Your guide to exploring Casablanca and Cartagena

Your guide to exploring Casablanca and Cartagena

Casablanca

Casablanca is the largest and the most stunning city in Morocco. It is famous for its happening nightlife, inspiring Hassan II Mosque, Mediterranean climate, Old Medina, palm-lined boulevards and Mahkama du Pacha (Hispanic-Moorish building).

 

Getting around 

Casablanca offers many ways to explore its fabulous attractions. You can explore it by bus or train whatever you like; however, both are convenient and safe. There are many ancient Moroccan architectures and colonial buildings that can entice you. You will notice French influence on the city.

The best time to visit Casablanca is between November and May.

 

Food and shopping

Being located near the Atlantic Ocean, it offers some of the most delicious seafood. You can savour a wide range of authentic cuisines in Casablanca. There are many European-style restaurants, cafes and hotels that serve the finest food. If you are a shopping enthusiast, you can move towards Medina. It is packed with markets and shops.

 

Where to stay in Casablanca

There are many pleasant boutique hotels in Casablanca. You can also stay in cultural hotel that will give you unique feel.

 

Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the most famous and well-preserved cities on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It is known for walled Old Town, cobblestone streets, hued colonial buildings, and massive churches. All these elements manage to grab the attention of travellers.

Travellers stroll around the city to observe sensual atmosphere, city charm, preserved colonial buildings, and one of the most famous fortress – Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. It is known for its powerful bastion and surrounding atmosphere. They also love to explore “Palacio de la Inquisición”, a popular museum in Cartagena. It is known for its historical charm and historical objects. The best way to explore and experience this area is by walking.

 

The best time to visit Cartagena is between December and April.

 

Food

Cartagena offers a wide range of dishes; however, the ideal local meal is fresh seafood. It is the best place to enjoy shellfish, lobsters, etc.  Travellers also enjoy local and traditional wines as well as fresh fruit juices.

 

Where to stay in Cartagena

There are many family-friendly and budget hotels in Cartagena.

So, get ready to explore the best kept secrets of Cartagena and Casablanca.

Visit The Two Most Bustling And Vibrant Places - Milan & Belgium

Visit The Two Most Bustling And Vibrant Places – Milan & Belgium

Milan

Milan is the most famous city in Italy. Widely considered as one of the most thriving cities; it has everything to offer to its guests. Travellers come here to enjoy pleasures, city vibes, shopping, night life, opera as well as vibrant markets. As it is a home town of supermodels, fashion designers and fashion aficionados, no doubt, the region is a perfect place to see glamour, style and fabulous fashion. It is a hedonist’s heaven.

Fashion trends come and go, but Milan never goes out of style…This bustling city is full of food, wine and amazing people. In fact, it is an ideal place to witness castle, awesome churches, medieval frescoes, grandest city squares, fashionable high streets, ancient and modern architecture, Gothic cathedrals, ancient sculptures, art galleries as well as Roman baroque palaces.

There are many chic hotels, excellent cafe and fast food restaurants that offer authentic food.  If you want to feel the real passion of Milan, you should visit crowded old-fashioned bars.

“Do you know that Milan is the second most populous city in Italy after Rome.”

There are many economical and deluxe hotels in Milan that are conveniently located and provide awesome services. However, to get the full advantage, you need to book them in advance.

 

Belgium

Belgium is a densely populated and one of the most beautiful countries. Global travellers stumble here to see the amazing amalgam of urbanisation and commercialisation. Its history is quite shiny and reflects the Medieval power.

The region is known for its hip cafes, chocolates, charming market squares, exquisite medieval towns, carnivals, WWII sites, hilly Wallonia villages, vineyard, rivers, as well as urban canals. In fact, it is a great place for outdoor fun and adventure.

“Do you know that Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German.”

Family travellers choose it because it has got extraordinary cathedrals and citadels, villages and castles, art and culture and much more. People also enjoy cycling, skydiving, rock climbing, tree canopy tours, sports, adventure activities in and around the charming villages of Belgium.

