The caves in Meteora, Greece, had inhabitants for fifty millennia, but due to raids, “hermit monks” moved to the safety of sandstone rock pinnacles in the 9th century and began building monasteries.
Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China You can climb the Great Wall, wander through the chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, and marvel at the stately colonial buildings along Shanghai’s Bund. But, well, everyone does that, and you’ll likely be sharing those attractions with a few thousand other visitors. You’ll get a lot more out of a visit to China if you get off the tourist track.
Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Now, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument or a building, or any other spot to designate places that might be of interest to tourists. A few examples are the Statue of Liberty, Uluru, the Taj Mahal, Mount Everest, and the Eiffel Tower.
Man-made or created by nature, some of the world's destinations are truly blessed with colors. Be it northern lights glittering in the sky, exotic birds, or gaudy neon signs, our globe is a vivid melange of shades and tints that have the power to revive your senses and wake up your imagination. Most Colourful Places on the Globe
By Saif on March 12, 2011
Places to see before you die, Italy | Charming Italy - Hotels, places, what to see and what to do when visiting ItalyTop selection of places in Italy to see at least once in life Top 10 places to see in Italy before you die!
The 41 Places to Go in 2011
When taking into consideration that there are literally thousands upon thousands of places to eat in the Manhattan area of New York alone, from cafes and delis to Michelin starred restaurants ran by world famous chefs, there really is a gastronomic delight for everyone. With millions of people visiting New York on a regular basis, everyone is looking for something different in term of places to eat. Although the main tourist spots are packed full of restaurants to suit the vast majority of tastes, it is the places that the local New Yorkers head to that are so often looked for and the following are some of the most popular non-tourist eateries in the whole of Manhattan. Five Of The Best Non-Tourist Places To Eat In New York City
Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2011 Who doesn't love a city? Lonely Planet has scoured the globe for next year's hottest cities. Our top picks show that a city doesn't need to be a heaving metropolis to get on the list. Then again, sometimes it helps.
Located on the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre is a rugged coastline, made up of “The Five Lands” or the five villages: Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Manarola. The Cinque Terre is so appealing because it does not display any modern developments in its architecture.
This Is the New York No One Ever Sees
Honey, I Shrunk the Maldives Provided by: Honey, I Sunk the Maldives Environmental changes could wipe out some of the world's most well-known travel destinations
Little River Canyon, Ala. Standing in the sunshine on the rocky bank, with rivulets of cool water dripping from your hair and swimsuit, you wait your turn at the base of the old oak. America's Best Swimming Holes
America’s prettiest towns - Travel - Destination Travel - US and Canada As the sun casts its autumnal glow on thousands of picturesque U.S. cities and towns, it's the perfect time to recognize the proverbial winners of the country's civic-beauty contest. Some you may recall from last year, others are brand sparkling new. Like all such pageants, this is a subjective one—but we've received help from several experts with keen eyes for architecture, aesthetics, and small-town charm. This year's pretty-town pickers include Salt Lake City-based architectural photographer Alan Blakely; residential designer Erin Anderson; and painter John Vander Stelt.