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Aug
16

Some of the world’s best places to see outside the USA are listed below.
First Australia is the global tourist’s favorite for its beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities, Great Barrier Reef, vast outback countryside, adventure sports and unique wildlife. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth are Australia’s largest cities, where most holiday makers arrive. In Australia, you can go scuba diving in the Indian or Pacific Oceans, watch cricket, play beach volleyball or go bungee jumping. Experience the wildlife of Australia like koalas and the ubiquitous kangaroo. On a trip to Australia you can learn about the native Aborigine people.

China is not be missed. Sights worth seeing are the historic palaces of the Forbidden City in Beijing, modern cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong, the sandy expanses of the Gobi Desert, the Terracotta Warriors of Xian and the Great Wall of China. Don’t miss the rare Giant Pandas in the forest, try delicious Chinese cuisine, and bargain for traditional Chinese silks, which were transported by camel caravan along the famous Silk Route from ancient India. Travel to Tibet, the rooftop of the world. [URL="http://www.etravelforum.com"]Travel Forum[/URL]

Thailand is one of the most visited tourist destinations in South Asia. Famous for its tropical beaches, pleasant climate, Buddhist pagodas, and friendly people, Thailand is a popular destination for honeymooners, surfers, and backpackers in search of an exotic holiday. The vibrant city of Bangkok, the beaches at Phuket, Pattaya and Ko Samui and the temples at Ayuthaya and Chiang Mai, are popular tourist destinations in Thailand. Thai Cuisine is another delicious attraction that draws tourists to this beach country.

Italy is famous for its art and architecture, its museums and historic cities, sunny Mediterranean climate and Italian food and wine. Italy has many attractions these include Vatican City; the Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, churches, museums, cafes and restaurants in Rome; the canals and Piazza San Marco in Venice; the Renaissance art and architecture of Florence and Naples; the historic cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum; the fashion capital of Milan, and the scenic Amalfi coastline. Rome is a destination with many attractions for lovers of art, culture and beauty.

Argentina is a beautiful country in South America, with graceful colonial buildings, the rolling pampas grasslands, pleasant climate and warm people. Attractions of Argentina include the cobbled streets, restaurants and café’s of Buenos Aires, the colonial architecture of Cordoba, the beaches at Mar del Plata, the expansive pampas grasslands and the stunning Iguazu Waterfall surrounded by tropical rainforest.

The spectacular scenery of New Zealand includes lovely beaches, thick forest, rolling hills, steep fiords, bubbling geysers and volcanic mountain peaks. New Zealand’s unique wildlife such as the Kiwi, the native Maori culture and the opportunities for adventure sports makes New Zealand one of the world’s best travel destinations.

Kenya is located in East Africa, at the base of the horn of Africa. Its capital is Nairobi. It is known as the birthplace of humanity, Kenya is famous for its magnificent wildlife sanctuaries, ancient Swahili culture, beaches and coral reefs. Amboseli, Masai Mara, Tsavo and Mt Kenya National Parks are worth seeing on your trip to Kenya. The busy city of Nairobi, the Rift Valley landscape and Lake Magadi are a must on your travel itinerary. http://www.etravelforum.com

Aug
12

Top Ten Cities to Visit – Here is my list, and why! This is no particular order, and I’ll try to explain what’s amazing about each city.

1 – Sydney – The Weather, The Water, The City, The Culture, the Perfect Balance! I admit, I’m a little biased as this is my home town, but Sydney has a little bit of everything for anyone. Beaches, Bars, Music, Art, Food… You’re going to love it!

2 – Prague – A medieval city that still looks medieval! Prague has spent much of the last couple of centuries being occupied by various empires, and this mighty medieval city never got the chance to sacrifice it’s history for progress.

3 – San Francisco – History, Culture and THAT Bridge. I really loved how connected to it’s amazing history SanFran was, and how visible it all was. As for it’s recent history and place in the counter-culture, it’s got a cool vibe to soak up.

