Barbados is a tiny little island in the outer reaches of the Caribbean region, and is in fact situated the farthest into the Atlantic Ocean than any other Caribbean nation. The island is just 166 square miles in size but home to 285,000 people, making it the most densely populated country in the Caribbean.
Have you ever seen thousands of animals crossing a river at the same time, or traveled so far from civilization that it made you forget all of the things that normally fill your thoughts? The best places to experience nature are those that have natural wonders not found elsewhere and are not overrun by tourists. These three top the list of any nature lover for must-visit locations.
Superbly positioned overlooking the sea, this glamorous Orient-Express landmark in Rio de Janeiro has been welcoming the rich and famous since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced here and the Rolling Stones tuned up in its grand salon before their concert on the beach.
Argentina is one of the fastest growing countries on the planet, largely due to the various amount of attractions and entertainment available in the area. While many tourists have often preferred to visit North America, mainly the United States and Canada, more and more travelers are beginning to visit Argentina on a regular basis. While …
The Hotel Fasano is located on Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Ipanema Beach, star designer Philippe Starck’s first hotel in Brazil pays homage to the golden age of bossa nova. Channeling the heyday of Jobim and Gilberto, the staff wears Ocimar Versolato–inspired uniforms.
You might think the Oktoberfest tradition was started in Germany at the hands of a few brew-happy folks looking to sell their hops-fueled beverages. On the contrary, the facts are, the very first event was held in celebration of a wedded union and beer wasn’t the main attraction. As Crown Prince Ludwig prepared to marry Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, locals were invited to the neighboring field (still called Theresienwiese in the bride’s honor) to join the party. Royal horse races closed the event, and it was the continuation of those races that really gave birth to Oktoberfest.
Getting to know Brazil’s second-largest city.
On Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio de Janeiro, “the Marvelous City.” Choro beats pulsate along the coastline, as volleyballs fly over beach nets and the sweet smell of caramelized popcorn lingers around food carts. As Brazil’s second-largest city, this vivacious seaside spot is bursting with energy and is waiting for you to visit.
Looking for an exciting and different vacation? An excuse to go somewhere you’ve never been and see something you’ve never seen? Or perhaps the chance to see a familiar place in a new way, from high above the earth? Hot air balloon festivals take place all around the world, and are the perfect way to spend a family vacation, especially if you’ve become bored with the average fare