Cruise the Mediterranean

It is held that coastal Europe was the birthplace of contemporary civilization, including democracy, science, art, and wine.

Explore the history of the “Old World” along its coastlines. Mediterranean re-creation It will be hard 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 amazing scenery of the Greek Islands and Santorini. There is no other destination in the world like Rome, with its ancient Colosseum and Pantheon, or Vatican City, home of the Pope and St. Peter’s Basilica. Enthusiasts of architectural design will enjoy a stop in Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudi’s unforgettable work.

For wine drinkers, top spots include France’s Provence region, Chianti in Italy, and Port in Portugal. In Croatia, passengers can visit the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

The Ideal Tour for You

For the adventuresome traveler there are options 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 forget running with the bulls in Pamplona. Try a few of the other adventure tours out there such as an exhilarating ride along the French Riviera in a Ferrari F430 F1 or an unforgettable flight on an Air Combat mission, along the lines of Top Gun, in San Diego. Make adventure travel part of your next getaway if any or all of these adrenaline-filled escapades impress the daredevil in you.

Exploring the World’s National Parks
You will be witness to many of the most stunning panoramas on earth at national parks found throughout the world. Read on to see which are some of the world’s most noted national parks.
The Galapagos Islands

Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequently visited UNESCO sites worldwide as well as being the earliest national park in that country.

Giant Galapagos tortoises and the world’s second smallest penguins wander freely around the islands making it very easy to get close to these intriguing animals.

Machu Picchu
Deemed one of the world’s most important archaeological sites on earth, Machu Picchu is a breathtaking Incan fortress found high in the Andes Mountains. The power and triumph of the Incan Empire is unmistakably apparent at this spectacular site.
Yellowstone

Claiming Yellowstone as “absolutely unique in the world” because of its unmatchable geology and wealth of wildlife, in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt declared it as a place “absolutely unique in the world”.

He was a big advocate of creating national parks to publicize the idea that natural beauty was an invaluable asset for all generations to come.

Serengeti National Park
Both Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and South Africa’s Kruger Park are recognized across the world for its wide array of wildlife and fauna located there. There you will observe vistas different to any other and also hear the roar of lions not faraway. Mediterranean sample
The Great Barrier Reef

Viewed from up high or far below, you’ll find one of the world’s foremost marvels, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which includes the largest coral reef system on earth.

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

Special Interest Tours Galore
Specialty tours are proving to be significantly popular.

Nowadays, there are all categories of specialty tours on offer to satisfy anyone with a special interest.

For the Lovers of Wine
You’ll discover lots of similar people, whether connoisseurs or amateurs, in wine country. Wine aficionados know that wine is much more than just a blend of grapes and that the process requires an intricate and delicate process to achieve the perfect balance of taste. With all the options 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 celebrated regions of France such as Bordeaux or Champagne to name just a few.

For the Food Lovers!
These days, gourmets can take a trip just about anywhere to gratify their palates. There are any number of reasons for a gourmand to go on a culinary tour including getting a sample of local ingredients and artisan products as well as learning how the history and culture of the region affected the evolution of local cuisine. Some of the advantages of going on an exclusive culinary tour might include meeting a celebrity chef or cooking with a Michelin-starred expert.

Calling All Yoga Lovers!
Yoga tours are an additional type of specialty travel found on the market.

In order to reach a state of serenity, enthusiasts of this ancient tradition combine meditation with specific techniques to control breathing which help to balance and strengthen both body and mind.

And you can do it all in elegance and enchanting settings.

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

Eco-tourism aims not only to provide unforgettable experiences for nature-lovers, but also to educate them on the importance of protecting natural resources. These tours are not merely about visiting unspoiled natural terrains, but also about understanding how to improve the everyday lives of local denizens as well as the importance of conservation. Cruise sample

Strictly for Women

Another popular type of vacation is woman only tours. Woman traveling solo want to experience the world in a trusted environment where they can also meet other like-minded women. Sharing experiences of the places you’ve visited or the adventures you’ve been on is wonderful when you can talk to other travel companions who are just as thrilled to share their experiences with you.

For the Spiritual Seeker

You’re seeking an experience where you can reconnect with your spiritual self and learn more about the history of your faith. You’ll find that a faith-based tour is the ideal opportunity for you to look inward and connect with your spirituality among people who are on the same journey.

No matter what sort of tour speaks to you, there is no doubting that you’ll have lots to keep you occupied.

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

You will find significant 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. The Caribbean is a collection of islands from Aruba and Antigua to St. Martin and Puerto Rico, each of which has a unique culture, lifestyle, and language left from the early inhabitants who landed from France, Spain, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa; but the famous Caribbean relaxed vibe is common to all. Central America, rich in both natural beauty and history, is the land mass that links North America to South America.

