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Explore the Mediterranean

What we refer to as contemporary civilization – from science and democracy to art and culinary traditions – are generally credited to the culture-rich shores of Southern Europe.

By traveling its coast, you too can bask in its unique history.

You will not want to leave once you've enjoyed the wonder of the Greek Islands and Santorini, worshipped the sun on the sandy beaches of Italy and Spain, and seen up close the historical attractions of Jerusalem and Greece. Ancient Rome is still observable in the city’s Pantheon and Colosseum, and the dramatic St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is a must-see.

Design connoisseurs will like Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi’s awe-inspiring architecture. Mediterranean portrayal For wine enthusiasts, top attractions include France’s Provence region, Chianti in Italy, and Port in Portugal.

On the Adriatic coast, check out the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, the historic city surrounded by ancient stone walls.

Picking the Best Tour for You

Hike Peru's Inca Trail... horseback ride in Alaska... ascend the highest peak in Southeast Asia... surf the waves in Costa Rica... motorcycle through Patagonia… or run with the bulls in Pamplona. There are also a myriad of other adventures to be had from a Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego to a Ferrari drive from Nice to Monaco alongside the curvy sea-coast of the Mediterranean Sea. If any of these adrenaline-charged exploits speak to the daredevil in you, make sure they are part of your next getaway.

Visiting the World’s National Parks
Regardless of the country, there is a National Parks tour that will take you to some of the great wonders of the world.

Here are some of the greatest national parks on earth.

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands is the oldest national park in Ecuador and one of the most frequented UNESCO World heritage sites. On this archipelago you will come face to face with giant tortoises and small penguins, some of the island’s most well-known residents.

Machu Picchu
Considered one of the world’s most important archaeological sites on the globe, Machu Picchu is a spectacular Incan fortress found high in the Andes Mountains.

This marvel provides confirmation of what the urban Inca Empire looked like when it was at the peak of its power.

Yellowstone

When President Theodore Roosevelt first encountered the grand geological formations and abundant wildlife of Yellowstone in 1903, he proclaimed it to be “absolutely unique in the world”. He deemed national parks to be the most beneficial way to safeguard nature and turn them into a shared social asset to benefit all generations to follow.

Serengeti National Park
The famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa are teeming with all kinds of animal species and a wide variety of fauna. There you will see terrains unlike any other and also hear the roar of lions up close and personal.

Great Barrier Reef
A definite must on anyone’s bucket list ought to include the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park located off the northeastern shores of Australia, home to the world’s largest coral reef system.
Fiordland National Park
Norway’s amazing fjords don’t compare with those located in nearby Fiordland National Park in New Zealand.

Special Interest Tours Galore
The number of specialty tours on the marketplace continue to be on the rise.

Name any hobby or special interest and you’ll discover a tour designed just for you.

For the Wine Lover in all of Us
You’ll find plenty of like-minded people, whether connoisseurs or newbies, in wine country.

Wine tasting tours are specifically planned for people who appreciate wine and all its intricacies. There are many hot spots to pick from when it comes to choosing the best tour for you whether it’s a wine tasting tour in Napa Valley, or one that takes you along the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or one that takes you to some of France’s most well-known wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne to name just a few.

For the Lover of Food
There are lots of destinations for foodies who want titillate their taste buds. There are any number of reasons for a gourmand to take a culinary tour including getting a taste of local ingredients and artisan products as well as learning how the history and culture of the region affected the evolution of local cuisine. On some of the top-notch tours, you might even meet a star chef or get lessons from a Michelin-starred expert.

For the Yoga Lover in All of Us
Explore illustration Yoga tours are yet another type of specialty travel found on the marketplace. In order to reach a state of serenity, enthusiasts of this ancient tradition blend meditation with specific techniques to control breathing which help to balance and strengthen both body and mind.

Moreover, yoga tours usually take you to stylish, beautiful and relaxing destinations where you can focus on letting go.

Calling All Nature Lovers!
Some of the main objectives of eco-tours is to keep any trace of human presence to a minimum in locations that remain fragile and relatively undisturbed.

Eco-tourism is a great way to see undisturbed natural areas, but it is also a excellent time to learn about conserving the world’s natural resources. These tours are not merely about visiting unspoiled natural terrains, but also about learning how to better the lives of local inhabitants as well as the importance of conservation.

Spectacular Tours 
Another popular kind of vacation is woman only tours.

The aim of woman only tours is to provide female travelers of all types a safe way to visit the many beautiful places in the world. A women’s only tour is a fantastic way to meet other like-minded vacationers and share experiences like getting on a wave runner on the Adriatic, exploring St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, or taking in the sights and sounds of New York.

For All the Spiritual Seekers
Where can you go to learn about your faith and also reestablish your connection with your spiritual side?

You’ll find that a faith-based tour is the ideal opportunity for you to look inward and connect with your spirituality amidst people who are on the same journey.

There are so many choices to make, but rest knowing that regardless of your pick you will always have something to do.

International Getaways: Not As Far As You Might Think

It’s common to presume an international getaway is too aggressive for a weekend. Guess again. There are many overseas destinations that are definitely doable over a long weekend. Following is a list of places ideal for an extraordinary long weekend.

Montreal, Quebec

Old-world elegance is front and center in this second largest Canadian city after Toronto.

Visitors always love the beautiful Vieux Montreal area with its appealing boutiques and inviting cafes and restaurants. Outdoor lovers will have a lot to do in the lovely Mount Royal Park, from strenuous hikes to leisurely bike rides or relaxing picnics.

The park also has snowshoeing, ice skating and much more every wintertime.

Bermuda
Bermuda is a British territory in the mid-Atlantic popular with US visitors due to the brief two-hour flight from numerous east coast cities, its beautiful beaches of unique pink sand, and its warm weather year-round.

