Archive March 2017

The Italian city that stood up to Rome

Ask any Italian, and they’ve likely never heard of ancient Norba, once a flourishing Latin city located around 50km south of Rome. Perched on the edge of a cliff in the Lepini Mountains in western Italy’s Lazio region, Norba, now in ruins, is one of the country’s best preserved examples of city planning from several thousands of years ago. Its location was almost impenetrable: surrounded by a wall constructed of colossal limestone boulders, there was only one way in and out. The city overlooks a former malaria-infested marshland that was drained by Mussolini in the 1930s,...

Top 5 Most Relaxing Vacations for 2017

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing. Unfortunately, planning and executing a family vacation is often so stressful that you need a second vacation just to recover! We all have different ideas about what constitutes a relaxing getaway. For some people, a luxury cruise is the epitome of relaxation; for others, a trekking through the Andes ticks the right boxes. The important thing is to choose a vacation that is relaxing for you. To help you make that decision, here are a few ideas to get you started. Boating Trip Boating vacations cover everything from luxury cruises to yacht hire....

Best places in Africa for 2017

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Uruguay – Land Of Many Opportunities

Uruguay, located between Argentina and Brazil is one of the most attractive countries in South America. With a population of only 3.4 million people, many of whom are European immigrants, Uruguay offers a unique mix of unspoilt natural beauty and ultra luxurious lifestyle, European flavors and hot Latin spirit. In Uruguay you can find many aspects of South American lifestyle, including Gaucho culture and neoclassical architecture. Along the Atlantic coast, you will find amazing beaches. During the year, without doubt you will be satisfied by the numerous cultural festivals as...

6 Most Incredible Glamping Sites Around the World

Camping is no longer an activity only for those who like roughing it out. Camping is now increasingly becoming an activity that can be done in style and comfort. The name for this new breed of glamorous camping? Glamping. Here are some of the best glamping locations around the world. The Treehotel, Sweden The Treehotel in Sweden is inspired by the movie The Tree Lover by Jonas Selberg. Built by some of the best architects in the country, these rooms that are hidden high up on pine trees, look more like birds’ nests than actual cabins. The best part of this experience is that, if you go...

Ise Grand Shrine – The Sacred Temple

In the world there are many places that have always fascinated people, which unfortunately is not possible to visit. There are many reasons why some places in the world are forbidden to ordinary people. Only scientists, priests, military or members of the royal family have access to them. One such forbidden place is Ise Grand Shrine. Shrine is a place that people consider as sacred. Shrines are made in honor of a deity or a “holy” person. They often have statues, paintings and relics associated with miracles, visions or apparitions from the spirit world. Shrine can serve as a...

Planning To Get a Caravan?

Travelling independently is always fun. The only thing is you need to have all the facilities with you during your travel.And there is nothing incorrect to say that caravan can add more in this experience. A caravan is a vehicle with no engine that can be pulled by a car or van. There are beds and cooking kit so that people can enjoy the journey. The vehicle enables you to take anything with you without bothering about its size. This is the reason that these vehicles are extensively in demand. Safety of your occupants, yourself, and other people on the road while travelling is the basis to...

What to do when you’re given a tropical island

As we waited for Ben’s boat to appear, birds searched through the sandy mud exposed at low tide. The tropical sun beat down, its heat only tempered by the trade winds that skimmed across the green lagoon. Finally, a silver glint appeared along with the rooster-tail wake of a boat moving fast. Ben cut the engine at the floating wooden dock, tossing a rope to my husband, Rob, before hopping out. “So nice to finally meet you two,” Ben said with a California accent and a big smile. View image of...

An ingenious solution made of rice

From ground level, it didn’t look like much. In fact, the scene looked like a lot of rural Japan: rice paddies with tender shoots in shades of green, rippling in the wind and stretching off into the horizon. Bucolic, surely, but nothing unusual. But as I ascended the viewing platform and took the longer view, something started to emerge. What had been patches of pale green and reddish brown started to take shape into a detailed tableau of Godzilla mid-attack, in a scene so sprawling it wouldn’t fit into my camera’s normal frame. It was so impressive it almost looked as...

Ilha De Queimada Grande – Deadly Island Full With Snakes

Ilha de Queimada Grande or Snake Island is one of the most deadly places in the world. Аt this place any tourist could not go, because it is forbidden to visit. Near the city of Sao Paulo, at 30 kilometers from the coast of Brazil, is located island Ilha da Queimada Grande also known as snake island. Ilha da Queimada Grande is elongated in the meridian direction with a maximum length of 1.63 km and the largest width of 530m. Ilha da Queimada Grande or is not called Snake Island without reason. This creepy island is home of one of the most deadly snake in the world, the golden snake or...

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