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3 New Destinations to Try in 2014

3 New Destinations to Try in 2014

Jun 1, 2014

TUNISIA If you have been at a crossroads wondering where to go for your holidays in 2014, then wonder no more as Tunisia has everything you could ever want in a holiday. From its broad sweeps of beaches overlooked by quaint sugar cubed houses to grand ancient ruins and the extensive golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, it is a complex blend of breathtaking landscapes that make North Africa so enchanting. It is no wonder that its sceneries have enticed the hearts of movie makers and have been the glorious locations for many movies. These incredible sceneries make luxury holidays in Tunisia a popular choice. Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and is an incredible maze of alleyways, fusion of cultures and chaotic souks whose colorful spices and handicraft will force you to haggle for a worthwhile treasure to take home with you that you can place in your home to remember your holiday forever. Having had enough of the city you can venture out to the dazzling Chotta El Jeridsalt pan, walk through the underground tunnel of El Jem to explore the Roman amphitheatre or ride a camel and venture out into the desert sandy dunes. The beach life in Tunisia is also not disappointing as the long rambling coast along the Mediterranean has something appealing for every beach lover.(image by Dennis Jarvis) Tunisia also benefits from a great year round climate with hot summers and mild winters. It is the perfect location for any time of year whether It be to escape the cold and dark winter at home or to work on a fantastic tan laid out on a beach or by the pool in the summer months. ITALY Italy is the kind of destination that one can never get enough of, travelers keep returning each year and in 2014 the trend is unsurprisingly seemingly more or less the same. Its awe inspiring art and architecture, amazing cities such as Venice and Rome soaked up in rich history, stunning historical ruins, sun kissed olive groves and vineyards and the sparkling waters of Lake Como and the Mediterranean keep enticing visitors to explore this boot shaped country.(image by Moyan Brenn) If you...

6 Under-$50 Accommodation Options in Rome

6 Under-$50 Accommodation Options in Rome

Jan 9, 2014

Most travelers find it hard to get some cheap accommodation in Rome and they often leave out this great destination due to fears of expensive accommodation facilities. This is not actually the case, Rome is home to very affordable hotels which you can spend s night at a cost of less than fifty dollars, bed and breakfast included. The rooms are well furbished and neatly groomed to ensure you have a comfy and cozy stay. Here are some hotels in Rome that are quite secure and besides being convenient, they are affordable as they charge 50 dollars or less per night. B&B Vinicius ET Meta Located in San Giovanna, Rome the hotel is an appealing bed and breakfast hotel that’s just few minutes’ drive from the city center. The hotel ideal location gives you a chance to sight see Rome’s famous monuments and sights like the Coliseum, Rome Termini rail station and the Rome forum. All hotel rooms feature a private bathroom, comfy living area, free internet connection, TV set and a garden view where you can have your breakfast at peace. The hotel features ample parking, a luggage store and they accept credit cards as well as group accommodation. You can also get decide to go for private pay parking that’s quite nearby. Hotel Auditorium di Mecenate The hotel is located in the beautiful picturesque Esquilino district that’s in the heart of Rome. From the hotel, important sights are just within a walking distance, some of these sites include the gorgeous Basilicas of San Giovanni and Santa Maria Maggiore in Lanterano. Colle Traino Park is also within the vicinity. The hotel features friendly and relaxing environment, luggage storage, lifts, 24 hrs reception, airport transfers, internet facilities and they accept credit cards as well as pets. Their rooms are quite spacious and stylish, their ceilings are of old frescoes, LCD TV’s, free internet and breakfast is served from the convenience of your room. Mirage hotel The hotel is strategically located in the heart of Rome, it’s also some minutes drive from Rome Termini station. Nearest attractions include st Maria Maggiore, Via Vento, Roman Forum and the Colisem. You can get to these places on...

Where Will You Go in Valentine Day?

Where Will You Go in Valentine Day?

Jan 6, 2014

Valentine day is reckoning, the question lingering in most people’s mind is where they will go on that material day. Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day in the calendar; it’s a day for all irrespective of your marital status, whether taken or single as there is always a special someone whom you love. If you have no idea of where to take you valentine in 2014, this article is just for you, check out 2014 best and most trending places that you thought to take your love.   Winter ski chalet Consider getting to the beautiful and picturesque French Alps or to the foothills of the marvelous Swiss Mountains and have some romantic moments while snuggling up in a lavish chalet that’s in front of a roaring fire. You will definitely have some very romantic moments, perhaps better than those of your honeymoon all in one day. You may consider trying St Moritz which is a well renowned Swiss resort. The resort has some of the most beautiful private chalets the world has to offer. You will also enjoy spa treatments, vibrant nightlife, top class dining and watching the beautiful sceneries around the Swiss mountains. Bahamas Bahamas, located off Florida coast is home to more than 700 islands which all feature some lavish and very exotic get-away. Its spectacular white sandy beaches blended with crystal clear waters make these islands an awe-inspiring paradise that’s a must visit. Get to one of the beach bars and dine as you watching the sun sinking romantically slowly over the fine looking waters. Bahamas islands are some of the coolest noise free tropical destinations which feature numerous little private guest houses as well as family run hotels which you can beyond doubt relax kickback and unwind in.(image by Salvatore Serafino). Venice Venice is world known as a very romantic city that has striking architectures in the unusual water logged streets which have really kept lovers coming back year after year. In Venice you can dine in one of the well kempt street side cafes, get to the main square where you can listen and watch various street performances and if you get moved join and dance to...

