Travel & Fun Trips

What to Do and See in Asia

Hong Kong is one of the most cutting-edge cities on the Asian continent and is a center for international business and finance. To enjoy some of Thailand’s most iconic scenery, beaches, and culture, be sure to pay a visit to Phuket, its largest island. With its centuries-old cultural icons, including a vibrant Jewish community with seven synagogues that dates back to the 12th century, and St. Francis Church created by the Portuguese in 1503, Cochin (or Kochi) in the Indian state of Kerala has earned the name “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. See recreation In Jordan, be sure to save time for UNESCO World Heritage City Petra, which was built from rose-colored rock, earning it the moniker “Rose City”.

To visit the world and all it has to offer, there is no better method than traveling in the style and elegance a luxury cruise offers

The Charm of the Mediterranean Sea

From viticulture and art to science and democracy, historians credit the beginning of modern civilization to the countries along the southern coast of Europe. Learn about the history of the “Old World” along its coastlines. Regardless of whether you lay in the sun on the beaches of Spain and Italy, study the historical sights of Greece and Jerusalem, or enjoy the beauty of Santorini and the Greek Islands, the memories you make there will last a lifetime.

There is no other destination in the world like Rome, with its renowned Colosseum and Pantheon, or Vatican City, home of the Pope and St. Peter’s Basilica. Anyone who loves unique architectural design should visit Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudi’s most celebrated work. Wine and food lovers will treasure the opportunity to stop in some of the world’s top wine-producing regions: Port in Portugal, Chianti in Italy, and Provence in France. `

Passengers traveling along Croatia’s Adriatic coast will want to stop in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, with its ancient walls surrounding the city still largely intact.

The Diversity of Africa

A cruise to Africa will take you along the same path as early explorers from countries such as Portugal, The Netherlands, England, and Germany. Cruises to nations including Madagascar, Senegal, Mozambique, and Mauritius will allow you to witness the effects of colonialism alongside ancient tribal traditions. Witness the spectacular beauty of the desert in Namibia or visit South Africa’s lush green mountainous land.

Chefs and food lovers alike will want to stopover on the beautiful tropical archipelago of Zanzibar, also known as “Spice Island” because of its abundance of valuable spices including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

The Ideal Tour for You

Trek Peru's Inca Trail... horseback ride in Alaska... ascend the highest peak in Southeast Asia... surf the waters in Costa Rica... motorcycle through Patagonia… or run with the bulls in Pamplona. Some more adventure tours out there include an Air Combat experience, along the lines of Top Gun, in San Diego, or a fast Ferrari drive along the curvy coast of the French Riviera. If any or all of these adrenaline- loaded experiences impress you, consider making adventure travel part of your next vacation.

Touring the World’s National Parks

You can pay a visit to some of the world’s greatest national parks on a tour specifically planned for those interested in seeing first hand the many marvels of the world. Here are some of the greatest national parks worldwide.

The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequented UNESCO sites globally and the oldest national park in Ecuador.

The giant tortoises and little penguins that roam the islands are an incredible sight to see.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, the spectacular Incan citadel high in the Andean Mountains, is one of the most significant archaeological places on earth. It exemplifies what the Incan Empire was capable of accomplishing at its apex of power.

Yellowstone National Park

When President Theodore Roosevelt first encountered the wondrous geological formations and ample wildlife of Yellowstone in 1903, he stated that it was “absolutely unique in the world”. In his eyes, creating a national park was the ideal way to showcase natural beauty as a social resource to be shared by all.

Serengeti National Park

The famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa are teeming with all kinds of animal species and a wide array of fauna. There you will not solely enjoy landscapes you could never have dreamed of, but you will also be very close to the countless predators which roam in the dark.

Great Barrier Reef
Viewed from up high or far below, you’ll see one of the world’s foremost wonders, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which comprises the largest coral reef system in the world.
Fiordland National Park

The nearby Fiordland National Park in New Zealand has stunning fjords galore, enough so as to surpass Norway’s magnificent natural wonders any day.

Special Interest Tours Galore
The volume of specialty tours on the marketplace continue to be on the rise.

Today, there are all sorts of specialty tours on offer to suit anyone with a special interest.

For Those Wine Lover

No matter where you are on the wine connoisseur spectrum, there's a place for you in wine country.

A wine tasting tour is designed for those who wish to know the intricacies that go into making a fine wine. Napa Valley, the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or the wine-making regions in France such as Bordeaux or Champagne are just some of the best wine-tasting destinations around.

For the Lover of Food

Gratify your urges on a foodie tour.

Even the most knowledgeable gourmand will learn something on a culinary tour because they will not only get a taste of local ingredients and artisan products, they’ll also gain insight into how history and culture influenced the progression of the local cuisine.

Some of the advantages of going on an one-of-a-kind culinary tour might entail meeting a celebrity chef or cooking with a Michelin-starred expert.

For All the Yoga Lovers
Yoga tours are an additional kind of specialty travel found on the market.

In order to reach a state of tranquility, enthusiasts of this ancient tradition blend meditation with specific techniques to control breathing which help to harmonize and strengthen both body and mind.

Elegant and charming destinations where you can truly let go and slow down are best for these types of tours.

