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Its beaches are spectacular and its rich culture is the best you will find from here all the way to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Its gastronomy sector is rivaled only by that of Peru in all of the Americas. Yeah...it is an interesting place to visit. read more
At 6,592,800 square miles, Russia is the largest country on earth. It covers about an eighth of the world's occupied territory. Much of Eastern Europe and northern Asia are covered by Russia. The country features a whopping 9 time zones. The country's diverse landscapes, weather and other physical features make it a must visit for those with explorers' heart. read more
If you are not from North America, you will not know what a taco is. Let me explain. A taco is a traditional Mexican delicacy that is made of corn or wheat tortilla rolled and then filled with other delicacies such as seafood, vegetables, pork, beef, chicken and cheese. read more
Everywhere you look around the city, there is some history attached. The city is thus fondly referred to as the 'Athens of South America'. read more
You would be forgiven for trying to recapture those moments once more at the spots discussed herein. read more
Ever been to South America? Please start with Lima, Peru. You will thank me later. It's not only the gastronomy capital of the Latin America, but it also possesses the allure of Old Spain. read more
From Napa Valley in the United States to Tuscany hills in Italy, you will find wineries that will entice you to become a wine connoisseur. Today we bring the top 10 vineyards around the world. read more
Whether you are into wintersports or the sunny summer, this region will have something special for you.Here, you get to hike, ski, fine dine, sightseeing and photography and many more. read more
Aurora Borealis, or more commonly the Northern Lights is a sky phenomenon that emanates from collision of particles and the magnetic fields of the Arctic Circle. read more
Apparently, not even extensive manufacturing base, the busiest port in Africa, subtropical climate and beautiful beaches are enough to put the South African city of Durban on the world tourism and travel map. Well, not until you visit the city and your idea of Africa will take a turn around. Why don't you watch the video and see for yourself...? read more
That the surrounding area teems with the amazing African wildlife is a major plus. Carry your binoculars and get a vantage point to see the magical jungles of Africa from Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira volcanic cones at the summit of the mountain. read more
The beautiful sights, waterfront cafes, postcard perfect neighborhoods and knowledgeable tour guides makes you want to visit the Parisian canals over and over again. read more
Satisfy your cravings, carry some chocolate for evening and the day after. Beware...you might get addicted to chocolate! read more
5 Daily escapes in Costa Rica If there is something more dangerous than hiking into a national park that has an active volcano, then I would like to know...for now, I will say you are crazy to be even within a mile of the volcano, let alone on its foothills. All in all, it is one of the most satisfying experiences ever - and the reason why you will throw caution to the wind and attempt this. read more
The Massage Culture of Thailand According to Pali Buddhist canon, Nuat Phaen Thai is said to have originated from a Buddhist monk known as Shivago Komarpaj. He is said to have been Buddha's private physician some 2,500 years ago. read more
5 farmers markets you need to check out in Amsterdam  If you are in the city, you have already realized how expensive it is to eat out. If you are yet to travel, then today is your lucky day. You will learn how to save on your food budget. Listed below are the top farmers markets in Amsterdam. read more
5 Boutique Hotels you need to consider staying at in San Francisco Headed for the West Coast of the United States for business or leisure? Chances are that you are going to either Los Angeles or San Francisco. If you are going to the latter, you are well advised to consider the following boutique hotels for your ultimate luxury experience. read more
5 Boutique Hotels you need to consider staying at in Sydney Sydney is Australia's largest and most important city. It thus sees a lot of business and leisure travellers. If you ever find yourself in the city, see that you stay in any of the following boutique hotels. You will be given the best Sydneysider hospitality. read more
 Baan Manali Resort Located on the idyllic Nai-wok Bay, the Baan Manali Resort is a 14-bungalow resort that clearly knows how to treat guests if the number of the guests it gets every year is anything to by. The resort is located just a 10-minutes' walk from the inviting village of Thongsala. read more
 Pariya Resort & Villas Koh Pha Ngan The landscape surrounding the Pariya Resort & Villas Koh Pha Ngan is defined by lush tropical vegetation, rolling green hills and mountains, cobalt-blue sea and white sand beaches. In short, it is a holidaymakers' dream destination. read more
 Sunset Cove Resort If you want quiet and nice, if you want simple and cost-friendly, think Sunset Cove in Koh Phangan, Thailand. It offers you a chance at the delights of the beach life, and yet remains the little quaint Thai village that always leaves one's heart mellow. read more
Discover Jamaica's Rockhouse hotel Even cynics agree that Jamaica is the place to be when you want to enjoy the Caribbean feel. One of the hidden gems of this quaint destination is Rockhouse Hotel. read more
Everything you need to know about Singapore Changi Airport Here is a low down on actual statistics; About 100 airlines with a total of 6,400 weekly flights operate here. The flights go to 300 cities in 60 countries. read more
Three Local Restaurants You Must Check Out in Cayman Islands Go ahead and book a vacation of a lifetime. Better yet, find out why the Cayman islands will rock your travel world. Suggestion; upon arrival, why not start off your vacation by checking out the following top restaurants? read more
15 things you need to know before a big family trip You don't want to have cranky kids in tow. Neither do you want an irritable spouse who, instead of enjoying the trip, is taking care of everybody else. read more