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Choosing the Best Travel

If you have the travel bug, you will want to visit a thousand places all around the world. Using the tips in this travel guide will help you narrow down your choices for a perfect destination for your trip.

Step 1:
Think about the restrictions of your travellers. When you go somewhere you should make sure that you make a list of the things that you need to bring with you for each member of your family or friends that are going with you – especially if you have young children with you. They will need the most stuff. This way you will make sure not to forget anything and have to make purchases that you didn’t plan for. Young kids will not enjoy travel destinations that require a lot of physical effort such as rock climbing in Costa Rica. Don’t forget that if you have an older relative that requires handicapped access and a climate-controlled room, ensure that you have chosen a destination that will satisfy these requirements. The best vacations will keep everyone’s interests in mind so everybody will enjoy the time spent.

Step 2:
Pick destinations with a variety of things to do. Prior to booking your next trip, see what attractions and sights are there. Is there going to be something to interest everybody? Does the destination in question have a lot of activities for everyone to enjoy throughout the time you are there? If thinking of a resort, does it offer a kids club or babysitting services so that you can enjoy some adult time?  To keep all involved busy and happy, pick a place with something for everyone.

Step 3:
Think about the weather! It is important to remember that different times of the year make certain places better or worse visit. If you want to leave the country, do some research on what kind of weather will be expected. Drier months tend to bring larger crowds and higher prices. It is cheaper to travel during wet seasons but may not be very enjoyable. When choosing a destination for your trip, think about a place with nice weather so that your plans won’t be hampered by rain.

Step 4:
Think about the type of travel you’re interested in. All vacation trips are not the same. Each trip destination provides unique experiences for travellers, so it is important to decide. Are you looking for adventure with friends, a romantic time for you and your partner, or an easygoing trip where your whole family can just relax on the beach? Do you want an educational experience for your kids? The kind of trip you want will affect where you want to go.

Best Travel Destinations For Autumn

Tourists generally abstain from traveling in autumn because they think that the weather will not be ideal for their trip, preferring to save up their holidays until summer. Many also think that not many travel destinations are available for them if they venture out in this season. This belief is grounded in the fact that winters and autumns are not perceived as being suitable for traveling, especially for leisure purposes. The following lines will tell you why it is a good idea to overcome this fear and head out to your favorite places.

Savings

The best aspect of autumn travel is the fact that almost all mainstream travel destinations in America offer considerable discounts. They do this because of lower tourist volume and also because they want to spice up the business before the relatively busy winter season. This is especially true of places that host ski resorts and where people do not visit in large numbers before the onset of snow. These places are located in the lush green valleys of the Rocky Mountains and other locations and offer great hiking and trekking options for people traveling in autumn.

You will find plenty of discounts that you can afford a large suite for your family. If you are not a fan of valleys and mountains then you can head out to cities and metropolitan areas.

City adventures

New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other travel destinations offer discounts during the autumn season. You can thus plan a trip to Big Apple where you can watch your favorite shows on Broadway and enjoy a great trip around without paying much. You can save more if you book in advance and on the company websites as many discounts are available in those places. Even airline companies offer considerable discounts during this time of the year.

If you are free in autumn looking for adventure then you can plan visiting any of the major travel destinations on a shoestring budget. All you need to do is to plan in advance.

Some of the Best Travel Destinations

Europe does have some very picturesque destinations that are lauded as some of the top holiday destinations in the world. At these locations, holiday makers will enjoy the various amenities, facilities and natural sites and sceneries found here. Many countries work hard in order develop attractive cities with historic, cultural and natural attractions.

One of the top destinations is Porto in Portugal. This city is beloved for its amazing beauty that captivates all its visitors. It is renowned for its rich history, culture and exciting places to visit and things to see. It also has plenty of contemporary buildings and a cosmopolitan population. The popular Port Wine, a historic destination and center, has been designated as a UN world heritage center by UNESCO. There are plenty of interesting museums, gardens, parks and fashion boutiques among many other features.

