Three Reasons Why You Should Visit Romantic Road in Germany

Three Reasons Why You Should Visit Romantic Road in Germany

During the medieval times, the route was a trade route that connected the center of Germany with the south. Today this region is thought by many international travelers to possess "quintessentially German" scenery and culture. The Romantic Road is a "theme route" devised by promotion-minded travel agents in the 1950's. It describes the 350 kilometers of highway between Würzburg and Füssen linking numerous picturesque towns and castles. Enjoy the scenic route with The Romantic Road Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.     Neuschwanstein Castle

One of the most famous castles in the world or also knows as the Sleeping Beauty Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle welcomes a whopping 1.3 million visitors annually. The 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat until he died in 1886.

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2.      The Wieskirche Church

The Wieskirche is also one of the most famous works from the Rococo period of art and architecture. Locates in the foothills of the Alps it was designed in the late 1740s by brothers J. B. and Dominikus Zimmermann. It is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in southern Germany. It also lies close to other religious attractions like the Oberammergau and the Passion Play making the Wieskirche Church a great stop along The Romantic Road.

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3.     Lake Constance

Lake Constance is the biggest lake in Germany. Lying below the northern edge of the Alps it borders Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. It offers a jaw dropping scenery along its 270-kilometer shoreline. The largest and deepest part of the lake, the Obersee, extends from Bregenz Bay to Konstanz and is lined by numerous old lakeside towns and attractive villages with incredible views of the Swiss Alps.

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Exploring the Great Outdoors at Glacier National Park

Exploring the Great Outdoors at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is the epitome of the great outdoors. A 1,583-square mile wilderness area in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It has more than 700 miles of hiking trails where you will see a diverse wildlife ranging from mountain goats to grizzly bears. The park also offers a variety of activities like hiking, cycling, and camping. Explore the great outdoors with the Glacier National Park Travel Guide and Offline Map.

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1.     Going-to-the-Sun Road

As one of the park's highlights driving through Going-to-the-Sun Road should definitely not be missed. The spectacular 50-mile road was completed in 1932 and spans with the width of the entire Glacier National Park and crossing the Continental Divide at 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass. It passes through almost every type of terrain in the park where there are scenic viewpoints and pullouts so motorists can stop for extended views and photo opportunities.

2.      Goat Haunt

One of the more tranquil locations in the park, Goat Haunt provides you with an escape from the stresses of life. Cut trees may mark the International Boundary between the United States and Canada, but it is a place where the plants and animals here do not; they cross freely, as this is one large ecosystem and peaceful political boundaries do not affect the native flora and fauna.

3.     Lake McDonald Valley

On the west end of Glacier National Park is Lake McDonald Valley. The valley presents a wide variety of activities for you to experience. Once occupied by massive glaciers that carved this area thousands of years ago, the valley is now filled with spectacular sights, hiking trails, diverse species of plants and animals, historic chalets, and the grand Lake McDonald Lodge. Ten miles long and nearly 500 feet deep, Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park.

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Three Awesome Things to See in Brittany, the French region for Explorers

Three Awesome Things to See in Brittany, the French region for Explorers

There's far more to Brittany than delicious crêpes and homemade cider. The hilly peninsula that stretches towards the Atlantic Ocean is filled with a dramatic coastline, medieval towns, and lush forests. Once you go beyond world-famous sights such as stunning St-Malo, you will be charmed by the wild, varied landscapes including prehistoric menhirs and even an unusual blush-hued beach. Discover what Brittany has to offer the Brittany Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.     St-Malo

With one of the world's greatest tidal ranges here you'll witness waves lash the top of the ramparts of the city. But don't let that discourage you from visiting, just mere hours after a storm the blue sky becomes one with the cobalt sea and as the tides recede they expose broad sandy beaches the surround granite outcrop islands. The beautiful walled city's fortifications began in the 12th century and during the 17th and 18th century it soon became a base for merchants and pirates alike.

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2.      Carnac

Beyond its enticing beaches and stunning town center, Carnac holds a collection of magnificent megalith sites making it a must-see while in Brittany. Predating the Stonehenge by a century, the town is also home to a sheer number of ancient sites found in its vicinity. The collection contains more than 3,000 upright stones erected between 5000 and 3500 B.C. making it the world's greatest concentration of megalith sites.

3.     Château de Josselin

Upon your first glimpse of the château, you will be greeted by its three round towers. It is an incredible sight and remains the home of the Rohan family today. The castle flamboyant Gothic facade is accentuated by the central courtyard's tree-filled grounds and a great view of the river below. Although you will need a guide to enter the castle, here you will see a medieval-style dining room, a 3000-tome library, and a grand salon filled with Sèvres porcelain, Gobelins carpets, and an astronomical clock.

