When fire tore through Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, centuries of history that had survived revolution, two world wars, and natural disasters was swept from existence. It was a reminder that our most precious constructions can vanish before our eyes. Here is a look at 11 of the world's most majestic cathedrals and why you shouldn't wait to see them.
In honor of #IWD21, we are celebrating stories from female travelers that have completely redefined the landscape of adventure through their own courageous acts of exploring new lands with curiosity and bravery.
One of our favorite stories is the one from Kim Lumelius, a passionate travel girl from Germany who has traveled all over the world on 4 wheels. Lutzi, her wheelchair and travel buddy, means freedom and independence for her. And as a travel blogger (@Wheeliewanderlust), she writes her content around the idea of barrier-free travel, including detailed information about destinations and activities as well as helpful tips for travel planning.
Whether you fancy sports, culture, culinary treats, history, or outdoor recreation, Atlanta has something great on offer. In this guide we’re taking a look at the place ATLiens call Hotlanta. This is a nonstop tour of the Hollywood of the South.
The Alps have made Switzerland a ski paradise. It has the best pistes in the world and the coolest ski equipment. This album selects five of the most famous ski resorts, where not only masters can show off their ski skills, but also beginners can easily learn how to ski.
As another Halloween season approaches, countless kids and those young at heart are busy working on their costumes. Goblins, ghouls, and a great many superheroes will take to neighborhood streets eager for sugary treats. Halloween is a chance to pull out all the stops and decorate your home as an elaborately frightful abode. This got us thinking about those naturally scary places. Destinations where the thrill of adrenaline-packed excitement or maybe the appearance of seemingly other-worldly environments invoke a spine-tingling sensation. We searched around the world and come up with a list of places that in one way or another qualify as downright scary destinations. From death-defying hiking trails to creepy castles, these are the best scary travel adventures to have this Halloween.
Sapporo: One of the Most Snowiest Cities
Sapporo in Hokkaido is a northern city known for the snow. The snowflake-shaped city emblem expresses the citizens' love for snowflakes.
All of Japan revels in the Sapporo Snow Festival, held every winter in Odori Park. Snow sculpture contestants use their imaginations to the fullest to bring the winter scenery to life, on display for tourists from all over the world!
The capital city of Germany, Berlin, is the largest and most populated city in the country with the best of Berlin museums helping to understand its historical past. The lovely city straddles the river banks of the Spree. The many lakes formed on the south-eastern and western boroughs of the river. It has a seasonal temperate climate and is a city composed of forests gardens, parks, canals, and rivers. This natural beauty makes it one of the most visited cities in Germany, romantic and utterly gorgeous to discover. However, Berlin is known for things other than its natural beauty too. A history overwrought with war and bloodshed comes to mind, as does the infamous Berlin Wall. It was certainly a historic day with plentiful celebration when the Berlin Wall fell on 9th November 1989. This war-torn and tumultuous past has left Berlin with many an artefact that is worth being preserved.
Barcelona is full of artistic flare and passionate but slow romance. The cafes are an indispensable part of this city. Several popular cafes with different styles are recommend here, so that you can experience daily life in Barcelona!
As expected from a diverse metropolitan city, the food in Manchester is rich and colorful, and brings together a variety of differently styled specialty restaurants. We’ll recommend several popular restaurants here that received positive reviews in Manchester, which will absolutely make you fall in love with unknown highlights of British cuisine!
The heart of European wall art is to be found in its "fresco capitals," Lyon and Berlin. Frescoes were first produced in Lyon in 1978, and now number over 250 works; initially they were intended simply to brighten the place up, but now they have become a part of the city's culture. This album introduces the best-known fresco sites in Lyon.
The Lyon neighborhood is very distinctive. For example, the Red Cross neighborhood, once a textile workshop, is now a gathering place for young designers; the old town block still retains the pure French hutong style; and the confluence area is full of post-modern architecture and art. Emerging creative park.
France, the quintessential travel destination. European old world charm. Rolling hills with vineyards stretching to the horizon. Quaint cafes tucked away in Parisian back alleys. Whether you love culture and history, natural scenery, seaside luxury, or just some heart-stopping mountain thrills, France has it all and more. Come along as we explore this great country. From the port cities on the English Channel to the storied towns on the French Riviera, we will highlight some must-see attractions and recommend ways to best enjoy the wonders on offer across the land.
