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Going to the Mediterranean

It is generally believed that modern civilization began along the shores of Southern Europe – from the start of science and democracy to viticulture and art. The “Old World” is in fact a territory rich in history. Once you have seen the remarkable landscapes of the Greek Islands and Santorini, sipped refreshing drinks while lying on the beaches of Italy and Spain, or felt the significance of the historical places in Jerusalem and Greece, you will be forever changed.

Ancient Rome is still evident in the city’s Pantheon and Colosseum, and the dramatic St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is a must-see.

Mediterranean photo Stop in Spain’s bustling city of Barcelona to enjoy the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Some of the world’s greatest wines can be savored in Italy’s Chianti region, France’s Provence, or the city of Port in Portugal.

In Croatia, you can visit the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

The Magic of the Caribbean Islands and the Americas

Traveling through the Caribbean and the Americas means experiencing the considerable differences in culture, lifestyle, and natural wonders of each country.

The Caribbean is a collection of islands from Aruba and Antigua to St. Martin and Puerto Rico, each of which has a unique culture, lifestyle, and language left from the early inhabitants who originated from France, Spain, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa; but the famous Caribbean relaxed vibe is common to all. Central America, rich in both natural splendor and history, is the land mass that joins North America to South America.

History buffs will love to check out the ruins of ancient civilizations including the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec, while more adventurous types will enjoy the tropical forests of Costa Rica. The historic Panama Canal is captivating for its impressive effect on world commerce. A cruise around North and South America will treat you to a wide array of breathtaking landscapes as well as many attractions built by both ancient and modern communities.

A stop in Canada will give you the chance to visit an 11th century Viking colony called L’Anse aux Meadows or wander through the picturesque streets of Quebec City. Discover the natural beauty of Alaska’s glaciers when you travel along the west coast of the United States, or go to the east coast instead, if you like more cosmopolitan cities.

Head South
Continuing further south, travelers will find mysterious ruins, a broad diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we have danced to on many nights. Head to Brazil and the bustling beach city of Rio de Janeiro or visit the rain forests of the Amazon River. Nature lovers should make a point of seeing the striking beauty of Chile’s massifs and fjords, stopping in the seaside community of Valparaiso to stroll its steep streets of colorfully painted buildings.

Find out how to dance the Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Keep going south all the way to Antarctica to witness the dazzling snow-filled landscape.

The Best Tour for You

Your bucket list may be chock full of thrilling adventures from trekking up Peru’s Inca Trail, surfing the waves in Costa Rica, to horseback riding through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or running with the bulls in Pamplona.

There are also countless other ventures to be had from a Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego to a Ferrari drive from Nice to Monaco alongside the curvy coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Make adventure travel part of your next vacation if any or all of these adrenaline-filled escapades invoke the daredevil in you.

Exploring the World’s National Parks
You can pay a visit to some of the world’s finest national parks on a tour especially planned for those interested in seeing first hand the many marvels of the world. Read on to see which are some of the world’s most famed national parks.
The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequented UNESCO sites globally and the earliest national park in Ecuador. The giant tortoises and little penguins that move around the islands are an incredible sight to see.

Machu Picchu

Deemed one of the world’s most significant archaeological sites in the world, Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing Incan fortress found high in the Andes Mountains. It shows what the Incan Empire was capable of accomplishing at its peak of power.

Yellowstone
Declaring Yellowstone as “absolutely unique in the world” due to its unmatchable geology and abundance of wildlife, in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt declared it as a place “absolutely unique in the world”. In his eyes, setting up a national park was the best way to promote natural beauty as a social asset to be shared by all. Mediterranean icon
Serengeti National Park

Across the ocean you will see the renowned Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa, both famed for their wildlife and fauna. There you will not merely enjoy landscapes you could never have envisioned, but you will also be very close to the countless predators which roam in the night.

Great Barrier Reef

Viewed from up high or far below, you’ll find one of the world’s foremost wonders, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which includes the largest coral reef system on earth.

Fiordland National Park

Nearby is the Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, awash with fjords so stunning that they put Norway's famous natural marvels to shame.

Special Interest Tours Galore
The number of specialty tours on the market continue to be on the rise.

Imagine any hobby or special interest and you'll undoubtedly come across one that's just right for you.

For Those Wine Lover

Your level of proficiency in wines is unimportant because wine country is always open to anyone with a taste for it.

Understanding and savoring the outcome of the intricate process of wine making are a just some of the reasons people go on wine-tasting tours. There are lots of destinations to pick from when it comes to selecting the best tour for you regardless of whether it’s a wine tasting tour in Napa Valley, or one that takes you along the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or one that takes you to some of France’s most well-known wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne to name just a few.

For the Food Lovers!
There are countless hot spots for food lovers who want tickle their taste buds. Culinary tours are a great way for the gourmand to get a taste for local ingredients and artisan products as well as to learn the history and culture of the area, and especially how these affected the progression of local cuisine. Some of the higher-end tours may even provide you accessibility to a celebrity chef or get you a lesson or two with a Michelin-starred expert.

Calling All Yoga Lovers!
Yoga tours are yet another type of specialty travel found on the marketplace. Going art enthusiasts of this ancient tradition use special breathing techniques and meditation to bring mind and body into equilibrium thereby attaining a sense of peace. Fancy and charming destinations where you can truly let go and relax are perfect for these types of tours.

For the Nature Lover in All of Us

Eco-tours take visitors to delicate and relatively undisturbed natural areas where they can enjoy the peaceful beauty of unspoiled landscapes. Eco-tourism is a great way to see undisturbed natural areas, but it is also a good occasion to learn about protecting the world’s natural resources.

These tours are not merely about visiting unspoiled natural terrains, but also about understanding how to better the lives of local inhabitants as well as the importance of conservation.

Spectacular Tours 
The appeal of women only tours is on a constant rise. In today’s world, women are looking for a secure, yet satisfying way to visit the many amazing cities, and incredible sights found across the globe.

Being on a women’s only tour where you can get together with other like-minded travelers makes any vacation more delightful and pleasing.

For the Spiritual Seeker in All of Us
Are there places where you can go to think as well as learn about the people who had the biggest influence on your faith?

A faith-based tours are a terrific way to reflect on your spirituality and also gain an improved perspective on how essential your faith is to you. No matter what type of tour speaks to you, there is no questioning that you’ll have lots to keep you busy.

What to Do and See in Asia

Noted for its sophisticated cosmopolitan lifestyle, Hong Kong is an international trade, style, and culinary hub for Asia. Beach lovers should be sure to make a stop on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, known for its magnificent panoramas and cultural experiences.

With a rich history and cultural influences from around the world including Portuguese and Jewish, Cochin (or Kochi) is part of India’s Kerala state and is commonly recognized as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”.

In Jordan, be sure to allocate time for UNESCO World Heritage City Petra, which was carved from rose-colored rock, earning it the moniker “Rose City”. The diversity of the world is yours to experience – from lush jungles to vibrant cities, from historic landmarks to breathtaking panoramas – when you visit the globe on a luxury cruise

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