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There's More to Sardinia than its Picturesque Coastlines

There's More to Sardinia than its Picturesque Coastlines

Sardinian is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and has nearly 2,000 kilometers of coastline. But beyond its famous sandy beaches and rugged landscapes, Sardinia also offers a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Its landscape is dotted with thousands of mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins called Nuraghi. These ruins are shaped like beehives and one of the oldest and largest Nuraghi is said to date back to 1500 B.C. What are you waiting for? Take that trip to beautiful Sardinia with the Sardinia Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      Nuraghe Su Nuraxi

What's a trip to Sardinia without visiting its sole UNESCO World Heritage Site and the island's most famous Nuraghi. The Su Nuraxi is a 1500 B.C. tower. It once stood on its own but was later incorporated into a fortified compound. Many of the neighboring buildings were erected in the Iron Age and this makes the beehive of circular interlocking buildings that tumble down the hillside. The Nuraxi tower, the oldest part of the complex, originally rose to a height of 18.6m and had three floors.

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2.      Alghero

Like the rest of Italy, Sardinia is home to many medieval cities, but Alghero is probably one of the best on the island. Its picturesque historic center is one of the best preserved in Sardinia and is a great place to wind down and relax with an abundance of restaurants and bars to choose from. It is enclosed by robust, honey-colored sea walls; it's a tightly knit enclave of cobbled lanes, Gothic palazzi and cafe-lined piazzas. Alghero makes an ideal place to stay between exploring the beaches and the nearby Riviera del Corallo.

3.      Costa Smeralda

Famous for its brilliant green-blue waters, Costa Smeralda or the Emerald Coast's beauty has drawn millionaires, royals, and business moguls to its coastline. Starting at the Golfo di Cugnana, the Costa stretches 55 kilometers northwards to the Golfo di Arzachena. The most famous spot among the yachties is the Porto Cervo, although Porto Rotondo comes to a close second with its attractive seafront promenade.

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Top 3 Things to See in Lake Garda

Top 3 Things to See in Lake Garda

The serene Lake Garda is a popular holiday location in northern Italy. The saturated colors of its waters and being the largest lake in the whole of Italy, it is no wonder that it draws tourists and locals alike. Its shorelines are divided between the provinces of Verona, Brescia, and Trentino and it is nestled right on the edge of the famous Dolomites. There are hundreds of things to do, see, and experience in and around the lake itself so be sure to download the Lake Garda Travel Guide and Offline Map to guide you on your visit the majestic Lago di Garda.

1.      Sirmione and Castello Scaligeri

Reaching out into the lake from its Southern short is a picturesque little town called Sirmoine. You enter the town by crossing a moat onto a drawbridge and into the forecourt of the castle. Its fortress, Castello Sacaligeri, is completely surrounded by water and was constructed in the 12th century as a part of Verona's defensive network against Milan. Tour the restored interiors of the fortress and enjoy a scenic, panoramic view of Lake Garda and the entire town by climbing up the tower.

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2.      Arco

At the northern end of Lake Garda and amidst the majestic rugged mountains and small lakes lies an old town that sits atop a cliff called Arco. Before you reach the town a dramatic waterfall that has carved a corkscrew-shaped gorge as it drops from a glacial lake above will greet you. Its mild climate is the perfect place for farms and orchards to flourish. Arboreto di Arco a promenade planted in the 1800's is filled with trees from around the world. And if you aren't too scared of heights, climb up to the Castello di Arco on a cliff high above.

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3.      Vittoriale d'Italia

Known for his eccentric personality, it comes to no surprise that the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio's Art Deco villa and extensive grounds would be equally eccentric. There's much see here, and you can choose from several ticket and tour options. See his coffin-shaped bed, indigo bathroom suite, statuary, and other unusual tastes in decor. You can choose from three options from the basic house tour to an in-depth tour into his colorful private life, and one that features his military exploits.

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Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains

Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. There's plenty to do and see at the park; from feeling the cool spray of a waterfall, camping under the stars to exploring a historic mill and even viewing the great black bears. Plan your trip with the Great Smoky Mountains Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      Cades Cove

Cades Cove offers the widest variety of historic buildings of any area in the national park. Scattered along the loop road are three churches, a working gristmill, barns, log houses, and many other faithfully restored eighteenth and nineteenth century structures. The valley has a rich history. For hundreds of years, Cherokee Indians hunted in Cades Cove but archeologists have found no evidence of major settlements. The first Europeans settled in the cove sometime between 1818 and 1821.

