These eight splendid travel destinations are absolutely perfect for group travel – get the old squad together and off the Whatsapp Group Chat.
We all feel a warm, tender thrill when we are with people we love; there is something about the company we keep that makes otherwise dull life events extraordinary. That’s why, when it comes to life-changing travel plans, you should give serious thought to who you are traveling with: there’s nothing like sharing an adventure with family-and by that of course, I am including our closest friends; the family we choose!
These eight gorgeous spots are both relaxing and adventurous, absolutely perfect to bring out the wanderlust that’s in all of us and get the old friend-group off the Whatsapp Group Chat and on an adventure together. Take your friendship to epic heights and share memories like legends for years to come.
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is known for their world-class vineyards but there is much more to these rolling green hills.
The bustling area attracts international investors and diplomats
A classic beauty draped along the ancient Danube River, Budapest is a vibrant capital city and one of Europe’s most populous. It’s a global center of art, architecture, fashion, politics and commerce that attracts an international crowd. The city is marked by 23 districts, with District V at the business, political and historical center of Budapest.
“District V makes up the heart of Budapest, the political, financial, commercial and tourist center of Hungary,” said Kornélia Pásztor of Engel & Völkers Budapest. “The name of the district is Belváros-Lipótváros (Inner City-Leopold Town), referring to the two historical neighborhoods located in the district. Leopold Town was established in the early 19th century, and became the political and financial center of Hungary in the early 20th century when theHungarian Parliament was built.”
“The District V neighborhood is a totally different market than the rest of the city,” said Daniel Toth, co-founder of Matthew & Daniel’s Realty Budapest. “There is a limited number of homes, and there are no empty plots available where you can build new buildings.”
Magical Hungarian villages in all parts of the country provide great opportunity for peaceful relaxation and immersion in culture and history.
Magyarorszagom.hu reports that it is not necessary to go abroad to experience magical things as Hungary is abundant in breathtaking sites that are worth a visit. In the following, you can get to know 5 Hungarian villages that must be visited at least once when you are in Hungary. Get ready for the journey!
Jósvafő is located in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, along the Jósva stream. It is around 65 kilometres away from Miskolc, exactly in the middle of the Aggtelek National Park. It has a more than 600-year-old history: it was 1st mentioned in 1272 when it was already named Ilsuafey that refers to “being located at the root of the stream”.
The village gives home to the Directorate of the Aggtelek National Park the karst formations and caves of which is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage since 1995.
Fertőrákos is located in Győr-Moson-Sopron county. It is outstanding among other Hungarian villages because of its rich historical and cultural background.
Buzzfeed wrote about why it is worth visiting Hungary, highlighting festivals, different cities and traditions, hungaricums
If you google Hungary or Budapest, you will find numerous travel journals, videos, articles written by foreigners, telling you why Hungary and the capital city is worth a trip. Buzzfeed did as well, highlighting festivals, different towns and traditions, hungaricums, also providing the reader with useful tips related to each item.
1 – BUDA CASTLE
It is no wonder the Buda Castle is featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list, as it is possibly the most beautiful combination in the world, consisting of the hillside, architecture and the Danube. Tip: try and visit the castle district after sundown, the lights are magical at those hours.
2 – HORTOBÁGY
Hortobágy is the most plain-like plain not only in the Hungarian Great Plain but whole Europe. It is worth visiting because of the beautiful sunsets, the traditional Hungarian wells, and because of the trick shows of the Hungarian cowboys (‘csikós’). Tip: Check out the Nine-holed Bridge, the symbol of Hortobágy.
Designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Hungarian capital are more popular among the curious than sites in Prague or Warsaw, according to a gauge of online behavior by Eurostat, the EUʼs statistics office.
Eurostat today reported on the experimental results of a major data pilot project which analyzed page views of Wikipedia articles in 31 languages, focusing on around 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world. The total number of page views was taken as a measure of the popularity of the sites.
World Heritage Sites in Budapest put the Hungarian capital in fifth place on the list of locations in the European Union, ahead of the historic centers of Prague and Warsaw, in sixth and ninth place, respectively.
The banks of River Seine topped the list of EU World Heritage Sites.
Intense excitement to see Hungary again engulfed me when I took Turkish Airlines from Manila to Istanbul.
With impeccable service, Wi-Fi availability, great food, and a chef-on-demand to boot, Turkish Airlines impressed me. Even if the flight lasted a bit longer, I did not complain. In fact, Turkish Airlines, because of my recent experience, would easily make it to my list of favorite airlines.
After our short connecting flight from Istanbul to Budapest, déjà vu kicked in at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport as I was there around the same time last year. That inexplicable feeling of excitement enveloped me once again because I was back in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The scenic drive by the Danube to our hotel, the Hilton Budapest, made my heart jump.
W Hotels has partnered with Qatar’s Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the hotel will be situated on the city’s most luxurious shopping street located directly across from the State Opera House.
Located in the heart of the city at Andrassy Avenue, also known as Budapest’s Champs-Elysees, the hotel will be housed in the impressive Drechsler Palace which will be fully renovated to bring the brand’s cutting-edge, contemporary design to life. W Budapest will feature 162 stylish guest rooms and suites, including one Extreme WOW, the brand’s lux-take on the Presidential Suite. The hotel will offer a restaurant and a destination bar, both as a place to mix and mingle.
Hungary’s capital city Budapest is often called the Paris of the East. Eager to discover it for myself, I booked a ticket and got ready to explore this beautiful city so rich in history and culture. My travel savvy step-sister joined for the adventure and we planned our short visit strategically. After a festive evening of Christmas markets and mulled wine, our morning was spent crossing from Pest to Buda. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is the first permanent bridge to connect both sides of the city via the Danube river.
From the end of Chain Bridge we rode the Buda Hill Funicular, in service since 1870 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All the way up to Buda Castle Hill we enjoyed stunning views of the city, with plenty of photo ops.
Your travel bucket list is about to get a lot longer.
DON’T GO ANOTHER DECADE WITHOUT SEEING THESE AMAZING PLACES
If you don’t have a travel bucket list, then it’s time to start building one. Life is short and the world is big, so why not plot out all the incredible destinations you’d love to see before you run out of time? We’ve compiled our top spots to visit before you turn 40, 50 and 60. That way, by the time you reach the years beyond those milestones, you’ll have made memories that last a lifetime. Grab your passport and get ready for an adventure!
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