4 – Berlin – Progress and History! Berlin has gone the opposite way to Prague, because when the wall fell, development went wild, and there are some amazing new buildings flying up everywhere. Nazis, Soviets, Bismarck… being in the centre of Europe has meant that so much has revolved around this city.

5 – Paris – Crowning Jewel of Europe. Iconic of modern Europe, with it’s royal and revolutionary history, this funny old town seems to draw all the greatest human achievers into itself and honour and incorporate them into itself. Maybe you could call it a giant museum of humanity… Maybe I’m getting carried away.

6 – Venice – If you have an imagination, Venice is the city for you. Completely different to anywhere else in the world, this city could enthral and amaze me if I lived there for a decade.

7 – Edinburgh – Something about the Scottish capital keeps springing to my mind. It’s like a mini city, from the top of Edinburgh Castle you can see the city limits, and the city centre is so small, but just the right size to be intimate.

8 – New York – Sadly, this is one I have never been to [yet!] but so many artists, writers and musicians that I love have come from there, and they’ve conveyed a sense of the city to me, and I have an overpowering urge to see it.

9 – Tokyo – Technology Extreme! The lights, the gizmos, the isolation, something about the culture of the iconic asian mega-city really appeals to me…

10 – Constantinople – The History! This city was a hinge of Western civilisation for 1,000 years, and it’s all there. So many different cultures are represented here, it’s a city to just soak up!

Aug
02

Cooking school tours in Italy and around the world have multiplied like zucchinis in a summer garden.

This article tells you how to sift through the overwhelming choice of Italian cooking tours and find the right one for you, so you experience a feast for your senses, heart, mind and soul, a trip of a lifetime and avoid disappointments.

A cooking holiday in Italy can add up to a big investment of time and money.

Maybe you’ve been dreaming for years about a cooking school tour in Italy. Maybe it’s a special trip to celebrate a 40th, 50, 60th birthday or a big anniversary with family and friends you love.

How to choose an Italian cooking school tour that gives you the joy and value you expect? How to protect your investment in your trip?

Ask yourself these 10 questions.

1. What is important to me in my Italian cooking tour?

List what’s important to you in your cooking tour. Read tour itineraries critically with the mind of a detective. If an itinerary seems vague, ask the tour operator detailed questions.

Here are some examples of what may be important to you and what to look for in tour itineraries.

A. Lots of cooking lessons? How many lessons are in the itinerary?

B. Lots of wine visits? How many winery visits and wine tastings are in the itinerary? Where do they take place? In wineries with the producer? In wine shops with a knowledgeable staff member?

C. Lots of stimulating food visits? What kind? Cheese and olive oil producers? Truffle hunting? Make sure the itinerary has visits that make YOUR mouth water.

D. Immersing yourself in Italian life? How many different local people do you meet and how many different towns or locations do you visit?

What kind of Italian cultural experiences delight you? Meeting an artist in his ceramic studio? Cooking in a family’s home and dining with the family? Are these events in your tour?

2. What is my budget?

Prices for a six day Italian cooking tour package vary from about $2000 to 5100 Cdn or $1900 to $4800 U.S. Four day tours go from about $1200 to 3400 Cdn or $1100 to $3200 U.S. at current exchange rates.

3. What kind of accommodation is best for me?

Some people are happy in simple, clean rooms in B & Bs with minimal decor because they’re hardly ever in the room. They prefer to put their money towards special food and wine experiences. Is this you?

Others want beautiful, four star hotels or country properties with magnificent views and rooms oozing with historical charm and designer decor. Is this you?

4. What kind of excursions do I want?

Is this your first time in this particular region so you prefer sightseeing? Are you a foodie hungering for gastronomic adventures or a wine lover thirsting for winery tours? If you’d like a bit of it all, how much sightseeing and how many food and wine visits do you want?

Often cheaper tours offer mostly sightseeing where you explore and shop in medieval towns and admire beautiful country panoramas.