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2.      Rainbow Falls

If you're adventurous at heart then hiking the Rainbow Falls Trail may be for you. The first mile of this popular but strenuous trail follows LeConte Creek. Later on, a log footbridge crosses the creek about 2 miles from the trailhead, and and the trail then crosses a tributary of LeConte Creek without the help of a bridge. After another two bridges, you will finally be rewarded by your first view of the falls, named for the rainbows seen in the mist that is caused by the afternoon sun.

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3.      Hike the Smokies with the Family

There are several family-friendly short nature trails that every member will enjoy. The trails are perfect for exploring with children or for those who need an easy hike. Be sure to keep track and record the mileage from each trail excursion, even if it is the same trail day after day and the park will award you with mileage stickers and pins.

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Corsica, the French Island of City Breakers

Corsica, the French Island of City Breakers

Dubbed as one of the pearls of the Mediterranean, Corsica Island has quite an animated history. Known to be "often conquered, never subdued" the island has been successively Pisan and Genovese and now French since 1768. The diversity of the island's scenery is outstanding and contributes to the multitudes of activities you can do. You can go sunbathing by the beach, scuba diving, and even sailing at sea or if you're the mountain adventurer type you can also go hiking on the infamous G20. Download the Corsica Island Travel Guide and Offline Map to help you map out your Corsica trip.

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1.     G20

Infamously known as the toughest long distance trail in Europe, the G20 is not for the faint hearted. It traverses Corsica diagonally from north to south and is also one of the most beautiful mountain trails. It's 180 kilometers long with variations in heights of about 10,000 meters and can be walked in a whopping 15 days. The GR20 doesn't necessarily require any climbing techniques or perfect fitness level, but it does require a whole lot of confidence to walk over a variety of rugged terrain.

2.      The Ruins of Aleria

The capital of ancient Corsica was established in the 6th century B.C. by the Phocians after they were chased from the homeland by the Persians. They were subsequently conquered by the Romans in 259 B.C.; an easy feat considering the site is directly across the sea from Rome itself. In 1730 the city was captured by the troops of Pascal Paoli, who landed here in 1936 and crowned himself King of Corsica. The city was then lost and would only be rediscovered again between 1920 and 1951; archaeological digs continue to this day and have led to the discovery of a great many everyday objects: weapons, crockery, Etruscan vases, and money.

3.     Pinia

Known for its calm seas all year-long, Pinia is a famous spot for families to relax and enjoy the sun without much worry for their younger children frolicking by the beach. Surrounded by pine trees of the forest that is also named Pinia, the fine sandy beach stretches out over several kilometers. When you find the beach all too crowded for your liking during high season it's easy to escape by disappearing into the neighboring forest and taking a walk over to the lake.

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Top Three Reasons to Visit Bergen, the City of Unparalleled Scandinavian Views

Top Three Reasons to Visit Bergen, the City of Unparalleled Scandinavian Views

This picturesque southwestern, Norwegian city is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including the country's longest and deepest fjords, the Sognefjord. Bergen is home to many colorful houses that line the old wharf that was once a center of the Hanseatic League's trading empire. This is definitely a city for adventures and mountain lovers as it's filled with hiking trails that offer sweeping views once you get to the top. Check out the Bergen Travel Guide and Offline Map and get ready for your next adventure.

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1.     Bryggen

Bryggen is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings that line the eastern side of the Vågen harbor. In 1979, Bryggen was established as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The Bryggen itself is more than just the colorful buildings lining its wharf, in 1070 the city of Bergen was established in the Bryggen and in 1350 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there. Today, it houses museums, shops, restaurants, and pubs.

2.      KODE

KODE showcases one of the largest art and design collections in the entire Scandinavia region. The museum itself consists of four buildings, each holding its own focus. KODE 1 houses a national silver collection and the renowned Singer art collection; KODE 2 is for contemporary exhibitions; KODE 3 majors in Edvard Munch; and KODE 4 focuses on modern art. The four buildings stand on the edge of Lille Lungegård lake and also house the fabulous Lysverket restaurant and a lovely cafe, Smakverket.

3.     Fløyen Mountain

It isn't a surprise why Fløyen is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The outstanding view of the city from atop the mountain is unbeatable. At 399 meters above sea level, it looks over the Bergen city center. It has a funicular system that transports passengers from the center of Bergen to a height of 320 meters in roughly 8 minutes and the highest point (425 meters) on Fløyfjellet is approximately 1 kilometer to the northeast.

