Vacations, Tours and Holidays Resources
Ever feel that the world is moving too fast and you’d like to step off for a while? Or you yearn for adventure, and want to discover the mysteries of the world? Then taking a vacation may be just what you need. Escape to the place that could soothe frayed nerves and seduce you with it’s natural beauty like Croatia which has a long history as a favored leisure destination for Europeans, with its glorious Dalmation coastline, rich heritage and culture. Or you could check in to a tranquil romantic retreat, feeling free to laze in a beach hammock, slipping into luminous lagoon and easing into a soothing massage spa in a tropical resort.
Or maybe you have already started thinking of where you would like to have your vacation for this coming summer. Whatever your plan is, you will have to start planning early. Remember, some travel documents need time and regulations could have changed. Be sure to check and see if you need one for your travel destination. Planning ahead can get you some great bargains on getting the best deals on accommodations as well as airfares.
Fifty or sixty years ago traveling abroad for most people was an unrealizable dream. Only the wealthy with a lot of time on their hands could afford to travel to a foreign country for a holiday and even for them the idea of going to South America, Africa or Asia would have been pretty much unthinkable.
The development of air transport over the past few decades has changed all that. Today your often-dreamed-of-trip to Cambodia or Uganda or Bolivia or even Antarctica can so easily become reality. More and more people from many different countries and of all age groups are catching the travel bug all the time.
The most remote places on earth are today accessible to the intrepid traveler. Whether it be the remarkable Yemeni island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean or Lake Baikal in Siberia, or Aitutaki in the South Pacific, none of the destinations in this book should be much more than two days’ total traveling time from a major airport – provided you have the determination, energy and money to go there, of course. Truly the world now is your oyster
Some of the must-visit destination featured are great wonders of nature, but the majority are creations of human beings – towns and cities, cathedrals, castles, museums, gardens and markets – all testament to the industry, ingenuity and perseverance of mankind. Some of them, like the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal or the Acropolis, are famous throughout the world but many are little known. Were you to visit the spectacular lagoon at Dakhla or the beautiful temple of Wat Tham Paplong for example there is still every chance that you would be the only tourist there.
Undoubtedly travel and tourism can have a damaging effect as visitors to some of the world’s most famous cities and monuments can readily testify. Some particularly popular places, the city of Venice or Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, for example, can at certain times of year be – and feel – almost overwhelmed by the sheer number of visitors and your pleasure at finally reaching your eagerly awaited vacation destination can be marred by the presence of just too many human beings. Sometimes you can dramatically improve the experience if you simply avoid making your trip during the busiest time of the year. Venice or Florence are still beautiful in the winter months. The Valley of the Kings is equally amazing in August – though admittedly the weather will be hot.
There are also many positive and important benefits from international travel and tourism – probably now the world’s biggest single business. Some of these, like tourists’ spending and the provision of employment are quite obvious. Yet others are arguably just as important if not so readily apparent – the breaking down of national barriers, understanding other people’s habits, thinking and cultures, a shared pride in the fruits of the endeavors of one’s fellow man.
Of course the traveling to your must-visit holiday destination can often be as interesting and as much fun as the arriving there. The people you meet, the hotels you stay at, the meals you eat, the trips you take on the local trains, buses or taxis – once you return home your memories of your holiday will be of the journey and the whole experience and not just of the destination itself.
If you are the proverbial armchair traveler who, for whatever reason, travels in your mind rather than in fact, then this site should help your fantasies. However if you have ever remotely considered visiting the destination of your dreams, stop resisting. Take the plunge and go. Your mind and your life will be enriched by the whole experience.