Photo: Fangye Guangde
Picturesque scenery in Hongcun Village, Anhui (1/3)
Victorian-based surf photographer and videographer Jon Frank has been to some of the best locations in the world in a bid to capture his ethereal images of ocean waves.
Source: Wave-breaking music
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So close geographically, so far from the UAE in character. Louisa Wilkins spends a long weekend in Beirut
Source: 48 hours in Beirut
Photo: City of Beverly Hills
Beverly Mann wandered through centuries, marveling at the masterpieces of De Vinci, Michelangelo, Delacroix, Rafael and 18th-century Islamic artists — all while viewing a country landscape revealed through massive windows. She was encased in the new Louvre-Lens Museum in the former coal-mining town of Lens, situated just a little over an hour by high-speed train from Paris.
Source: Beyond Paris: Louvre-Lens and Pas-de-Calais, by Travel Writers
Want to travel off the beaten track to heritage sites? If you think of Peru but not Machu Picchu, Cambodia but not Angkor Wat, India but not the Golden Triangle, here are some choices for you.
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Western Australia offers plenty of surprises for those who make the journey. Helen Nicholson dives in for encounters with whale sharks and happy days in sunny Perth.
Source: Australia’s wild wild West: Whale sharks and wow factor on a land and sea adventure
Photo: Bob Krisl
Most people would fail to plot the Portuguese archipelago on a map but they’re missing out, says Stephanie Cross after she explores islands where the landscape veers from a desolate, dusty, black moonscape to every shade of green.
Source: Just my cup of tea: An island-hopping adventure in the very verdant Azores
Photo: Female First
Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque are just some of the stunning architectural styles adopted to build, restore and refurbish these castles. Here are 23 of Shabana Adam favourite fortresses in Europe…
Source: 23 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe
Photo credit: Arlene & Robin Karpan
Bold splashes of orange speckle the blue sky as countless Monarch butterflies fill the air and land on branches, logs, the ground and even on our heads and shoulders.
Source: Monarchs are Mexico’s other North American tourists | The Western Producer
FROM the minute you round the bend and catch a glimpse of the Daintree River, you know you are about to enter a very different world.
Source: Discovering Queensland’s World Heritage-listed wonders
Beyond the bikini-draped shores of Australia’s Gold Coast is a lush, subtropical wonderland of cascading waterfalls, bioluminescent mushrooms and rainforest retreats.
Source: Exploring Queensland’s rainforest hinterland
Photo: Janet Podolak
The sacred island of Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and his twin, Artemis, is in the middle of the Greek island group called the Cyclades, which is Greek for “circle.”
Source: Walk among 5,000 years of history on sacred Greek island of Delos (with video)
Photo: Guillermo Cervera
See New York Times list of destinations to visit, from No. 1 Rio to No. 46 Paris.
Source: The 46 Places to Go in 2013
Laurel Robbin’s hippo tour in iSimangaliso Wetland Park was one of the highlights of her trip to South Africa!iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning 280km of coast line.
Source: Up Close with Hippos in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa – Paperblog
India – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
The ‘heritage wing’ of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a railway enthusiast’s dream.
Sergiyev Posad is the closest to Moscow of all the ancient towns on the Golden Ring.
Source: Visiting Russia’s Orthodox mecca
“Absolutely everyone on my Kontiki Tour was heading to one place in Berlin: the Pergamon Museum which is the best Ancient Greek Museum in Europe,” said Despina Siolas, MD/Ph.D. “It is amazing how all the museums of Germany are East of the Brandenburg Bridge.”
Source: A Modern Tourist’s View of Pergamon Museum – Hellenic News of America