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When most people think of RV travel the word exotic does not come to mind. This is unfortunate because RV travel is by far the best way to travel in a van or a house on wheel to remote and often at times exotic travel destinations whether in spring or summer. In fact, there are many such locations where RV travel is the best way to go to the most exotic vacation destinations and still have access to the comforts of civilized life.

Does escaping the crowds in a beautiful, remote location that is a 45 minutes walk away from civilisation sounds like your kind of adventure? If so, you're in for a treat. Living off-the-grid can be an incredibly relaxing and humbling experience. On this trip you'll stay in beautiful cottages without electricity (only basic lights), with an intimate fresh water source and pond to cool down. All of your cooking and heating needs will be met by a cozy wood fired oven.

Other than being surrounded by natures untouched beauty, what else is there for you to do? Well, relax and take it all in of course! There is a beautiful garden with a lush flowing creek flowing through the property - the back drop to a perfect reading spot if you ask us. Exploring breathtaking hiking trails and learning to cook local dishes in a wood fired oven to maximise your off-the-grid experience.

So if digital detox is your thing, and being away from your buzzing phone and laptop sounds like the right way to unwind and recharge your battery, let us know. Here in this blog are some of the best RV trips that families can plan today with RV tips for first long trip.

1. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA


Glacier National Park is home to the Rocky Mountains, some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery in the US. This remote location was described in the movie Forrest Gump as he recounted the experience of the beauty of the clear mountain lakes as he ran down the Going to the Sun Road.

The open road itself was built between 1921 and 1932 and traverses the park from Apgar village on the west end to St Mary's lake, where the Forrest Gump footage was shot, on the east side. Much of it is carved right out of the granite face of the mountains and it provides amazing views of the remote mountainous regions of the park. It is often referred to as the Alps of the United States.

Glacier National Park and the surrounding national forests make up a vast wilderness area that would take a lifetime to explore. In addition to traveling the Going to the Sun Road there are opportunities for boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking and whitewater rafting.

The neighboring town of Whitefish, MT is a great place to visit with a clean, welcoming native american town center and plenty of dining and entertainment options to choose from.

RVing here is easy. There are RV sites available on the east and west end of the parks, with the west side having the greatest selection and access to more local resources. There are also numerous campsites available in the park with Apgar Village being the largest area.

The incredible thing is this is a great jump off location for other amazing locations nearby while traveling America. You can choose to head over to the Pacific Northwest for vast stunning coastline and rainforest along the Columbia river, or you can head south to Yellowstone National Park for a look at the immense power of Old Faithful.

2. Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, USA


Travel with van down the iconic Route 66 to the Grand Canyon. Most RVers would consider this route to be a must visit place and exotic in its own right with its prestigious position as the Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. However, most people also go there, stand on the edge of a roadside on a viewing platform, let out a few oohs and ahs and then leave.

There is so much more to the Grand Canyon that most visitors never experience. One of the best cases in point is Havasu falls. Havasu falls is a waterfall that pours over a deep red cliffside into a deep blue pool and it is absolutely stunning to see. It is lightly visited for a couple of reasons. First it is located on Havasupai tribal land which controls access through a permitting system.

Next, getting there requires a 10 mile hike each way from the nearest access point, or the help of a helicopter which can fly you in and land you nearby. Most trips to see the falls involve hiking back and camping in the wild at a nearby primitive campground, then hiking back out the next day. If you want to visit a truly exotic location while in the Grand Canyon region, this is the place to go.

Afterwards, take a side trip to explore city life. Just a hop, skip and a jump away is Las Vegas, world renowned destination for nightlife and entertainment. Take out your party outfit or head a little further west to Ventura, a coastal city, northwest of Los Angeles. Among the things to do, southern California offers a lot. Go for a tour of Hollywood, Disneyland or Sunset Cliffs in San Diego and enjoy some amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.

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3. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia


Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is home to Plitvice Falls which is listed as one of the seven natural wonders of Croatia. This area contains 16 sapphire blue, crystal clear lakes which are terraced relative to each other. Water cascades down the terraces between the lakes, creating one of the most breathtaking Croatian waterfall landscapes in the world.

There are several campgrounds around the park where caravaners can stay. These areas range from small inexpensive campgrounds to larger higher end state parks. This exotic area should be high on any RVers bucket list of places to see. The best time to visit Croatia is during May to June and September to October during the yacht week.

4. The Australian Outback


The Australian outback is a truly exotic location which is one of those places that almost requires a RV to visit. The shortest trip across is a 39-hour drive along the north/south route between Darwin and Adelaide, with Alice Springs falling at about the halfway mark. In Darwin visit the Kakadu National Park, World Heritage Site. For anyone exploring the Northern Territory during their stay in Australia, it is a must-visit place.

South of the majestic Kakadu, the Nitmiluk houses magnificent waterfalls and gorges of the Katherine River. In Litchfield we can visit the Katherine canyon and the aboriginal communities of the Arnhem Land islands and the Tiwi islands. This trip allows for the true outback experience and passes near Uluru, or Ayers Rock, which is accessible as a short side trip, Kings Canyon, Tennant Creek and the Devil's Marbles.

The outback is largely very remote and can be an unforgiving place so make sure you prepare properly. If the RV road trip across the Outback wasn't enough, Melbourne is only a day's drive from Adelaide and Sydney is another day from Melbourne. Both are world class cities and offer attractions for everyone and has some of the best places to visit in Australia on a road trip.

5. East Coast USA


Traveling the east coast of the USA is a trip through history. Starting in Cape Cod, one of the favorite RV destinations, the New England experience and the flavor and culture of the Atlantic Ocean is quite tantalizing. Among the things to do, enjoy rich clam chowder as you watch the waves roll in Martha's Vineyard. From there stop in New York City for something completely different, park the RV for the day, take the subway and explore like a local.

The exotic sights and sounds of the city, will be traded for a lesson in history as Washington DC is the next stop. There is so much to see and do, but the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument are an awe-inspiring sight to behold. The entire west coast in USA is full of unique stops and historical places.

The country of the United States was born and shaped along this trail. Reaching Florida, you can choose to stay near the theme parks and cities or check out Downtown Hollywood or the beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast, and Florida Keys.

6. New Zealand


The North and South Islands of New Zealand are both outstanding exotic locations for an RV trip to travel New Zealand. If you have seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies you may already be familiar with the beauty of NewZealand. Most of the amazing landscapes used in the wanderlust movies were filmed on location on the North and South Islands. RVing is extremely popular with the locals, which makes obtaining a rental RV an easy process.

The North Island is smaller and known for its geothermal features and sandy beaches. The South Island is larger and is known for its mountains and rocky fjord like coastline. Either island offers excellent RV infrastructure and will make a great choice for a unique exotic vacation while visiting New Zealand for honeymoon. This is one of the very popular RV vacation destinations in summer.

Christchurch promises an eclectic combination of historical elegance and contemporary culture as the most English city outside of England. As an entrance to the South Island, it is an essential stop on any itinerary. An unmissable activity is to take the famous TranzAlpine train that will take you through the Southern Alps and through thick masses of native beech forest.

Akaroa is the crater of an extinct volcano. Akaroa offers countless activities, but perhaps the most remarkable is swimming with Hector dolphins. This species of dolphin is one of the smallest and rarest of the world. Unfortunately they are almost on the verge of extinction. Northwest of Christchurch, is Hanmer Springs, a small alpine village that has hot springs.

Kaikoura is located on the east coast of the South Island, 180 kilometers north of the city of Christchurch. At the southern end of the city is the Kaikoura Peninsula , which, when entering the sea, causes marine currents to drag abundant animal life from the nearby Hikurangi Trench. Due to the proximity of this pit and the abundance of food, Kaikoura is the ideal place to spot sperm whales, Dusky dolphins, sea lions, albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.

Also, take the path that will take you to the viewpoint of Mount Fyffe. Located on the west coast of the South Island, the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers are the only ones that descend from the Southern Alps. They are two of the most accessible glaciers in the world. Scenic flights are the best alternative to take an image that you can hardly forget among things to do on the South Island.

The fjord is home to penguins, sea lions and dolphins that can be seen regularly during sailing. It is also possible to meet whales. You can also include a visit to the underwater observatory. Here you can observe part of the fauna that inhabits the fjord and admire coral formations that in general can only be seen offshore. If the alpine road you came by road seemed beautiful, try to crown this experience with a helicopter or plane on return.

Milford Sound is a fjord located in the southwest of the South Island and within the Fiordland National Park. Located 300 km from Queenstown, it is a destination worth visiting. It has been rated as one of the best tourist destinations and called the Eighth Wonder of the World. This fantastic and beautiful fjord stretches for 15 kilometers from the Tasman Sea to the interior of the South Island. There are two permanent waterfalls called Lady Bowen and Stirling.

Aoraki or Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. At night, the view of the sky from the area offers one of the clearest views in the world. Dunedin is the second most important city of the South Island. In Dunedin you will also find the steepest street in the world, Baldwin Street and the Cadbury chocolate factory, where you can enjoy a delicious guided tour.

Otago Peninsula, very close to the city, is one of the main tourist attractions due to its beauty and for hosting abundant species of birds and marine fauna. We must highlight the famous Royal Albatross (which is possible to see only in this peninsula); also colonies of yellow-eyed penguins, one of the rarest species in the world.

30 km from Omaru and 85 km north of Dunedin, the wonderful Moeraki Boulders or Moeraki rocks are scattered on the beach. On this deserted New Zealand beach you can see these strange and giant stones formed 65 million years ago. The Marlborough region is also famous for its vineyards, highlighted and awarded worldwide for the Sauvignon Blanc variety.

Invercargill is at the southern tip of the South Island and one of the southernmost in the world. Invercargill is the starting point to visit the port city of Bluff popularly known for its oysters. This is the settlement located further south on the South Island. From Bluff you can take the ferry to Stewart Island.

Half Moon Bay is the only settlement on Stewart Island, the third largest island in New Zealand. It is a fishing village that works as a base for those who make excursions and observe dark shearwaters, albatrosses, capensis datings and different types of penguins. While touring the interior of the island, you will be able to see and hear the Maori Bellbird, the Tui, the fantail, the kaka and many more. From Half Moon Bay, you can jump on the trails of Rakiura National Park.

Whether you are looking for a new experience across the world, or you want to find the exotic a little closer to home, traveling by RV offers flexibility. If you want to find the unexpected, there is no better way than to pack up your RV or rent one and head out on an unforgettable trip. So get out there and explore some exotic RV traveling with these tips for long RV trips.
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Rajasthan is the land of Royals – a place rich in its culture, tradition and history. There are various tourist attractions in the state that you will not stop alluring. The castles in India, forts and palaces at Jodhpur & Udaipur, camel riding at the sand dunes in Jaisalmer, the shopping streets in the pink city of Jaipur and you name it. From travel to food, you will love everything about Rajasthan.

