An Overview of Austria for Travelers

Word Count: 342 Summary: Although Austria is rarely in the headlines these days, it was once part of a dominant European power. Following is an overview of this postcard country. Keywords: Austria, Vienna, Salzburg, Mozart, bach, freud, Austrians, Innsbruck, Schwarzenegger, Europe Article Body: Although Austria is rarely in the headlines these days, it was once part of a dominant European power. Following is an overview of this postcard country. An Overview of Austria for Travelers With its prime location in mainland Europe, Austria was a major player in economic, military and political terms when it was known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Alas, this role was significantly diminished after World War I when victorious allies divided the empire. A much smaller …

An Overview of Australia for Travelers

Word Count: 348 Summary: Australia is a very diverse country geographically and a hot spot for tourism. If you are thinking about heading down under, here is some information on Australia. Keywords: australia, continent, british, captain cook, great britain, new south wales, australians, down under, Article Body: Australia is a very diverse country geographically and a hot spot for tourism. If you are thinking about heading down under, here is some information on Australia. An Overview of Australia for Travelers Australia is its own continent, the only country in the world that can say as much. It covers roughly 3 million square miles and is about the size of the continental United States. The capital is Canberra, but Sydney is …

An Introduction to Cambodia – General info and Tips

Word Count: 788 Summary: The Angkor Wat complex is the most exquisite example of Khmer architecture. Built in the early 12th century for king Suryavarman II as his state temple, it remained an important spiritual centre for centuries– first Hindu, and afterwards Buddhist. Out of the reach of tourists during the civil war, it has regained worldwide attention after being displayed in the 2001 movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Keywords: cambodia,angkor wat,pol pot,phnom penh,travel cambodia,cambodia tips Article Body: The Kingdom of Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy situated in Southeast Asia and counting a population of more than 13 million people. Most Cambodians are Theravada Buddhists of Khmer extraction, but the country is home also to a substantial number of Cham …

Amsterdam Tour

Word Count: 553 Summary: When we talk about Amsterdam, Netherlands, it is very hard not to imagine misty cafes and scantily clothed women moving provocatively in windows with red lights. Many of the travelers from across the world return to this ultimate city of “sin” because of these sights alone. Most of them are busting with tales of the unexpected and if you get chances to visit the place, I’m sure that you will also create your own tales to tell. Well, Amsterdam is not just about sex and drug… Keywords: travel, tour, tours, amsterdam, vacation, amsterdam tour Article Body: When we talk about Amsterdam, Netherlands, it is very hard not to imagine misty cafes and scantily clothed women moving …

Amorgos and its history

Word Count: 350 Summary: Amorgos is one of the most visited islands in the Cyclades of Greece. Keywords: europe, greece, travel, vacation, holiday, tourism Article Body: Amorgos is one of the most visited islands in the Cyclades of Greece. This island has a size of about 120 km2 and inhabited by around 1800 people can be found at the east of the Cyclades, next to Dodecanese. Anciently called Minoa, the origins of this city and its population can be found strongly attached to the Cretans who are believed to be the first inhabitants in this island. The island of Amorgos counts with a very rich and interesting past, and therefore all those who enjoy historic spots would be able to …

American cemetery in Florence

Word Count: 435 Summary: In Italy there are only two american cemeteries. One of these was built in Florence, to commemorate the thousands of lives who died in Tuscany during Warld War II. Keywords: hotels in Florence, accomodation in Florence, bed and breakfast Florence, B&B, bed & breakfast, townhouse suites, Florence apartments, guesthouses Article Body: Florence! The heart of the art! Located in the middle of Tuscany, it has represented for centuries the cradle of art, in all its forms and expressions. This enormous and priceless heritage has attracted people from all over the world, making of Florence one of the most popular tourist destinations. This has not always been the case though, at least for some years. Thousands of …

America’s Great Western States Provide Diverse Vacation Options

Word Count: 556 Summary: Whether you’re planning a weekend away or spontaneously hitting the road, some of the best lakeside vacation destinations reside within our own National Park system. Keywords: America’s Great Western States Provide Diverse Vacation Options Article Body: As summer approaches, there’s only one way to beat the heat–lakeside! According to a 2005 summers survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), over 70 percent of Americans will spend their summer splashing in lakes or heading to the beach for their vacation. Whether you’re planning a weekend away or spontaneously hitting the road, some of the best lakeside vacation destinations reside within our own National Park system. “The U.S. National Park system offers a wide variety …

Amazonas – The World’s Brazilian Lungs

Word Count: 541 Summary: Amazonas covers 1.5 million kilometers of land area in Brazil, and 98% of this land has remained as it was when it was discovered. Amazonas is so large that it is bigger than most countries in the world! It is home to the highest mountain in Brazil, Pico da Neblina, which stands 2,994 meters above sea level. The land area in Amazonas can be divided into three separate categories; igapos, varzeas, and low plateaus. Igapos is where the land is permanently flooded and the roo… Keywords: Amazonas,travel,vacation Article Body: Amazonas covers 1.5 million kilometers of land area in Brazil, and 98% of this land has remained as it was when it was discovered. Amazonas is so …