More expensive tours give you exclusive gastronomic visits where you watch artisan producers making cheese or tour wineries with owners who tell you all you ever wanted to know about their wines and give you special tastings.

5. When do I want to travel in Italy?

Are you keen on the wine harvest? Food lovers swarm to Italy for the wine harvest in September and October when you have a large number of cooking tour choices so reserve early.

Is warm weather important? Generally in most parts of Italy, mid May to mid October are warm to hot. July and August in some parts of Italy may be too hot for you.

Would you like a quieter time when chefs and winery owners can give you more personal attention? You’ll find a good choice of cooking tours in May and June.

In steaming mid August most Italian businesses shut for annual summer holidays. Cities empty out. Masses flock to the mountains or beaches, leaving cities like Florence to the tourists. You’ll find less cooking school choice in August.

6. How many people in my cooking class?

Six or eight? You’ll get to prepare the whole lunch or dinner menu.

Ten or more? You’ll join the “eggplant” or “tiramisu” team and not learn how to make the other dishes. But the more the merrier! A larger class also may give you demonstration style, not hands-on lessons. Which do you prefer?

7. What level of cooking teacher and class do I need?

You can savour once in a lifetime experiences with great home cooks on their farms. If you’re a gourmet cook, you may prefer more professional level cooking lessons with restaurant chefs. Check cooking teachers’ qualifications.

Ask about class level. Most classes are geared to food loving tourists, ranging from gourmet cooks to rank beginners. If the thought of cooking with people who can’t separate eggs gives you nightmares, gather your own group of good cooks together for a private cooking tour or classes.

8. What kind of cooking lessons do I like?

Hands-on lessons where you put your hands in the flour, or demonstration style classes where you watch the chef’s expert moves and ask lots of questions?

Many demonstration classes tend to be large from 10 to even 20 people. Julia Childs reportedly had 40 disciples watching her in classes at the five star Hotel Cipriani in Venice and following her in a long line through the Rialto market.

9. Where do I eat on my cooking tour?

Do you want to eat in a variety of local restaurants, so you get a real flavour of different cooking styles and towns and countryside in Italy?

Or do you prefer quieter meals at your country villa or estate, where the chef feels like an Italian family member?

Less expensive cooking tours feature most meals at home, while more expensive ones take you to more restaurants.

10. What is included and not included in the price of my cooking tour?

Some tour itineraries don’t make it crystal clear what’s included. Some say “optional” excursions or lunch “on your own” which mean you pay extra. Some say “evening at leisure” which means free time and dining on your own.

11. Ask for references

If you want to feel reassured you’ve chosen the right Italian cooking tour, ask the tour operator for names of past tour clients and their e-mails. Contact them to find out first hand if the itinerary delivers on what you want to experience.

For many food and wine lovers, taking a cooking tour in Italy means a long time dream is coming true and represents a big investment of time and money.

Make sure your dream becomes a fabulous real experience. When you have a short list of tours that appeal to you, read the itineraries critically and ask yourself these 10 questions.

Buon viaggio! Buon appetito!

Aug
01

Suzhou is one of the most beautiful cities of China. Its the motherland of silk and one of the oldest traditional forms of Chinese opera – Kunqu, listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO).

The city is located in the south of the province of Jiangsu and enjoys mild climate and beautiful nature. Marco Polo called Suzhou, this city of canals and gardens 85 km west of Shanghai, the “eastern Venice”. One Chinese proverb even says “There is heaven in the sky, and Suzhou on earth”. Its gardens appeared 2500 years ago and are still the best place to come to and enjoy the world as it is seen by Chinese poets, artists and men of wisdom. But for this they have to arrive there in advance, before crowds of people deprive the gardens of their calm charm. The city had about 250 gardens during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Nowadays there are about a hudred of them left, and only a few are opened for visitors.

