Words: Len Rutledge   Pictures: Phensri Rutledge Many travellers are finding themselves in Dubai as it emerges as a major airport hub for flights between Asia, Europe and Africa. Most continue on their journey without stopping but in doing so they miss out on one of the highlights of the region. Dubai is both a city and one of seven emirates that make up the country of United Arab Emirates. Dubai City in recent years has developed into a global metropolis and a great cultural experience for most visitors. The city has attracted world...

If you have not visited Hong Kong, you’re in for a surprising adventure. This Island city is truly a jewel in the Orient. Planning to visit Hong Kong will surely leave you with lasting memories and the wish to always return as fast as possible. The different terrain of Hong Kong, encompassing both rural and urban aspects, will leave you amazed. There’s no shortage of lovely activities when you’re visiting this beautiful city. Wherever your tastes lie, you’ll find something that will suit your interest. The city...

With the world getting smaller and national and cultural boundaries getting obliterated, more and more businesses are branching out throughout the planet. These days, international business travel has turned essential for the success of many businesses. However, travel is not always recommended for meeting with business partners and clients; it can be for leisure purpose.It is also a way to reward star employees who have earned more profits for the company. If you take a look on the Internet, you will notice that you have a good selection...

New Caledonia is the perfect destination for people who just want to get away from the world. Hidden in the endless blue expanse of the South Pacific, this incredibly diverse archipelago seamlessly combines French and Polynesian culture. If you want to find out why this archipelago is one of the most beloved tourist destinations in this corner of the world, then take a look at this comprehensive New Caledonia trip report, and learn all you need to know about this French paradise in the South Pacific. New Caledonia, our lush mise en scène New...

The alluring coast of the Algarve is a very popular destination in Portugal. The main reason is the seemingly endless series of some of the finest beaches in Europe, with breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, clean waters and great waves. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from, and it’s almost impossible to visit all of them. Here are our five favourite spots. Marinha Beach Marinha Beach is considered one of the best beaches in Portugal. It’s a bit remote, located 8 kilometres southeast of Lagoa. You can access the...

The attractive island of Korcula on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is a fabulous aim for a family European holiday. Korcula is effortlessly reachable from Port or Dubrovnik air terminal and 2012 sees a quick increment in the quantity of aircrafts traveling to these goals. This news implies more decision in flight times and less expensive ticket costs, both imperative contemplations when arranging a family holiday. Korcula gives an extraordinary decision to family holiday convenience, suiting all financial plans, from campgrounds to extensive...

Words: Len Rutledge   Images: Phensri Rutledge Narrow cobblestone streets, cute little squares with spraying fountains and huge trees, enormous Spanish-built forts and restaurants serving spicy Mexican and Cuban fare are not normal in most North American cities. But then little about San Juan, Puerto Rico is normal. It is far from what we expected. My scant knowledge of Puerto Rico was strongly influenced by the musical ‘West Side Story” where white and Puerto Rican gangs battle for the streets of a section of New York. Central...

Burj Khalifa, also known as the tallest building in the world, offers magnificent views and an almost endless array of activities to partake in. Being 2,722 feet tall, the tower is a must-see for those who are planning to stop in Dubai during their travels. Here are some of its highlights: The observation deck Whether you prefer to stand indoors and observe the scenery through transparent glass or marvel at it from an open-air terrace, the deserts and the oceans below will reside in your memory for all eternity. Should a particular long-distance...

Taking a vacation in Croatia It was my enthusiastic dream for many years to take a vacation in Croatia at least once in my lifetime. I’m glad to say that my dream came true last year and one thing I’ll state unequivocally is that I had a home away from home experience during my visit to Croatia. Croatia was indeed an amazing destination for my vacation. I could not have enough of the pristine beaches & palm groves, mountainous coastlines, clear waters of the Adriatic sea, spectacular architecture, numerous islands,...

Nowadays, more and more people are choosing to go on walking holidays, rather than your average vacation getaway. This is because walking holidays give you the chance to really get out and explore the world and everything that it has to offer. One of the best walking holidays you can choose to take is undeniably the Camino de Santiago. It has a variety of different routes that you can take to get to Santiago de Compostela. The capital of Galicia is actually a historic city, complete with a beautiful cathedral. There is definitely a lot...