There are many five star hotels in Belgium that offers delicious cuisines. You can book a hotel that offers family, couple, and honeymoon holiday packages.

So, don’t let anything stop you…

Uncovering the Secrets of New Zealand Travel

Uncovering the Secrets of New Zealand Travel

Stunning landscapes, unforgettable road trips, non-stop adventure, soaring pinnacles, national parks, coastal romance, steaming volcanoes and friendly locals; all these  portray the fascinating aura of New Zealand. It is also a great place to see traditional, contemporary and Maori art.

Do you know New Zealand is named as the third most beautiful country in the world?

 

Scenic reserves as well as dense forests

Travellers enjoy panoramic views between Blenheim and Nelson. They follow classic trails that lead to  pristine waterfalls and rock pools. There are many national parks that offer ultimate wilderness as well as wildlife experience to its lovers.

 

Sultry golden sand beaches and marine animals

Couples roll on the sultry golden sand beaches, enjoy tides, see frolicking marine animals, and explore native greenery. Most couples go to St Arnaud, which is an ideal region to explore  honeydew forests and mountains. The region also boasts Nelson Lake National Park. They enjoy non-stop hiking and camping here.

 

Majestic Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

Adventure lovers love to visit the majestic Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. These are ancient limestone stacks that were formed over 30 million years ago. They are supernatural and look utterly gorgeous. People also visit high-tide to witness the blowholes; the nearby town – Hokitika is also a worth visiting. It is famous for  jewellery and art works.

 

Nelson – It’s a picturesque paradise

Most family travellers choose Nelson because of its relaxing environment; in fact, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. As it is a coastal area, people enjoy serene waters and experience awesome sea views, riddled rocks, unusual plants and rarest birds whole day long. It is an ideal place to stroll on secluded golden beaches, and see coastal forests.

 

Kids enjoy the region because it is packed with some of the most exclusive marine life such as dolphins, penguins and seals.

Tips –

  • Choose an expert tour operator to make your trip an unforgettable experience.
  • Book the best and economical flights, hotels, family vacation packages and cars.

There are countless ways to explore New Zealand; are you ready?

Queensland is a natural gem, not to be overlooked

Queensland is a natural gem, not to be overlooked

Queensland is a land of great diversity. It is all about beaches, divine natural beauty, exotic islands, vast national parks, unique wildlife, serenity, grace, splendour and food and wine. People from around the world come here to experience indigenous culture, sunny tropical coastal areas, lush rainforests and mesmerising snorkelling sites.

Best Time to Visit Queensland – (Jun–Sep)

Facts -

  • Queensland is the second largest state in Australia.
  • Queensland has more than 200 national parks.
  • There are over 100 islands off the Queensland coast.
  • It is home to the world largest sand island.
  • Queensland receives an average of 261 days of sunshine every year.

 

Must see locations –

  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Hamilton, Hayman and Daydream Islands
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Port Douglas and Daintree
  • The Gold Coast

 

What not to miss –

  • Queensland Music Festival (attracts a multitude of tourists from around the world)
  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival
  • Queensland is also famed for its food and wine (it caters to all genres of foodies)

 

Things to explore in Queensland –

Islands

Queensland is blessed with numerous islands scattered along the Great Barrier Reef. Families explore the most pristine sand islands. They indulge in a wide range of adventure activities from swimming to sailing. Kids love to go on whale tours that offer thrilling experience. No doubt, these islands (Whitsunday Islands, Fitzroy Island, Fraser Island, Townsville, Magnetic Island, etc.) are ideal for camping and relaxing.

 

National parks

Queensland is packed with the most extraordinary, wild, and diligently preserved National parks. Family visitors love to explore famous World Heritage Listed sites, natural beauty and choose walking tours to sense the exotic nature.

