10 Must-Dos When In Monte Carlo

Home to the rich and famous, Monte Carlo exudes style and panache. The locals walk the paths with a swagger; you can smell the affluence. The town is a charming blend of chic city living and wonderful sun-kissed beaches. Monte Carlo is a compact city; the best way to explore is by foot. The narrow streets and tight alleyways are home to a fascinating array of petite shops, bars and restaurants. 1. Monte Carlo Casino Built in 1863, this architectural masterpiece overlooks the Mediterranean and must be a priority on your sightseeing list. It has a remarkable gold and marble atrium designed by the legendary architect Charles Garnier. 2. Walk the Grand Prix Racing Route The Monaco Grand Prix has …

A Quick Guide To The Greek Islands

Scattered between the coast of mainland Greece and the tip of Northern Africa, the Greek Islands have been popular holiday destinations for a wide range of holidaymakers. Where are they? The Greek Islands are dotted throughout the Aegean Sea, mainly off the south east of mainland Greece. They come in many shapes, sizes and geographical varieties and the people that visit them are as varied as the islands themselves. Whilst you can move between the islands, most people choose to stay on just one for the duration of their holiday. The islands are traditionally divided into seven groups: Cyclades, Aegean, Dodecanese, Sporades, Ionian, Argosaronic Gulf and Crete which, as a single island, is the largest in the group. Where can …

A Costa Rican Fairytale: Beauty and the Beach

Costa Rica literally translates into “Rich Coast,” so named by Columbus for the gold necklaces worn by the native people when he arrived in the early 16th century. However misleading the name might have been for gold hunters, it appropriately describes Costa Rica’s copious coastline, which is an endless paradise for surfers, scuba divers and those in need of tranquil relaxation. Costa Rica is also a bastion of political tranquility, which has historically marked the country as an attractive destination for Central and South American travelers. Not a single gun-shot was fired when Costa Rica earned its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. Democratic development progressed after independence and in 1949 Costa Rica become the first country in the …

A breif look at Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country located in Central Asia. Afghanistan is often considered to be part of the Middle East due to its location on the Iranian plateau. In the west it is borders Iran, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north. Afghans a population is ranked 38th in the world, just shy of 30 million. The capital city is Kabul with an estimated 1.5 million people. In its long history, Afghanistan has gone through a number of name changes. According to Afghan scholars, one of the first ancient names, was Ariana (“Land of the Aryan”). This name was shared with eastern contemporary Iran. In the 19th centurey the British gave the country the name …

A Mauritius Vacation Does Not Need To Be Expensive

You may believe that taking a vacation in a faraway place such as Mauritius must cost a small fortune; or, at the very least, that anything affordable would not be up to very good standards. If you have put off planning a trip because of these beliefs, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that not only can a Mauritius vacation fit into your budget, but also that everything you need in order to make your visit the most perfect vacation you have ever had can be the very best without being accompanied by an extreme cost. For example, depending on your personal needs for accomodations, there are a number of hotels which will provide beautiful suites and all of …

Taveuni Palms Fiji

The Taveuni Palms in Fiji is an intimate retreat offering two private guest houses, a secluded sandy beach, and even a freshwater swimming pool. The island has many spectacular things to offer, such as scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and many other vacation activities. The Taveuni Island has always been known for its unique and colorful sea life, tropical fish, and amazing varieties of soft and hard coral. The Rainbow Reef, Great White Wall, Purple Wall, and Zoo dive sites are all within easy reach of the Taveuni resort. The Great White Wall reef offers a tunnel with two exits, one at 33 feet and another at 88 feet. When you swim through it, you’ll notice a white glow that …

Sandy Lane Resort

A luxurious beach resort in Barbados, the Sandy Lane resort is a paradise for honeymooners. Offering a combination of privacy, numerous activities, and first class service, the resort is located on the west coast of the island of Barbados. Sandy Lane also offers three golf courses and a 47,000 square foot spa. The resort also offers a white sand beach and the Caribbean Sea. The island of Barbados offers tropical climate with year round temperatures that stay between 75 and 85 degrees. The non stop flights to Barbados take around 4.5 hours from New York City, making the island one of the best beach vacation spots from the East Coast. The country club at Sandy Lane Resort is a golfers’ …

