If you are thinking of white sand beaches, crazy parties, and kegs of beer to drink, then we are sorry to disappoint you. The islands that we are covering on this post will be some of the hard to reach and dangerous. Yes, forget WiFi, selfies, and food porn.
Located about 60 miles from the mainland of Scotland, the archipelago of Saint Kilda will fit to any definition of adventure one will find. It is tagged as a World Heritage Site but getting there proves to be very difficult. In fact, according to statistics, there have been more successful attempts to reach the zenith of Everest than to step on the Island of Boreray. It was inhabited during the prehistoric times but it has been abandoned since the 1930s when the settlers failed at growing crops.
While sushi is amazing to look at, a lot of people are intimidated with the tradition that comes in the creation and consumption of it. If you want to enjoy this Japanese cuisine in a laidback atmosphere, nothing can beat the convenient conveyor belt sushi or kaiten-zushi. As much as you want to scrape off the plates, you still need to know some basic tips to enjoy your Japanese meal:
You just can’t sit and grab plates
When you go for a conveyor belt sushi, you just cannot eat away as soon as you get to the restaurant. You need to get settled in. Most likely you will see a spigot for some hot water. Near that will be a container of green tea. You will be given a mug to enjoy some hot tea.
If you have a bucket list of travel destinations, most likely you have a lot of world heritage sites on that list. These are the best travel destinations in the world, the must see destinations that offer universal value. Below are five of the most beautiful places on earth:
Phoenix Islands in Kiribati
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area is among the newest world heritage sites. Instituted just in 2010, this remote piece of land about the size of California can be found just in between Fiji and Hawaii. It is a marine protected area that boasts of about 30 underwater volcanoes, two beautiful submerged reefs, and about eight atolls. You can see one of the most pristine ecosystem in the planet here.
Hilton Worldwide recently opened the doors to the DoubleTree by Hilton, the brand’s first ever Capetown hotel. The DoubleTree has 183 rooms and offers another affordable option for those traveling to South Africa.
The Hilton brand has been styling up its DoubleTree hotels and this newly facelifted upscale property gets the same treatment. The lobby of the hotel is decorated with lavish latticework and filled of elements in blue and green. The hotel rooms make use of earth tones in browns, whites, and grays.
Hotel guests can choose from executive rooms, suites, and loft rooms offering great views of the Capetown skyline.
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Cape Town is the fifth property of Hilton Worldwide in South Africa and the third DoubeTree in Africa. The DoubleTree brand now has 330 hotels in 28 different countries.
The Dolls of the World Barbie collection of toymaker Mattle comes with stamps, accessories, an pet, and passports.
The world-renowned toy company has been getting some criticism for its Mexico Barbie, which according to online opinions is too stereotypical of Mexicans. The said doll comes in a ruffled fiesta dress and a ribbon accent. It also comes with a Chihuahua, a sticker sheet, and a passport.
Mattel has been busy trying to answer complaints on its Twitter account and trying to explain to consumers that the Mexico Barbie is just one of a hundred dolls of the collection that all come with a pet, a national dress inspired outfit, and a passport.
The company has even released an official statement to appease those who have been offended by the new Barbie. The press release even explained that Mattel consulted the Mexican Embassy for the production of the Mexico Barbie and that they only aim to celebrate the different cultures around the world.
As savvy holidaymakers know, the package holiday market never stands still. It’s bubbling over with a fantastic array of holidays, covering hundreds of gorgeous destinations and thousands of hotels right across the globe. It might come as a surprise to those who rarely take a package holiday, but the market has moved on quite a lot since the early days of Spanish beach breaks.
The big players like Thomas Cook are the ones to watch, as these are the ones that have a solid support network and a wide reach, meaning they can serve some of the world’s most beautiful and far-flung locations. Take Thomas Cook’s Mexico holidays for instance. There’s lively Cancun with its modern shopping malls and buzzing nightlife, and cheery Riviera Maya with its contemporary hotels and authentic Mexican vibe. They’re within day trip territory too, so you can easily join an excursion to discover the mysterious Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza or follow a guide into Mexico’s lush steamy interior.
Once you’ve been named as the maid of honor, there really should be only one thing on your mind – how to throw the most amazing hen weekend in the world for your lovely lady. Ensuring that the weekend fits her style, her interests, and she has all her friends and family around her are the three things that can really make a difference – and that is all down to you.
Rather than diving straight into the deep end, spend the first couple of weeks creating a guest list and ensuring as many people as possible can make your intended event. Look at group bookings through budget hotel companies. Choose an accommodation that allows three adults per standard room, which will cut right down on the price per head for your stay.
Visiting London at any time of the year can be exciting but with the various events that are held in the region during the summer, many choose to take their vacations from May through August. There are many different things to do in London during the summer months and many events are free of charge. There are also a host of hotels in London that are located close to many of these events, some within walking distance. Here is a look at London’s top 5 annual summer events:
1. Wimbledon Championships