Another leading European destination is the beautiful city of Vienna, in Austria. Vienna is the center of culture and is a popular destination with travelers due to its historic and cultural settings. It is Europe’s center for art and culture and historically renowned as the home of Mozart, the music genius. There are plenty of interesting sites to see, places to visit and basically a very serene and attractive city. Vienna is a picturesque destination and many tourists from around the world visit this beautiful city every year.

Brussels, in Belgium, is another amazing destination. The people are friendly and very welcoming. Brussels is a very attractive city. It is the center for culture and there are lots of festivals and enjoyable symphonies. The population is cosmopolitan and there is plenty of cuisines, both European and international. There’s plenty of shopping opportunities and this city does not sleep. There are lots to do here and plenty to see that will keep visitors busy.

The city of Rome in Italy is a historic city with some of the most numerous historic, cultural and impressive sites to see. According to reviews (including some from my wife), many visitors can stay here for a year and still not get enough time to view all there is to view here. Rome is renowned for the Coliseum, centers for arts, great artifacts from civilizations long gone and lots of museums and art centers to visit. Europe offers visitors some of the most impressive travel destinations that never get out of fashion and have something to offer everyone.

Best Travel Destinations For Women

Some of the best travel destinations for women are in the Caribbean. With a number of tropical isles, the Caribbean is perfect for those looking for a fun-filled vacation. Be it beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and water sports such as surfing and SCUBA diving, one is spoilt for choice in the Caribbean. All this coupled with some great accommodation which ranges from all-inclusive resorts to small intimate places to stay ensure that visitors to the Caribbean go back for more. Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, the Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Bahamas offer the best facilities for visitors.

Jamaica, the land of reggae music, palate-pleasing and mouth-searing cuisines, and Blue Mountain Coffee is one of the best destinations for women. It offers an eclectic mix of beaches, waterfalls and mountains. There are a number of luxury retreats in towns such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Negril that attract visitors.

The Bahamas is another popular destination, offering water sports, golf, and shopping opportunities. It comprises of a number of islands and cays with important cities like Nassau on New Providence Island popular for its recreational activities and Grand Bahama Island featuring casinos, shopping districts, and golf courses.

The Dominican Republic attracts sport lovers, nature enthusiasts, and history buffs alike. Visitors can stay at one of the innumerable luxury resorts that line the numerous beaches. Santa Domingo and Puerto Plata are some cities in the Dominican Republic that offer a mix of culture and history while Punta Cana is full of great places to stay.

Whatever one is looking for be it nightlife, shopping, or activities, the Caribbean Islands provide a wide variety of options to a visitor. Those interested in a laidback vacation can take it easy and relax on one of the secluded beaches that the Caribbean has to offer or just lounge at the poolside in one of the all-inclusive luxury resorts.

Travel Destinations

When the publishers of the Lonely Planet travel guides issued their annual list of the best travel destinations for this year there were a few surprises. Gone were some of the over-priced, over-crowded tourist traps of previous years. There are some new entries to peak the curiosity and provide ever-expanding new vistas and experiences for the crowd-weary world traveler. Here’s a partial list in reverse order.

9. Germany
An old favorite that still can pull its weight with the tourism crowd and one of only two European entries that made the list, Germany has much to offer. More than just Oktoberfest, beer and sausages, travelers can delight in specialties from each of the country’s regions.

8. Colombia
A stunning surprise entry on the list for the first time, Colombia may be know for its drug-trafficking and civil war violence, but it’s also the world’s leading producer of fine emeralds. It’s the world’s second leading producer of coffee after Brazil, but the quality of the rich, mild coffee produced here is second to none. One of South America’s most beautiful countries, scenic delights range from still-active volcanoes like the smoldering Galeras to the bubbling mud spews of Totumo near Colombia’s Atlantic coast.

