The Marvels of Asia

Hong Kong is one of the most contemporary cities on the Asian continent and is a hub for international business and finance.

Asia recreation Beach lovers should be sure to plan a stop on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, known for its breathtaking panoramas and cultural experiences. With its centuries-old cultural icons, including a vibrant Jewish community with seven synagogues that dates back to the 12th century, and St. Francis Church created by the Portuguese in 1503, Cochin (or Kochi) in the Indian state of Kerala has earned the name “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. In Jordan, be sure to allocate time for UNESCO World Heritage City Petra, which was carved from rose-colored rock, earning it the moniker “Rose City”. When you sail the world by cruise ship, you can see bustling metropolises and tiny tribal villages, rain forests and mountains, polar bears and lions, all while relishing in the luxurious comfort of your ship.

Experience the Mediterranean

What we refer to as contemporary civilization – from science and democracy to art and culinary traditions – are primarily credited to the culture-rich shores of Southern Europe.

The thousands of years of history of the "Old Country" are evident along its many shores. It will be difficult to go back home once you've lain on the beaches of Italy and Spain, gone to the historical sights of Jerusalem and Greece, and seen the spectacular scenery of the Greek Islands and Santorini. Go to Rome and its historic Pantheon and ancient Coliseum; or the home of the Pope, The Vatican, with its Holy Catholic Church of St. Peter’s.

Anyone who loves unique architectural design must visit Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudi’s most distinguished work. Wine and food lovers will treasure the opportunity to stop in some of the world’s top wine-producing regions: Port in Portugal, Chianti in Italy, and Provence in France. ` In Croatia, passengers can visit the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Travel Around North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean Islands

You will find tremendous cultural diversity, as well as spectacular landscapes, throughout the many different countries that make up the Americas and the Caribbean, from the northern tip of Canada to Cape Horn in the south. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of all Caribbean islands, while noting the range of languages and cultures that speak to the early inhabitants of each island from faraway lands including Spain, France, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa. Central America, the group of countries positioned between North and South America, has its own unique history and magnificent landscapes. From the remains of famous civilizations including the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec to the colorful jungles of Costa Rica, there is something for everyone.

Observe first-hand the remarkable engineering of the Panama Canal. Both North and South America are packed with interesting attractions both ancient and modern, as well as gorgeous terrains. Moving North to Canada, you can explore Quebec City to feel its French vibe, or the Viking colony L’Anse aux Meadows, which dates back to the 11th century.

Discover the natural beauty of Alaska’s glaciers when you sail along the west coast of the United States, or go to the East Coast instead, if you fancy more cosmopolitan cities.

Head On South
Continuing southward, travelers will find incredible ruins, a wide diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we all recognize, and may have even danced to.

Brazil offers a wide assortment of experiences, from the vibrant nightlife and gorgeous beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the fascinating rain forests of the Amazon. Valparaiso, Chile is worth a stop to see the quintessential colorful homes on the steep hillsides and the breathtaking natural beauty of the country’s massifs and fjords. Head to Buenos Aires and take a Tango lesson.

Farther south, enjoy the icy natural beauty of Antarctica.

International Escapes: Not As Far As You Might Think

You might presume a 3-day weekend is too short to travel internationally. This could not be further from the truth. In truth, there many places close enough to check out for a long weekend. Here are some international destinations popular for exciting weekend jaunts.

Montreal, Quebec

French-inspired old-world elegance is combined with all the luxuries of a big city in the lovely Montreal, Canada. Visitors always love the beautiful Vieux Montreal district with its interesting boutiques and inviting cafes and restaurants. The popular Mount Royal Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon if the weather permits, as you can hike, rent a bicycle, or find a lovely spot for a luscious picnic.

If you can take the cold temperatures, you can also go snowshoeing, ice skate, or do a range of other winter sports in the park area.


Bermuda is a fantastic destination for tourists from the US, as it is just a two-hour flight from many cities and offers lovely beaches where you can enjoy the sand and the sun. In addition to the incredible beaches, Bermuda is a great place to stroll around exploring its colorful cobblestone streets, imposing forts, traditional colonial buildings, and interesting maritime history. If you want a little heart-pounding exhilaration, rent a jet ski and head over to the famous Bermuda Triangle.

Baja California Sur, Mexico

The gorgeous beaches of Baja California Sur, Mexico are an uncomplicated weekend escape for surfers and anyone who just wants to lie in the sun and the sand. Cabo San Lucas in the southernmost part of the Baja peninsula offers a great restaurant scene famous for upscale local cuisine, an exciting nightlife, and beautiful world-class resorts right on the beach.

Adventurers and water sports aficionados will also enjoy Lover’s Beach for its lovely blue waters, fascinating caves to explore, and impressive rock formations.

Costa Rica
In Central America, Costa Rica is fairly easy to get to from many U.S. airports and is famous for its beautiful tropical rain forest and jungles.

