5 of the Best Winter Sun Holidays Around the World 

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Looking for the perfect way to escape the chilling temperature form your city or country? Well, start packing your bags now and take a trip to five of the winter sun holiday destinations that we will recommend below, each with its unique personality and the promise of providing you with new travel memories that you will forever treasure.

Burma 

Popularly known as Myanmar, this Asian country is currently one of the hottest destinations, especially for young travelers who are looking for winter sun holidays. It has just recently opened its doors to tourists, which is why it still holds a charm that many people find fascinating. However, when planning a trip in Burma, do not expect to see progressive cities...

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5 City Breaks to Enjoy with the Family

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We always should give priority to our family and spend as much time as possible with our family. But it does not happen all the time as we all are busy with our work. But when we get a break, we try and go on a family vacation. City breaks are always very popular family holiday options. Here are 5 wonderful city breaks that you can consider for your next family vacation:

Paphos

Paphos is a superb family vacation friendly city in Cyprus with vast archaeological sites, the palm-fringed seafront, caper plants that grow on the Mediterranean’s edges, the wild fennel and a vast blue sky. The official Archaeological Site in Paphos is grand and surely the richest in the south’s archaeological locales...

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites We’ve Got on Our Bucket List

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These UNESCO World Heritage Sites have us itching to pack our bags and hit the road ASAP!

Iguaçu National Park

Why It’s Awesome: On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguaçu National Park is home to one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. Let’s just say it makes Niagara Falls look like amateur hour.

Getting There: Take a 90-minute flight from Sao Paulo or a two hour flight from Rio de Janeiro.

Where to Stay: Book a hotel in Iguazú with views of the falls, like the Sheraton Iguazú Resort and Spa.

City of Bath

Why It’s Awesome: Bath is a reminder of just how far-reaching the Roman Empire once was. Here you’ll see ancient Roman baths built around natural hot springs...

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Dishes you must eat in Sicily

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There are many amazing regions to visit in Italy. However, few appeal so strongly to foodies than the island of Sicily.

Representing the soccer ball on a map of Italy, the culture of this corner of the nation is strong, and needs to be experienced first hand to appreciate it properly.

With that in mind, here are several dishes you must eat in Sicily…

1) Arancini

When you are walking the streets of popular Sicilian centres such as Palmero and Messina, keep your eye out for Arancini, as it is a popular street food that will prime your appetite for the more elaborate meals that are to come.

Arancini are stuffed rice balls that are covered in breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried. The filling varies from place to place, but it usually is filled with cheese, peas, and meat/tomato sauce...

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Make 2016 the year you discover Charleston

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Looking to explore America this summer? Make this the year that you discover Charleston. A charming southern city that has stayed more or less the same since the Antebellum days, walking its streets are often an attraction in themselves.

If you are looking for a bit more to do than that. Be sure to add the following points of interest to your itinerary…

1) Stroll the City Market

With abundant fertile farmland surrounding Charleston, its no surprise that its City Market is the place to be on any given day.

With numerous gourmet food vendors, as well as many other artisans that deal in goods such as shoes, jewelry and the market’s signature craft (sweetgrass baskets), you’ll find it hard to leave the grounds without having made at least one impulse purchase.

2) Tour a plantation house

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6 Boutique Hotels with Amazing Cocktail Bars

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Much like a stellar cocktail, a high-quality cocktail bar results from the perfect mixture of “ingredients”: ambience, ingenuity, attention to detail, and upscale tastes. At each of these boutique hotels, these elements combine to form some of the greatest bars around.

1. ALMA Barcelona, Barcelona

This five-star hotel boasts upscale bedding, marble bathrooms, personalized service, and other luxury amenities—not the least of which is ALMA’s restaurant and bar. The highly acclaimed bar features handcrafted cocktails that pair well with the restaurant’s gourmet cuisine. Guests can enjoy their drinks in the upscale restaurant, at the bar, or on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, which promises great city views.

2. B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa, Zurich

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Exploring the cultural treasures of Egypt

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Want to discover the cultural treasures of Egypt? Despite the fear in the media, foreign tourists that take proper common sense precautions will be safe here, and they will not have to contend with crowds at any of the following essential attractions in this country…

1) Pyramids at Giza

This attraction needn’t have any introduction, as it is THE cultural asset that people from around the globe associate with Egypt when its name is spoken in causal conversation. Standing up to the forces of man and nature for almost 5,000 years, the Pyramids of Giza is the last remaining wonder of the ancient world that still stands today.

Serving as a tomb for some of the oldest Pharaohs of Egyptian civilization, it is an attraction that is practically mandatory for visitors to Egypt...

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Mississippi Wins Christmas with the Polar Express

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“The Polar Express” is coming to life in Batesville, Mississippi this winter. While the classic children’s book was first animated on the big screen in 2004, the real life version will operate at select times between November 20 and December 27 this year, reports Travel Pulse. The Christmas-themed train is expected to attract 30,000 to 40,000 riders eager to join the excursion, which transports travelers between Southaven and Canton, MS.

Those aboard the train will be entertained by dancing chefs, singing elves, and a read-along of the book that inspired it all while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. They’ll also get to greet Santa Claus and his helpers in Pope, MS, just over seven miles into the trek...

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Best new restaurants in London in 2015

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London has long been a crucible for some of the best food in the world, so when one visits here, they can generally expect to eat well (though not for cheap, sadly). If you are looking to sample the best new restaurants in London in 2015, this post will reveal to you three of our top choices….

1) Piquet

For a capital city of a country that sits right across the English Channel from France, you’d think London would have more French restaurants. Being a global crossroads though, a variety of different cuisine types and fusions have squeezed out French as a choice for new aspiring restauranteurs, which makes Piquet an interesting case study.

Boasting a menu that changes on a monthly basis, and uses the freshest of ingredients, Piquet has thrived despite being located in a bit of a drab neigh...

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Exploring Amsterdam’s Undiscovered North

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Once overlooked by travelers, the borough of Amsterdam Noord has developed into a thriving artistic community, a spot for dance and music festivals, and an escape from Amsterdam’s chaotic and touristy center.

The borough was once the industrial site of one of Europe’s largest shipyards. From 1922 until 1984 — when the Nederlandsche Dock Company went bankrupt — supertanker, cargo, and passenger ships were meticulously built and carefully launched into the IJ Lake to sail around the world. Now visitors can explore the repurposed buildings and forests for an eclectic Amsterdam experience many tourists haven’t yet seen.

Getting There

The borough is only a short free ferry away on the opposite side of the IJ Lake, directly behind Amsterdam Central Station...

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