Sunday, February 26, 2012

10 Deepest Caves of the World

Our ancestors were using caves as shelter from wild animals and the forces of nature. Perhaps, this base necessity however, has always been eclipsed by man’s curiosity and desire to explore the mystical and enigmatic air inside the abyss.
Here I have compiled 10 deepest caves of the world. I hope you will like it.
Krubera-Voronja Cave

Best Bungee Jumping Sites

Bungee jumping is one of the most daring adventure sports around. What leaves most people breathless during a bungee venture are the rebounds that occur due to the stretching and snapping of the cord. Bungee jumping was first practiced as a rite of passage for the youths of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.
Since the modern times, several records have been made and broken by bungee-jumpers world over. The Guinness Book of World Records of the highest bungee jump was by AJ Hackett from Macau Tower of China from an altitude of 233 meters.
Here I have compiled some of the most exciting bungee jumping sites around the globe. I hope you will like it.
Ledge Urban Bungee, Queenstown NZ

Best Diving Places of the world

The allure of the sparkling oceans is a call that many cannot resist because of their love for marine beauty and adventure. If you belong to that gang, splashing around the romantic beaches and islands of the world should be one of the most wonderful ways to have fun.

The excitement of water sports redoubles if you are visiting some of the topmost diving destinations of the world. If you are a diving freak and raring to go places, you should not miss these real interesting facts about the best diving places of the world.
Here I have compiled some of the most fascinating diving places of the world. I hope you will like it.
The Bahamas, Western Atlantic

Saturday, February 18, 2012

10 Most Beautiful Palaces of the World

The palace is the most important building type in any country. In many ways it represents the highest level of the traditional architecture. The design palaces are focused on the order and logic so as to play up the sense of imperial power, which has distinct characteristics of nation and time.

Defined as a magnificent residence, especially for those who are Head of State or of royal lineage, many palaces are now used for other purposes like hotels, museums or parliaments.
Here is a list of some of the most amazing palaces in the world. I hope you will like it.
Chateau de Chambord

10 Most Magnificent Aquariums in the World

The impression the world’s most stunning aquariums leave can only be described as magical, beautiful, and ravishing. Whether it is the largest aquarium in the world or an innovative acrylic cylinder, visiting these places will make you believe that you step into an underwater world.

Here I have compiled some of the largest and magnificently built aquariums in the world. I hope you will like it.
Oceanarium, Portugal

10 Most Luxurious and Scenic Train Rides of the World

In a modern world where traveling between destinations is viewed as a waste of time and resources, it is hard to actually comprehend the beauty of some of the most spectacular rides on the planet. Far less comfortable, yet far more beautiful and interesting, the time spent between two destinations is equally captivating and offers many sights and sounds.

While we are very much in a century where we have ‘no time to stand and stare’, there are still some awesome train rides across the globe where the trip itself turns into a destination.
So here I have compiled some of the most luxurious and scenic train rides of the world.
Glacier Express

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

10 Best Countries for Medical Tourism

In the last decade, medical tourism has hit the tipping point as a viable alternative to overpriced domestic procedures. Why buy a $3,000 dental crown treatment in the United States when you can get the same thing–plus a flight, hotel, and fun tourism opportunities far less in Hungary?
Here are the 10 best countries for medical tourism, ranked by appeal, specialties, and popularity.

If you’re interested in latest-craze stem cell treatment, look to the Baltics for treatment. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which helps cancer patients and people with blood diseases, is all the rage in Vilnius, the capitol of Lithuania. They also do more mundane treatments, like gastric bypass and back surgery.

10 Most Luxurious Cruises of the World

Cruises make wonderful family vacations. Large cruise ships cater to all ages and many offer interesting and educational age-specific children’s programs. With over 60 cruise lines and almost 300 cruise ships to choose from, selecting the right cruise line for your family is often difficult.

Here I have compiled some of the most luxurious cruises of the world. I may have missed out some. So feel free to comment. Thanks.
Silversea, Silver Shadow

Silversea is the only six-star cruise liner in the world. It has lavishly decorated Owner’s Suite, Kitted out with plasma TV, a CD player, a Lavazza espresso maker, complementary butler service.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

10 Most Beautiful National Parks of the World

National parks are wholly an American invention, but it is one thing that started there but has gone on to spread around the globe. More than 130 countries now have taken action to protect certain areas within their borders to ensure that the natural resources there are protected for future generations to come.

