a myriad of Experiences Await in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands

The Americas and the Caribbean are comprised of many different countries, each with its own unique culture, lifestyle, and gorgeous vistas.

The Caribbean is a series 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 infamous Caribbean relaxed vibe is common to all. Central America, which connects North America to South America, contains gorgeous natural wonders and a very intriguing history.

See the ruins left by the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec peoples, or luxuriate in the natural beauty of Costa Rica. The historic Panama Canal is exciting for its remarkable effect on world commerce.

pool-690034__340.jpg In North and South America you will find many intriguing sights as well as spectacular beauty. Going North to Canada, you can explore Quebec City to feel its French ambiance, or the Viking colony L’Anse aux Meadows, which dates back to the 11th century.

In the U.S., stops along the east coast will take you to famous American cities, or sail along the west coast to see the spectacular glaciers in Alaska. But don’t end there. A trip south to Brazil will give city lovers the occasion to visit Rio de Janeiro with its famous beaches and exciting nightlife, or nature buffs the opportunity to see the rainforests along the Amazon. 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 roam its steep streets of colorfully painted buildings.

Go to Buenos Aires and sign up for a Tango lesson. See the whiteness of the snowy, icy landscape in Antarctica.

Castle Tours: Feel Royal

The castles found in Europe are each note-worthy and worthy of their own fairytale. These extraordinary structures have withstood battles, fires, numerous years and are still here today. From the rugged cliffs of Scotland to the Islands in Greece, every single castle symbolizes a spectacular time in history, and may possibly still have some ghostly residents. And while most are constructed with stone and brick, they each have their own history and keep tourists going back time and time again.

Travel to the past by going to these remarkable homes that once belonged to kings and queens, and feel a little majestic yourself. These castles should be incorporated into every itinerary. 1.Mont Saint-Michel Situated on a peak near Normandy, France, Mont Saint Michel is regarded as an architectural masterpiece.

2.Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle, which rests on Castle Rock, is an ancient fortress which dominates the city of Edinburgh. Throughout time, Edinburgh Castle has overcome sieges, invasions, government power struggles and killings. 3.Neuschwanstein Castle

On a rocky hill above the town of Hohenschwangau in Southwestern Bavaria, Germany, stands the 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace, best-known as Neuschwanstein Castle. Ordered by King Ludwid II, this majestic home was constructed for the famous opera composer, Richard Wagner, and paid for with his private resources as well as loans. 4.Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle sits next to the province of Glamis in Angus, Scotland. The palace belongs to the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to public visitation.

It is also popular for being the most haunted castle in all of Scotland. 5. Windsor Castle The formal castle of the royal British family in Berkshire is Windsor Castle, where you will observe a statue of Queen Victoria and a flow of tourists in the foreground.

Britain's Windsor Castle is 900 years old and is actually the biggest occupied castle as well as the oldest regal castle around the world. 6.Château de Chambord

The castle of Chambord in France is the greatest of the Loire chateaus.

It was constructed between 1519 and 1547 neighboring the river Cosson, a tributary river of Beuvron and it flows into the Loire. UNESCO named it a World Heritage location in the year 1981. 7. Hampton Court Palace

beach-84533__340.jpg Hampton Court Palace, in Herefordshsire, England, became famous because Henry VIII in the sixteenth was often there. Nowadays, travelers can take pleasure in the warm weather and explore the lovely gardens.

8. Prague Castle

Prague Castle initially was utilized as a political and spiritual place for a country urgently pushing for changes. 9.St. Michael's Mount

St. Michaels Mount, located in Cornwall, England, is a palatial home bought by the National Trust. The only way to access it is during low tide and by traversing the causeway. 10. Leeds Castle

Based in Kent, England and designed in the sixteenth century, Leeds Castle was made for Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

The Remarkable Diversity to Experience on the Continent of Africa.

Follow in the footsteps of early colonizers from Germany, Britain, Portugal, and The Netherlands when you select a cruise to Africa. By stopping in diverse nations from Madagascar to Mozambique and Senegal to Mauritius, you will see the profound influence of colonialism as well as tribal traditions that are still around today.

