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Parasailing in Cozumel: An Unforgettable & Fun Adventure

Parasailing in Cozumel is an exhilarating experience that promises fun and excitement for adventurers of all ages. From the moment you take to the skies until you gently descend back to the boat, parasailing offers a unique perspective on Cozumel’s stunning coastline and azure waters.

In this post, we’ll explore just how fun parasailing in Cozumel can be, highlighting the exhilaration, awe-inspiring views, and unforgettable memories that await.

Exhilarating Heights and Sensations

One of the most exhilarating aspects of parasailing in Cozumel is the sensation of soaring high above the Caribbean Sea. As the boat speeds up and the parasail catches the wind, you’ll feel yourself lifted off the deck and into the air, experiencing a rush of adrenaline and excitement like no other.

The feeling of weightlessness and freedom as you glide effortlessly above the water is truly exhilarating, providing a sense of thrill and adventure that few other activities can match.

Breathtaking Views of Cozumel

From your vantage point high above the water, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Cozumel’s coastline and surrounding scenery. The crystal-clear waters below reveal vibrant coral reefs, sandy beaches, and colorful marine life, while the lush greenery of the island’s interior stretches out in every direction.

Whether you’re admiring the iconic lighthouse at Punta Sur, marveling at the rugged cliffs of the eastern coastline, or simply taking in the beauty of the Caribbean Sea, the views from above are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Sense of Freedom and Serenity

Parasailing in Cozumel offers a unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience a sense of freedom and serenity like never before. As you soar through the sky, surrounded by nothing but open air and endless horizons, you’ll feel a profound sense of peace and tranquility wash over you.

The stresses and worries of the world below fade away, replaced by a feeling of calm and contentment as you float weightlessly above the water.

Safe and Enjoyable Experience

One of the reasons parasailing in Cozumel is so much fun is because it’s a safe and enjoyable activity suitable for people of all ages and experience levels. Experienced guides oversee each parasailing excursion, ensuring that all equipment is properly maintained and that safety protocols are followed.

Whether you’re a first-time parasailer or a seasoned pro, you can relax and enjoy the experience knowing that you’re in good hands and that your safety is the top priority.

Unforgettable Memories with Loved Ones

Parasailing in Cozumel is not only fun but also offers an opportunity to create unforgettable memories with loved ones. Whether you’re parasailing solo, with a partner, or with a group of friends or family members, the shared experience of soaring through the sky together creates bonds and connections that last a lifetime.

From laughter and excitement to awe and wonder, parasailing in Cozumel is sure to be a highlight of your vacation and a memory you’ll cherish for years to come.

Conclusion

In conclusion, parasailing in Cozumel is an incredibly fun and memorable experience that offers thrills, excitement, and breathtaking views of the island’s coastline and surroundings. From the exhilaration of soaring high above the water to the sense of freedom and serenity that comes with floating weightlessly through the sky, parasailing in Cozumel is an adventure like no other.

Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping thrills or simply looking to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean Sea from a new perspective, parasailing in Cozumel promises an unforgettable experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come.

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5 Terrifying Tales Of Isolated Islands

Isolated and dejected, you might think only you feel that way. But there are several islands around the world going through the same feeling.

There are bone-chilling tales about the islands which are off-limits to visitors. If you are daring enough, set your sails to the hauntingly mysterious islands which have a lot of secrets to bare.

NORTH BROTHER ISLAND

On a warm sunny morning, the members of the St Mark Lutheran’s Evangelical Church were ready to enjoy a picnic. They boarded a ship General Slocum to make their way from Lower East side to Eaton’s Neck. But they did not know that it was the last trip they would ever make.

Flames engulfed the entire ship, turning the smiles into tears. Hence, The captain had no choice but to steer the ship to nearby North Brother Island.

Here a thousand corpses lay, mangled and burnt. And those who did not make it to the shore died drowning in the dark waters without any life support. Till this day, General Slocum rots beneath the ominous waters near North Brother Island.

SOLOVKI

Monks and monasteries are peaceful places where the most troubled soul can attain peace. When monks settled in Solovki islands, that was the way. But change was soon coming to the island.

The Soviet Union made the island into a prison. Those who guilty of theft, murder, blasphemy spent their life in isolation and torture.

Ivan the Terrible sent 400 prisoners every year. He sentenced convicts who fought against him in Russian civil war.

By the end of the 1890s, the monastery had become a nightmare. Chopped heads, bodies hanging from sea hooks, frozen prisoners – and many horrifying tortures took place in Solovki.

If you still think all Islands are white sands and palm trees, think again!

