By Carlos Beate on Jan 16, 2019 in Ecuador, Regions, South America A land-based tour to the Galapagos allows the traveler to explore the enchanted islands while staying at a hotel or lodge on one of the three main inhabited islands: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, or Isabela. Visitors can chose one island to serve as their home base, or island-hop between the three. The flexibility of a land-based tour allows you to choose your own schedule and explore the islands at your own pace. Day-trips on land or to surrounding areas allow you to become acquainted with the unique flora, fauna, and geological features of each island. There are many options for activities around the port towns or for day-trips and excursions from each of the three main inhabited islands. Santa Cruz is the most populated island in the Galapagos. From the main town, Puerto Ayora, there are multiple nearby activities. Las Grietas are large fissures that provide an incredible snorkeling opportunity, with fish visible in … [Read more...] about What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?
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The Philippines is home to just over 7,000 islands, each of them offering visitors unique experiences, cultures, and landscapes. From white sand beaches to lofty volcanic peaks. The Philippines really does have it all. There are so many tourist spots in the Philippines that we’ve decided to put together this extensive list of the best places to visit.Don’t leave home without your Lonely Planet Philippines (Travel Guide)CoronThese days, if you see a beautiful picture of the Philippines, the chances are high that it may well be of Coron. This small group of islands north of Palawan are truly some of the most aesthetically pleasing in the country. There are hundreds of small islands, beaches, lagoons, and lakes to explore by boat and the water is always incredibly clear. Related Article: Coron Palawan: The Only Guide You NeedOur top recommended tours of Coron:Coron Town Tour With DinnerCoron Ultimate TourCoron Wreck and Beach Historical TourFull-Day Coron … [Read more...] about 30 Must Visit Tourist Spots in the Philippines
Merchants and towns along Route 66 are very proud of their history along the route. You can’t pass through any of the towns without being reminded that you’re traveling along a road that at one time was the quickest route between Chicago and Los Angeles. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Italy’s cliff-hugging Vico Equense is situated on the Amalfi Coast, not far from Sorrento. (Thinkstock) Bixby Bridge is pictured as marathon runners run across during the 2016 Big Sur International Marathon on April 24, 2016, in Big Sur. (Vernon McKnight — Herald Correspondent, file) North Coast 500 begins and ends at Inverness Castle, offering views of the unspoiled Scotland coastline. (Photo: Getty Images) Florida’s Seven Mile Bridge was one of the longest bridges when it was completed in 1984. It’s still a mesmerizing drive. (Photo: Getty Images) The Atlantic Road is a 5-mile stretch in Norway built by connecting islands via … [Read more...] about Top 10 road trips around the world (3 are in the U.S.)
Most likely, you have been to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States without knowing it. Remember that Griswoldian summer vacation to the Grand Canyon? The high school field trip to Independence Hall in Philadelphia? The college tour of the University of Virginia? Congratulations! There’s three in your pocket. But don’t stop now. You can collect all 23, intentionally or accidentally. For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its nearly 200 member states have been preserving, protecting and promoting the most valuable heritage places in the world. At last count, the organization has crowned 1,073 sites — of both cultural and natural significance — in more than 170 countries. They vary tremendously: The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico; the Villages With Fortified Churches in Transylvania; and the Engelsberg Ironworks in Sweden were all part of the class of 1993, for instance. But the … [Read more...] about There are 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the U.S., including a few surprises