9 Great Day Trips from New York City

day trips from New York

New York City is one of the most popular worldwide vacation destinations for many reasons. It is a world force in economic, financial, fashion, artistic and literary circles. It is easy to spend a lifetime here and never do the same thing twice. However, for those who desire a break from the Big Apple, there are a lot of great choices nearby. Here is a look at some great and varied opportunities for day trips from New York to discover: This is a great chance to soak up Ivy League ambiance … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Zurich

Zurich attractions

Known worldwide for its banks, Zurich is the financial center of Switzerland. It has the largest and busiest airport and railway station in the nation, making it the first introduction to Switzerland for many foreign tourists. It also has a reputation for being clean and efficient, and is often ranked as having the highest quality of life anywhere in the world. Zurich has a blend of appeal for many different travelers. History buffs will love the tall clock towers and gothic spires, culture … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Lisbon

tourist attractions in Lisbon

The capital of sunny Portugal, Lisbon is situated at the point where the Tagus River estuary meets the Atlantic Ocean. As a travel destination, the riverfront city is as rich and varied as the country's long history. From the ruins of a Moorish castle perched atop one of the city's seven hills to a sidewalk café snuggled against an ancient Visigoth wall, remnants of Lisbon's colorful past are everywhere. Lisbon is rightfully proud of the role it played during Portugal's Age of Discovery, and … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Heidelberg

Heidelberg attractions

Heidelberg is an ideal destination for any traveler who wishes to experience the scenic beauty of the lush woodlands, old-town architecture and ruined castles of Germany's Rhineland. The city's picturesque location on the Neckar River in southwest Germany has made Heidelberg a top destination for tourists since the 1800s. Praised by poets like Goethe, painted by artists like Turner and rhapsodized by composers like Schumann, Heidelberg embodies the spirit of the romantic Rhineland. As the … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Dubrovnik

tourist attractions in Dubrovnik

Few cities offer a more immersive experience into the past than the walled city of Dubrovnik on the southern coast of Croatia. With its thick medieval walls, massive gates and soaring battlements, Dubrovnik transports visitors back to a time when the fortified city was a major maritime power commanding the third-largest navy in the Mediterranean. The beautifully preserved city has long been the country's star tourist destination, and it's garnering even more attention today as a filming … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Crete

tourist attractions in Crete

Stunning Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, and also the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. It boasts gorgeous beaches and mountains and is dotted with quaint villages. During the Bronze Age, this beautiful island was the home to the Minoan civilization, which is considered to be the first advanced European civilization, so there are also many historical attractions in Crete. Besides Minoan ruins, visitors can also still see the remains of Ancient Greece, the Venetian era, and the … Continue reading

10 Top Things to Do in Manaus

things to do in Manaus

Manaus is the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. It is the main entrance for most people to the Amazon basin in Brazil, and the home of most of the rainforest tour operators. It is also the last well-populated area people visit before disappearing into the jungle, which means it is both the first and last opportunity to enjoy urban cultural delights. This heart of the Amazon has many different things to enjoy, from zoos to museums, shopping to culinary wonders. Here is a look at some of … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Cologne

attractions in Cologne

Anyone who’s ever wondered where cologne came from need not worry any more. This type of fragrance is named after Cologne, the German city where it was invented. Germany’s fourth largest city with 1 million residents, was heavily bombed during World War II. As a result, Cologne is a quite modern city, though remnants of its rich history, dating from Roman times, can still be found. Located on the scenic Rhine River, this city is one of the most-visited destinations in Germany and there are … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Venice

tourist attractions in Venice

A city built on 118 islands off the coast of northeastern Italy, Venice is unlike any other city in Europe or, for that matter, the world. Virtually unchanged in appearance for more than 600 years, the City of Canals looks more like something out of a picture book than a modern metropolis. It's a place where the entire city is viewed as an attraction in itself. A city packed with great art and architecture, millions of visitors come each year to enjoy the experience that is Venice. Even at the … Continue reading

10 Top Things to Do in Ushuaia

Things to Do in Ushuaia

Located on Isla Grande at the southernmost tip of Argentina, Ushuaia is the ideal base for adventures in the region known as the End of the World. Wedged between the southern Andes and the frigid waters of the Beagle Channel, the provincial capital of Tierra del Fuego has long served as a jumping-off point for excursions on land and sea, from Antarctica cruises to glacier explorations. Thanks to the city's booming tourist economy, visitors no longer have to settle for rough-and-tumble … Continue reading