When out for sightseeing, you can also have a travel guide to show you places and share the underlying history and fascinating stories. But make sure you hire a verified guide with proper ID. If you are a travel blogger or photographer, audio guide would be a better option for you. Have you finalized a 5 days for your Rajasthan trip? Ensure your Rajasthan travel package cover maximum of the places within this short yet valuable time.

No matter if you are on a tour of Rajasthan from Mumbai or Kolkata or Bengaluru, you just cannot miss the cultural hotspots in the royal state. It is this culture and heritage that make Rajasthan unique from all other tourist destinations in the country.

The 10 most important cultural hotspots in Rajasthan are Chittorgarh Fort, Mount Abu, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City palace and Choki Dhani in Jaipur (A cultural village), Bagore Ki Haweli in Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and vast desert safari camps in Jaisalmer.

Accommodation in Rajasthan


Over time, Rajasthan has turned into an important tourist destination in India inviting travelers from all across the world which has led to better accommodation facilities in the state. You can choose from the wide range of accommodation types from luxury resorts to heritage hotels to small havelis to guest houses to home-stays. Whatever suits your comfort and budget will be yours! However, make sure to book hotels in advance as there’s rush during peak season.

Shopping in Rajasthan


There are a lot of places for shopping in the state. If you are on a tour of Rajasthan from Delhi, being a delhite you probably would be aware of the popular shopping streets like Johari Bazaar in Jaipur, Nayi sadak and Clock Tower in Jodhpur, MG Road in Bikaner, Bada Bazar in Udaipur and Sadar Bazar in Jaisalmer. You never heard about these? Well, now you know about it all!

Famous food in Rajasthan


Rajasthan offers all kinds of cuisine as now it is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. However the traditional food of the state stands unique from any other dishes served in the hotels, streets or homes. Some of the best Rajasthani food that you must try includes Dal Baati Churma, Gatte ki Sabzi, Pyaaz Kachori and Laal Maas.

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Best Time to Visit Rajasthan


The first thing that strikes one's mind is what would be the best time to visit a destination and when the place is Rajasthan, the question becomes more prompt. To answer this direct, you must plan for a trip to Rajasthan in between the months of October and February. During winters the temperature drops to an average range of 25 degree Celsius to 12 degree Celsius.

The next best time to visit Rajasthan after if not winters could be monsoons. The sight of dancing peacocks is worth to behold my friend. So, if you cannot wait till October, book your tickets somewhere in between June and August this year. However, you might have to drop some of the places from the itinerary as they might be closed due to rains.

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How many days required to visit Rajasthan?


On your trip to Rajasthan, you have to cover four of its major cities – Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur. A trip skipping any of these cities in the Rajasthan packages won’t be called complete so make sure you spend a minimum of 2 nights in each city which makes the total number of days to 10 days. Your Rajasthan trip shouldn’t be less than 10-12 days if you want to cover all the major destinations across the state.

Transport in Rajasthan


Rajasthan has plenty of local transport systems such as tuk-tuk, e-Rickshaw, Local buses, tourist buses, auto-rickshaws, cabs and tourist permit cars. You can hire tourist cabs dealing with a tour operator for convenience, especially if you want to have a road trip.

Clothing in Rajasthan


Last but in a way the most important point is what to wear when traveling in Rajasthan. If you are going on a trip to Rajasthan in December, pack some cotton wears and flats for the day and get woolens like hoodies, sweaters, jackets, etc. for the chilly nights.

We hope you have a great time exploring the royal land of culture and tradition with a Rajasthan holiday package. Get your rajasthan tour packages and tickets booked and head to the city.
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As poets, artists and philosophers have shown us for centuries, the natural world is a great inspiration. People marvel at the beauty and wonder of the natural environment all over the world. And it's never too young to start getting your little ones to take note of the earth and its many offerings. In fact, simply getting children to play outside when they are young can spark off a true passion for the environment.

So here's how as a parent you can get your kids love playing outside and not just play indoors and get inspired by the natural world.

The benefits of the natural world for little ones

Most adults know that a walk in nature can make us feel better on even the gloomiest of days or a swim at the beach, or an adventure in the jungle. And children are no different. They just don't yet know how to spend time outdoors. Help them get excited about playing outside so that the child loves seeing what the places around them have to offer.

There are lots of different ways to do this. You could start by simply encouraging them to play sports and team games that need to be done outside. For example try introducing easy soccer ball and cricket games for kids or take them on an orienteering walk where they'll be able to take in the environment while engaging with something fun.

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Ways to get your kids to enjoy an outdoor activity

Want to get your children enjoying the outside fresh air, but not quite sure how? Here are four fun ideas:

Plan a treasure hunt: One really fun way of getting kids to play outside is to set them a treasure hunt. Hide simple clues in different parts of your neighbourhood and send them out in teams (with a responsible adult attached!) to race towards the end.

Show them lots of different environments: The outdoors is a pretty massive place so if you want to get your kids excited about it try showing them some of the variety. Use holidays and weekends to explore rivers, mountains, jungles and oceans.

Link the natural world to different jobs and opportunities: Want your kids to see the real opportunities the natural world brings? Go for playdates in a local zoo and let them see what it’s like to work with animals. Or let them help out in the garden and see how much they learn about growing plants.

Do things that you couldn't do inside: Easy cricket games for kids are a great starter here - it's not something that can be done in the living room and inspiring a love of cricket will mean older children will also have a reason to get out of the house. If cricket isn't their thing, try other sports like hockey, football or athletics.

Those are just a few ways to help inspire your children not to watch TV and reduce screen time but to get outside and be physically active. In these screen-filled times when it seems that childhood is increasingly taken up with social media posts and selfies help kids explore what’s really going in the great outdoors.
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Who doesn't like to travel the world? But the only problem stopping you to do travel frequently is the budget issue, right? If you are single and making good money, then I am sure you are able to fulfill your travel needs frequently, but a budget traveller with a limited earning and big family are hardly able to make a single travel plan every year.

1. Do You Have a Credit Card?


Well, I guess you already have a credit card. If not, then let me tell you that there are some good travel credit cards available with which you can easily spend for your travel and get good discounts, cash backs and earn reward points regularly. Check out the list of best travel credit card in India and apply for the one that best suits your need.

Personally, I prefer to have credit cards for any kind of payment but never forgetting my spending power. Because at the end of the day, I should not spend unnecessarily and at the same time, should not miss those reward points also which I may not get if I pay through other modes of payment.

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2. Take the perfect travel bag


This part is not for girls because girls need a lot of things to pack for their trip. But for a wise traveler whether man or women, bag size is the most important thing to consider. You do not need to take a large luggage or suitcase even you are going for a long trip. Leaving airport then catching bus and trains with large travel bag always gives us the feeling like we are not in travel mood, but are in trouble mood.

I personally prefer a backpack for convenience. So, before you leave your house take the right size travel bag which is not too big or too small.

3. Clothes to pack in the bag


For summer it is always recommended to take light clothes and clothes made of cotton fabric. Don’t even take any black clothes when your trip is in summer. Too many clothes for summer is not recommended. Because it is summer and you have to stay light to enjoy the trip. Don’t sweat by taking a large bag and wearing winter clothes.

We do this mistake mostly for the winter trip. We pack extra winter clothes than we actually need. Most of us take two winter jackets. One we put on and another we put in the bag. But the extra one makes our luggage size big and heavy. If you are already wearing a jacket you do not need to take another. If you feel less cold outside just put off your jacket and take it in your hand.

But in such case make sure your inner clothes are enough clod protective. In winter we have to wear boot and shoes. Especially when the trip includes skiing or during snowfall, we need to protect our feet by wearing boots. For winter protective boots check out this boot collection.

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4. Travel gears to include


We cannot live without our gadgets even we are on a trip. Gears and gadgets are part of our life. Make a list of your necessary gears and gadgets that you mostly need. But do not take an extra and unnecessary thing because you have to take the gadgets that are required to enjoy the trip.

For instance, if you are going for winter trip you will need skiing pole, goggles and for summer hiking or trekking, you will need hiking pole, rope, knife, GPS, and things like that. So, keep enough room in your bag to place this gears by not taking unnecessary gears.

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5. Do not miss on entertainment


A trip is not all about walking, hanging out with trip mates and sightseeing. You must be tired in your bed after returning to the hotel room. So why would you miss any of your favorite TV series during the trip? So, buy a local sim of that area to stay connected with the virtual world.

If your hotel provides free Wi-Fi then you do not need to think of it. But when you travel to a rural area like in some village of Africa or make a plan for camping, then you will need the local sim to connect to the network.
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Do you dream to go up the Col du Tourmalet, one of the best hikes in France and cycling climbs in the world in your mountain bike. Col du Tourmalet, the colossus, the giant, the myth of all the climbs is the one that all cyclists dream of climbing once in their lives. The Col du Tourmalet, or simply Tourmalet goes without any doubt to the story of great cycling achievements. The Tour de France has added a patina of legend to this high mountain pass in such a way that it is already inseparable from the sport of cycling.

The Col du Tourmalet Bike Climb is situated in Midi-Pyrenees. The Col du Tourmalet ascent is 17.2 km long starting from Sainte Marie de Campan. You have to climb 1268 meters. The maximum slope is 10 %. PJAMM Cycling has the list which contains the best bike climbs in the world. Where to stay to face the climb up the slope of St. Marie de Campan is always a matter of doubt.

It is true that Campan is close to the climb. Many people stay in this town and wheel to warm up in the direction of Bagnères de Bigorre (7 kilometers away) to then return and start the climb. Bagnères de Bigorre is a very touristy town and there is a wide range of accommodation.

Tips for Cycling Up Hills

For those who are new to cycling sport, you will reach a time where you must climb the hill and much more likely. To perform this task effectively, there are some tips that you should think about so as not to waste all your energy or increase heart rate while climbing the hill. Many first-time cyclists end up falling into bad habits that hinder their ability to climb hills.

Once you develop a method, it's hard to get out. So be sure to start the right foot when it comes to climbing the hills. The last thing you want to do is to be scared of the roads with names like Old Mountain Road, Granite Hill, and Hill Crest Lane. You will use not only your legs to push yourself up the hill but your arms as well.

If you climb a hill correctly, you will notice that your arms will be cumbersome like your leg muscles are pulling down on your bars. Try not to disturb the "pull" from pulling the rails. Eventually, cyclists who tend to pull their rods lose momentum, and their body will work unevenly, making it even more troublesome.

