The Ideal Family Places To Visit In Switzerland
Jan31

The Ideal Family Places To Visit In Switzerland

Switzerland is an interesting country to visit with lots of tourist attractions including the picturesque Swiss Alps and the azure blue waters of Lake Geneva. A family vacation in Switzerland is definitely in order. This country is renowned for its awe-inspiring mountains and lovely lakes. The green rolling plains and hills will also take your breath away. Everything including the capital city, Berne, is just magnificent and the country is surely blessed with numerous attractions for a truly unforgettable family vacation. When you go to Switzerland with your family, make a point of visiting the following places: Lake Geneva The Castle of Chillon The Jungfrau region Mt. Pilatus and the Swiss Alps The Rhine Falls Lake Geneva The crystal-clear blue waters of the Lake Geneva are a lovely sight to whoever lays eyes upon the place. It is most definitely the place to start your vacation with your family. The lake is endowed with lovely shores just convenient for a variety of family activities. Swimming in the lake will also prove to be quite an experience- an enjoyable one of course.(image by peter barwick). Geneva is the third largest city in Switzerland and it lies on the shores of the fascinating Lake Geneva. After enjoying your stay at the lake make a point of touring the city. You will come across some of the finest restaurants in the world and some truly enthralling museums. It is in Geneva that you will find Jet d’Eau, one of the world’s tallest fountains and an excellent place for family photographs. Chateau de Chillon The Castle of Chillon in Montreux is most definitely worth visiting at least a couple of times while you are in Switzerland. While you are at Lake Geneva, you will find this enchanting island castle to be quite interesting a place for a family visit. This eleventh century castle is one of the most visited historical buildings in Central Europe. Take a tour of the lovely courtyards, the interesting dungeons and its countless rooms. The Jungfrau Region The snow-white peaks of the towering mountains- Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch offer a magnificent spectacle enough to bewitch any eye that glance in their direction. The green valleys and meadows in contrast make the region a wonderland just perfect for a family vacation. The Jungfrau region is just a small portion of the awe-inspiring Alps. Mt. Pilatus Mt. Pilatus sits majestically overlooking Lake Lucerne another beautiful lake to be found in Central Switzerland. During summer you can take the electrifying Golden Round Trip- a very popular activity for tourists. It basically involves traveling across Lake Lucerne via boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad...

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Affordable Off-Season Destinations for your Summer Vacation
Jan29

Affordable Off-Season Destinations for your Summer Vacation

Thanks to some enthralling off-season destinations that succeed in luring visitors with great attractions, cheap hotels and savings, summer travel can be a lot of fun –and easy on your wallet too. The many deals and low-season prices in hot spots help you beat the maddening crowds and enjoy exciting activities that are offered under the radar in slow and off-peak seasons. Yes, summer vacationing in these budget-friendly jaunts can create unforgettable memories for all sorts of travelers –wild life enthusiasts, nature lovers, adventure mongers and photographers alike. Mexico Oft referred to as a budget-minded destination across the year, Mexico is all the more fun in the summers. This is an ideal time to visit the diversity of this unique land with all-inclusive hotels and most airlines slashing their rates, shops as well as restaurants doling out discounts and locals welcoming you like never before. For instance, the Acanto Boutique Hotel makes you stay a night in Playa Del Carmen at only $99 per night. Cool!(image by Andreas Lehner). Vietnam This off-the-beaten path location in Southeast Asia has always been a delightful option for backpackers. Well, summers may be a little hot for your comfort, but then it’s worth the savings. This off-season trip makes you expect fewer crowds at the Hanoi Opera House, the National Museum of Vietnamese History and other top attractions alike. You may like the facilities offered by Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi –it comes packaged with 3 restaurants, 364 rooms, a terrific spa and an exotic outdoor pool at a cheap price tag of $220 (high season rates may go up to $350. Florida Bargains abound in the Sunshine State during summers. With cities such as Orlando being less crowded, South Florida can prove to be pretty delightful in these months. And yes, you can also look forward to less jostles for towel space on your favorite beach. Along with a fun loving, bohemian community to boost your energies, the quaint town of Delray Beach boasts of some of the best beaches in Florida. Enjoy your stay with Weekday Breakaway Summer Packages offered by the likes of Seagate Hotel & Spa—wherein you can look forward to rooms at just $239 per night, 2 comp fitness classes, a $50 resort credit and special welcome amenities too!(image by pjs_deceased). Arizona Do not be surprised to witness tumbleweeds roll—metaphorically and literally— in Arizona across the summer months (of course, with the exclusion of the Grand Canyon). If you can bear the rising temperatures, then gear up to park yourself near the bounty of rivers, cool off in hotel pools or head onwards to Scottsdale—known for pampering well-heeled...