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Why Visit Alicante, the Spanish City Set in the Mediterranean

Why Visit Alicante, the Spanish City Set in the Mediterranean

The port city of Spain's Alicante in southeastern Costa Blanca s a melting pot of the old and the new. Nestled in this waterfront, Mediterranean city is a medieval castle, and old quarter, and a long waterfront with amazing hilltop views of the coast. Despite the sweeping medieval sites, Alicante is definitely one of the Spanish cities that is most influenced by tourism. So you'd also best expect an exciting dining scene and a legendary nightlife that's buzzing all year-round. So what are you waiting for? Download the Alicante Travel Guide and Offline Map now and make your way to this beautiful city!

1.      Castillo de Santa Bárbara

Set on Benacantil Mountain this large 16th-century castle offers a great panoramic view of the city at 166 meters above sea level. Archeological remains have been found on its slopes dating back to the Bronze Age, Iberian, and Roman times. The castle itself houses a museum that depicts the history of the city and as well as dedicating a couple of chambers for a temporary exhibition.

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2.      Playa del Postiguet

This lively beach town is famous among locals where the young and young at heart spend their day. If you don't mind a little bit crowd especially during the Summers then Playa del Postiguet is the perfect getaway for a blissful day at the beach. If you don't want to sunbathe or go swimming then you can stroll along the promenade and its many chiringuitos, cafés, and restaurants. There's definitely plenty to do for both city breakers and families.

3.      Basílica de Santa María

As the oldest active church in the whole of Alicante province, the Basílica de Santa María was built in Valencian Gothic style between the 14th and 16th centuries over the remains of a mosque. The basilica stands tall with its single nave and six side chapels located between the buttresses. By the request of the city of Alicante to the Holy See, the church was promoted to the rank of basilica in 2007.

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Exploring the Old World in Savannah, the Oldest City in Georgia State

Exploring the Old World in Savannah, the Oldest City in Georgia State

The coastal city of Savannah is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages, and antebellum architecture. As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. At the center of this picturesque district is the iconic, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Download the Savannah Travel Guide and Offline Map to help you on your visit to Savannah.

1.      Forsyth Park

In the historic district of Savannah, you'll find the Forsyth Park. The large city park of 30 acres contains walking paths, a café, a children's play area, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, a large fountain, tennis courts, basketball courts, areas for soccer and Frisbee, and home field for Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club. Standing in the middle of Forsyth Park with the pathway wrapping around it lies the Confederate Memorial Statue.

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2.      Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

The church was dedicated on its current site on April 30, 1876. A fire in 1898 destroyed much of the structure. It was rebuilt quickly and re-opened in 1900. The Cathedral represents historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. The Cathedral is open to the community of Savannah as well as to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral remains in the top 10 historic sites to visit in the United States.

3.      Savannah Historic District

The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, The Historic District of Savannah is more than twenty city squares filled with picturesque cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. It's abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and around its museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.

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What to See in Seattle, the Futuristic City Amidst Evergreen Forests

What to See in Seattle, the Futuristic City Amidst Evergreen Forests

What's not to love about Seattle when you get the best of worlds--modern architecture and a large tech industry on one hand and on the other mountains and evergreen forests and thousands of acres of parkland. A city nestled on Puget Sound and a view of Downtown Seattle from Queen Anne Hill, with the Space Needle on the left and Mount Rainier on the right, is a testament to the city's booming economy and penchant for preserving nature. If you'd want to have a taste of both worlds then visit Seattle with the Seattle Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      The Space Needle

One of the most iconic landmarks of the Pacific Northwest, the Space Needle was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair. It was once considered the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River and it 605 feet or 184 meters high. It ws built to withstand winds up to 200 miles per hour and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitudes. It offers a great view of the city from up above on its observation deck and even boasts a rotating restaurant.

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2.      Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of Pop Culture is a nonprofit museum, dedicated to contemporary popular culture. It was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000 as the Experience Music Project. The 140,000-square-foot building houses exhibits that cover pop culture, from the art of fantasy, horror cinema, and video games to science fiction literature and costumes from screen and stage. Interactive activities included in galleries like Sound Lab and On Stage where visitors can explore hands-on the tools of rock and roll through instruments, and perform music before a virtual audience.

3.      Gas Works Park

What was the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant is now a famous public park on the North shore of Lake Union. Gas Works park contains remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the United States. The plant operated from 1906 to 1956 and was bought by the City of Seattle for park purposes in 1962. Gas Works Park also features an artificial kite-flying hill with an elaborately sculptured sundial built into its summit.