The diversity of the land is spectacular, from the gorgeous mountains of South Africa to the extensive desert in Namibia. Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, is a wonderful destination for food lovers, as it is the heart of saffron country and holds the moniker “Spice Island”.

Things to Do and See in Asia

Bustling, exciting Hong Kong is a focal point for fashion, food, banking, and trade in Asia. Beach lovers should be sure to make a stop on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, known for its breathtaking panoramas and cultural experiences. Located in India’s Kerala state, Cochin (or Kochi) is affectionately called “Queen of the Arabian Sea” and is famed for its history and cultural influences, including St. Francis Church built by the Portuguese and the Jewish Community’s seven synagogues, dating back to 1503 and the 12th century respectively.

Still another must-see is Petra, the Jordanian city designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is known as “Rose City” because it was built of rose-colored stone. sunrise-1014712__340.jpg The diversity of the world is yours to experience – from lush jungles to vibrant cities, from historic landmarks to breathtaking panoramas – when you tour the globe on a luxury cruise.

International Escapes: Not As Far As You Might Think

It’s common to presume an international getaway is too challenging for a weekend. Think again.

It’s actually quite easy to find an enticing weekend getaway doable in three days. Here are some overseas places lovely for exciting weekend jaunts. Montreal, Quebec, Canada Old-world charm is front and center in this second biggest Canadian city after Toronto.

You can wander the picturesque cobblestone streets of Vieux Montreal, popping into the quaint boutiques and stopping for a bite to eat in the tempting eateries.

When the weather is nice, head to the sprawling Mount Royal Park for a picnic, guided walk, or relaxing bike ride. Winter sports are also abundant in the park, including snowshoeing, ice skating, or other wonderful activities. Bermuda

If you are a beach and sun person, Bermuda is optimal, with its pink sand beaches, warm weather, and perfect location just a short two-hour flight from many airports on the east coast. Even if you do not like beaches, Bermuda is captivating with a long maritime history, fortresses complete with cannon installations, beautiful colonial design, and charming cobblestone streets.

If you’re adventurous, you can also ride a jet ski into the Bermuda Triangle. Baja California Sur, Mexico

If you’re dreaming of sun and sand, you might want to go south to the beautiful beaches of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cabo San Lucas in the southernmost part of the Baja peninsula offers a great restaurant scene famous for upscale local cuisine, an exciting nightlife, and gorgeous world-class resorts right on the beach. Exciting activities for the more adventurous include exploring the alluring caves at Lover’s Beach, taking in the spectacular rock formations, or doing water sports in the fabulous crystal-clear blue water.

Costa Rica

Exotic Costa Rica is a hop, skip, and a jump away from many U.S. cities and makes a fantastic weekend getaway.

With 800 miles of stunning shoreline, it offers fun in the sun, beautiful beaches, relaxation or adventure, and so much more.

If you like thrills, head over to the Arenal Volcano to get your heart pumping by zip-lining through the dreamlike rainforest, hiking in the lush jungle, rappelling down a roaring waterfall, watching exotic jungle animals such as sloths and monkeys, and finally relaxing in a hot spring fed by the volcano itself. Cartagena, Columbia Located on the northern side of Columbia facing the Caribbean, in Cartagena you’ll find stunning blue waters with coral reefs that edge white powdery beaches. The 500-year-old coral stone fortifications and much of the walled city are wonderfully intact and represent some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of Spanish colonial times.

Toronto As the biggest city in Canada, Toronto is a contemporary metropolis ideal for a weekend getaway for anyone who loves big city adventures.

Diversity is one of its founding principles; over half of the individuals who call it home today were actually born somewhere else.

Seeing its different ethnic neighborhoods is like taking a speedy world tour, with Koreatown, Greektown, Chinatown, and Little Italy all within the boundaries of the city. An international getaway can offer a calm, relaxing weekend at the beach, an adventurous hike through a tropical rainforest, or whatever else you might want; the possibilities are endless.

You can plan a memorable weekend full of romance, adventure, history, and/or fun – the choice is yours.

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