As Albert Camus would put it, autumn is really more of a “second spring”. How is this so? The leaves turn into brilliant fiery colors which actually make them look more like blossoms than leaves. If you live in the USA you’ll have a chance to witness autumn for more than a month. You just need to make sure you’re in these prime spots.
Adirondacks in New York
Have you always thought about New York as a concrete jungle? Think again. The truth is that it has enough foliage for a weekend retreat, and it’s also home to one of the best spots to witness autumn in. Check out Adirondacks which interestingly enough is also nicknamed “America’s First Wilderness”. You shouldn’t miss out on the 12 scenic byways here which allow mountain peaks to burst into what seems like a pyrotechnic of turning autumn leaves. Go by the Olympic Trail wherein you can enjoy 170 miles of the best fall views of the area. It’s best to visit between mid-September and mid-October.
You might think that it’s difficult to still find a “hidden spot” in the Great Barrier Reef. After all, it’s one of the most-visited destinations in Australia. However, not everything here is known to tourists yet. Enjoy these off-beat but paradisiacal spots in this part of the world.
Middle Percy Island
Are you planning on yachting? You can probably go sailing anywhere in the Great Barrier Reef but the Middle Percy Island is such a gem, you just mustn’t miss out on it. This spot is located just south of Whitsundays and if you’ve read about Robinson Crusoe’s adventures, this spot will make you reminiscent of that book. What is there not to like? Imagine a long stretch of beach which acts as a natural harbor, old ship signs, coconut trees, pine trees, and hammocks you can laze around in. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon.
One of the thrills of traveling by air is the constant improvements they’re able to make almost every season. These are not just improvements done on air carriers. Airports also have innovations which could make any veteran traveler stand in awe. Read on below to find out what this season has in store for you and your air travel experience.
RFID Chip on Checked-in Bags
If you’ve lost your luggage at the airport before, you will definitely love the idea of this new chip. The RFID chip of radio-frequency identification chip is also installed on all checked-in bags at the McCarran Airport. This way, baggage can be tracked down much like cell phones could be located as long as they’re turned on.
Aside from this locator feature, RFID chips allow for easy scanning. It would be very hard for the crew to put a particular baggage on the wrong route with these barcodes and sensors. Double-checking also helps the crew track misplaced luggage.
If you’ve always wondered what that one thing is that seems to make Britain unique, it’s probably the British people’s ability to celebrate the most bizarre things. While Britain is known for its diverse countryside, there are also tourist attractions here which feature, oddly enough, cuckoo clocks, bubble cars, witchcraft, teetotal pubs and paperweights.
These attractions are not even considered the “quirkiest” of the lot because the ones we’ll be listing in this article go beyond the “theme park” categorization. If you take a look at these unconventional highlights, you’ll rediscover that fine sense of wonder that only toddlers have for the newest things.
If you thought that having fine food while you’re in Toronto, Canada should cost an arm and a leg, think again. Below are five specialties you’ll never thought you’d find on food carts on the street, and best of all, they each cost less than $5.
Lemongrass pork banh mi subs
You might think you’re actually in Vietnam when you taste one of the Banh Mi Boys’ sandwiches. Without tasting the submarine sandwich, they’re bound to interest you enough because they’re about as big as your own forearm, and for something that costs only $4.95, this is definitely a price to beat. While traditional banh mi buns may seem appealing already, these Vietnamese sandwiches pack up a punch with more modern twists.
Are you taking a cruise anytime soon? If it’s your first or second time to do so, you’re most likely to encounter some strongly held “beliefs” which are actually misconceptions. Below are the ten most common ones and the facts behind these cruise myths.
Misconception #1: You can book anytime because it does not matter
Timing matters in booking flights and in booking cruises. Most of the time cruise lines give extremely tempting deals to people who book at the last minute. The savings can be as big as 30% to 50% off. However, you will have to be in touch with a really good travel agent because these same cruise lines won’t let their other passengers know they’ve dropped the rates. While they want their ship to fill up, they don’t want an angry mob of passengers demanding for their money back.
One way to ruin an otherwise stellar vacation is to have traveler’s diarrhea or TD. Basically, this is loose bowel movement which could last for days, and which could offset your plans while you’re abroad.
This ailment is so rampant that it has gained several nicknames including Turkey trot, Montesuma’s Revenge, turista, and Delhi Belly. While the nicknames might sound cute, loose bowel movement while you’re traveling is definitely not a laughing matter.
Are you planning to visit Ecuador soon? It’s one of the most scenic spots on Earth, and it’s definitely an ideal location for a great adventure. You can be sure that there are more than just volcanoes and waterfalls to see here. It’s small enough to tour in a few days, and diverse enough for you to enjoy a week-long stay.
Among the many exciting things you can do here are bird watching, trekking through Ecuador’s unrivaled national parks, climbing the peaks of volcanoes, and snorkeling among giant manta rays. The Galapagos Islands alone would give you much to look forward to with its resident sea lions and turtles. There are also beaches to explore here which most would consider every surfer’s paradise.
If you’re looking for an unusual adventure, you might also want to sign up for some cave explorations. Ecuador has plenty of these natural geographical wonders. Ecuador is sure to keep your nature trip very exciting. Below are the best spots to see first.