Midlife crisis is a period that can be very difficult for anyone. People who experience it have a mix feeling of doubt, boredom, anger, and restlessness. Traveling, according to experts, is a good remedy for midlife crisis. You explore the world. Forget about money. See what you can do physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Midlife crisis cannot be solved with a snap. No, these trips do not include a day on a powdery, white sand beach. Midlifers should take trips that have a certain special tinge of learning, adventure, goodwill, danger, or physicality.
You will benefit as a midlifer from a trip where you will be able to try something new, something that you can challenge yourself with to do. Going to unfamiliar places is key. We lined up some trips that may help you explore what lies beyond the midlife crisis that is bothering you right now or which might bug you in the future.
The future opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has everyone holding their breath in anticipation. Come spring, Harry Potter fans can visit Universal Orlando and experience a truly Potter-ific time at the vast theme park. Fans both young and old from around the world is expected to throng the park to taste butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks, wear the very same uniforms Harry, Ron and Hermione wore and explore the wonderful world of Hogwarts. However, Universal Orlando is not just the only interesting venue in Orlando – other opportunities are abound, so here are some of the places to visit and things to see while in Orlando, Florida.
Mention skiing in California and most people will gape and look at you as if you just mentioned that the North Pole is devoid of snow and ice. In fact, what most do not know is that California offers a great venue for a wonderful skiing vacation – all in Squaw Valley, California. This is one of the more unique places in the world whereby one can enjoy beautiful warm sunshine while skiing in 4,000 acres of snowy white terrain. There’s just so much to do – from tasting local delicacies in the ornate cafes or staying at the quaint Olympic Inn, Squaw Valley may very well be your next skiing holiday destination.
Pools mean parties, exercise, relaxation, romance and the list goes on. Those who love the water know that a cool pool looks good and somehow blends with the landscape, environment, and the climate.
We browsed the net for the coolest swimming pools constructed around the world. It will be worth it to drop by one of these places to take a dip if you are in the area.
San Alfonso Del Mar Pool
This pool in Algarrobo, Chile holds about 66 million gallons of water and built over 20 acres of land. When you see this pool, you will think you are seeing a mini-ocean. The Guinness World Book of Records gives it the title of being the largest pool in the world. The deepest point is at 115 feet and you might not want to swim here but kayaking is the in thing.
Valentine’s is just around the corner. Couples around the world most probably have made their plans, and for those who love to travel we want to give you a dose of the most romantic places for 2010:
Barefoot Romantics at Islamorada in Florida
Setting up the mood for a romantic date takes no effort in this former coconut plantation in Florida Keys. Rent one of the 18 private cottages connected to white sand beach by wooden paths. The lush green makes the beach an isolated get away. The Moorings Village and Spa have hosted high end photo shoots. You can set up a snorkeling trip and enjoy great sea foods after.
Teasing the Palates in Paris, France
Traveling to different places and enjoying a local festival is a great way of understanding other cultures. Well, yes it is also often a great way to understand which part of the globe consumes the most alcohol. If you are planning to just enjoy and have fun, there is no best way but to attend the messiest festivals known across the globe.
Water, tomatoes, oranges, flowers, bowling balls. They are throwing everything during these festivals. The bowling balls not included Here are some of the craziest festivals we know off.
Orange Throwing – Carnevale d’Ivrea in Italy
Head to the Piedmont region of Italy, specifically in the town of Ivrea when the calendar hits February and that will be the messiest part of the annual carnival. The battle of the oranges during the Carnevale d’Ivrea is said to have started during the 12th century.
South Africa is often overlooked by tourists because it does not get the attention it deserves in many respects. There are several locations which are very unique and offer excellent experiences for travelers and tourists within the borders of South Africa. These locations are very easy to get to and are usually tourist hot spots which draw people to the natural beauty and relaxing atmosphere that the can provide. Ensure that you get a chance to peer into the following locations for an experience that you will soon not forget:
Enjoying Table Mountain near Cape Town
Zimbabwe has been receiving a lower amount of tourism in recent years for several reasons. This is not a reason to neglect such a beautiful location with so much to offer in terms of tourism and exploration. Amongst the natural locations are various destinations that may seem out of place for anything that you would see in Africa. Travelers could certainly benefit from knowing what is available for them in the expanse of Zimbabwe so they can truly enjoy their visit and do something amazing. The following attractions are natural and are truly enjoyable by anyone who appreciates nature:
The Amazing Zambezi River
The Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa at 2,200 miles in length. It runs from Zambia to Angola, bordering Namibia, Botswana, Zambia once more and Zimbabwe and finally out through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. The river has several locations in which ferries and tourist boats frequent the waters and provide a great view of the best locations. The topmost section falls into the middle section of the river at Victoria Falls, which also has several tourist boats available for short trip distances.