 

Wildlife

Do you know Australian animals are some of the most unique species on the planet? Travellers specially choose Queensland because it has a great number of animals species such as whales, koalas, turtles, kangaroos, sharks, manta rays, crocodiles, etc.

 

Ecotourism

Queensland is famous across the world because of its diverse places and exotic environment. It boasts some of the most amazing and green national parks, marine reserves and state forests on earth. That is why, it is famous for ecotourism.

 

Accommodation

Whether you are looking for rainforest retreats or luxury resorts, Queensland have it all. All you need to do is to choose the best one according to your budget. Most of the accommodation options are pet and child friendly.

Queensland is a natural gem, not to be overlooked.

It is guaranteed to surprise and delight you…

Plan your Trip to Beautiful Portugal

Plan your Trip to Beautiful Portugal

Portugal is famous for unspoiled hilltop castles, ancient walled towns, old churches, golden beaches, fresh seafood as well as affordable food and wine. First time travellers love to visit the most popular cities like Lisbon and Porto. These two cities have the best clubs and modern architecture to explore. The region is known for offering wine tours, and endless opportunities for self-guided walking tours, cycling as well as kayaking.

Here are a few reasons to visit Portugal:

Alluring cliff-backed coves and remote sandy dunes

Explorers love to witness alluring coves, dramatic trails, coastal paths, picturesque sandy dunes, idyllic beaches as well as western Atlantic dunes. Families also enjoy calm waters of the Algarve that are famous for offering amazing experience. Get ready to experience timelessness…

 

Portugal beyond beaches and towering mountains

Besides beaches and towering mountains, the rest of Portugal is full of impressive rolling hills and encompasses quaint villages. Families enjoy  inspiring deep plunging valleys, lush grooves and hilly views that surpass excellence. They wander around terraced vineyards and see the cork oak plantations.

Do you know that Portugal is one of the warmest European countries?

 

Exploring Lisbon to see the effortless blend of culture and traditions

Lisbon attracts visitors because of its wonderful location, pastel-coloured buildings, bridges, medieval landmarks, postcard-perfect panorama of streets,  temperate climate and a great range of attractions.

Explorers walk around to see the oldest part of the city, rock castles as well as ruined walls. The region is known for its astonishing bars and restaurants as well as buzzing night life scenes. There are many hotels and resorts offering the best hospitalities.

 

Centro de Portugal and northwest Alentejo

If you want to see famous and ancient buildings of Portugal, you must visit Centro de Portugal and North West Alentejo. These two places have everything from a monastery at Alcobaça to beautiful pilgrimage sites.

However, people often drift here to experience secluded beaches that are spectacular. The neighbouring river valley makes the region even more inviting. If you are an adventure freak, choose the nearby Madeira and Azores Islands to explore.

Do you know that Portugal is the surfing capital of Europe?

Tips –

  • Do not forget to savour rice based specialities.
  • Enjoy soups, sparkling red wines and delicious fish dishes.
  • Choose luxury hotels and get holiday discounts.
  • Enjoy white-water rafting in the tributaries of the river Douro (liquid gold).

So, plan your trip to Portugal….

Memorable Travel Destinations to Enjoy your Vacations

Memorable Travel Destinations to Enjoy your Vacations

If you really want to live and enjoy life, you must explore the most beautiful travel destinations that can give you lifetime memories. Here are a few memorable destinations to explore:

 

Alberta (It’s all about grace and grandeur)

When it comes to street festivals, nightlife, historic charm, paved pathways, public art scenes, cocktail bars, top-notch restaurants, nothing can beat Alberta. Alberta is famous for its classic attractions as well as thrilling activities from boating to swimming and kayaking to mountain climbing. People from different parts of the world drift here to enjoy hiking, fishing and golfing, in fact, Alberta is quite famous for mountain biking too. Get ready to enjoy rhythmic breathing meditation and feel the bliss…

  • Things to do in Alberta – Hunting, jetskiing, ice fishing, ice climbing and whitewater rafting.
  • Places to go in Alberta – Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, lakefront towns, Waterton, Lake Louise and Jasper, etc.
  • What not to miss in Alberta – Waterton National park, ski resorts, thermal spa and unbeatable mountaintop views.
  • Accommodation – There are many budget, cosy and luxury places to stay such as hotels, motels, resorts, historic cabins, etc.