TIBURON ISLAND

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Tom Grindell was an Arizonian Prospector inquisitive about the Tiburon Island. He made a team of four people, including him to discover the unknown frontiers of Tiburon.

On June 10th, 1905 they set the sails to the island. But their families never saw them again. Tom Grindell’s brother Edward wanted to know what went wrong with his brother. So, he set off to the island.

The locals told him that Seri killed a group of Americans. He only found hands tied to stakes, around dance rings. His brother and team became the victim of Seri tribe, who inhabit the land.

They are a bunch of cannibals who feed like wild animals. They do killing and pillage just for giggles. Mexican government once tried to civilize them, but whether it bore results, nobody knows.

NAZINO CANNIBAL ISLANDS

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The gruesome scenes you watch in movies is nothing compared to what happened in another cannibal island Nazino islands.

In 1933 Nazino Island saw 6200 people dropped off here. They had nothing more than raw flour. After ten days of starvation and death by contaminated water, people started feasting on each other. Nazino island earned its new name “Cannibal Island.”

SOROK ISLAND

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Like all above-mentioned islands, Sorok Island is now accessible. But the beauty and restoration does not hide the agonizing past.

Sorok Island was once a leper colony. Those who contracted the disease became objects of the experiment for the scientists who studied the disease. Their disease became their curse. Days after days they worked like slaves, with little to eat.

Oppressed by the overseers and not allowed to cross the island. Finally, in 2007, a bridge was built which connects the mainland to the Sorok Island.

5 Best Underwater Adventures in the World

Life underwater is an entirely different realm of exquisite and out-of-this-world beauty. If you are fascinated by the vigor that colors bring, then underwater adventures should be on your bucket list.

I mean on top of everything on your bucket list! There is just no way you should miss an underwater adventure; it’s going to be like missing half your life for crying out loud!

Okay, I don’t mean to sound overly dramatic but it’s true. An underwater experience will change your perception of marine creatures and you may never be the same again.

The ocean is the topmost element we take for granted day by day but it’s funny that humans act this way because our Planet Earth is composed of 70% water.

Can you imagine an entirely different world living underneath us?

If you want to open your eyes to a magnificent underwater empire, check out these top 5 best underwater adventures in the world.

1. Swimming with Whale sharks in Cancun, Mexico

The whale sharks are one of the largest and most docile marine inhabitants that feed on planktons, krill, or anchovies. So there’s no need to fear these gentle giants.

Cancun is one of the best places to see free-roaming whale sharks because it’s known for the world’s second largest barrier reef. The best time to visit is between mid-June and August where the whale sharks elegantly glide in the water.

But please, keep your hands to yourself because they have a strict “NO TOUCHING” rule.

2. Scuba Dive at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Do you want to know an interesting fact? The Great Barrier Reef is the largest and healthiest coral reef in the world.

Because of its size, it’s can be seen in outer space! I don’t even have to mention all the various underwater creatures you’ll see, the abundance of 2,900 individual reefs and 300 coral cays says it all. You can expect a bio-diversified diving experience!

3. Cage Diving with Great White Sharks in Shark Alley, South Africa

South Africa is home to a number of great white sharks and ‘Shark Alley’ is one of the popular choices to encounter these ferocious creatures up-close through cage diving.

Take note that you don’t need scuba diving skills but the cage is submerged in the open sea with the great whites circling with curiosity, and It will seem like you can rub elbows (or fins) with these creatures because of the proximity!

The experience is just overwhelming!

4. Diving at the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, Caribbean Sea

If you want a totally natural underwater experience with a touch of human creativity, then this is definitely for you. The park has 65 concrete sculptures that are bizarrely beautiful.

There are the ‘Vicissitudes’ where it features children holding hands, ‘The Lost Correspondent’ where a man is working on his typewriter, and so much more!

5. Atlantis Submarine Tour in Oahu, Hawaii

If you like to experience underwater adventure in the comfort of a submarine, tick this off your list! All you need to do is pick a spot near the windows and immerse in the beauty of Oahu’s brilliant underwater life!

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Susan Brooks is a passionate blogger who loves to write about home designs, renewable energy innovations and more. She spends her free time hiking, swimming, camping and spending time with her family. She also blogs at  GeneratorLab which is a site filled with home energy tips and guides.

5 Places In Mexico That Are Better Than Cancun

Mexico is a huge and beautiful country that attracts millions of tourists every year. Sunny weather, stunning beaches, delicious food, and world-class cultural attractions are just a few of the reasons to go.

However, with such a high volume of visitors, its easy to feel like you’re stuck in a crowd of tourists and that you haven’t seen the “real” Mexico, especially in the bustling resort towns of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Even Chichen Itza, one of the modern wonders of the world, slightly loses its wow factor when you’re being jostled by hundreds of other people all trying to get the same perfect photo as you. So in no particular order, here are the five slightly off the beaten track destinations to check out the next time you’re in Mexico.

