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Finding Nature-Friendly Travel Destinations

We have been working hard for the whole year and our once-in-a year holiday should be the one which can bring total relaxation to our body and mind. This is the time to get back to nature. Nature has given us endless beauty until people ruin it with their brick and mortar developments. Let’s forget on the excitement of shopping at giant department stores. This time, let’s take a look at our surroundings so that we will love our nature more and have strong courage to preserve it.

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1st Destination: Kenya

Kenya’s wildlife always takes everyone’s breath away and you will feel the same when you visit this place. It is the comfortable home for those endangered species like elephants or lions though Kenya also hosts so many amazing natural places like beaches, forests, lakes, and surely deserts. There are also mountains to explore as all of them have such distinctive ecosystem. Everyone who wants to try a dazzling experience in diving along those magnificent coral reefs will find out that Kenya is truly a heaven on earth.

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2nd Destination: Costa Rica

This place is able to maintain its ecotourism aspects, thanks to the strong efforts from the government and citizens in maintaining the ecosystem of rain forests, beaches with those majesty black sands and excellent mountains to conquer. Costa Rica is always the heaven of nature lovers and true adventurers. Costa Rica is also the best place to dwell for those extinct creatures like jaguars, crocodiles, some species of monkeys and sea turtles.

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3rd Destination: The Great Barrier Reef

This is one of the best destinations in the world which becomes the symbol of the best ecosystem in Australia. Unfortunately, there is a significant rising temperatures of water because of wild fishing and other illegal exploration which have jeopardized those corals.

ATLANTIC CITY’S GOLDEN NUGGET

Many people go to Las Vegas to roll in the deep and to get wild and high. Many would consider Atlantic City to be their destination on account of its resorts and spas. In other words, the people nowadays just want to get out of their busy life and schedules and go for some wild beer parties which can be found capably exploited in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City has been the heart of tourism. The Atlantic City Boardwalk is the biggest boardwalk that the city would have to offer with innumerable casinos, resorts, spas and shopping centers spread through out the entire line. Tourists would love sighting the noon-day sun or the stars in the night while standing on the boardwalk.

The Golden Nugget, one of the best hotels of Atlantic City has been well known for its reasonable price, its well-established building, the suites and the deals and most importantly, its golden spa. Tourists flock to the Golden Nugget on account of its spa just to get therapeutic treatments such as a stone therapy or a keen massage at the hands of some of the best in Las Vegas.

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Pregnant women can also get a massage which is especially designed for them. The neo-natal scrub works wonders for them and helps to alleviate their troubles pain; thus, making the mother-to-be comfortable and enthusiast to welcome her baby to the world.

The salon also offers make-up, tanning amenities, body waxing and other tourist-craving deals that would certainly excite the next tourist who comes in through the doors.

Yoga in Italy

Sometimes, the best retreats that many people may tend to look for cater to yoga and exclusive exercises. Nowadays, tranquility and peace are difficult to find and there are millions of people in the world who wish to drown their doldrums in such a place where they could find utmost pleasure and relaxation.

SUNFLOWER RETREAT:

Some of these places keenly include the Sunflower Yoga Retreat situated atop a casual hilltop in Casperia. Casperia is a place in Italy’s most secluded and exclusive capital city, Rome. The only reason that is capable of driving tourists crazy for a hike upto the mountains would be the tempting yoga classes that this retreat offers.

Of course, there is a swimming pool situated on the top of a hill and deck chairs are placed on the pool side as well. For exercises, there is a practical schedule that has been formulated which ranges from morning exercises, inclusive of refreshing yoga as well to those which would run through the entire afternoon.

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Sunflower Retreat usually lives up to its name as it supports ecology to the fullest as well. Here, at Sunflower Retreats, you may see people residing either in the Resort or relaxing out on the decks to be completely soaked by the Sun’s rays. There is also enough evidence to prove the quality of the teachers who teach yoga at the place. There are quite a many teachers who have been known to be experienced enough and hence, are quite true to their words. They provide yoga which may prove indulgent for the tourists flocking to this retreat based in the north of Italy, idealistic for a picturesque view.

