There’s nothing quite like the experience of travel, whether its local, international, open-ended, or a short holiday. It helps us shake off the cobwebs of our daily routines and forget about mundane responsibilities for a while. It broadens our horizons both figuratively and literally, teaching us things about the world beyond familiar borders and about ourselves.
For most people, travel is usually done over a certain period of time and requires a certain amount of time off and money saved before the travel itself can be undertaken. Of course, this means that the person will eventually have to come home from their travels and resume their normal lives.
Ireland is commonly known as the Emerald Isle due to its immense natural, green and stunning landscapes. Whether you visit this beautiful place for an exciting castle crawl, the world class hiking, or attending one of the many music festivals, you are guaranteed a fun and exciting trip.
Setting out on a hike is about so many different things. It is about escaping the city, spending time in nature, and working in some exercise. The last thing you want to be doing is fighting your way through crowds to try to finish the trail. So, to beat the crowds at some of the world’s most visited hiking trails, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite trails that are not as congested.
The regal past of India can be found in temples and palaces throughout the region, and while the Taj Mahal in Agra is most often cited as the spot to go, there are other, equally worthwhile sites of cultural importance. One area which beautifully captures the exotic beauty and historical past incredibly well is the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It is here that the land of maharajas existed, and the well-preserved palaces of the royal family are well worth a visit.
Jaipur is known as one of the Golden Triangle spots for visitors, with Agra and Delhi being the other two points of interest. For some of the most opulent buildings to see and palaces to visit in the desert, then read on to discover what in Jaipur should be on your itinerary.
Belize is a small country in Central America, surrounded by Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean Sea. It is a country rich in history and diversity, as evidenced by the hundreds of Mayan ruins available for exploration. Researchers have labelled it the epicentre of the Mayan world. This is because of the places, pyramids, and temples that have been discovered. These spaces have even revealed that agriculture, mathematics, and advanced science were used during this time.
When you think about Mauritius, you probably think about an island paradise – and you would be correct. However, there is so much more to this beautiful holiday destination. Not only is it known for its sugar plantations, local rum distilleries, dramatic mountains, and beautiful lagoons, but did you know that it is home to a volcano?
Think about Scotland and you’ll likely conjure up up visions of tartan-kilted Highlanders, skirling bagpipes, the Loch Ness Monster, isolated castles, golf, magnificent scenery as well a shaggy Highland cattle. All of these are part of the charm of this truly unique country, but also (apart from Nessie) a very authentic preview of what tourists will see there.
Dreaming of a holiday where sun, sea and luxury combine? Well you need look no further than the Indian Ocean destination of the Maldives. With sunny shores and plenty of majestic resorts to choose from, the Maldives offers the ultimate escape in paradise.
As international destinations go, Barbados is a clear winner when it comes to all things fun in the sun. With so many entertainment options, you can’t go wrong when choosing any of the below activities or tourist sites to add to your itinerary.