 

Florida (It’s all about holiday fun)

Florida is all about non-stop adventure, balmy weather, amazing experience and dollops of fun & entertainment. People come here to experience relaxing waters, sensational sunrises and gorgeous sunsets as well as explore the most stunning beaches such as Pensacola Beach, Daytona Beach, Siesta Key, Miami Beach, etc.

  • Things to do in Florida – Golfing, swimming, relaxing, bike riding, kayaking and canoeing.
  • Places to go in Florida – Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, etc.
  • What not to miss in Florida – Gulf of Mexico, Florida Aquarium, interstate highways, Cruise ships experience, old-fashioned ice cream parlours and Lowry Park Zoo.
  • Accommodation – There are many budget and luxurious hotels, resorts, cabins, etc.

 

Amsterdam (It’s all about traditional charm and modern beauty)

Amsterdam is famous for artistic heritage, ancient canal system, narrow houses, traditional architecture, art galleries, chic boutiques and happening restaurants. In fact, the architecture of Amsterdam is simply breathtaking. Passionate travellers not only come here to see the traditional canal system, but also to experience vibrant night life. No journey to Amsterdam is complete without canal cruising, so, take time to enjoy canal cruising. If you are on vacation with your family, you must hit puppet theatres. It is a perfect destination for every season.

  • Things to do in Amsterdam – Museums & galleries (Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, etc.)
  • What not to miss in Amsterdam – Canal cruising, wine and dine, exploring picturesque waterways and culinary excursions.

So, get ready to double your excitement, triple your enjoyment and make the most of your holidays…

Overhead view of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Good Reasons to Explore Argentina

If you love the massive plains of Patagonia, the Andes, striking boulevards, floating icebergs, wild-life packed wetlands, dramatic glaciers, vibrant places, you should visit Argentina. It is a vast and magical country that is known for its varied landscapes and thrilling cities. It offers great outdoor opportunities to adventure explorers. People enjoy rock climbing and hiking, experience spectacular ranches as well as culturally-rich cities.

Reasons to explore Argentina:

Mendoza

If you want to spend your holidays exploring awesome outdoors, enjoy white water rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, you must visit Mendoza. It is an ideal place to enjoy the expanse of the Andes. Families drift here to enjoy remarkable sunrise and sunset. They enjoy picnic in the vineyards and have the most pleasing wine tasting experience.

Adventure enthusiasts come here to climb Mt. Aconcagua, which is the highest peak in South America. When it comes to “laid-back” experience, nothing can match the picturesque Mendoza. You can take both private and custom tours…

 

Buenos Aires

It is one of the most vibrant places of Argentina. It is all about exciting metropolis, art galleries, museums as well as restaurants. Families enjoy the fantastic architecture of the city, which is unique and exciting. People choose the most extravagant hotels to rest and relax. They choose hotels that have great interiors, impressive chandeliers, stunning ceilings, and offers great services to their guests. Get ready to enjoy walking and biking tours…

 

Iguazu Falls

If you are a nature lover, you must visit Iguazu Falls. It is on the border of the Argentina. It is one of the most exciting and massive waterfall in South America. People from different parts of the world come here to see this fantastic cascade. Get ready to soak up the majestic splendour….

El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier (a great Patagonian destination)

Adventure lovers love  El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier that are known across the world because of its natural beauty. The entire region is large enough and ideal to see great natural areas that are wild and somewhat mysterious. Are you ready to see majestic peaks and icy islands?

