All posts tagged: nature

Canada’s Maritime Provinces – Three Hidden Gems To The North!

A lot of people in the US, when planning holidays, will stay rigidly within the nation. They might hop across by a few states or all the way across the country. They may stay in their home state. Or others may take the very opposite approach and fly half-way across the world. A lot of people don’t take into account that there’s a very solid destination just to the North, in Canada. Perhaps because people describe Canada as “very solid”. That can’t help. The cliched vision of Canada as being somewhere reliable but unexciting has been allowed to persist for too long. The fact of the matter is that there is always something going on, the country itself is rich and varied. Each city has its own strong identity, from the French sophistication of Quebec to metropolitan Toronto. But if you want to see Canada in its untamed, most Canadian form, there’s fun to be had in its Maritime provinces. New Brunswick You could certainly refer to New Brunswick as being a province with plenty …

The Top Five Most Scenic Destinations For Nature Lovers

People travel for all kinds of different reasons. Some do it to learn about other cultures, some do it to try different cuisines, and some do it just because they really need a break! But, many people travel to see some of the beautiful natural features the world gave us. After all, if you went somewhere on holiday and all you ever saw was grey parking lots, you’d be a bit disappointed! Studies show that spending time in nature benefits us both mentally and physically. So, planning a nature-filled holiday could be the just the break you need. Here are the top five destinations for those who love the outdoors. Yosemite Yosemite National Park is perhaps one of the most famous sites in the whole of the US. It is for this reason that it is often laden with tourist tours, but don’t let that put you off! It’s popular for a reason, and that reason is over 3000 square kilometers of stunning scenery. If you’re feeling brave, embark on one of the many treks you …

Why The Kimberley is Australia’s Hidden Gem

Holidaying in Australia is something that really does reward the passionate traveler. Every country in the world has its attractions, but in Australia your wanderlust will be rewarded in spades. There is much to see and do in the cities, but for people who travel in the hope of seeing something remarkable, it’s once you step into the wilder country that things get special. If you aren’t Australian, then it can be easy to think of the country as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Outback. Easy, but unfair. The less beaten track deserves more than to be condensed just “the Outback”. One of its most remarkable areas, the Kimberley, is filled with delights you should definitely sample. If you are someone who appreciates natural beauty, then the Kimberley has everything. It’s one of those perfect holiday experiences. Listed below are some of the reasons you’ll never regret visiting. The Horizontal Waterfalls Nicknamed the “Horries”, these are a stunning natural phenomenon. Described by no less an authority than David Attenborough as one of the natural wonders …

Day 9 Part 4: Aphrodite Hills Resort & Aphrodite’s Rocks at Sunset

After our lunch at Kouklia Village we headed for Aphrodite Hills Resort. This place is huge and has tons of beautiful properties for sale and rent. One of the houses had a Libra sign on it, so I took photos of mum and Annnie in front of it since they are both libras. We also noticed a church on the way and stopped by to take some more photos. The church dates back to the 12th century. After our little tour of the Aphrodite Hills Resort, we enjoyed drinks on the sunset terrace upstairs. I ordered tea for my sore throat, which helped a bit. Our last stop of the day trip was stopping by Aphrodite’s Rocks at sunset to touch the rocks and make a wish. I found a couple of photos of Aphrodite’s Rocks from our earlier pass by stop that were in my camera so I’m adding those below. The sunset later was crazy cool. I made a video of it which is also below. VIDEO: Aphrodite’s Rocks VIDEO: Aphrodite’s Rocks VIDEO: Aphrodite’s Rocks Sunset Previous Posts: Day 1 – Night …

Why We Love Safaris And You Should Too!

Holidays are the perfect opportunity to see and experience things that you don’t have the chance to normally do in life, and there’s no better way to take yourself out of the ordinary than taking a safari. Here are some of the reasons why going on safari should be on your Bucket List. Once in a Lifetime Experiences One of the fundamental features of a great vacation is creating lifelong memories. What could be a better way to build those golden experiences than seeing beautiful animals in their natural habitats? In addition to that, you’ll get to see spectacular sunsets while also enjoying the extreme comfort of spending a few nights in a luxury lodge. What more could you ever want? The Weather Let’s face it, adverse weather conditions can throw a major spanner into the works. The whole world feels better when the sun is shining. You’re virtually guaranteed high levels of heat when travelling across Africa’s greatest safaris. It does, of course, mean that you’ll have to take extra care of your skin. But …

June in Florida – A Photo Essay

In 2008, I spent Spring Break camping in Florida and I loved it so much that I returned back the next year during summer. I drove down to Florida with my boyfriend at the time all the way from Ohio. If you love beautiful beaches you have to visit the Clearwater Beach area. This is the website I used at the time: http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com and it’s still my favorite website for this area. One place that’s not highlighted on the map is Fort de Soto park which should definitely be on your list. We stayed at the Madeira Beach KOA and rented a wooden lodge cabin. The campsite has a really great selection of all sorts of beautiful cabin lodges to choose from. There’s a nice swimming pool open all year round as well as a hot tub. We rented bikes and cycled the Pinellas Trail which can be reached directly from the campground. We kayaked the Long Bayou by the campground. They organize fun outdoor movie nights as well as other social events which ae a lot of fun. Since we had the car with us, we got …