Spain, occupying most of the Iberian Peninsula, is one of Europe’s best destinations. A magnet for those seeking simple charms, amazing cuisine, and incredible culture, Spain is a diverse country offering visitors multitudes. In this short travel guide, we’re going to delve into those can’t-miss cities and towns. These are the places you’ve seen in films or imagined as you thumbed through a novel by Hemingway. They live between the notes in a melody strummed on a flamenco guitar or in the smells and tastes of tapas. Spain’s bounty is open to all so come discover why this destination has for so long captivated writers, poets, and world travelers.
Game of Thrones is a worldwide cultural phenomenon. The best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin have spawned an incredible following and award-winning television adaption by HBO. Bringing the characters, locations, and stories to life was a massive undertaking. Fortunately, the screenwriters and production team were up to the task. They scoured the globe looking for the best places to incorporate into their visual storytelling. In this travel guide, we explore some of these real-world localities. Often surprising, these accessible destinations would rank high on anyone’s travel list. Come along as we explore the most incredible Game of Thrones film locations to visit in 2019.
Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is the continent’s largest and most important economy. A major trading nation, it is central to the politics of the European Union. Germany’s long and complicated history have left indelible marks throughout the land. Travelers can tour ancient Roman ruins in Cologne, or visit great Romanesque Revival palaces in Bavaria. See the monuments to war in Berlin, or just relax along the Baltic Coast. This article will introduce the wondrous diversity on offer in Germany and suggest things to see in some of the country’s major cities. Come along we visit this beautiful destination.
On the shores of the Balearic Sea lies Barcelona. Capital of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region, the city sparkles in the Mediterranean sun. Walking along spacious boulevards, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in London; however, dart into a narrow alleyway and it seems you could strike sparks anywhere. Barcelona is effervescent and overflowing with humanity and Catalan pride. Come along as we explore this beautiful and intriguing city, a place where Roman ruins mingle with Gaudi’s modernism. This short guide will highlight some must-see attractions and provide an overview to the many wonderful things travelers will find when they visit Barcelona.
The Dalmatian Coast, a place of extraordinary beauty on the Adriatic Sea. When most people think of Croatia, this is what comes to mind. Well this and of course Luka Modri?, the World Cup, and Game of Thrones. Croatia is often overshadowed by its neighbor across the Adriatic; however, travelers in the know have long recognized the region’s beauty, history, and culture. If you’re looking for a European adventure but don’t fancy traditional destinations in the West, you certainly cannot go wrong in Croatia.
Turkey has long been a global crossroads. Straddling Europe and Asia, its lands have seen the rise and fall of vast empires including the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. This long history combines with pristine natural beauty. Black Sea resorts dot Turkey’s northern coast. Grand cathedrals and mosques line the Bosporus Straits in Istanbul. Picturesque islands are scattered in the Aegean Sea. And ancient ruins coexist with modern luxury along the Mediterranean coast. It is a land for travelers seeking something exotic yet familiar. In this and so many other ways, Turkey is the ideal blend.
Thailand conjures up images of elephants, temples, beaches, and of course, delicious food. The Southeast Asian nation is a major regional hub and massively popular travel destination. Lush green jungles stretch through the northern regions. Here elephants roam and monkeys are quick to steal a snack from inattentive tourists. Bangkok’s temples glitter by day while its boulevards shine bright under the neon nightlife. In the south, incredible white sand beaches stretch endlessly along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The country’s diversity and rich bounty make for a truly splendid travel destination.
For many 2019 is a year of promise. Maybe you intend to start that new job. Maybe it’s the year you get the promotion you deserve. Perhaps 2019 is the year you add to your family or, maybe it’s time to start a family of your own. Whatever the case may be, let’s hope 2019 is your best year yet! To help get things started, we’ve been thinking about places with inspiring stories of their own. Places where 2019 is also going to be special. The result is our list of the top-5 destinations for the first half of 2019. It’s a year of promises and new beginnings!
As the undisputed granddaddy of theme parks, Disneyland Resort has been leading the way since 1955, inviting visitors to spend the day in the ultimate land of make-believe. What's the spotlights you cannot miss in these Disneyland parks?
Spanning nearly two continents and 11 time zones, Russia is country full of wonder and surprise. The Russian Far East and Siberia are synonymous with remoteness, while St. Petersburg’s elegance evokes memories of long lost Czars. Moscow’s Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral are quintessential symbols of this enormous country.
Picture yourself standing in a quiet field. Snow crunches underfoot as you shift your weight, gazing towards the heavens. Your breath forms a frosty mist in the air. In the distance, a dogsled pulls its passenger over the frozen fields. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the skies above begin to glow. Great rivers of color swirl high overhead and soon the entire sky appears on fire; an eerie greenish light casting shadows far below.