Making a bicycle lighter for cycling uphill is an option that many cyclists choose. They will remove their rear brakes because more power and control comes from the front brakes anyway, but if you are competing, you will need to check the regulations to make sure you can do so and still qualify for the competition.

You can use smaller windows, although this step may bring some comfort away from your trip, you will not notice much because steep climbs reduce travel speed. Some riders under 65 kg lose weight and will use the old road bike seat and remove all padding to ride the open plastic mold only. You will be invited to rule on your part if you can ride without stuffing, by all means, try it.

Mountain bike water bottle holders and cages are almost unnecessary for horse riding for an hour or less. Ready-made cyclists must already compete for water, then respray it immediately afterward, and there is no need to take a huge water bottle. Breathing is one of the most important aspects of climbing the hill.

For your muscles to get the oxygen you need, your breathing techniques must be correct. Make sure to keep your chest open, and breathe deeply through the diaphragm (lower abdomen) instead of the upper chest and shoulders. Skeletal breathing across the chest can increase ventilation, where you will have to breathe twice several times to get the same amount of oxygen as if you had proper techniques in place.

Often the most experienced pheasant has already recovered on the hills. They do this by breathing profoundly and expanding the lungs. RPMs or revolutions per minute can vary from pheasant to pheasant, but on average they will be about 80 rpm when climbing the hill. This can vary due to the composition of the cyclist's body, not because of individual strength.

The important thing is to lift the truck effectively. Do not wait until the current gear becomes very difficult. This somewhat late also focused on pulling the pedal stroke to the top as much as you push them down. One good way to think about it is by guiding your heels down and driving your heels through the ground on the stroke.

On the opposite end of the stroke focus on throwing the knees into the handlebars. This will push the tendons and glutes to work as hard as the thighs do. Otherwise directly burn your thighs out and quickly. The mental aspect of climbing hills with a bicycle is one of the most important parts. Remember mountains like road names?

It has been shown that knowing that you can perform a task is 95% of the battle, and the rest is material. Why do people often surrender? Their minds are trained for this event even if they are their bodies. You will need to be in the right mind mode to climb that hill, see yourself advancing, top up and up with energy to spare you and carry you forward. Just remember this, at the top of each hill you climb there is always a trip back down.

When you recover, you want to see everything, photograph everything and of course enter the bar museum, where you will surely enjoy the most comforting drink and food of your life. From what great being a cyclist we encourage everyone to live this great experience. Numerous cyclists from all over the world reserve a few days in summer to face the climb of the Tourmalet, much more than a mountain pass. Do you dare?
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The number of men and women who are looking for no strings attached relationships or love is on the rise, who abandon the traditional holiday destinations in favor of increasingly exotic places. The number of men and women of different age groups is growing, who caress the idea of ​​finding love or even just fleeting relationships on vacation.

To push many of them to places with a high rate of fun and low inhibitions is not only sexual desire, but also the desire for different relationships. Therefore, the idea of ​​a break leads to relationships that can last only two weeks and which do not exclude a sort of reward in economic terms or gifts to the occasional partner.

During a holiday the rest from busy daily rhythms increases sexual desire. In the summer, moreover, the action of the sun has a decidedly positive effect on the hormones, stimulating the production of serotonin and testosterone. Even the desire for transgression increases, to subvert the habits, in every field and in the erotic one, testing new pleasures.

A trip to India is an opportunity to discover another approach to well-being using techniques ranging from the ancient wisdom of tantra and lush natural landscapes. It's about taking the romantic relationship to the next level, both in the bed and in the outside world. In India the Kamasutra and Tantra were invented hundreds of years ago and they had a very open, advanced and spiritual vision of love.

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Without becoming too philosophical, the experience of a vacation is associated with certain pleasures, that is, an escape from normality. For a first approach, it is quite easy to learn different methods of meditation in states like Goa for example, where there are many centers that offer courses to tourists.

In Arambol, there are centers that offers many classes in yoga and meditation, including Tantric meditation, also called sexual meditation. Through breathing exercises, relaxing the body and exchanging energy, the goal is to enter into communion with the energy of our environment and that of our partner.

With a little practice, it can unlock the flow of energy in the whole body and even reach ecstasy without going through orgasm. It is an ideal practice for those who want to live their sexuality better, often held back by cultural taboos around sex in our society. You learn a lot about yourself and your relationships with others.

Ayurveda can be found in India as a whole, but even more so in the state of Kerala, in the south of the country, and the cradle of this medicine. For a first approach, try abhyanga massage, which is a massage of the whole body with essential oils. The coconut available here abundantly is a symbol of fertility in India. In addition, Coconut oil is used as an excellent lubricant and stimulant.

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Many retreats in Kerala offers accommodation in cabins with palm trees on the coast of the Arabian sea, as well as sensory-sensual exploration sessions, erotic inspiration, and wild euphoria. Many couples have often resorted to them not because they were necessarily traveling, but as an escape to find romance and eroticism.

It's the same kind of pleasure you feel when you eat a chocolate bar or smoke a cigarette. Oh, and let's not forget those wonderfully clean and fresh sheets, room service, pools, smells, and the list goes on and on. You will learn erotic imagination techniques, and you will enjoy the gifts left in your room like sex toys and homemade aphrodisiac truffles.

Many top hotels offers sensual rooms to unleash the fantasies of the travel couple that allow you to spend a crazy night with the help of intimate products. These are offered in different chests of spectacular design inspired by the seven deadly sins to experience wild, sensual, sweet or perverse fun with the toys, ultrasexy lingerie, bath oils, exfoliants and a massager so that it is she who enjoys a relaxing night. The best? That the next day you can take the chest to continue the fun at home.

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In addition to accommodation and toys, many packages includes a bottle of champagne in the room, and strawberries with cream. On the other hand, the therapists use the fertile energy of the earth to allow the tourists to connect with their natural rhythms and find their most pure and primal sensuality through yoga and meditation oriented to sex.

The contemporary tantra concepts lead ancestral practices of tantra to the modern world, combining ancient wisdom with current therapeutic tools that allow couples to build both spiritual and erotic connections. In the north of the country at the foot of the Himalayas is the Disneyland of Yoga. Rishikesh, a sacred city, has dozens of ashrams to choose from and lots of courses of all varieties of Yoga.

Here I reviewed many of the beliefs I had about sex and learned a whole new way of coping with life. In tantra there are two oranges that together form the symbol of infinity and this connects them with everything that exists. No one will enter there for codependency, need or attachment, but by pure celebration of force itself.

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Are you wondering on how to travel solo in Europe or looking for some solo female travel ideas for backpackers? Europe is one of the safest places to travel when you are on your own and travelling Europe alone on a budget as it has some of the cheap places to travel. It can be a great place to meet people and fellow travellers as well and you can also travel cheap especially in May and June or October and November.

We all know about the famous European must-visit spots like Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and London, but there is a lot more to the Euro experience than this. That is why we have picked out the best European cities to travel solo that may not be at the top of everybody's bucket list to travel on budget. They are all definitely worth a visit and the European cities that should be on every solo traveler's list.

Along with best cities in Europe for solo travellers, best time of year to go and vacation ideas, for each country we have included one insider tip on a place to visit which is a little bit special in this Europe travel guide and blog.

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1. Portugal


Portugal is one of the oldest countries in the world. Founded on the margins of the Tagus River and open to the Atlantic, the ancient Lisbon with its seven hills and its decadent appearance continues to maintain an unquestionable charm for the one travelling to Portugal. Lisbon is the second oldest capital in Europe after Athens. The best way to get to know Lisbon is to walk on its narrow, cobbled streets, which wind up and down and reach the San Jorge Castle on the traditional tram 28.

While traveling Portugal enjoy a nostalgic fado in Alfama, take a picture with the statue of Fernando Pessoa, savor a coffee and pastéi de nata in Café a Brasileira and walk along the Belem promenade at sunset to watch the sun set over the Tagus. In Belem, one of the most famous and visited districts of Lisbon, there are two emblematic attractions of the golden age of Lisbon.

One is the Tower of Belem, from the 16th century, whose architectural style is representative of the time and typical of Portugal. The other is the Jerónimos Monastery, also in the Manueline style, where Fernando Pessoa is buried. Very close to Lisbon is Fatima, one of the most visited religious destinations in the world.

Sintra is considered the best excursion to do from Lisbon or from the coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril. Sintra is a Portuguese town that is located between the Sintra Mountains. Hidden among these pine-covered hills are extravagant palaces, opulent mansions and the ruins of an ancient castle. The walk from the historic center to the National Palace of Pena and the Castelo dos Mouros goes up a very steep hill and is quite challenging.

The city of Sintra is the best example of Europe of the colorful and whimsical romantic style of architecture. To the north of Lisbon, on the Atlantic Ocean and on the banks of the beautiful Douro is Oporto, the second largest city in Portugal. A tour of the Douro Valley will give you a full day in the Portuguese countryside. The wine culture permeates the route through this fertile valley from the city of Oporto.

Insider Tip: Coimbra, located between Oporto and Lisbon is an ancient medieval capital and one of the must see places in Portugal. Crossed by the Mondego River, it is a small city built at various heights and full of charming corners that can be covered in a day. In the center or the upper part, you can discover hidden courtyards while you walk through its narrow cobblestone streets and old buildings.

In this part, in addition to seeing the Old Cathedral and the Arch of Almedina, you can go up to the historic campus of the University of Coimbra, a World Heritage Site, and visit the magnificent Joanina Library. The lower part, the Baixa, revolves around the Praça Do Comércio, is a commercial area of ​​bourgeois houses, which highlights the beautiful Church of São Tiago and Santa Cruz Park. You can get to Coimbra from Oporto by train.

2. Andorra


Andorra is a small European country located in the eastern part of the Pyrenees Mountains and adjacent to France to the north and Spain to the south. A great way to start your trip to Andorra is without a doubt to take a first stroll through Andorra la Vella. Get close to the old medieval bridge of Pont d'Engordany.

You can also visit museums like the famous Tobacco Museum, where they will explain all the natural process of making this product, or the Escaldes-Engordany Art Center in which a wide collection of works and photographs of different authors are collected. Places like Santa Coloma or El Pas de la Casa are some of the most famous and where you will discover totally spectacular places.

3. France


France always appears in the highest positions of the most visited places in the world. Have you never heard of the palm tree? If so, I tell you that you should not look for it in any park. Because this palm tree is made of stone and brick. It is located inside one of the most unique and beautiful churches in the city inside the Couvent des Jacobins.