History buffs will love to explore the ruins of ancient civilizations including the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec, while more adventurous types will enjoy the tropical forests of Costa Rica. Travel through the Panama Canal to marvel at its one-of-a-kind operation. In North and South America you will find many extraordinary sights as well as spectacular beauty. A cruise to Canada will allow you to see L’Anse aux Meadows, a Viking settlement that dates back to the 11th century, or stroll the beautiful streets of Quebec City with its French influences.

In the U.S., stops along the east coast will take you to vibrant American cities, or sail along the west coast to see the breathtaking glaciers in Alaska.

Going Down South
Continuing southward, travelers will find incredible ruins, a wide variety of cultures and peoples, and music we all know and love. A trip south to Brazil will give city lovers the occasion to visit Rio de Janeiro with its famous beaches and fun nightlife, or nature buffs the opportunity to see the rain forests along the Amazon.

Visit South America’s west coast with a stop in Chile, with its jagged massifs and gorgeous fjords as well as the vibrant, colorful hillside city of Valparaiso. Sail to Buenos Aires and sign up for a Tango lesson. Farther south, check out the icy natural wonder of Antarctica.

Africa: A Place of Exceptional Diversity

A cruise along the shores of the African continent will allow you to retrace the path of early Dutch, British, German, and Portuguese explorers. By stopping in diverse nations from Madagascar to Mozambique and Senegal to Mauritius, you will observe the significant influence of colonialism as well as tribal traditions that are still around today. The diversity of the land is spectacular, from the gorgeous mountains of South Africa to the expansive desert in Namibia. Off the coast of Tanzania you'll find the tropical archipelago of Zanzibar, also nicknamed “Spice Island”, a place well-known for its bounty of valuable spices including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

International Escapes: A Hop, Skip and Jump Away

Do you think a three-day weekend isn’t enough time to have an international getaway? Not so.

There are many international destinations that are perfectly doable over a long weekend. Here are some foreign destinations lovely for exciting weekend jaunts.

Montreal, Quebec
Picturesque Montreal, Canada boasts enchanting French influence and old-world charm with all the benefits of a larger city (it’s second in size only to Toronto).

You can roam the scenic cobblestone streets of Vieux Montreal, popping into the quaint boutiques and stopping for a bite to eat in the enticing eateries. The famous Mount Royal Park is a great place to spend an afternoon if the weather permits, as you can hike, rent a bicycle, or find a lovely spot for a delicious picnic. Winter sports are also abundant in the park, including snowshoeing, ice skating, or other fun activities.

Bermuda

If you are a beach and sun person, Bermuda is optimal, with its pink sand beaches, lovely weather, and perfect location just a short two-hour flight from many airports on the east coast. In addition to the amazing beaches, Bermuda is a great place to stroll around exploring its colorful cobblestone streets, imposing forts, traditional colonial buildings, and interesting maritime history.

Of course, Bermuda is also known for the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, and fearless weekenders can rent a jet ski and go take a look at it.

Baja California Sur, Mexico
If you’re thinking of sun and sand, you might want to travel south to the beautiful beaches of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cabo San Lucas in the southernmost part of the Baja peninsula features 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 enthusiasts will also enjoy Lover’s Beach for its dazzling blue waters, fascinating caves to explore, and impressive rock formations.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a fabulous tropical Central American destination that can be easily reached from just about any place in the U.S. Its 800 miles of coast is filled with beautiful beaches and much more. The Arenal Volcano area is considered its adventure capital where you can rappel down a waterfall; hike in the jungle while watching out for colorful birds, monkeys and sloths; enjoy a stimulating zip-line ride; and bathe in the volcano-fed hot springs.

Cartagena, Columbia
Like other places on the Caribbean Sea, beautiful Cartagena has long stretches of beach with white powdery sand, warm water that is a dazzling shade of blue, and beautiful coral reefs.

History enthusiasts will enjoy the architecture reminiscent of Spanish colonial times with its military influence, ancient walls still surrounding part of the city today, and fortresses made from coral stone more than 500 years ago.

Toronto

Toronto is as sophisticated a city as they come.

More than 50% of its inhabitants were not born there, making it a very mixed city in terms of people and customs. Mediterranean icon After a vacation in Toronto you could feel like you’ve been on a world tour if you visited its Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, and Greektown. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, unwinding on the beach with a cool drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway ideal for you. Whatever you desire – love, adventure, culinary wonders, history – can be yours.

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