Manila and Coron paint two completely pictures of the Philippines – which isn’t surprising considering they’re around 280 miles apart. In Manila, colonial architecture sits next to modern skyscrapers, the streets are busy with people, and the traffic rules the pace of the city. Over in Coron, life is slow. Surrounded by turquoise waters and … Read more
There might be an international border and a whole dash of the Malacca Strait between them, but Langkawi and Koh Lipe are well-linked by ferries and boats. In fact, the Malaysian island is one of the best jump-off points for Thailand’s southern Tarutao National Marine Park of which Lipe is a part. You can cover … Read more
Huddled under the snow-mantled Shore Mountains of Canada, where the icy sounds of the Pacific Northwest carve through the landscapes, Vancouver is one of those cities that really takes the breath away. You’ll spot shiny new skyscrapers set to a backdrop of craggy BC summits. You can go whale watching close to buzzy districts of … Read more
The Paris of the West, the home of the Golden Gate, San Francisco is the epitome of liberal, creative America. It straddles the huge Bay Area across headlands and inlets and some lovely Californian coastline to offer a city of hills that’s washed by the salt breezes of the Pacific Ocean. Its patchwork of areas … Read more
The USA’s third largest city, Chicago is a vibrant metropolis filled with striking architecture, renowned museums, fabulous shopping, and a huge variety of other attractions. It’s actually one of the most visited cities in the USA, providing something for everyone. Set on the shore of Lake Michigan, in north-east Illinois, the Windy City even has beaches that are popular during its hot summer months, while winters are cold and snowy. Even so, Chicago is a city you can visit at any time of the year as there’s always something happening here!
While by no means as large or as bustling as many of Europe’s capital cities, Helsinki’s small-town feel makes this an appealing and desirable destination with a great selection of tourist attractions. Its melting pot of architecture spans many centuries, and there is plenty of culture whether you enjoy the arts or simply socializing with the locals. Sitting on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki, known as The Daughter of the Baltic, also enjoys an enviable coastal location, and, being the capital of Finland, is well connected to the rest of the country and to Europe. If you’re planning a visit to Helsinki, here are the top 10 attractions that you won’t want to miss.
Turin is a very elegant city, filled with stately buildings, grand boulevards, and attractive parks that some might say rival Paris. But with Turin, it’s only in more recent years that this city, the capital of the Piedmont region of Italy, has become a tourism hot spot for visitors from around the world. Turin is not just a place where you can wander along its streets and soak in its atmosphere; it’s the home city of the FIAT motor company, and it gave the world the first saleable hard chocolate. Come discover all that this appealing city has to offer, while enjoying the scenic backdrop of the snowy Alps. Our top 10 things to do in Turin will have you packing your bags, ready to go!
One thing you can be certain of when you visit Goa is that you’ll never be short of things to see and do. The miles of sandy beaches are enticing and when you add the choice of buzzing nightlife, varied wildlife and eye popping architecture, you have an intoxicating mix. If you need some help deciding what to do in Goa, here are our top 10 Goa attractions.
Steeped in history and culture, Marrakesh is a truly memorable city and a former Berber imperial capital that has something to see at every turn. Get lost in the maze-like medina, search for the hardest to find items in its souks, stroll through its palaces and gardens, and marvel at the beautiful architecture of its mosques. Take a look at our top 10 things to do in Marrakesh to discover the best places for your visit.
An interesting city with its own character, Osaka has plenty to do once you scratch the surface. Stroll down Hozenji Yokocho alley and take a break at one of the many eateries to be found there, and enjoy the impressive cherry blossom display at the Japan Mint during the spring. At any time of year, Osaka is an open and friendly place with no pretentions; relax and enjoy the shopping, the sights and the great food that’s on offer. Here are our top ten recommendations for things to do in Osaka.
Visit Kuala Lumpur and you’ll never be short of activities to keep you occupied. Home to the impressive Petronas Towers, one of the most famous images of the city and a must-visit attraction, Kuala Lumpur is more than just skyscrapers. From the tasty food of the street markets to the glorious colors and sounds of the mosques and temples, and then there’s the amazing shopping opportunities. If you need more inspiration take a look at our top 10 attractions in Kuala Lumpur.
Naples is loud, a little gritty, and overflowing with its own personality. While the traditional tourist sees it as a spot for pizza before heading elsewhere, independent travelers let the city share itself with admirers. Visitors to Naples who bring a keen eye and an open mind will see the city’s true inner beauty and independence. A visit to Naples might not seem complete without calling on most, if not all, of these Top 10 things to do in Naples.
The capital of the island of Sicily, Palermo is the fifth largest city in Italy, and, like many of its Italian counterparts, it is steeped in history, culture, and architecture. At over 2,700 years old Palermo is a city you will want to visit to experience its history, but it is also a great destination for lovers of gastronomy, and it’s graced with an excellent Mediterranean climate. Full of beautiful landmarks, the only problem you will have when visiting Palermo, is having enough time to see everything. To help you along, we have compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Palermo.
An inviting blend of traditional and modern, Copenhagen is a fun city that has something for everyone. The capital of Denmark and largest city in the country, Copenhagen is large yet still wonderfully small. It frequently tops the ranks of most livable cities in the world and for visitors it provides plenty of culture including world-class museums. There are colorful traditional buildings all over, while its palaces and castles add grandeur and striking architecture. Read on to find out our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Copenhagen.