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Prison in Paradise:
In the middle of San Francisco Bay, framed by some of the most beautiful and majestic
views in the country, lies Alcatraz Island. Athough a federal penitentiary is not usually
included on the list of one's vacation plans, the history and beauty of this island
warrant an exception.
The historic downtown, the culture and the canals are one reason to visit this great
capital. Of course, for others its the spirit of 'tolerance' for things like soft
drugs (pot smoking) and legal red light district which make it an interesting destination.
As an observer at least.
Island a Day:
Stand by the shores of Casco Bay, on the coast of Maine, and you may expect to find ocean
as far as the eye can see. Instead, seemingly endless islands dot the seascape.
Anyone who has been to Budapest will know exactly what makes it one of Europe's best-loved
city break destinations; you're really getting two cities for the price of one.
on the Hill:
When you think of castles, places such as Windsor, Sterling, and London come to mind. One
might not expect that San Francisco, California should be added to this list.
Weekend Breaks to Amsterdam:
With its beautiful canals running through the city centre, Amsterdam earned itself the
honorary name of 'the Venice of the Netherlands'. If you're planning a short city break to
Amsterdam, there are a lot of places you shouldn't miss.
The Mayan city of Chichen Itza, located in the Mexican state of Yucatan, was chosen as one
of the Seven New Wonders of the World by approximately 100 million people around the
globe, who cast their ballots by phone and Internet.
Whether you're single or married, gay or lesbian, with or without children, on a low-carb
diet or abandoning it, blind, a nudist, or just a die-hard Disney fan, Mexico has the
cruise for you.
Sites in Phuket:
A famous tourist destination in Thailand, Phuket is also the portal for accessing many
diving sites around the Andaman Sea: Phi Phi island, Lanta Island, Similan Island, Surin
Island, or Burma Banks.
London in Just a Few Days:
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that
life can afford." The writer Samuel Johnson said this in the 18th century, and it can
still be said of today's contemporary London.
in a Day:
Overflowing with history, art and culture, Florence is a city that's very hard to do
justice to in a single day. A visit to the Uffizi museum alone could easily eat a day or
two into any itinerary.
Married in Gibraltar Near Spain:
Situated just beyond the border of the southernmost tip of Spain, just a short drive to
the Costa del Sol and a catamaran crossing away from mystical Morocco, tourists in
Gibraltar are perfectly poised to visit three countries in one day.
If you're looking for a picturesque inland setting for a few days, Besalu is an ideal
choice. It would take under an hour to drive from Girona airport, well served by Ryanair
flights from all over Europe.
to Bassano del Grappa:
Bassano sits in a stunning location, about 35 kilometres north east of Vicenza, by the
River Brenta with Monte Grappa in the background.
Trieste is tucked away in the north eastern corner of Italy, near the border with
Slovenia. It is an interesting combination of a seaside and cultural city.
Adventures in Nepal:
Many visitors to India like travelling to Nepal, while they're in the region, for the
excellent trekking and other adventure activities in the Himalayas.
Kong Disneyland Resort:
The spirit of Disney can now be found in Hong Kong. With the opening of Hong Kong
Disneyland. Guests can stay in one of the beautiful new hotels on the property and enjoy
all of the magical family fun that the attractions have to offer.
When it comes to getting the right hotel, always remember to examine your choices
Show With David Letterman - An Easy Ticket:
Knowing that a full live audience creates an air of popularity for a show, producers are
allowing more last-minute ticket requesters into their shows.
The Tagus is the main river in Lisbon and in Portugal. Lisbon is located at the point
where the Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean; enhancing the city's importance.
Connections of Lake Iseo:
Lake Iseo is one of the lesser known lakes in Lombardy, northern Italy. However it has
attracted several well known literary figures.
Attracts More Tourist Arrivals:
Mexico's ranking among the world's countries in international tourism arrivals recently
increased from eighth to seventh according to World Tourism Organization figures, Tourism
Secretary Rodolfo Elizondo announced.
Butterflies Head South For Winter:
Each year, some 250 million monarch butterflies arrive to the luscious volcanic highlands
of central Mexico; to the state of Michoacan.
Holiday - Best of Kerala:
When one writes about Kerala, as the best-acclaimed holiday destination in India for
international tourism, nobody will be complaining for focusing on 'God's own country'. But
being a native of that soil there was an extra caution not to seem partial in choosing
this haven of verdant luxury in the lap of nature as the mainstay of this travelogue.
England Meets The Caribbean:
Few could imagine that just off the shores of Rhode Island, near Narragansett Bay, lies
Block Island - the closest thing to a Caribbean escape that one could dream of finding in
the North East.
Coast New South Wales:
If you're travelling the north coast of New South Wales, in Australia, here are some tips
for good eateries (and wine) in the area known as the mid North Coast - from Forster to
- Pearl of The Black Sea:
Often referred to as 'The Pearl of the Black Sea', Odessa (Odeca) earns that title with
it's colourful Laburnham lined avenues, picturesque parks, traditional restaurants
offering excellent meals, beaches, and a lively and friendly atmosphere.
de Janeiro - One of the World's Most beautiful Cities:
Explore the natural beauty of one of the world's largest cities.
Through Turkey's History:
A land on the very cusp of Europe and Asia, with two heads simultaneously facing both east
and west, Turkey embodies the magic and mysticism of The Orient.
Antonio For Everyone:
Texas is home to many world class attractions, golf, culture, great restaurants, and
historic sites. But Texas is also well known for the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk.
Francisco Travel - Discover the Mission District's Murals:
With over 600 murals, San Francisco streets are a parade of vibrant and radiant painted
colour on building walls and facades, fences and garage doors.
Francisco Travel - Unsung Historic Transit:
You probably already know about the San Francisco cable cars; famous for carrying
passengers over the steep Nob and Russian hills. Another historic way to get around the
city of San Francisco is to take an F-line streetcar.
One of the most disheartening things about Canadian immigration is the stories of families
who return to their original country after unsuccessfully attempting to settle in Canada.
- Scotland of the East:
This beautiful hill station is compared with Scotland like the way Kashmir is compared
with Switzerland. The hill station is connected by a long road, in between high hills and
deep elevations, with the rest of the country - through Guwahati, Silchar and Garo Hills.
Your Family on a Farm Vacation:
Staying at a farm, even if you just stay a weekend, is an experience your family will
never forget. If you have kids, it is a chance for them to experience first-hand where
food comes from and even help with farm chores, such as feeding baby lambs and collecting
That First Step:
Retirees are still flocking to Mexico. Only it is not just retirees anymore. Younger
people are making the choice to move to Mexico to take advantage of everything from lower
cost of living to more stable climate.
New Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center Site:
Although replacing the World Trade Center would be impossible, the new Freedom Tower and
Memory Foundations complex will be quite an impressive sight to behold.
Did you know that when you book through Hotel Club not only do you get highly discounted
hotel rates but you can get up to 4% back in 'member dollars', to be used for even further
discounts on future bookings.
To help you plan a visit to Germany, we'd like to take you on a quick tour of the country
with the help of a regional map and related web links.
Prague is considered one of Europe's gems. This 14th century capital of the Holy Roman
Empire was one of the few cities in Europe to escape the destruction of WWII. Most of her
glorious buildings are not reconstructions, but the real things.
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