In addition to the incredible beaches, Bermuda is a great place to stroll around exploring its picturesque cobblestone streets, imposing forts, traditional colonial buildings, and interesting maritime history. If you like a little heart-pounding adrenaline, rent a jet ski and head over to the famous Bermuda Triangle.

Baja California Sur, Mexico

Baja California Sur, Mexico is a popular destination easily do-able in a three-day weekend for anyone hoping for fun and relaxation in a spectacular beach setting.

Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, is home to many high-end resorts and upscale eateries that serve tasty local cuisine like smoked marlin as well as offering an entertaining party scene. It’s also the perfect getaway for those who want to enjoy the water, and perhaps a little romance, with Lover’s Beach featuring some amazing caves, rock formations, and strikingly clear azure waters.

Costa Rica
Exotic Costa Rica is a hop, skip, and a jump away from many U.S. cities and makes a fantastic weekend getaway.

One of its claims to fame is its 800 miles of coast, so it is a terrific destination for beach goers who want to enjoy some fun in the sun. Adventure seekers will find no end to their exhilarating choices: hikes through the tropical jungle; zip-lining in the lush rain forest; rappelling down a thundering waterfall; seeing exotic birds, monkeys, and sloths in their natural habitat; and relaxing in volcano-fed hot springs.

Cartagena, Columbia

Like other destinations on the Caribbean Sea, beautiful Cartagena has long stretches of beach with white powdery sand, warm water that is a vibrant shade of blue, and beautiful coral reefs.

Explore example Be sure to wander around the old walled area of the city with its pastel-colored buildings left from the Spanish colonizers and 500-year-old coral wall still there today.

Toronto
Toronto is as sophisticated a city as they come. It is considered one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with more than fifty percent of the population born outside the city.

Seeing its numerous ethnic neighborhoods is like taking a quick world tour, with Koreatown, Greektown, Chinatown, and Little Italy all within the boundaries of the city. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, relaxing on the beach with a cool drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway perfect for you. Everything you want – love, adventure, culinary treats, history – can be yours.

Africa: A Continent of Striking Diversity

A voyage along the coastlines of the African continent will allow you to retrace the path of early Dutch, British, German, and Portuguese explorers. The diverse cultures brought about by ancient tribal traditions and colonialism are interesting to compare when you stop in places such as Senegal, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius. The diversity of the terrain is spectacular, from the gorgeous mountains of South Africa to the extensive desert in Namibia.

Chefs and food aficionados alike will want to make a stop on the magnificent tropical archipelago of Zanzibar, also known as “Spice Island” because of its abundance of valuable spices including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Top Treks Around the World

The best walkabouts are not only about the actual walk but instead they involve the history and culture of the destination. Still, this type of journey is no simple feat.

They will test your durability both physically and mentally, leaving you with an endurable perception of the beauty of the planet. A listing of the globe's top treks is shown below.

Peru: Inca Trail - 26.7 miles & 4 days

Remarkable moments are considerable on the Inca Trail, but incomparable to the minute you walk through the Sun Gate and the moment you catch vision of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. Perfect time to go: May to September

Lost City of Colombia- 27 miles - 5 days
Travel through the abundant jungle through streams before experiencing the ruins of Teyuna. Make this your first stop and you have the Lost City all to yourself. Ideal time to go: December to March.

Nepal: Everest Base Camp - 38.5 miles & 13 days

This journey will make you more acquainted to the men and women of the Himalayas while offering you a view from the top of the planet. After viewing Everest, you will never look at our world in the same manner. Ideal time to go: August to November.

Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro - 21.1 miles | 8 days

At 5,895m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest crest. It’s not easy, but unlike other great summits, it allows those strong enough to conquer its many routes to the top. Perfect time to go: September to March.

Europe: Mont Blanc - 77.7 miles - 8 days

With the Tour du Mont Blanc you trek a hundred miles through three countries: Switzerland, Italy, and France. The ideal months to go are June to September.

Patagonia: Torres del Paine Circuit - 82.6 miles - 10 days -
Recognized for its organic beautiful beauty, you will experience remarkable volcanic terrains, impressive glaciers, and grasslands that extend to the horizon.

Ideal time to go: December to March

Mt. Roirama in Venezuela - 6 days & 21.1 miles

The splendid mountain Roraima is regarded as sacred to the region's native peoples and may have prompted Arthur Conan Doyle’s to write his book, "The Lost World." Best time to go: You can walk the Roraima trail at any time of the year but November to April is the optimal time.

The Camino de Santiago, Spain - 466 miles - 30 days

The prominent Camino de Santiago, also known as the St. James Trail, was a relevant Christian passage during the Middle Ages, and is still viewed as a relevant religious pilgrimage today. The optimal time to travel: You can go in any month of the year but the optimal time is between the spring and autumn (which is high season).

The Wide Array of Things to Do and See in Asia

Hong Kong is one of the most advanced cities on the Asian continent and is a hub for international business and finance. To explore some of Thailand’s most iconic scenery, beaches, and culture, be sure to plan a visit to Phuket, its largest island.

Located in India’s Kerala state, Cochin (or Kochi) is commonly called “Queen of the Arabian Sea” and is celebrated for its history and cultural influences, including St. Francis Church built by the Portuguese and the Jewish Community’s seven synagogues, dating back to 1503 and the 12th century, respectively.

Mediterranean description Jordan’s Petra, a designated UNESCO World Heritage City, was given the nickname “Rose City” thanks to the color of the rock used to create it. From Africa to Asia, from North America to South America, from Antarctica to Europe, discover them all when you travel in style and class on a world cruise.

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