Isla Holbox

This tiny island off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula seriously has it all: pristine white beaches, crystal clear turquoise oceans, chill cafes, and a good mixture of funky backpacker hostels and boutique hotels.

Honestly, there’s nothing not to love. Even better, between June and September, it’s one of the best places in the world to swim with whale sharks and to see the bioluminescent plankton the whale sharks feed on.

Sadly I wasn’t able to experience this as I visited in February but I still ended up extending my stay on Isla Holbox twice because I simply couldn’t bring myself to leave somewhere so perfect.

The island is small enough to explore easily by bike or golf buggy in a day, or you can just lie on a hammock by the beach and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Lake Bacalar

This freshwater lake in the southern part of the Yucatan is another jewel in Mexico’s crown. Also known as the “lake of seven colors”, prepare to be wowed by the otherworldly beauty of the water. Make sure you stay in a hostel or hotel that has lakefront access so you can maximize the time you spend on or next to the water.

 

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I stayed at Zazil Hostel which was a little more expensive than the popular Yak Lakehouse, but included free kayaks, bicycles and paddle boards in the room cost. Witnessing sunrise and sunset from the middle of the lagoon was truly a breathtaking experience.

There is even a cenote in the lake with a restaurant, slack-line, and swings over the water, and for 25 pesos you can have access for the whole day. The town of Bacalar itself is small and quiet, but it does have some great breakfast cafes tucked away in the side streets. Check out El Manati and Enamora for delicious fresh smoothies and healthy eats.

Tulum

The Mayan ruins of Tulum are rightly famous and are the 3rd most visited Mayan site in Mexico (behind Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan). I wasn’t expecting to like Tulum as much as I did, which is why I’ve included it in this list.

There’s a lot of great things about Tulum, but I particularly appreciated using it as a base to explore other sites. Moving hostels every couple of days gets exhausting after a while, so it was nice to spend several nights in Tulum and just do day trips.

I absolutely loved the Tulum ruins, although we did rock up an hour before they officially opened because I’d read online that it was possible to gain admission from around 6:30 am rather than the advertised opening time of 8 am.

Experiencing sunrise over the ruins was one of my favorite moments in Mexico and I would absolutely recommend trying to get in early before the crowds. Tulum is also a great spot from which to explore the Mayan ruins of Coba, which are a short drive away.

If possible try and hire a car so you can also visit some of the many nearby cenotes. Underground cenote Zacil-Ha has 5m and 10m jumps if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, or cenote Dos Ojos offers the opportunity to go diving or snorkeling through a network of linked cenotes.

Puerto Escondido

This sleepy surf town on the Pacific Coast is exactly what I thought Mexico would be like. There’s not a single multinational chain in sight, the pace of life is slow and chill, and you can go for hours without seeing another tourist.

Read: Beach Safety Tips: Ocean, Rip Current, Sharks & Swimming

 

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Several people told me that Puerto Escondido is what Cancun was like 20 years ago, so go now while it’s still an unspoiled gem. My absolute favorite thing about Puerto Escondido was the opportunity to visit a turtle sanctuary and help release newly hatched baby turtles into the ocean.

A local eco-tourism company drove us to a wild beach where a local guy called Mario had started a little turtle sanctuary. There’s no government funding available so Mario relies entirely on the money raised by the tours, or on private donors.

He drives his bike up and down the beach every night waiting for the mother turtles to lay their eggs, then carefully transports the eggs to a safe enclosed space on the beach to protect them from predators. Once the eggs hatch he calls the eco-tours and they bring tourists like you and I to help actually release the baby turtles.

Watching the sunset over the ocean whilst the tiny little turtles crawled to freedom was an incredible moment. Some of the beaches aren’t ideal for swimming due to big waves and dangerous rip tides, but Playa Carrizalillo is a gorgeous tucked away cove with calm turquoise water perfect for sunbathing, swimming or snorkeling.

Oaxaca City

The capital of Oaxaca state, Oaxaca city punches above its weight in terms of cultural attractions. Not as many local people speak English as in the Yucatan Peninsula, but it’s well worth brushing up on your Spanish to experience this beautiful and unique city.

My friend Chiara and I arrived in Oaxaca at 5:30 am, fresh off the night bus from Mexico City, and after dropping our bags off at our hostel we spent the next couple of hours wandering around the historic city center. The sun rose slowly behind the neighboring hills and the sleeping city slowly awoke around us.

