Parisian Moments

Paris

At least once in your travel spree, France’s chic, sexy capital must be experienced. You’ll truly fall in love with the city with its mix picture-postcard icons with simple Parisian moments and you can visit the Eiffel Tower then walk or cycle along the Seine, or cruise down it on a bateau-mouche (bateaux-mouches.fr). Check out Notre Dame and then take a sip on post-cathedral café at Café Saint-Régis, indulge over ice-cream at Berthillon or take a gulp of super juice at literary café of mythical bookshop Shakespeare & Company.

Loire Valley

Scattered around the lush Loire Valley are fabulous châteaux. You will not miss admiring the Renaissance supertanker of a castle Château de Chambord, and elegant Château de Chenonceau astraddle the Cher River. Another perfect one-day combo to visit is Château de Blois is worth the stop tour of French architecture, and classical Château de Cheverny where the display of the dogs having dinner steals the show.

French Riviera

One can say that it has it all for the strip of seashore on the big blue Mediterranean the reason tourists all over the world come during summer. With its vanguard art museums, belle époque architecture, pebble beaches and legendary promenade, the waterside town of Nice dominates the Riviera. 

Provence

The astonishing light and landscape in this part of France’s south call constant snapping and sharing so be prepared and make sure to check all devices and are fully charged. Marseille is where best to begin, a thousand-year-old port with coastline straight off a film set and notable museums like the MuCEM.

Champagne

Champagne is an all class for this northern France, a sparkling viticulture region. Sojourn in Reims (utter something similar to ‘rance’) or Épernay to visit Pommery, Mumm, Moët & Chandon and other big-name Champagne houses.

Brittany & Normandy

Specially created for outdoor fiends and history admirer with appalling seafood, cliff-top walks, a cliff coastline and ancient sights pervade in lore and legend – Brittany & Normandy, a wind-buffeted part of northern France. A magical mysterious abbey-island, Mont St-Michel, best reached in barefoot across the sand.

French Alps

One massive outdoor playground – French Alps – which expel during the ski season, December to April, allure adrenalin junkies from everywhere for the insanely challenging slopes and trails. Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, rule, and Chamonix – a party town – is the place to get a good glimpse to its might and majesty – and whatever the season, the mountain panorama from the top of the Aiguille du Midi cable car is the finest there is.

 

The United Arab Emirates

Known as UAE or The United Arab Emirates, is a country consisting of seven emirates (kingdoms) that are loosely arranged in a type of federalist system of governance. They each also retain their own one-of-a-kind character as each of the emirates has a fair bit of autonomy.

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the two emirates that are most familiar to travelers. Let us momentarily take a glimpse at the two emirates to see how they distinct from a traveler’s outlook.

Dubai

Of the two emirates, Dubai is the more glamorous. It offers an extravagant display of wealth, and is known for being an oasis for the extremely wealthy. Spending luxurious holidays in Dubai know no restrictions, and when the topic is the luxury hotels, travelers have innumerable choices.

A few meters off the coast is the Burj Al Arab is situated on a private island and is easily known as one of the world’s most luxurious hotels.

The Armani Hotel is another option, which is housed in the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – and is the solely Armani Hotel in the world.

Any visitor should be prepared because a visit to Dubai is not cheap, nor is it modest. Throughout the year, high-profile conventions and happenings take place and jet-setters come in and out of Dubai’s jaw-dropping international airport at a high-speed pace.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, for most of recent history, has been in the second view of its more glamorous cousin, as Dubai has favored the vast majority of attention from international travelers.

This, however, is beginning to differ as Abu Dhabi is now assertive and is a serious push for consideration as one of the world’s greatest cities.

Abu Dhabi has still managed to attract top-tier events like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – an annual Formula One race, but still inherently more modest than Dubai.

 

The Ancient City of Luxor

The ancient city of Luxor was one of the greatest cities in the world, at some point in time, 4,000 years ago. Luxor was then known as the golden-era of Thebes and this went on for thousands of years.

Its majesty is comparable to that of Athens or Rome. Magnificent pharaohs created an almost incredible number of tombs, temples and monuments in the
city and its encompassing, which up to this time preserved most of their astonishing grandeur.

Like most Egyptian cities, Luxor which is approximately 700 kilometers south of Cairo,  and is situated along the River Nile. A small patch of greenery traces the shores of the River Nile, considered as the longest river in the world. It crawls through the Sahara Desert and its waters are the main reason why there is civilization in the area.

There is a remarkable contrast that is being created in Luxor. The city of Luxor is green with its outskirts mostly covered by small farming plots. At the same time, if you go just a few minutes outside the city, you would think that the enormous sand dunes and mountains of Sahara were endless.

At the heart of the city is the Luxor Temple, and the sandstone columns are covered in hieroglyphs. It looks even more spectacular at night. What contains the spiritual knowledge of ancient Egypt are the hieroglyphs that embellish every inch of the temple.

The falling off of the Egyptian civilization and religion occurred rather abruptly and so fast was the replacement of hieroglyphics by the Greek alphabet. The meanings of the hieroglyphs went astray even to the modern Egyptians
themselves.

Regardless of what people say, there will always be more phenomenons to explore and secrets to discover. In essence, a tour to Luxor is a remarkable adventure into ancient Egypt, one that should not be forgotten.

Plan A Trip to The Himalayas

If seeing the Himalayas is not in your bucket list, then you better start adding it because this magnificent view is truly a wonder, and is really beyond beautiful.

Not everyone gets the chance to see this mesmerizing view, and for those who are lucky enough to prepare and plan a trip to the Himalayas, here are some tips that you might actually find helpful.

First, make sure to check the weather on the dates that you will be traveling. May to September are the ideal months to explore the place, but the trekking season stretches from March to June.

Second, prepare a map and an itinerary. There are well-defined trekking routes that you can go with but if you are more of a thrill seeker, the off-the-grid adventures should fit you better. If you opt to go with the latter, do some research and talk to the locals before you start your journey to the mountains.

Third, hire a guide. Even if you love adventures, it’s highly recommended that you get a local guide to go trekking with you. This is just to make sure that you’re on the right track and that you’ll have the best experience in the Himalayas.

Fourth, prepare a budget. Most of the advanced and difficult trails are on the pricey side. Don’t forget to bring cash because you can’t always use your credit cards when you’re in the mountains.

Fifth, pack light and wisely. Again, you have to check the weather before you travel so you know what clothes and equipment to bring. Keep your essentials handy for a smooth experience.

Sixth, store enough food and water. You will be trekking, remember?

Lastly, stop, and breathe. Make sure that you are ready to travel to one of the best places on earth. You won’t regret it.