This church built by the Dominicans has a sober exterior that does not prepare the visitor for what awaits him inside. After crossing the door one finds oneself in an unconventional temple in which the altar is not where one expects. The stained glass windows color the two naves of the temple. And the tall columns stylize the temple even more.

And there, in the background, is the famous palm tree. It is undoubtedly one of the must see places in Toulouse. In the center of the city, on Place Wilson, there is a merry-go-round. The merry-go-round runs all day on weekends. If you think you are too old to climb it, at least get closer to see it and enjoy the square. It is one of the most attractive in the city. Its oval shape is the same as that of the rugby fields.

It's worth going to La Maison de la Violette. A beautiful shop located inside a barge on the Canal du Midi where you can taste crystallized violets. Hanami is the Japanese tradition of flowers. Something that can also be done in Toulouse in the purest Japanese style. And it is that to the west of the city, very close to the Canal du Midi, there is a park. And inside, a real Japanese garden.

There the visitor waits for a pond with tents crossed by a bright red bridge, a pavilion that could well be in any garden in Kyoto and a lot of trees that fill the garden with color in spring. If the time to travel to Toulouse is spring, do not miss this beautiful place.

When you go to Toulouse, remember that your river is feminine. Always refer to her as the Garonna. And it is that the pink city could not be bathed by a river that was not as feminine as her. A walk through its quais gives the traveler some of the best images of the city.

The bridges, some of its churches and the most beautiful sunset in Toulouse can be seen from the riverbank. It is just at sunset when the Park La Daurade and the stairs of the Place Saint-Pierre become a meeting point. Tourists and groups of friends go to these places. Just sit down on the river bank, take out the snack and fresh beers and wait for the sun to disappear, dying golden brown to the city and the river.

The hotels in Toulouse is extensive. There are establishments for all budgets and distributed throughout the city.

Corsica is a much more rugged island than Sardinia. The main holiday areas are located on the east coast especially in Porto Vecchio where you will find very beautiful beaches with fine sand such as those of Palombaggia, Folacca and d'Asciaghju. Ajaccio oozes history, Napoleon's birthplace, the historic center of Calvi to the northwest or the always photogenic Bonifacio to the south of the island also offer pleasant walks through the historic center as well as stunning sunsets.

In Corsica the mountainous profile is much more abrupt and you will find more surprising landscapes. Of alpine type, the Spelunca canyon and the surrounding mountains will make you forget that you are on a Mediterranean island. Also, you will also find trails on the coast as the recommended way that takes us to the Sanguinaires Islands or a beautiful walk on the L'Île-Rousse.

If you are going to spend a few days in the third city of France, these are the essential places to visit in Lyon.

It was on Fourvière hill where the old Lugdunum, capital of Gaul, was founded. Here we can see the Roman legacy of the city, with its Roman theaters and the Gallo-Roman Museum. The wonderful La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, in the Byzantine style is visible from practically all Lyon, and its mosaics, columns and roofs of the interior are worthy of admiration.

This Basilica actually houses two churches, one on top of the other, as well as a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary, crowned by a statue of her in gold. Old Lyon is the perfect place to stroll and enjoy the medieval legacy of Lyon (of the best preserved in the world). Here you will find many traboules, passageways between the old buildings of medieval times. Many of them have nice surprises, like the Torre Rosa.

The Lyon Cathedral is located at the foot of the Fourvière hill. It is located in the heart of the Vieux Lyon district, surrounded by bouchons, the typical Lyon restaurants. In Juiverie Street we find numerous buildings from the medieval period with the respective shields of their owners hanging from their facades.

Place des Terreaux is one of the most beautiful squares that we can see in this neighborhood, called Presqu'île by the peninsula formed by the rivers Saona and Ródano before its confluence. Here is the Hôtel de Ville, Lyon, which is one of the most beautiful town halls we can find in Europe, and the Bartholdi fountain, named after its author, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who designed this fountain on behalf of France (the woman) and its four most important rivers (horses).

Place Bellecour, the largest pedestrian square in Europe is one of the most popular places in Lyon. The statue of Louis XIV on horseback dominates the square, from which the most important shopping streets of the city depart. The cinema was born in Lyon thanks to the Lumière brothers. The Lumiere museum is located in what was the house of the Lumière's parents, in front of what was once the Lumière factory, and where the first film in history was filmed:

In the museum you can see the cinematograph, as well as other objects invented by this family.

Tour Tignes and Val d'Isere, going around the station enjoying skiing in France. From there go to the area of L'Aiguille Percée. From this point, at 2,748 m, is one of the longest descents, to Tignes Les Brevieres, at 1,550 m. The advanced skiers can descend through the Vallon de La Sache, a large off-piste area.

From Les Brevieres, go up to Tignes Le Lac, alternating ascents and descents, to continue until La Tovière at 2,700 m, and from there go down to Val Claret. In sum, a great excursion to do skiing in Francewhere you can enjoy countless tracks of all kinds. Another day you can ski the La Grande Motte Glacier, and then a Cable Car will take you to the highest point of the Tignes Glacier at 3,450 m.

You have left, maybe for another day, to go skiing to the La Fornet area and to the Pisaillas Glacier, with incredible snow quality. In the afternoon the ski pass offers the option of going to the pool of the Lagon center, in Tignes Le Lac, where you can also find a Bowling alley always very fashionable, a guaranteed atmosphere to end the night!

Are you looking for a weekend trip to France? You should go visit Annecy, in Haute-Savoie. In my guide, I will show you all the things to do in Annecy. Of course, Lake Annecy will be the first thing you'll want to see when you arrive.

You can start your walk from Paquier, the immense lawn that goes up to the lake, and continue on the right until the Jardins de l'Europe or Gardens of Europe. With this itinerary, you will pass through one of the highest places in Annecy, the pont des amours, a bridge of lovers like that of Paris.

On the other side of Paquier you can go to the gardens of the Imperial Palace, the most luxurious hotel in Annecy. It is located on the border of the adjacent village of Annecy, Annecy le Vieux, which, despite its name, should not be confused with the old town of Annecy. A good way to get to see the place is through a Segway ride on the shore of Lake Annecy or a bike ride around Lake Annecy.

For those with an adventurous spirit, reserve a paragliding session on Lake Annecy. The view is crazy. No wonder why Annecy is the best paragliding site in Europe, and one of the paragliding sites in the world! The paragliding session usually starts from Col de la Forclaz or the small town of Talloires and must be booked in advance.

From paddleboats, through waterskiing and wakeboarding, everyone will find a nautical activity that suits you in Lake Annecy. Besides the lake, the city of Annecy is also famous for its beautiful old town and the main channel that runs through it. That's why the city is also known as the Venice of the Alps. Annecy borrowed more from the famous Italian city with her famous carnival!

Every year, usually at the beginning of March, hundreds of people dressed in magnificent costumes parade in the street. Several activities related to make-up or mask creation can be done in Annecy during the Venetian Carnival. You will also find some typical French shops with delicious cold cuts of Haute Savoie and cheese.

Yes, there is an excellent ice cream parlor in Annecy. Desserts, like tiramisu, are pretty good too! Annecy is also the perfect place to eat a good tartiflette, croziflette, cheese fondue, savoie diots (sausages) or, of course, lake fish like perch, trout or arctic trout.

Another must-see for locals and tourists is the Annecy Lake Festival. This incredible pyrotechnic show takes place every year on the first Saturday in August and is the largest Festival in Europe. In Annecy, hotel nights can quickly be quite expensive. So a good solution can be to use Airbnb to rent a room or a full apartment!

Now we are going to give you several options to make different escapades in north France from Alsace to Normandy.

Two other important cities are Mulhouse, one of the first cities in France to industrialize, and Colmar, whose old town is a well-preserved example of German Gothic style and early Renaissance. In the center, the St Martin's Church seems to call to order its squares and monuments. This Gothic work of beautiful design and cathedral dimensions opens onto the homonymous square.

Taking a boat ride through the Little Venice of Colmar is like traveling back in time to the 15th and 16th centuries, when Alsace was one of the richest regions in Europe. From the walls of this 12th century Haut Koenigsbourg castle an incredible view of the Vosges mountains, the Rhine valley and the Black Forest is seen.

Together with Ribeauvillé and Kaisersberg, Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful hiking villages in Alsace in the French country side.

Alsace is a piece of Germany inside France, like a delicious fruit that fell on the other side of the fence from the tree of the neighbor who saw it being born. Alsace is a region of France located in the east of the country, on the border with Germany and Switzerland. Its capital is Strasbourg, home to important international institutions and organizations in Europe.

Strasbourg, with Brussels, is the political capital of Europe, since it is the seat of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. The medieval atmosphere becomes more intense as you enter La Petite-France, the old neighborhood of fishermen, millers and leather tanners. Surrounded by four channels that look like the fingers of a giant, it is a perfect place to try Alsatian beer while watching the old towers of the Pont Couvert.

Although Alsace has well-known brands (Kronenbourg and Kanterbräu), you have to dare to ask for a brand of homemade beer. Let yourself be advised and taste without hurry. The best way to discover them is to follow the Alsace Wine Route, a 170-kilometer itinerary that has one of its most beautiful stretches between the cities of Obernai and Colmar.

They say that the Alsatian storks are oriented in this plain taking as reference the mountains that, like sentinels, watch over the vineyards. The Mount Saint Odile is one of the most famous for its religious significance.

Here there are many cafes and restaurants that prepare typical Alsatian specialties such as cocido or baeckeoffe, sauerkraut (fermented cabbage and accompanied by sausages or bacon), flammeküche, a kind of pizza with cheese, onion and mushrooms, and fleishnacka, a roll of pasta stuffed with minced meat and stewed, which is served cut into slices and served with green salad.

If you like good cuisine, in Alsace you can enjoy a wide variety of pastries, such as Pain d'épice (Alsatian Gingerbread with spices) and brédalas, small biscuits typical of the Saint Nicholas Day (December 6) during the winter in France.

The traditional cuisine is based on the Germanic culinary tradition, as it often uses pork, but also has foie gras, snails, honey and fresh cream without forgetting the many wines of denomination or the beers. Go into any Winstub and discover the Alsatian gastronomy and the french onion soup.

The Ardennes Natural Regional Park practically borders Belgium. The ideal is to take a good hiking map of the area and walk along its paths to discover the different types of landscapes in which forests or rocky cliffs follow one another. Actually, hiking is not the only outdoor sport that can be done around here.

It is also common to tour the area on mountain bikes or riding, and even paddling in the different rivers of the protected area. Lille is one of the great cities of northern France. All this without forgetting that it has a very attractive historical center on the banks of the Deûle River and a very special gastronomic offer, which unites the French and the flamenco tradition.