The brightly painted colonial buildings are charming even when in a state of disrepair, and the huge church in the central plaza was all the more impressive for being completely deserted with not a tourist in sight. In addition to wandering around the quaint streets of the old town, there are several worthwhile day trips from Oaxaca City that you should take.

Monte Alban

Less than an hours drive away is Monte Alban, an incredibly well preserved Mayan site. Due to our very early arrival in Oaxaca, we arrived at Monte Alban as it opened, and were able to wander around virtually undisturbed. By the time we left at 11 am the carpark was completely full with buses and tour groups, but even if the crowds don’t bother you I’d recommend visiting early in the day before the sun gets too hot.

Hierve el Agua

Another interesting site is Hierve el Agua, a naturally occurring rock formation that looks like cascades of water. If you don’t have a car then you’ll either need to book a tour or hire a taxi to get here but its definitely worth it for the panoramic views and a chance to swim in a natural infinity rock pool.

Oaxaca state is also a center of traditional Mayan textiles, and there are still many artisan producers weaving incredible pieces entirely by hand.

 

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Better than Cancun

Is Mexico on your bucket list for 2018? If you’ve already been, where are your favorite spots? Share with us in the comments below.

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Becca is an experienced solo traveler and event manager who firmly believes that with the right attitude anything can be an adventure. After gaining a degree in history from the University of Manchester she worked for two years in the UK as a wedding and events coordinator before quitting her job to travel in late 2014.

The initial 6-month trip still hasn’t finished and Becca has now lived and worked in multiple countries including New Zealand, Australia, and the Philippines. Follow her on Instagram @becca_ems to see photos of her adventures, or check out her blog www.thesechampagnemoments.com

A Vintage Photo Story of Modern Travel

Imagine the world a century ago, when there wasn’t a fast metro connection, nor was convertible an entity yet. An age of black and white photographs, which people still treasure today.

We bring you a series of the vintage photos to paint the story of modern travel: from how stewardess became flight attendant and how convertibles came to play. We hope you enjoy this series as much as we did.

This is how a bustling street in the Cairo Open Market (Egypt) looked like in the year 1911, with the camels gracing the roads along with the crowd.

Posing is an art as old as the civilization itself, and this man does it like a pro. Dressed like an Arab in front of the Great Sphinx back in 1913.

The travelers of the 20th Century admire the fortifications of a building from the 18th century in Acapulco, Mexico in 1916. Two Centuries captured in one vintage photo.

Read: The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

The Atlantic City Boardwalk was a perfect place for an evening stroll, back in the days of 1920. And by the looks of it, we can see it was very popular among the folks.

A beautiful sight is hard to look away from. That is what passengers of the Oriental Limited Train are doing. As they go from the Skykomish county, Washington in 1923. The passengers are just peering down to admire the view of the river across them.

Related: World’s 10 Most Beautiful Train Rides

Our genes are forever the same, throughout the ages. Then how can we ignore the hawker trying to sell souvenirs? Image of the French Riviera in 1926.

 

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The Islanders are all set to offer their daily offerings to the temple in 1927, Bali, Indonesia

40 long years after its construction the once hideous tower was now the emblem of Paris. A man soaks up in the majestic view of the Eiffel Tower in 1929.

Composing a photograph to bring the iconic half dome of Yosemite National Park, might be hard. But we had talented photographers back in 1933. Two visitors pose in the Glacier Point Hotel against the background of half dome of Yosemite National Park, California.

A Pan Am flight landing in Brownsville, Texas in 1938. You can see the flight’s comfort clothes were not hoodie and sneakers but traditional dresses.

 

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A Pan Am plane docked at the Manila Bay as curious children look at it in awe in 1940.

A stewardess putting together the meal for the passengers. Don’t be surprised by ” Stewardess” because 1940 was long before the use of ” flight attendant” which was used after the rise of the third wave of feminism around the 1970s.

A woman just getting out of her car to admire the gorgeous landscape ahead of her in South Africa, 1941.

Shreds of evidence in history show us that fine dining came from the French. Guests dining al fresco in Dives-sur-Mer in 1943.

This image calls out epicness on many levels: a woman, on a horseback, calling out to  an eagle. Image clicked in 1944.

Dark and desolate landscape sometimes makes for an amazing photo. This image captured in 1945 is of the rocky landscape of Costa Rica.

It was the year of the independence of India – 1947. The sightseers revel in the beauty of a wooden float boat ride.

Before hiking became a hype these two men, stop and stare at the Grand Falls, Arizona by leisurely sipping their coffee in 1951.

A convertible rides from Anacapri, Italy in 1970. Convertibles were first manufactured in the 1940s and the first ever was Chrysler Thunderbolt.