Here I have compiled some of the most beautiful national parks of the world. As they are so many I may have missed out some. So feel free to comment.
Snowdonia National Park, Wales, Great Britain

Monday, February 13, 2012

5 Tips For A Green Vacation

Ah, Summer is almost upon us, and that means most American families are plotting madly to get out of town for a week.
Image from Kaydee did on Flickr
Never mind that the economy is in the tank, or that you'll use just under half of your vacation days at once-- it's time to go to the beach! But wait... before you slam the kids in that minivan and speed off: there's a greener way.
5. Don't Travel As Far
In one of those special instances where environmentalism saves you a ton of money, the simplest piece of advice is one that most Americans aren't likely to follow, even in this hour of $4.00 gasoline: stay close to home. Heck, even stay home: if you live in a major city, there are probably loads of museums, parks, baseball games, and restaurants that you haven't been to. But if you MUST travel-- try to stay within 100-150 miles of home. Your wallet, and the planet, will thank you.

Dakeekathlrimjingia Point Just Rolls Off The Tounge, Doesn't It?

Alaska, one of the few places on the North American continent where names predating the arrival of European settlers are still in common use, is updating its registry of place names.
Image from Rick Clark on Flickr
This will no doubt shed more light on the living history of the still largely isolated state. With such luminaries as Lost Temper Creek, Eek, Chicken, and, in that pre-European tradition, Sagavanirktok, (a villiage named after an Inuit word for strong current) one can't help wonder how difficult the job of updating Alaskan place names might be.
The previous edition of the "Directory of Alaska Place Names", last published in 1971 by the U.S. Geological Survey, ran over 1,000 pages, and has received periodic appendices ever since. Despite the USGS website offering the information in an up-to-date format on their website, Alaska-based Todd Communications is printing the updated version of the directory for a 2009 release, with the idea that a book is more easily browsed and enjoyed than the digital reference presently available.
And what of the places in Alaska's vast wilderness that don't have names?
They may never get them, reports the state historian-- Alaska has a philosophy of protecting nature, even from man's impulse to label.

Walking Along the Scariest Path in The World
image via Wikipedia
The area of El Chorro situated in the south of Spain is renowned amongst travelers and mountain hikers for its stunning scenery and climbs, yet this is not the main attraction on offer, El Chorro is host to one of the most dangerous walkways in the world, built by workers to transport materials between the Chorro and Gaitanejo Falls.

Friday, February 10, 2012

10 Best Places to See Sunset in the World

Most of us associate sunsets with beaches or water. Watching the sun slowly descend and disappear beyond the horizon while a riot of color bursts and paints the sky with bright hues. We also picture sunsets with anything tropical when white sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, frame the coastline creating the perfect backdrop for a sunset.
But sunsets embellish any setting, and the effect is just as stunning when it’s experienced beyond the waters. Here I have compiled some of the best places to see sunset. I may have missed out some so please feel free to comment.
Sentosa Island, Singapore

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Hillscapes of the Cinque Terre

A perfect colourful hill of Cinque TerrePhoto:
Image: Federico
With summer just around the corner, it’s time again to think about where to spend one’s vacation. One region’s photos have been all over the Internet yet it gets misrepresented frequently. We’re talking about Cinque Terre in northern Italy, not one town but five in the province of La Spezia in Liguria, famous for its scenic beauty, colourful houses and much more. Time to set the record straight.
The name Cinque Terre means “five lands” and refers today to the villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore on the coast of the Italian Riviera (from north to south).
Manarola is probably the most photographed village because of its assortment of colourful houses nestled comfortably on the cliff.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Enthralling Symmetry of Beach Umbrellas

Red and white beach umbrellasPhoto:
Image via miss lissa
A day at the beach: people, beach towels, chairs, sand, the smell of sun tan lotion, sea, sun and beach umbrellas. What seems like random beach activity is actually quite an organised environment, from colours to chairs to those saviours of the pale – the beach umbrellas whose arrangements structure life at the beach. See for yourself how the whole beach experience has become less haphazard and more picturesque.
All-natural umbrellas mimicking the desert mountain range in Kalawy Bay at the Red Sea:

Bora Bora from Above

Bora BoraPhoto:
Image: Miloslav
Is there a limit to how much beauty one can take? We don’t think an overdose of beauty has ever harmed anyone, so here’s Bora Bora from above: white beaches, turquoise water, lush green vegetation… some islands have it all. Oh wait, did we mention the lagoon, the barrier reef and the extinct volcano yet? Enjoy!
Bora Bora is one of the 16 islands forming the cluster of South Pacific atolls that make up the Society Islands, the biggest and most well-known being Tahiti with the region’s capital, Papeete. Nine of those islands, the northwestern ones, make up the Leeward Islands, the administrative subdivision that Bora Bora belongs to. The Society Islands are part of French Polynesia and have been a colony since 1880. They cover almost 1,600 sq km (610 sq miles) and are populated by 228,000 inhabitants.
Green mountains in blue waters:

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Incredible Terraced Chalk Ponds of Pamukkale

Bathing at PamukkaleiPhoto:
Image: Sunrise1
What looks like a winter wonderland is actually a summer landscape with hot springs, crusted with calcium deposits. Pamukkale, in south western Turkey, is a natural mineral-bath spa first built by the Romans around a sacred hot spring and still open to the public as the Sacred Pool today. Let’s find out more about this natural phenomenon and see some stunning pictures.