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Meditation is somehow perhaps the most ideal of one’s relaxing activities to which one may pursue for a number of purposes other than just to achieve relaxation. When on a tour, the most preferable requisition may be the tourist’s hide-out, particularly which he looks for in terms of an exotic spa.

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Thailand’s own typical hide-out may have the best and the classic spa with fully separated yoga classes which are customer friendly and approved to be quite affordable.

This typical hide-out may have a list of atypical stuff in it with a perfect landscape ahead as the bay of Phang Nga reluctantly streams ahead of it. However, the Andaman Sea may overlook it and it may cast an impression of a floating meditating spot which may be easily adhered to. The spa is unfortunately ranked as the third one of the amenable three spas in the entire place, but the reviews that the spas get may be considered as the only thing that enlightens its typical recluse.

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Yoga definitely embarks flexibility in the body and may engage the spirit into a pure tone of relaxation. Perhaps, this spa will be considered the best of all Asia according to the customer’s reviews of which many were in favour of the yoga classes and the exotic spa accentuated with the steam room.

The yoga classes offer packages and majority of them focus on vinsaya flow yoga which influences and nurtures a productive, rhythmic flow in the performer. However, the view of the tropical island may also have a lot to offer which may also involve the pranayama which in turn brings the meditation bug back in the body.

The yoga classes provided here at the resort are equipped within all packages and may seem like a complete turnout from a job for anyone who seeks utmost tranquility and peace.

SAMOA: THE EPIC CULTURAL HERITAGE

What comes to your mind when we abruptly say, Samoa? Perhaps the fact that there were some Europeans in the past who had declared Samoans and their Islands as the Navigator Islands due to their remarkable skills of coalition when on the sea, probably. The specific term that the tourists and the natives use in order to describe their heritage’s break out would be in favour of these oceanic artichokes, thus, they were called as seafaring explorers.
The history of Samoa had a silent pause in between as they had seen some of the enlightening concepts of religion during their settlement. After being converted to Christianity and comprehending its lawful practices of saintly brotherhood, Samoans adopted a culture incorporating dances and canoe races which up till today gives a shooting rise in their economy and nevertheless, their cultural heritage as well.
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REHABILITATING THE CULTURAL TRADITION

Western Samoa holds a difference of sovereignty and culture from the cryptic settling nearby, particularly where the kin of American Samoa entails. So, accordingly, if one looks deep into the heritage of Samoa, one would find out that the Samoans are quite dedicated to their culture and traditions. Fa’a Samoa, the terms which depict that each and every Samoan inhabitant must owe the other person a part of the Samoan culture with true devotion and ethnicity. However, this may prove that the Samoans prefer to stand in unison rather than being possessed with a shaken background.

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The Western Samoa contains people that are happy and brisk with fun-filled yet atypical activities which include the dangerous dances accompanied with whirling fires. However, tourism is at the peak in this part of Samoa as dances and boat races are situated in the heart of the country and continually manage to spark interest in the tourists, hence, no pun intended here.

Find Out Which Countries Offer the Best Holiday Experiences During Winter

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Winter is approaching and many people have set up plans to spend holidays during cold months. People who live in four-season countries will try to get out of cold winters by spending holidays at tropical islands. However, there are some people who want to enjoy the falling snow while involve in challenging winter sports. If you belong to the second category, then you should find out some places in the world where you can spend lovely winter with your loved ones.

The first option is Canada. This country is very famous for its beautiful snowy mountains and they become the main destinations for those who love to spend winter adventurous sports. Visiting Whistler during winter is for those winter sports seekers and skiers as this spot is flawless for rejuvenating and unwinding. Sightseeing is another option for those who might not want or like skiing. And this is not disappointing either.

The next and the most favorite place to visit is Swiss Alps. Not only it is the best place for skiing, but it is also the central of winter activities like snowboard, ski, as well as enjoying the magnificent ski splash. There are some hills’ parts which are not covered with snow though they are still worth visiting. Swiss Alps never disappoint everyone and it makes sense where there are so many options for accommodations with luxury amenities.

