Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, renowned for its heritage, culture and festivals. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Edinburgh offers many seasonal events for visitors — including the famous summer festivals of culture, or the Winter Festivals of music, light and ceilidhs.

Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Bocas Town is located on the southern tip of Isla Colón and is part of the Bocas del Toro archipelago of islands. The town boasts an abundance of restaurants, hotels and bars. In recent days, Bocas has developed a reputation for being a party town with a number of bars and clubs that sit on the stilts over the water.

The ease of travel and wide array of experiences make Panama one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world. In just one week, visitors can enjoy two oceans, experience the mountains and rain forest, learn about native cultures and take advantage of vibrant urban life. The capital, Panama City, is a modern, sophisticated metropolis that resembles Miami and has established commerce, arts, fashion and dining.

Le Marais, Paris

Le Marais

Le Marais (“The Marsh”) is a historic district in Paris, France. Along the aristocratic district of Paris, it hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance.

Le Marais is the closest you will get to the feel of medieval Paris and has more pre-revolutionary buildings and streets left intact than any other area in Paris. A glance at some of the beautiful buildings and houses indicates the wealthy status of the former residents. The small  medieval lanes are alive with bars, restaurants, hotels, high and low fashion boutiques, trendy shops, hip designers, old fashioned bread shops, jewelry, wine shops, fashionable art galleries and museums all packed into one small area.

 

Flowerpot Island, Ontario, Canada

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Off the coast of Tobermory, you’ll find Flowerpot Island. To get here, you’ll have to hop on a boat, but once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by some of the most unique scenery — including rock formations that look just like flower pots. Explore by hiking a loop of the area, taking time along the way to enjoy the azure waters along the shores.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

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The allure of the Amalfi Coast’s natural beauty has been drawing people to the region long before it had a name.

Its dramatic charm and idyllic weather enticed ancient Roman nobles to build their villas there, a real estate trend that, overtime, never faded. Today the mountains and sea cliffs are dotted with pastel confections of holiday homes and sumptuous villas, which have elevated the coastline to one of the most fabulous and unique destinations in the world.

Its fragile cultural landscape—churches, gardens, vineyards and towns—are divided into thirteen different municipalities, and were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1997. Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello are the area’s top destinations, attracting thousands of jetsetters each year.

 

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

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One of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand; the power of Fiordland’s scenery never fails to enthrall travelers. Fiordland National Park has spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas.

Rising above stunning Milford Sound is Mitre Peak, rising 1692 m above sea level and adding awe to any photo, no matter what weather. The Milford Road journey will get you there. Black coral is an underwater beauty and in Fiordland can be seen at shallower depths than elsewhere due to the freshwater layer.

Fiordland National Park features three world class Great Walks tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track and Routeburn Track.

 

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Upper Austria, Austria, Europe.

The picturesque village on the lake with the same name owes its existence to the rich salt deposit of salt in the mountain of Hallstatt.

Among the most beautiful places of interest are the oldest salt mine in the world and the ossuary in Hallstatt, a romantic boat ride on Lake Hallstatt, a trip to the breathtaking cave world in Obertraun and a visit to the Lake Gosau with the mighty Dachstein glacier. Additionally, Bad Goisern is popular in the summer with hikers and bikers. In winter guests are lured in by the ski areas of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Ski and Freeride Arena in neighboring Obertraun with perfect slope conditions.