This spectacular Continent offers adventure and natural wonders. Take an early morning
trip via hot air balloon over the grasslands to see a bevy of wildlife, shop the
markets of Tunisia, or sip your way through the world famous vineyards of South
Africa, cradled between the mountains and the ocean. Imagine the excitement that
awaits you there.
Australia & New Zealand view
These two nations are wonders down under. Australia packs plenty of spectacular
scenery in one fantastic package, ranging from the stunning Great Barrier Reef to
the stark beauty of the Outback. Its close neighbour, New Zealand, has the great
scenery, too, plus wild adventures like bungee jumping. For pure vacation fun, these
countries are tough to beat.
From east to west, Canada is home to some of the most spectacular natural beauty
on earth. Head to the Pacific coast to hike through ancient cedar rain forests,
or go to the edge of the Atlantic to see whales and icebergs. In the north, it’s
the spectacular natural phenomenon, the Northern Lights that illuminate the night
skies. Every corner of the huge country is ripe for discovery.
Mix sun-drenched islands with a dash of Europe and you’ve got the Caribbean where
every destination is a bit different from the other. Aruba showcases its Dutch heritage,
while Antigua has a French and Spanish feel. No matter where you go in the Caribbean,
the islands all have one thing in common – fantastic beaches, sunshine and warm
Central & South America view
It’s hot in Central and South America, and we’re not talking about the temperature.
These destinations are emerging as sizzling, popular holiday spots. Unique eco experiences,
stellar wine and food, and pristine historical sites are attracting a new generation
of travellers who are willing to go a bit further for something truly special.
Somewhere in Europe, the sky is blue and the sun is shining. Perhaps on a patio
where you can sip a glass of wine and look out at the Mediterranean Sea, or over
the hills of a tranquil Greek island? Spend your days lounging on the beach and
feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin. Wouldn’t you rather be there?
Interest in Asia has never been so great. The doors are open for you to explore
its many treasures, from the Great Wall of China, to the temples of Angkor Wat.
But here you can do so much more with hands-on holidays. Take a Thai cooking class,
learn to meditate, or study Tai Chai with a master. Asia offers the exotic adventures
of a lifetime.
This is the place where some believe paradise can be found. They may be right, with
exotic settings in the Maldives, Seychelles, and Mauritius, rising up the ocean.
Get off the beaten path to destinations that still feel untouched by time, covered
with lush forests, waterfalls, and secluded lagoons. You may find that perfect holiday
The heat-seeking Irish have Dubai and Abu Dhabi at the top of the list for winter
sun, golfing and shopping. Sand and surf come in a regal package that brings together
the best of the Middle East and Western culture.
Chances are you have some of North America’s top attractions on your must-visit
list. Are you in the mood for an adrenaline rush at Walt Disney World in Florida,
or perhaps the high-octane action of Las Vegas? Maybe it’s the unspoiled beauty
of the Grand Canyon that is calling you, or the bright lights of New York City?
There are so many perfect holiday options.
Zakynthos - Greece
Saturday 30th May 2009
Travel Counsellor: Gail Buckley
As a big fan of Greece I couldn't resist travelling to Zakynthos with my Family. We stayed in very basic accommodation on the outskirts of Laganas and pre-booked a car from the airport.
Laganas is a very vibrant resort with plenty of bars for the young at heart. There is also a good long beach at the end of the strip. For families it's a good idea to stay in accommodation away from the centre. We did enjoy our stay though and found plenty of things to do. We took a submarine trip which is good fun and there were family activities such as karting & mini golf.
Having hired the car we managed to drive around most of the Island.
Zakynthos Town is really nice. There is a lovely square with nice little cafes to sit and watch the world go by. The Town Hall (were I can arrange weddings from) is just at the top of the Square and off that there are side streets full of shops. There are bicycles and battery powered cars etc for children to hire while you sit and relax. You can also take... view full story
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