When you visit those cold places, it is important to equip yourself with winter clothes and essentials like ski jackets, hats and gloves along with sunscreen. Do not think that the heat of the sun will not harm you regardless of the cold climate. Winter season may not be most people’s favorite, but winter still has its charm for those who love to spend romantic, cold moments. It is best to find the best places to visit during winter through the Internet so that there will be good preparation before deciding to the desired destinations.

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Top 3 Wine Tasting Destinations for 2013

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If you’re trying to plan a refined but laid back vacation but have no idea what to do, you should seriously consider going on a wine tasting vacation. Contrary to popular belief, this type of vacation is not only for the rich and famous. A lot of people choose to go wine tasting rather than sunbathing under the scorching sun. With so many destinations to choose from, you can easily plan your wine tasting vacation according to your needs and budget. To help you with your planning, here is a list of the top 3 wine tasting destinations for 2012.

 

1. Rioja, Spain

Roija is the oldest among the wine regions in Spain. It is also considered to be the greatest of them all. After all, it has centuries of wine making experience backing it up. This quaint and picturesque countryside is home to almost 600 wineries and vineyards.

 

The best places to go wine tasting in Rioja are Bodegas Franco-Españolas, Viña Real, and Bodegas Muga. All of these wineries offer wine tasting events by appointment so make sure to book your visit ahead of time especially if you’re going during harvest time which is late September to early October.

 

2. Danube, Austria

 

The Danube River is lined with some of the best vineyards in the world. People from all over the world visit Danube not only to experience its wines but also to bask in the beauty of its landscape. The best time to go is during the Lower Austria Autumn Wine Festival in August through November. During this time, almost 800 wine tasting events are held throughout the region.

 

3. Monterey County, California USA

 

Monterey County is the premier wine tasting destination in the United States. If you want to take part in the biggest wine tasting event in this region, you should definitely book yourself a seat in the A Taste of Monterey soiree. This event showcases the offerings of more than 85 wineries located across the county. If you are looking for a more exclusive wine tasting event, you can book an appointment in one of the vineyards in Monterey.

 

3 Must See Beaches in Asia

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Asia is the best place to go if you are looking to have a relaxing vacation under the sun because it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With so many choices, vacationers will definitely have a hard time deciding where to go. To make things easier for you, we came up with a list of the top 3 beaches in Asia.

 

1. Boracay Island, Philippines

 

Boracay Island has consistently made it to the list of Top 10 Beaches in the World for several years. In 2012, it was named as the best island in the world by internationally acclaimed travel magazine, Travel and Leisure.

 

Boracay is known for its pristine white sand beaches, wide variety of water activities, and happening nightlife. The restaurants that can be found on the island offer a wide variety of cuisines. You will also find a shopping center on the beachfront.

 

The best time to go to Boracay are during the months of March to early June.

 

2. Railay Beach, Thailand

 

If you’re looking for a beach that offers a wide range of activities but away from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots, Railay Beach in Thailand is the best place for you. The beach is small enough to get from one place to another. Also, there isn’t much of a nightlife here. But if you’re after enjoying warm waters and sun-worshipping, you can go wrong with Railay Beach.

 

3. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India

 

Radhanagar Beach is the best destination for couples looking to spend some quality time in a romantically picturesque location. Unlike the other beaches on this list, the sand in Radhanagar Beach is gold in color. There aren’t a lot of dining establishments to choose from but one will never go hungry as hotels and locals are always ready to oblige visitors.

 

Visit Lima The City of Kings in Peru for Extravaganza Vacation

Lima in Peru has successfully gotten away from a bad image into a very grandiose one. Years ago, tourists couldn’t get away fast enough from this city, but not, with all the rediscovered glories of the colonial and the ore-conquistador eras, more and more people from all over the world are visiting over and over again.

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Fabulous Sunsets

It is said that one of the many beautiful things about Lima is its fabulous sunset considered as one of the most magnificent in the world. One of the reasons for this is because it is ideally located facing west directly across the Pacific, allowing the setting sun to magically flood its rays into the beaches.

 

Booming Tourism

From the paragliders spiraling the horizon, to the surfers beating the waters, to the bodies lying on the beaches, the scenes in Lima are almost very much Californian. Add the fact that most hotels are world-class and some even have rooftop infinity pools.

