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The best pizza places in Messina The city has grown popular due to wine production and cultivation of citrus fruits such as lemons, orange, mandarin oranges and olives. Due to its wine production, it has also grown its gastronomy sector to become one of the best in Italy. read more
10 things you need to know before travelling to South America The destination sounds nice enough, right? Well, it is...although not quite like your country. It is a place where you will experience something different from what you are used to. read more
Best Burger in joints Sydney ‘From a former penal colony to a first class global city’ is the story of the Australian city of Sydney. Not even the 'criminal' tag could prevent the city to rise from a jailhouse to the largest and richest city in Australia. Of course, it has had its own fair share of challenges but every time, it would surmount them and march on, even more powerful. Below is a list of one of the little nuggets that have made the city great...of course I am talking about the burger joints that have helped keep American dollars from American tourists in Sydney. read more
A brief history of Venice On the marshy Venetian Lagoon, between the mouths of Rivers Po and Piave lies the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site called the city of Venice. Over the centuries of its existence, the city has been referred to as "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". But how did the city start to eventually become Italy's top tourist destination? Below is a brief history of the city. read more
Top Tourist Attractions in Versailles The village of Versailles is a small wealthy neighborhood located about 20 kilometers southwest of the French capital, Paris. The most prominent feature in the city is the Palace of Versailles constructed for the Louis XIV and a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy in France. Below are a few tourists attractions that you would love to see in Versailles. read more
Top Tourist Attractions in Lille Lille is the largest city in the French Flanders; and the Lille Metropolitan area is the fourth largest in Italy after Paris, Lyon and Marseille. The city is located on Deûle River near the French-Belgium border and for this reason; it is the capital of Nord-Pas de Calais region. Lille is one of the most beautiful cities in France and a French tour will be incomplete if it does not include the city. Below are the city's top tourists' attractions. read more
Top Tourist Attractions in Avignon Avignon is a commune located in the French départment of the Vaucluse. It is set in scenic surrounding that derives its water from Rhone River on the town's left Flank. Of the city's 97,000 inhabitants, 12,000 live in the Avignon's Old City in the heart of the town. The Old City is surrounded by the medieval ramparts that were built to protect the ancient cities from invaders. It is one of the few European cities that still preserve the ramparts. read more
Top Tourist Attractions in Nice If cities can be labeled beautiful, then Nice is the most gorgeous of them all. Located on the south coast of France, along the Mediterranean Sea, the city is France's second largest Mediterranean city after Maseille. Make no mistake, you will not be alone on this holiday, it will be crowded - most beautiful things cannot remain hidden for long. You can take consolation in the fact that your competition for the beach will be beautiful, young and 'hippy' people who make our otherwise dull planet a lively place. Below are the top tourists’ attractions in Nice. read more
5 things you need to know about Florence The city is considered the birthplace of the 'Renaissance' and has invariably been called the 'Athens of Middle Ages'. Its history also features the turbulent rule by the Medici family as well as being the capital of Italy in the newly created Kingdom of Italy from 1865 to 1871. Check out the list below to know more about this old grand city. read more
5 things you need to know about Barbados Barbados is an island nation located in the Lesser Antilles and occupies 167 square miles. It has seen domination by two major ancient world powers - the Spaniards and the British, with the later colonizing it. Today it is one of the must visit destinations for those who are serious about travelling. To know more about Barbados, check out the list below. read more
5 things you need to know about the Seychelles The republic of Seychelles is a country located in an archipelago of Indian Ocean consisting of 115 islands about 932 miles from the mainland of southeast Africa. The country's nearest neighbors are the island countries of Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Réunion to the south, and Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest. read more
Awesome restaurants in Ios Ios is a Greece island that is part of the Cyclades group of Islands in Aegean Sea. It is a mostly hilly island with cliffs overhanging all the way to the beach. In the past, Ios was popular with hippies since it is warm enough to sleep in a sleeping bag after a night of partying. Today, the beach of Mylopotas has been developed into a resort like destination complete with beachfront restaurants and hotels. Below are the top beachfront restaurants in the island. read more
