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Turkey is a country steeped in history and cultural richness, making it a must-visit destination for travelers from all over the world. Whether you're interested in exploring ancient ruins, taking in breathtaking views, or immersing yourself in the local culture, Turkey has something for everyone. Here are ten must-see attractions that you won't want to miss on your next trip to explore this incredible country: Hagia Sophia - This iconic building has served as both a cathedral and mosque, and its unique architectural style is a testament to Turkey's rich history. Topkapi Palace - This former Ottoman palace is now a museum, offering a glimpse into the opulence and grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. Cappadocia - This unique region is home to fairy chimneys, cave dwellings, and otherworldly landscapes that are truly a sight to behold. Blue Mosque - This stunning mosque is known for its blue-tiled interior and elegant design, making it one of Istanbul's most famous landmarks. Pamukkale - This natural wonder features hot springs that have created travertine terraces and pools of mineral-rich water. Ephesus - This ancient city is one of the best-preserved ruins in Turkey, and it offers a glimpse into the life and culture of the Roman Empire. Bursa - This historic city is home to several impressive Ottoman structures, including the Green Mosque and the Bursa Castle. Mount Nemrut - This mountain is home to a unique collection of giant stone statues and heads, offering a truly unforgettable experience. Antalya - This seaside city is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun, and it's also home to some impressive historical sites, such as the Antalya Museum. Troy - This ancient city was the site of the legendary Trojan War, and it is now a popular tourist destination for those interested in exploring the history of the ancient world. Whether you're a history buff, an adventurer, or just looking for a new experience, Turkey has something for everyone. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore this fascinating country and its many must-see attractions! If you're ready to start planning your trip to Turkey, why not join one of our expert-led tours? Our https://www.onenationtravel.com/ offer a hassle-free way to explore all of the must-see attractions and hidden gems that this incredible country has to offer. With knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and curated itineraries, you'll be able to fully immerse yourself in the local culture and make the most of your time in Turkey.
Travel Bucket List
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10 best new hotels of 2014
Over the last 12 months, many incredible hotels have opened around the world and HotelsCombined recently shared its favorites based on factors such as location, uniqueness of amenities and quality of service. The end result is a phenomenal group of castles, beach retreats and architectural wonders; including one in Bali. The Castle Hotel, Dalian, China Perched atop Lianhua Mountain and overlooking the Yellow Sea, this imposing chateau conveniently provides 292 guest rooms, a spa, fitness center, indoor pool, several restaurants and a “royal cellar” with a micro-brewery. For those really looking to splash out, the 6,674 square foot Presidential Suite has a marble entrance, a dining room for 10, a full-service pantry and a waterfront balcony. Shangri-La at the Shard, London Opened in May, this first UK property of Shangri-La is housed within the 34th to 52nd floors of London’s iconic Shard skyscraper - the tallest building in Europe - and thus offers spectacular city views. Other highlights include a champagne bar, an infinity sky pool on the 52nd floor and an enviable location in the heart of the London Bridge Quarter. citizenM Times Square, New York City Trendy and colorful, this US debut of the citizenM hotel chain is perfectly situated within walking distance of many famous New York sites, including the Rockefeller Centre, the theater district and Central Park. Other perks include the rooftop bar and free in-room screening of the latest movies. With starting price at US$199 per night, it is also a real bargain for Midtown Manhattan. Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Islands Located on Santa Cruz Island, in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, Pikaia Lodge is an eco-friendly retreat set on top of an extinct volcano crater. Close to a number of major wildlife sites and pristine beaches, the property offers a range of guided excursions and its own private Tortoise Reserve, with facilities including a spa and an infinity pool. Cromlix House, Scotland Owned by tennis superstar Andy Murray, this elegant Victorian mansion provides a peaceful countryside escape. Evoking the grand estates of yesteryear, the manor is furnished in Scottish antiques and onsite activities in the sprawling grounds include tennis (naturally), clay pigeon shooting, fishing, falconry and archery. Sofitel So Singapore Housed in a heritage building near Raffles Place, the Sofitel So’s décor - which includes elements designed by Karl Lagerfield himself – features a 19th century French style with a contemporary twist. Special touches here include in-room iPad minis, a gold-tiled rooftop infinity pool and complimentary mini bar drinks. Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman Nestled within the Al Hajar mountain range, this serene retreat is surrounded by a stunning natural landscape teeming with caves, valleys, flowers, fruit trees and heritage sites (including the UNESCO-protected Bahla Fort). Guests can take a dip in the heated outdoor infinity pool overlooking the breathtaking gorge below or, for those who prefer, the villas have private terraces with plunge pools. Ace Hotel, Los Angeles This funky new LA abode plays an important part in the city’s cultural legend – housed within the historic United Artists building, the tower was once a movie studio and theater hub for independent artists. Today, it’s a stylishly renovated getaway where an in-room extra perk might include an acoustic guitar. Yemaya Island Hideaway, Nicaragua A tropical getaway, Yemaya offers up to 16 eco-friendly cabanas. Visitors to this retreat on Little Corn Island are encouraged to laze about in a hammock, enjoy a relaxing yoga session, sip on a cocktail at the beachside bar, partake in a variety of water sports, tuck into an organic meal at the onsite restaurant, or simply enjoy indulgent spa treatment. The Sarasvati Luxury Collection Resort, Bali Located in the exotic Seminyak and vibrant Legian areas, this resort offers guests direct access to the beach and upscale retail shops. The sunsets are gorgeous and there are activities for everybody; try a round of golf, mountain biking, go skydiving or relax with some fishing. For first-time visitors, the sacred Sangeh Monkey Forest and the famous scenic drive to Lake Bratan are great options. - See more at: http://www.jakpost.travel/news/10-best-new-hotels-of-2014-Wcd9aZUTOg1VFnhp.html#sthash.l9pepRf9.dpuf
Must-try Lousiana-style crabs in Bali
Bali is one of the best places to enjoy seafood in Indonesia. Jimbaran, for example, has long been one of the island's most popular spots to savor this particular dish while enjoying an amazing sunset. For those longing for Lousiana-style seafood, there are at least two crab restaurants available in Bali; allowing you to eat with your bare hands on the table, without any fancy plates and cutlery to bother you. The Holy Crab Following its popularity in Jakarta as the 'it' place to eat Alaskan crab, Bali's Holy Crab on Jl. Petitenger No. 50 offers a great combination of world-class seafood and traditional Louisiana cooking techniques in a chic yet cozy dining atmosphere. “There has been such a great response to The Holy Crab from food lovers in Jakarta that we are bringing the whole concept and experience to Bali. It has always been a dream of mine to be a part of the island's culinary scene, which has a broader international audience,” said The Holy Crab owner as well as executive chef Albert Wijaya. Choices available on the main menu include Dungeness crab, king crab legs, snow crab legs and lobster with prices ranging from Rp 88,000 (US$7) per 100 grams for the Dungeness crab to Rp 120,000 for the king crab legs -- all served in a delicious secret recipe sauce with mild, medium and hot levels of spiciness. Sausages and corn are also available as additional dishes. According to Albert, the restaurant's crustaceans are imported straight from Alaska and some are from Indonesia. Crab Bar Situated on Jl. Batu Belig 106 in Seminyak , the Crab Bar was founded by famous Indonesian chef Ragil Imam Wibowo in August 2014 with the aim of becoming the first destination for people seeking to savor Lousiana-style seafood on the island. “In Bali, if people want to eat pork, they will head straight to Ibu Oka. We want that to happen to us too; we want to become the first place people recommend when they talk about eating crab in Bali,” said the restaurant's general manager Don Domingo. For newcomers, the Crab Bar's most popular dish is CB's Hot Bag which consists of 500 grams of mud crab, 150 grams of prawn, 200 grams of yabbies (Australian freshwater crustaceans) or clams, sausages and corn. A portion costs Rp 495,000. The CB’s Cold Platter, priced at Rp 450,000, is also recommended with cold Mud Crab, 200 grams of prawn, 200 grams of clams and four pieces of oyster or yabbies. The Crab Bar offers six types of sauce for its hot-platter menus with three levels of spiciness (mild, medium and TNT). The choices include original Lousiana-style with smoked Cajun butter, oriental-style CB’s Bali Sauce, Bangka curry sauce, chili sauce, teriyaki black pepper and garlic butter. While for the cold platter menus, foodies can try garlic mayo, tomato tartar and tom yam mayo sauce. - See more at: http://www.jakpost.travel/news/must-try-lousiana-style-crabs-in-bali-otImxpP0OU7Hu4aJ.html#sthash.rQELFKmb.dpuf
3 luxury sustainable spas in Bali