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3 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Visit San Antonio

3 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Visit San Antonio

Amidst the towering buildings and modern urban architecture, San Antonio is still very much rich in its colonial heritage. As the seventh-most populated city in the United States, it comes to no surprise that San Antonio holds a charm not a lot can resist. From 18th-century Spanish buildings to HemisFair Parks's 750-feet Tower of America, the city that once was a part of Mexico is definitely a must-visit on your trip to the United States. Enjoy the sights San Antonio has to offer with the San Antonio Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      The Alamo

The city is home to five 18th-century Spanish missions, including The Alamo and together with the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo was founded as a Roman Catholic mission and fortress. It also marks the site of the infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Today, it stands as a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District.

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2.      River Walk

Also known as Paseo del Río or simply as the River Walk is a network of walkways along the San Antonio River banks. It is one story beneath the automobile street and is lined with bars, shops, restaurants, public art, and of course, lots of nature. Its history, however, goes beyond just being a famous tourists attraction. After a disastrous flood in 1921, plans were then developed for flood control of the river. One of them was what would become the River Walk.

3.      La Villita Historic Arts Village

Located on the South Bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of San Antonio's first neighborhoods. Today, it serves as an art community lines with art galleries, stores selling souvenirs, gifts, custom jewelry, pottery, and imported Mexican folk art, as well as several restaurants. One of the best things about visiting the La Villita is that it's close to other sites you should definitely check out like The Alamo, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Rivercenter Mall, and HemisFair Park.

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Discovering the Best of Taipei, the Artsy East Asian Metropolis

Discovering the Best of Taipei, the Artsy East Asian Metropolis

The modern metropolis of the Taiwanese capital is filled Japanese colonial lanes; busy shopping districts, and aesthetically remarkable contemporary buildings. It is widely known for its artistic flair and lively street-food scene boasted by the contemporary art galleries and flourishing night markets. A visit to Taipei can be overwhelming to both the senses and mind so be sure to download the Taipei Travel Guide and Offline Map before your trip.

1.      Modern Districts

Enjoy the modern commercial district of Daan, which offers quite a number of department stores, plenty of fashion boutiques, lounge bars, and atmospheric restaurants. Xinyi district is also not one to be missed as it is home to the Taipei 101. Towering over the city of Taipei, the Taipei 101, which gives you a full 360 view of the entire city. Xinyi is also known as the modern financial district and is where the World Trade Center and International Convention Center is located.

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2.      Old Districts

Wanhua is the oldest district of Taipei and offers many historical buildings, such as the Longshan Temple and Red House Theater. Stroll around the shopping neighborhood of Ximending and experience the "harajuku of Taipei" firsthand. It is centered on teenage fashion, Japanese culture and subcultures. What used to be the commercial center of the city, Datong, is also not to be missed. Although it has lost relevance as the economic center, it is now most known for Dihua Street with its Japanese colonial and Qing Dynasty architecture.

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3.      Suburban Districts

Taipei is all about its rich history and flourishing night market scene. Enjoy the best of both worlds and visit the district of Shilin. It is known for its excellent museums, including the world famous National Palace Museum and at the same time holds Taipei's largest night market. Located North-east of the city is the Neihu district. It is a great example of how the old and the new meld into a beautiful juxtaposition in Taipei. It offers a mix of local Taiwanese culture and modern shopping malls and restaurants.

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3 Remarkable Things to do in Florida, the Fishing Capital of the World

3 Remarkable Things to do in Florida, the Fishing Capital of the World

It's hard not to take that flight to the sunshine state of Florida where they promise "Real People, Real Time, Real Florida," Florida is the southeastern most U.S. state, facing the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico on both sides. It isn't just known for the Walt Disney World and its hundreds of miles of beaches, but it's also well known for its rich Latin-American cultural influences. Enjoy Florida's remarkable art scene, nightlife, and beach vibe with the Florida Travel Guide and Offline Map.

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1.      Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World by the famed Walt Disney Company featuring four theme parks, two water parks, twenty-seven themed resort hotels, nine non–Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including Disney Springs. Whew, if that's not enough to make you visit then we're pretty sure the hundreds of attractions will. From the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom to Impressions de France at Epcot and Avatar Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom, there is definitely something for everyone.

2.      South Beach

South Beach is often referred to as the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. But there's more to this eclectic city than its pristine shores and vibrant Deco architecture. With its unique mix of Latin-American influences, it boasts a culinary flair of gourmet to casual beachside cuisine that you won't be able to find anywhere else. If you're taking a break from the sun, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll amongst world-class boutiques, art galleries, and stores.