Biarritz is located in the southwest of France with the Bay of Biscay to the west, and to the northwest with Anglet. It is also close to Bayonne and only 30 km from the Spanish border. So the city has an ideal location to enjoy both beach and mountain. Bordeaux is just two long hours from Biarritz.

Biarritz is now a luxury destination, that has not lost, but also bohemian, in which surfers walk with their flip flops and their boards between beautiful buildings of classic French style. The most delicate restaurants share a street with fashion shops, where one can order a Kelly from Hermès (and wait for their months until they receive it, after paying several tens of thousands of euros) or purchase a necklace of beads made by hand by a street hippie.

The mixture of French and Basque tradition make this small coastal town a small paradise where you can taste a good foie accompanied by a Bordeaux (the region is neighboring), try a delicious cannelé in any of its bakeries or have a hake to the Basque in its port restaurants. In the Rue de Mazagran and the Rue Gambetta the most modern venues are concentrated, where the young people who go out on a march through the area meet.

The Cantabrian Sea is wild in these parts and the tides make theirs with the most confused tourists. In the Grand Plage, the waves can be as tall as towers, and that is a family beach located in the center of town, just in front of the Casino. Do not be fooled. On the Miramar beach, surfing is not allowed, although the waves are also strong.

Where you can relax a little is in the Plage du Port Vieux, where children usually go because the risk is lower. But if what you are looking for are big and strong waves, which is what usually happens when one goes to Biarritz, the best thing is to go directly to Los Ascos Beach (of course), where surfers rule by overwhelming majority.

With the arrival of the high tide it stops having sand and from the rock you pass to the water. In the morning there is sand and in the evening it disappears with the total and you bathe or surf from the asphalt or the rocks.

Loire Valley is a lesson in the history of living France in a mixture of Celtic awe and Gaelic charm. The ancient village of Amboise, at the foot of its fortified castle, extends over the south bank of the Loire river. Separated from the river by a mattress of colorful flowers, Amboise is home to the Chanteloup Pagoda, a typical Chinese structure.

Located 5 minutes from Amboise, and only 5 kilometers from the Chenonceau castle, it is the perfect place to enjoy a break and visit beautiful landscapes next to the Loire. In the vicinity of the pagoda is a museum that revives the splendor of the old Chanteloup Castle.

The city of Chartres is well known for having one of the most beautiful and largest cathedrals in Europe, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Chartres Cathedral is the jewel of the city, built in Gothic style. It is believed that in the place where the cathedral is located, there was already a place of worship, in the times of the druids when the area was a religious center for the Celtic tribe of Carnutes.

In the inside of the church, it stands the crypt , the largest in France. The Museum of Fine Arts of Chartres is located in the former palace of the bishops, in the apse of the cathedral.

Marseille is the oldest city in France located in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhone, around the Old port, protected by its two forts, Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Jean. The Old Port is the nerve center of the city, and is an unavoidable stage to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the fish market and its lively springs, especially on the football match nights of the city team, Olympique de Marseille.

Here, you can also taste the famous local specialty, the bouillabaisse. The famous La Canebière is also a very popular place in the city. The picturesque neighborhood of Panier, houses typical high houses with colorful facades and hanging clothes. The Museum of Fine Arts of the city is located in the sumptuous Longchamp Palace . The garden of the Vestigios exhibits Greek and Roman vestiges.

The Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde dominates the city from its 162 meters high. From the square, you can see a magnificent view of Marseille and its surroundings. Marseille also offers a Christmas market in December.

Insider Tip: End at the seashore, almost in the English Channel, in one of the most touristic places of Normandy of Deauville. It is a historically visited town and an emblem of the beautiful Costa Fleurie, both for its casino and its racecourse or spas. Deauville is a good place to settle and travel Normandy, visiting historical sites of World War II, the Interesting city of Caen or the spectacular and nearby cliffs of Honfleur and Etretat.

4. Luxembourg


Have you ever thought about traveling to Luxembourg and also do it cheaply? Luxembourg airport is located a short distance from the capital, about 7-8 kilometers away. From there it is easy to move around the country, either by renting a car, or if you go straight to the city with a bus to the central station.

Luxembourg card allows to see the main places of interest in Luxembourg such as the Casemates (caves) of the city, the History Museum of the country or the fairytale castles such as Vianden with free admission. Chemin de la Corniche, in the capital, is one of the streets with the best views in the world. In fact they call it the most beautiful balcony in Europe.

The Casemates du Bock was a refuge during the bombings of the Second World War. Those of Pétrusse are located in the valley that surrounds the upper part of the city, a place that must be visited. Visit the great monuments of the city, such as the Ducal Palace of Luxembourg and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Stroll through the old quarter of the city, the Grund district to get lost in its fairytale alleyways. In addition to outdoor recreation there are a number of museums. Luxembourg has more than 50 castles, many of which can be visited, since they have been restored in recent years like Beaufort, Clervaux or Bourglinster, but there are other lesser-known routes such as the Valley of the Seven Castles.

If you still have time, you can also go to the border with Germany and visit Triers, one of the Roman gems of the Germanic country.

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5. Belgium


A trip to Brussels, Bruges and Ghent has become at this point a classic itinerary in Europe. These 3 cities, very close to each other, have a wide variety of attractions to offer from its medieval architecture typical of Belgium and the Netherlands, to its interesting museums and churches.

Brussels is cultural, beautiful and interesting. Its medieval buildings, its comic book culture and its countless galleries and museums have made it one of our favorite destinations. Manneken Pis is one of the main attractions. It's just a statue of a little boy peeing, but the challenge is not to laugh when you see it! And how not to name the typical Belgian food and drinks. Famous is the Belgian beer, but also on this trip we can also add waffles, mussels and French fries.

Bruges has several museums, but the Groeningemuseum is probably the best. Here you will find works of the famous Flemish primitives, such as Van Eyck and Memling. The nerve center of the city is located in Grote Markt, surrounded by impressive facades such as the Provincial Palace, or De Lakenhalle and the imposing monument known as Atalaya, symbol of freedom and autonomy of Bruges. With the Belfort in the background, the best plan in Bruges is probably to sit in the square and enjoy a good beer.

Today we will give you reasons to travel to Antwerp. The city is separated by the Scheldt, but the St Anna's Tunnel traverses it below the earth joining both banks. It was built as a pedestrian passage and for bicycles in the 30s. You must go down 31 meters under the river bed, and it will give you the feeling of having traveled in time, since everything is preserved exactly as when it was built.

You will also notice a sudden change in temperature as you have just started your descent to the center of the earth. On the other side of the shore, in the magic hour of the sunset, you will find yourself facing one of the best panoramic views of Antwerp. Vlaeykensgang alley is near the Grote Markt, but you will have to put yourself in the shoes of Sherlock Holmes to find it.

It is a set of courtyards and galleries that transport you directly to the medieval era. Among the things to do in Antwerp you can also stop for a coffee in some of the restaurants and bars that live in this alley today. The atmosphere in Meir zone is very pleasant since this neighborhood is very close to the historic center. Some of its streets intersect and the contrast of finding the Boerentoren building, the first skyscraper in Europe.

Antwerp City Card for 48 hours will give you free access to all monumental museums and churches, as well as public transport in the city.

Dinant, within the province of Mamur, is one of the most touristic and beautiful in Belgium. The city is located between two of the most attractive geographical features of the Wallonia region of the Mossa river, which runs through the town itself, and the rugged Ardennes reliefs. In short, Dinant is one of those essential destinations on any trip to Belgium.

If you travel to Dinant it seems necessary to drink a Leffe, since very close to here is the Abbey of Our Lady of Leffe, the origin of this prestigious beer, now known throughout the world.

Insider Tip: Hallerbos is a beautiful, quiet forest in Belgium. When the Bluebells are in full bloom, it looks magical. Abundance of Bluebells under the giant Sequoia trees makes the place worth visiting.

6. Netherlands


Amsterdam is one of the sin cities and most visited destinations when visiting European capitals. This mythical city receives millions of tourists a year who want to explore its picturesque streets and beautiful canals. Among the main museums are great exponents such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House.

While traveling in Amsterdam one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city is Jordaan. It is best to walk through its streets at dusk and, why not, to improvise a relaxed weekend on the banks of a canal. You only need a small bottle of wine or some beers, some sandwiches!

Another neighborhood that must be seen is the Red Light District, full of bars, coffee shops and, of course, the famous shop windows. Prostitution is legal in Holland. It is a tricky subject but, regardless of your opinion, respect the decisions of others. And of course, do not even think about taking pictures of the girls. Do not treat them as a tourist attraction (it's also forbidden).

You must bear in mind that for more than 30 years in the Netherlands the sale of marijuana is completely legal. Even if you do not smoke, going to a coffee shop is quite an experience. And of course go to a café to have a beer and try some bitterballen, and some meatballs. Do not leave the city without trying some Stroopwafel, super thin waffles, stuffed with caramel. They have a few calories but they are good.

Insider Tip: Among things to do in Amsterdam, do not miss the flower market. Reserve a day of your time to take a trip to Volendam, Marken, Edam and Zaanse Schans and get lost in the more rural Holland, among windmills, tulip fields and cheese markets. Amsterdam has no sea, but it does have several urban beaches, where you can even bathe. The most popular is Blijburg aan Zee, to the southeast and is a must see on your first trip to Amsterdam.

7. Czechia


Formerly known as the Czech Republic, Czechia has almost become synonymous with its capital city of Prague. This beautiful chocolate-box-like city attracts millions every year, especially around Christmas time when the Christmas markets open. There are snow falls often to make the city look even more beautiful.

When it comes to planning an excursion from Prague, the spa town of Karlovy Vary is undoubtedly one of the most interesting options. Located to the west of Prague, getting to Karlovy Vary will give you about two hours of travel, but after visiting this historic spa, I bet you will consider that it was worth it. Karlovy Vary in German is known as Karlsbad.

If you start the visit to the north of the city, from the entrance coming from Prague, the first essential point is the Dvorak Park, where you will find the first colonnades that house sources of medicinal waters. This is the Colonnade of the Park. It is a strange sensation, typical of a spa, to be able to drink directly from a source of naturally aerated water that comes out hot.

Following the walk along the river, you will arrive at a large esplanade where the so-called Colonnade of the Mill is located. A little further on, along the pedestrian street you will find the Colonnade of the Market. At the end of the pedestrian promenade that runs along the river you will reach one of the most significant buildings of this spa town, the Gran Hotel Pupp.