This gorgeous image was taken at the Ionian Islands, Greece, 1973. The boats wind through the narrow cliffs of Cephalonia.

All Photo Credits go to the National Geographic Photo Archive.

 

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15 Photos Showing How the World Celebrated Easter

Easter is recognized on the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring. Since 325 AD, Christians have celebrated Easter on a collective day. Some indulge in the easter eggs hunting and some just want to feel the experience the warm sun rays falling through the Holy Sepulchre.

Here are 15 unique and interesting easter tradition photos from around the world that capture the essence and spirit of Easter celebration.

This Photo dates back to 1930 taken in  Megara, Greece. The women are performing a traditional Easter Dance.

Here is a photo which was taken by Alessio Romenzi when the nuns were blowing out their candles after the Holy Fire ceremony, Jerusalem.

In Stinatz, Austria women dressed up in traditional dresses, while they shared Eggs with “Happy Easter”  written on them.

The procession along the Via Dolorosa is carried out in Jerusalem City, Israel, during the Good Friday.

This mascot is the Easter bunny who the curious children found when on an egg hunt in Connecticut, USA.

This is how the window looks from the roof of the church of the Holy Sepulchre. And all that haze is due to the smoke from the Holy Fire Ceremony in Jerusalem.

An altar created in Oaxaca, Mexico for Easter. And a woman who unknowingly became the subject of this photo.

During the Holy Week,  Procession of Verges takes place in Verges, Spain. The actors re-enact the life story of Christ. This photo is from the final act – The Dance of Death.

This delish scene is outside St Michael’s Church in Vorkuta, Russia. Eggs, candles, and cakes! I bet the parish is feeling the giving spirit of Easter.

The photo was taken by David Alan Harvey in 1978 during Holy week procession in Valladolid, Spain.

The Holy Fire is indeed blazing during the Holy Fire Ceremony in Jerusalem. Alessio Romenzi accentuates the passion of the festival.

A March in Chartres, France in 1969 when the students walked to the cathedral bearing crosses.

The light coming from the window of Holy Sepulchre (in Jerusalem) is considered Holy by many Christians. Some women reverently basking in the sun rays coming through the window.

These beautifully painted Easter Eggs are all the way from Lincoln, Nebraska. Ready to hide the eggs and play the fun game?

A procession held from Mount Olives to the Temple of Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, where pilgrims carry crosses to commemorate the journey of Christ to his Crucifixion.

All photo credits go to the gallery of National Geographic Travel.

Interested in pilgrimages? Check our Post 5 Pilgrimages That Could Change Your Life

You may like: Visiting the Birth Place of Buddha in Nepal

 

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10 Winter Travel Destinations To Visit This Winter

“Winter is coming” – No, winter has already arrived and we bring you some unique winter travel destinations. These 10 amazing destinations beat winter blues like no other.

Come out of your comfy shell and explore the wonders of this world.

ABISKO, SWEDEN

Just near the Arctic Circle lies a quaint village in Sweden. Trains run to Abisko Village, so it is not a problem to travel here. But winters get brutal here and thus challenging the hikers who decide on conquering peaks of Abisko National Park (like Nuolija).

The heavy snow provides a great opportunity for winter sports like Cross-country skiing, Freeriding, and Back- Country Skiing. Winter is not only about snow but also about darkness, and the long dark nights offer bright starry skies and Aurora Borealis.

LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA

The Largest Lake in North America attracts visitors from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and pretty much all over America during the winter months. This world-famous, stunning lake acts as a winter sports capital for tourists.

Tahoe straddles both Nevada and California, which names its largest resort Heavenly Mountain Resort as the largest in both Nevada and California.

Other areas for winter sports include Squaw Valley, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, and Northstar. Skiing is not the only thing to do here, Tahoe has a fair number of casinos. Gamble and spoil yourself at Crystal Bay Club or the Calvena.

ATHENS, GREECE

When the wind blows through the columns of Acropolis and the wintry light shines upon the marbles – there is magic in that moment.

There are many places where the winter is beautiful. But Greece has Mediterranean climate and winter brings not the freezing winds but pleasant weather. The days are short, which gives you time to roam the streets in the evening.

Usually, the winter season is low on tourists (which is a good thing if you prefer avoiding the crowd). You can enjoy the monuments and landmarks in a relaxed way, and hotel prices are half of what they are in peak season.

Go outdoors during the day, visit Acropolis, various museums, and boutiques and have a leisurely coffee at cafés in the evening.

Did you know? There are 6000 exotic islands to choose from in Greece and a myriad of ancient ruins to explore and ponder on the meaning of life. Have it all at your disposal during winter.

