Where to Go on Holiday in October

Where to Go on Holiday in October

Once October rolls around on the calendar, three-fourths of the year has gone. The children have started school and may need a break, and many schools offer a fall break or holiday in October. As adults, many are ready to take a break, using leftover vacation days before the end of the year gets crazy with holidays. Sometimes you want to take some time away from the growing cold in the Northern Hemisphere and go somewhere warmer or maybe you want to go somewhere with the fall colors in the leaves. Whatever your reason to go somewhere warmer, here are seven places to go on holiday in October.

Mauritius

With an average temperature of 27°C (81°F), shallow water, and white sand, Mauritius is a beautiful place to visit in October. From the water sports haven of Grand Baie to the relaxing and popular beach of Trou aux Biches, Mauritius offers plenty to do. Leaving behind the sandy beaches, there is also a beautiful, expansive jungle to explore. Reefs hold parrotfish, clowfish, trumpet, sea turtles, and dolphins while the Black River Gorges National Park is home to over 300 flowering plant species, and several adorable animals such as Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, and the Mauritian flying foxes. You could easily spend hours exploring Mauritius. For a bonus, beautiful Mauritius is budget-friendly, especially in October, making the island a wonderful holiday in the fall.

Japanese Alps, Japan

 

In Japan, October brings autumn colors to its Alps. With an average high temperature of 20°C (68°F), the cool temperatures bring perfect fall weather. The Japanese Alps are a stunning chain of mountains that are filled with beautiful hiking trails, jade-green lakes and rivers, and amazing views. High on the mountaintop, you will find huts that offer private rooms and bento box-style dinners. Near the Alps, you will also find spa towns offering outdoor and indoor hot-spring baths and fine-dining kaiseki dinners. The beautiful Japanese Alps are filled with red, yellow, and orange colors and it is a perfect time to visit the mountains.

Atacama Desert, Chile

With a mild 25°C (77°F) average high, Chile experiences a beautiful spring in October. As the world’s driest desert, the red canyons and sand dunes are perfect to drive around on and explore. The desert also holds geysers, steaming volcanoes, large salt flats, and hot springs. The desert has very little shade, making it perfect for stargazing (there is even an observatory). October is not a popular time to visit the Atacama Desert, so it’s a great time to visit without many other people being around. The Atacama Desert is a great place to visit in October.

Marseille, France

Perfect in October, Marseille, France is a cool 19°C (66°F). The beautiful city has a mixture of old world and new. The main port for all of France, you should visit the old port, Calanques National Park, MuCEM (a museum on the waterfront), and La Plaine and Noailles (two neighbors that offer a glimpse of day-to-day life in Marseille). The autumn weather in Marseille is perfect this time of year, as it is not too cold nor too warm to be outside for hours. Just exploring the oldest French city is a great way to spend a day. Marseille is an extraordinary October holiday destination.

Rome, Italy

October is the perfect time to visit Rome, Italy. From a 22°C (72°F) high in temperature to quieter streets, Rome is meant to be explored in autumn. The weather is very hot in the summer, and very busy too. The winter can get quite cold as well, so the perfect time is the fall, specifically October. You will be able to see all the ancient ruins, from the Colosseum to the Pantheon as well as the Trevi Fountain without many tourists blocking your view. The evening sun shines on the ancient architecture, as the buzz of the city moves around you. Rome’s atmosphere during this time is a mixture of welcoming and comforting, making it an amazing destination to visit in October.

Los Cabos, Mexico

Although beautiful at any time of year, Los Cabos in Mexico is best in October. The winter dry season is settling in, so you should not have many rainy days, and the average temperature is a warm 33°C (91°F), perfect for swimming in the ocean. In October, Los Cabos has fewer tourists, meaning your experience will be even more quiet and relaxing. From traditional charm to chic hotels with elite restaurants, Los Cabos offers something for everyone. Whether you spend all day at the beach or explore the two towns on the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos is a perfect October vacation.

Galapagos Islands

An exciting group of islands to visit year-round, the Galapagos Islands are a great October vacation spot. With an average high of 25°C (77°F), the mild temperatures during the islands’ dry season make the weather perfect for visiting. October also marks the end of peak season for fish and birds on the Galapagos Islands, so you will still be able to see all the amazing creatures that call the islands home. With little rain and warmer waters, October is also a great time to swim around and meet the marine life up close. For a unique October vacation, the Galapagos Islands are a great choice.

October is an amazing month to travel to many places throughout the world. Most cities and countries host fewer tourists during the month, so your experience will be more personalized. Additionally, these places offer their best weather in October, not too hot but not too cold, with little rain as well. Whether you choose to visit a warmer destination, such as Los Cabos, Mexico, and Mauritius, before the winter blues settle in, or see autumn in a new light in places such as the Japanese Alps and Marseille, France, October is a great month to travel in. These seven places are the best holidays to take in October, with beautiful weather and fewer people around.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Miami?

When is the Best Time to Visit Miami?

Miami, Florida is a beautiful and fun place to visit. With twelve months in a year, it can be hard to decide when to visit the city. From the weather to when most other tourists visit, there are several factors to consider when you plan to visit. This list will help you decide when is the best time to visit Miami, Florida for you. Make sure to consider everything from temperature to activities available.

