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Most Beautiful Airports In The World

Nobody likes to waste time sitting around and waiting for delayed flights, missed connections, wandering between terminals or waiting for luggage. But there are some airports in this world that are such masterpieces that any moment they could be turned into tourist attractions.

And that’s a great thing, because when you arrive somewhere for the first time, the airport is usually the thing that gets you the first impression about that place (and we all know how much this first impression counts). And in some parts of the world local authorities care about these first impressions and about the fact that we like clean, well-organized and modern airports and built some breathtaking structures that impress visitors. [click to continue…]

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The Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel is located on the Dominican Republic’s east cost, about 40 miles north of Punta Cana (that’s about a 60-minute drive or you can also choose a helicopter ride, which will get you there in 15 minutes). The hotel’s location is absolutely breathtaking, among a lush tropical garden and facing a large private beach. Not to mention the Caribbean Sea.

The hotel is rated as a 4-Diamond location by the AAA and featured 55 Asian inspired suites, each one, from the Deluxe Junior Suite to the Sivory Grand Suite offering amazing ocean views and private terraces. Some of these suites also offer personal pools, Jacuzzi or outdoor showers. The Sivory Punta Cana luxury hotel also offers plenty of amenities such as three restaurants (French, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine), spa and wellness center, infinity pool, a fully equipped gym and a lovely wine cellar. As for the activities available, well…you’re in the Caribbean! So you’ve got a lot of options such as sailboat rental, snorkeling and diving, swimming with dolphins, windsurfing, golf or tennis. [click to continue…]

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Most Famous Shipwrecks Of The World

Some time ago I was reading about this Japanese fishing boat that was flushed out to sea by the 2011 tsunami and which ended up drifting somewhere off the coast of British Columbia, around the Haida Gwaii archipelago. Anyway, last week I also visited the Greek island of Zakynthos, whose main attraction is the Navagio beach, home to a beautiful shipwreck, which looks absolutely fantastic on the white sand/blue water background.

According to UNESCO estimations, there are currently more than 3 million shipwrecks around the world. And while most of them are lying on the ocean floor there are some that weren’t sunk and today create a picturesque landscape with a mysterious legends around them. So let’s see which ones are the most famous or the most beautiful [click to continue…]

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Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 104 islands (5 are only revealed during low tide) located in northwestern Malaysia, close to Thailand. To get to the island, you can take a direct flight from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Phuket or you can choose the ferries operating from mainland Malaysia or Thailand. Anyway, once you get there, perhaps one of the best destinations on the island is the Four Seasons hotel located on the splendid Tanjung Rhu beach. [click to continue…]

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As you probably know by now, the United Kingdom’s capital will host the 2012 Olympics, one of the most important sports events in the world. And since the games’ debut is getting closer and closer, preparations in London are also getting more frantic. In the year when London will host the Olympic Games for the third time (after 1908 and 1948), 10 impressive projects will be inaugurated, signed by famous architects, that will change the city’s face forever. [click to continue…]

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With amazing places like the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro or Dubrovnik in Croatia, the Dalmatian seaside has become a popular destination for many travelers, but Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in Croatia between Zadar and the capital Zagreb is quickly becoming one of the major tourist attractions in the Balkans. And if you’re wondering why more than one million tourists from all over the world come here each year, let’s take a tour of one of the most spectacular and wild places in Europe. [click to continue…]

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5 Most Amazing Casinos In The World

Whether we’re talking about poker, slot-machines, roulette or Black Jack, gambling is definitely one of the most popular entertainment activities on the planet, even though some people see this as a serious addiction. And wherever you go, whatever destination you choose, from North America to the Middle East, Africa, Europe or Asia it’s almost impossible not to find a casino and all of them have one thing in common: they “help” you lose money or if you’re really lucky, even win something. And let’s face it, what other place can make a rational human beings go back after losing 99 times out of 100 just to remember that one time when they won.

To make a list with the world’s largest, most exclusive or spectacular casinos would probably take a long time, but that didn’t stop us from trying to bring you the most famous, exclusive and beautiful casinos in the world. [click to continue…]

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Who would’ve thought, even for just one second, that such a large geological formation, that looks like it belongs to the desert, can lie down in the beautiful Aquitania province in France, only 40 miles away from Bordeaux? Well, The Great Dune of Pyla is a rare geological phenomenon and a very popular tourist attraction, being the tallest sand dune in Europe.

If you’re visiting the beautiful city of Bordeaux, you’re just a one-hour drive away from seeing a fairytale place, the Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat). Located in the Archanon Gulf, close to the Atlantic Ocean, the large sand formation has a total length of 1.5 miles, a width of 1,600 feet and it’s maximum height is 351 feet, while the estimated total volume of sand is 60 million cubic meters. [click to continue…]

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North Island, Seychelles – Paradise on Earth

The North Island was among the first islands in the Seychelles archipelago to be discovered, in 1609. Now, more than 400 years later, the island has managed to keep its absolutely amazing look and all of those who had the chance to visit it agreed that it can’t be far from what we usually call Heaven on Earth. And if you think their reactions are exaggerated, just look at the photos below and think again.

From 1826 to 1970 the North Island belonged to the Beaufond family from Reunion and all this time the island was used for different plantations of fruits and spice plants and also as a source of guano, fish oil and coconuts. However, in 1970 the island was sold and the new owner completely neglected it, the island becoming invaded by wild plants and animals, many of them not original from this area. In 2003 things have changed and the island was bought by Wilderness Safaris, a South African company focused on eco tourism, whose management decided that the island’s initial beauty is what must be drawn into tourists’ attention. [click to continue…]

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Besides the splendid landscapes offered by this region, what the Italians call the Costiera Amalfitana impresses with it architectural and artistic masterpieces that can be seen in the cities in this region and also with the inventive thinking of the people in the area that built their homes on the steep cliffs on the coast. This area’s beauty was also formally recognized by UNESCO, which included the Amalfi coast on the World Heritage list.

The Amalfi Coast, together with the Capri island located right next to the Sorrentine peninsula, is one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting Italy. And there are plenty you can see here: countless artistic monuments created centuries ago, wonders of the ancient world, spectacular landscapes, splendid beaches and, of course, the world famous Italian cuisine. [click to continue…]

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