With 800 miles of spectacular coastline, it offers fun in the sun, beautiful beaches, relaxation or adventure, and so much more. If you like excitement, head over to the Arenal Volcano to get your heart pumping by zip-lining through the surreal rain forest, hiking in the lush jungle, rappelling down a booming waterfall, watching exotic jungle animals such as sloths and monkeys, and finally relaxing in a hot spring fed by the volcano itself.

Cartagena, Columbia
Cartagena is on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and offers breathtaking beaches with white powdery sand, enticing crystal clear blue water, and legendary coral reefs for you to explore.

The lovely old walled city takes you back in time to the Spanish colonial era with its traditional architecture and remarkable 500-year-old fortress built of coral.


As the biggest city in Canada, Toronto is a contemporary metropolis ideal for a weekend getaway for anyone who loves big city adventures. It is considered one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with more than fifty percent of the population born outside the city.

Be sure to plan a stop in each ethnic neighborhood -- Chinatown, Koreatown, Greektown, and Little Italy -- to truly comprehend what Toronto is all about.

Marvels recreation Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, unwinding on the beach with a cold drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway ideal for you. Whatever you are looking for – love, adventure, culinary delights, history – can be yours.

Tours, Tours, Tours

For the venturesome traveler there are choices aplenty from hiking Peru’s Inca Trail, going though the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park on horseback, climbing the highest peak in Southeast Asia, motorcycling through the remote, raw beauty of Patagonia, not to mention running with the bulls in Pamplona.

Hop into a Ferrari F430 F1 Spyder to cruise along the curvy coastline of the French Riviera or fly an Air Combat mission, along the lines of Top Gun, in San Diego. If any or all of these adrenaline- loaded activities impress you, think about making adventure travel part of your future vacation.

Visiting the World’s National Parks
You can pay a visit to a number of the world’s finest national parks on a tour especially planned for those interested in seeing first hand the many marvels of the world.

Here are a number of the most well-known national parks in the world.

The Galapagos Islands

Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequently visited UNESCO sites globally as well as being the oldest national park in that country. The giant tortoises and little penguins that roam the islands are an awesome sight to see.

Machu Picchu
The incredible Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel situated high in the Andean mountain range and one of the world’s most well-known archaeological sites.

The power and achievement of the Incan Empire is plainly apparent at this spectacular site.

Yellowstone National Park
When President Theodore Roosevelt first came across the grand geological formations and abundant wildlife of Yellowstone in 1903, he stated that it was “absolutely unique in the world”. He considered national parks to be the most beneficial way to protect nature and turn them into a common social asset to benefit all generations to follow.

Serengeti National Park
The famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa are brimming with all types of animal species and a wide array of fauna.

There you will not only enjoy landscapes you could never have envisioned, but you will also be very close to the countless predators which roam in the dark.

Great Barrier Reef
Marvels icon Viewed from up high or far below, you’ll see one of the world’s foremost wonders, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which comprises the largest coral reef system in the world.
Fiordland National Park

Nearby is the Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, awash with fjords so stunning that they put Norway's famed natural marvels to shame.

Special Interest Tours Galore
Specialty tours are starting to be significantly popular. Today, there are all sorts of specialty tours on offer to accommodate anyone with a special interest.

For Those Wine Lover
No matter where you fall on the wine connoisseur spectrum, there's a place for you in wine country.

Wine lovers know that wine is much more than just a combination of grapes and that the process requires an intricate and delicate process to attain the perfect balance of taste.

With all the choices on the market for wine tasting tours, there is certainly one for you whether in Napa Valley, or the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or the most noted regions of France such as Bordeaux or Champagne to name just a few.

For the Food Lover
Go crazy with all of the options possible on a foodie tour.

Learning about how culture and history influenced the evolution of regional cuisines are some of the benefits of a culinary tour. On some of the very top end tours, you may even meet a celebrity chef or get classes from a Michelin-starred maestro.

Calling All Yoga Lovers!
Yoga tours are also becoming an emerging trend in travel.

enthusiasts of this ancient tradition use special breathing techniques and meditation to bring mind and body into equilibrium thereby attaining a sense of peace. A stylish and tantalizing setting add that extra touch to make a yoga tour a relaxing and enlightening experience.

For All the Nature Lovers Out There
Eco-tours are about exploring fragile, unspoiled, and relatively undisturbed natural areas while leaving minimal traces on the surroundings.

Asia portrayal Visiting protected natural areas is just one component of eco-tourism, the other is to provide nature-lovers with an understanding of how crucial it is to protect the natural resources we have

Some of the other aspects introduced on this kind of tour entail informing visitors on the need to conserve natural habitats and how to better the welfare of the local people.

Spectacular Tours 
Yet another popular type of vacation is woman only tours.

The aim of woman only tours is to provide female travelers of all types a risk-free way to visit the many wonderful places in the world. These tours are also a fantastic occasion to share experiences with like-minded travelers whether you’ve been adventuring, discovering historical sites, or just relaxing by the sea.

For the Spiritual Seeker

Where can you go to learn about your faith and also reconnect with your your spiritual side? Faith-based tours provide a unique way to reshape your religious perspectives and also leave you with a restored sense of faith. Rest assured that every single tour provides the perfect mix of R & R.

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