 

Awesome attractions

People choose the most striking travel attractions to see in Argentina. They visit The Casa Rosada (a well-known palace), San Telmo flea market (open-air antique market), Reserva Ecologica (ideal open place for hikers, bikers and birdwatchers), and La Boca (the best place to see brightly painted walls, caricature figurines, etc.)

Tourists enjoy different types of snow-capped mountains as well as endless expanse of wilderness. So, are you ready to explore the majestic and massive region of Argentina.

Get Ready to Visit the most Sought-After and Trending Travel Destinations - Lyon & Porto

Get Ready to Visit the most Sought-After and Trending Travel Destinations – Lyon & Porto

Lyon

Lyon, a vibrant city, is famous for its incomparable architectural, cultural and gastronomic heritage. Its location and geographical features make it one of the best travel destinations in France. Travellers from all across the world come here to see the Roman theatre, ancient boulevards, massive rivers (the Rhône River and the Saône), St Jean cathedral, Renaissance courtyards and St Paul church.

 

Reasons to visit Lyon:

  • Place des Terreaux – This is a magnificent and ancient square, which was redesigned in the 1990s. The nearby City Hall, fountain sculpted by Bartholdi and Museum of Fine Arts are some of the most splendid places to visit at Place des Terreaux.
  • Boat trips – One of the best ways to explore Lyon is to take boat rides on the Saône River. You can choose day or night trips as per your comfort and convenience.
  • Museums and Galleries – Lyon is also known as the city of Museums and Galleries. You can explore some of the most stunning museums and galleries like Palais Saint-Pierre / Musée des Beaux Arts, Musée Des Confluences, Musée urbain Tony Garnier, etc.
  • Food – French food and wine is famous around the world. People hit the most popular restaurants and hotels to taste different varieties of French food items.

 

Porto

Porto is synonymous with hilly backstreets, bridges, amazing landmarks, cutting-edge architecture as well as street art. It is one of the most happening cities of Portugal.

Reasons to visit Porto:

  • Wine tour – Most people choose Porto, known as port wine capital, to enjoy the unforgettable wine tours.
  • Food – Porto is blessed with thousands of awesome bakeries and pastry shops.
  • Accommodation – Porto offers a wide range of accommodation options. You can choose from the simplest guest houses to deluxe holiday apartments and houses.
  • Place to explore – You can explore Douro Valley, Gerês National Park, Douro river, International Museum of Contemporary Architecture and blue flags beaches.

The entire region of Porto is punctuated with amazing monuments as well as glorious architecture.

Get Ready To Have Unforgettable Fun and Delight In Saint Lucia

Get Ready To Have Unforgettable Fun and Delight In Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is popular among global tourists because of its tropical weather, natural extravaganzas, numerous beaches as well as luxury resorts. People love to explore the Caribbean, North Atlantic Ocean, cone-shaped peaks, emerald blanketed island, iconic landmarks and rain forests.

“Saint Lucia is a British Commonwealth country that is an island in the Caribbean.”

 

Getting around

Saint Lucia is one of the most dramatic and serene places to explore in the Caribbean. It has everything to offer from gigantic waterfalls, blooming flowers, nature trails, incredible coastline to stunning villas.

  • Saint Lucia is famous for its prestigious jagged volcanic peaks.
  • Saint Lucia is the only destination in the world named after a woman.
  • Around 77 percent of Saint Lucia is covered in forest.
  • St Lucia is just eight-hour direct flight from the UK.

