Famous for sea, sun and swaying palm trees, Miami is a young and trendy city which dazzles visitors with its subtropical climate and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Island of celebrity hideaways and posh bungalows, considered by many to be the most elite and glamorous of all the Caribbean isles, St. Barts is home to 22 incredible beaches. Anse de Flamanes presents camera-ready scenery, Baie de St-Jean serves up beachside bistros, and Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac offers an array of watersports.
Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site.
Undeniably, Panama’s biggest attraction is the Panama Canal, a modern day wonder of the world. Constructed between 1903 and 1914, the canal’s three locks allow 14,000 boats a year to cross a 48 mile body of water from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic.
An important port city in the Province of Manabí, located in a dry forest area, with some of the most beautiful beaches in South America.
Hyacinths drift by on the chocolate brown Guayas River. The forest seems to almost close in on the town. A tour includes the Municipal Market, the City Museum and the column called La Rotonda, celebrating a meeting of Bolivár and San Martín. The pristine Galapogos Islands are straight west of here, beyond the horizon.
The port of Salaverry leads the way to Trujillo, Peru’s second largest city. The area is an archaeological treasure trove thanks to two pre-Inca civilizations: the Mochicas, who erected two pyramids, the Sun Temple and the Moon Temple; and the Chimu, whose adobe city of Chan Chan is now excavated. Later occupied by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the colonial flavor of Trujillo is still very much evident in the architecture of its old churches and historic mansions.
The colourful capital of Peru, Lima has long been renowned for its rich history.
Over 1,000 miles away from its nearest inhabited neighbour, remote Easter Island is a unique Chilean treasure in the South Pacific.
Since it was settled by the descendants of Fletcher Christian and his band of British sailors, this hideaway island has remained unaffected by the outside world. Handicrafts are a mainstay of the economy, as are woodworking, weaving, and limited-issue stamps. Descendants of Fletcher Christian and his crew will come out to the ship with their carvings, weavings and other local craft items; no organized shore excursions are planned on Pitcairn Island, as guests are not allowed to proceed ashore.
Experience why ancient Polynesians chose Mo'orea as their island of pleasure. This exquisite island is home to groves of pineapples, vanilla, coffee, and pristine beaches. Off into the distance, marvel at the lush mountain peaks surrounded by crystalline waters.
Bora Bora appears to be of another world, with pretty sand-edged motu (islets) and rainforest-covered ridges, while its fabulous coral reef is a joy to explore.
The highest of French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands, Raiatea is a jewel of the sea, with imposing Mount Temehani towering 3,300 feet above a clear emerald-colored lagoon. The island is also a historian's and archeologist's treasure, referred to as "Havaii," or "land of the ancestors" in primitive society – a source of history, religion and genealogies for the Society Islands. Discover ancient, carved marae or venture inland for panoramic views
Explore the breathtaking beauty of Tahiti with its vast mountains, white sandy beaches, turquoise ocean and glittering coral reefs.
Spread over 850,000 square miles of South Pacific Ocean, these beautiful islands and atolls were formed by volcanic activity and named in honour of Captain James Cook during the 1800s.
To the east of the International Date Line lie the islands of Fiji, where smiling people bid you "bula," or welcome, to their unspoiled homeland. The bustling port town of Lautoka lies cradled on the western shores of Viti Levu, with marketplaces filled with shell jewelry, wood carvings, woven mats, basketry and masi, and exquisite Indian saris. Not far from the pier are endless fields of lush sugar cane, traditional villages and an orchid wonderland.
Explore a lush rainforest, feast at a lovo before trying Kava, or simply unwind on an uninhabited atoll without a care in the world.
Cast in the middle of the South Pacific off the shores of New Caledonia, Lifou is one of three gem-like isles comprising the Loyalty Islands (aka the Loyalties), and Easo is its capital. A truly tropical paradise of sandy, palm-fringed beaches, crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkeling and stunning cliff-top views, this incredibly friendly island is known for its Chapelle Notre Dame de Lourdes, vibrant markets and something called “brown gold” or 100% natural vanilla revered as a gift of nature.
Explore this tropical paradise of remote beaches, stunning coral reefs and crystal-clear waters.
From the Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach, man and Mother Nature contribute in equal measure to this splendid city.
Cosmopolitan Brisbane attracts millions of visitors each year thanks to its eclectic mix of attractions, beautiful skyline and sub-tropical climate.
Situated on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is the resort town of Mooloolaba. Gifted with a white-sand beach and crystalline waters, this once quiet little fishing village is now one of Australia's most popular destinations. Its beachfront path is lined with outdoor cafés, juice bars, and chic boutiques. The Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium is a marine mammal park, oceanarium and wildlife sanctuary showcasing the creatures that make their home in Australia.
Steeped in Down Under sun, Gladstone boasts Australia’s largest natural harbor and is a handy jumping-off point to watery adventure along mangrove-fringed waterways, on idyllic islands, and below the surface within the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Those in search of terrestrial activities can find walking trails, coastal cycleways, orchid-laced gardens, and Queensland heritage buildings to discover. Auckland Hill and Round Hill both sport 360-degree views of it all, and of distant Mount Larcom.
