A few winter Himalayas destinations

A mountain pass © eAlisa - Fotolia

You may not think of the lofty Himalayan peaks as a natural vacation spot in the winter, but there are wonderful sights and experiences there during the cold months of the year. The mountains are breathtaking in their beauty, the frozen lakes are spectacular, and winter sports activities abound. Three Himalayan states in India, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu and Kashmir, have wonderful spots for a Himalayan travel experience in the winter.

Complete your Cape Town trip with an afternoon drive to Cape Point

Cape Point by as Leenders

If you’re in Cape Town and you want to unwind on a lazy Sunday afternoon, get behind the wheel and drive to the amazing Cape Point. The road trip will exceed all your expectations. Packed with diverse ocean views, dramatic landscapes and beautiful sceneries, Cape Point is the perfect place to be if you want to relax while in Cape Town. As a matter of fact, the whole False Bay is famous for its fishing villages, wealth of activities and quaint towns.

A Suggested Guide for Visiting Funchal

Jardin à madere © Zotharingia

The island of Madeira is best reached through its capital of Funchal. This city has just over 100,000 inhabitants, large enough to get lost in, diverse enough not to get bored of. Funchal boasts of two main personalities: Cristiano Ronaldo – footballer born in the suburbs of Funchal and Charles – the last King of Hungary/last Emperor of Austria, who is buried at the Monte Church.

Secret hot spots of Europe yet to be discovered

Lugano by © pure-life-pictures

Paris and Venice are wonderful, but such popular European cities are often thronged with crowds of tourists. If you want a more authentic experience, without feeling like you’re surrounded by a horde of visitors, check out these secret European hot spots. You’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem.

5 Happening Europe Hot Spots for 2015

Courtesy the Palm Beach Club

Europe has always been the très chic destination for travelers around the world. Old world charm, it never seems to go out of style. For 2015, travelers looking for the brightest hot spots on the “old continent” may just be reintroduced to some familiar place names – and a few not so familiar.

Touring Alsace, Champagne & the Ardennes by car

Paris by Moyan Brenn

So you decided to arrange your independent trip by car. And immediately a lot of questions arise: where to start the trip, what should you take with you, what documents are required, where to look for accommodation and how to rent a car without spending pots of money?

Barcelona – The Catalonian Art Capital

Festival Holi in Barcelona.© JackF

The Catalonian capital of Barcelona might as well be considered Europe’s capital of art. Artists like Joan Miró, Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Salvador Dalí are just a few of the big names – strong representatives from Catalonia. Museums and art creations by these artists are found in abundance in the city of Barcelona.

5 Things to See and Do When in Porto

Porto churches

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city – major commercial and industrial centre and, it’s famous for the World-renowned port wine, which is produced there. But the city on the Douro River’s northern bank is also an attractive travel destination. Breathtaking views, the mentioned famous wines, the Douro River and the splendid architecture are all strong reasons for visiting Porto.

Trekking the North-West Himalayas – touching the roof of the world

Himachal Pradesh, India

The Himalayan chain is home to the world’s highest and most impressive mountain peak, The Everest. Its plateau begins in Pakistan and it stretches all the way to beautiful India, Bhutan, and beautiful Nepal until it reaches China on the east. The landscape from the top is majestic; packed with surreal glaciers, deep valleys and hidden lakes, Himalaya is a dreamlike destination for avid trekkers.