 

Things to explore in Saint Lucia –

  • Culture – Of course, we cannot forget the culture of Saint Lucia, which is a mix of Carib, African, French and English.
  • Rainforest – Saint Lucia is famous for its ancient rainforests, which are packed with rich wildlife as well as a wide range of waterfalls.
  • The Sulfur Springs – Saint Lucia is full of natural wonders; people specially come here to explore hot sulphur springs. They also enjoy “drive-in volcano” as well as experience mud bath.
  • Hiking– Saint Lucia offers a wide range of hiking routes across the island. You can enjoy hiking while appreciating beauty of nature. There aree many spots that are worth exploring.
  • Food - St Lucian is known for its exotic fruit and vegetables. People can enjoy different types of fish and a variety of curry, jerk, rice as well as stewed dishes. There are many restaurants that offers special local dishes.
  • Zip-lining – If you are an adventure enthusiast, you will love zip-lining tours. The zip-lining courses are offered across the island to attract visitors.
  • Scenic beaches – Saint Lucia is popular for its golden beaches. People love to hit Sugar Beach, which is famous for its romantic locations.
  • Reef – Saint Lucia is all about sun, sand, beaches, and of course reefs. Whether you are a snorkelling enthusiast or not, you’ll love to explore beautiful reefs as well as leatherback turtles.
  • Accommodation – When you are in Saint Lucia, you don’t have to worry about accommodation because it has a wide range of luxurious and budget accommodations from cottages to elegant resorts.

Another mode of enjoying Saint Lucia’s region is by hiring a taxi.

Get ready to have unforgettable fun and delight in Saint Lucia…

Get Ready to Explore the Romantic Paphos, Cyprus

Get Ready to Explore the Romantic Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos is a famous town at the southwestern tip of Cyprus. It is known for the Troodos Mountains and several archaeological points of interest. Travellers from different parts of the world drift here to experience the glamorous coastal strip, postcard-perfect promenades, and coastal path with amazing views as well as exotic night life.

“Paphos is all about castles, tombs, churches, monasteries, lemon and olive groves and natural scenery.”

 

Getting around

Travellers love to stroll all around the town to experience its culture and heritage. Family visitors often take local buses to see Coral Bay, Polis as well as other local coastal villages.

  • Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world’s heritage for its spectacular ancient remains. – Wikipedia.
  • Paphos International Airport is the country’s second-largest airport. – Wikipedia.
  • Autumn is the best time to explore Paphos.

 

Things to explore in Paphos 

  • Paphos Archaeological Park – It is one of the famous tourist destinations of Paphos. It has a wide range of travel attractions, including the House of Dionysos, the House of Theseus, etc. Travellers enjoy the ruins of large Roman villas as well as ancient mosaics.
  • Paphos Fort – Not far away from the main city, it is an ancient fort, which is still dipped in its past. It was last used by the British.
  • Paphos Bird Park – If you are a bird lover, you must visit Paphos Bird Park; it is a massive animal park with different types of bird species.
  • The Tombs of the Kings – These are the worthiest places to visit in Paphos. People explore ancient, but attractive cave-cut tombs. There are many limestone complexes that are worth visiting.
  • Coastal path – One of the best ways of enjoying the beauty of Paphos is to walk along the coastal areas. You can enjoy Coral Bay, long roads, sea breezes, culture, traditions as well as greenery.
  • Coral Bay (a lively seaside town) – People from across the world come here to see the gorgeous rocky headlands, sea caves, romantic coves, awesome Mediterranean sea, crescent of soft white sand, limestone outcrops and much more. It is all about natural elegance and grace. You can enjoy different water sports there.
  • The Akamas Peninsula – Avid explorers move towards the Akamas Peninsula, which is located in the far west of Cyprus. It has everything to offer from excellent natural beauty to wild landscape as well as sandy bays.

Moreover, you can move around to see different types of underground tombs as well as green valleys. There are many sites that have been awarded World Heritage Status. Fun doesn’t stop here, if you have time, you can move towards secluded mountain villages and foothills of the Troodos Mountains that are unique and radiates rural charm. You can also enjoy different types of adrenaline-packed moments there.

It is fun to explore the ancient streets and warm bazaars. There are many family-friendly and budget hotels and resorts near the coastal paths; you can choose as per you preferences.

No doubt, Paphos can blow your mind away. Are you ready to explore Paphos?