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The 5 Safest Countries To Travel With Family
Jan28

The 5 Safest Countries To Travel With Family

The importance of safety: In the present global scenario, safety is of the utmost concern in the minds of all individuals. It seems as if violence, drugs and terrorist attacks are lurking around every corner. The alarmingly high crime rates in some countries bear testimony to the same and tourists seem to bear the brunt of all this wrongdoing. So when it comes to looking for a safe place where you can spend an enjoyable holiday with your family, would it not be heartening to know that when you step out on to the street, you need not be unduly bothered about your or your family’s safety? Best five countries for a safe travel: There are far more safe countries in the world than one is ever likely to realize. Here, we take a look at five of the safest countries in the world to travel with family and the attractions and activities that you may pursue during the course of your stay. 1. Slovenia Considering its tumultuous past, it may come as a little surprise to see this nation feature in the list. Nevertheless, Slovenia from the former Yugoslav republic has experienced a smooth transition into the world post the Yugoslav civil war and Communist era. A tiny mountainous country surrounded by the likes of Hungary, Croatia, Austria and Italy, Slovenia has a long standing history of being dominated by foreign powers. While it is at little risk from terrorism and has negligible levels of violent criminal activities, the great skiing resorts and picturesque Alpine valleys makes Slovenia a hidden gem among popular tourist destinations in the continent.(image by Phil Hollman). 2. Sweden In keeping trend with the Volvo’s manufactured in the country, the safety of Sweden as a tourist destination is unquestionable. Although a major exporter of weapons, the fact that Sweden is a peace-loving nation makes it as safe as a country can possibly hope to be. Attractive and trendy cities such as Gothenburg and Stockholm aside, the pristine forests and lakes are also major attractions for tourists. Civil liberties, political participation, respect for human rights and low levels of violent crime are some aspects which further contribute to Sweden’s position as a safe nation to travel with family. 3. Norway One of the ancestral homes of the Viking warriors, the present Norwegian kingdom is a nation boasting prosperity, wealth and most importantly safety. Moreover, the colorful fishing villages and breathtaking mountain fjords further contribute to this nation being heralded as a major tourist destination in the world. In keeping with the nature of all nations in the Scandinavian region, Norway boasts of low crime rates,...

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Top 5 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in world
Jan26

Top 5 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in world

Once a wedding is over, the next thing that a couple looks forward to is a honeymoon. Usually, most people want the honeymoon destination to be a place that will allow them to unwind, relax and spend quality time together. A honeymoon is an experience that you will look back to with a lot of memories so you will need to make sure that you choose from the best honeymoons spots in the world if you want it to be perfect, exotic and adventurous. Whether it is going to be five days, two weeks or more, it should be a nice place based on your joint personality. The following are some of the best romantic honeymoon destinations in the world. Mauritius A honeymoon in Mauritius is definitely going to be an unforgettable experience. It is one of the best romantic spots for honeymoons in the whole world that offers a paradise bathing in the Indian Ocean. There are a lot of activities and attractions that you will enjoy during your stay there. They range from sophisticated resorts with powder sandy beaches, endless spa treatments, warm sunshine as well as indulging venues. It has absolutely everything that newlyweds would like to have during this intimate trip.(image by mhartsh). Jamaica Jamaica is an island that features intense color and contrast with beautiful tropical beaches as well as bone-dry plains that are set against misty mountains. It is one of the best honeymoon destinations with the most down to earth and fun people you will ever come across. If you love snorkeling and diving, you can go and have fun on the beaches on the north coast of Jamaica which have been ranked as some of the best islands worldwide. You will also love the spirituality of the locals that stands out. Their music is intoxicating, their dressing is colorful and the cuisine is tantalizing. Hawaii This magical island is one of the perfect destinations to spend your romantic honeymoon. There is a lot you can do while there. You can spend your days lounging by the pool, having fun at the beach or exploring the endless wonders that this tropical heaven has to offer. Fabulous foods are served at the hotels and the culture and romance on the islands was created for lovers. It is a destination that is full of nightlife. Italy Italy will be the best place to go on a honeymoon if you want a place that offers you old world charm and romance. The old classic churches, cobblestone streets as well as the bistros out of the paintings that form a scenic view of this destination will...

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Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Prague
Jan23

Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Prague

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and a wonderful city in Central Europe that attracts many tourists every year especially with its amazing historic landmarks. The Prague’s tourist attractions are matching a large range of interests and tastes and it is certain that every visitor will enjoy a memorable time in this great European city. The top five tourist attractions in Prague that should not be missed are: the Old Town Hall and the Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, the Prague Castel, the Church of St. N Nicholas, and the Powder Tower. Old Town Square – The Old Town Hall The Old Tower of Prague was built in the year 1338. A part of the internal areas of the town have no public access but the Old Tower itself offers a stunning view from outside. The most popular architectonic elements of the Old Tower are the tower viewing gallery, the Calendarium and the Astronomical Clock. On the top of the tower you can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the city across to the St. Nicholas Church, the Church of Our Lady Tyn, the Old Town, and the Jan Hus monument. Charles Bridge The Charles Bridge was originally a wooden structure and it was replaced later by a stone structure named Judith Bridge. After flood damage the bridge was repaired and renamed in honor of the king Charles IV. The bridge features thirty statues of saints. The Charles Bridge can be seen closer if you take a river tour or you hire a peddalo or a row boat. There are also many good restaurants close by, on both sides of the river, where you can enjoy the bridge view while you try the traditional Czech plates.(image by zajo18). Prague Castle – Old Royal Palace The Royal Palace or Prague Castle is close to the All Saint Church. The castle was built in late 9th century from wood and was transformed in a stone building in the 12th century. In the 15th century it was rebuilt and the Vladislav Hall in Gothic style combined with Renaissance style was also added to the complex. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Prague and of the exterior garden from the observation gallery of the Vladislav Hall. Church of St Nicholas The Church of St Nicholas is another top historic monument in Prague. The church was built in Baroque style. The works started in the year 1673 and took one hundred years to complete. Tourists can enjoy its music venue and its architecture and art. The Powder Tower The Powder Tower is one of the 13 gates around...

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