Archive July 2017

We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one the UK’s most visited tourist attractions – and one of the world’s most enigmatic ancient monuments. People come from all over the world to stare at the iconic stone pillars and wonder how, and why, they were put in place. The site may be instantly recognisable, but there is far more to it than first meets the eye. As archaeologists study this area, mystery after mystery unfolds. But a coherent story may be beginning to emerge. That has been particularly true over the last decade. Researchers have been studying not just the monument itself, but the area...

Three Islands In Europe For A Summer Getaway

Europe keeps on being the most popular destination among the world travelers, especially for the summer holidays. It owns the best places for family holidays, for the party animals and for the ones that prefer spending the whole holiday on the beach with a good bear enjoying the weather and the company. Europe has a little something for everyone so we recommend you the most beautiful islands which are the most visited ones as well. 1. Zakynthos, Greece Image by Paul Jansen via Flickr Image by Stu Mowbray via Flickr Image by Mark Richards via Flickr Image by imagea.org via...

Heavenly Couple Destinations in Hawaii

If a piece of Heaven existed on earth, one would most likely find it on the breathtaking islands of Hawaii. Hawaii is the birthplace of modern surfing, home to the world’s most active volcanoes, and the only royal palace in the United States rests on Hawaiian soil. Each island has something special to offer lovebirds, and many Hawaiian destinations are perfect for a couple’s getaway. The Wonders of Kauai Kauai is filled with beautiful flowers, gorgeous beaches, and green mountains. It is also the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. Couples can enjoy the scenery together and make memories...

How Wimbledon showcases Britain’s love of queuing

Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday. Advertisement This media cannot be played on your device. Scotland. A Spirit of its own. Fairytale castles, rich heritage, historic cities, epic views...

Top 5 Things to Do When Holidaying in Dubai

Known for its lively nightlife scene, ultramodern architecture and luxury shopping destinations, Dubai is on the list of everyone who has dedicated their lives to travel and exploration. Showcasing the perfect balance between new and old Dubai, this city knows how to keep the visitors entertained and create headlines. The unstoppable energy, irresistible food options, and adventure activities make Dubai one of the most visited cities in the world. So, if you have planned your trip to Dubai from Mumbai, make sure you grab cheap tickets from Mumbai to Dubai to spend the saved amount on...

Romania’s medieval marital prison

Picturesque Biertan, one of Transylvania’s seven Saxon Unesco World Heritage villages, feels frozen in time. Horse-drawn carts are still a part of daily life, and local residents gather to trade their wares in a cobbled village square. At the heart of the village, a 15th-Century fortified church towers over the surrounding structures from its hilltop perch. Inside the church grounds, along one of its fortification walls, is a small building with a room inside barely larger than a pantry. For 300 years, couples whose marriages were on the rocks would find themselves here, locked away...

Top 10 Things to Do and See in California

What is so special about California? Why the place when a lot of dreams are lived out, can be attractive to you? Let’s see 10 things to do and see in the Golden State of California. Magnificent Coastline The Pacific Coast Highway is a famous ribbon of road which is stretched 147 miles along from the Oregon and all the way down to San Diego. You can drive it for seven hours nonstop admiring amazing coastal landscapes, seaside villages and virgin forests on a sunny weather which is by the way usual for this state. Or you can spend a week with stops at every significant place on this...

How a candy divided this Belgian town

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What the Philippines can teach us about giving

As the daughter of a mother who worked overseas, I always looked forward to receiving pasalubong from Mama when we were kids. It came every few months in the form of balikbayan (return [to] country) boxes filled with chocolates, canned goods, toiletries, cosmetics, clothes, shoes and anything else that couldn’t be bought or found in the Philippines. These handpicked items were carefully packed by my mother, sent in the hopes of filling the void left by a parent abroad. The Filipino word ‘pasalubong’ has its roots in the word salubong, which means ‘meet’ or...

10 Beautiful Places In New Zealand

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