The Land of Cuckoo Clocks & Environmental Beauty

All images via MySwitzerland
Although often associated with banks, cuckoo clocks, chocolate and cheese, it's less commonly known that Switzerland is also one of the most environmentally friendly countries in the world. Travelling there offers fresh alpine air and spectacular mountainous scenery, but behind the scenes, less appreciable things are going on to keep it that way. Discover why Switzerland is keeping it green and what you could savour by taking an eco-friendly trip there.
Green wonderland: A typical Appenzell house in typical Appenzell countryside

Bolivia’s Interminable Mirror to the Sky

Walking on a giant mirrorPhoto:
Image: digitaljunglist
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is a place people don’t just visit. Rather, they inhale its vastness and colours with every fibre of their being. Salar de Uyuni is a place of superlatives – the world’s largest salt flat, world’s biggest reserve of lithium, the best place on Earth to callibrate satellites – in short: a visual miracle and mirror to the sky. Be warned, the following pictures will be unlike any you have ever seen!
Modern sky caravan:

The Chapel that Rises 280ft from a Massive Lava Plug

Saint Michel and le PuyPhoto:
Image via gronze
Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe in Le Puy en Velay in southern France seems to grow out of the rock it was built on in the 10th century. The steep climb – 268 steps to the top, 85 metres (280 ft) up – did not deter pilgrims then and likewise doesn't deter visitors now. The history of this well-preserved church is fascinating and the views are simply stunning.

The Finger Lakes

Seneca LakePhoto:
Image: Eflon
What’s not to love about the Finger Lakes, a series of 11 glacial lakes oriented like the fingers on a pair of hands? There’s fishing, boating, camping, biking, hiking, ballooning and not to forget the many scenic wineries. We’ve found some lake reflections that make already beautiful scenery even more stunning.
Perfect mirror at Honeoye Lake:

Cappadocia As Seen From Above

Image via tripadvisor
Cappadocia is Turkey's land of milk and honey – a magical place where fruits, vegetables and probably candy grow in abundance, all within a fairy tale landscape of pillars, minarets and houses hewn into rock amid breathtaking views. The largest part of the ancient region is now part of Turkey’s Nevsehir province in central Anatolia but has had a bit of a turbulent history under many rulers.
Cappadocia looks and sounds like an Italian dessert, don’t you think?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

10 Best Places to Spend Autumn

Autumn is that time of the year when you realize that the holiday’s over and that it’s time to get down to some serious work. No more sandy beaches, tropical islands or other sunny locations. However, the fact that the weather has got colder and that you can practically smell the winter doesn’t mean that travelling is over.

In fact, autumn offers great new opportunities at smaller prices as not every tourist knows where to go and what it is that can be done in this season. So let’s begin an autumnal journey! Here are some of the best places in the world where you will enjoying spending your autumn. I may have missed out some so please feel free to comment.

There is still a whole lot to do if you come later in this country even if the weather might play some tricks on you. If you’re lucky enough you might enjoy sunny days and a blue sky and also the harvesting time, which is something not to be missed.

10 Most Beautiful Luxury Islands

Don’t know where to spend your dream vacation? Do you want to experience the luxury on one of the most beautiful islands on Earth? Do you want to feel the tropical breeze underneath palm trees as turquoise water splashes you…?

So here I have compiled some of the most beautiful luxury islands. I hope you will like it.
Cocoa Island, Maldives

If the name itself doesn’t light up your imagination, just think of long walks with silky white sand under your feet, beautiful lagoons, five star resorts like the ones you’ve seen in those fancy brochures, exotic local specialties… There are 33 villas in this magnificent resort

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

10 Best Skiing Destinations in the World

Summer still isn’t over but for those of you who can’t wait to go skiing, here are some destinations you should consider visiting. You won’t regret visiting any of them. I have included most of them from United States and Canada. So if you know any other, do share it in our comment section and make our list more accurate.

So here are some of the best skiing destinations in the world. I hope you will like it.
Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado