The Plitviče Lakes National Park is the oldest and most famous Croatian national park included in the UNESCO world heritage list with a 295km² forest reserve in central Croatia. It's known for a chain of lakes, connected to waterfalls, which culminate in a limestone canyon.
Provincia de ValenciaSpain
Valencia is located on Spain's eastern coast, at the mouth of the Turia River, right in the centre of the Gulf of Valencia. It is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, a stretch of water which has gradually forged the city's character over the centuries. Valencia's geographical location makes it an excellent operational base from which to explore the rest of Spain. At just an hour and a half from Madrid by train, three hours from Barcelona by car, and with daily departures to the Balearic Islands, the capital of the Mediterranean is well worth a visit. Bask in the city’s pleasant climate, stroll along its wide sandy beaches, just fifteen minutes from the centre of Valencia, catch a glimpse of its past, sample the local cuisine and discover the richness of its culture. www.visitvalencia.com
Buenos Aires is a pulsating, passionate, cosmopolitan city. The combination of rich architectural and cultural heritage, modern creative energy, electric nightlife, unique traditions, a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks, and warm, friendly hosts makes it one of the world’s most exciting capitals. www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar
Nicaraguan Pacific CoastNicaragua
Nicaragua stretches from the ocean to the jungle. From all points of view, it is magnificent. A country still little-visited but which ensures a guaranteed change of scenery. Discover its beautiful colonial-style towns, its lush nature (we are right in the middle of Central America and it shows ...) and its superb chain of volcanoes on which we trudged like we did. could. Discovering Granada, one of the prettiest colonial cities in the country, also allows you to visit two volcanoes not far from there. Mombacho, a rainforest-covered volcano, where you can play Indiana Jones-style adventurers. And Masaya, an active volcano which you can approach the impressive crater and even enter volcanic caves full of bats! The beautiful island of Ometepe located on Lake Nicaragua, where we spent a few days more than relaxing, far from all the hustle and bustle, discovering an incredible nature. Leon; Further North offers the traveller its very present historical past but also the possibility in a few buses to go swimming on the large beaches of Las Penitas. Discover Nicaragua with nomad stays!
Andalucia is where Spain's Christian and Islamic histories come together. Lovely rolling hill rural countryside, little white villages, colourful flower gardens and mountain landscapes. Escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities and surround yourself with the Spanish heartland.
Could it be the hour has come to polish up the paddle board or yank on the hiking boots? Do you have it in you to ride the waves, dive deep beneath them or scale a mountain? If you’re yearning to reboot your more vigorous, intrepid side this summer, the Aegean islands offer a bumper boost of adrenaline to put you on the right track. Maybe it’s surfing with the meltemi winds at your back, biking up outrageously steep slopes, free-running across the rooftops, horse riding through hidden villages, paragliding, kayaking, mountaineering… You name it, and the option is there. Let nature pose the questions and put your body and mind to the test. So, for all you stamina busters and would-be record breakers who relish the beauty and raw power of the wild, here’s the chance to discover your limits. And when you’ve stretched every muscle, tapped every reflex, chided every nerve, your reward is that epic view, that euphoric union with the elements, not to mention immense satisfaction and a tale to tell the folks back home. You will reach the islands with the following ways: Through international flights to Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos and Karpathos but also through domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki to Astypalea, Kalymnos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Leros, Milos, Naxos, Paros and Syros. By boat you can reach the islands from the three ports of Attica (Athens), Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio while all the islands are interconnected. www.aegeanislands.gr
Languedoc-Roussillon is a region of contrasts. Stretching from the coastline and mountains, to lively towns and the deserts of the Causses, ancient history and futuristic architecture. The seaside resorts along Languedoc’s 220 km-long coastline tempt visitors to relax by the sea. You can explore the Cévennes foothills on foot, on the back of a donkey, or by steam train. The Pyrénées-Orientales and Aude ski area is made up of some 200 km of slopes. Discover the Tarn River gorges by kayak, or cycle alongside the Canal du Midi, stopping off to admire the Canal Locks of Fonseranes.
