While white sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they’re far from unusual. For those looking for a truly unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the strange experiences you can have on the following weird beaches.
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There’s nothing quite like visiting a place when it’s in the middle of a party – especially if it’s the kind of celebration that doesn’t happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule – some will only happen this year.
Here’s a selection of some of the must-see festivals and events happening exclusively in 2013.
With nearly the entire world – almost 200 countries, hundreds of thousands of cities and towns, and countless rivers, mountains, beaches and deserts to explore – trying to narrow down a list of possible destinations to even a “Top 50” is tough. We know we won’t likely get to explore them all in a year, and it’s so hard to choose some places over other; it all depends on your particular travel style and interests. In the end, for this year’s Top 50 Travel Destinations we tried to offer Viator travelers a mix of popular destinations with compelling reasons to visit in 2013 plus some places you might not think of at first.
You’ll find all kinds of activities listed below, including musical field trips in Austria, island-hopping in Scotland, royal history lessons in Russia, castle visits in Portugal and Ireland, and enjoying a little luxury in Monaco. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in Europe!
Castles, coastline, verdant countryside. Beer. This part of Ireland lives up to its somewhat clichéd reputation: it’s a lush and scenic land, dotted with castles and filled with small towns with pubs on every corner. There’s so much that’s quintessentially Ireland in this region, but here are your best bets for a road trip tour of Southern Ireland.
The London 2012 Olympics doesn’t start until July 27, but we’ve already given out our medals for the Travel Olympics.
Beer lovers, you don’t have to go far in Europe to try amazing new ales. The options are endless! After all, Europeans have been brewing beer for hundreds of years…they know how to get it right.
Here are a few highlights for beer enthusiasts making their way around Europe.
Robert McElroy started guiding tours in the late 90′s and has since done many types of tours in Dublin and other parts of Ireland like Belfast and in the west of the country. His private tours of Dublin are diverse and can be tailored to individual interests or can be more general. Past tour focuses have included historical, literary, Georgian, megalithic, cultural, and mythological tours. Rob’s many years of experience and 20 years of studying, as well as his skills as a Bard, poet, historian, musician, and heritage campaigner/activist, help him bring his country to life for any visitor.
With the waves gently breaking on the beach, the sun setting over a majestic ocean, and the soft swaying motion of the sea, it’s easy to understand why surfing is such a popular pastime. While other sports get competitive quickly, may involve other people, or contribute to injury, surfing is a sport where it’s only you and the ocean – and this is exactly why it speaks to people on a level some describe as spiritual.
Until you get out there and experience what it’s like to contend with the waves, there simply is just no describing the feeling that comes with catching your first set. So if you’re looking to get into the sport, here are some of the best places to get your feet wet.