceans home. Some 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. The oceans remain the last great frontier of Earthly adventure. With new species to discover and countless unexplored regions, let’s take a journey beneath the waves. As mere visitors to the underwater realms, diving affords us a modicum of understanding this part of our great blue planet. Here we will consider some of the world’s best diving locations. For the vast majority of people, diving is both easiest and most enjoyable in the rich tropical waters circling the globe at the equator. Vast coral reefs shelter mesmerizing life forms, ones whose colors and numbers astound. These are the world’s best diving locations.
Even Tokyo where neon lights cast futuristic shadows and digital billboards advertise the latest gadgets, even there you will find Japan’s classic character. Restaurants with exquisite handwritten menus, kimono-wearing shoppers searching for festival gifts, historic facades tucked amongst steel and glass. All of this comes together to create modern Japan. See where ancient opera still graces the stage, where flower festivals and tea ceremonies are enthusiastically passed down through the generations, and where the new world blends seamlessly into the old.
Hong Kong has long been a gateway into China and other parts of Asia. British explorers marveled at the natural beauty and protection offered by Victoria Harbour. The city’s location at the mouth of the Pearl River has helped Hong Kong become a major center for commerce, trade, and manufacturing. When factories started to leave the city in search of cheaper labor on the mainland, Hong Kong responded by developing into Asia’s premier financial center. Through it all, Hong Kong has maintained a remarkable identity and culture. It is a fabulous destination that offers visitors a wealth of options. From luxury shopping and fine dining to pristine natural parks, Hong Kong remains Asia’s gateway city.
In the western Philippines, there is an island archipelago with unique geology and majestic scenery. Known locally as “Heaven on Earth,” travelers who venture there cannot help but to agree. El Nido sits on the northern tip of Palawan Island, roughly 420 kilometers south-west of Manila. Owing to its location as part of the Sunda tectonic plate, the geology on El Nido is unlike anywhere else in the Philippines.
Picture yourself standing in a quiet field. Snow crunches underfoot as you shift your weight, gazing towards the heavens. Your breath forms a frosty mist in the air. In the distance, a dogsled pulls its passenger over the frozen fields. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the skies above begin to glow. Great rivers of color swirl high overhead and soon the entire sky appears on fire; an eerie greenish light casting shadows far below.
While sitting in a café located in Ipoh’s Old Town sipping a cup of white coffee, and enjoying the city’s slow pace and tranquil environment, it’s hard to imagine that about 70 years ago, this city was actually one of the world’s largest producer of tin.Located 200km north of Kuala Lumpur and 130km south of Penang, this capital of Perak used to have a nickname “Millionaires’ City” in the early 20th Century, as many people made a fortune from tin mining in the district.