7. India
Mythical, mysterious, enchanting and a hundred more adjectives besides, how could this wondrous place not be on anyone’s wish list of travel destinations? A large percentage, up to 75%, of the population living in large cities speaks at least passable English. I’m surprised it’s only number eight. But it is on the list and deservedly so. Food, festivals, culture and history pour into the streets at every turn

6. Canada
June, July and August are peak tourism months for the USA’s giant Northern neighbor. English is the language of all Canada’s provinces with French being the language of choice in the province of Quebec. There are marvelous winter festivals in Quebec City and francophone Montreal to delight the senses for willing to brave the frigid minus forty and below temperatures. There’s plenty to keep you warm though.

5. Antarctica
Not only know as “that frozen continent at the bottom of the world”, Antarctica is now featured in a number of commercials and travel ads. But with temperatures ranging from degrees F to degrees F, “What’s the attraction?” you might ask. More than you might imagine. There’s not exactly a shortage of wildlife despite daytime temps in the minus teens on a “warm” day. Marine life is also abundant as are formations of ice and snow on the glaciers that the continent feeds. Wanna play with the penguins, anyone? The experience of being there itself is a unique, one-of-a-kind adventure that draws many. Stormy Cape Horn and the beauty of wind swept Patagonia are also near. Scientific expeditions from a number of countries are nearly always in progress. At times the place is not unlike Grand Central Station. Antarctica is certainly not for everyone, but it does have its charms.

4. Mexico
Long a favorite destination of North Americans from the USA and Canada, what’s not to like about this country famous for hot chili peppers and even hotter senoritas? From the beach to bullfights, you can find nearly any form of diversion you like. Skiing in Mexico? You betcha. Mt. Orizaba, North America’s second highest peak is south of the border.

3. Nicaragua
With a stable economy and rock-bottom real estate bargains, this country has caught the eye of investors and ex-pats looking for scenic locales and tranquility. Once torn by civil strife, conditions have reversed and improved to the point it’s now a tourism destination for in the know and savvy on Central American affairs.

2. China
With one billion, three hundred million inhabitants, the world’s most populous country has awakened from its “sleeping giant” image to thrust its presence onto the world scene with a vengeance. Authentic Chinese food, not that “cloned” stuff you get at the chain franchises, awaits you in a variety and abundance that must be experienced to be believed. The Chinese eat and drink things that will absolutely amaze and astound you – and they make it look good too. From the world renowned Great Wall, the only man-made structure visible from outer space, to vast stretches of seemingly as yet unexplored country, even the Chinese are still turning up discoveries and treasures in their own midst.

1. Argentina
It takes two to Tango as they say. If you want to try your hand at Argentina’s national pastime, here’s definitely the place. For meat lovers this is paradise as the beef here is among the best in the world and certainly the best in South America. The beef here is not only great, but there’s plenty of it and it’s cheap by U.S. and European standards. Gauchos, as Argentine cowboys are called, still abound on the grassy pampas and plains that comprise most of the country. There are tours, “tenderfoot” home stays at ranches and plenty of open spaces for a roundup of experiences that’ll leave you wanting more. Be sure to wash down all that succulent tender roast beef with locally produced wines that are surprisingly good at even more surprisingly affordable prices.

So there you have it, the top ten travel destinations for 2006. Where would you like to go this year? Forget the “old favorites” temporarily. Step out; try something new and different for a change. Fish for Piranha in the Amazon region of Colombia, or Bull sharks off its Pacific coast. Explore China’s historical, cultural and epicurean delights. Oomph, Pah, Pah your way through Germany’s scores of different sausages and hundreds of varieties of malted brews. Carve an original ice sculpture in Quebec City, laughing at the record cold temperatures all the way. Fish or canoe one of Canada’s unspoiled lakes with water so pure you can drink it. Whichever direction the wind blows you, you’re bound to enjoy experiences and sights to last a lifetime.