Getting off the plane and exiting the terminal, you immerse yourself into an envelope of warmth in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Hailing a cab, you settle into the backseat, taking in the tropical sights that surround you. Darting through the streets and only moments later, the driver stops in front of your hotel. As you exit, you are swept up in a wave of energy, the excitement flowing through the city with a pulse that is palpable. Music blares from every direction and the smell of pork, rice and beans greets you with a wave of hunger. Welcome to San Juan.
It is said that Santorini has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, and after a visit, you will have a very difficult time disagreeing. A link in the chain of islands that make up Greece, Santorini is the complete historical destination – whether for nature and volcanoes, the dark, pebble-covered beaches, or the picturesque white churches with their vibrant blue domes.
One of 1,400 islands, Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in Greece.
With snow falling in the Northeast and horrendous weather in the Midwest, escaping to an island paradise seems like a dream. Expansive beaches, palm trees spotting the sand with shade, sapphire and emerald-colored water in every direction – the island of Aruba is exactly what one daydreams of as winter shifts to spring and the yearning to escape hits full force.
When you think history, you think Greece. The nation is full of it, with a long lineage of exuberant people and events that will continue to make history books for generations to come. From the mind-blowing architecture to beaches constantly used as movie sets, it is a country that is, hands down, one of the most beautiful in the world.
The 1,400 islands all hold something remarkable to be discovered and a trip to the magical European country of Greece will leave a lasting impression years.
Flying high from the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing continues to be a prime location to send clients for the ultimate Asian experience. From the substantial culture to the magnificent architecture and entertainment, this Chinese wonderland offers a memorable visit for everyone.
The second most populated city in China, Beijing is a noteworthy blend between the delicate balance of nature and mankind. Proud of their past, the Chinese maintain the city with utmost care, making sure to incorporate it into the social and economic boom that has come to define their wondrous society.
Although it may seem counter-intuitive with winter’s grasp still strong, now is the best time to visit Russia. As the European gateway to Asia, Moscow is a fusion of old and new – the fortified and unmatched Kremlin Palace on the banks of the Moskva River, while modern day cars whiz by, carving through the buildings and making their way to their destinations.
Welcome to a sunny day in island paradise: 82-degrees Fahrenheit with only a few clouds scattered across the sky. Sparkling, aquamarine waters gently brush the vibrant, white beaches while a lone windsurfer floats on the horizon, catching air on the low-breaking waves. Farther down the shore, a couple riding horseback disappears down the coast, basking in the warm temperatures and loving every minute of their vacation in Aruba.
The small yet plentiful island of Aruba is a divine place for all things outdoors, a sparkling jewel on the bracelet of the Lesser Antilles. If the Caribbean is the place you want to be, look no further – Aruba is the perfect island destination.
Dating as far back as the mythological days of Homer and The Odyssey, the beautiful European nation of Greece is a captivating place for people, both real and imagined. Featured time and time again in movies, novels and epic poems, the country thrives every day of the year, pleasing its visitors with ample activities, sights, dining, history, crystal clear seas and phenomenal architecture.
A country that revolves around water, Greece sets the bar for every other destination. Between the volcanoes spotting the horizon, the easily recognizable white and blue-tiled homes, churches decorating the coastlines and the history that dates back thousands of years, you’ll want to return here as soon as possible.
As unrivaled as it is picturesque, the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is a very special place. Not only is it home to Nairobi National Park, whose residents include giraffes, lions, rhinos and zebras, but it is the only city in the world with a park of its magnitude, let alone one with such wild tenants.
Visitors to this magical place can easily walk from the city streets to the African plains within minutes, coming very close to magnificent creatures and seeing how they are destined to be viewed – in their natural habitat.
Picture yourself in a five star hotel, looking out onto the crystal clear ocean, the roar of the town at your feet, when you suddenly hear a sound. Unsure of what it is, you listen closer to the high-pitched call. After a few moments, it dawns on you – it’s the country’s unofficial mascot, the coqui, officially welcoming you to island of Puerto Rico.
In a territory as modern as it is historical, Puerto Rico offers something for everyone. While the country may be on the smaller size – roughly 3500 square miles – don’t let that fool you. The country is rich with heritage and sights to be seen. It boasts the only rainforest in the United States National Forest Service, amazing history (San Juan, the capital, which is the oldest in the U.S.), remarkable culture, breathtaking beaches, and phenomenal nightlife.
This winter has been a harsh one. With record amounts of snowfall in the Northeast and below average temperatures across the rest of the country what better way to escape than heading to the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands? With temperatures flirting in the low 80s every day, winter on the Virgin Islands simply translates to more sunny days and extra beach time.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself within a city – the usual buildings, occasional trees, office complexes, hotels…but on the horizon you spot a giraffe casually grazing the leaves on an acacia tree. A family of lions pass by the giraffe and lay down to seek some shade in the heat, while a group of rhinos get their fill from the lake water.
When you think of Australia, what is the first thing that comes to mind – kangaroos in the Outback, the Sydney Opera House, or the Great Barrier Reef? The island down-under is a diverse gem, offering everything from cutting edge cities to gorgeous landscapes, rain forests and some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.
Everyone has a beach they compare all others to: perfect, crystal- clear waters, sugary white sand, vibrant blue skies overhead with the sun beaming down upon all of it – the perfect atmosphere. Green Turtle Cay falls into this category as it is one of the most beautiful and uninhabited islands in the Bahamas, making it the perfect location for a private getaway.
Once home to Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, and Michelangelo, the breathtaking region of Tuscany extends from the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea to the snow-capped Apennine Mountains. Nestled between these natural boundaries lie many Italian jewels waiting to be enjoyed. Ranking high on “to do” lists among art and nature lovers alike, the province is an earthy paradise boasting beautiful vineyards and rolling hills, as well as prime examples of historic architecture dating back to the Italian Renaissance period.
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