Articles - February 2019

Destinations Magical places: the most beautiful islands in the world February 24, 2019

Islands are definitely magical places, an island is basically a small plot of land completely surrounded by water, an isolated magical kingdom. That is why people have been fascinated by islands since the dawn of history, and that is why islands are often considered popular tourist destinations. All islands are beautiful of course, but what are the most beautiful islands in the world? What a quest, to find the most beautiful places on Earth! Who wouldn’t want to go on that adventure! If you are as curious as we are, and want to find out, join us in our search for the most beautiful islands in the world, you may just find your next travel destination. Whitsunday Islands, Australia The Whitsundays is an archipelago of 74 islands located off the Queensland coast. This magnificent archipelago lies next to The Great Barrier Reef, which is the world’s most extensive coral-reef system. The Great Barrier works as a shield that protects the islands from huge ocean waves, making them perfect for swimming and water sports. These islands, with their stunning white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and colorful corals, are certainly some of the most beautiful islands in the world. The white sands of Whitehaven Beach and the magical beauty of Heart Reef attract tourists from all around the world to the Whitsundays. Just relaxing on what is considered to be the most beautiful beach in the world is more than enough draw, but if you happen to go there you absolutely have to try snorkeling or diving in The Great Barrier Reef; it is an experience not to be missed. Bora Bora, Tahiti One of the most dazzling travel destinations in the world, Bora Bora is a splendid island indeed. If you reside in one of its overwater bungalows situated in the midst of the azure water, you may not want to come back to your hectic day to day life. A serene place like no other, Bora Bora lies just northwest of Tahiti. It is renowned for its vibrant colors, the turquoise blue of the sea is only rivaled by the greenery of the trees, the island is also renowned for its translucent lagoon. The best thing about Bora Bora is that it is an ideal destination for both the adventurous and the quiet. The activities on the island include hiking in Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu as well as a multitude of water sports, and at the same time, people who seek a relaxing time can find their nirvana in the islands quiet beaches. St. Lucia, Caribbean Geographically and culturally rich, St. Lucia is one of the most beautiful islands on Earth. From swimming in transparent waters to climbing the twin volcanoes, the beautiful island has got plenty to offer travelers. The Pitons, the magnificent pair of jagged volcanic peaks which soar 2,000 feet above sea level, look surreal compared with how small the island is. Add to that the small colorful houses scattered on the shore and you get a magic land out of a fairy tale. A true Caribbean paradise, St. Lucia features some unbelievable rain forests where wild orchids and birds of paradise flourish and striking tropical birds roam the trees. The Cook Islands White sandy beach covered with an abundance of palm trees, The Cook Islands look too beautiful to be real! Situated in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, the archipelago includes 15 beautiful islands. The year-round balmy weather in the islands make swimming or any type of water activity a wonderful experience any time you choose to go. And the translucent water works like a thick glass wall that allows you to clearly see the colorful corals and rich marine life underneath it. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador This archipelago features some of the most beautiful islands in the world, as well as some of the most mesmerizing species on Earth. The islands are so rich with endemic species it’s breathtaking. Not only are most of the animals on the island endemic, but they also never learned to fear humans, so you can get up close and personal with these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Nonetheless, The Galapagos Islands have more to offer than incredible biodiversity, the remote islands are very unique in their beauty. Situated in an isolated location 1000 km from mainland Ecuador; the volcanic archipelago has literally erupted from the ocean. Listed among the most remote islands in the world, the islands were never attached to a large continental land mass as they were formed by volcanic activity. Palawan, Philippines Picturesque unspoiled beaches with crystal clear water, Palawan features superb beauty, a number of waterfalls, lush rainforests and two UNESCO world heritage sites. The first world heritage site in Palawan is The Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park which protects Puerto-Princesa underground river, a 5-mile long river which is the longest navigable underground river in the world. The second world heritage site is Tubbataha reef natural park, this natural park spreads over an area of 13028 hectares and is dedicated to protecting many rare marine species. To learn more about beautiful destinations see also: Honeymoon or Valentine: the 6 most romantic destinations in the world A Tour around Seas and Oceans: Most Unique Beaches in the World Canary Tour: Where to go in the Canary Islands

Destinations Tourism in London: The best Tourism places in London February 20, 2019