Weather by Month

January
With an average high of 75°F (24°C) and an average low of 59°F (15°C), January is a great time to visit in terms of weather, because the weather is somewhat warm. There is an average of four days of rain in January, making the month dry. The ocean can be quite cool however at this time.

February
With an average high of 77°F (25°C) and an average low of 60°F (16°C),  February is a beautiful time to visit in terms of weather, because the weather is not too hot and not too cold, with the ocean starting to warm up. There is an average of four days of rain in February, making the month dry.

March
With an average high of 79°F (26°C) and an average low of 64°F (18°C), March is a stunning time to visit in terms of weather, because of the warm weather. There is an average of four days of rain in March, making the month dry.

April
With an average high of 82°F (28°C) and an average low of 68°F (20°C), April is starting to get warmer, and the beach is very comfortable.April has about four days rain, as the month is still in its dry season.

May
With an average high of 85°F (30°C) and an average low of 72°F (22°C), May is quite warm and can get above 90°F (32°C). Overall, the temperature is moderate, and the beach is very nice at this time of year.May has about seven days of rain and marks the last month of the dry season.

June
With an average high of 88°F (31°C) and an average low of 75°F (24°C), June can be very hot and humid. June marks the start of the hurricane season and has an average of eleven days of rain.

July
With an average high of 89°F (32°C) and an average low of 76°F (25°C), July is tied for the hottest month in Miami. Being hot and humid, the beach feels much cooler. July is in hurricane season and has about nine days of rain in the month.

August
With an average high of 89°F (32°C) and an average low of 77°F (25°C), August is one of the two hottest months in Miami. August is the middle of summer and hurricane season, making the month hot, humid, and with about eleven days of rain.

September
With an average high of 88°F (31°C) and an average low of 76°F (25°C), September marks the end of the summer season but is still humid and hot. With about eleven days of rain each month, September is in the middle of the hurricane season.

October
With an average high of 85°F (30°C) and an average low of 72°F (22°C), October is starting to cool down overall, though some days can still be hot.October has about eight days of rain each month, as it is still in hurricane season.

November
With an average high of 80°F (27°C) and an average low of 67°F (19°C), November is still warm, but much cooler than the summer months. November marks the end of hurricane season, with about 5 days of rain.

December
With an average high of 77°F (25°C) and an average low of 62°F (16°C), December is still warm but is one of the coolest months in Miami. December is the start of the dry season, with only about 4 days of rain in the month.

When to Travel to Miami

Children and Families
For families and their children, most of their travel is dictated by the school year. Most schools have a summer break from the end of May to the beginning of September. Many also have a week or two for a break in the spring (March or April) and in the fall (September or October). Christmas break is often in December until the start of January. During school breaks, you will find many families enjoying Miami, especially in the summer.

Young Adults
Most young adults come during spring break (March or April) or winter break (December and January) when they have time off together. During these times, you will tend to find more parties on and around the beach.

Best Time to Visit
January is a great time to visit, as work and school block many tourists from coming, and the weather can be warm. However, the ocean can be cold. September and October are also a great time to go, as it is the start of the off-season and the weather has started to cool down. The beach is still warm and there are fewer crowds from tourists. Both months are still in hurricane season, so be prepared for rain and potentially a hurricane.

Avoid If Possible
The summer months, especially June through August, are the busiest time of year, with many people coming to relax on the beach. The hot and humid weather can make some days miserable. The holiday months of November and December are also a very popular time to visit. Because the weather is warm, unlike the cold weather in northern states and countries, and many people can get time off due to the holidays, you will find many people flocking to Miami. Although these peak travel times are not a great time to travel to Miami, you can still enjoy the city if these are your only times to go.

Miami is a great and beautiful city to visit. Whether you go to warm up your winter or enjoy your spring break, Miami is one of the best vacation spots in the world. When deciding when to visit, consider the weather and temperature, and when people tend to visit. With this information, plan your best Miami vacation.

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Visit Barcelona Travel Guide 

Visit Barcelona Travel Guide

Barcelona is rated the number one city to visit in Spain. From the inspiring architecture, beautiful beaches, and amazing nightlife, it’s no wonder why Barcelona is so highly rated. As there is some much to do, here is a travel guide to help you plan your visit to Barcelona, Spain.

When to Visit

 

The best time to go is either early summer (May and June) or fall (September and October). This is when it is warm and pleasant, but not miserably hot. July and August are both hot and humid, and therefore not the best time to visit, especially because the cooler weather at the beaches will mean they are packed in the summer.

How Long to Visit
You can easily spend over a week in Barcelona, from exploring the city to relaxing on the beaches. Although you may not want to spend that much time, it would be recommended to spend 4 or 5 days in the city.

Traveling around Barcelona

The transportation around Barcelona is great. The public transportation network offers many options. The metro has eight lines and is cheap at €2.20 for a one-way ticket, and a pass for a T10 card, which gives ten rides, is available €10.20. You can also buy a tourist card that offers free unlimited public transportation, including for the airport, and some other benefits for several days. The pass is offered for a specific number of days ranging from 2 days to 5 days. Taxis can be a popular option, especially to and from the airport and are easy to find. The taxis are reasonably priced as well. Additionally, Barcelona is very walkable and bikeable, which is a free way to see the city.

