0 Have your say The remote archipelago of St Kilda, the cluster of islands lying more than 40 miles off the coast of the Outer Hebrides, have been named one of the most beautiful places in Europe by one of the world's leading travel bibles. Conde Nast Traveler has hailed the "unforgettable ocean views and unique ecosystem" of the Unesco World Heritage Site, which lies more than 100 miles from mainland Scotland and was evacuated by its last permanent residents in 1930. However an estimated 5000 visitors now flocking to the largest island each year thanks to the growing popularity of boat trips from Skye and Harris, the quickest of which still take nearly three hours.They are drawn to an abandoned village dating back to the 19th century, its spectacular coastline, the highest sea stacks and cliffs in Britain, and that fact St Kilda is home to Europe's most important seabird colony. St Kilda, which has been owned by the National Trust For Scotland since 1957, … [Read more...] about St Kilda named one of ‘the most beautiful places in Europe’
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by Oliver Smith, The Telegraph, April 8, 2019 “If dope is what you want then you are going to the right place – hash and grass can be found just about everywhere.” So said Lonely Planet of Pakistan in its first ever travel guide, Across Asia on the Cheap, published in 1973. Indeed, the country was once one of the highlights of the classic “hippie trail” or “overland” route from Europe to the Far East, a rite of passage for disillusioned Western youth. Peshawar and Lahore were considered not only safe – but also fine places to kick back for a few days in a budget hostel, drink Murree beer and sample the local pot. The book offered a tip on leaving the latter city: “You can get a magic bus from Lahore direct to Kabul – look for notices in the freak hangouts.” Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel … [Read more...] about Is Pakistan Finally About to Become Tourism’s Next Big Thing?
By Sal Pizarro | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: February 9, 2019 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: February 9, 2019 at 7:31 am A trip around the world is something you might do in your 20s and not yet saddled with responsibility, or maybe later in life when you’ve retired and cashed in on that stock portfolio or downsized a house. But it would seem impossible for a family of four, especially with two kids in elementary school. Don’t tell that to the Zechmans. On Sunday, the San Jose family will embark on a five-month journey that will take them to Thailand, China, Croatia, Morocco, Ecuador and the Caribbean. It’s a trip that Randy and Alisa Zechman have been talking about in one form or another since their third date. “It was one of those things that over a bottle of wine we’d fantasize what that trip would be like,” said Randy Zechman, who is no stranger to adventure: He’s made the swim from Alcatraz and marked every decade of his life … [Read more...] about San Jose family embarking on a five-month global adventure
London, the capital of England, is an amazing city which combines both the traditional and the modern aspects of a big city. There is a lot do in London, but the charming towns, cities and other attractions that surround the capital are also well worth a visit. Regardless of your way of transportation, it is guaranteed you will have the time of your life around London. With this in mind, here is our list of the best day trips from London.Don’t leave home without your Lonely Planet London (Travel Guide)Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and BathThe most famous of all day trips from London starts at Windsor Castle. It has been used by the British Royal Family for the previous 9 centuries as one of their residencies. Windsor Castle is considered the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and here you will be able to explore the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Next, on the tour, you’ll have the chance to witness the amazing rock displays in Salisbury, … [Read more...] about Day Trips From London You Cannot Miss
There are so many beautiful places to visit in England. Are you planning a trip across the pond? It’s difficult to narrow it down to only a short list of the best places to visit in England. While there are so many quaint villages, charming towns, and vibrant cities to add to the list, I’ll start with 25 of them. It could take years and years to explore all of the prettiest England destinations. If you’re getting on a plane and jetting off to the land of high tea, double-decker buses, and the Royal Family, here’s a great list of towns, landmarks, and cities to visit in England. Table of Contents Best Places to Visit in England: London Cornwall Brighton Birmingham Manchester Liverpool Bristol Windsor Canterbury Jurassic Coast Oxford Peak District Nottingham Chester Stonehenge Lake District Isle of Wight Bath Northumberland Salisbury Cambridge York Dover Norfolk Stratford-upon-Avon Packing List It … [Read more...] about 25 Best Places to Visit in England: The Most Beautiful Places in England