Bali has a lot of spas; in some areas, every third shop is a spa. All varieties of spas can be found as well -- from local to international award winning spas. In recent years, a lot of people have become more conscious of what they put on their skin. The skin absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it, so with increasing amounts of chemicals in many products, it can lead to allergies or worse. One way to avoid this is to choose a spa that uses naturally made products and takes an approach that is kind to your skin. Local Indonesian jamu (traditional medicine) methods have always done this but a few luxury spas in Bali not only use natural products but also take the spa experience to a new level of comfort. The Spa at Alila Soori Villas The Spa is housed in a sustainably built house with a view of the Indian Ocean in front. Entering this warm and opulent hideaway, the central spa area is dominated by a beautiful pool that instantly adds a sensuously relaxed atmosphere. The traditional Balinese Beauty Ritual is two hours of pure bliss. Balinese lulur is an ancient village remedy with its origins from the rice farmers of Bali that is recognized as traditional medicine. The treatment is believed to help warm the body, relieve aching joints and help in the recovery of troubled or loose skin. Locally sourced sandalwood, fennel seed, star aniseed, eaglewood and fenugreek are blended together to use during this healing remedy. It is a 60 minutes Balinese Massage, body scrub, body mask and mini facial. The massage uses natural oils and you can choose a beautiful aromatic blend to suit your mood. After the massage, you are gently scrubbed using the herbal warming mixture and then wrapped in a cocoon while the gently heated massage table ensures every pore is cleansed and every muscle relaxed. The therapist performs a revitalizing mini facial as you relax on this wave of warmth. Not only do you feel like you are floating on a cloud after the treatment, but you are also assured that only the most natural ingredients have been used during this process. If you loved the products used, there are a wide range of Alila Spa products for sale to take with you. A particular favorite is the Black Volcanic Soap that is made from Balinese volcanic lava. Ojas Spa, COMO Shambhala Estate This famed wellness retreat outside Ubud is the ultimate luxury hideaway in the forest with an ethos based around holistic principles. If you are not staying here, you can come and get pampered at the beautifully serene Ojas Spa. Ranges of treatments are offered here, including hydrotherapy and Ayurveda treatments. This Zen space is very soothing and, set among vast sounding grounds; it is a quiet retreat to indulge in a treatment. Signature massages are done using specially blended oils made on the estate, sourced from local products and 100 percent natural. The Shambhala signature massage is an hour-long treatment and uses innovative long strokes and medium pressure to both relax and revive spirit and mind. Set in a light airy room looking onto a garden, complemented by clean lines to leave the mind uncluttered, this deeply therapeutic technique performed by a highly skilled therapist feels more like a four handed massage thanks to the expertise of the therapist. This is a deeply relaxing and aromatic experience that leaves the skin smooth and supple. Facials are also available using a range of their homemade products called PURIFIES. These products are based on the principles of aromatherapy, incorporating only premium grade oils free of parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance and color. The PURIFY Holistic Facials are deeply calming and catered to your skin type using these products, along with steam and specialist massage techniques to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. Not only are the products used at the Ojas Spa kind to your skin, but also to the surrounding environment. Fivelements Puri Ahmisa This healing hotel is located just outside Ubud in a scenic spot with the river flowing through. The spa is perched right along the riverbank so you hear the flow of water easing past as you are experiencing some incredibly therapeutic and natural treatments. This award-winning spa is unique in that not only does it have a wide variety of beauty treatments, but also healing rituals are on offer from Balinese healers and priests. This means that both body and soul can be nurtured naturally in this wonderful sustainably built bamboo spa. Acupressure with Pak Ketut is designed to trigger the body’s self-healing abilities and uses energy transfer to help heal. After starting with transference of energy, the ritual is designed to relieve both physical and mental strain. This can relieve deep-seated tension and trigger the healing process. The healing rituals harness the power of both natural herbal ingredients and energy. The beauty rituals use a wide variety of natural elements found throughout Bali. Probably one of the most healing plants is the coconut. Virgin coconut oil is one of the most healing oils, naturally antibacterial and nourishing. The Coconut Harmony treatment is a deep massage with this oil, followed by a moisturizing bath of coconut milk, the pure blended aromatic Shakti Oil and scattered with Frangipani flowers. A hewn rock bath gently sheltered by foliage looks over the flowing river below melding nature and the spa together. This wonderful bamboo structure is open meaning that it is a totally sensory experience within nature.