Weather/Climate
In the winter months, from November to February, the average high is 57 F, the average low is 41 F, with an average precipitation of 1.5 in. March and April have an average high of 62 F, an average low of 45 F, and the average precipitation of 1.75 in. May and June have an average high of 77 F, an average low of 55.5 F, and average precipitation of 2.0 in. In July and August, the average high of 81.0 F, an average low of 62.5 F, and average precipitation of 1.6 in.In September and October, the average high is 74.0 F, the average low is 57 F, and the average precipitation is 3.40 in.

Language and Currency
Catalan is the main language spoken in Barcelona, but most residents also speak Spanish. If you are in a tourist area, you may also find many people who speak English as well. The currency in Barcelona is the Euro, which is accepted in Spain and 17 other European countries.

Traveler Tips
1. Cover Up for Religious Sites
At the various religious sites in Barcelona, including La Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral ask any visitors to cover up knees and shoulders. Make sure you cover up if you wish to visit these sites.

  1. Don’t Come in August
    Besides the hot and muggy weather being miserable, many locals use the month to travel to other areas of Spain or Europe to escape the city and the weather for a while. Even though this means fewer people in Barcelona, it also means many shops and restaurants are closed.

3.Timing is Different
Restaurants typically serve food a bit later; lunch is served from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PMand dinner is served from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Also, Many stores close in the afternoon. These lunchtime siestas are usually from 2 PM to 5 PM. Visiting Barcelona means being on a new schedule.

  1. Learn Basic Catalan Phrases
    Although you can find locals who speak English, learning a few basic phrases like hello (bon dia), thank you (merci), and goodbye (adéu)in Catalan canmake you feel like you are almost a local. This is because Catalan is the preferred language of the locals.
  2. Use Taxis, not Uber
    The ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are banned in Barcelona. However, it is much easier to hail a taxi in Barcelonaby using apps like Free Now and Cabify, which can send you a metered taxi to where you are. You can also take public transportation.

What to Eat

While in Barcelona, you will find both Mediterranean-infused Catalonian classics and traditional Spanish dishes. Some of the Spanish staples you should try includemanchego cheese, jamónibérico, potato omelet (tortilla española), cold soup (gazpacho), sauéed potatoes with spicy aioli (patatas bravas). Since you are in Catalonia, make sure to try the Catalan version of paella.The tapas are also very popular, a Spain original.

What to See

Barcelona Beaches
With some ofthe best urban beaches in the world, Barcelona beaches are beautiful. One of the most popular beaches is Platja Barcelona, which hosted the 1992 Olympics. Another popular beach is Barceloneta Beach, which offers lots of entertainment, like wind and kite surfing as well as fresh seafood eateries.

Barcelona Architecture
The architecture of Barcelona is one of its most well-known features. Antoni Gaudí is one of the most famous architects. He is responsible for designing Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló. Other famous styles include Gothic cathedrals and Roman walls. To explore the city better, try a free walking tour. The guided tours will give a great overview of the city, including the amazing architecture.

Barcelona Nightlife
The nightlife in Barcelona is legendary, with clubs and bars not becoming popular until late into the night and early into the morning. People also tend to dress up for the night, so make sure to have some nightlife outfits if you plan to go out. Drinks tend to be more affordable too.

Barcelona is a beautiful city with plenty to do. From architecture to nightlife, Barcelona has it all. This guide can help you figure out when to go, what the weather will be like, what to see, and what to eat. Do not forget about the traveler’s tips to make your trip even better. Enjoy the most popular city to visit in Spain, Barcelona.

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Travel Checklist for 2020: What You Need to Know

Travel Checklist for 2020: What You Need to Know

The year 2020 has been crazy. After several long months in quarantine, many are both ready and excited to get back out into the world and explore. However, this is a new environment in the world. One that is more cautious and can have more restrictions. If you are planning to take a trip in the remaining half of this year, whether it was recently planned or you had previously planned it, here are several tips and things you need to know about traveling in 2020.

Essentials
Most of the essentials have not changed too much. You still need travel documents such as a photo ID, passport, and visas for traveling to and through other countries, reservations, and bordering passes. Now, you will also most likely need at least one mask. Almost all airlines require you to wear a mask at the ticket counter, while boarding and deboarding, and during the flight. Most cities also require or highly recommend masks in public spaces as well. You can bring reusable and washable masks or disposable masks, but make sure you have enough for the entire trip (at least one per day) or have a way to wash the masks. Additionally, you will want to bring hand sanitizer, for when hand washing is not available, and disinfecting wipes, to clean surfaces you want to either make everything extra clean.

Pick the Right Bag
Picking the right bag is essential for travel. If you plan on backpacking around and staying in hostels, a largebackpack that is a carry-on, so it is easy to travel around. If you are not exploring and are instead staying in a larger city or a more “touristy” area, you can bring a wheeled bag, and four wheels are better for mobility. Depending on how long you are staying, taking a carry-on size is usually free, while checked bags have a fee. For a longer trip, like 7 to 10 days, you usually need a larger checked bag.

Packing List

Health
What you need to bring for this category will depend on what you may need in the plane, what is available to buy at your destination, and what you use. Be sure to pack any prescription medications (with copies of prescriptions) and an EpiPen if needed. Other types of medication include pain killers, like Tylenol and Advil, air sickness medication, like Dramamine, and allergy medication, like Claritin and Benadryl. Having some badges and Neosporin can also be great if you give yourself a small cut. Depending on where you go, mosquito nets and insect repellent may also be necessary. Do not forget the hand sanitizer!

