Top Travel Destinations For Your Vacations

If traveling is your passion and you keep on looking for some exciting as well as adventurous places to go for your coming vacations then you should see the following six famous travel destinations.

Las Vegas – It is also known as “in City” as it is famous for gambling and similar stuff but besides being an adult playground, this city has some other things to offer as well. You can also plan a family vacation to this location as there are quite a number of family friendly hotels, resorts, and other exciting activities. Besides these things, this area is also famous for having the largest man-made lake of U. S. Called Lake Mead. So while on the vacations to Las Vegas, you have more options and places to see other than casinos and bars.

Hawaii – Hawaii holidays can both be relaxing and adventurous as there are amazing beaches with clear blue waters. It is a state having numerous islands. Hawaii itself is known to be Big Island while others are known as Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, and Oahu. With these six islands there are about 80 beaches with different level of water and different water games to enjoy. Among the various games includes water sailing, sailplane rides, sailing, etc.

France – While France is a world’s famous destination for travelers and especially for honeymooners. The famous Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the main attractions of the tourists and couples. Also there are some historical places like museums, monuments and art galleries which reflect the cultural side of France. There are two twin cities Lyon and Marseille which also reflects the historical as well as the modern side of the country.

Rome, Italy – It is known to be the historical as well as one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are dozens of old historical sites like churches, palaces, museums, monuments, fountains etc. Also the Italian cuisine is very famous and you can enjoy scrumptious food in Italy.

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Montego Bay is the second largest city of Jamaica and is quite a popular travel destination. There are many beautiful pristine beaches and clear blue waters with a lot of enjoyable activities which all tourists must enjoy. Snorkeling is one of the best things to enjoy there as the fish would swim next to you and you must have an underwater camera with you as there you would find a lot of opportunities and scenes to capture.

Lloret De Mar, Spain – If you are planning your next vacation to Spain then you should consider going to a tourist town Lloret de Mar in Spain which is along the Costa Brava coastline. It is known for its beautiful beaches with all kinds of beach activities like parasailing, snorkeling, boating, water skiing, surfing etc. And with numerous bars and nightclubs, you will not find a moment to get bored.

So with these famous six travel destinations, you can easily plan your next vacations.

Adventure Travel Destinations You Shouldn t Miss

Perhaps you’ve grown tired of the usual vacation trips and are actually looking forward to catering to your more adventurous side. If that is the case, you have a number of options to consider, as there are several tourist destinations which would surely keep you on the edge of excitement, pushing you to your limits while still being able to bask in the wonders of the different parts of the globe that not many people get to experience. You may actually think to yourself of just how physically challenging it will be to go on an adventure trek with activities such as mountain biking or hiking through certain forests, but since you want to take a break from the usual routine of your holidays being spent at the beach or some amusement park resort somewhere, maybe it’s something more uncommon that will truly give you the vacation of a lifetime!

Below are just some of the most unique adventure travel destinations wherein you can truly find some enjoyment:

Nepal – With many of the world’s tallest mountain peaks to be found in Nepal, including the internationally renowned Mount Everest, you can engage in some mountain sports. Go mountain climbing with your family and friends, or even take them on a biking trip. Nothing is more exhilarating at the same time enlightening than basking at the majestic glory of the mountain view.

Egypt – The Nile River is one of the most popular attractions in Egypt, one that has a lot of history behind it. You can then be part of that history by taking yourself or your peers on a river excursion.

Amazon Rainforest – There is a wide range of wildlife to be seen and discovered by common people’s eyes in the Amazon rainforest, and taking a trip here would surely serve as a vacation that’s filled with mystery and awe. See the various animals which you may not have come upon in your daily life, with exotic breeds and species that will truly fascinate you as well as visiting the local communities, interacting with the townsfolk and learning their cultures.

New Zealand – New Zealand is one of the many destinations which is known to offer just a portion of everything. If it’s diversity you’re looking for, you can then engage in a bit of snorkeling, swimming with sea creatures such as dolphins and even go spelunking in caves.

Florida – Although somewhat mainstream in certain standards, a little bit of adventure travel in Florida may prove to be just as enjoyable and exhilarating as the more nature-oriented options provided above, especially if you’re a resident of some foreign country in Europe or Asia. Various theme parks with roller coaster rides such as Universal Studios or Disney World will surely bring out the kid in you with much glee!

Lonely Planet Ranks Uganda Number One Travel Destination

Renowned and respected world travel guide Lonely Planet has ranked Uganda the best travel destination

Uganda was ranked ahead of the likes of Myanmar, Ukraine, Jordan, and Denmark.

Lonely Planet collected lots of ideas from travellers, bloggers and tweeters from which they generated a list of countries. Countries chosen are said offer a range of experiences to travellers albeit a few shortcomings like the less than satisfactory infrastructure and seeming tense political atmosphere after the just concluded presidential elections for the Uganda’s sake.

From the collected ideas, the top ten ranked countries were then voted for by a panel of travel experts at Lonely Planet and Uganda happens to be at the pinnacle of this list. The ranking was based on factors such as topicality, excitement, value and the special x-factor for a particular country.

Measuring almost the same size as Great Britain, Uganda passes for the most beautiful and diverse nation on the African continent. The country boast of a range of unique attractions and with the rapidly expanding tourism infrastructure and the much improved political stability, Uganda is turning out to be a haven for travelers.

