Oahu, Hawaii

The first thing visitors to Oahu will notice is how welcoming the locals are. You see it in the movies and on the small screen, people being greeted off the plane with lei’s – well, it actually happens! Once you have your necklace of flowers you are set to enjoy the rest of your stay in the same welcoming and friendly manner.The third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to the state capital, Honolulu. It is also home to some of the best beaches in the whole of the United States. Read More..

 


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, often shortened to just Cabo, is located at the southernmost point of the Baja California Peninsula. Baja California is the long slim peninsula running down the west coast of Mexico. It is separated into 2 states, Baja California to the north and Baja California Sur to the south. Cabo is a popular place for American tourists due to its close proximity to cities such as San Diego and a few hours further north, Los Angeles.  Cabo San Lucas is a relaxing and friendly place to visit. Read More..

 


Menorca, Spain

As one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, Menorca appeals to tourists of all ages.  It is one of the Balearic Islands and belongs to Spain and is the smaller neighbour of Majorca.   While the permanent population is just under 100,000 people, the island can seem much busier, especially at peak holiday time. .  UNESCO has given the island biosphere reserve status and visitors will find that it is not as commercially developed as Majorca Read More..

 


Goa, India

Goa may be the smallest of the Indian states but that does not mean that it has less to offer.  On the contrary it is filled with attractions and beaches to suit every holiday maker.  Cities such as Panaji, Vasco de Gama and Ponda are ideal for those who want to find out more about Indian culture and for picking up a few bargains.  Tourists are able to explore the temples, the caves and waterfalls at Bicholim and see the influences of Portugal, as this part of the country used to be an overseas territory of that country. Read More..

 


Corsica, France

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean which is part of France.  It is just to the west of Italy and its neighbours include the Italian island of Sardinia.  It has the status of a French region and has been part of the country since the late 18th century.  However, the proximity to Italy means that the culture there is a blend of French and Italian.  It is known for being the birthplace of Napoleon. Read More..

 


Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos is a tiny gem of an island in the Northern Sporades that packs a whole lot of great things into a small space. The island is just 12km in length and 6 km wide but has over 60 beaches of varying sizes to enjoy.  Fans of the film ‘Mamma Mia’ might be interested to learn that several of the scenes were shot in Skiathos and its neighbouring island of Skopelos. The island only really has two seasons, summer and winter. Read More..

 


The Azores

The Azores is a group of islands which belong to Portugal but which are located in the middle of the Atlantic.  There is a group of 9 major islands and tourism and agriculture are the main industries.  The islands are formed from volcanic rock and attract thousands of tourists each year.  The culture of the islands varies as they were all settled at different times over the centuries.  This also applies to dialect and traditions. Read More..

 


Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro you will feel the atmosphere hit straight away. Once the nation’s capital, there is always a feeling of fun and laughter even when it isn’t time for a carnival. Unfortunately for Rio there is a reputation for violence, crime and extreme poverty in some areas that will put a lot of people off visiting. This is such as shame as the city has plenty to offer those who are willing to take a chance. Read More..

 


Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya can be found on the Gulf of Thailand, on the east coast.   It is one of the country’s leading holiday destinations and is becoming more and more popular with international tourists.   For a long time, this city was nothing more than a fishing village.  It was popularised as a holiday destination in the 1960s and since then has gone from strength to strength, with tourism forming the basis of the local economy. Read More..

 


Naples, Italy

Naples is one of the main cities in southern Italy and lies on the west coast.  The city is a popular destination for tourists and dates back to the 9th century when it was a Greek colony.   The city was important in the development of Roman society and the ruins of ancient civilisations can still be seen today.  Visitors will be able to view buildings with medieval architecture, Renaissance designs and Baroque styles. Read More..