Guide to Changing or Cancelling JetBlue Flight
JetBlue is a great airline to fly on, but sometimes you have to cancel your flight or make changes to it. It's not as simple as calling the airline and canceling your ticket—you have to follow specific rules in order to do so. JetBlue Flight Change Policy JetBlue Change Flight Policy allows you to change your flight once for free, either by calling its customer service or through the JetBlue app. You can also cancel a flight without any fees if you do so within 24 hours of booking a flight. However, if you cancel after this period, JetBlue charges $75 per ticket. If you want to change or cancel your ticket outside of the 24-hour window, it will cost you $100 per ticket. The airline does not charge fees for changes made within 30 days of departure. Here are some of the most common reasons JetBlue customers change their flights: Death in the family Injury or illness Change in employment status Relocation/moving out of state Military deployment Emergency travel (such as hospitalization) If you're traveling for any of these reasons, you may be eligible for a refund for your unused ticket. If you purchased your ticket with a credit card, we can provide information on how to file a claim through your credit card company. If you paid with cash or debit, we'll issue a refund directly back into your bank account within 5 business days after we receive your request. JetBlue Cancellation Policy As per JetBlue Cancellation Policy, If you need to cancel your Reservation, you may do so up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure time of your first flight. If you cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled departure time, the cancellation fee is $100 per person for domestic flights and $200 per person for international flights. If you cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled flight, JetBlue won't charge you anything. However, if you cancel within the 24-hour window, they will charge $150 per ticket. If you don't arrive on time and don't call ahead to say so, they'll charge $150 per ticket. You can cancel your flight up to 24 hours before departure, and you'll receive a full refund. If you cancel your flight within 24 hours of departure, you'll receive a full refund if your ticket was purchased at least 14 days in advance; otherwise, you can get a refund for the unused portion of your ticket. In the event of flight delays or cancellations, JetBlue will rebook you on another flight, but only if it's within the same calendar year. If the new flight is outside of that time frame, they will provide compensation equal to 200 percent of the fare paid for that leg of your original itinerary (up to $400). How can I change my JetBlue flight without paying a fee? If you need to change your JetBlue flight, the first thing to do is contact the airline directly. You can do this by calling the number provided on your ticket or by visiting their website and logging in. If you are unable to make the change through these methods, then you will be required to pay a fee. You can also make changes via JetBlue's mobile app. To do so, log into your account and select "Manage My Booking." From here, you will see all of your trips as well as any upcoming flights that have been booked under that account. Select "Change Trip" next to the trip to which you wish to make changes. Then select "Edit" next to the reservation that needs updating. Make sure that all information is correct before submitting it! What happens if I cancel my JetBlue flight? If you cancel your JetBlue flight, you can get a credit for the value of your ticket toward another JetBlue flight. If you cancel within 24 hours of departure, no refunds are available. You'll also be charged a $50 per person fee if you cancel at this time. If you cancel within 24 hours of departure, no refunds are available. You'll also be charged a $50 per person fee if you cancel at this time. If you cancel between 24 and 72 hours before departure, JetBlue will refund your ticket in full with no penalties; however, if the cancellation happens within 24 hours of your flight's scheduled departure time or if it's a nonrefundable ticket (like an upgrade), then there will be no refund given. Can I cancel a JetBlue flight within 24 hours? Yes, you can cancel a JetBlue flight within 24 hours. However, if you want to get a refund for the ticket, you'll need to cancel 48 hours before your flight. If you're not sure whether or not you want to go on a trip and your plans are still up in the air, it's better to err on the side of caution and cancel early rather than risking missing your flight and having your ticket revoked. Can you cancel a JetBlue flight without penalty? The answer to this question is a little more complicated than you might think. The short answer is yes, you can cancel a JetBlue flight without penalty—but there are some exceptions and limitations. The first thing you need to know is that there are different kinds of penalties for canceling a flight. If you book your flight through JetBlue's website or app, then you'll pay the same fee for canceling that you would have paid if you had bought your ticket directly from