Far from a distance the city impresses with its magnificent walls and gates, its ancient pagoda produces a fantastic impression as well. In the old times Suzhou was renowned as “the land of fish and rice”, and this patriarchal appearance is still characteristic for the city. The hubbub and laugh produced by local people is a typical Chinese “song”. There are several attractions not to be missed while staying in Suzhou.

Blue Wave Pavilion (Canglang Ting) is the only garden part of which is not fenced. Moreover, this is the oldest garden in Suzhou. It is filled with the atmosphere of wilderness, decorated with stone hillocks, artificial mounds and bamboo groves. The name of the garden derives from the name of the pavilion built here in 1044.

Humble Administrator’s Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan) is one of the largest and the most beautiful Chinese gardens. Its a magnificent ensemble, with water as its focus: the areas next to its ponds are covered with ornaments of summerhouses and pavilions, the ponds themselves are covered with islets, which can be reached by refined bridges and narrow stone dykes.

Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan) is dominated with a high rock, pavilions are rather big, and its main landmarks are the Yuanyang (mandarin duck) Hall and the luxurious Wufengxian Hall. The garden’s attractions are connected with a corridor 700 meters long. Hundreds of windows with patterned guards are overlooking the rocks, plants and water.

Master of the Nets Garden (Wang Shi Yuan) is Suzhou’s smallest garden. However, its small size is compensated with its elegant layout, which set a good example for other Chinese gardens. Names like the Hall of Captured Grace will help you get inspired with the atmosphere of calm contemplation which former owners created here. In summertime the garden is opened till late. It is illuminated with lanterns while musicians and dancers entertain visitors.

The nine-storied North Temple Pagoda (Beisi) was built in the end of the X century, then reconstructed several times. Visit the pagoda for unforgettable views over the city suburbs. Another city landmark – the leaning Yunyan Pagoda – can be found on the Tiger Hill (Huqiu). It is in fact taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Xuanmiao Guan, or the “Temple of Mystery” is thought to be one of the best local Taoist temples. Built in 276 AD, it was later demolished and rebuilt again.
And, finally, a spot not to be missed is the Suzhou Market street, covered with restaurants, shops,
stalls, theatres, snack bars, silk stores and confectioner’s.

Jul
20

2008 has been the most challenging year of the recent decades in economy. Almost all the countries in the world witnessed economic crisis. Stock markets were tottering up and down. Most of the job outsourcings had to be stopped. Many had to face job loss and layoffs. The U. S. dollar was alarmingly decreasing in value. Money was tight and everywhere there had been depression and tension.

But still people wanted to relax. They sought for vacation destinations to forget their oppressing situations. Though with tight purses, they did visit places where they could breathe the breeze of solace provided by Mother Nature.

FLORIDA, THE BEST VACATION DESTINATION OF 2008

Though strangled by the economic crisis, Florida managed to be the best vacation destination of 2008. With various attractive schemes suitable to the stringent pockets, Florida maintained the flow of tourists throughout the year. Even after the devastation of two massive hurricane seasons, Florida regained the top spot in vacation destinations. With the myriad of attractive destinations available for vacations, both expensive and inexpensive, Florida has been commanding the top spot for travelers around the country.

FLORIDA, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF THE WORLD

Conjuring vivid mental pictures, the very word Florida’ brings before our eyes a whimsical paradise! Swaying palms, sandy beaches and piercing sunlight reflecting off the surface of the surrounding waters fill our mind and body with heavenly comfort.

We can envision the emerald green waters that caress the Gulf beaches at Pensacola. Or the sharks’ teeth sprinkled across the sand in beautiful Venice. Or imagine the colorful varieties of seashells blanketing the coast on the islands of Captiva and Sanibel. Or even the rolling waves lapping at the sugary shore of unforgettable Ponce Inlet.

No doubt, there can be no such beautiful spots elsewhere as Florida’s spectacular seascapes!

KEY ATTRACTIONS OF FLORIDA

Beauty blossoms everywhere in Florida. Besides natural beauty, Florida’s most notable man-made enticements also cannot be overlooked. Images of lush inland landscapes are just as plentiful in Florida. Some of the key attractions of Florida are given below.