Uganda is the entire Africa in one small package. What you find in the different parts of the African continent you find it all here in Uganda. At a glance you find the smallest of sunbirds iridescent in the dawn light, the enormous clumsy yet silent elephant disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the naughty chimps crashing about the forest canopy, the Mountain Gorilla chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket.

This lush tropical country is the source of the longest river in the world, the Nile. The mighty Nile twists its way North like a flickering ribbon, through arid semi-desert with scattered rocky kopjes. It is in Uganda where the savanna meets the huge Lakes of East Africa, and where snow capped mountains bear down on expansive jungles.

Snow capped peaks, tropical, sandy, fresh water beaches, and beautiful jovial faces all over the place. All that and more is here; Uganda is a feast for all the senses.

Declared by legendary British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill as the Pearl of Africa, it is little wonder Uganda is now the number one travel destination in the world.

The other ranked countries among the top ten travel destination include:

1.Myanmar,
2. Ukraine,
3. Jordan,
4. Denmark,
5. Bhutan,
6. Cuba,
7. New Caledonia,
8. Taiwan and
9. Switzerland.

Solo Travel Destinations Off the Beaten Path

Always looking for new solo travel destinations, I followed a friend’s suggestion to try Slovenia. Traveling alone, the prices were good, and Slovenia provided options for hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter or just exploring its history/culture year-round. Having been to former Yugoslavia’s Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, Slovenia made sense as the next step.

After arriving in Zurich, I discovered my flight to the capital city, Ljubljana, had been cancelled. However, I was quickly accommodated and dispatched to Germany for a connecting flight. On arrival, a fellow passenger and I watched forlornly while the door on our flight closed leaving us behind. Not to worry, I was reticketed on a flight to Austria. I arrived hours before the next scheduled flight to Slovenia. As I waited to make it to my fifth country in 18 hours, I kept my eyes glued to the jet way. I was afraid I would fall asleep, miss the flight and be sent to a 6th country.

It was well worth the journey. Ljubljana’s historic area was a surprise as it looked more like Vienna than the Balkans. My Art Nouveau choice, the Grand Hotel Union Executive, combined style with convenience. It was walking distance to the Old Town and its multiple restaurants which were still serving at 10 PM. Eating alone was no problem. After a lively conversation with the table next to me, I could almost say I felt like I was solo no more!

In heading out the next day, I was struck by how similar the architecture along the Gallus Embankment was to parts of St. Petersburg. The Ljubljana Castle had a colorful history from defending against the Ottomans to serving as a prison in the Austrian Empire and again in World War II. Afterwards, I strolled back through the Old Town, the Plaza and the Triple Bridge. The last key sight was the Dragon Bridge topped by a fierce creature keeping watch over the city.

Having felt so at home, I was almost sorry that it was time to move on the next day. I was off via public bus for another 3 day adventure. I had read about the town of Bled, a tourist haven since the 19th century popular also with the ruling dynasty and later Yugoslav’s Tito. In the current day it is also a great spot for hiking, golf and fishing. I had two chief objectives: (i) visiting Bled Castle and (ii) exploring the small island of Bled and its Church of the Assumption. I was surprised to see there was no pedestrian bridge to the church. Access was by boat only and not then as it was in the dead of winter when “icebergs” predominated.

Undaunted, I struck out for my second destination, to reach Bled Castle. Its history even antedates William the Conqueror’s Conquest of England. My guidebook described it as a brief walk from my hotel. As I approached the hill, it looked like a snow-capped Mt. Everest crowned at the top with ice-covered boulders. When I somehow made it to the entrance, I realized getting down would be even more challenging. After my tour, no cabs were available. In a moment of desperation which I DO NOT recommend, I accepted a ride with a stranger, an elderly gentleman who found me stumbling down the hillside. A safer alternative to hitchhiking would have been to sit down and slide down like a human luge.

Next I headed out to my last destination, Kranjska Gora on the Austrian border. By then, I thought I was an old pro at mastering local buses. However, I discovered a large difference between the English words “bus stop” and “bus station”. When the bus stopped on a two-lane road and opened the door, I jumped out into the snow with my suitcase. Across the way, I saw the village with a path through the snowdrifts. Guided by welcoming local residents, I located my hotel, fortunately painted a very bright yellow and conspicuous from a distance.

My first day on the slopes I skipped my usual routine: a private or semi-private lesson to get the lay of the land. That was a mistake. My rental skis had been set by height and weight but apparently not by ability. As an infrequent intermediate skier, there was more ice than I could handle. The result? At the top of the slope, the one ski that came off would not go back on while the other would not come off at all. Glad there were no witnesses, I was rescued by snowmobile and sent down the lift with my skis then firmly in my lap. As I approached the bottom of the lift, loud shouts began instructing me exactly(?)what to do. Not understanding a word of Slovenian, I just waited for the lift to stop. When that never happened, I took a wild leap on the still moving lift. Luckily, the next day with a private lesson went much more smoothly.

Then it was back to Ljubljana for a little shopping and a much shorter flight home!

Looking back on it, Slovenia was a great choice for a solo traveler because of:

  • Attractive prices even when traveling alone
  • Friendly people and safe environment
  • Active sports options summer and winter
  • Multiple historic and cultural sites to explore
  • Available local public transportation
  • Proximity to the crossroads of Europe for combining vacations
  • The benefit of still being off the usual tourist route.