Best beach front restaurants Santorini Santorini is the most southern of the Cyclades group of Islands that are located in the Aegean Sea. It is located about 120 miles southeast of Greece and is part of Greece's territory. Santorini is part of Thira administration unit and has 4 uninhabited islands including; Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The island can simply be described as a 'little paradise' on earth. From the beach front eateries to the beautiful beaches, tourists will be treated like royalty in Santorini. While in the Island, why don't you try out the following beach front restaurants? read more
10 Interesting facts about Zanzibar The name Zanzibar is an Arabic word that is translated as 'the coast of black people'. The Zanzibar archipelago is a series of islands on the Indian Ocean about 16-31 miles from the mainland Republic of Tanzania. It is a semi-autonomous region of the Tanzania. The island has the best beaches in the world - and this is not an exaggeration. If you love lazing around in the sun, then this is the place to go. Below are a few facts that will give you an overview of the Island country. read more
10 interesting facts about Mt. Everest By visiting Mount Everest, you will be gracing the highest point on earth. Mount Everest is located in Mahalangur section of the Himalayas on the Chinese-Nepalese border. It separates China's south-central Tibet and northeast Nepal. Below are some very interesting facts about the mountain. read more
10 interesting facts about Bora Bora Among the French Polynesia leeward group of Islands is the Island of Bora Bora. The Island features an extinct volcano at its center with two peaks called Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. To know more about the beauty of Bora Bora, read through the following facts about the island. read more
Things to do in Ochos Rios The name Ocho Rios is Spanish for 'Eight Rivers'. And indeed this town is abundantly endowed with waterways and rivers that can rival the Amazon Basin. Ocho Rios is a town in Jamaica's north coast parish of Saint Ann. Just outside the town is the historic Columbus Park where one can see maritime artifacts and Spanish colonial buildings. But what can you do from within Ocho Rios? read more
5 Castles you can stay at in Ireland Ireland, just like her neighbor across the English Channel the UK, is one of the European countries that boast hundreds of castles. In the era’s bygone, castles were used by the aristocrats as fortresses and ostentation property to show off their wealth. Today, most of the castles are museums or 5-star hotels. If you want to get insights into how the aristocrats of the old used to live in the Republic of Ireland, you will be spoilt for choice. However, below are some of the most popular castles to stay at. read more
5 things to consider when planning a beach wedding Beach weddings are popular due to the scenic backdrop they offer to the cameramen, the romantic aura provided by the oceans and also due to the cool breeze that will be emanating from the high seas. However, before you plan a beach wedding, there are several things you will find are worth considering. They are espoused below. read more
5 of the coolest places on earth to do yoga One of the most celebrated meditation and physical exercises is yoga. Unfortunately, unlike other forms of exercise, yoga cannot be done just anywhere. There are special places around the world that have been recommended by yoga experts as the most ideal. Below are the top 5. read more
5 reasons Uruguay is amazing Uruguay is a democratic republic that is governed under a president that serves as both her head of state as well as head of government. She is located on the south east corner of South America and is one of the most developed and prosperous country in South America. She is bordered by Argentina to the west, Brazil to the north and east, and Atlantic Ocean to the south and south east. The country is home to 3.3 million people, 1.8 million of whom live in her capital, Montevideo. She is the second smallest country in South America after Suriname at 68,000 square miles. But what makes the country as prosperous and as amazing as it is today? Below are a couple of the amazing things about Uruguay. read more
The 5 Best Roof top Bars in LA Californians love their libation. In fact, apart from maybe Las Vegas, there is no other place in the world where you will find as many merrymakers as in LA. If you ever find yourself in the city, check out the following roof top bars - this might be the highlight of your trip there. read more
Tie the Knot in a vibrant European country with a wedding in Portugal Of all the European countries, Portugal is the most exclusive. Unlike Spain, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom; Portugal has largely kept to her traditions and thus makes her an ideal location for that dream wedding you have been planning. read more
Escape to Africa and make a memory. If you listen keenly, you will hear a cacophony of sounds of the crickets singing, the winds howling, the monkeys chirping, the elephants trumpeting, the whistling casolina pines gently whistling, and the lion roar taking the whole choir an octave down. There is no place you can get this peculiar voices better than in the Antelope Park, Gweru, Zimbabwe. read more
Stay in a luxury tented bushcamp at Amakhala Bush Lodge You don't have to forgo the comfort of a soft bed and a gourmet dinner to become one with nature. A vacation at South Africa's renowned Amakhala Bush Lodge offers the thrill of being in the midst of unspoilt lands and wildlife, while still enjoying the convenience and satisfaction you would find in a luxury resort. read more