Editors’ Picks: Travel To Feed Your Soul and Inspire Your Mind
Anytime is the ideal time to visit the city. The gray skies have lifted, festivals abound and you can enjoy events like the Open Garden Days, when visitors can peek into the private gardens behind the beautiful houses that line the famous canals. Go to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Hermitage Amsterdam, among others, and take an Amsterdam Canal Cruise to lock in the sights in 75 minutes!
The whitewashed towns of Fira and Oia clinging to the cliffs overlooking the sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea, surrounded by perfect quaint islands is the ideal place to watch the sunsets, go for trails and hikes, take in the local culture and visit some ancient ruins like ancient Thera if you’re in the mood. It’s another world!
Lonely Planet calls Mauritius an island Eden and palm-fringed playground. This sparkling island in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean will fascinate you. Besides stellar stretches of sand and outstanding activities like a Catamaran cruise or an underwater sea walk, visit the bustling, seaside
tourist hub of Flic en Flac; get some awesome time with nature at the Black River Gorges National Park; and see the natural phenomenon of seven-coloured earth in the lovely town of Chameral. Mauritius is perfect for adventurous and reclusive people alike. Choose your kind of holiday!
Postcard perfect, Bali is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its highly developed arts scene, especially in Bali’s capital Ubud. Visit historic monuments in the area including Mount Kawi and the Terta Empul Temple. Change the scene during the course of the day to indulge in the sandy beaches this exotic area has to offer. There is so much you can do in this tropical paradise!
Best for a spontaneous getaway to blow off a little steam on a boat or in the club. Miami is multicultural; walk for a while on Calle Ocho, the lively main thoroughfare in Little Havana; hang out at the plush hotels on Miami Beach or check out the tree-lined boulevard, ivy covered mansions and historic sites in Coral Gables. You will love it!
Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea! Beautiful green olive groves, almond trees, citrus orchards and vineyards that stretch out to the beaches, Sicily is at the crossroads of Mediterranean culture. Visit Palermo with its Baroque churches and palazzos; go to three Greek temple complexes – Agrigento, Selinunte, Segesta; and travel to Mount Etna and Taormina, a town which combines a breathtaking position beneath Mount Etna. Just gorgeous!
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