The Magic of the Caribbean Islands and the Americas

You will find great cultural diversity, as well as magnificent landscapes, throughout the many different countries that make up the Americas and the Caribbean, from the northern tip of Canada to Cape Horn in the south. Americas photograph Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of all Caribbean islands, while noting the assortment of languages and cultures that speak to the early inhabitants of each island from faraway lands including Spain, France, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa. The countries that make up Central America, which links North and South America, have colorful histories and beautiful landscapes. From the remains of famous civilizations including the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec to the verdant jungles of Costa Rica, there is something for everyone.

The historic Panama Canal is intriguing for its noteworthy effect on world commerce.

In North and South America you will encounter many fantastic sights as well as spectacular beauty.

In Canada, wander through Quebec City and enjoy its French influences, or go back in time to the 11th-century Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows. Discover the natural beauty of Alaska’s glaciers when you tour along the west coast of the United States, or go to the East Coast instead, if you like more cosmopolitan cities.

Head On South

Continuing southward, travelers will find jaw-dropping ruins, a wide diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we all recognize, and may have even danced to. Venture to Brazil and the bustling beach city of Rio de Janeiro or visit the rain forests of the Amazon River. In Chile, stop in the city of Valparaiso, with its colorfully constructed houses climbing the sharp hillsides, or if you prefer stunning natural landscapes, visit the country’s breathtaking fjords and massifs.

Head to Buenos Aires and attend a Tango lesson.

Take an Antarctic cruise to the world’s southernmost continent and its practically uninhabited icy panorama.

International Getaways Just Around the Corner

Perhaps you believe you cannot go international for a short weekend trip. Not the case.

Actually, lots of international destinations are close enough to be a viable three-day weekend trip. Following is a list of destinations perfect for an outstanding long weekend.

Montreal, Quebec
Montreal is the second major city in Canada after Toronto and is a lovely city full of old-world charm. The traditional cobblestone streets of Vieux Montreal take you back in time, and the eclectic boutiques, cafes, and restaurants are always fascinating to explore. When the weather is nice, head to the enormous Mount Royal Park for a picnic, guided hike, or leisurely bike ride.

Winter sports are also plentiful in the park, such as snowshoeing, ice skating, or other fun activities.


If you are a beach and sun person, Bermuda is ideal, with its pink sand beaches, nice weather, and perfect location just a short two-hour flight from many airports on the east coast. In addition to the spectacular beaches, Bermuda is a great place to stroll around exploring its colorful cobblestone streets, imposing forts, traditional colonial buildings, and interesting maritime history. If you’re adventurous, you could even ride a jet ski into the Bermuda Triangle.

Baja California Sur, Mexico

Baja California Sur, Mexico is a trendy destination easily do-able in a three-day weekend for anyone searching for fun and relaxation in a fabulous beach setting.

At the southern tip of Baja California is Cabo San Lucas, known for its exotic resorts, high-end dining, and fun bars and nightclubs. For a more active weekend, head to Lover’s Beach to see the impressive natural rock formations, explore the famous caves, or delight in the lovely crystal-clear ocean.

Costa Rica
Even though its tropical rain forest feels like another world, Costa Rica is really a fairly brief flight from many places in the U.S. With 800 miles of fabulous coastline, it offers fun in the sun, beautiful beaches, relaxation or adventure, and so much more. If you like adventure, head over to the Arenal Volcano to get your heart pumping by zip-lining through the dreamlike rain forest, hiking in the lush jungle, rappelling down a booming waterfall, watching exotic jungle animals such as sloths and monkeys, and finally relaxing in a hot spring fed by the volcano itself.

Cartagena, Columbia
Located on the northern coast of Columbia facing the Caribbean, in Cartagena you’ll find dazzling blue waters with coral reefs that edge white powdery beaches. The charming old walled city takes you back in time to the Spanish colonial era with its typical architecture and remarkable 500-year-old fortress built of coral.

The description As the biggest city in Canada, Toronto is a modern metropolis great for a weekend getaway for anyone who loves big city adventures. It is viewed as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with more than half of the population born outside the city. After a weekend in Toronto you may well feel like you’ve been on a world tour if you checked out its Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, and Greektown.

Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, relaxing on the beach with a nice drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway ideal for you. Anything you are looking for – love, adventure, culinary treats, history – can be yours.

The Diversity of Africa

When you sail along the coast of Africa you will follow the same route taken by early explorers from nations including England, The Netherlands, Germany, and Portugal. By stopping in diverse nations from Madagascar to Mozambique and Senegal to Mauritius, you will see the significant influence of colonialism as well as tribal traditions that are still around today.

South Africa boasts magnificent mountainous terrain, while at the other end of the spectrum, the desert landscape of Namibia will leave you amazed. Off the coast of Tanzania you'll find the tropical archipelago of Zanzibar, also known as “Spice Island”, a place celebrated for its abundance of valuable spices including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

The Wide Variety of Things to Do and See in Asia

The bustling city of Hong Kong is Asia’s hot spot for the business sector, finance, fashion, and food. Beach lovers should be sure to plan a stop on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, known for its spectacular panoramas and cultural experiences. With a distinctive history and cultural influences from around the world including Portuguese and Jewish, Cochin (or Kochi) is part of India’s Kerala state and is commonly referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Still another must-see is Petra, the Jordanian city designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is known as “Rose City” because it was made of rose-colored stone.