Documents
Although there is little variation to what you need to bring, you only need a passport and visa if you are travel to or through other countries. A photo ID or driver’s license, as well as a passport, can be used as identification while traveling in one country. You should also pack tickets for transportation and activities if purchased ahead of time, boarding passes, health insurance cards, and student cards (to get student discounts at some locations).

Finance
Make sure to bring money with you. A credit card is great, as there is usually fraud protection with that. Debit cards work too, although you will need to be more careful. Cash, especially emergency money, is great if a location does not accept cards, and if something comes up and you must pay. If traveling outside the country, make sure to have the country’s currency or money to exchange for the currency. Do your research to know the approximate exchange rate as well as the general idea of how much things cost in the country.

Clothes and Toiletries
You should typically an outfit a day if you do not have access to laundry. You will probably need underwear, socks, belts, flip-flops (for beaches or pools), deodorant, a toothbrush with toothpaste, soap with shampoo and conditioner, and skincare products.

In Your Personal Bag
Your personal bag is a great place to put what you need on the plane. This can include snacks purchased beforehand (cheaper than at the airport), a water bottle that you can fill past security, sunglasses, phone, chargers, tablet or laptop, kindle or e-reader, magazines, or books, and headphones. You may also want a neck or travel pillow, earplugs, and gum.

General Tips for Travel in 2020

  1. Road Trip
    Due to the coronavirus, traveling in 2020 is not like it used to, with extra precautions causing delays and adding of requirements. Wearing a mask for several hours on a plane can get uncomfortable, and some may not want to be where hundreds and thousands of people travel and touch each day. Therefore, a road trip may be more ideal, as you can ride in your own car, without a mask, and still get to where you are going. You can even stop along the way. Consider a trip to National Parks, as the open space means more room for social distancing, and therefore no need for a mask.
  2. Travel Bans are in Place
    Although the world is slowly trying to heal from the virus, there are still places that are restricted. From the United States, the U.S. – Canadian border is still closed, and traveling to Mexico is at a Level 4 (worst level) advisory. Americans are not welcome into most of Europe at the moment, and even between states, like traveling to Hawaii, or traveling from hotspots to places such as New York, you may be asked to quarantine for two weeks before enjoying a vacation.

Although 2020 may not have been the year anyone planned, you can still have a good trip. Whether you take a road trip to explore your country or fly to some new location, it is a great way to break the quarantine blues, even if you plan one for next year. Make sure to bring masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes and know where you can and cannot travel to, including the two-week quarantine that would need to extend your vacation time. Get traveling with this 2020 travel checklist and tips.

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Exploring Japan: 10 Must-See Things to Do in Tokyo

Exploring Japan: 10 Must-See Things to Do in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan is a beautiful city with plenty to do. For many, their visit to Tokyo is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Determining what is the most important or exciting attraction or place to see and visit while you are there can be difficult. These 10 unmissable things to do in Tokyo, Japan will help you figure out what you should do while you are there.

1- Unique Restaurants and Cafés

Japan, especially Tokyo, is known for having uniquely themed restaurants and cafés. One of the most popular cafés is Kawaii Monster Café, which is filled with cute and colorful Kawaii interior art and serves Instagram-worthy rainbow-coloreddishes. Another popular themed restaurant is the Robot Restaurant. This restaurant offers a crazy, flashy robot show filled with neon lights and high-tech machines. The Robot Restaurant is an amazing futuristic restaurant in Tokyo. The Maid Café is another popular café experience, where the waitress, dressed in maid outfits, serve you fun and colorful food and drinks. While exploring Tokyo, visiting a uniquely themed restaurantsuch as the Kawaii Monster Café, the Maid Café, and the Robot Restaurant is a must-do.

2- MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM – teamLab BorderlessThe uniqueness of the high-tech MORI Building DIGITAL ART

MUSEUM is a must-see in Tokyo. The museum is the first digital art museum, opening in 2018, had has become increasingly popular among tourists. From artwork projecting on walls and floors to interactive art with the latest technology. Light, sound, and movement reflect how you move and what you touch. The MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM is a beautiful and inspirational museum for amazing photos and is an unmissable attraction in Tokyo.

3- Senso-ji

As Tokyo’s oldest temple, Senso-ji is in the historic center of Tokyo in the neighborhood of Asakusa. The temple, in classical style, transports you back to historical Tokyo, with the iconic red lantern and Nakamise shopping street that lines the path to Senso-ji. Nearby is also Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. The atmosphere in Asakusa is welcoming, while you experience Japanese culture. Visiting Senso-ji and the Asakusa neighborhood is a must-see while you explore Tokyo.

4- Shibuya Crossing

Although it may look chaotic, the Shibuya Crossing is the busiest in the world, safely moving half a million people every day. The crisscross crossing is an iconic symbol of Tokyo. From the flashing advertisements on the giant screens to the thousands of people moving every which way, Shibuya Crossing is somehow soothing and beautiful, even with all the chaos. Dusk is the best time to view the crossing, which also has hundreds of stores are restaurants in the area. Shibuya Crossing is a must-see and must-do experience when visiting Tokyo.

