While confidence is growing that Japan is now safe to visit, some travelers remain uncertain. Japan itself is keen to express that the country is back to normal and eager to welcome visitors to its many attractions that were unaffected by the disaster.
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These days travel pilgrimages are more likely to involve trekking across town to worship at the best temple of caffeine than trekking up a sacred mountain, but believe it or not, there are still travelers who go overseas with the sole purpose of making a spiritual pilgrimage.
Several of the world’s most sacred sites can only be reached by first undertaking an arduous trek, which tests a pilgrim’s devotion and is of itself, a spiritual awakening. For many faiths, this literal and symbolic journey is just as important, if not more important, than the destination itself.
A dinner cruise down Melbourne’s Yarra River is a novel way to dine and offers the opportunity to see this attractive city from the water.
In an increasingly busy world, spas & health retreats are fast becoming one of the most popular vacation choices for the health conscious and burned out traveller.
From indulgent spas attached to luxury hotel resorts to the complete health retreat experience, there are plenty of accommodation options to pick from when choosing where you want to take time out. While you may be fixed on a particular location or retreat, take time to consider which of the many wellness options might help you to de-stress. Whether you need daily yoga and a hammock by the river or a complete daily fitness and weight loss program there’s a health resort waiting to help you achieve your goals.
Traveling with kids, is it a nightmare to be avoided at all costs or an opportunity for unparalleled learning and family bonding? Like anything in this life, there are pros and cons to travel and traveling with your kids is no exception. While seeing the world with your little darlings can present many new challenges it balances those challenges with a whole lot of opportunities too.
Nothing ruins a holiday more than getting sick. While some illnesses are largely unpreventable, being aware of the risks and taking a few precautions before you go can make all the difference. Here are a few basic tips for staying healthy on the road.
For some last–minute types packing for a vacation involves stuffing a handful of items into a suitcase and running out the door. For others, it is a process that requires meticulous planning, a detailed list and piles of stuff laid out on the bed. Whichever packing camp you belong to (or somewhere in between…), less is most definitely more when it comes to packing. Here are a few items that you should not leave home without. Planning a trip? Browse Viator’s North America tours & things to do