TULUM, MEXICO

Once upon a time, 1000 residents inhabited the Mayan Port in Caribbean Coast of Mexico. Tulum attracts tourists from around the world to witness the Tulum Ruins. If you reach here via the road of Playa del Carmen, then it feels like you are at a bus stop.

 

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But later when you discover the pristine Coba ruins, secluded Caribbean beaches, and a biosphere reserve, your mind takes a U-turn. It is not a truck stop- uhh no! It is an ancient Caribbean wonder!

Winter brings out the best in it- cheap hotels, inexpensive street food, and lazy sugar sandy beaches.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

November to February are the winter months in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. The dark and gloomy time brings less daylight. From 8 am to 4 pm, you have the time to explore all the fun. Then it is time to hygge!

Do not worry, in these few hours there are tons of things to do. Do Ice Skating at Frederiksberg, take a dip in Vinterbad Bryggen, shop at a discount in Christmas Markets (discounts last until January end), and taste the warming glogg snaps (season special).

ASPEN, COLORADO

Perched on the slopes of Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Aspen turns into skiing heaven during winters. The snow-laden valleys become great areas for winter sports.

For skiing, there are four major areas: Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass, and Aspen Mountains. Other than skiing, try your hands at Sleigh rides and sledding. Snowmobiling is also a fantastic way to enjoy winter glory.

JASNA, SLOVAKIA

Jasna is a tiny village in the interior of Slovakia (and maybe, just maybe it is a prospective host of 2022 winter Olympics). If so, why not try what the upcoming winter Olympics host looks like?

Jasna boasts of many of the best skiing resorts. Low Tatras is the greatest among them all. It has four cable cars and eight chairlifts, and a 6 km long home run. Besides that, the new terrain park supports night skiing as well. You can head to Jasna without a second thought!

Ski-lovers, if you are wondering how to how to choose the best ski poles, check out: 10 Best Ski Poles.

WHISTLER, CANADA

Winter gifts the mountains in British Columbia with chunks of snow, which become useful for snow-sports. Those who did not know that Whistler is home to the largest ski resort in America, now perk your ears.

The Whistler Blackcomb has a snowcross track, four terrain parks, and a superpipe. No matter what kind of snow fun you desire, Whistler caters to it all.

This quaint village also has a lot to offer for non-skiers – like just soak up the serene frozen landscape. Well, another reason to love Canada.

TRANSYLVANIA, ROMANIA

The mighty fortresses surrounded by blooming orchids amidst the misty mountains give Transylvania a fairy-tale charm. It’s located in central Romania. It is here that the Dracula story was set.

Step into the wintry magic of the Carpathian Mountains, by riding carriages and spotting bears.

Visit the famous medieval castles like Bran Castle (but meeting a vampire is hardly a chance). Skiing in the Carpathian Mountains is an experience like no other. Save it for the best day!

COSTA RICA

Unlike the Icy Paradises, Costa Rica is a welcome change in winter. The months from December to April sees a throng of tourists, flocking to have a warm winter vacation. Personally speaking, December is my favorite month of Costa Rica vacation!

Beach-seekers who enjoy the sultry sunshine and vibrant wildlife will love it during the wintertime. During the winter season, many lively fiestas include wild dancing, live concerts, and bullfights take place. Plan ahead and go have a blast!

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10 Summer Destination Ideas for a Christmas Vacation

If you are tired of spending Christmas the same way every year, bored with the view of snow and ice and eager for new experiences, try choosing a summer destination for your Christmas vacation this time.

Celebrating Christmas among sandy beaches, warm waters and palm trees, instead of snowstorms, ice sculptures, and traditional ornaments.

Isn’t it a wonderful idea? Here are our top ten summer destinations for your Christmas vacation:

Australia

During Christmas time, Australians enjoy sun baths, diving and drinking cocktails on the beach, as the holiday season falls during the summer in this part of the world.

What could be better than spending Christmas diving with colorful fish in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef? Cairns, for that matter, has become one of the most popular Christmas destinations in recent decades.

Barbecues on the beach, tours to the wine lands of the Yarra Valley and road trips along the Great Ocean Road are also popular Christmas activities in Australia. And you can build a sandman, instead of a snowman, if you want.

Fiji

If you really want to escape from it all and have a week or two just relaxing on a sandy beach with a refreshing cocktail in your hand, Fiji is the perfect choice for you!

A stunning archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, surrounded by crystal waters, coral reefs, and rich marine life, is probably the closest you can find to heaven on Earth. It is populated with the friendliest folk on the planet and offers numerous activities for travelers. No wonder, Fiji is one of the most popular summer destinations in the world!

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka usually experiences monsoon season from October until January. However, the southern part of the island is generally dry from October until April, which makes December a perfect month to visit.