5- Tsukiji& Toyosu Fish Market

Tokyo is well-known for its sushi, and the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market is the best place to try some. Although the world’s largest fish market has been split since 2018 into two locations, Tsukiji and Toyosu. Most of the original inner market, including the sushi, the famous tuna auction, and the live fish sales, can be found at the Toyosu Fish Market. Meanwhile, Tsukiji Fish Market has all the street food stalls offering everything from uni sandwiches to seared tuna. BothTsukiji and Toyosu Fish markets are an unmissable part of Toyko.

6- Tokyo Tower

The original tower in Tokyo, this bright red and white, Eiffel Tower-inspiredtower has served as the symbol of the city. Under the tower sits a building with museums, restaurants, and shops, and above are two observation decks, one at 150 meters (490 feet) and one at 250 meters (819 feet). Although no longer as popular because of the newer Tokyo Skytree, the Tokyo Tower remains a bright and beautiful symbol. Visiting the iconic Tokyo Tower is an unmissable activity in Tokyo.

7- Rental Go-Kart

If you have ever wanted to join a real-life Mario Kart race, Tokyo offers it. Rent a go-kart and race around the city. As long as you have either a Japanese or international driving license, you can drive throughout Tokyo in a character costume like you are in a video game. This unique go-karting experience is only available in Tokyo, so make sure to try racing while exploring Japan.

8- Enjoy the Best Ramen at Shinjuku

Ramen, perhaps the most popular dish for tourists to try, can be found all over in Tokyo. The Shinjuku area, in particular, has over 300 Ramen restaurants. With so many restaurants in one small area, the Ramen is top quality in Shinjuku. You can find everything from Ichiran to Halal Ramen to Tsukemen. For the best Ramen in Tokyo, the Shinjuku region offers amazing food and is a must-try while in Tokyo.

9- Ueno Park

From museums to a zoo to historical monuments, Ueno Park is a beautiful park in Tokyo. The massive park is filled with cherry blossoms, making it very popular during the cherry blossom festival. Explore the park from the lake to the Tokyo National Museum, which is the most popular art museum in the city. With so much to see and explore, you can easily spend an entire day in Ueno Park. This beautiful park is a must-see while visiting and exploring Tokyo, Japan.

10- Tokyo Skytree

Standing at 634 meters (2,080 feet) tall, the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in the world. The observation deck shows stunning 360-degree views of Tokyo, including Mount Fuji on a clear day. The tower also features a restaurant 345 meters (1,130 feet) up in the tower, as well as a café and a shop. Tokyo Skytree opened in 2013 and has been a popular destination ever since. To see amazing views in the tallest tower, the Tokyo Skytree is a must-see thing in Tokyo.

Tokyo is a beautiful and unique city in Japan. From Ueno Park to Senso-ji, there are many unmissable things to do and explore. Whether you try the Ramen at Shinjuku or watch the live fish auctions at Toyosu, Tokyo is the perfect place to visit. These ten places and attractions are the must-see things to do while visiting Tokyo, Japan.

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Explore the Seven Wonders of the World

Explore the Seven Wonders of the World

Although there have been many lists of the Seven Wonders of the World, the first list (now called the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) was created between 484 and 240 BC by the historian Herodotus and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene. As all but one of those wonders is now destroyed, other lists have been created. The Seven Wonders of the World for you to explore are considered the new wonders and were announced in 2007 after being voted on from 200 monuments. These seven wonders, including an honorary candidate, are considered the best monuments in the world and are perfect to explore.

Great Wall of China

Since the 7th century BC, the Great Wall of China has been standing tall for thousands of years. Originally built of rammed earth, stones, and wood, the Ming Dynasty rebuilt the Great Wall with tiles, lime, and stone. This incredible wall spans over 20,000 kilometers (12,500 miles) and withstands thousands of visitors every year. The stairs can be incredibly steep, but the view once on the wall is stunning. Your view includes gorgeous mountains and plenty of greenery surrounds the wall on each side. Although the wall once defended China from northern invaders, the Great Wall of China is now a stunning new wonder of the world.

Petra

Located in Jordan, Petra, or the Rose City of Petra, was constructed in 100 BC. Petra was built into the red stone rocks that surrounded the area. The intricately carved buildings provided relief from the heat of the desert. Although some of the buildings have been destroyed or damaged from erosion and floodwater, many of the original tombs, temples, and an amphitheater. The city was once an important trading hub for Middle Eastern and Asian traders, and due to its overall good condition, is one of the best archaeological sites in the world. Petra is a beautiful new wonder of the world to explore.

Christ the Redeemer

The Christ the Redeemer statue opened in 1931 in Brazil. Standing at a massive 38 meters (98 feet) on the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro as a cultural icon. The statue’s wide-open warms welcome all who come to see him. The hike to reach the Christ the Redeemer statue is beautiful, offering breathtaking views of Rio down below. The Christ the Redeemer stands a symbol of Christianity as an awe-inspiring new wonder of the world.

Machu Picchu

A 15th century Inca citadel in Peru, Machu Picchu has three primary structures, the Temple of the Sun, the Room of the Three Windows, and the Intihuatana. Built in the unique Inca style with dry-stone walls, it was originally abandoned during the Spanish conquest. Machu Picchu was built on top of a mountain, 2,430 meters (7,900 feet) above sea level, offering sweeping views of the valley below. The beautiful ruins were rediscovered in 1911 and have been highly visited ever since. Machu Picchu is a new wonder of the world that should be visited.