Planning your London trip? Whether you’re looking for the best tourism places in London or things to do such as events and attractions. This article will offer you a list of the best places you can visit in London. London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history goes back to Roman times. At its centre stand many of its popular tourism places, such as the ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and the London Eye. Explore the entire city and enjoy the magnificent tours around the city of fog. Madame Tussauds London Madame Tussauds London combines glitz, glamour and incredible history with more than 300 stunning wax figures. It has about 14 interactive areas. You can walk down the red carpet and have a unique experience with Hollywood stars. Also, exploring the sports zone will allow you a chance to meet stars like David Beckham. Enjoy your once in a lifetime meeting with the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Take photos with music icons such as Miley Cyrus. Don’t forget to immerse yourself in the Marvel Super Heroes 4D movies. Coca-Cola London Eye The Coca-Cola London Eye is located in the heart of London. It rotates over the River Thames opposite Big Ben. London eye used to be the tallest eye in the world at 135 meters tall. But nowadays, the Singapore Flyer, which is one of the top places in Singapore, is 165 meters high. Coca-Cola London Eye becomes the modern symbol representing the capital. You can experience a breathtaking adventure in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules. The rotation takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever-changing perspective of London, with 360-degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks. Within each capsule, there is an interactive guide, who allows you to explore the capital's landmarks in several languages. This experience will lift you high enough to see up to 40 kilometres on a clear day and keep you close enough from the spectacular details of the city beneath you. SEA LIFE London The new SEA LIFE London Aquarium hosts the largest collections of global marine life in Europe. It is one of the best tourism places in London. Located in the heart of London. Visitors will experience an immersive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Along the journey, you can have an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a Tropical Ocean through a stunning glass tunnel. There is plenty of interaction along with your journey, such as feeding the stingrays. Seahorses, Octopus, Zebra Sharks and the ever popular Clownfish are the other stars of the show. The View from The Shard The Shard is considered one of the top places in Western Europe. It is designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, at height of up 8oo ft. the view from the Shard offers a spectacular view over London, as it enables the visitors to see as far as 40 miles away. It is the only place where visitors can see the entire city, so it becomes one of the most popular tourism places in London. Buckingham Palace tour Having a tour in Buckingham palace will allow you to explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms and look out for some of the Royal Collection's greatest treasures on display. As well as the tour in the place, Buckingham Palace summer opening will include Paintings by the most popular artists. Some of the finest English and French furniture in the world will be showed. Every year, the Palace summer opening features a special exhibition. This year 2019 exhibition marks 200 years since Queen Victoria's birth. Hop on hop off bus tour See London's iconic landmarks from the comfort of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. The buses cover about five different routes with more than 60 stops, so there's plenty of opportunities to see the most famous tourism places in London. This will give you the chance to explore more areas and sights. On this tour, you'll have the opportunity to see and explore, Tower of London, Buckingham Place, Westminster Abbey and Oxford Street & Regent Street. In addition to Shakespeare's Globe, St Paul's Cathedral and Trafalgar Square. Every 5 to 10 minutes a bus will depart from the main tourist points and every 15 to 20 minutes elsewhere. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Warner Bros. Studio became one of the most popular tourism places in London, as it provides an amazing opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. This unique walking tour takes you behind the scenes and shows you the magical world. Also, it reveals some facts about the special effects that made these films so popular all over the world. Begin your tour by stepping inside to discover the Great Hall. Explore Dumbledore’s office and the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, like Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and Gringotts Wizarding Bank. You also can see Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle. And rediscover other memorable sets such as the Gryffindor common room, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.

