Fifty countries and many reasons to travel
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Today we often want to take time out to recreate ourselves, or to see how the other half lives. Unfortunately the world is becoming smaller as we communicate and travel with greater ease than ever before.
Our information is a summary of the countries listed with note of health, safety and places you should not go without specialist knowledge and local contacts.
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A world heritage site
The Tag Mahal from below the red fort
One of the seven wonders of the world the Taj Mahal is renowned for its aesthetic beauty and the romantic idea that Sha Jahan created this as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz-Al-Zamani.
Mumtaz, the lady in question was one of Sha Jahan’s many wives. According to documents, Sha Jahan killed her husband and then took her as his wife. Mumtaz later died during the delivery […]
A nation founded on spiritual principals
Since the earthquake that has caused severe damage over much of Nepal and in particular, Kathmandu, please defer plans to travel there until you know you can be safe and services that you need have returned. The south of Nepal and Chitwan are open for business as usual. So please go there and support a nation still in mourning with the loss of as many as 10,000 lives.
The earthquake is the worst in […]
Davey Crockett and a Wild Country
Nashville By Lifeis
For one unfamiliar with the USA, the name Tennessee is more likely resonate with Davy Crockett and great artists like Tennessee Williams, or the mournful country-western music and moonshine. Then there’s that old song Chattanooga Choo Choo. An inland state, Tennessee borders Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri which means it’s easy to get to from almost anywhere.
Tennessee’s capital and second largest city is Nashville and […]
Beaches, Forests, Mountains and Desert
Columbia River Gorge by Micha
Oregon is located on the Pacific north-west of the United States and the geography ranges from wild beaches to majestic mountains and remote lakes, but as you go further inland you come across a high desert plateau. If you are touring the United States, you can get away from the maddening crowd and into the mountains, or just smoke some weed get out of it because cannabis use is […]
A land possessed
Within continental North America, the USA is a divided country with the bulk of its territory between Canada in the north and Mexico in the south. The US also controls Alaska, a significant land area to the north west of the continent that it purchased from Russia.
In total, the USA is credited with a land area of some 9.6 million sq km, as it also claims an exclusive economic zone of 200 nautical miles from its […]
A Decadent Caribbean Resort
The South side is Dutch.
This small divided island in the French West Indies is located on the outer or Atlantic fringe of the Caribbean islands. It’s almost a 100 miles from the British Virgin Islands and 5 miles from Anguilla. The northern half of Saint Martin is a French dependency and the southern half known as St Maarten (Sint Maarten) is administered by the Dutch.
It is here on Maho beach that plane spotters […]
Less than 50 miles off the coast of the city of Valencia, in eastern Spain, Ibiza is both the name of the island and Ibiza port town. The old part of Ibiza town is a UNESCO world heritage site and most visitors take time out to wander the narrow streets and shop in the boutique stores.
Only 25 miles long and 12 miles wide with lots of beaches, some are designated for nude bathing but few really […]
A remote retreat
Hamilton Bay Bahamas by Exist
Pack your Bermuda shorts and head 1500 km (1000 miles) off the Florida coast, 1250 kms (750 miles) from Philadelphia and over 5,500 kms (3500 miles) from London to this remote island getaway.
Bermuda is a popular sub tropical resort destination. The rich and famous enjoy the island as a retreat and it has a romantic ambience making it a good honeymoon destination, but it’s also a popular stop for cruise […]
Holidays in the buff
Do you find packing for holidays a bit of a struggle? Then maybe nakationing is for you!
In addition to the clothes free beaches that feature in most countries, there is a growing clothing-optional tourism industry with over 250 nudist resorts and clubs around the world.
Some are family friendly, but most are adult only catering to swingers and may have erotic themes. But don’t let that put you off because people are […]
A Great Southern Land
Tamil Nadu is one of India’s 28 states located in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula. Its capital and largest city once named Madras is now called Chennai which is well connected by air to Australia, Singapore and other international destinations.
There are many ancient temples in Tamil Nadu, some of the most famous are in Madurai built to commemorate the ocean rise at the end of the ice age. Indian temples are not […]