Chichen Itza

Built by the Maya people in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, Chichen Itza was once a large city. One of the most notable features of the archaeological site, El Castillo (the Temple of Kukulkan), stands at 30 meters (98 feet) tall. The temple has a unique shape with nine terraces and a stairway on each side of the pyramid. The incredible stonework and artistry cannot be ignored. Other famous structures in Chichen Itza include the Castle, the ballgame court, and the Temple of the Tigers. Chichen Itza is a beautiful and stunning ancient city with amazing structures that complete the new wonder of the world.

Colosseum

Completed in 80 AD in Rome, Italy, the Colosseum is built out ofvolcanic rock, limestone, and concrete from in the area. As the largest amphitheater when built, the Colosseum held between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, who would watch the bloodshed and violence inside. Although the structure itself is beautiful, it once held bloody fights and represents the cruel in power. Two-thirds of the original Colosseum has been destroyed from disrepair, but what remains of the massive structure is still just as stunning. The Colosseum, as a new wonder of the world, represents both beauty and heartache.

Taj Mahal

In Agra, India, and completed in 1648 AD, the Taj Mahal, or the Crown of the Palace, is a stunning ivory-white marble mausoleum built to house the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. The beautiful and impressive tomb and gardens attract between 7 and 8 million visitors each year for good reason. From the symmetrical layout to the pristine reflecting pool, the Taj Mahal was built to perfection. A universally admired masterpiece and a jewel of India, the Taj Mahal is a gorgeously manicured new wonder of the world.

Great Pyramid of Giza (Honorary)

Although not originally voted as a new wonder of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the only remaining monument that was included in the original seven wonders of the world. The Great Pyramid of Giza is named an honorary new wonder for its awe-inspiring beauty as the world’s oldest tourist attraction in the world. For thousands of years, the Great Pyramid of Giza has stood the test of time. The pyramids were built over 20 years with over 2.5 million limestone blocks. Although not an official new wonder of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a gorgeous and large honorary wonder.

The new Seven Wonders of the World list, created in 2007, offers a glimpse into the beauty of the world created by the people who have and continue to live here. From the Colosseum in Rome to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, to the Taj Mahal in India, to the Great Wall of China, these seven wonders are a stunning reminder of great success mixed with destruction and violence. Even the honorary mention on the list of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Visiting and exploring these amazing seven wonders is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows you to see and appreciate the beautiful world around you.

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Cheap Hourly Motels Near Me-For Your Ultimate Relaxation 

Cheap Hourly Motels Near Me-For Your Ultimate Relaxation 

Every travel-lover wants to treat him/her with a touch of comfort that endures your budget. So, take a stretched break for a moment of genuine acquittal from your tedious journey.

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Cheap hourly motels near me: For your ultimate relaxation 

Before going to the whole details we are inviting you to have a glimpse of lists cheap hourly motels near you:

  • Courtyard New York Manhattan/Time Square
  • Hampton Inn Times Square Central
  • Westin New York at Times Square
  • New York MarriotMarquis
  • Millennium Premier Times Square
  • Millennium Times Square New York

Now in this writing cheap hourly motel near me, we will take the view of how all these listed motels will suit you according to your desire and budget.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Time Square-Cheap hourly motels near me

This motel is situated at the core of New York’s Fashion District. It can take only j ¾ minutes’ walk from Times Square where you will get free Wi-Fi and café for gearing up your mood instantly.

The updated rooms at Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square include-

Ø  A flat-screen cable TV with the channel set with HBO

Ø  and an iPod curtailing station

Ø  A tea/coffee maker,

Ø  A work-desk

For one night it will cost around 190$.

 Hampton Inn Times Square Central-Cheap hourly motels near me

It is in New York City. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi access. And if you arrive early in the morning, you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

The modern rooms in Hampton Inn include:

Ø  A flat-screen TV

Ø  Coffee Maker

Ø  Facilities of ironing

Ø  Including a hairdryer

Ø  Private Closet with free toiletries

Ø  Also a desk with a laptop safe

Ø  Radio

For one night stay the cost may vary according to your room type selection from 125$-190$.

Westin New York at Times Square

If you want to stay in the center of the city you may choose this one. It is situated in Times Square. If you want to put extra luxury with relaxation in your travel, you can choose this one.

The wonderful rooms if this hotel includes:

Ø  a flat-screen TV a

Ø  An iPod docking station

Ø  a coffee maker

You can also enjoy the soothing Bar 10 lounge that offers drinks and light by fare every evening. The cost for one night starts at 212$.

New York Marriot Marquis

This is also a little bit high ranged hotel situated in Times Square. It has complimentary Wi-Fi and onsite dining offers.

The luxurious rooms include:

Ø  Marriott’s signature bedding

Ø  Marble lavatories

Ø  A flat-screen TV with Netflix

Ø  iPod clock radios,

Ø  Phones

Ø  Coffee and tea facilities

Ø  safe iron boards for ironing

Here, for one-night stay price ranged from 143$-254$

Millennium Premier Times Square-Cheap hourly motels near me  

It is positioned a few steps away from Times Square. Like the other hotels, it also offers free Wi-Fi access and 24-hour caretaker services. This also sorts an on-site restaurant and a fitness centre by fare. And if you arrive early in the morning, you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

The fine rooms include:

Ø  Private lavatories with a bathrobe, free toiletries

Ø  Streaming services

Ø  A safety deposit box

Ø  Amenities of ironing

Ø  Meeting facilities

Ø  A couch, laptop safe and radio

Ø  For one night stay the price is ranged from 1394-219$.