Safari Jeep Tours Between the Wildlife and Spectacular Deserts February 14, 2019

Experiencing a safari trip is one of the unique adventures you will ever have. Safari jeep tours offer different tours to please every family member. You can go for a safari in a desert and enjoy a barbecue party. Or you can enjoy one of the amazing African parks and fall in love with the wildlife in different countries such as South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. Also, you can choose suitable accommodation for your travel style. If you really want to have an unforgettable experience, you should pick you Safari jeep tour now. Types of  Safari Jeep Tours When you decide to have a Safari tour, expand your mind to the wide variety of Safaris in the world, and try to explore a new part of the world. There are two types of Safari Jeep Tours. The first one is a unique type, which allows you to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. These kinds of Safaris take place on the African continent and southeast Asia. The second type offers you the opportunity to simply enjoy the landscape. Commonly these type will be found in North Africa and the Middle East. What to pack? Going for one of the Safari Jeep Tours needs some preparations, as you neither deserts nor wilds would allow you a chance to buy or borrow anything you forgot. So you have to make sure that you have got everything you need with you. However, there are some important things you should pack in your backpack. Personal first-aid kit such as headache pills, antihistamine cream and hygiene wipes are important as you must be ready for any circumstances. Also, protective eyewear, sun protection for skin and lip balm are essential to protect yourself and your family from the sun. Don’t forget the photographic requirements like batteries, chargers, memory cards and of course binoculars to be able to watch the wildlife animals closer. A backpack is recommended for any safari as the space on safari jeeps are limited. And a day pack is advised for carrying personal items like binoculars and cameras. What to wear? Generally, the days on Safari are warm, so shorts and t-shirts are ideal, although nights can be cold, so long-sleeved shirts, trousers and jackets are essential. Also, the trousers and long-sleeved shirts act as protection from mosquitoes. If you picked one of the Safari Jeep Tours, beware of wearing bright colours may affect animal behaviour, so you should wear in earthy colours such as brown, beige and olive. On the other hands, wearing comfortable and practical footwear is recommended, especially for walking activities. Best Safari jeep tours This Safari Jeep tours in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania will let you witness the annual migration of wildebeest across the plains. But if just watching the migration is your only goal, don’t go for this Safari, as it is full of great adventure and a unique experience. Masai Mara is located in Kenya, it is a northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti. Having a Safari Jeep tours in Masai Mara will give you chance to watch different types of wild animals such as lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and rare black rhinos. South Africa’s largest park the Kruger National Park, will give you a chance to experience one of the most beautiful Safari Jeep Tours. Where you can watch many wild animals alongside plenty of other mammals and birdlife. Also, you can book in one of the three treehouses and enjoy a night under the stars. While it is known that Safari Jeep Tours is more common in Africa, India has something different to offer in Ranthambore Park. As the main character, you will meet is the tiger. Most tourists ride giant open-sided trucks or private jeep tours in the park. On other hands, Siwa Oasis offers a great Safari Jeep Tours in the desert, where you can have a sleep the sand dunes under the moon and the stars. It allows you to enjoy the landscape and experience the traditional Siwan dinner cooks. Awake to the beautiful desert sunrise and enjoy the Siwan music under the stars at night. For more Safari jeep tours: Safari packages.

Eating & Dining Brunch in Bahrain: top restaurants for brunch in the kingdom February 14, 2019

As a cosmopolitan country, the food scene in Bahrain is really exciting; restaurants in the kingdom are varied and plentiful. You can easily find different cuisines anywhere in the country. So which of these various restaurants is the perfect spot for a nice brunch in Bahrain? Brunch has always been the most mesmerizing meal, some love eating breakfast food for brunch, and some prefer a more hearty dish for this meal. Moreover, unlike other meals, almost no one eats brunch at home, brunch is a meal for outings, going out with your spouse or your friend for the weekend, having a business meeting over a nice meal, or just enjoying a relaxing time in a nice place all by yourself. If you are looking for the best place to enjoy this meal in the kingdom, these are the top restaurants for brunch in Bahrain. Big Texas BBQ & Waffle House Some people say that this is The Place for brunch in Bahrain, and we do not disagree. Located in the heart of Juffair, this restaurant offers a true southern American cuisine, and everything they serve is simply delicious. The decor is just as appetizing as the food,  the welcoming wooden interiors, and the comfortable casual setting make this place perfect for almost every occasion. Whether you are alone or with a large group, you will feel welcome and relaxed in there. The brunch specials are highly recommended, huge portions, good value for money and great taste. Pro tip: You have to try the brisket, either in a sandwich or pizza, it melts in your mouth good. La Vinoteca Barcelona A diverse menu that includes amazing Mediterranean dishes and delightful Spanish dishes, this restaurant will definitely please brunch lovers. Their philosophy is that sharing a meal with loved ones is the best form of nourishing, as it nourishes the body as well as the soul. And thanks to this theory the place and the extensive tapas menu are built around having a great time with your company. Their brunch menu is simply delightful, everything from the starters to the varied desserts aims to please the senses. Furthermore, the outdoor seating area provides the perfect backdrop for weekend brunch when the weather permits. Pro tip: You absolutely have to try the Paella! It is a Spanish restaurant after all. Plus, it is simply wonderful. Trader Vic’s The laid back atmosphere of this place makes it a fabulous spot for a relaxing brunch in Bahrain. Add to that the fact that the food is beyond perfect, and you get a wonderful gastronomic experience that makes your whole weekend. Trader Vic’s serves a traditional Polynesian cuisine across an extensive menu, it aims to add a beachfront vibe, as well as scrumptious dishes that bring back to mind a relaxing island lifestyle to everyday living. Therefore it is the best place to forget all about the hectic urban day to day life and enjoy a great brunch with your favorite people. Pro tip: The salmon is not to be missed! Baharat Located inside Le Méridien City Centre, Baharat offers a magnificent Friday brunch. The restaurant has won an award for 'Best International Cuisine', which says a lot about the place. The food is toothsome, the service is impeccable and everything in Baharat delivers a wonderful experience. The place comprises a very nice kids’ play area and the Friday brunch features live music for a great atmosphere. In addition to the wonderful brunch on Friday, the restaurant serves an amazing seafood night on Thursday, try it. Pro tip: Leave room for dessert, they serve a great variety of desserts and all are scrumptious. Lanterns Gourmet Lounge Lanterns serves amazing Indian and Asian food across five branches in Bahrain. However, if you want to enjoy brunch in the restaurant we highly recommend visiting Lanterns Gourmet Lounge in Amwaj Island; it serves breakfast food until 2 pm during weekends and offers a pleasant seating area overlooking the Gulf and a lively ambiance. The place serves some international dishes in addition to their renowned Indian menu, but Indian food is what they are famous for so trying it is a must. Pro tip: You absolutely have to try the splendid Dal Makhani they make! Aroma Restaurant & Cafe This may be one of the most budget-friendly options for brunch in Bahrain, but do not worry, the quality and the variety of the food will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Aroma Restaurant & Cafe is a family friendly cafe, it features a kids’ play area and serves shisha for adults, fun times for you and your kids. Pro tip: Try the Manaqeesh and you will not regret it. To learn more about Bahrain see also: Tour packages in Bahrain Bahraini adventure: Top places to visit in Bahrain Best value for money: the top 7 cheap hotels in Bahrain

