These are places you won’t find on your average package holiday, destinations which may not be on everyone’s must visit list nor places you may actually think of visiting. However the Lonely Planet reveals the top 10 most extraordinary places to stay in 2014 may just give you some inspiration to visit somewhere you may not necessarily have visited.
San Francisco is a beautiful city steeped in history. From its steep rolling hills and Victorian architecture to the serenity of the city’s cable car system, San Francisco has something for everyone. Remember to pack some warm clothing when visiting the city as even during the summer months the average temperature is 15°C and gets considerably colder in the evening.
Stonehenge is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed and is a great day out for the whole family. This prehistoric monument situated in Wiltshire is one of the most iconic sites in the world and was built between 3000BC and 2000BC.
Spain is well known for the sun soaked beaches and super fun holidays, but there is much more to this country than sun and sangria. We are not advocating that you give up your traditional relaxing beach holiday, but why not take a look at some of the other things that are on offer?
There comes a time when, especially with a young family that the thought of air travel with all the necessary security, crowded airport lounges and restrictions on the amount of hand luggage you may take on the ‘plane, it just makes a holiday in the UK many parents idea of heaven.
Anchorage is Alaska’s biggest city and one of the most northern major cities on Earth. It is sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, creating a unique environment like no other. It is a beautiful and interesting place to visit year round, but summer is the time to see it at its best.
A sheer delight along with most of the Caribbean Islands with natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches, St Kitts was first discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus and remained inhabited only by some native tribes until the British arrived much later, 1623 in fact. Maybe the original name of the island St Christopher was due to Columbus having first set foot there earlier.
In spite of the problems of increasing prices at home in the shops, threat of unemployment and zero hours contracts, the British love affair with Spain continues and in some regions has increased over previous years. It is not just the British that are still visiting Spain as the number of tourists going to the country has increased by an impressive 2.9% over last year and has grown to a total of thirty-four million happy holiday makers!
There has been much talk recently regarding recovering medical bills from tourists who are treated here in the UK, but the problem seems to be affecting the increasingly popular venue of Thailand.
It is currently free to enter to the country, but Thai authorities have said they are now considering introducing a fee of around £10 per head. Apparently many tourists are having medical treatment and leaving bills unpaid and this proposed tax is being introduced to pay for visitors’ unpaid medical bills and in the hope of attracting a better “quality” of holidaymaker, according to a spokesman acting on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Public Health and the Royal Thai Police.
Luxury holidays come in all shapes and sizes, and taking a cruise around the Caribbean offers a different perspective for your holiday.
There are more than 500 islands around the Caribbean and a cruise allows you to discover more of the area than simply picking one island and staying there. Most cruises include some of the major islands such as Barbados and Antigua, as well as some of the smaller islands you might not otherwise visit.
Here is our guide to the best attractions and thing to do when you’re in Germany:
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle is situated in southwest Bavaria and is one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Commissioned as a private palace for the reclusive king Ludwig II, construction began in 1868 and was finished in 1882. This awe inspiring castle was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and attracts around 1.3 million tourists a year.