As a travel destination, most people consider Africa a land of desert adventures, safaris, and secluded beaches. Yes, this continent is a great place for nature tourism, wildlife viewing, outdoor adventures or finding the next best beach destination before everyone else does. But its cities, often overlooked by tourists, offer a great alternative to the nightlife destinations in Europe and the Americas. Africa’s best nightlife cities are filled with live music, thumping dance clubs, sleek lounges and a unique atmosphere that is you just wont find in other parts of the world.
This is a huge continent, but these cities all have fun entertainment options that are quite accessible to tourists.
While barbecues, wine festivals and live music events abound in the summertime, sometimes it can be fun to do something a little out of the ordinary. Luckily, around the United States there are an array of quirky festivals that take place as the weather gets warmer. To help add some weirdness to your next trip, here are six wacky festivals to check out this summer.
Once extending into parts of France, Corsica and Sardinia, Catalonia today is an autonomous region in northeastern Spain.
With its own language and vibrant personalities and traditions, it is an electric mix of styles making it the melting pot of the Iberian Peninsula. As a seafaring nation for centuries, Catalonia assimilates it all by superimposing the contributions of other ancient cultures. From the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean beaches of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorado, the region hides unexpected treasures in an area littered with medieval architecture, orchards, valleys of peaches and apricots, white wash fishing pueblos, religious refuges and more.
Here are the best places to visit in Catalonia.
Taking a bicycle tour can be a great way to really see a destination face to face. Without a tour guide or even a windshield to get in your way, you can get the most out of your travels by having authentic and up-close experiences with the people, scenery, and culture of your chosen destination. Of course, bike touring is not possible everywhere. Heavy traffic in some urban areas can make pedal-powered touring dangerous, while weather can make it nearly impossible to travel through other destinations on two wheels. However, if you choose the right destination, bike touring can be the best way to travel.
Here are the best destinations for bicycle tours.
For some tourists, the only vacation options are to travel on a very tight budget or to not travel at all. Luckily, there are plenty of destinations around the world where it is possible to travel on the cheap. A vacation can be very cheap if you know where to go and when to purchase your tickets.
But the key to budget travel is not to find the cheapest overall destination, but to find a destination that offers the best value for your money. If you can do this, you can enjoy a budget vacation without having to forego any of the fun of travel. Conde Naste Traveler’s concierge.com offers a number of tips that can help you get the most out of a budget travel destination.
If you are looking for destinations that provide the most “bang for your buck,” these places should be on the top of your list.
Singapore is one of East Asia’s most accessible destinations. Not only is it a hub for the region, but it is also a great place to shop, an even better place to eat, and one of the easiest cities on the continent to navigate. At the same time, this is not really a destination for the budget-backpacker set. Prices on many things are high – as they are in any other major and modern international city. Luckily, you can travel on a budget in Singapore quite easily if you know where to go and what to do. The best food is found in so-called “hawker centers,” food courts featuring independent vendors serving specialty dishes. Meals are quite cheap in these places. Also, public transportation is a viable and cheap way for getting around, and there are reasonably priced, if basic, hotel options as well.
If you plan the logistical part of your Singapore getaway right, you will be able to save money. If you take advantage of all the free attractions that this tropical metropolis has to offer, you will really be able to travel on a budget.
Here are the top free attractions and activities in Singapore.
While California is famous for having world-class wines, their delicious beers often get overlooked. The state is home to a number of breweries using only high-quality ingredients, using a mix of traditional and modern techniques and providing an enjoyable atmosphere to sip a cold beer. To help you add some flavor to your next trip to California, here are Tripify’s top picks for best breweries.
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Castilla y León are united to form Spain’s biggest region. The two ancient kingdoms were united in the early part of the 11th century.
This was the driving force behind the Reconquest and its leaders brought great wealth to the region. For lovers of monuments, art treasures and historic sights then this is the region to follow the “route of the castles”.
Soak up the real life history and folklore in a region saturated with a well preserved heritage from the days of the great empires of the Romans, Moors and Spanish.
Here are the best places to visit in Castilla y León.
Traveling as a couple is a wonderful experience to have. You’ll get know each other at a deeper level while experiencing the joys of travel together. That being said, traveling as a couple has its challenges. For tips on traveling as a couple without breaking up, read on.
La Mancha is a landlocked region of central Spain south of Madrid which is barren and wilderness-like. The name ‘La Mancha’ comes from the Arabic word ‘al-mansha’ meaning dry land.
The autonomous community is situated in central Spain encompassing of five provinces including Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo. Contemplate architectural marvels from various periods, tour archaeological sites and explore more than 1,200 square miles of protected natural areas.
Here are the best places to visit in Castile-La Mancha.