Destinations Tourism in France: The Best places in France to visit February 07, 2019

When we talk about France, the image of Eiffel tower is the first thing came out on the mind. Everyone knows France as the only Paris, although it has many other places that have the same charm as Paris. France has many tourist attractions. This article will show you the best places in France, where you can visit and enjoy it. Champs-Elysées champs-Elysees needs no introduction, it is one of the top French capital’s attractions and best places in France. You can go and admire its majestic monuments, or enjoy a shopping spree. It is nearly 2 km in length, this historic road runs from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Paris Disneyland Paris Disneyland is one the best places in France you could enjoy, it's not only for children but for adults too. You can immerse yourself in the Disney stories and soak up the Disney magic. Also, you can enjoy over 50 attractions, shows offer magical experience and exciting adventures. It has a Disney village, which is full of restaurants, entertainment and shopping. In addition to Gulf Disneyland for amateurs and professionals with the clubhouse. Chocolate Museum For more interesting things to do, you can visit the chocolate museum. Located 10 minutes from downtown Strasbourg, it is considered one of the best places in France. The museum tells the chocolate and its secrets, and how it is made through videos and animations. You will see how cocoa is turned into chocolate. Activities and workshops are also offered for children. Palace of Versailles Palace of Versailles was built first as a hunting lodge in 1624, then it became more ornate over the years. The royal palace is located outside Paris and is known for its hall of mirrors and beautiful gardens. Versailles is associated with the French queen Marie Antoinette, who was beheaded during the French revolution. Gorge du Verdon Gorge du Verdon is considered one of the most beautiful river canyons in Europe. It is located in southeastern France between Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The area offers the best view of the green emerald. Dune of Pyla Dune of Pyla is one of the best places in France, located in the Arcachon Bay. Also, it is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It grows eastwards at about 4.5 meters a year. You can enjoy a spectacular view with the Atlantic coast and the Bay on one side and a large pine forest on another, at the top of the dune. Palace of Fontainebleau One of the best places in France is the Palace of Fontainebleau, where is located 65 km far from central Paris. Fontainebleau is one of the largest French royal palaces. It is built in the 12th century, as a hunting lodge. Also, it is the place where Napoleon abdicated his empire. The Palace is filled with ornate buildings, which have more ornate interiors. Promenade des Anglais Promenade des Anglais is the most famous walkway along the Mediterranean. And one of the best places in France you can visit. It is known as Le Prom, located in Nice. You can go for summer sunbathers, skateboarders and in-line skaters as well. Camargue Camargue is the largest river delta in Western Europe, and one of the best places in France. It hosts about 500 species of birds including the pink flamingo. Also, it is famous for its small white horses, which roam the extensive marshlands. The Camargue is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Rhone river delta. Nimes Roman Monuments Nimes is a city used to be one of the most important cities of Roman, it is located in southern France. The city is often referred to as the French Rome. It hosts a collection of Roman buildings such as the amphitheatre and a Roman temple. Val d'Isere If you are an adventurer, so you should visit Val d’Isere. It is one of the best places in France, where you can enjoy skiing. Val d’Isere is a popular ski resort in France, and it hosts men’s ski racing in the 1992 winter Olympics. The charming village many visitors and tourists in winter. Cannes Film Festival Meeting your favourite star, is not a wish anymore, as you can see him/her every May in Cannes. Cannes International Film Festival held every year in France, where all the world’s movie-making industry show up. Although the screening is not open to the public, you can look for your favourite stars, as they dine out the restaurants, shop or visit any tourism place in France. Eiffel Tower Eiffel tower is the symbol of Paris, it is considered one of the best places in France and top tourist attractions. The tower has been visited by more than 200 million people, making it the most visited tourist attraction in the world. It is built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, also it is the highest building in Paris with 324 meters tall. Eiffel offers stunning views of the city below. You can see more trips to France: Travel packages to France.