For the Nature Lover in All of Us
There is great appeal in visiting untouched terrains, however, the central objective of eco-tours is to leave minimal human traces on delicate, pure, and relatively undisturbed natural areas.

Eco-tourism is designed not only to provide unforgettable experiences for nature-lovers, but also to instruct them on the necessity to protect natural resources. Some of the other aspects introduced on this kind of tour entail informing visitors on the need to conserve natural habitats and how to ameliorate the welfare of the local people.

Spectacular Tours 
Tours targeted expressly at women are getting to be more and more popular.

In today’s world, women are searching for a secure, yet interesting way to visit the many wonderful cities, and incredible sights found across the globe. Being on a women’s only tour where you can get together with other like-minded travelers makes any vacation more delightful and interesting.

For All the Spiritual Seekers

Where can you go to better understand your faith and also reestablish your connection with your spiritual side? A faith-based tours are a great way to contemplate your spirituality and also gain a better outlook on how important your faith is to you. There are so many choices to make, but rest knowing that regardless of your choice you will always have things to do.

International Escapes Just Around the Corner

It’s common to presume an international getaway is too ambitious for a weekend. Not true. Do icon It’s really very easy to find an awesome weekend getaway doable in three days. Here are some international destinations perfect for exciting weekend jaunts.

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is the second major city in Canada after Toronto and is a gorgeous city full of old-world elegance. The old-fashioned cobblestone streets of Vieux Montreal take you back in time, and the unique boutiques, cafes, and restaurants are always interesting to explore. Outdoor lovers will have plenty to do in the lovely Mount Royal Park, from energetic hikes to leisurely bike rides or restful picnics. Winter sports are also readily available in the park, including snowshoeing, ice skating, or other enjoyable activities.

Bermuda
Bermuda is a British territory in the mid-Atlantic popular with US visitors due to the short two-hour flight from countless east coast cities, its beautiful beaches of distinctive pink sand, and its warm weather year-round.

In addition to the incredible beaches, Bermuda is a great place to wander around exploring its colorful cobblestone streets, imposing forts, traditional colonial buildings, and interesting maritime history. Bold adventurers can rent a jet ski and ride into the legendary Bermuda Triangle.

Baja California Sur, Mexico

The magnificent beaches of Baja California Sur, Mexico are an enjoyable weekend trip for surfers and anyone who just wants to lie in the sun and the sand. Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, is home to many high-end resorts and upscale eateries that serve savory local cuisine like smoked marlin as well as offering an impressive party scene. For a more active weekend, head to Lover’s Beach to see the amazing natural rock formations, visit the famous caves, or delight in the lovely crystal-clear ocean.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a fantastic exotic Central American destination that can be easily reached from just about any place in the U.S.

With 800 miles of spectacular coast, it offers fun in the sun, beautiful beaches, relaxation or adventure, and so much more.

The Arenal Volcano area is considered its adventure capital where you can rappel down a waterfall; hike in the jungle while watching out for colorful birds, monkeys and sloths; experience a heart-stopping zip-line ride; and soak in the volcano-fed hot springs.

Cartagena, Columbia
Found on the northern side of Columbia facing the Caribbean, in Cartagena you’ll find dazzling blue waters with coral reefs that edge white powdery beaches.

The 500-year-old coral stone forts and much of the walled city are wonderfully intact and present some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of Spanish colonial times.

Toronto
Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is a contemporary, cosmopolitan center ideal for city lovers. It is considered one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with more than fifty percent of the population born outside the city.

Be sure to arrange a stop in each ethnic neighborhood -- Chinatown, Koreatown, Greektown, and Little Italy -- to genuinely grasp what Toronto is all about. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, lounging on the beach with a cold drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway right for you. Everything you are looking for – love, adventure, culinary wonders, history – can be yours.

Many Experiences Await in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands

The Americas and the Caribbean are comprised of many distinctive countries, each with its own unique culture, lifestyle, and gorgeous vistas. Indulge in the laid-back lifestyle of all Caribbean islands, while noting the variety of languages and cultures that speak to the early inhabitants of each island from faraway lands including Spain, France, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa. Asia impression The countries that make up Central America, which links North and South America, have rich histories and stunning landscapes.

History buffs will love to study the ruins of ancient societies including the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec, while more adventurous types will enjoy the tropical forests of Costa Rica. Witness first-hand the remarkable engineering of the Panama Canal. Traveling through North and South America will take you through spectacular natural beauty as well as significant man-made attractions. A visit to Canada will allow you to see L’Anse aux Meadows, a Viking settlement that dates back to the 11th century, or stroll the lovely streets of Quebec City with its French influences.

Discover the natural beauty of Alaska’s glaciers when you cruise along the west coast of the U.S.A, or go to the East Coast instead, if you prefer more cosmopolitan cities.

Go Further South
Continuing southward, travelers will encounter incredible ruins, a wide variety of cultures and peoples, and music we all know and love.

A trip south to Brazil will give city lovers the chance to visit Rio de Janeiro with its famous beaches and vibrant nightlife, or nature buffs the opportunity to see the rain forests along the Amazon.

Visit South America’s west coast with a stop in Chile, with its jagged massifs and gorgeous fjords as well as the vibrant, colorful hillside town of Valparaiso. Head to Buenos Aires and have a Tango lesson. See the whiteness of the snow-covered, icy landscape in Antarctica.

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