3.      Mallory Square

The famed Key West plaza is located just on the waterfront of its historic Old Town. There's so much to see around Mallory Square that it makes for one of the best tourist and local hot spots in Key West. Enjoy a little bit of history at the Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum and the Old Post Office and Customshouse and of course the very famous "Sunset Celebration." Enjoy this tradition of watching the sunset undisrupted by boats and yachts with local and tourists alike.

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Sightseeing in the Majestic Angkor Complex

Sightseeing in the Majestic Angkor Complex

The Angkor Complex of the ancient capitals of the of the Khmer Empire in Cambodia is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-east Asia. The 400 km2 of land includes a forested area, the Angkor Archaeological Park containing the majestic remains of several temples from the 9th to the 15th century--a testament that Cambodia is truly the Kingdom of Wonder. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. Explore the spectacular Angkor Complex with the Angkor Wat Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      Angkor Wat

The largest religious monument in the world is not one to be missed when traveling in South-east Asia. Measuring 162.6 hectares what was originally built as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu during the Khmer Empire gradually became into a Buddhist temple at the end of the 12th century. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation and has become the symbol of the country of Cambodia and even appearing on its national flag.

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2.      Bayon

Bayon was built in the 12th-13th century as the temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. It stands in the center of the Jayavarman capital, Angkor Thom. It is famous for being richly decorated and its most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and every-day-life scenes.

3.      Ta Prohm

Founded again by King Jayavarman VII is comes to no surprise that Ta Prohm, formerly known as Rajavihara, is built in Bayon style. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.

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Top 3 Jaw Dropping Sights in Verona, the City of the Star Crossed Lovers

Top 3 Jaw Dropping Sights in Verona, the City of the Star Crossed Lovers

More famously known for being the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet;"  the northern Italian city of Verona boasts more than just Juliet's House. Its medieval old town is built between the Adige River and is home to the smaller version of Rome's Coliseum yet equally meandering Arena di Verona. Explore one of UNESCO's World Heritage Center with the Verona Travel Guide and Offline Map as your adventure partner.

1.      Arena di Verona

Built in the 1st-century Arena di Verona is a huge Roman amphitheater that used to stage shows and games. It was so famous that spectators from all over the land--often far from away places would go to witness the. In ancient times, the arena is located in the Piazza Bra in Verona would host more than 30,000 guests. Today, it currently showcases concerts and large-scale opera performances fitting crowds of up to 15,000 people.

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2.      Lake Garda

The largest lake in Italy is a popular holiday destination for both locals and tourists alike. Located between Brescia and Verona, Lake Garda is nestled on the edge of the Dolomites. Glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age formed the picturesque alpine region. Its size is attested by how the lake itself and its shoreline are divided between three provinces--Verona to the South-east, Brescia to the South-west, and Trentino to the North.

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3.      Juliet's House

Moved by the power of storytelling hundreds of thousands of people go to Verona just to set foot in the most prominent setting in Shakespeare's "Rome and Juliet." The house that is said to have been Juliet's was owned by the family dell Capello. It dates back from the 13th century and the family coat of arms still stands tall on the wall. The most notable part of the house is the famous balcony that overlooks the courtyard.

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The Best Places to See in Toledo, the Walled City of Spain

The Best Places to See in Toledo, the Walled City of Spain

Toledo is a testament to Spain's diverse history where you see churches, synagogues, and mosques stand together in its historic quarter. Sitting atop a gorge overlooking the Río Tajo, it was known as the ‘city of three cultures’ in the Middle Ages, a place where Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities peacefully coexisted. It is also a city rich in stunning countryside views and is known to be El Greco's inspiration for his paintings, which are on display around the city. Enjoy this wondrous city with the Toledo Travel Guide and Offline Map on hand.

1.      Alcázar Fortress

At the highest point in the city emerges through the imposing Alcázar. The stone fortification was once used as a Roman palace in the third century and was then restored under Charles I and his son Philip II of Spain in the 1540's. Once the court moved to Madrid, Alcázar it eventually became a military academy. It is a place that indeed stands the test of time. In the 1930's the fortress was heavily damaged during the siege of the garrison by loyalist militias at the start of the civil war. Today, it is reopened as a vast military museum.

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2.      Museo de Santa Cruz

Can you imagine a hospital that boasts an ornate plateresque portico that welcomes you into a series of with six cradles that intersect forming four courtyards? Well, Museo de Santa Cruz was exactly just that. The 16th-century building is a work of art that was built to centralize assistance to orphaned and abandoned children in the city. Now it houses beautiful arts and ceramics with various sculpture exhibits on display.