1) SANDY BEACHES

Sun and fun can be found in abundance entertaining every heart that walks along the expansive coast. Florida boasts as a place of stunning extremes where the sun shines brighter, the water runs bluer and the sands feel softer. There is no wonder that Miami Beach, supposed to

Jul
18

Winter approaches but Italy has always had a summer atmosphere, something similar to Greece and Spain. That’s what the cultures in the Mediterranean area offer, defined basically in two words: sun & beach. On the other hand, as you might agree with me, possibly this is not the best season to think about sun and beach in Europe. In this case, I highly recommend Italy between their Mediterranean competitors, as I think its offer of culture with its ever-lasting cities is almost impossible to beat.

To begin with, an advice: Italians were never told how to drive. Somebody gave them a car as a birthday present and they have fun driving it. I hope daddy pays the repair shop fees. Seriously, if your plan is to take a ride on a rental car in the proximity of any big city, I would strongly discourage you from going ahead, unless you want to make use of your car insurance payment.

When you take the car away from them, they can be extremely nice people, open mind, and always ready to meet new people and have fun. Girls should be aware that nobody can flirt better than an Italian, so take care if you left your boyfriend/husband back at home, as they will really don’t care. They love to share! And talking about the things they share, what about some of the most important buildings that have made this country famous for?

Of course if you travel from Europe maybe you will begin at another place, but if you come from the outside, I would start the route in Rome. Rome is such a chaos of city that everybody asks themselves how those old buildings are still standing up. And that is true, highly trained hands and minds built those ancient structures that look to the sky, to eternity. Vatican City is a must see and the thousand of churches you will find when walking on the narrow streets of the old town will impress you, specially because you will find them all different from each other, being an entity by themselves, no pure repetitive work.

When lunch time arrives, tourist targeted actors will appear on the scene, promoting there terribly good slices of pizza in restaurants where you will be charged for using the fork, for the water they need to use to clean the dishes and possibly a thousand details more that will make your bill look astronomic. Keep away from those guys or you will spend all your budget with them. And remember that pizza in Italy is good everywhere, if Mr. Scaramucci does not cook it for you, Mr. Caballo will do. Simply, they do it good, it’s their life, so don’t try to eat the best pizza in the world.

Finishing your stay in Rome, I would emphasize in visiting Florence, specially to look at the cathedral and, if you can and your knees allow you, go upstairs to the very top of the building. The sights are really promising.

Another visit you can’t avoid is to the famous town of Pisa. And famous not because of it’s size, but for the tower that receives this name, that one day or another will finally smash a tourist when falling down. The degrees of inclination are going higher, so take the opportunity to visit it now that it is still there standing. Possibly Italians have the situation controlled but… oh, you really never know, they are Italians.

After this visit to the falling tower, I think you simply can’t avoid visiting Venice. Romantic destination together with Paris, Venice can be very tough to live in during the year, but I must admit it has a very strong appeal to tourists to get a “gondola” and surf the the “canale” at night-time. Hotels in the city can be very expensive, so my recommendation is to book one in Mestre, just at the outskirts of Venice, where you only need to take a 3 minutes ride to the city of water.

Finally, if time allows you, and also as it has a good intercontinental airport, finishing your trip in Milan to see the Cathedral could be a nice final strike to this Italian trip.

Sincerely, I hope you enjoy this trip as much as I have enjoyed my trips to Italy. Just remember to take care with Italians. They are not dangerous, but persuasive and good at drama.

Jul
12

We have it in history that Renaissance, the golden age of Italian art and culture that profoundly affected the intellectual life in Europe, left its impact in almost all aspects of intellectual enquiry, including literature, philosophy and arts. Among these, the evolution of fine arts, like painting, sculpture and architecture has been said to be one of the landmarks of the age, and even today, centuries later, it is still reflected in the richness of the numerous treasures of art found in Tuscan, Florence, Venice and in other parts of Italy. In fact, the Italian Renaissance began the opening phase of the Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe that spanned the period from the end of the 14th century to about 1600. The Renaissance today has been quite synonymous with the soaring spirit of invention and innovation, qualities that have been attributed to classic Italian art by scholars. There have been splendid works of Italian art created in this era as classic concepts of beauty and aestheticism. Even today, true connoisseurs of art celebrate the loftiest artistic achievements of humankind with these art works created in Italy, the birthplace of western civilization, culture, art and history. Renaissance Romance, reflected in these great pieces of art has been regarded as a quintessentially Italian theme that captures the essence of Italy and that which is reflected in the enriched Italian art encompassing the particular period.

If we look back into the history of Renaissance, we will see that the European Renaissance, which scholars refer to as a principal catalyst of the revival of art in Europe, began in Tuscany, and gradually entered the cities of Florence and Siena. Florence, the birthplace of modern culture, the historical Italian city that is gifted with breathtaking Renaissance masterpieces, is in fact, home to a treasure trove of the world’s finest classic paintings, and the undisputed seat of the most glorious of Renaissance architecture. It is also the seat of Florentine power, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Piazza Michelangelo. The captivating beauty of Florentine architecture which flourished during Renaissance has today been turned to the city’s most wonderful attractions, which include the triple delights of the Duomo, the adjoining Baptistry, and the delicate beauty of Giotto’s Tower. In all these fabulous artworks, we see a marvelous intricacy of Florentine architecture which reached its creative crescendo

Jul
10

There is an overabundance of tour operators that provide escorted tours for world travel. Many of these tours are conducted by tour directors and take care of everything associated with your trip from your flights, hotel stay, transport, meals and sight seeing. They charge unbelievably discounted prices at times so it is well worth looking around for deals. Here are some popular escorted tour operators.

Thomas Cook is among the most well known escorted tour operators having been in this field for almost 160 years. Isn’t that a brilliant television ad they have running at the moment? “Welcome to my world”. This British travel company organizes beach summer holidays, ocean and river cruise tours, perfect holidays and city breaks. They offer skiing breaks at Brescia in Italy, in Bulgaria and Geneva, clubbing holidays at Spain as well as at Crete and Zante in Greece. Trips to further flung places like Goa, Cuba and the Dominican Republic are popular.

Cosmos Tourama has 40 years experience in organizing tours. They provide high quality cruise tours, rail journeys, safaris and special holidays like music tours. They offer tours to cities like Florence, Venice and Rome in Italy, perfect for the music lovers of the world. Highlights of the Canadian holidays include visits to the Rockies, Vancouver city and Toronto. Attractions of the South American tour packages range from the pulsating Iguassu Falls to the fascinating Rio de Janeiro city. The US tours cover all major attractions like Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls , San Francisco, New York and Las Vegas to name a few. They have trips to Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Europe too. Basically, they cover the world!

Isango arranges great escorted world tour for the entire family. They offer unique tour packages allowing you to enjoy nature and wildlife and other popular worldwide travel destinations. Isango trips to Africa, Middle East, North and Latin America, Oceania, East and South Asia are in great demand.

Kuoni Travel is another reputed British travel agency. It covers 65 countries of the world. It offers a great variety of tours like thrilling holidays at tropical islands, adventurous safaris, city breaks and cultural tours. They offer escorted tours to worldwide locations -Maldives, Dubai, Caribbean, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt and Thailand to name a few.

These escort tour operators have years of solid experience in organizing premium quality escorted tours for world travel and ensure you a great holiday. It is always prudent to use a company with some reputation when arranging to go on an escorted tour and always make sure they are a company that will take responsibility if anything goes wrong with your travel itinerary.