Amazing Portugal

Word Count: 756 Summary: The western part of the Iberian Peninsula, the part bathed by the Atlantic Ocean is the traditional country of Portugal. Long ago, the territory between the northern part of Portugal and Spain were not very well defined and the cultural aspects were very similar. But then the Castrena culture made its first appearance with grass thatched huts in a round formation in the north and then the Romans took over, separating the two territories. From the beginning of the 5th century … Keywords: portugal,lisbon,europe,history,travel,airport,car hire,algarve, Article Body: The western part of the Iberian Peninsula, the part bathed by the Atlantic Ocean is the traditional country of Portugal. Long ago, the territory between the northern part of …

Amazing Amazon Expedition

Word Count: 716 Summary: The mighty Amazon River basin is a world of mystery and beauty waiting to be explored. The Amazon’s ecosystem is rich beyond compare with such variety of wildlife, flora and fauna, that scientists are unable to classify it all. The lush rainforests are virtually the world’s largest living botanical garden. Keywords: Article Body: We set out with a group of 38 singles and as usual they were initially timid but quickly bonded in friendship. On arrival in Lima we check into a lovely hotel located in trendy Miraflores district. There was a guided city tour, leisure time to explore and a delicious dinner of sea bass ceviche at a restaurant built on an ocean pier. Next …

Altea, The Dome Of The Mediterranean

Word Count: 668 Summary: As you approach Altea, Alicante either from the south coming from Benidorm or from the north from Calpe or Denia, the blue mosaic domes of the church are its landmark telling you that you have arrived at one of the most beautifully landscaped tourist areas on the Costa Blanca, Spain. Altea seems to have it all; the year round mild climate, cute little corners, its whitewashed houses, the marvellous views of the sea and the tranquil atmosphere that you breath when you are here… Keywords: altea,costa blanca,costablanca,alicante,travel,spain,holiday, Article Body: As you approach Altea, Alicante either from the south coming from Benidorm or from the north from Calpe or Denia, the blue mosaic domes of the church …

All The World Wants To Travel To New Zealand.

Word Count: 1259 Summary: New Zealand? Think Hawaii meets Switzerland. Where else can you find so many different types of scenery and breathtaking landscapes in one country! From towering mountain peaks and glaciers to volcanoes and bubbling mud springs. And then there’s the surprise. It’s so very English too. Keywords: New Zealand, hotel, Auckland, sight seeing, Article Body: Is it any wonder? Since Hollywood launched New Zealand big time onto the world’s cinema screens with epic block busters such as Lord of The Rings, King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia, everyone wants to visit. In fact, New Zealand is one of the most popular travel search destinations, with almost two million online searches for information each year, even beating …

All about Miami Beach

Word Count: 481 Summary: With summer approaching, it may be a nice idea to take a break from one’s gruelling daily routine and splash around in the cool waters of the Atlantic. Talking about beach resorts, why look any further than Miami Beach? Keywords: Miami Beach hotel, hotel in Miami Article Body: With summer approaching, it may be a nice idea to take a break from one’s gruelling daily routine and splash around in the cool waters of the Atlantic. Talking about beach resorts, why look any further than Miami Beach? Originally established in 1915, the city, located in the Miami-Dade County of Florida, changed its name to Miami Beach in 1917. It is a city known not only for …

All about Kauai

Word Count: 723 Summary: Kauai, most appropriately nicknamed the Garden Isle, is the Hawaiian vacation destination treasured for its lush tropical greenery and sparkling sand beaches. The tropical paradise of Kauai basks amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Keywords: Kauai condo rentals, hotels Article Body: Kauai, most appropriately nicknamed the Garden Isle, is the Hawaiian vacation destination treasured for its lush tropical greenery and sparkling sand beaches. The tropical paradise of Kauai basks amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Formed some six million years ago, the island encompasses roughly 550 square miles and is the oldest and northernmost of the …

An Overview of Kenya for Travelers

Word Count: 435 Summary: Kenya is stunningly beautiful African country that has seen its share of good and bad times. If you are traveling to Kenya, the following information will give you a head start. Keywords: kenya, africa, kenyans, saharan, england, ethnic groups, colonial, corruption, economy Article Body: Kenya is stunningly beautiful African country that has seen its share of good and bad times. If you are traveling to Kenya, the following information will give you a head start. An Overview of Kenya for Travelers Kenya is a crossroads country in Africa, which means a little bit of various African countries reside there. More than 40 languages are spoken and as many as eleven different ethnic groups can be identified. …

An Overview of Japan for Travelers

Word Count: 541 Summary: For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country. Keywords: japan, asia, japanese, emperor, world war I, world war II, allies, toyko, Article Body: For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country. An Overview of Japan for Travelers Extending along the eastern coast of Asia, Japan is a country consisting of a collection of islands. The mainland, as we think of it, is the island of Honshu. There are three other large islands, …