Behind this famous hotel you have an alley from where you can climb the Tower of Diana, either walking or using a rack train. The mineral water with bottled gas from Karlovy Vary, as well as the Becherovka liqueur, is famous throughout the Czech Republic. As a souvenir to buy during your visit, it is typical to buy some ceramic jars with the appropriate handle to test the mineral waters that spring from the springs, as well as the Moser glassware.

Czech people are outdoor-lovers. Most of the locals love to escape the towns and European cities. They travel to go hiking or skiing in the beautiful natural mountains and lakes which are dotted around the country. Perhaps this love of exercising in the outdoors explains the heavy local diet of meat and dumplings, washed down by gallons of delicious locally-produced beers.

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Insider Tip: Take a solo trip outside of Prague and discover the neglected city of Ostrava. Czechia’s third largest city is always in the shadow of the more glamorous capital but has its own unique charm. Fantastic restaurants, friendly people and a very low cost of living make this a great off-the-beaten-track destination for solo travellers.

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8. Italy


Nobody really needs an excuse to visit Italy, home of some of the most iconic destinations in the world. Rome, Milan, Venice in Veneto are places that everybody should try to visit at least once in their lives. Roman architecture abounds. The works of great masters adorn churches and galleries, and the rich culture of this ancient country has touched much of the civilised world.

That culture includes the famous Italian cuisine. When you think about how many food and drinks use Italian names in the English language it really emphasises how omnipresent Italian food has become. However, there is no substitute for sipping cappuccinos in Rome or eating Neapolitan ice-cream in Naples while visiting Italy.

With the passage of time, the charm and magic of Venice do not diminish. On the contrary, she continues to exercise the same fascination in those who still do not know her and also in those who have already visited her but, without a doubt, wish to return. Because Venice is one and is at the same time more a symbol than a place.

In Venice the days are never enough with gondola rides, visits to unmissable museums, excursions to nearby islands, tours of the most famous bridges, visits to luxurious palazzos. The gondolieri will tell you the details and secrets of the most famous places and, if you're lucky, you can even sing a typical Italian song.

Walk aimlessly through alleyways away from the tourist sites and discover corners, fountains and squares that seem like a story. Sit in Piazza San Marco for a coffee and listen to live music and you will lose track of time. The heart of Venice is the magical St Mark's Square, one of the largest squares in the world and also one of the most famous.

Its cafes are filled every afternoon with tourists and locals who enjoy a good ristretto, music of violins and the view of the Grand Canal. The Saint Mark's Basilica is one of the symbols of the city and center of religious life. To one side of the Basilica is the Giotto's Bell Tower, almost 100 meters high, which you can climb to enjoy the view.

The Ducal Palace was the residence of the dukes and seat of government. You will also see the Clock Tower and other historic buildings. One of the sides of Piazza San Marco overlooks the Grand Canal, the most important in the city. The vaporetto tour will give you a totally different view of the city and the main buildings and palaces.

The Rialto Bridge, on the Grand Canal, is the oldest in the city. Another of the most famous bridges in Venice is the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Palace of Justice with the New Prisons. Tradition says that the couple that kisses when passing by gondola under the Bridge of Sighs, will find eternal love.

In Murano, the famous colored glass unique in the world is manufactured. Burano is a beautiful fishing village where lace is traditionally woven around the world (look for shops in Via Galuppi). Less than 300 kilometers away is the elegant Milan, a city with an important cultural heritage that goes far beyond fashion.

Verona has something special that falls in love from the first moment. I do not know what makes it unique and that make it one of the essentials of the country of pizza and pasta. But if in these moments you do not have a partner, do not worry, Verona is much more. There is life beyond romanticism and the city hides a great proposal of attractions to visit at least once in a lifetime. We start?

Thanks to its privileged position between Milan and Venice, it is the perfect place to get away for a couple of days if you are making a route through northern Italy. It is the place in which Shakespeare set his tragic novel Romeo and Juliet. Forget about the public or private transport, put on some comfortable shoes and go around the streets waiting to meet the Juliet's House, the Arena of Verona, the Lamberti Tower.

Take a break to sip a delicious cappuccino or hold back with your partner in that part of the bridge to watch the beautiful views or take a picture. If you decide to travel in the time of Valentine's Day, if you are not accompanied by your partner, doses of romanticism and love samples can hurt your sensibility if you are without your better half.

Throughout the month and especially over 4 days the city becomes the epicenter of the ideal of love and many activities are held in it. You could always be eating pizza, pasta and ice cream without getting tired, because in Italy there are a thousand and one possible combinations of all of them. If you are passionate about pizza you must make a mandatory stop at one of the best Neapolitan pizza houses in the city.

You can accompany them with tasty starters such as carpaccio with arugula and cheese, pasta, gelato! The baci di giulietta or Juliet's kisses, is the most representative sweet of the whole city, which, as it is more than evident, has created a whole business around the history of Shakespeare lovers. But the best part is that they are delicious!

It is a recipe that can be found in most bakeries in Verona made from almonds and hazelnuts. If you are a sweet lover, you cannot leave without trying it.

About 250 kilometers south of Venice is the wonderful Florence, where the splendor of the Renaissance is present in monuments, fountains and buildings but also in hidden corners of the city. The horizon of the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige is dominated by the impressive chain of the Dolomites, the friendly face of the Alps.

Its wide valleys covered with forests and meadows open to the south, so they are warmer than those of the north, warmth that is reflected in the character of those who attend the bivacchi, typical mountain huts that serve meals to skiers in winter and hikers in summer.

We head to Bolzano, the main town in the Italian Tyrol, where we can admire part of the Dolomites, beautiful views, and the journey became less heavy seeing that we already entered the Alps (South Tyrol) Austria by the Brenner pass, where we can see the fascinating bridge of Europe, immense viaduct that offers us unique views.

The central part, the Brenner Pass proper, occupies the land between Sterzing and Matrei, through the village of Brenner itself. But above all, the route from Trento to Bolzano means knowing two cultures, since here the airs of the Mediterranean and the Tyrol mix.

The beautiful and characteristic Merano is a city of different denominations. It is a city of gardens, city of well-being, historical and modern city, mundane but at the same time calm. After Bolzano, it is the second largest city in the Trentino Alto Adige region. The name of Sissi, queen of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is linked to the story of Merano.

Very important is also the wonderful Trauttmansdorff Castle, where the empress stayed twice during her stay in the area. Merano is an excellent city to stay to visit the Christmas markets of the area, to enjoy the thermal baths, to see Bolzano, Trento, and the Dolomites, including Val di non and Val di Sole (if you travel by car).

Corvara, situated in a sunny plain at the foot of the Sassongher mountain, can be defined as the cradle of tourism in Alta Badia. Pastry shops, after dinner bars and pubs and fashionable shops offer enjoyment and variety without altering the calmness and pleasantness of the small Alpine town.

In summer several lifts allow you to easily reach altitudes of over 2,000 meters where you can enjoy incomparable panoramas - the view sweeps from the Dolomites peaks of Alta Badia up to the Marmolada glacier and the Austrian Alps. Trails, from the easy ones at the valley bottom and on the plateau of Col Alto-Pralongià, up to the longer excursions in the Puez-Odle natural park or the more difficult ones on the Sassongher peak and Piz Boè are the joy of excursionists and climbers alike.

Merano is a lively city, of international events of great importance with the horse tours, the Merano Forst Grand Prize, the Merano Jazz Festival and also the Musical Weeks of Merano, international symphonic music event, the traditional Grape Festival and of course the Christmas markets. In other words, the city is enriched throughout the year with cultural, sporting, enogastronomic and traditional events.

The period of the Christmas markets is one of the most exciting in the city. In the air you can smell the perfumes of the hot wine (Vin Brulé), the spices and the typical pastry. The Christmas songs are heard through all the downtown streets. The Merano Christmas Market is the largest in the area, with its 83 exhibitors.

Another particular drink of Merano, which is also typical of the German Christmas tradition, is the Feuerzangenbowle, a sugar loaf soaked in rum, which is dripped in a copper pot filled with red wine!

Turin, the capital of Italian Piedmont is famous throughout the world for protecting the Shroud and for being the cradle of solid chocolate and Fiat. Let yourself be seduced by this beautiful Italian city, with the Alps always present and the great river Po embracing the center.

Get to know its baroque and modernist architecture, its distinguished boulevards, its charming paved squares, its interesting museums and its cozy cafés. And, of course, do not miss its great nightlife and its transalpine gastronomy. But there are many Piedmontese towns, full of cultural, gastronomic and historical richness as it happens with the charming town of Ivrea.

Ivrea Cathedral (Duomo), crowns the sky of the area, being very visible from almost any point. Ivrea was the headquarters of the Olivetti typewriter company and the mark of this brand in the population is more than remarkable. The Ivrea carnival is extremely popular as well as its orange festival where people throw oranges.

Lake Como, in the Lombardy region, is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy and also one of the most unknown, although it seems incredible. It is sometimes eclipsed by tourist areas such as Tuscany, Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast in Southeast Italy. Focus on the most touristic towns and places like Lenno, Bellagio, Brienno, Cernobbio, Varenna, Menaggio and Nesso.

There are several historic villas on Como Lake, where they have lived from aristocrats to writers or artists, since the sixteenth century. Today, these villas have been adapted and converted into hotels or museums and many of them can be visited. Fish, pasta and sweets are some of the protagonists of the most recommended restaurants in the area.

Positano is one of the most internationally known towns on the Amalfi Coast. You can get to Positano by car, bus or public and private ferry. Praiano is a small fishing village, lies between Positano and Conca dei Marini, and is usually ignored by most tourists. Salerno is the best option to base if you want cheap hotels.

The first town that appears in the Sorrento Peninsula is Castellammare di Stabia, located a few kilometers south of Vesuvius, at the southern end of the Gulf of Naples. Next to this town are the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Stabiae. Take your first bath in one of the magnificent lidos or Palombara beach.

The Capri island is one of the best summer destinations on the coast of Naples, can reach from Positano, Amalfi, Maiori, Minori, Sorrento, Salerno, Naples, with ferry or private excursions. It is one of the most beautiful islands of this coast, with its famous Blue Grotto. Vietri sul mare is the village of the Amalfi Coast closest to Salerno.

Pompeii is located in the Bay of Naples, south of the Neapolitan city, and on the way to the Sorrento peninsula. And if you love these mural paintings, it is essential that you visit the Archaeological Museum of Naples. Keep in mind that this museum is where most of the frescoes found in Pompeii and other Roman enclaves destroyed by the Vesuvius volcano are preserved and exhibited.

If you do not, you may be disappointed to see the excavations in Pompeii as the vast majority of Pompeian art and frescoes are found in the Naples-based national institution. On your walk through the streets you will be attracted by the houses where you can see the famous frescoes of Pompeii.

