A visit to this tropical paradise is truly Paradise Found. Novelist James Michener wrote that Bora Bora is "the most beautiful island in the world." It certainly makes the most dramatic first appearance, especially if you arrive by air. Surrounding the small island is the most stunning lagoon in all the Pacific.Its colors, ranging from the palest turquoise to the deepest blues, are created by the water's varying depths. Amid the rich emerald green of the island itself, the volcanic peak of Mount Otemanu stands godlike, often draped in white clouds. You'll find blissful solitude and endless romantic moments on Bora Bora's white sand beaches, where locals and tourists alike practice a casual approach to bathing attire. To leave civilization one more step behind, take a boat ride to one of the many sandy motus (islets) that dot the coral reef.
Moorea is a favorite of all who venture to French Polynesia. Here, you'll find the real South Seas experience -- a casual, barefoot existence amid white sand beaches, multi-hued lagoons and, of course, quaint Tahitian-style hotels offering plenty of sun and fun activities.
Your opportunity to visit the country with never ending charm of the most renowned Italian destinations; the Art Cities-Rome, Florence and Venice; the Amalfi Coast, with the best located hotels in Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Ischia and Naples; sunny Sicily, the beautiful Apulia and the enchanting Sardinia. Moreover, visit unique destinations like the lovely Italian Riviera with the glamorous Portofino, the charming towns of Rapallo, Sestri Levante and Santa Margherita and the spectacular Cinque Terre region; the attractive Italian Lake District (Lake Como and Lake Maggiore) where picturesque villages and beautiful villas dot the shores of scenic lakes; the unique hidden treasures of art, delightful historical villas, country houses or mansions in the fascinating areas of Tuscany, Umbria, Latium, Emilia Romagna and Veneto. Try a cooking tour in Tuscany or Umbria.
Having just returned from an awesome 8 day small boat voayge to Southeast Alaska, I can guarantee an unforgetable experience.
If you love getting upclose and personal with Mother Nature and her wildlife and beauty, this is the place to visit. We sailed from Juneau aboard the Spirit of Endeavour, a 100 passenger vessel of Cruise West. We visited Glacier Bay, Sitka and the fishing village of Elfin Cove. One evening at dinner our ship was surrounded by Hump Back Whales filling their mouths with krill. For 2-3 hours they were everywhere - as many as 8 in a pod. We also woke to the sightings of beautiful waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, pods of 20-30 otters floating on their backs curiously watching us. There were Sea Lions and calving Harbor seals, dozens of American Bald Eagles and other birds. The Village of Elfin Cove has a population of 10-15 during the winter months and expands to about 200 in the summer when the fishing lodges open and the Float planes arrive with eager fishermen.
Spain offers everything from historical sites, lively cities, fine art, castles, cultural events, Mediterranean beaches, museums, shopping & cuisine.
In the capital of Madrid, view the works of Velasquez & Goya in the famous Prado museum. Visit historical landmarks, broad boulevards, bustling street activity & outdoor cafes. Watch a matador in action at a bullfight or enjoy some local cooking including Tapas. Barcelona offers exciting nightlife and fine restaurants.
Prepare to be awe-struck by the world's largest gothic cathedral in Seville. Explore the ancient cave dwellings in Purullena & then take a fantastic drive through the Sierra Nevadas to Costa del Sol. Mediterranean beaches, sangria in the sun and paella by the plateful is only the beginning of what the Costa del Sol offers.
Visit the Gothic quarter in Barcelona and see the ancient cathedral, and see the famous Ramblas, with its open-air markets and cafes. In contrast to the old part of town, drive along the broad, elegant avenues of the Eixample district to admire Gaudi’s extraordinary unfinished creation, the Sagrada Familia church.
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