Destinations Honeymoon or Valentine: the 6 most romantic destinations in the world February 03, 2019

People are always looking for the most romantic destinations where they can have the best romantic vacation, especially around valentine’s day. Valentine’s day may not be a major holiday, but it is a perfectly nice chance to celebrate love, and if you love traveling, it is a great chance to travel. What counts as a romantic destination is different from one person to another, however some destinations are undoubtedly romantic. Whether you are looking for a place to take your wife on a romantic getaway or looking for the best honeymoon spot, these are the most romantic destinations in the world. Santorini, Greece Whitewashed buildings that seem to rise from the sea, or sprout from the volcanic rocks, Santorini looks like a magical town right out of a fairytale. The dreamy island is a very popular honeymoon destination, and for good reason; the beauty of the azure beaches under the sunlight is only matched by the beauty of the well lit tiny homes under the stars. The west side of the island features the renowned caldera and its impressive cliffs, it is home to some of the most expensive hotels in the world, these hotels offer an understated luxury and unparalleled views. The east side on the other hand features a different experience with its colorful beaches and laid back resorts. No matter where you choose to reside, Santorini is bound to give you an unforgettable romantic vacation. Tour packages to Greece Kyoto, Japan A true hidden gem, Kyoto offers a stunning Japanese experience, and if you manage to plan your trip during the Cherry Blossom season you will have the most magnificent trip in your life. With around 2000 temples, many wondrous gardens and numerous stunning tea houses, you will not lack for things to see and do in Kyoto. What makes this city the most romantic destination in Japan is that it features spectacular landscapes and offers an authentic Japanese experience that you may not find in larger cities. If you take your significant other to Kyoto, make sure to check Nishiki market or Kyoto’s kitchen for a culinary adventure through the Japanese cuisine. Seychelles The picturesque archipelago is one of the most renowned and the most expensive honeymoon destinations, if you can afford it though, a trip to Seychelles is definitely worth every penny. Untouched powdery fine beaches and lush green vegetation make the 150 islands a true paradise for travelers. Add to that the fact that you can get a tourist visa at the airport and you get the best spontaneous romantic getaway. The warm Indian Ocean water around the island’s make the beaches perfect for water sports and scuba diving, so does the existence of magnificent coral reefs. Tour packages to Seychelles Little Corn Island, Nicaragua A caribbean getaway like no other, the white sandy beaches of Little Corn Island offer a wonderful place to relax, while the other cities in Nicaragua offer a wide range of activities and attractions if you want a change of pace. When you arrive at the no-car island, and see the clear blue water splash against the white sand under the shade of the coconut trees covering miles and miles of pristine beaches, you will know for certain why this island is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. And best of all, the island island is home to a wide range of hotels, ranging from five star resorts to backpacker hostels, so you can easily find whatever suits your budget. And when at Little Corn Island, explore the beaches; the island has got more than meets the eye and many beaches are untouched, you can have the whole place to yourself. Langkawi, Malaysia One of the most budget friendly romantic destinations in the world, and one of the most breath taking! Why not declare your love to your significant other atop the Sky Bridge, then celebrate by having the most perfect seafood dinner. The small island features a beautiful laid back vibe as well as mesmerising scenery. Moreover, the balmy beaches are perfect for water sports, you can even try night time diving. And if you find it too relaxing after a few days, head to Kuala Lumpur or any of the other mesmerizing destinations in Malaysia where you can find more attractions than you can count. Tour packages to Malaysia Honolulu, Hawaii Colorful beaches, crystal clear waters, the most laid back beachfront atmosphere ever, coconuts and pineapples, Honolulu definitely is one of the top romantic destinations in the world. In addition to being picture perfect, Honolulu is home to numerous attractions and a multitude of activities which Hawaii is famous for. If the hussle and bussle of Honolulu is not your thing, head to one of the smaller quieter islands for a few days.   To learn more about romantic destinations around the world see also: Caribbean Countries: a tour in the Caribbean Islands Tanzania tourism: top things to do in Zanzibar Ancient architecture and green mountains: Top places to visit in Georgia