10 Amazing Family Attraction in Europe

10 Amazing Family Attraction in Europe

Jan 6, 2014

Europe remains one of the major tourist attraction destinations in the world. Europe is blessed with a variety of tourist attraction sites in various locations across the continent. As such, many tourist interests can be addressed and fulfilled with travel to Europe. Family travel, as a tourist interest, is one of those that Europe offers as an attraction destination. Despite the amount of money the travel may cost, the experiences in Europe promise to be life-changing. From Rome to Brussels, from London to Berlin, the locations will provide an exciting time for parents and children alike. Anyone looking for a travel destination for their family would be encouraged to consider Europe in their plans. Some 10 amazing family attractions in Europe The locations herein listed are very family friendly. Everything will offer relaxation from the transport costs, hotels, restaurants, attraction sites and activities. While the locations promise affordability, they do not in any way compromise on happy times. 1. Madrid. The capital of Spain offers a number of attractions for families. It is one of the most family-friendly locations in Europe with children being considered an important part of custom and tradition. Sports fans can visit the Bernabeu stadium, for a soccer match. Tourists can also relax as a family at Retiro Park. 2. Berlin. The ever changing capital of Germany has positioned itself as a family attraction in the recent past. The city offers trendy restaurants, catering to families with children, provide a source of delicious food to tourists. One can as well explore Tiergarten, an outdoor park and the Berlin Zoo.(image by gavin bloys). 3. Rome. Parents and their children will enjoy immensely climbing the Spanish Steps and visiting the Colossuem. Choosing hotels wisely will help in reducing the cost of the accommodation leaving money for other activities. One may be well advised to stay near the beach, so as to enjoy the seaside while still being close to other top attractions. Families will also learn the rich history of Rome. 4. London. London is another capital that offers a lot for people touring as a family. For children who are Harry Potter fans they should visit King’s Cross Station. The capital...

Top 7 Great Attractions In Venice

Top 7 Great Attractions In Venice

May 23, 2013

Venice is one of the cities in Italy that boast of great tourist attractions. Located in the Venetian Lagoon, the city is widely acknowledged for its beauty and exceptional setting. It is a city that visitors need when they want some quiet time away from the busy work schedule. Without a doubt, most first time visitors will fall in love with the artworks and the architecture of the city. As a world heritage site, it is definitely a city to visit. 1. Piazza San Marco   This is considered as one of the largest Piazzas in Venice. It is the ideal meeting place if you are in Venice. The place features a wide array of classic cafes, spectacular museums and amazing architecture. Needless to say, the sea is also a captivating attraction that will definitely give you fond memories of Venice. If you want to take a look at the glories architecture of this city, this is the ideal place to go.(image by David Morgan-Mar). 2. Doge’s palace This is a historic attraction in Venice that was initially the official residence of the Doge, one of the ancient leaders of Venice. Presently, it is a renowned museum that one can visit when in this city. The executive rooms depict the initial life of the king of Venice. Visitors are granted access to the torture chambers, the bridge of sighs as well as the prisons. 3. Basilica San Marco Basilica San Marco is an amazing Byzantine architecture that is located near the Doge’s palace. Apart from the glistening Mosaics, other notable treasures include the incredible paintings and other artistic works. 4. Rizlto Bridge A discussion of the best attractions of Venice cannot be complete without mentioning this bridge. It is a unique ornamental stone bridge that serves as the icon if this city. Taking an evening stroll is a good option if you want to experience the lively shops and interesting markets. 5. Galleria dell’Accademia If you want to experience the Venetian art work that was done in the 17th century, this is arguably the best attraction for you. All the works by famous artists and sculptors such as Tiepelo, Paolo Veneziano and Titian are...

7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

7 Best Cruise Destinations in Europe

Jan 21, 2013

Europe is a fantastic destination for your cruise vacation. Whether you are drawn to idyllic Mediterranean and Greek isles, the widely told holy land, Russia, sparkling Scandinavia or the grandeur of the British Isles, you will enjoy to the fullest. Action parked European cruises are a great way to explore this stunning part of the earth. Below are 7 best cruise destinations in Europe. 1. Barcelona   This is the largest city in Spain and capital of Catalonia. Being located on the Spanish mainland the weather is slightly warmer than the islands in Spain. It is a busy city with a relaxed atmosphere suitable for all. Small bars, coffee shops, busy town centers and awesome shopping are the order of the day; accompanied by glorious palm lined beaches. The city is clean with friendly locals who make you feel at home. One of the major attractions is the cities football stadium that is well known throughout the world.(image by Herman Chondro). 2. Palma This is a port of the most popular Spanish island of Majorca. The island is a popular destination for European cruisers. The port itself is located on the south west of this island and you will enjoy the vacation. Almost half of the total population of Majorca lives in Palma and so it is worthy traveling to the other side of the island to experience the quietness. 3. Rome Rome is a great place for European cruise and you have to experience it to believe. It is loaded with some of the world’s known architecture and monuments. The Colosseum is just but one of Rome’s best landmarks that you cannot afford to miss. Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest city. Its unbelievably gorgeous architecture is everywhere. Explore as much as you can as soon as the ship hits the port. 4. Naples Being far south than Rome, the weather is slightly warmer and as winter approaches you can note the difference. Naples is well known for its awesome history, culture and arts. The area is steeped in old but lovely architecture and historic landmarks. Eating here is an experience like no other. You can have freshly made sea...