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Not a lot of people who want to go on cycling adventures think about Australia. They usually think about France, Italy or Amsterdam, but that is unfortunate because there are many trials in Australia that are just as amazing. If you are willing to give Australia a chance to prove that it is just as good for cycling adventures, here are the top 8 cycling roads and trails in Australia.  Beechworth Mountain Bike Park, Victoria If you are a beginner there is no better place for you than The Beechworth Mountain Bike Park because...

The colours of Chiang Rai – Black, white and blue Words: Len Rutledge  Images: Phensri Rutledge Until recently, when you mentioned Northern Thailand most people thought of Chiang Mai. But now another place is also drawing attention. Chiang Rai, Thailand’s most northerly city, is firmly on the tourism route and for very good reasons. Our recent visit showed that Chiang Rai City has an abundance of tourism attractions, headlined by three amazing architectural marvels. These can be summarised as the black, white and blue. The...

A road trip is an opportunity to leave your worries behind. Ditch your responsibilities for the weekend to hang out with your friends. You have a chance to bond with friends, enjoy vivid sights, and explore the open road. There’s something special about a road trip with the ones you love. However, the perfect road trip takes planning and preparation. It doesn’t matter if your trip is for a few hours or cross-country; safety comes first. Preparation should also be inclusive of your guests. The following guide will give you...

4 of the Best Yoga and Diving Retreats While some people dream of going to a vacation that provides them with an adventurous and extreme getaway, others are more interested in a calming and health-beneficial destination. Speaking of such activities, both yoga and diving appear at the very top of the list. Not only are these two activities calm, relaxing and mind-opening but they also help you learn something about nature, the world and, at the end of the day, yourself. With that in mind and without further ado, here are four of the best...

Men of the new generation are fond of flower bouquets too. It is no longer a strange thing to see men holding or accepting gifts of flowers. A Flower Delivery can be a gorgeous gift to give to male recipients or male celebrants. The Florist Singapore has huge selections of flowers to use for masculine floral arrangements. See this list of suitable flowers for men: Red Roses For romantic flower bouquets, red Roses are always perfect for all occasions even for male recipients. If you are thinking of a lovely gift to give to the man you...

6 Under-the-Radar Hidden Gems of Japan Most visitors to Japan, straight out go to cities like Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka, all of which are considered prime tourist hotspots. Locations like Himeji Castle, Tokyo Imperial Palace and, of course, Mount Fuji are usually at the very top of the list. However, why restrict yourself to these common tourist destinations when you can get so much more out of your tour. With that in mind and without further ado, here are top six under-the-radar hidden gems of Japan. Otagi Nenbutsu-ji History lovers are...

French Polynesia is so much more than a grouping of archipelagos – it is one of the biggest and most breathtaking collections of tropical islands and hidden paradises you can possibly imagine. It boasts a whopping 118 islands and covers over 7,000 square kilometers. Still, every such collective need a central hub and an administrative center, and the “capital” island of French Polynesia is a volcanic pearl of the Pacific known as Tahiti. It is part of the collection known as Society Island, which also boasts Bora Bora...

If you’ve decided to spend your vacation in America, you’re in for a treat. A myriad of exhilarating activities and mesmerizing sights will leave you breathless for sure, but only if you know what experiences to look for. In the sea of fabulous destinations and activities, you’ll have to choose only a few on your short travel through the USA, and here are the top seven experiences that’ll help you immerse into American culture completely. Gathering of Nations Every April, Albuquerque becomes the center of events for many indigenous...

Georgia cabin rentals offer a nice way of getting away from city life. Renting a cabin is better for families who can enjoy all the home amenities and take back long-lasting memories. The North Georgia Mountains are located at an elevation so all the air is fresh and the waters are clean. You can see travelers enjoying the various attractions throughout the year. Summer and autumn are relatively busier as more people come out to enjoy the water sports. The whitewater rafting is very popular and if you like snowfall renting a cabin in...

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...