JetBlue. But if you book through another site or on the phone with an agent, then you'll pay an additional $100 cancellation fee. The second thing to know is that the penalty only applies to changes made within 24 hours of departure time. If you change your itinerary after that point, there's no penalty at all—in fact, JetBlue will give you credit toward future travel! Is it cheaper to cancel my JetBlue flight or change it? If you're wondering whether it's cheaper to cancel your JetBlue flight or change it, the answer is: it depends. There are a number of factors that will determine whether canceling or changing your flight is more cost-effective. If you decide to cancel, you'll need to consider the cost of changing your ticket as well as any other fees associated with canceling your flight. If you think that changing your JetBlue flight is going to save you money, but then realize that it's actually more expensive than canceling and rebooking, there's no need to worry—you won't be charged any fees for changing your ticket if you choose not to take the new itinerary provided by JetBlue. How much would it cost to change a flight to JetBlue? Changing a flight on JetBlue can be done a few different ways, but if you need to do it quickly and you want to keep your original booking, it's going to cost you. If you're flexible with when your new flight departs, you can change it for free. But if you need to change the date or time of your flight, that's going to cost $75 per person. You can also change your flight for free if you are traveling on JetBlue Vacations packages with flights booked through a travel agent. However, if you're booking directly with JetBlue, changing a flight will still cost $75 per person. Can I change my JetBlue flight time? Yes! If you need to change your JetBlue flight time, you can do so for a fee. You can also change your seat assignment. The cost of changing your flight time depends on how far in advance you make the change. If you make the change within 24 hours of departure, it costs $100 per ticket; if you make it 1-7 days before departure, it costs $200 per ticket; and if you make it 8 or more days before departure, it costs $300 per ticket.If you change your seat assignment, there is no fee associated with this action Originally published at https://www.aviationrepublic.com on February, 2023.
How To Make Mee Goreng Mamak (印度炒面), Fried Noodles with Indo-Malayan Flair
I love Indonesian food. Based on their history and interactions with the rest of Asia, the cuisine has subtle nods to Chinese, Thai, and Indian dishes, but with their own special (and usually nice and spicy) twist. Mee goreng is perhaps my favorite of the Indo-Malayan dishes. From the picture, it looks like a standard chow mein-esque stir fry, but the flavor involved is absolutely incredible and definitely sets it apart from its 'noodle cousins'. (Especially when you top it with fried onion pieces and just the right amount of sesame oil.) Mee goreng is such a popular dish that you can buy instant packages of it all over Asia. In fact, I have some friends who lived in Western Africa that enjoyed instant mee goreng as a steady staple through the week. (You can buy instant mee goreng at a majority of Asian supermarkets in America, but try this recipe for the real deal and super authentic stuff!) ------------------------------------------------------ Mee Goreng Mamak (Fried Noodles) 500 grams of yellow noodles Handfuls of beansprouts depend on liking 2 small tomatoes, quartered 2 small onions, chopped Handful of chicken breast meat, thinly sliced, or minced beef 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 potato, boiled and cut into cubes 1 small size dry bean curd, cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons of cooking oil (I usually use soybean.) 1 tablespoons of minced green onion and garlic 2 fish cakes, sliced (optional) Handful of shrimp, de-shelled and de-veined, optional 1 green chili or Thai chili or red cut chili, optional 3 tablespoons of ketchup 3 tablespoons of chili sauce or chili paste 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce 1 teaspoon of garam masala/curry/turmeric powder, optional (but highly recommended!) For garnishing (optional): Some cucumber slices Some fresh coriander leaves or green onion Some lime or Calamansi lime (cut into half) Some deep fried shallots Some grounded peanut + sugar mixture Sesame oil 1. Assemble all the ingredients that need to chopped or sliced. In a big frying pan, sauté the onion and minced garlic until fragrant. Add in turmeric or Garam Masala (if preferred). Add the chicken breast/minced beef, stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the dry bean curd, fish cakes and potato cubes. 2. Add in the yellow noodles and stir fry until well mixed. If the yellow noodles is too dry, add about 1/4 cup of water. Add the tomatoes, prawns, tomato ketchup, chili sauce or paste, freshly cut green/red chili (if any). Stir fry until well combined (about 2-3 minutes). 3. Add in the beaten egg, sugar and salt to taste, followed by the beans sprout. Stir fry until the beaten eggs dries up. Off the heat and transfer to the serving plate. Top with sesame oil to taste.
