In previous decades surfing used to be the preserve of counter-culture, pot smoking, beach bum types. The stigma associated with surfing was not a good one back in the 60’s and 70’s. But the times have changed. Since the 1980’s surfing has steadily begun to enter the mainstream, with over 35 million people across the globe now calling themselves surfers. In monetary terms this translates into over a $7 billion per year industry.
Kotor Bay is one of the two most photographed spots in Montenegro (the other is the incredible island of Sveti Stefan). The town of Kotor is unique in the sense that the bay cuts deeply into the land and the sea is surrounded by high mountains emerging directly from the blue waters of the Adriatic. The mountains create an unparalleled scenery that reminds more of Norwegian fjords rather than a Mediterranean region. However, looking at the spectacular architecture, old houses made of stone and multiple palm trees, you will quickly realize you are actually somewhere in the south and not in Scandinavia.
South Africa boasts a rich diversity of wildlife, landscapes and people. The tourism scene within the country has boomed throughout the last decade, and the country’s hidden treasures are more accessible than ever. From the shores of Cape Town to the plains of Kruger, there is a road trip to suit everyone. Travelling in 2018 couldn’t be easier or even cheaper, so there are no excuses not to book this trip of a lifetime! Keep reading for a little helping hand in planning the perfect South African road trip:
Astana is one of the controversial "brand new" capitals built on an enormous scale - similar to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan or Baku in Azerbaijan. Kazakhstan's capital defies all the presumptions and stereotypes a person from the West might have - especially those set in place after the famous comedy film "Borat" (as a matter of fact, "Borat" was not even filmed in Kazakhstan). Astana couldn't be more different from what you probably imagine Kazakhstan to be like. You won't find carts pulled by cows along muddy streets nor any wooden shacks that are deteriorating and falling apart. Walking through the large main boulevard, you might think you're in one of Dubai's luxurious neighborhoods rather than in some country in the middle of nowhere that no one is interested about.
Writing professionally typically refers to the intellectual ability to turn ideas and thoughts into appropriate words. It isn’t as simple as it sounds for many people. Many people can't write even a simple blog. Knowing how to write is typically everyone’s passion, no one likes the fact that he/she can’t write.
Getting away from it all every now and then is an absolute must for everyone who loves traveling – but even when you are away, you must get online sometimes, whether it is to check your emails or to find your way around a new city. It does not matter whether you have chosen an adventurous trail off the beaten track or a popular tourist destination: there are always risks that are associated with getting online while traveling. But if you get informed, you can learn how to better stay safe when browsing the internet abroad.
Cinque Terre is one of the most picturesque parts of Italy. Close to such popular cities as Florence, it's a must-see destination in the region of Tuscany. Cinque Terre (literally meaning Five Lands) consists of five colorful seaside towns built on steep cliffs along the exceptionally attractive coastline. The sea, the surrounding mountains and enchanting architecture - you can find all this side by side in this magnificent land. If that's not enough, Cinque Terre can also offer spectacular, turquoise beaches where you can relax after a strenuous hike. In this post, I'll give you some tips on what are the best ways to explore this beautiful area.
The Big Apple is famous for its beautiful skylines, endless sidewalks and crowded subways, but its parks don’t often get a mention. That’s a shame because the parks in NYC are an absolute must-see for residents and visitors alike year-round. Whether you’re visiting NYC on a flyby or you live and breathe city life, heading to one of these parks should be super high on your list of priorities.
Seasoned travelers know that comfort is everything, especially when traveling. But what if you were fashion-conscious but also love to travel? You don’t have to give up one or the other when you can have both. You can, in fact, actually still look stylish and comfortable while traveling.
Packing is always a hassle, but if you have a pack list and system in place, it shouldn’t be too much of a trouble. If you’ve zeroed in on the essentials, the question now is, what kind of clothes and pieces you should bring and wear that save you some luggage space while looking fashionable?
Zurich was the first place that we visited in Switzerland - one of the most popular destinations in the country. It's quite small and charming, it has a unique atmosphere more of a town rather than a city. As it happened many times before, although Zurich was very nice, it was my least favorite destination in the country. Just like with Ljubljana in Slovenia or Bucharest in Romania. If you want to see the real Swiss paradise, you must go out of the popular cities such as Zurich or Geneva.