Australia is more than the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and cute koalas. One of the first nations to become a member of UNESCO, nowadays it has no less than 19 sites listed in the famous heritage list.
Unlike many travel destinations around the world, Africa is not as widely visited as it should be.
Romania has an alluring collection of castles of haunting beauty, but these 3 are my personal favorites.
Vietnam is a country of diverse cultures and splendid contrasts. It’s a good idea to work out what you would like to see before arrival and this will help you stick to your budget.
People embark on the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James for any number of reasons. But if you look at the Camino de Santiago as a holiday, it will be the cheapest holiday of your life.
One of the best itineraries Valencia has to offer are the Turia Gardens. Some of the city’s greatest cultural attractions are placed along these spectacular gardens, the largest in Spain.
Every decent European city has bike rental stands and there are nearly 300 organized bike sharing programs worldwide. Bike sharing is quickly becoming a new form of public transport.
They rebuilt the town, walled it off, and constructed a temple to Jupiter and Caesar on the site of the future Notre-Dame cathedral. They also built bridges to connect the banks, and the city spread outward from Île de la Cité through centuries of struggle and warfare, bombardment and occupation. Christianity intervened, then the Franks invaded, and Charlemagne ruled benevolently from afar but encouraged trade and commerce. Enter the Vikings in the ninth century. Their repeated sackings caused a retreat to the island as the outlying areas were not defensible. In the twelfth century, the Knights Templer assumed control and Bishop Maurice de Sully began construction on Notre-Dame.
The French monarchy developed and took command in reaction to the repeated Viking incursions and the lack of effective action by the foreign rulers: Governor Hugh Capet ascended the throne and made Paris his capital; Île de la Cité became the site of his home, where now stands the Palais de Justice. Philip II occupied the medieval palace complex that today includes Sainte-Chapelle. He developed Paris into being the center of what was considered Europe during the Middle Ages, and expanded the old Roman wall around the island and beyond. Medieval life on Île de la Cité was a tangled web of streets and markets and buildings.
By the mid–nineteenth century, when Napoléon III named George Haussmann his prefect of Paris and placed him in charge of urban renewal, life on the island had deteriorated: Streets were narrow, twisted, and filthy—crowded and squalid. Haussmann engineered new routes, widening streets and razing old buildings. The result of his tinkering left Notre-Dame with breathing room, while opening the door to a twentieth-century maze of tourist buses. Essentially, he created modern Paris. Though its actual administration was divided into the first and fourth arrondissements, Île de la Cité is its heart.
Paris is a majestic city, a city of culture, romance, gastronomy, design and fashion. It is also a city on the move, a city of daring. it's a huge city, so consider the options for cheap car hire in Paris so you can move comfortably around. With the opening of new museums, world-class sporting events, festive and popular urban happenings like "Nuit Blanche" and "Paris Plage", Paris is a capital that never sleeps. Whether you are a newcomer or already familiar with the Paris scene, there is a vast choice awaiting you: over 1,800 classified monuments, 170 museums, 145 theatres and 380 cinemas. Some of the cultural sites of the capital are absolute "musts" and among the most visited monuments in the world. Several of them have UNESCO world heritage status.
Photos via Flickr Creative Commons
3. Horseback Riding
4. Mountain Biking
For more info, you can check out the hotel's website and Facebook page.
We were guests of Il Perlo Panorama Hotel in Bellagio, however, all opinions expressed here are entirely our own and based on our personal experience.
Photos by dicktay2000 & aussiegal via Flickr Creative Commons
Sign Up To Get Alerts
Research On The Fees
Know When To Buy Your Tickets
Know When To Fly
The Hotel at a Glance
Park, Stay and Go