Destinations

The moment you read that heading, you immediately blurt out ‘Miami beach’! Well, yes that is one of the best places to go to when in Florida. However, there are many more activities you can do and places that you can visit that will literally blow your mind away! Here is a list of five such exciting things you can do in the sunshine state: 1.Theme Parks Image Courtesy: http://hbr.co.ke/20039/ Orlando is your place for a fun-filled day with the family. The Universal Studios Florida, Universal...
The Forest of Dean is a fascinating region in Britain. It is located amidst the Vale of Leadon, the Wye Valley and the Severn Vale. Also referred to as the ‘queen of forests’, it is one of the best-known tourist attractions in the country. It was first designated by the Saxons for the purpose of hunting. Later on, as more people became aware of its potential, it became the hunting reserve of kings for several centuries. The Norman kings loved to hunt wild boar and deer and they intro...
My flight was booked! My dream of hiking the Inca Trail, and walking through the sun gate to Machu Picchu was finally becoming a reality. But then, the reality hit me. I have never done an overnight hike before! What do I pack? How do I get into shape? Is it safe? Do I go alone or with a group? As excited as I was, I realized I had a lot of planning ahead of me, but every moment of preparation (and sometimes extreme anxiety) was all worth it. Here are a few tips and tricks that helped me not onl...
Machu Picchu, Peru Although it's one of the most well-known archaeological wonders of the world, Machu Picchu still holds plenty of secrets and is on our shortlist of must-see destinations on a Peru trip. Add picture with a caption showing actual clients with names linking to review. Machu Picchu is an enigma, some would say a paradox because it is known as both the best known yet least known about of the Inca sites. Since its discovery on July 24, 1911, by North American Hiram Bingham, Machu P...
History of Machu Picchu Archaeological evidence uncovered around the site suggests that the area was first used for agricultural purposes back in 760 B.C. The war of Vilcambamba Pachacutec in 1440 established the first settlement at the site. It was called the Tahuantinsuyo Empire which was later followed by the formation of the government of Manco Capac. It is thought that Machu Picchu was first inhabited by 300-1000 inhabitants, who were of the highest Class or "llactas". The valleys a...
Whether you are travelling domestically or internationally, you need travel insurance. Travel insurance policies are often not a top priority when people make their holiday plans. There are many things to take into consideration when choosing the best travel insurance for you and your family. After all, you don’t like to risk you and your family’s safety and security while you’re on the road. Here are 10 things to check when choosing the travel insurance policy that suits your needs and pr...
Sometimes surprises when you're traveling can be good--a delicious meal at a local restaurant or a tip from a local leading to a great off-the-beaten-path site, for example. However, more often than not, travel surprises can be nasty--and as much time as you spend preparing for a trip, it seems they're sometimes unavoidable. That said, you should still do what you can to educate yourself before heading out, and we're here to help! That's why we've crafted this list of seven important things to k...
If I asked a group of adventure travelers about the highlights of their recent Peru trip, I can guarantee that I would hear a wide array of stories, about views from high mountain passes, to walking under magnificent towering peaks or through steamy jungles and cloud forests. For others it might be the impressive ruins or unique cultural experiences they enjoyed. The fact is, we all have unique perspectives when we travel, and we all enjoy different aspects of an adventure. So when...
Just like Peru is a land of diverse and delicious cuisines, the country also has a wide variety of characteristic beverages for you to try during your trip! From the official national cocktail to ancient indigenous concoctions to burgeoning craft beer scenes in Lima and Cusco, there are tons of Peruvian drinks that might tickle your fancy. If you're headed to Machu Picchu or even trekking the Inca Trail, you may or may not pass through Lima on the way. Surely, though, you'll be spending some tim...
Exploring the ancient streets of Cusco, trekking the Inca or Lares Trails, taking in the sight of Machu Picchu for the first time--these are all magical moments. If you're planning a trip to Peru, you're truly lucky. Most people don't get to have these sorts of experiences during their lifetimes. However, even the luckiest of people sometimes experience a bit of misfortune during their travels. Most of the time, these problems are minor--food that doesn't agree with your stomach or a scraped kn...