Planning Your Trip to New Zealand: A Comprehensive Guide
New Zealand is a breathtaking destination that boasts awe-inspiring landscapes, unique culture, and plenty of adventure activities. Whether you’re a nature lover, a culture buff, or a thrill-seeker, there’s something for everyone in New Zealand. However, before you pack your bags and set off on your journey, it’s important to plan your trip to make the most of your time in this beautiful country. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you plan your trip to New Zealand. Decide When to Go: The first step in planning your trip to New Zealand is to decide when to go. The climate in New Zealand varies greatly depending on the region and the time of year, so it’s essential to choose a time that suits your interests and preferences. If you’re interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and water sports, summer is the best time to visit New Zealand. During the summer months, the weather is warm and dry, making it ideal for outdoor pursuits. However, if you prefer to avoid crowds, spring or fall may be a better option for you. Choose Your Destination: New Zealand is a big place, so it’s important to choose the destination that’s right for you. Whether you prefer exploring the cities, the countryside, or the coastline, there’s plenty to see and do in New Zealand. Some popular destinations in New Zealand include Auckland, Queenstown, Wellington, Christchurch, and Rotorua. Each of these destinations offers its own unique charm and attractions, so it’s important to choose one that fits your interests and budget. Make Your Travel Arrangements: Getting to New Zealand is easy with direct flights from many major cities around the world. You can also travel by ferry or car depending on your preference and budget. When choosing your mode of transport, consider factors such as cost, duration, and convenience. Booking your flights in advance is recommended to ensure that you get the best deal and avoid last-minute price hikes. Accommodation: When planning your trip to New Zealand, you’ll also need to consider your accommodation options. New Zealand has a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget, from luxury hotels and resorts to budget-friendly hostels and motels. Booking your accommodation in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment and ensure you get the best deal. Booking.com is a popular online platform that allows you to compare and book accommodation options in New Zealand, making it easier for you to plan your trip. Activities and Excursions: New Zealand is famous for its diverse range of adventure activities, and there’s plenty to do and see in this beautiful country. Some popular activities in New Zealand include hiking, skydiving, bungee jumping, and scenic flights. When planning your trip, consider booking your activities and excursions in advance to ensure that you get the most out of your time in New Zealand. Exploring Top Destinations New Zealand is a land of stunning natural beauty and diverse landscapes, offering a wide range of destinations and activities for travelers to choose from. From breathtaking fjords to vibrant cities, there’s something for everyone in New Zealand. Here are some of the top destinations and activities to consider when planning your trip to New Zealand. Milford Sound Milford Sound is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to New Zealand. This stunning fjord is surrounded by towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls, making it one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural wonders in the world. Visitors can explore the fjord on a boat tour and enjoy the stunning scenery, including crystal-clear waters, breathtaking waterfalls, and an incredible array of wildlife such as seals, dolphins, and penguins. Start Planning Your Trip to Milford Sound Bay of Islands Another must-see destination in New Zealand is the Bay of Islands. This stunning coastal region is famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and incredible scenery, making it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Visitors can take a scenic boat tour or enjoy a variety of water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, or fishing. Start Planning Your Trip to Bay of Islands Queenstown Queenstown is another popular destination that’s sure to be a highlight of any trip to New Zealand. This vibrant and bustling town is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, making it the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. In addition to its incredible natural beauty, Queenstown is also known for its vibrant cultural scene, making it the perfect place to enjoy a night out and experience the local nightlife. Start Planning Your Trip to Queenstown Rotorua Rotorua is another must-see destination for those interested in geothermal wonders. This geothermal wonderland is famous for its hot springs, geysers, and mud pools, and is a unique and exciting experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Visitors can also explore the surrounding geothermal landscapes and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and fishing. Start Planning Your Trip to Rotorua Hobbiton Hobbiton is another popular destination that’s sure to be a hit with fans of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. This movie set was created for the trilogies and is now a popular tourist attraction, where visitors can take a guided tour and see the hobbit holes and other iconic locations from the movies. Start Planning Your Trip to Hobbiton Tongariro National Park Tongariro National Park is another must-see destination for nature lovers. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its stunning volcanic landscape, including Mount Ngauruhoe, Mount Tongariro, and Mount Ruapehu. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and snowboarding, and marvel at the incredible beauty of this unique and special place. Start Planning Your Trip to Tongariro National Park West Coast The West Coast is another popular destination for visitors to New Zealand. This rugged and wild coastline is dotted with incredible beaches, glaciers, and forests, making it the perfect place for those who love adventure and the great outdoors. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and fishing, and experience the wild and untamed beauty of this breathtaking region. Start Planning Your Trip to West Coast Auckland Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is another popular destination that’s sure to be a highlight of any trip. This bustling city is famous for its stunning waterfront, Sky Tower, and vibrant cultural scene, making it the perfect place to explore and experience the best of New Zealand’s urban life. Start Planning Your Trip to Auckland Wellington Wellington, the capital city, is another must-see destination for visitors to New Zealand. This beautiful city is famous for its stunning harbor, iconic Beehive building, and thriving arts and food scenes. Visitors can explore the city’s many cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries, and theaters, or enjoy a delicious meal in one of the city’s many top-notch restaurants. Start Planning Your Trip to Wellington In conclusion New Zealand is a truly unique and magical country, offering endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. With Booking.com, you can easily find and book the perfect accommodation for your needs and budget, ensuring that your trip is a success. Whether you’re looking to visit iconic landmarks, explore stunning landscapes, or simply relax and unwind, New Zealand has something to offer everyone. So why wait? Start planning your next trip today and book your accommodation with Booking.com
Exploring the World's Beauty: National Geographic's Top Picks
World's Most Beautiful Places: A Journey Through National Geographic's List National Geographic has been showcasing the beauty of our planet for over a century, and its photographers have captured some of the world's most stunning landscapes and architectural marvels. From towering mountains to shimmering lakes, and from bustling cities to peaceful deserts, the world is home to countless breathtaking sights. Here are some of the world most beautiful places national geographic, as featured by National Geographic. Petra, Jordan: This ancient city, carved into towering red sandstone cliffs, is a marvel of human ingenuity and creativity. Visitors can wander through Petra's narrow canyons, marvel at its monumental tombs, and explore its famous Treasury, one of the most iconic sights in the world. Banff National Park, Canada: This pristine wilderness park is home to crystal-clear lakes, towering peaks, and abundant wildlife. Visitors can hike through the backcountry, soak in the hot springs, and enjoy scenic drives through the Canadian Rockies. Bali, Indonesia: This Indonesian island is renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and incredible beaches. From the lush rice paddies of Ubud to the bustling beaches of Kuta, Bali has something to offer for every traveler. Machu Picchu, Peru: This ancient Incan citadel, perched high in the Andes Mountains, is one of the world's most iconic sights. Visitors can explore the ruins of Machu Picchu, hike the challenging Inca Trail, and marvel at the stunning views from the summit. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: This African savanna is home to some of the world's most iconic wildlife, including lions, elephants, and cheetahs. Visitors can take a game drive to see the animals in their natural habitat, or go on a hot air balloon safari for a bird's-eye view of the park. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam: This stunning bay in Vietnam is dotted with thousands of towering limestone islands, each more breathtaking than the last. Visitors can explore the bay on a traditional junk boat, kayak through its hidden caves, and soak in the incredible views. These are just a few of the world most beautiful places national geographic, as featured by National Geographic. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or a nature lover, there's a breathtaking sight out there waiting for you. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to embark on a journey through some of the world's most beautiful places. Its thus worth checking about some of the world most beautiful places national geographic.