You can see diverse and interesting samples in the house of Octavius ​​Quartio or the House of Venus in the Shell. However, the most spectacular frescoes in the Pompeii enclave can be found in the Villa of the Mysteries, located outside the old city, to the northwest.

There is no trip worthy of Italian Tuscany that does not include the visit to Pisa. Seeing the inclination of its famous tower is an attraction that will be difficult to resist at a stone's throw from Florence. It is a huge green meadow on which extends the impressive monumental complex whose center is the Duomo cathedral, although its most popular corner is the famous leaning tower of Pisa.

On a tour of this region of Italy it is mandatory to travel to Siena. Among the most visited Italian cities as a tourist destination is Siena. Located centrally in the attractive region of Tuscany, it brings together art, history and nature in a powerful combination difficult to resist. In this post we will tell you the things to do in Siena and how to get there from Florence.

The Piazza del Campo in Siena is considered one of the most attractive European urban places. In the Piazza del Campo twice a year a famous horse race called the Palio di Siena is held. By bus, from Florence to Siena, it is a journey of a little over an hour. If you want to go by train from Florence to Siena you have to take an hour and a half trip.

Traveling to Sardinia is an excellent option to complete your trip through Italy or even as a unique destination. The island is ideal for traveling alone. Traveling to Sardinia not only means seeing a wonderful Mediterranean island but also approaching a very interesting part of Italian culture. Alghero is a medieval city, while Cagliari is more modern and more cosmopolitan.

Sardinian beauty lies in its natural places, such as the Valley of the Moon, the Neptune's Grotto, coves of the Gulf of Orosei, sailing to the granitic islands of the Maddalena archipelago or the Grotto del Bue Marino. It is easy to imagine dropping anchor in the winding bays of Costa Smeralda, full of celebrities and supermodels.

Whether crossing the dunes of Costa Verde barefoot, agitated by the waves, or relaxing in the silky bays of Costa del Sud, the traveler will plant his towel on the beach and will never want to leave. You can hike through its exuberant and silent interior to the nuragic ruins of Tiscali; follow the dizzying coastal road to the bay of Cala Luna or walk among holm oaks to the imposing Gola Su Gorropu canyon.

The Roman city of Tharros, the nuragic village of Barumini or the Sassari sites will open the door to other times. If you want to know how the real Sardinian life is today, do not miss the villages of Castelsardo, San Pantaleo, Santu Lussurgiu, Baunei, Santa Teresa di Gallura or Palau and the submerged Roman ruins of Nora.

There is no other place where one has so close semialpine forests and white sand beaches, animal oddities as the blue-eyed albino asses of Asinara or the wild horses that are timid, by Giara di Gesturi. In addition, the cuisine of the island is exceptional with its pasta, bread, dolci, wines and its characteristic cheeses, including pecorino casu marzu, which contains larvae and is stored in barns.

Abruzzo is a region located in the east of Italy, about 2:30 hours from Rome. Abruzzo has a coastal area where you can enjoy the beaches and the sea and another mountain area. The villages are usually located high up in the mountains which makes some spectacular photos. Each one is more photogenic than the previous one. Go to Pescara, capital of the region or to Vasto to bathe in the Adriatic Sea.

To eat we recommend the area of ​​San Vito Chietino. It is very good and it is the cheapest in Italy. There are bars next to the sea where you will find pasta dishes. They also make grilled fish. Go for a walk in the area of ​​the Fossacesia abbey. It is a very quiet place with a nice view of the area.

After a short walk relax with a spritz in a bar just in front of it. Have your first contact with the arrosticini, lamb skewers that are very typical in the area. It is best to give yourself a treat and go to a Trabocco. You have to book in advance because they are always filled but we are sure that it is an experience that you do not forget.

To sleep the places of the coastal area where you will have more variety are Ortona and Vasto. Visit a town like Roccascalegna, a small town like Sulmona. In the month of August there are some medieval whips in the Garibaldi square that make the city wake up a little and fill with people for a few days. From Sulmona take the road (do not go on the highway) to Scanno. On the way you will stop a few times as the landscapes are spectacular.

Anversa degli Abruzzi is a village town that you cannot resist having a beer. Just after leaving Anversa degli Abruzzi you will pass through the Gorges of Sagittarius, from where there is a beautiful view of the town. It is the typical town of the area, with brown houses and (almost) always on top of the mountain. A little further on you will find lake Scanno that at sunset gives you some beautiful colors.

Once you have visited the town, we recommend that you take the little walk called Sentiero del Cuore to take your picture with the lake in the form of a heart in the background. It can be done from the lake in an hour and a half and from a road that is on the way out of the town itself in only half an hour. If it is summer we recommend that after the walk you have a good swim in the lake.

Go to Rocca Calascio and Santo Stefano de Sessanio, two towns that are very close to each other. Go hiking through Campo Imperatore. It is an idyllic place where many films have been filmed and where Benito Mussolini was imprisoned even after his fall from power until being released by the Germans a month later.

Today there is a ski resort, famous as it is only an hour and a half from Rome. The place is also known in the world of cycling since it has been several times final stage in the Giro d'Italia.

Far from giving off the grandeur of Palermo, the corners of Catania, or the elegance of Syracuse, Trapani seduces for other reasons. Its pedestrian historic center, its quiet environment, the gastronomic proposal, the famous salt mines, and the proximity to the Egades make it worthwhile to stop on our route through the west of Sicily.

Both the Annunziata Sanctuary and the Pepoli Museum deserve to delay the visit to the city center. The historic part has streets of great beauty such as Via Garibaldi with its baroque palaces or Via Vittorio Emanuele with its route of churches, pedestrian routes where suddenly appear wonders such as the Senatorial Palace and the Clock Tower.

Opposite, on the island of Colombaia, the Castello di Mare guards the entrance to Trapani by sea. On the south coast there is the marina and the docks where the excursions to the Egadi depart, while in the northern part we find the beaches, from the urban coves of Porta Ossuna or the Tower of Ligny, to the Litoreana or San Giovanni, immense beaches.

The itinerary called salt road runs along its irregular row of windmills that draw a landscape that Cervantes already evoked. The salt mounds, covered in terracotta tiles, look like blankets that safeguard the salt. In Nubia, in the territory of the salt pans of Paceco, visit the Salt Museum, located in an old mill. The boat trip to the Egadi that leaves in the morning and returns in the afternoon after visiting Favignana and Levanzo is one of the most popular attractions.

South of Trapani, after leaving behind the pink salt pans that face the Phoenician island of Mozia, the road takes us to Marsala in Sicily. The almost always present sun encourages to buy a piece of cheese, open a good Marsala wine, and eat Lazarillo de Tormes in the quiet Marsala. From Roman times the wall and some porticoes of access to the city are still preserved.

The vines grown there produce white and red wines with an exceptional flavor and aroma. Since the 19th century these wines are exported all over the world. As you can imagine, there are numerous wineries where you can taste this wine jewel.

The two towers of Bologna, the tower Garisenda and the tower degli Asinelli, are the great icon of the city, although they are only two of the more than one hundred that came to be in the Middle Ages.

Levanto, an Italian coastal city, is pleasant, although it lacks the charm of its illustrious neighbors. In May the Festa del Mare is celebrated, which pays homage to the sea through numerous activities. Levanto is located a few kilometers north of the Cinque Terre National Park, composed of five historic towns anchored on cliffs located on the edge of the Mediterranean.

Although some tourists take advantage of the somewhat lower prices of Levanto, most of them head a little further south when they visit this region of exceptional landscapes. Among all the towns of Cinque Terre, Monterosso is the one with the largest accommodation offer. One of the activities that you can not miss if you visit Cinque Terre is a boat trip along the coast to enjoy the wonderful views of the villages from the sea.

The boat makes a stop in each of the towns, with the exception of Corniglia which has no port as it does not face the sea. Monterosso al Mare, is the largest town with more services, restaurants and hotels of the 5 that make up Cinque Terre. It is also more aimed at sun and beach tourism because it has the best in the region. At the end of the beach, there is Il Gigante, an enormous sculpture that represents Neptune the god of the seas.

Vernazza is one of the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre and the one that has best preserved the appearance of a marine citadel. Another place to visit in Vernazza is the Doria Castle, an imposing bastion that extends at the end of the town and ends with a long boardwalk from which you can see the entire citadel. In the highest part of the castle is the Belforte, an imposing cylindrical tower from where you can get a panoramic view of the whole town.

Insider Tip: Among the best places while traveling Europe on your own, many people miss out on the beauty and charm of Lake Garda. Pay a visit and you won't be able to come back soon enough. And while you are there, stop in at the Osteria Gatto d'Oro for a meal. This quirky dining establishment is not to be missed. The best time to visit Italy is April to June or September to October.

9. Monaco


Travel to Monaco, the second smallest country in the world just behind the Vatican. It has a privileged location, surrounded by the Alps and the Blue Coast. Monte Carlo is considered by many the capital of the principality, although in reality it is a district of the city-state, which is at the same time the capital.

It is known for its status as a tax haven as well as for its sparkling casino, its tennis open and its famous Circus Festival, added to a family famous for scandals. For the traveler it is a fascinating experience from a night in the casino, nightclubs in Monaco to a visit to the excellent Oceanographic Museum.

Travel to Monaco and discover the most concentrated luxury and entertainment in the world. Stay at the most exclusive hotels facing the French Riviera, the same ones that celebrities from all over the world attend during the celebration of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, which turns the peaceful streets of the city ​​in a speed circuit where the most powerful cars in the world run.

Following the coast to the south, Monte Carlo follows the district of La Condamine, built around the port of Hercules, where you will discover the most spectacular yachts you can imagine. Along the promenade you can enjoy an aperitif in one of the terraces of the bars and restaurants of the environment.

In this district is also the Grimaldi palace, official residence of the royal family, built in the early thirteenth century but with many subsequent updates. You can visit the interior with guided tours. When you look for leisure, cookie shops or a places to eat in Monaco, you will also find it in La Condamine.

Princesa Carolina street is pedestrian and is devoted to trade, which will allow you to rest from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the principality.

10. Bosnia and Herzegovina


Mostar, a medieval city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the banks of the Neretva River. Ottoman mosques with wide avenues and buildings from the Austro-Hungarian period are mixed in its streets. It is currently one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country. Near the Stari Most is the Muslim quarter, one of the most beautiful places in Mostar. In the Kujundziluk Bazaar you will find typical products and crafts.

