When it comes to Australia (also nicknamed as the land ‘Down Under’), every corner has a unique surprise. From natural and geographical beauties to the world class luxurious amenities, from the Great Barrier Reef to the various Art Museums – it seems as though the journey will never end (not that anyone wants it to). Of then many states in Australia, Queensland is quite popular when it comes to tourism. Apart from the tourism perspective, it is also a very busy land in terms of trade, education, technology and so on. Brisbane, the capital of the state, is also the third most populated city in the country.
If you are into literature and arts, then you can visit the South Bank Parkland, a heaven for enthusiasts of creativity. You can also take the Brisbane River Cruise and enjoy the gorgeous views passing by. There are also many nature parks and zoos you can visit.
The land of Europe has been, for ages, been a center of major historical activities. However, today, with the advancement of human civilization, every corner of Europe has established its own league of unique features – some for the technology, some for the tourist destinations, and so on. Spain is one such amazing country, filled up to the brim with a rich history, warm culture and hundreds of tourist hot spots for one and all. Also, being surrounded by two famous water bodies viz. the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, it also has a couple of amazing group of islands, including the Balearic Islands.
The archipelago consists of four major islands, and has a population speaking majorly Catalan or Spanish. The islands have a legendary history dating back to the Trojan War and the Roman times. Apart from the natural treasures, the imprints of these historical events are also well preserved in the Balearic Islands.
When it comes to planning a special holiday for loved ones, one often gets confused, taking into consideration the hundreds of possible options. One wants to have the best moments, amazing experiences and simultaneously needs to keep a tab of the financial aspects. If you are one such worrier, then perhaps New Zealand is a good place to think about.
Begun as the land of the Maori culture, the country has now advanced rapidly, becoming a global center of education, culture, business and technology. Also, owing to the scenic landscapes and beaches, the amounts of tourists flocking to this place are increasing in number every year. Of the two main islands, North Island is a bit more favored when it comes to tourism. It constitutes of twelve cities, including Auckland and Hamilton. Owing to the various scenic beaches, national parks and the Kauri Forest, the North Island is a perfect getaway for the whole family.
Tied up within the urban commitments, people often find it difficult to settle down for a while and relax. Some may be lucky enough to go for a week old vacation, though there are many who cannot afford an escape that big. On such occasions, people often take their families off to a local tour or a visit to an old Grandma in the countryside. However, there is much more you can do, even if you can spend nothing more than a couple of days.
Singapore, located in South East Asia, is a city-state which not only has a rich history imprinted upon it but is also a very busy city in terms of business, fashion, shopping, recreation and technology. The city has a well developed infrastructure and the neighborhoods are well connected by buses and trains. You can browse through the various islands and explore this amazing rich land.
A serene atmosphere, cozy neighborhoods, a glass of exquisite wine coupled with world class cheese and soothing music – a small chunk of what the amazing land of France offers to you. Apart from the cultural gems, France also offers an astounding nature – sunny beaches to adventurous mountain ranges. This largest country in the Western Europe has had a rich historical heritage and is now also a global hub of economy, military, education and lots more apart from the popular culture. Also, this is a great place if you are planning a Chalet holiday.
Decide upon the theme of your Chalet holiday – do you want to settle down in a village or a town, or whether you wish to opt for a luxurious resort? Once done, pick out the various activities you want to enjoy on your holiday (like horseback riding, hiking, rafting, golf, water sports, etc.).
When one thinks of Japan, one is naturally drawn towards its rich history, the martial arts and the rapid advancement to becoming one of the global superpowers. One would also think about the various tragedies, despite of which it has, in a short period of time, woken up pretty quick. Today, Japan is one of the top leaders in science, technology, entertainment & finance. The city of Tokyo is not just the capital of Japan but is also a very busy financial center; in fact, it is the world’s largest metropolitan economy. It is also quite an expensive place, if you are relocating to Tokyo for employment purposes. However, for tourists, Tokyo holds a couple of interesting places.
One of the important tourist destinations is the Sens ji Buddhist temple in the Asakusa district. Another popular tourist destination is the National Park named Shinjuku Gyoen – famous for its magnificent blend of Japanese, English and French styles of landscaping.
The new age tourism is flourishing, largely due to the advancement in technology which facilitates people to gain knowledge and access to nearly each and every corner of the world – from the ancient ruins to desolate isles and from scenic landscapes to chic shopping and entertainment hubs. A holiday in Greece is surely an excellent option for those seeking an escape to an ancient land loaded with an astounding architecture and nature’s bounty. Athens is not just the largest city and capital of Greece, but it is also one of the oldest cities known to mankind, not to mention the fact that it is a highly popular tourist destination.
Athens is a well acclaimed center of culture, finance, tourism and history. The two must see sites in Athens include the Acropolis and the Daphni Monastery. The old outdoor theatre of Dionysus and the Cave of Schist are yet other astounding hot spots.
South Africa is rapidly becoming a globally acclaimed tourist destination – unexplored nature, hospitable natives and a fair infrastructure make this place a good platform for the growing tourism. The city of Cape Town is located in the Western Cape region and is an important harbor and tourist destination of the country. The city has a good infrastructure and is financially quite strong, not to mention the various tourist destinations flooded with people from all over the globe. Bantry Bay is a popular neighborhood in the city ans lies on the Lion’s head’s slope – a volcanic remnant naturally shaped like its name. This area is a serene getaway and has some interesting tourist destinations.
The ‘O on Kloof’ is a popular hotel, with a luxury ambiance and many recreational facilities. If you are on your honeymoon, you will surely love the Compass House – designer suites with Jacuzzis and a wonderful landscape surrounding it.
When it comes to deciding upon a tourist spot, many are often confused, owing to the virtually innumerable options available (and the resources to satisfy them). Many tourists dream of going beyond the United States for a vacation. Though many can afford going to the different continents altogether, there are many who simply cross the border and head for Canada. Toronto, the second largest city in Canada is a global hub of tourism, fashion, entertainment and natural wonders – apart from the fact that it also has a rich historical foundation. It also has a rich financial support owing to the strong line of international trade and business.
You can visit the various science and art museums (like the Ontario Science Center and Gardiner Art Museum). If you are a shopaholic, then you can spend hours shopping for bargains at the Eaton Centre – with its more than 250 live stores.
Though rejuvenation and visits to the culturally (and historically) important destinations remain the prime motto of a vacation – there are many who see this opportunity to drown into a horde of adventure activities. Though the republic of Portugal has a vast historical background (Colonial war, Revolution of Carnation, etc.) and a treasure trove supplemented by Mother Nature (archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean, Mount Pico, etc.) – it also has many activities to lure single tourists, couples, families and adventure seeking groups.
You can rent a bicycle and tour the ‘Costa da Prata’ region – the landscape is quite pleasing, adorned with the natural and rural elements. You can also see the various orchards, vineyards, etc. depicting the agricultural jewels of Portugal. The Silver Coast is another popular escapade for the beach hungry tourists – the best part being the hospitable nature of the local inhabitants. You can also go on hiking as well as rambling tours.