Schloss Neuschwanstein

Schloss Neuschwanstein is among the most impressive castles in Germany, if not the world. The castle is located at close proximity to the towns of Fussen and Hohenschwangau, at the southwestern portion of Bavaria. The Schloss Neuschwanstein was constructed in the 19 t h century by Ludwig II. King Ludwig I I was an ardent fan of Richard Wagner, the musician. The castle is a major structure in Germany, and is visited by a whole number of travelers and locals alike. The castle is one of the three castles that were built by King Ludwig, and is the most famous. (more…)

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Prague Castle

Prague Castle is one of the largest castles in the world. The castle is among Prague’s top most attractions. There have been many major officials that have had their seats in this castle from Roman emperors to Czech monarchs. The castle has a whole number of buildings and gardens that are part of the complex, such as palaces, gardens, churches and other buildings. There are a number of architectural details that have influences from a number of excellent sources. (more…)

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Schloss Schonbrunn

The Schloss Schonbrunn is one of the grandest palaces in Vienna. It is one of the most famous structures in Austria, and is related to its history and culture. The palace is counted among the structures that are most visited by travelers all over the world ever since the eighteen sixties. (more…)

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Off The Beaten Path in Greece

Greece seems like the perfect European paradise; sunshine, culture, ancient history, beaches, panoramas, countryside, and most of all, affordability. I think you’ll find the change of seasons as much as a surprise as I did but the prevalence in the mixture of religion and superstition as exciting as the commonplaceness of completely nude beaches. Greece and its hundreds of inhabited islands are the perfect combination of a breath of fresh air and adventure for the outdoor, off the path traveler. (more…)

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Hawaii: Exploring the islands on a budget

Hawaii on a budget may seem impossible, but with some clever planning and a little help it is within reach of the budget traveler. (more…)

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Chile – Groove to the Land of Wines

As the Antarctic freezes and the entire place is chilly and as the dry desert blazes hot in the heat of the sun, the sole place of beautiful vineyards is a pleasurable sight ain’t it? And Chile lying just in the centre of the region between the desert and the Antarctic is the ideal place to go in case you need to taste some of the best wines. The wine industry has grown in Chile since the 1980’s and the production of grape and the related wine production has also shot up very effortlessly. (more…)

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Three Fine Places in Singapore

Singapore is one of the finest maintained places in Asia, and people must be familiar with the strict fines that Singaporean Government imposes for breaking any rules. Singapore maintains strict law and order and corruption is almost nonexistent in this beautifully maintained nation. Also, interesting is the fact that you would find cultural influences of Malay, China, Western and also India throughout. (more…)

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Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord is located in Chambord, in the Loit et Cher region of France. It is one of the most famous Chateaux in the world, and among the most distinctive ones, because of the easily recognizable French Renaissance style of architecture that is a combination of several forms from the French medieval times, and classical Italian styles. The Chateau is a much visited attraction in France. It is the largest Chateau in the Loire Valley region. (more…)

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Travel destinations for the summer

As the economy is reviving steadily, the days of low cost airfares and hotel fares will soon end. Airfares rose 22 per cent over last year, same story with hotels throughout the world. The travel industry is also getting back up, and while this is a good thing, this will no more mean cheap prices. However, there are still a number of travel destinations that are cheap, and this summer, you can explore these locations at a comparatively cheaper rate, with no sacrifice to enjoyment or quality. There are a number of excellent options for travelers. Travel destinations all over the world are being visited in increasing numbers, and altogether, this is a happy time. (more…)

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Krak des Chevaliers

The Krak Des Chevaliers is a Crusader Castle in Syria. The castle was the stronghold for the Crusaders, or the Knights Hospitallers. The castle received fortification in the latter part of the 12 th century. The castle was built with an intention to act as a defense against invasions or sieges, and the castle is built in a form that is suitable for this function. There is a curtain wall that surrounds the castle, and this actually encloses another set of towers and walls that surround the central court. (more…)

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Alnwick Castle – A history

The Alnwick castle is a definite must visit whenever you get a chance. For those who do not know, it is the castle that was used as the set for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter Series.

The castle boasts of a rich and illustrious past. The history of the Alnwick castle goes as far back as the years 1172 and 1174. The castle was witness to the great wars that took place in the region when King William ( William the Lion ) from Scotland led siege to the Kingdom. (more…)

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The Mystery of the Aurora Borealis

The dancing of the arcs of the light resonate a mysterious feeling in the minds of many and have been doing so for quite some time now.

A typical night sky in the city can be a disaster with the pollution in the air making the sight of a single blinking star a miracle. The night skies outside the metropolis are a picture of perfection with the many constellations and the planets setting the black canvas ablaze with their silver white flashes. (more…)

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Polar Ice caps: A hope for our future

One of the prized treasures of our planet because losing them can mean losing the planet. A lot of news and research studies one must have observed focus on the melting of the glaciers buildup of the poles. Global warming and the green house gases are to be blamed. A ton of documentaries, Global international summits and high profile press conferences seem to have worked as nations unite in cutting emissions responsible for the heating up of the earth. (more…)

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Kenilworth Castle

The original Kenilworth Castle was a mighty edifice. It sported an enormous Norman tower, a stone rectangle about three floors in height. The castle had a wide moat defending it. The red and sandstone castle is now in its bare shell form, but is almost as imposing a sight, as it was in the days of Henry II. The castle was taken into royal possession by the king, who fell in love with the castle on sight. (more…)

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Hotel Le St James

Hotel Le St James is one of the most opulent in the entire Old Montreal region. The hotel fits seamlessly with the Old Montreal locality which is the Montreal equivalent of America’s Wall Street. The building originally functioned as a mercantile bank. The hotel matches with the location, and gives off an aura of sophistication and style. (more…)

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Gwalior Fort

The Mughal Emperor Babur called the Gwalior Fort, “the pearl in the necklace that is castles in Hind”. The fort was the mightiest as well as the most beautiful among all forts in the Indian subcontinent. The fort was one of the most coveted in the entire region, and almost every ruler that had some power had a dream of occupying the fort. (more…)

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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a palace in the real sense of the word. The structure is located in the south west area of London, and is host to tourists from all over the world who come here to marvel at the remarkable architecture.

The palace sits in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The Hampton Court Palace was stayed in by the British royal family prior to the 18 th century. (more…)

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Zagreb Croatia

Croatia has been increasingly surging in terms of popularity in the recent times. The country has become quite the tourist destination, with the heavenly Dalmatian coast and the exquisite cities dating back to the Middle Ages.

Zagreb is the capital of the country, and is a destination that should never be missed on a Croatia vacation. (more…)

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