The whole Dubrovnik region is well-known for its fascinating landscapes, abundant Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate and interesting smaller settlements. In former times, it became part of the Dubrovnik Republic territory, becoming connected with the city via historical, economic and trade route ties. In tourism, it is now called the Dubrovnik Riviera. Visiting Dubrovnik is not a complete pleasure without seeing at least a part of its surroundings: the good land and sea connections offer the possibility of organizing either shorter or longer excursions. www.visitdubrovnik.hr
Located in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and Antigua the stunning French archipelago of Guadeloupe is composed of five islands Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, and La Desirade,closely strung together by beautiful waters and an efficient ferry network. Discover the “Pearl of the French-Caribbean,” the perfect island-hopping destination, combining the best of the French modern infrastructure with genuine Caribbean heritage. www.guadeloupe-islands.com
Kwazulu NatalSouth Africa
South Africa''s garden province Kwazulu-Natal borders the Indian Ocean from neighboring Mozambique to Lesotho and Eswatini. With 2 UN World Heritage sites, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, Kwazulu-Natal is full of wildlife, outback, beaches and nature. It's largest city Durban is South Africa''s third largest city
Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation and worldliness, the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the best kept African secret - Botswana. Botswana is a land-locked country situated in southern Africa. It borders South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Approximately two-thirds of the country lies within the Tropics. Whether your thing is safaris, mokoro rides, quad biking, fishing, 4x4 off-road adventures you are sure to make the best of your stay in Botswana.
The Sierra (Ecuadorian Andes) is known for delicious home-style cooking, stunning countryside, and vibrant festivals. The native people of the Sierra often speak Quichua and Spanish, dress in dark wool clothing with bright additions like shawls, ponchos, or embroidered blouses. Often, you can tell the ethnicity of a person simply by their style of hat.
Ann ArborUnited States
Ann Arbor is a bustling university town, culinary hotspot and tech hub with a walkable downtown. Home to the University of Michigan and a world leading community. World leading education, sports and tech combine with fine dining and a boots and all approach to business.
The second-largest city in the Czech Republic offers a metropolitan area just a stone`s throw away from pure nature. Go and discover this beautiful place featuring good food, historical monuments and modern architecture or go track wild animals in the wood just next door.
Lake Como is the home of Renaissance Architecture. Situated in the Northern part of Italy's Lombardy region. At the bottom of the Southwest branch of the lake is the city of Como. Lake Como has shaped in a Y shape with three slender branches all meeting at the resort town of Bellagio. Lake Como is well known for it's dramatic scenery set against the foothills of the Alps, enhanced by the lakes below.
Faroe Islands, tucked between Iceland and Norway, is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, politically belongs to Denmark and combines a group of 18 volcanic islands. This photogenic landscape is known for its music festivals throughout the year, its steep cliffs, hiking trails, waterfalls and rocky coastlines.
Pula is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia. Known for its multitude of ancient Roman architecture. Apart from the city, the county offers a stunning landscape: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.
Costa Rican Pacific CoastCosta Rica
Sunny days, awesome surf and stunning beaches are three ways that best describe the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Entirely encompassed by Guanacaste province, the North Pacific Coast part of the country is the most visited, yet it is also one of the least populated parts of Costa Rica. Among the best and most easily accessible diving sites in the country, the North Pacific Coast has an abundance of marine life, especially around the Isla Santa Catalina area, Playas del Coco and Playa Ocotal. Today, areas like Tamarindo are also becoming increasingly popular and little fishing villages are exploding all over the place, with more and more foreigners wanting to move here to find a piece of paradise. www.govisitcostarica.com
A Mountain Range in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula running 557 km from the Vrashka Chuka Peak on Bulgarian-Serbian border eastward through central Bulgaria to foothills reaching Cape Emine on the Black Sea. The highest peaks of the Balkan Mountains are in central Bulgaria. The highest peak is Botev at 2,376 m, which makes the mountain range the third highest in the country, after Rila and Pirin. The mountains are the source of the name of the Balkan Peninsula.
Morocco is divided into 12 regions and Draa-Tafilalet (Drâa-Tafilalet) is located in southern Morocco. It's capital is Errachidia. Ocher dusty villages, calcareous kasbahs, dry mountains and arid plains: everything in this part of the country stretches towards the Sahara which reveals its splendor and its uneven beauty.
Puerto Vallarta has been appointed as The Friendliest City in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine. Be welcomed into a picturesque authenticity of Mexican culture that has transcended borders, alive on its streets and architecture, its gastronomy and traditions, and on the warmth of its people. Its coasts are embraced by the Sierra Madre Mountains and sprinkled with beaches, islands and coves, with stunning landscapes contrasting between the sea and the mountain. Step into its tropical forests and admire its fauna whilst you embark into adrenaline-filled adventures, practice your favorite water sport and discover the rich marine life that inhabits the depths of the Pacific and be sure to visit the top attractions. All this comes together to create an experience you’ll want to live over and over. www.visitpuertovallarta.com/about-puerto-vallarta
Get to know the island’s history by taking a stroll around Hermoupolis, weave your way in and out of the winding alleys of Ano Syros, relax on the island’s beaches, escape to exotic coves, sample the sweetness of a Syros-made loukoumi or of a celebrated halvadopita nougat sandwich, abandon yourself to the lures of the Cycladic cuisine, and let yourself be embraced by the island people’s hospitality. www.visitsyros.com
São Paulo is a metropolis of many faces. At the same time it is the most important economic center of Brazil, it is the capital of culture in Latin America; with leisure, knowledge and entertainment offers that match to no other. A typically urban metropolis covered in a vast green area. An innovative and vanguard city that preserves in its architecture, arts and gastronomy a past composed by the mix of over 70 nationalities. And, in parallel to preserving traditions, it keeps itself modern. Tuned in is the correct term to describe it. To know better the city only two things are required: an open mind and the willingness to dive in head first in this city that never sleeps. www.cidadedesaopaulo.com
Located in the Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands are an autonomous community of Spain. Spain's largest mountain in Tenerife is surrounded by beautiful beaches and wild national parks. Its cities offer vibrant nightlife and happy communities. But apart from Tenerife there are seven other main islands named Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa. When the weather in Europe is poor the Canary islands offer a warm reprieve, and cheap shopping due to its duty free status.
Rio Grande Do NorteBrazil
Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, is one of the most visited vacation spots since the 1980’s. Located in the northeasternmost point of Brazil, the city has a unique quality of attracting visitors of various interests and cultural backgrounds. Natal is known for its easy-going and friendly lifestyle from the locals, to its oceanfront dining places and bars, down to its dress code. You’ll be welcome in most establishments even in your T-shirt, shorts and thong sandals. Rio Grande do Norte boasts it gorgeous Atlantic coastline and beach areas that stretch for 254 miles (410 kms) from the state’s northern point to Natal’s northeast side. Natal’s oceanfront location is ideal for people who want to enjoy the best of sun, surf, and sea. Aside from swimming, the city offers a lot more other activities that you can do in and around this coastal paradise such as surfing and kite-surfing, kayaking, fishing, and dolphin watching. It enjoys a pleasing climate all year round that offers the cleanest breathable air in all of the Americas. www.natalriograndedonorte.com
Casablanca has grown to become one of Africas largest city and serves as Morocco's economic business centre, where business and creativity industries prosper. It's Port is the largest in the north of the continent. Dubbed the "White City" of Morocco. Located on Morocco's Atlantic Coast Casablanca is the best representation of a modern nation and where young Moroccans goto to seek their fortunes. Morocco and has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers, pleasant winters and moderate rainfall.
Bansko is at the heart of the Pirin National Park. Set 900m above sea level it boasts Bulgaria's best ski and snowboard area with over 75km of trails. In summer it comes alive with Jazz Festivals and hiking trails and other outdoor nature activities. Yet at the same time, it commands an amazing startup and coworking scene, perfect for entrepreneurs and remote workers.
Blet is a small village, population 500 and stretching out to the Loire Valley in the Cher department. In the Center-Val de Loire region of France. All the castles of the valley are close by, rich in history, food-producing and wine region famous for sauvignon blanc.
Sunny Beach is a popular holiday destination among many Europeans. It is a sophisticated beach town with a well developed night life that welcomes around 5 million visitors a year. Russian and German visitors are amongst the biggest visitors to Sunny Beach.
Known as the cradle of winemaking. Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. The streets of Tbilisi old town lined with cobblestones that reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the “Mother of Georgia.”
From a vibrant art and music scene to a treasure trove of world-renowned cultural and historical attractions, Reykjavík boasts endless opportunities for fun and adventure. But where best to start? Discover your own attractions found in and around Reykjavík. There are 5 very cool coworking spaces in Reykjavik for you to find a community and loads of events. Reykjavík City is a hotbed of activity all year round, with a remarkable number of annual festivals and seasonal events attracting countless festivalgoers and media attention from around the world.
Lison is the capital city of Portugal and home to more than 500,000 people. Situated on the coast of Portugal it's beautiful weather attracts visitors from all over the world. One of the oldest western European cities in the world. It's history predating other modern European capitals by centuries. The city was built on Seven Hills and a lot to explore from hights, so prepare for lots of walking uphill! From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-coloured buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
Sofia is the capital of the Balkan nation of Bulgaria. It’s in the west of the country, below Vitosha Mountain. The city’s landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupation. Medieval Boyana Church has 13th-century frescoes. Built by the Romans in the 4th century, St. George Rotunda Church has medieval and Ottoman decoration dating to the 10th century.
Faro District The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its Atlantic beaches and golf resorts. Whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves were transformed in the 1960s, and now its central coast between Lagos and Faro is lined with villas, hotels, bars and restaurants. The region's western Atlantic coast and rugged interior are less developed.