The smartphone has quickly evolved into one of the most useful travel tools you will ever have in your traveling toolkit, from finding great restaurants to figuring out how to navigate the Buenos Aires subway. Unless you’re planning on trekking through the remoter parts of the Amazon or taking a road trip down Argentina’s desolate Ruta 40, you’ll find mobile data available pretty much across South America. Worried about high data roaming costs? Don’t be. That is so 2012. Today, local dat...
There is no place quite like Peru. And no, we’re not just talking about the ancient Inca ruins, the beautiful Andean scenery, and the staggering biodiversity of the Amazon. We mean the gastronomy. Peru is a hotspot when it comes to international cuisine, the center of a gastronomic revolution. With some of the best fusion cuisine in the world, in Peru you will find Andean delicacies and criolla traditions with unique Asian and European twists. Where are the best places to go to check out the a...
In North India is Rajasthan, an Indian state near the Pakistan. This unfathomable state is a well known travel destination in light of its scene, which incorporates the gigantic Thar Desert and the glorious Aravallis Mountains. As a center of Rajput culture, Rajasthan is additionally a magnificent place to investigate royal residences and sanctuaries constructed by Rajput rulers of the past. As you mismatch the state, mean to include however many of this mind boggling best places to visit in Raj...
The French Alps are the place to be if you are a ski lover and these resorts are perfect top winter destinations for a weekend ski break. As well as enjoying the great skiing you can take in the stunning beauty of the alpine lakes, sensational scenery and refreshing mountain air. It’s easy to forget about the work week when you can get straight from the office onto the slopes this weekend with these ideal resorts for a short trip. La Clusaz As a traditional resort, La Clusaz has a real French ...
St Lucia is one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. Some of its major attractions include stunning crescent shaped beaches, lush mountains, pretty fishing villages, reefs, rainforests, geothermal attractions and waterfalls. With a host of beautiful things to see and do, you can surely enjoy a relaxing holiday in St Lucia. Here are some of the best places to explore while on a trip to the scenic island. The Pitons – The twin towering peaks is the best-known attraction in the reg...
Owing to its scenic beauty, beautiful hills and expansive beaches, Jersey promises you a holiday that will be etched in your memories. Read on to know how you can spend your next holiday in Jersey. Jersey isn’t new to travel or TV enthusiasts. There’s Jersey shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey. You are familiar with the place and these series have helped envision a fairly accurate picture of what Jersey should be like, before you even set out to spend your next holiday in Jersey. Lo...
If you are looking to get away for a while, a holiday cottage is the best place to relax and rejuvenate. Holiday cottages are unique, individual properties that are set in scenic locations. Here are some award-winning holiday cottages that offer breathtaking views and make for the perfect holiday destination. Woodpecker Broomhill Manor, Cornwall – If you are looking to book yourself a weekend cottage break, this cottage is a great option. Located close to the beautiful sandy beaches, the prope...
Solo travel may be highly clichéd. But honestly, there’s no better way to discover yourself than travelling solo. So, try a singles holiday and read on to know how to get the best out of it. Someone who has spent lots on alone time on the road by themselves would know that solo travel is not only liberating, but quite simple and not at all scary (as it may seem at first). Once you embark on your journey, you will have many eye-opening experiences; the kind that few others experiences in life...
Cambridge has earned acclaim as one of the two most famous university cities in the UK, with Oxford as its counterpart. Its famous university was established in the 13th century and since then it has produced some of the brightest scholars and academicians in the world. Its location at a distance of just about 60 miles from London makes it a popular destination for a day or weekend trip. Apart from its many famous colleges (31 of them) and its world famous University, there are plenty of other a...
The US national parks are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Here is a helpful guide to national parks. Few places in the world can compete with the stunning landscapes, engaging activities and awe-inspiring architecture of the United States national parks. With a host of sightseeing and adventure options, there is much to see and do in these coveted spots. Whether you are visiting the parks for the first time or you have been there before, here is a guide to national park to help you g...