Tropical Beach Vacation Ideas

Tropical beaches and tropical islands are located within 23 1/2 degrees either north or south of the equator. They enjoy warm weather year round with plenty of sunshine and warmth. Depending on where you are headed, there are many tropical destinations around the world, including Hawaii, Fiji, the Caribbean, and Bora Bora. Hawaii The Aloho State of Hawaii offers you several different islands and beaches. Oahu Island is the most popular, home to the infamous Waikiki Beach and Honolulu, the state’s capital. Maui offers you several luxury resorts, 16 golf courses, and a 10,023 foot volcano. Molokai and Lanai can both be reached by ferry from Maui, or you can simply fly there from Honolulu. Hawaii’s Big Island is the …

A Cuba Vacation

Taking time out from the everyday stresses & strains of life to visit an exotic place is something that everyone looks forward to. Cuba, with its notoriety brought upon by its government & the clamp down of the American government on its export & tourism, is a country known more for its cigar & its leader, than as a holiday location. Despite this, every year more & more tourists from Canada & Europe are flocking to Cuba, enthralled by its natural beauty & its passionate & welcoming people. Tourism in Cuba is currently at an all time high. Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands & is inhabited by people with a mixed race of Caribbean Indian, African & …

Belize as the Ultimate Adventure Vacation Destination

One of the most favorite adventure vacation destinations of people nowadays is Belize, a small nation on the eastern coast of Central America. And why not? Being a place that is strategically located on the Caribbean Sea, Belize has all the adventure and has to offer compared to any place there is. Belize can be found between the Hondo and Sarstoon Rivers, Belize is popular for the Belize River that flows down at the heart of the country. Geographically speaking, the north of Belize is characterized by flat and swampy coastal plains. Other places are heavily forested and consist of flora that is highly diverse. Its south area is composed of low mountain ranges of the Maya Mountains while its …

A Cat Island Bahamas Vacation

The Hermitage is a bit of an historical oddity, fascinating & strange. The hike up to see this religious site will take visitors through small villages along beautiful trails, full of island flora & fauna. it is located at the top of Mt. Alvernia, which is 206 feet above the sea & the highest point in the Bahamas. The Hermitage itself is made from the limestone of the cliffs, with each piece painstakingly extracted, shaped & set by hand by the Canadian mule-skinner turned Anglican turned Roman Catholic priest known as brother Jerome. The brother built the structure to scale, designed it to fit his diminutive form. Beloved by the island people, the priest passed away in 1956 after reaching …

10 tips for selecting the perfect Costa Rica vacation rental

Planning a Tropical holiday full of lush jungles, secluded beaches, & friendly people but not expensive? Costa Rica is the place to go! But where do you stay, a resort or a private villa? Do you require long lines, crowded pools, babies jogging up & down the corridors? I think not. Selecting the best Costa Rica holiday rental can be the difference between a great holiday & three where you feel like you are ‘doing without’. plenty of vacationers consider the Costa Rica holiday rental as ‘just somewhere to stay’ since most of your time will be spent in or on the water, or enjoying local attractions. Don’t make that mistake. there is no reason to settle for less when, …

10 Things to Know About Ireland

Ireland has long been an island divided, but is starting to make a serious comeback. Here are 10 things to know about the Emerald Isle. 10 Things to Know About Ireland An island located close to Britain, Ireland has been in nearly constant conflict with its neighbor. Alas, things have changed dramatically in the last ten years as have Ireland’s fortunes. Religious violence seems to have tapered off and economic growth is some of the strongest in Europe. Here are ten things to know about the amazing country of Ireland. 1. The island is split between two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 2. Prior to 1921, the entire island was part of and controlled by Britain. 3. …

Preparing for an Adventure Vacation in Slovenia

If you are up to an adventure vacation that is truly memorable, try going to Piran in Slovenia. The charming town can be reached for only two hours if you are coming from Venice. Compared to other places nearby, Piran is considered as one of the most interesting because it hasn’t been changed by modernization a lot. Although there are existent commercial establishments, the beauty of the town has more or less remained the same since medieval times. Before finalizing your adventure vacation in Piran in Slovenia, there are so many things that you need to prepare. Getting to Piran is one of the major considerations for your trip. In order to be prepared in going there, you must know …