 Millennium Times Square New York-Cheap hourly motels near me

This hotel is also positioned at the heart of Times Square. Few guestrooms are set with floor-to-ceiling windows and will give you extensive views of the New York City horizon.

It has the courtesy of a continental breakfast. It is from 7:00 to 10:00 every morning.

The updated rooms include:

Ø  Free toiletries

Ø  Ironing facilities

Ø  Hairdryer

Ø  Clothes rack

Ø  Socket close to the bed

Ø  Alarm clock

The cost for one night starts from 110$ to 269$.

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24 Hours in Paris, France

24 Hours in Paris, France

The city of Paris is an amazing, romantic city known for its culture, people, and food. Although you can easily spend days in Paris, sometimes you do not have the option to spend more than 1 day, or 24 hours, in the city. Maybe you are traveling through Europe and are trying to visit as many cities as possible, or maybe you scheduled a 24-hour layover and want to see as much as you can. Whatever the reason for your short stay, here are several things to do to consider while planning your 24 hours in Paris, France.

Morning
Start your morning off right with a delicious breakfast from Le Notre Dame café, which overlooks the Norte Dame Cathedral or any local bakery/boulangerie offering delicious croissants. Once you finish your breakfast, head out to explore the city. Walking around Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter are a great way to start exploring the city. Here are two nearby attractions to visit.

  1. Notre Dame Cathedral
    You are already eating breakfast by the cathedral, so why not go enjoy it? This amazing Gothic-style cathedral is one of the most stunning and elaborate cathedrals in the world. Arriving earlier in the morning will ensure you avoid the crowds so you can truly experience the wonders of the cathedral from within. Even if you do not enter the Notre Dame Cathedral, walking around in the beautiful rear gardens provides an extraordinary view of the flying buttresses as well. The Norte Dame Cathedral is a perfect way to start your day.
  2. Sainte-Chapelle
    With 15 towering stained glass windows and a kaleidoscopic rose window, the Sainte-Chapelle should be explored both inside and out. Described as the “jewel of the Rayonnant Gothic period”, the Saint-Chapelle was built in the 13th century and may have some of the most iconic stained glass windows in the world. From golden accents to a 19th-century spire, this chapel is a beautiful way to create a deeper appreciation for Paris architecture to start your day off right.

Afternoon
Now that you’ve spent several hours exploring, it’s time to eat lunch. Try a meal at Le Fumoir or Le Café Marly near the Louvre to enjoy an authentic French lunch at a café. Once you finish your lunch, it’s time to continue to explore Paris, starting in Louvre-Tuileries as well as walking along the Seine River. Here are two places you should visit in the area.

  1. Louvre Museum
    Potentially the most well-known museum in the world, the Louvre Museum is the largest museum on Earth. Due to its size, there is no way you could see it all in 24 hours (as it would take 100 days to see everything on the grounds), but that leaves a unique experience for every visit. One of the most famous, must-see exhibits is the Mona Lisa. While exploring the Louvre, make sure to walk around the Tuileries Gardens which are gorgeous, meticulously manicured gardens.
  2. Arc de Triomphe
    Taking 30 years to build, the Arc de Triomphe or the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of Paris’s most iconic monuments. The parade for National French Day/Bastille Day starts at the arch. The massive arch sits at 164 feet (50 meters) high and 148 feet (45 meters) wide. This iconic structure is a great photo opportunity. Additionally, the Arc de Triomphe has amazing details in the architecture. From beautifully sculptures to elegant accents, there is so much to see on the arch. The Arc de Triomphe is a perfect way to spend part of an afternoon.

Night
When you are ready to grab dinner, Paris has plenty of delicious food options to choose from. In the Eiffel area, there is plenty of restaurants. One of the most famous restaurants is the Jules Verne, which is on top of the Eiffel Tower and offers a stunning view. Another place to eat is Divellec. With colorful décor and delicious seafood, it is a great place to eat dinner. After you are done, enjoy this area of Paris.

  1. Eiffel Tower
    The Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark in Paris, standing at 984 feet (300 meters), the Eiffel Tower is the number one attraction you must visit. Whether you take pictures and admire from afar or climb the tower to see amazing views of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a great place to visit. From the top, you can watch the sunset and watch the city lights twinkle in the night sky. Visiting the Eiffel Tower is a great way to end your day.
  2. River Seine
    The River Seine, or Seine River,cuts through Paris and sits behind the iconic Eiffel Tower. You can stroll along the river, take one of the many bridges across, or take a relaxing river cruise. You may even want to visit Pont Des Arts, which offers amazing views of the surrounding areas and is known for the padlocks couples would lock on the bridge before the key was thrown into the river below. A river cruise at night can also be spectacular as you view the city lights from the river’s level. Although maybe not the most visited, the River Seine is a great place to spend an evening.

After your night, you will probably need to head back to the hotel or wherever you are staying for a good night’s rest. If you still have the energy or are not leaving first thing in the morning, try some of the nightlife. Many of the cafés offer late-night drinks late into the night and early into the next morning. The nightlife of Paris is one of the most unique things about the city.