Drogheda is situated on the River Boyne. is the main river that flows through the southern area of Co. Louth. Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland. It is located on the Dublin–Belfast corridor on the east coast of Ireland, mostly in County Louth but with the southern fringes of the town in County Meath, 49 km or 30 miles north of Dublin. The town is very proud of its River Boyne and the history of the town and churches. Although the source of the Boyne river is at the Bog of Allen in Co. Kildare, it travels over 70 miles to reach the sea at Mornington in Co.
A sprawling metropolis of well over 10 million people and the capital of the world’s biggest country. Moscow knows how to go big. Imposing Soviet architecture, the most billionaires in Europe and the continent’s tallest structure are all features of Russia’s fascinating capital. With its name deriving from the Moskva River on which it sits, Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific centre, with great global influence due to its economic power and population. A place where it is also has a seat of power of the Government of Russia which is centred at the Moscow Kremlin, while also boasting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Louth is a market town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. Louth is the principal town and centre for a large rural area of eastern Lincolnshire. Visitor attractions include St. James' Church, Hubbard's Hills, the market, many independent retailers, and Lincolnshire's last remaining cattle market.
The Bay of Kotor with its sheltered harbours and white sandy beaches is one of Europe's hidden treasures. Also known as the Boka, or Boka Bay is the winding bay on the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro, and the region of Montenegro concentrated around the bay. The bay has been inhabited since antiquity.
Kampala is a sprawling, exciting metropolis of over 2 m people. One of Africa's most dynamic cities there is a multitude of fascinating things to do and see both in Kampala and nearby areas. Ugandan's are some of the most hospitable people you'll find in the world. A visit to Africa isn't complete unless Kampala is included.
The Costa Blanca is over 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the southeastern coast of Spain. It extends from the town of Dénia in the north, beyond which lies the Costa del Azahar, to Pilar de la Horadada in the south, beyond which lies the Costa Cálida.
"Land of the Witches". Galicia is considered amongst the first countries in Europe, following the establishment of the Swabian Kingdom in 411 AD. Following the Muslim occupation of southern Iberia from 711 Galicia began to consolidate itself as one of the main Christian Kingdoms in Medieval Iberia, namely thanks to the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean one side and Portugal on another Galicia is a rich combination of beaches, mountains, ancient towns, rivers, estuaries, deep forests and deep history,
The Azores Portugal, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic and home to 2,351m Mt Pico. Scattered with dramatic landscapes and fishing villages, and vineyards sheltered by boulders adds to its intricate beauty. Know as “the green island”. A region of Portugal, the Azores, is a popular destination for explorers who love the outdoors. Sao Miguel is the largest lake- filled Caldera with Goarreana Tea Plantations lining to mountainsides like landscape artistic sculptures.
A Medieval old town situated on the Rhone River, Beaucaire is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of Southern France. The locals take enormous pride with the commune, having been awarded One Flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages competition, Bloom. With plenty of history to discover, chateaus Abbayes and local Cusine there is plenty to explore. An intriguing place with 17th-c historic sites, filled with nice squares, ancient churches, and several 17th- and 18th-century architecture, very grand townhouses of the successful merchants of the day and a curious nearby troglodyte abbey carved into the rocks. Beaucaire is an ancient town on the banks of the Rhône, with a canal boat basin in the centre, many interesting sites, Market day Thur, Sun.
A Tanzanian archipelago Zanzaba is situated off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa have wide beaches lined with hotels
Zagreb is in Croatia’s northwestern capital, is distinguished by its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture. At its centre, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church, with a colourfully tiled roof. Nearby is pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes. Lower Town has the main square, Ban Jelačić, plus shops, museums and parks
La Costa, Ecuador, on the western coast, stretches from a broad coastal plain to the foothills of the Andes in the east. Most of the world’s bananas are grown here. Tourism along the La Costa (Pacific Coast) was severely hampered by the earthquake centred around Manta, Pedernales, and Puerto Viejo in April 2016. Only recently have these communities seen a renewed interest from international tourists as they return to sunbathe on wide, sandy beaches, surf choppy waters, and eat the best seafood dishes around.
Even Ecuadorians don’t always list the Galapagos as a region. After all, it stands alone several hundred kilometres east of the continent in the Pacific Ocean. But we like to mention it as a region for a couple of reasons. First, some people don’t know that the Galapagos is a part of Ecuador! Second, while some parts of the Galapagos Islands remind us of the mainland (like the towns and cities), it is nothing like coastal Ecuador.