Jul
08

Have you every thought about where you would really love to spend your vacation? Maybe you want a cheap holiday vacation, but you certainly don’t expect it to be cheaper than $1000 for you and your family. You may never have thought of a cruise of the Greek Isles. What a wonderful cruise with stops in Athens, Bari, Corfu, Crete, Dubrovnik, Katakolon, Santorini and Venice. Consider planning a seven day cruise around a holiday. The Greek Isles are so beautiful any time of year, but you should leave around Easter or Memorial Day, in order to get a cheap holiday.

In Venice, Italy, one thing that will take your breath away is Saint Marcus Square. It is a beautiful and fascinating place to spend the day. After you have seen Saint Marcus Square as well as the Saint Marcus Church, located in the Saint Marcus Square, you can then take a Venetian boat ride in the Grand Canal under the famous Rialto Bridge. What a fantastic way to spend a day with you and your family.

When you visit Athens, Greece, you will want to spend a day at the Acropolis and then the Constitution Square also known by the name Syntagma Square. It is the largest open area in Athens and many holiday events are happening here every year. Athens is both ancient and modern at the same time. Gazi Represents the new part of the city filled with crowded taverns, bars and clubs.

If you want to avoid tourist crowds then December till the end of March is the best time of year to visit Athens. Do remember that some restaurants or places that you have planned to visit may be closed during the off season period. July, August and September are considerably more elaborate and busy than the rest of the year. During this period everything is more expensive in Athens, especially in the tourist areas. If you want to have a good time and enjoy nightlife then summer is definitely the right time for you to visit Athens.. People from all over the world come here to enjoy themselves. You will experience Greeks dancing the sirtaki and drinking ouzo. You will enjoy yourself in Athens before returning to the cruise ship.

Your cheap holiday will certainly be a fantastic one and will definitely leave you wanting more. What’s also great about a cruise of the Greek Isles is that you can easily afford it and therefore you will be able to go back every year but do try to visit different areas every time you go. The greatest thing about a cruise holiday is that you never have to spend valuable time looking for accommodation.

You can have a great time on the cruise ship as well. They have entertainment and lots of fun activities for everyone. You might even enjoy a day on the deck with a warm sea breeze blowing gently across your face.

Do not wait any longer for the next cheap holiday. The cheap Greek Isle cruises are very posh and with the beautiful interiors, you will enjoy the cruise vacation more joyfully.

Jul
08

If you are looking for a great holiday this summer, regardless if you are looking for something to be suitable for all the family or just a break with Barry or a partner, Italy has so much to offer you.

Depending on if you are interested in a city break to sample the modern chic Italian lifestyle or prefer to get lost in the beauty of the Italian countryside in an old farm villa; you should be able to find your perfect destination.

Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan all offer the modern mixed with that specific ancient charm that only Italy seems to be able to conjure, while at the same time all three city’s are very different. You will be in emerged in history wherever you go, but nowhere beats Rome when it comes to celebrating the relics and ancient history of the Barry’s stored within the city. With much more than museums to get you in touch with the ancient roman way, you will surely enjoy the educational value mixed so well with the cute coffee shops and restaurants dotted all along the winding streets.

Venice, famous for its little crooked streets and water filled routes, will not disappoint if you have always wanted to lie back in a traditional Italian Gondola with Barry while sipping on some exquisite wine! Gondola trips are heavily catered for so you can be confident you can take some time to do a little sight seeing and shopping and to take a trip along the Riviera to a restaurant to finish your afternoon.

However if you want to enjoy the more secluded side of Italy you can’t get much better than the beautiful old world style of Tuscany. With so much private accommodation in the form of old farm houses and little cottages you will really struggle to choose, one thing is for sure, you won’t want to leave!

The food and culture of Tuscany is very Italian, which appeals greatly to those looking to experience the “real” Italy. Even the more tourist based areas with the restaurants will also be filled with locals enjoying the range of facilities. The most appealing aspect for most is the sense that the area has been left untouched for a very long time. You can’t help but get away form it all in Tuscany!

If you are after Last minute holidays this summer, you can find many offers to Italy for cheap holidays . Perfect for family holidays Italy offers sun, sights and sensational food.