From Africa to Asia, from North America to South America, from Antarctica to Europe, visit them all when you travel in style and sophistication on a world cruise.

Experience the Mediterranean

It is universally believed that modern civilization began along the shores of Southern Europe – from the start of science and democracy to viticulture and art. The thousands of years of history of the "Old Country" are discernible along its many coasts.

Regardless of whether you lay in the sun on the beaches of Spain and Italy, study the historical sights of Greece and Jerusalem, or enjoy the beauty of Santorini and the Greek Islands, the memories you make there will last a lifetime.

Pay a visit to Rome and its historic Pantheon and ancient Coliseum; or the residence of the Pope, The Vatican, with its Holy Catholic Church of St. Peter’s. Anyone who loves unique architectural design must visit Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudi’s most celebrated work. Some of the world’s top wines can be tasted in Italy’s Chianti region, France’s Provence, or the city of Port in Portugal.

On the Adriatic coast, see the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, the historic city surrounded by ancient stone walls.

Choosing the Best Tour for You

The number of adventure tours is as long as your arm from surfing Costa Rica’s legendary waves, hiking to Machu Picchu in the footsteps of Incan travelers to motorcycling through the remote, natural beauty of Patagonia to climbing Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in southeast Asia. There are also many other escapades to be had from a Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego to a Ferrari drive from Nice to Monaco alongside the curvy coast of the Mediterranean. These make for the best getaway for the adrenaline junkies out there.

Touring the World’s National Parks
You can pay a visit to some of the world’s greatest national parks on a tour specifically planned for those interested in seeing first hand the many marvels of the world.

Here you’ll see many of the world’s most renowned national parks.

The Galapagos Islands

Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is one of the most often visited UNESCO sites on earth as well as being the oldest national park in that country.

Here you may get the chance to swim with some of the world’s smallest penguins and come face to face with its huge tortoises.

Machu Picchu

One of the world’s most important archaeological sites is the stunning Incan fortress of Machu Picchu set high in the Andean Mountains. This marvel offers real evidence of what the urban Inca Empire looked like when it was at the height of its power.

Declaring Yellowstone as “absolutely unique in the world” because of its unmatchable geology and wealth of wildlife, in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt declared it as a place “absolutely unique in the world”.

Stating that natural beauty was a common public asset, he championed the idea of national parks to benefit all generations to follow.

Serengeti National Park

Further afield, Tanzania’s legendary Serengeti National Park and South Africa's Kruger National Park are both home to hundreds and hundreds of animal species and incredible fauna. There you will not solely enjoy landscapes you could never have envisioned, but you will also be very close to the countless predators which roam in the night. Caribbean portrayal

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, located off the northeastern coast of Australia incorporates the world’s most significant coral reef system – a must see on any bucket list.

Fiordland National Park
The nearby Fiordland National Park in New Zealand has sensational fjords aplenty, enough so as to overshadow Norway’s stunning natural wonders any day.

Special Interest Tours Galore
Specialty tours are becoming significantly popular. Imagine any hobby or special interest and you'll definitely find one that's just right for you.

For the Wine Lover in all of Us
No matter where you are on the wine connoisseur spectrum, there's a spot for you in wine country. Understanding and tasting the result of the delicate process of wine making are a just some of the reasons people embark on wine-tasting tours. Napa Valley, the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or the wine-making regions in France such as Bordeaux or Champagne are just a few of the best wine-tasting locations around.

For the Lover of Food
Let yourself go with all of the choices possible on a foodie tour.

There are numerous reasons for a gourmand to take a culinary tour including getting a sample of local ingredients and artisan products as well as learning how the history and culture of the region affected the evolution of local cuisine.

Some of the benefits of taking an exclusive culinary tour might entail meeting a celebrity chef or cooking with a Michelin-starred master.

For the Yoga Lover in All of Us
One of the trendiest travel opportunities today entail yoga tours. This age-old practice is all about strengthening, and harmonizing both body and mind through breathing exercises and contemplation. And you can do it all in style and enchanting surroundings.

For All the Nature Lovers Out There
Eco-tours are about visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas while leaving minimal traces on the surroundings.

Eco-tourism is aimed at nature-lovers who not only appreciate the natural beauty surrounding them, but those who also recognize the urgency in protecting the world’s natural resources.

Understanding the best ways to improve the well-being of native peoples and how to conserve important natural resources are just some of the issues introduced when you embark on an eco-tour.

Strictly for Women

Tours aimed expressly at women are becoming more and more popular. Woman vacationing solo want to experience the world in a protected environment where they can also get together other like-minded women. Being on a women’s only tour where you can get together with other like-minded travelers makes any vacation more enjoyable and fun.

For the Spiritual Seeker in All of Us

Where can you travel to better understand your faith and also reestablish your connection with your spiritual side? Faith-based tours present a special way to reshape your religious viewpoints and also leave you with a revitalized sense of faith. There are so many choices to make, but rest easy that regardless of your pick you will always have something to do.

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