The island offers much more than just the sun and the beach. You’ll also find a fascinating culture, ancient cities, rich history and prosperous wildlife. Visit the Nala National Park and watch leopards, colorful birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and elephants.

Or explore the jungle while sitting on the back of an elephant. Or watch the magnificent sunset on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

Your Christmas in Sri Lanka will be unforgettable!

Thailand

If your idea of a perfect Christmas includes white sandy beaches, unique culture, and delicious food, then Thailand is a perfect destination for you. The “land of smiles” offers its visitors a warm welcome and a warm climate, diverse wildlife, and cultural heritage, various entertainments and Buddhist temples to explore.

Thailand is really the best value for your money!

Indonesia

The Indonesian island of Bali is a wonderful travel destination all-year-round. There’s no way it will disappoint you during the Christmas vacation. Like Thailand, it offers great value for money and both day and night entertainment features.

During the day, Bali offers surfing, lying on the beach under the shadow of a palm tree or exploring the island. While during the night, you can enjoy the vivid club life with great music, dance, and low-priced drinks. Thousands of people go to Bali every year to celebrate Christmas and New Year in the tropical climate and pleasant, friendly atmosphere!

Mexico

Mexico offers numerous destinations for a warm sunny Christmas vacation. Swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, explore the Mayan sites in Cancun or enjoy the taste of Mexican delights in Puebla. 

This includes mole, a chocolate sauce with chili peppers, cinnamon, and fruit. In Puebla, you can also take part in the Christmas night procession, which represents the biblical story of Mary and Joseph looking for shelter. It starts downtown and walks throughout the neighborhoods of the city.

By the way, its proximity to the United States of America makes Mexico one of the most popular Christmas destinations among American citizens.

South Africa

South Africa is another fantastic place, which receives plenty of sunshine in December and January.

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride in the bright blue sky on an aerial safari as you look for elephants, giraffes, and zebras. Visit Ukutula Lion Park or a penguin colony on Boulder Beach, near Cape Town. Or spend Christmas day diving with Great White Sharks.

Christmas in South Africa will surely be an experience you’ll never forget!

Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean region is a perfect destination for visitors from the USA. Its geographical proximity, favorable climate, and the regular air connections make it one of the favorite places for Christmas vacation among travelers from the USA. Of course, island such as the Bahamas, for example, are dream destinations all-year-round.

But who could refuse to spend Christmas time among deserted sandy beaches, clear warm waters and out-of-this-world views?

Christmas celebrations in the Caribbean follow many American traditions nowadays. However, they are complemented with an abundance of traditional local festivals, carnivals, and other festivities. In the Cayman Islands, you can even meet their very own Caribbean Santa.

Holidays are also the great time to visit Barbados, with its endless blue sea, soft sand, and unique traditions. No matter, what island you choose for your Christmas vacation, the Caribbean will not disappoint you!

Spain

If you would prefer to spend your Christmas vacation in the Old World, but still want to bathe in the rays of a warm sun, then Spain should be your main choice. The Canary Islands are not as hot as Africa, but winters here are warm enough for a pleasant vacation.

Also, if you feel adventurous, you can explore the island’s soaring volcanoes or sail in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

United Arab Emirates

When you’re looking for Christmas vacation opportunities in a summer climate, you can’t leave Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, out, of course.

In this metropolitan city, you can ice skate, watch a fountain show or visit the famous Dubai Aquarium. The shopping enthusiasts will be excited to hit the huge Dubai Mall. This is the world’s largest shopping mall by area, which hosts over thousand different stores.

However, if Dubai is too much for you, and all you want is some peace and quietness, head towards the nearby island of Abu Dhabi, where you can relax and kayak in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf.

 

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Where to Find the Best Food in Mexico City

Mexico is heaven for food junkies. Mexican food has undergone a gastronomic renaissance. Recently chefs have buckled up to blend the typical Mexican flavors with new techniques. You will find the world’s finest restaurants here.

Not only that but you will find the treasure house of mouth-watering street food from Tortillas to Salsa. Mexico offers you one of the best culinary experience. We will help you find a few places which you must visit if you are here to eat some delicious Mexican food. These are some of the best places to eat in Mexico City.

PUJOL

Address: Francisco Petrarca 254 | Polanco, Mexico City 11570, Mexico

Contact Number: (55)55453507

The atmosphere of Pujol is perfect for a romantic dinner. Enrique Olvera is one of the leading food names in Mexico City. It is one of the topmost restaurants, so don’t expect anything less. They serve a six-course meal. Go with an empty stomach. You will be invited in by a charming hostess. The menu is inside a wax sealed file. It gives an old fashioned feel to it. The six-course meal is sure to fill you with delight.