This development has been happening to this city in recent years. This is the reason for the undeniable booming tourism.

The City of Kings

Before Lima became a booming tourism city though, it was acknowledged as the City of Kings because it is rich with regal history and legacy brought by the Spanish conquistadores. Fortunately, the forgotten legacy was rediscovered and once again, Lima has been cleaned and restored to show off its colonial gems and other treasures like the cathedrals.

Peru has been very lucky to have missed out on the global recession, and the government was able to remodel the Museo Larco, a place worth visiting because of its galleries of Chimu jewellery in silver and gold that lights up every time visitors approach

If you have always been apprehensive to visit Lima in Peru because of its previous bad image, then there is nothing to worry about anymore. This city has once again claimed its title as the City of Kings, and every visitor will know why.

 

White water rafting destinations in Europe

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There are many rivers in Europe that can be rafted, from the arctic north on Iceland and the Scandinavian Peninsula, especially Norway, to the south of the continent in the countries of Spain, Italy and the ones where the Alps are located, such as Austria and Switzerland there are many rivers to be rafted and they offer different experience and require more or less knowledge and practice in rafting. So whether you are a beginner or a professional in white water rafting Europe is probably the best destination to visit.

The great mountain range of the Alps combined with the many fast flowing rivers here are one of the best locations in Europe for rafting. Switzerland and Austria, but also Germany, Italy and France are popular destinations, Rhein is one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland and it is known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland, another location also in Switzerland is the Lutchine River and it is considered to be a top rafting destination. The river Inn runs in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, but in Austria at the region of Tyrol, the river offers best conditions for rafting. Another popular Alpine destination is the river Noce in Italy, the river is fed by the melting glaciers and goes raging down the wild Val di Sole (Sun Valley), and it offers very exciting rafting and most spectacular sights.

There are also many rafting trips in Europe where you can see the history of the land, such would be a trip on the Vitava river in the Czech Republic, you can see many farms and villages on the trip while paddling more than 80 killometers. Another destination where you can see old and historical places is the Corhu River in Turkey, but this is one of the more extreme trips and it is recommended to more experienced rafters.

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India’s Most Implausible Adventure Travel Destinations

India the magnificent country offers implausible adventurous sites to travelers. People from all over the world travel to India to experience and embrace the beauty of this historic country. Visiting various places gives you magical experience, you can surely anticipate that when you visit India for vacation. The country offers amazingly beautiful sceneries, magnificent mountains, authentic cuisines, and gorgeous landscape and many more thrilling adventures.

Adventures at Manali

Manali is a popular destination that is located at a height of 6,726ft in the Valley of Beas River, it is a hill station huddled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India near kullu valley at northern end.  Manali offers peaceful surrounding and also offers complete entertainment to visitors.  The beautiful Manali is filled with natural beauty and visitors can explore its natural scenic beauty.

The best time to visit Manali is in the month of March to October. During spring season you can witness the beautiful apple and orchards blossoming and the area is filled with clean and fresh air. Manali offers the best adventures and sport activities like skiing, paragliding, hiking and white water rafting not only that you can enjoy many other special activities in this outstanding tourist destination.

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Adventures at Ladakh and Leh

Ladakh is a county located in Jammu and Kashmir a State of India; it is squeezed between Himalayas towards south and Karakoram Mountain towards north, the portion of the Ladakh that is in India is composed of Kargil and Leh districts.  The Leh region is the largest region of India, which covers more than half the eastern part of the area of Jammu& Kashmir region.

The Ladakh adventure tourism started in 19th century, the British officials use to carry out the 14 stage trek to Leh from Srinagar during their annual vacation. The best time to travel to Leh is during months of May and in the month of September, in warm temperatures you can enjoy the surroundings. Ladakh also offers outstanding landscapes and beautiful trekking spots, paragliding and also visitors can enjoy white water rafting in the famous Indus River, Zanskar River, and Shayok River and many other adventures can be enjoyed in this magnificent area.

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Visit this majestic India and fulfill your dream, adventures and thrilling vacation.