Insider Tip: The two towers of the bridge can be visited. In one works a museum about the history of the city and in the other a photographic exhibition about the Balkan War. Several of the mosques of the Ottoman period have survived and open their doors to the public, such as that of Koshi Mehmed Pasha, the Karadjoz-bey and that of Vucjakovica dzamija.

11. Montenegro


Filled with majestic mountains, stunning beaches and welcoming and friendly people, Montenegro is irrefutable proof that it can be small and important at the same time. The old town of Kotor may not be as impressive as Dubrovnik where the Game of Thrones was shot but is a trip back in time to the Europe of walled cities with dark alleys and churches in each square.

There is an extraordinary display of birds on the largest lake in the Balkans, shared by Montenegro and Albania. On the Montenegrin side Lake Skadar National Park encompasses monasteries on islands. It is a glory to see this postcard fortified island town of Sveti Stefan, a piece of Mediterranean island with oleanders, pines and olive trees peeking out from among the red roofs of its pink stone houses.

The imposing gray peaks of the Durmitor massif are reflected in 18 glacial lakes, called gorske oči (eyes of the mountain). The biggest and most beautiful is the Black Lake. Perast occupies an ideal position, at the apex of the bay. This romantic seaside town, full of elegant baroque palaces and churches, is the main attraction of the entire Bay of Kotor.

The walled Old Town of Budva emerges in the Adriatic as a miniature, less frenetic Dubrovnik. With a romantic air, it shows in every corner that Mediterranean character. It is not easy to get a good view of the beautiful Tara canyon, as it is hindered by its vertical walls up to 1300 m high and lined with trees. The effect is even more impressive.

The most southern town of Montenegro, Ulcinj has a special vivacity, an indefinable animation that becomes evident especially on summer nights. No photo shows how wonderful the Ostrog Monastery is. The beautiful white complex attached to a rock wall will be just a speck in every frame that shows the height of the rock. The so-called accursed Mountains are rather divine for hikers and climbers. This steep Prokletije mountain range is the highest part of the Dinaric Alps.

The new Bar is an industrial city without much interest, but inland there is a real jewel. The suggestive ruins of the ancient city of Stari Bar stand on top of a cliff. Biogradska Gora National Park nestled between the folds of the Bjelasica mountains has such a peaceful, solitary and intact air that makes you want to stay forever.

Insider Tip: Although Podgorica has taken the capital from Cetinje, the old royal city of Montenegro still has the most important museums in the country. The true essence of Herceg Novi is in its modest old town, between the lively promenade and the busy road.

12. Slovakia


Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is very beautiful and deserves more than 24 hours to discover in depth everything it offers the visitor. Given its proximity to Vienna, many decide to stay in the Austrian capital and not come to this city. Bratislava is one of the smallest European capitals. However, its location on the banks of the Danube River and its historical places make it the perfect Christmas fairytale towns in Europe.

Insider Tip: In fact, if you come in winter, on festive dates, maybe you can see Santa Claus in the decked streets and precious Christmas markets.

13. Albania


Among the best places in Europe to go, Albania has long been the forgotten country of Europe. One day people are going to wake up and realise that this beautiful part of the world has a lot to offer. While near neighbours Greece and Croatia hoover up just about all of the tourists. Any solo travellers bold enough to take a trip to this relatively unknown land will be pleasantly surprised by what they find there.

The climate is wonderful and you will find plenty of beaches along the coastline. But it is the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of this fascinating country that is the big draw. Especially since you won't have tens of thousands of other tourists stepping on your toes.

Located in the south of Albania, along the coast, the Llogara National Park can make us discover incredible mountains that rise more than 2000 meters, at the edge of the water. The road is incredibly winding and there are often traffic accidents, so it is wise to exercise caution while backpacking Europe.

It is incredible to believe to follow the coastal road from Saranda, after going through some steep curves, to be at the top of a gorge that culminates at 1000 meters and that is surrounded by mountains, some of which reach 2000 meters. This place seemed totally sublime. The natural park contains mountains, sea and lush forests.

The views of the park are simply sumptuous, and there are many Albanian food restaurants along the road, housed within traditional wooden constructions. Anyone who comes to spend a bit of time in Albania stop at one of the traditional villas of Llogara National Park and enjoy and explore the surrounding forests, which still house many specimens of wild boar, deer and wolves. It is one of the best way to travel Europe.

A diamond-shaped city located between the Rozafa Citadel, the magnificent Albanian Alps, the deep-blue Shkodrade Lake, a 30-kilometer sandy beach and the Buna River delta. Shkodra is one of the oldest cities in Albania, the main city of the tribe of the Illyrians, located in the northwestern part of the country.

The most important places are the castle of Rozafa, located in the western part of the city, between Drini and Buna rivers, the Hammam or Turkish bath and the Lead Mosque. The Mes Bridge and Lake Shkodra are two natural places to visit. The big lake (the largest in the Balkans) west of Shkodra, shared with Montenegro, is worth a trip.

Along the western coast there are some beaches and coves for bathing in fresh water, and the rustic villages of Shiroke and especially Zogaj seem still stuck in time. Nature lovers or for those who are looking for a pleasant walk through some of the forests can go directly to the beach in the Buna Delta reserve, between Velipoja and the Buna river, which here forms the border of Montenegro.

The Buna is a 44 km short river that originates in Lake Shkodra and meanders its way to the Adriatic Sea. Near the sea, the river divides into some branches, forming a low-lying swampy area in the delta area, with some fishing villages and a large island on the Montenegro side (Ada Bojana). On the Albanian side, some ancient arms of the river have turned into swampy lakes full of wildlife, surrounded by pine forests and deciduous trees.

The delta is populated by a rich variety of animals, including turtles, wild boar, foxes, jackals, spoonbills, pygmy cormorants, tanagers and hawks Levante. Arriving early in the morning gives you the greatest opportunity to observe wildlife and the opportunity to explore the entire area.

Permet is also known as the city of roses. Here in this beautiful canyon valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, you will find the Kati Bridge (a beautiful bridge that is over 500 years old) and the Benja Thermal Baths. These natural spring water baths are known for their curative properties and restorative benefits, great for those with stomach, kidney or skin ailments. Either way, great for your health and well-being.

Insider Tip: Make sure to visit the Butrint National Park to explore the Roman and Greek ruins in the south of Albania, opposite the Greek island of Corfu. This is a beautiful archaeological site. You get to feel like an explorer as you wander around the centuries-old site without having to put up with crowds of people.

14. Moldova


Moldova is one of the most unknown countries in Europe and considered the poorest country in Europe. It is the fifth least visited country in the world. Formerly on the edge of the USSR, Moldova has walked solo since the early nineties. Through the following guide we will show you that traveling to Moldova can be those unforgettable trips to be made in the old continent.

Going through this nation we will understand the importance of the Soviet bloc in the east. Romanians consider Moldova as their own. Chisinau located in the west of Romania and in the north, east and south of Ukraine is its capital. In 100 kilometers away you can find the Black Sea. It has two main rivers, the Dniester and the Prut.

Cricova is possibly the best known winery in Moldova. Its underground wine kingdom, 15 km north of Chisinau, is among the largest in Europe. Orheiul Vechi monastery carved into the rock of an imposing cliff is the most evocative attraction in Moldova.

15. Latvia


Conveniently located in northeastern Europe, the size of Latvia allows you to make a quick visit and offers globetrotters the possibility of arriving in just a few hours to Lithuania and Estonia, as well as to Saint Petersburg (only 7 hours away). car) and Belarus, or even make a trip to Finland in a weekend in Finland, Sweden or Lapland itself.

From your arrival in Riga, you will notice the tranquility of a capital that contrasts with the turmoil of the great cities of Western Europe , as you will be surprised by the trolleybuses of public transport, the famous Art Nouveau architectural style inscribed in UNESCO or the wooden houses of some neighborhoods of the city.

The trains that transport you from one point to another in the country will remind you of a Soviet period that you thought was past, and you will perceive that the Latvians are certainly colder and more closed than the inhabitants of the west, in a fairly matriarchal society.

Insider Tip: Dotted with beautiful villages and epic forts, the Gauja National Park in Latvia is fascinating. The tower of the Turaida Castle rises majestically over the pines. Jūrmala was once the spa and the most prestigious coastal destination of the former Russian Empire. While the Lithuanians enjoy the dunes of the Curonian Spit and the Estonians delight in the island life of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, there is the intermediate Latvian coast of Kurzeme.

16. Estonia


A stay in Estonia naturally includes a visit to its capital. Tallinn is a wonderful city that you have to discover. Spend some time outside the capital and discover national parks such as Lahemaa National Park or explore the surrounding islands such as Saaremaa, Hiiumaa or Vormsi. Submerge yourselves in the waters of a lake and whipped ourselves with juniper branches.

Parnu is an old and picturesque city, a well-known spa with well-developed infrastructure. Apart from comfortable hotels and inns, it has a large number of sanatoriums and nursing homes, so one can at the same time improve health. The City Hall often hosts concerts and festivals, everyone can attend. The history of the place can be known during the excursion to the Parnu museum, which has been in operation since 1895.

Through the center of the historical district of Pärnu, is the charming Rüütli street. It is famous for its architectural monuments, the variety of good restaurants and souvenir shops. Beautiful old houses from different eras have survived here. The red brick houses of the nineteenth century look especially spectacular. In summer, the facades of many buildings are decorated with fresh flowers and ornamental plants.

The most beautiful monument of architecture is Villa Ammende. The most unusual sight of Pärnu is its mole, whose length is approximately 2000 meters. It is built from huge rocks and extends to the sea. This picturesque place is considered one of the most romantic in the city. There is a good tradition of lovers kissing in the middle of the mole. They believe that the separation will not affect them.

Fans of historical excursions should definitely see the beautiful castle of Paide. The first castle in its place was built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Originally, it was called Weisenstein.

Insider Tip: The snow-covered landscape of Scandinavian winter postcards also exists here. Especially the Christmas market, is a true magical decoration. In summer, on the contrary, the days are eternal and at the end of June the night does not even fall. It is the period of barbecues and smoked fish to the firewood.

Hopefully you have found something to inspire you in our whistle-stop trip around some of Europe's less visited places. There is more to a solo Europe trip than ticking off girls trips to Paris and Barcelona. You should take the time to explore more than just the traditional options. The map of Europe forms a rich and diverse tapestry.

The apps that we usually use in our trips and that we also recommend for Europe are Uber, Google Maps, public transport, or Zomato.

As a solo female traveler or singles you have the freedom to set your own itinerary. Traveling solo in Europe is easy thanks to the excellent public transportation networks which criss-cross the country. So why not take the time to opt for the road less travelled on your next vacation with our travel destinations?
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