Welcome to Travel Notes & Beyond, a collection of travel stories, photos and personal opinions focusing on less known travel destinations. This is where you can also learn about culture, history, food and more, and hopefully get inspired, informed and engaged. I am an award-winning travel writer and passionate photographer living in Southern California. Growing up, Read More
Guest post authored by Dan Greene
Africa is a widely diverse continent, with desert terrain and sites of archaic and historical relevance dotted throughout roaming landscapes. Today, we’re going to take a look at six countries you need to visit at some point in your lives.
What better spot to kick off our list than with one of the most easily recognisable independent states in the continent. The hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup have come a long way economically in recent years, and now stand out as a primary destination for tourists.
From the one-of-a-kind Table Mountain on the outskirts of Cape Town, to the world renowned Kruger National Park, there’s no end of fantastic adventures to sink your teeth into when it comes to an excursion to this diverse and multi-cultural nation. Read More
The world is filled with so many spectacular places that one lifetime would not be enough to visit all of them. Most of us will probably never be able to visit everything that this world has to offer, but it’s worth trying. If we can brag about seeing the most famous sites, we should consider ourselves more fortunate than 75% of the world population. Visiting these spectacular places can be a deeply moving and valuable experience. So get your bucket lists ready because here are 10 of the most spectacular places on our planet:
1. Great Barrier ReefThe Great Barrier Reef includes over 900 islands and 2,900 separate reefs. It’s the largest formation created by living organisms and one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. No wonder that it’s considered one of the seven wanders of the world. The best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef and see some of the most vibrant fish, coral and marine life, is either by snorkeling or scuba diving. Read More
Since beauty is so subjective, what makes a city attractive? Is it architecture, landmarks, cultural life? If you traveled long enough you probably discovered that the world is full of boring, colorless and uninspiring cities. And yet there are so many captivating ones that will steal your heart and lure you back on and on. For world travelers it’s easy to recognize a spectacular city. They are colorful and energetic They have beautiful squares and enough little backstreets where you can feel cozy.They are big and yet compact and orderly. They are diverse and have great cultural centers. And most importantly, they have very distinct personalities that can’t be replicated anywhere else. With so many remarkable European cities it’s easy to put together long lists of must-sees, but there will always be stunning places that get cut from lists like this. With that in mind, here are 10 fascinating European cities that you should visit at least once in your lifetime: Read More