The star of the menu is the Mole Madre. It is made of one old and a new mole. Fresh tortillas are served with it. You will love the sauce paired with a carb. The another perk of dining here in Pujol is The excellent collection of wine. You will be awed by the vast range of Mexican flavors are displayed there.

Your tongue will love the taste of this decadent restaurant. Just one advice, if you don’t like your consommé thick, then this place will not serve it that way. You will love the warm service of Pujol. If you are ready to book a table ahead of two months then only can you have this divine experience?

8- Mixiote de rabo de res, adobo de hoja de aguacate by City Foodsters CC BY 2.0

STREET FOODS

You will be amazed to see the vibrant food trucks lined up in the streets of Mexico. Vendors will keep shouting tacos, tortillas, salsa. The noise of the knives hitting the vegetables, the whizz of smoke from the pans, the grills all of is a sight which will boost your appetite.

So whether you are hungry or not, you will taste the street food of Mexico. El Caguamo is a place you can’t miss. It serves some best shrimp in Mexico with Tostada. It does not scream classy or “come here I taste good.”

But the crowd in the area will tell you it is one of local food hub for oldies as well as youngsters. A place where the ceviche is so addictive that you are going to come back for it again and again, perfect dressing!

Taqueria Los Parados is your place for yummy tacos oozing with cheese. Malinalco street is king in blue corn Tlacoyo.Grab some. You will find cheap food in the streets, no doubt.  The traditional dishes are a spot on. But if you have to try something adventurous and new, Opt for a fancy restaurant.

Street food vendors mexico by Tomascastelazo CC BY-SA 3.0

NICOS

Address: Blvd. Bernardo Quintana A. #506, 76140 Queretaro

Phone: +524422122133

Nicos is a place where a little is more. This place is not at all flashy. It doesn’t try to speak out loud by just its decoration. Chef Gerardo Vázquez Lugo is the owner of the Nicos. He is a chef who is renowned for making complex dishes out of small. They will use ginger, onions, and mushroom for a simple dish. Here at Nico, you will find simple ingredients are used to cook something spectacular.

Your taste buds might revolt at the idea of Escamoles, to be more precise caviar of ant larvae. But if there is any place to taste it, Nicos is it. They ooze with butter. You can’t help but moan at the taste of it. Chef Vazquez has a way with local ingredients. Just the traditional methods but put together creatively with new ingredients. You will be impressed by the simple excellence of this place which has stood in Mexico since 1957.

MGSA2018 – Escamoles by MCGau CC BY-SA 4.0

MAXIMO BISTROT

Address: Tonala 133 | Colonia Roma, Mexico City, Mexico

Contact Number: 01-55-5264-4291

Maximo Bistrot might be a new baby in the town, but it is no less good. It is run by couple Eduardo Garcia and Gabriela. Gabriela has worked under Chef Olvera of Pujol. She and her husband both are always trying to cook something innovative. They are masters as organic food. Butter might not be their preference, but they have a good replacement for it. Yes, you guessed it right. It is goats cheese.

The ingredients used by this couple are unconventional. Eggplant ash and goats cheese such things are brilliantly cooked into an exquisite dish. We had said earlier that El Caguamo is the best place to taste seafood, but if you are not interested in standing in a queue for shrimps, you can enjoy tuna or marlin here.

J&G Grill

Address: Paseo de la Reforma 439 HOTEL ST REGIS, Mexico City, Mexico

Contact number: 5552281935

The name itself is intimidating enough for you to check your balance, whether you have enough or not to enter it. J&G is the shortened version of Jean and George. It drips of shiny opulence. The service is impeccable. You will have a stunning view of Mexico City from the patio seats.

J&G is popular for its menu which revolves around locally sourced meat. Whether you are a fan of Hamachi Sashimi or Salmon Sashimi both of them are delivered expertly. You can’t fault anything here. You shouldn’t expect anything less also. The luxurious bar lounge at the J&G is just a cherry on top. Enjoy your drinks too.

Whether you are a fan of Hamachi Sashimi or Salmon Sashimi both of them are delivered expertly. You can’t fault anything here. You shouldn’t expect anything less also. The luxurious bar lounge at the J&G is just a cherry on top. Enjoy your drinks too.

Hamachi Crudo by BalsanWA CC BY-SA 3.0

Mexico is the central hub for foodies all around the world. Here you will never eat bad food. Everything carries a traditional flavor that will tease your palate. The electric atmosphere of food lovers shoveling tasty tortillas and juicy tacos into their mouth will also make you hungry. Book a flight and rampage the food trucks and hotels.

 

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