Paris, France has plenty to do and see. Although you could spend an entire week and still not do everything, sometimes you do not have the time. If you are spending only 24 hours in Paris, this plan will give you a taste of what the city has to offer. From morning until night, make sure to enjoy your stay in Paris!

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24 Hours in Amsterdam

Whether it’s because of a layover or a short stop on a European tour, its not always feasible to spend days in Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands. As you could find plenty to do over a week, it can be difficult to decide what is most important to do for one day. Luckily, the compactness of the city lends itself to get around quickly to see many attractions and places in one day, especially due to the very accessible public transportation. Also, most locals speak English as well, which will help you find your way around the city. If you are spending 24 hours in Amsterdam, Netherlands, here are some ideas to spend your day.

Morning
Start your morning by purchasing a 24-hour OV-Chip card. This contactless card will allow you to travel on the trams, trains, and buses for the entire day with ease. For breakfast, de Pijp is the place to start. Try Omelegg, an egg restaurant specializing in omelets, but also offering eggs and croissants at two different locations in Amsterdam. Another breakfast option is Lunchcafé Bozz and Little Collins. After breakfast, try one of these two amazing museums.

  1. The Rijksmuseum
    Ranked as one of the best museums in the world, The Rijksmuseum holds paintings from the Old Dutch Masters (ODM) such as the Portrait of a Couple and The Milkmaid, as well as classics such as The Night Watch by Rembrandt and a self-portrait of Van Gogh (by Van Gogh of course). It also houses unique, Dutch-style blue and white porcelain as well as the Dollhouse Murders, which are insanely detailed dollhouses. The Rijksmuseum houses over 8,000 objects showcasing 800 years of Dutch history, making it a great way to learn more and appreciate Amsterdam from an artist’s perspective.
  2. Dam Square & The Palace
    As one of the most famous and central areas in the city, Dam Square is characterizedby the giant National Monument that reaches 22 meters into the sky. On the other side of the square sits the beautiful Royal Palace, which opened during the Netherlands “Golden Age” in 1655 as the town hall for Amsterdam. The buzzing city square will give you a good idea of Amsterdam while being able to people-watch. If you want a snack, many shops offer amazing, authentic Dutch Fries. Then head around the square and admire the historical architecture of the city, including the intricate stonework of the Palace.

Afternoon
Now as it’s lunchtime, head to Nesico in Oosterpark. The park, designed in 1981, was the first large park in Amsterdam. The café, Nesico, is located in the Generator Hostel but is open to the public. The locals usually recommend the stonebaked pizzas and infamous Gen Burgers and Nesico. Other options for lunch include Louie Louie and De Biertuin. After lunch, visit one of these two amazing shopping experiences.

  1. Waterlooplein Market
    Right along the canal, The Waterlooplein Market is one of the biggest markets in Amsterdam. Since 1885, the market offers a mixture of goods that has evolved over the years. Now, you will find a mix of clothes and flea market, with ‘XXX’ t-shirts, tulip bulbs, and Dutch cheese wheels all available. You can also find plenty of vintage items at the Waterlooplein Market, including books, art, and bikes. If you need a snack, several stalls also offer food. The Waterlooplein Market is not to be missed while in Amsterdam.
  2. Kalverstraat Pedestrian Shopping Avenue
    Filled with popular name-brand stores including Stradivarius, bookstores, and H&M, Kalverstraat has plenty of shops to explore. Additionally, you will usually find Dutch street organists playing music on brightly colored organs as they try to attract a crowd. On Sundays, you will also find a vintage market in the squares offering tiny Dutch trinkets to historical marketing posters. The best English bookstore in the city, American Book Center, is down a side street if you are looking for a great book! The hustle and bustle of people around you will remind you that you are in the city of Amsterdam.

Night
There are plenty of options to eat dinner. One restaurant is Café de Klos, which offers amazing ribs and other assortments of meats. Although the restaurant is small, the Dutch food available at Café de Klos is not to be missed. Other great optionsinclude De Kas, which have their greenhouse on-site offering fresh ingredients, and The Seafood Bar, which offers high-quality seafood. After a delicious dinner, head out for a look at gorgeous Amsterdam at night at these two great places.

  1. A’DAM Lookout
    As one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers, the A’DAM Lookout offers amazing views of the sunset as well as the sparkling lights of Amsterdam at night. You will be greeted with 360-degree views of the city as well as two restaurants, a rotating one on the 19th floor, and a sky bar on the 20th. If you are feeling adventurous, ride the “Over the Edge” swing at the top of the building, the highest swing in Europe. The breathtaking views in the A’DAM Lookout are the perfect way to spend your night in Amsterdam.
  2. Canal Cruise Tour
    The canal cruise tour offers a unique look at Amsterdam from the canal level. Whether you do a hop-on/hop-off 24-hour tour, a pizza dinner cruise, or a quick, 1-hour tour, being on the canal will give you a unique perspective on the city. Seeing the architecture at night, with sparkling lights, is beautiful. Plus, you will have a guide to tell you all you desire about the buildings that line the canal. It’s a perfect way to end an evening in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, Netherlands offers plenty to see and do, and this itinerary only touches some of the most famous and interesting activities. However, if you only have 24 hours to spend in the city, these are some of the places you should visit (and should be able to get into with short notice). The beautiful city of Amsterdam awaits, even if it’s just for a day.

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