Honiara, on the island of Guadalcanal, is the capital city of the Solomon Islands. Its buzzing Central Market sells local produce and handicrafts. Traditional frescoes adorn the conical National Parliament building. The National Museum has WWII relics and cultural artifacts. The Botanical Gardens includes an orchid house. Outside the city, the waters of the Mataniko Falls thunder down a rocky cliff into a canyon
Gizo is the capital of the Western Province in Solomon Islands. With a population of 6,154, it is the second largest town in the country. It is situated on Ghizo Island approximately 380 kilometres west-northwest of the capital, Honiara, and is just southwest of the larger island of Kolombangara.
Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province, on the island of New Britain, in the country of Papua New Guinea. It lies about 600 kilometres to the east of the island of New Guinea.
Madang is the capital of Madang Province and is a town with a population of 27,420 on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. It was first settled by the Germans in the 19th century.
Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. It is located on the northern coast of the island of New Guinea. It is the largest town between Madang and Jayapura. It is the see city of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wewak.
Clad in clove trees, boisterously seismic, and home to a famously contented populace, this small islet has long wielded outsized influence in the Molucca Islands. A powerful Sultanate based here lorded over the region for centuries before the Dutch brought an end to that, and both cultures’ heritage landmarks are well worth a visit. Ternate City is seeing robust development, but the rainforested slopes of volcanic Mt. Gamalama just outside town make it clear that nature is still firmly in charge.
Beautiful Bali is everything you imagine it will be; humbling temples, tranquil lakes, traditional villages, idyllic sands and thriving paddy fields.
Located on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia, Semarang is the capital of its province, playing a prominent role as both busy commercial center and important cultural destination. The lowlands are characterized by offices, business centers and industrial estates, while up in the hills are houses with lovely gardens and superb views. The city’s current vibrancy could perhaps have been predicted, as Semarang has been a bustling trading center since the Dutch colonial era, when the Dutch East Indies Company established tobacco plantations and built infrastructure such as roads and railroads. The Dutch influence can still be seen in the older part of the city near the harbor. Other cultures, primarily that of the Chinese, also have left their imprint on Semarang and continue to be a significant part of what it is to live in and visit Java.
Diamond-shaped Pulau Ujong is Singapore's main island and it's bursting with colour, energy and culture.
In the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, head straight for the city where historic temples unite with fashionable skyscrapers and lush parks.
If you haven’t heard much about Langkawi, you soon will. Situated in the Andaman Sea off the coast of mainland Malaysia, this erstwhile under-the-radar archipelago of 99 islands is making quite a splash. Rich in exotic wildlife and fringed by white-sand beaches, the islands are the idyllic reality of the romantic notion of a tropical getaway. Langkawi Island is the only isle in the archipelago with any significant human population and settlement, welcoming visitors with forest-covered mountains, verdant rice paddies, hidden lagoons and limestone escarpments. In fact, the island’s natural wonders have earned Langkawi a UNESCO World Geopark designation. This is a cosmopolitan hotspot as well, with trendy eateries and duty-free status making Langkawi a shoppers’ and diners’ paradise.
Residents call Phuket "The Pearl of the South," and one visit to this green, sun-soaked island in the Andaman Sea will show you why. The coast is a succession of magnificent beaches, the forested interior boasts virgin rain forests and numerous cacao, pineapple, and rubber plantations. The culture is a distinctive blend of Portuguese, Chinese and indigenous Chao Naam: a proud, seafaring people.
Nestling on the Irrawaddy river delta, the city of Yangon is a fascinating fusion of historic traditions, glittering religion and intriguing everyday life.
The Andaman Islands float like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal, with their lushly forested interiors wrapped in ribbons of golden beach. Port Blair on South Andaman Island is the archipelago's capital, and home to the Anthropological Museum, showcasing the history of the island's people, and the Cellular Jail, a colonial prison turned national memorial. Nearby attractions include Mount Harriet National Park, a bird watcher's paradise, and Havelock Island, with its iconic Elephant Beach.
This thriving port (formerly Madras) on the Bay of Bengal opens a window into the soul of Southern India. Magnificent Dravidian temples compete with monuments from the British colonial past, including the Chepauk Palace and the High Court buildings, mix with contemporary and cosmopolitan sparkle across the diverse urban landscape. Chennai also is home to a thriving university and is the epicenter of Bollywood film production.
Sri Lanka's naturally wonderful landscape has been shaped by Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and European influences for a fascinating multicultural heritage.
Made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls, this picturesque Indian Ocean nation is exceedingly romantic and an ideal place to get away from it all
This capital city of the Seychelles lies on Mahé, the largest of the 115 islands. It is not boastful about its importance to the island’s cultural and administrative center, as its mere two dozen avenues are cozy and inviting, backing up against steep mountains and bustling with cafés and colorful architecture. Visit the Botanical Gardens for a glimpse into the lush fauna that cloaks the island, and venture from Victoria in search of the Seychelles natural splendor.