3.      Cathedral

The Toledo Cathedral is one of the most notable cathedrals in Spain. In fact, it ranks among the top 10 cathedrals in the country. The illustrious building is an impressive example of medieval Gothic architecture. Its enormous interior is full of the rose windows, flying buttresses, ribbed vaults, and pointed arches, which are classic pieces of the style. The cathedral is an art gallery by its own right, with displays of old masters such as Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco himself.

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Three Things You Must Do While In Tel Aviv, the Mediterranean Manhattan of Israel

Three Things You Must Do While In Tel Aviv, the Mediterranean Manhattan of Israel

Tucked on Israel's Mediterranean coast is one of its major cities, Tel Aviv. It is known for its thousands of remarkable 1930's Bauhaus buildings located in the White City architectural area. Its modern and vibrant cosmopolitan vibe is a stark contrast to its older sibling, Jerusalem, making it a must-visit when you're traveling to Israel. This bustling city always has something up its sleeve for the modern-day traveler. Go surfing at one of the many popular surf spots or go museum hopping and be witness to the countries rich culture and history or even go enjoy a day shopping at its most popular flea market. Whatever you do make sure you have the Tel Aviv Travel Guide and Offline Map to help you on your adventure.

1.      Surfing

Not a lot of people know this, but Tel Aviv is actually a popular surfing spot or locals. With 186 miles of sandy beaches and a sea that is virtually free of seaweed and sharks, it makes for a great spot for surfers. The soft and weak waves may not be for pro-surfers, however, this means it's a great spot for beginners and laid-back surfers. Surfing is also something that you can enjoy no matter what month of the year you visit. Thanks to Israel's mild climate there is ample Summer and Winter surfing to be had.

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2.      Flea Market Shopping

Get ready to have your senses tickled at the Jaffa Flea Market. Located just next to Jaffa’s picturesque Old City and ancient Clock Tower, it offers a treasure trove of boutiques, laid-back cafes, pop-up bars, and even outdoor entertainment during the Summer. It is “the Flea Market”, this port-side neighborhood of alleyways, covered walkways and outdoor verandas has been operating for more than 100 years across the same sprawling streets. Open six days a week, from Sunday through Friday, you can get a chance to snag yourself some antiques, handmade, and even secondhand items.

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3.      Museum Hopping

Don't let the modernity of Tel Aviv fool you, it is also a country rich in preserving its culture and history. Enjoy a leisurely visit to its numerous museums including the Beit Hatfutsot, whose multimedia exhibits illustrate the history of Jewish communities worldwide. The Eretz Israel Museum covers the country’s archaeology, folklore, and crafts, and even features an on-site excavation of 12th-century-B.C. ruins. In the center of the museum complex rises Tell Qasile, one of the most fascinating and important archaeological sites in the Tel Aviv area.

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Top 3 Things to Do in Naples, One of the Oldest Cities in the World

Top 3 Things to Do in Naples, One of the Oldest Cities in the World

Sitting on the Bay of Naples is the third largest city in Italy and is considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It had undergone numerous changes from being a Greek settlement in the Bronze Greek Age starting in the second millennium BC to eventually becoming a cultural center of the Roman Republic in the sixth century BC. Today, it is famously known for its rich history--enclosing 27 centuries of memories and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy your trip to Naples with the Naples Travel Guide and Offline Map.

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1.      Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The eruption that rocked the Roman Empire is said to have released a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings. At present, Vesuvius remains active and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Enjoy a stunning view of this sleeping dragon from the ruins of Pompeii or visit the Mount Vesuvius National Park.

2.      Castel Nuovo

Right in the heart of central Naples is the scenic and imposing castle that was erected in 1279. The medieval site is considered one of the main landmarks of the city. When Charles I of Naples became King he ordered a new castle to be built not far from the sea to house his court. Three years later, Castel Nuovo housed royalty up until the War of the Sicilian Vespers. Castel Nuovo soon became a witness to famous historical events so it's definitely a site not to be missed by history buffs.

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3.      Catacombs of San Gennaro

The series of underground paleo-Christian burial sites located in the northern part of the city can easily be identified by the church of Madre del Buon Consiglio. What was once separate cemeteries, dedicated to Saint Gaudiosus, Saint Severus, and St. Januarius is now interconnected by spacious passageways along two levels. The lower level dates back to the 3rd-4th century and may actually be an earlier pre-Christian cemetery.