Praslin, the second largest island of Seychelles and arguably tops in attractions, features stunning beaches, azure seas, tangles of jungle and a trademark relaxed atmosphere. What makes Praslin unique is the Vallée de Mai, a protected forest of rare fauna, and most famously the coco de mer palm, a tree that produces the world’s largest seed and palm flower. The grove is one of Seychelles’ two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has been aptly called the Garden of Eden.
Off the coast of Tanzania, the island of Zanzibar is imbued with exotic local spices and fruits, such as clove, lemon grass, jackfruit and mango. The aroma of these enticing scents fills the air as you explore the town, from its intricately carved doors and grand palaces to its formidable forts and sugar-white beaches. Peruse the market for a lovely keepsake of this unique place, or simply enjoy a cool drink in Old Stone Town.
Mombasa lies on a coral island linked to the mainland by causeways. This is Kenya's second-largest city and its chief port. Its long and complex history includes a well-established part of important trade routes, a city cloaked in Middle Eastern mystery, Portuguese Indian cultures creating an exotic and colorful atmosphere. White beaches border ink-blue Indian Ocean waters, but most visitors are drawn to Kenya's vast interior game reserves.
Like a magic carpet spread before the sea, Oman's coastal plain is one of the most fertile areas of Arabia. Famous since antiquity as the source of frankincense, Salalah was already a prosperous town when Marco Polo visited it in the 13th century! Inland rise the forbidding Al-Quarà Mountains, and the desolate "Empty Quarter" of central Saudi Arabia.
This history-rich Jordanian city boasts impressive scuba diving and water sport options, plus nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
On the Red Sea coast, this small city offers beautiful beaches and glorious weather, even snorkeling and diving among the offshore reefs. More intriguingly, it serves as the gateway to Luxor on the west bank of the Nile River, where the Valley of the Kings reveals the elaborate tombs and underground mausoleums of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramses II.
This Red Sea resort town on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula beckons with gorgeous beaches and crystalline waters. The coral reefs teeming with marine life are a major draw for snorkelers and divers. Visit Naama Bay to stroll a picturesque promenade lined with cafés and restaurants. Venture inland to explore Saint Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built at the foot of Mount Sinai in the 6^th^ century. It houses a vast collection of artwork, icons and ancient manuscripts.
This is where Cairo goes on vacation, a resort town on the Gulf of Suez shores. Wind patterns make this an ideal site for kitesurfing, and the uprising of world-class resorts have brought many modern conveniences to visitors’ fingertips. A call here serves as gateway to the Pyramids of Giza and soon, the new Grand Egyptian Museum, now slated to open in 2020 as the world’s largest archaeological museum.
On Turkey's western Aegean coast is Kuşadasi, a beach town named after the nearby Güvercinada Island, which resembles a bird's head.
Once a glamorous hang-out, embrace the elegant allure of this perfect Greek paradise and revel in its history, culture and scenic wonders
Magnificent Athens combines the fascinations of the ancient world with unique modern architecture.
Today, its Old Town is alive with contemporary shops and traditional bazaars that teem with locals and visitors, surrounded by lively cafés. But this charming “old” quarter is infantile compared to one of Bodrum’s most important sites: the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Dating back to 350 B.C., the 140-foot white marble structure still captivates even the savviest scientists, ranking as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Look down on the deep blue waters of the four-mile-wide lagoon from an amphitheatre of whitewashed dwellings perched atop the caldera’s precipice.
Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants. At the harbor entrance is a 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman influences. Opposite, the Nautical Museum has model ships, naval objects and photographs. The former monastery of St. Francis houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania.
An ancient city of trade and culture located on the heel of Italy’s boot, the red-stone Aragonese Castle stands sentinel at the entrance to Brindisi’s natural harbor. The hinterland here gives way to the White City of Ostuni, known for its charming whitewashed homes, and the Trulli of Alberobello, a UNESCO treasure of unique conical-roofed homes. Beyond the city’s historic fortresses and watchtowers, olive groves, vineyards and orchards fuel the flavors of the Puglia region’s famed cuisine.
Though it has only recently re-emerged as an independent nation, Croatia is by no means a new country. There were settlements along the Dalmatian Coast before recorded time. When Slavic people migrated here in the 6th century, they converted to Catholicism and adopted the local Latin alphabet. The region eventually became part of the powerful Kingdom of Croatia. Medieval Dubrovnik, formerly the Republic of Ragusa, was one of several walled cities established in the 7th century to guard the coastal approaches. Its fortification was completed in the 13th century and has remained relatively unchanged. The city walls are in excellent condition and today prevent invasion by automobiles. Within the walls, the lovely sleek lines of Venetian-style buildings complement a wealth of ancient stone architecture. Nearby islands feature beautiful beaches as well as intriguing ancient ruins.
Koper has been overtaken by numerous powers over the centuries, including Venetian, Austrian and Yugoslavian. The city reveals its unique story in its architecture, including the remains of the main door of the once-grand fortified walls and the many preserved buildings dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries. A walk in the old Venetian quarter truly gives a sense of both the city's history and future, as restoration of the elegant buildings is underway.
With a maze of canals threaded through the city and hints of history to be found on every corner, it’s easy to see why Venice is considered one of the most beautiful and charming destinations in the world.
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