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Top 3 Spots in Honolulu, the Hawaiian Island Paradise

Top 3 Spots in Honolulu, the Hawaiian Island Paradise

Take a trip to Honolulu, the capital of America's tropical paradise, Hawaii. Whether you'll be traveling alone, as a couple, of even as a family there's always something for everyone to enjoy. From surfing world-class waves and breath taking diving spots to trekking amazing jungles and finding massive waterfalls, Honolulu is sure to leave you and the whole family amazed. Honolulu offers the best of worlds of gleaming high-rises and beautiful natural spots. You can also explore the traditional neighborhoods of Chinatown and Kakaako. Explore this paradise with the Honolulu Travel Guide and Offline Map.

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1.      Waikiki Beach

It doesn't come to a surprise that Waikiki one of the most famous beaches in the world. Whether you're off to the island paradise of Oahu, Waikiki to surf, canoe paddle, snorkel, swim, tan, or even just witness the beautiful sunsets--the two-mile stretch that is Waikiki Beach has it all. Prepare yourself as it's considered one of the busiest spots in Oahu with local and tourists about from sunrise till sundown. But don't let the bustling streets discourage you; the abundance of activities to do will surely keep you busy.

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2.      Submarine Adventures

Honolulu isn't just breathtaking on the surface; it's equally stunning underwater too. You can explore Honolulu's waters and descend 100 feet (30 meters) under the surface of the water without getting wet on several submarine tours available. You can even go on a glass bottom submarine ride. It won't just be a feast for the eyes, but you'll also learn about the local fish, coral, and other animals in this marine habitat through your guide's informative commentary.

3.      Diamond Head

The Diamond Head is one of the famous volcanic tuff cones all over Honolulu. Its cone shaped mountain range that was created due to a series of volcanic eruption events from the Ko'olau Volcano. It's one of Honolulu's famous landmarks, which includes Punchbowl Crater, Hanauma Bay, Koko Head, and Mānana Island. It is estimated to be about 400,000 to 500,000 years old. Take a 1-kilometer hike to the edge of the crater's rim and enjoy a great view Honolulu.

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1.      Waikiki Beach

It doesn't come to a surprise that Waikiki one of the most famous beaches in the world. Whether you're off to the island paradise of Oahu, Waikiki to surf, canoe paddle, snorkel, swim, tan, or even just witness the beautiful sunsets--the two-mile stretch that is Waikiki Beach has it all. Prepare yourself as it's considered one of the busiest spots in Oahu with local and tourists about from sunrise till sundown. But don't let the bustling streets discourage you; the abundance of activities to do will surely keep you busy.

 

2.      Submarine Adventures

Honolulu isn't just breathtaking on the surface; it's equally stunning underwater too. You can explore Honolulu's waters and descend 100 feet (30 meters) under the surface of the water without getting wet on several submarine tours available. You can even go on a glass bottom submarine ride. It won't just be a feast for the eyes, but you'll also learn about the local fish, coral, and other animals in this marine habitat through your guide's informative commentary.

 

3.      Diamond Head

The Diamond Head is one of the famous volcanic tuff cones all over Honolulu. Its cone shaped mountain range that was created due to a series of volcanic eruption events from the Ko'olau Volcano. It's one of Honolulu's famous landmarks, which includes Punchbowl Crater, Hanauma Bay, Koko Head, and Mānana Island. It is estimated to be about 400,000 to 500,000 years old. Take a 1-kilometer hike to the edge of the crater's rim and enjoy a great view Honolulu.

 

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1.      Waikiki Beach

It doesn't come to a surprise that Waikiki one of the most famous beaches in the world. Whether you're off to the island paradise of Oahu, Waikiki to surf, canoe paddle, snorkel, swim, tan, or even just witness the beautiful sunsets--the two-mile stretch that is Waikiki Beach has it all. Prepare yourself as it's considered one of the busiest spots in Oahu with local and tourists about from sunrise till sundown. But don't let the bustling streets discourage you; the abundance of activities to do will surely keep you busy.

 

2.      Submarine Adventures

Honolulu isn't just breathtaking on the surface; it's equally stunning underwater too. You can explore Honolulu's waters and descend 100 feet (30 meters) under the surface of the water without getting wet on several submarine tours available. You can even go on a glass bottom submarine ride. It won't just be a feast for the eyes, but you'll also learn about the local fish, coral, and other animals in this marine habitat through your guide's informative commentary.

 

3.      Diamond Head

The Diamond Head is one of the famous volcanic tuff cones all over Honolulu. Its cone shaped mountain range that was created due to a series of volcanic eruption events from the Ko'olau Volcano. It's one of Honolulu's famous landmarks, which includes Punchbowl Crater, Hanauma Bay, Koko Head, and Mānana Island. It is estimated to be about 400,000 to 500,000 years old. Take a 1-kilometer hike to the edge of the crater's rim and enjoy a great view Honolulu.

 

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