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  • The Cuban Santiago Carnival in July

    Santiago de Cuba view

    Santiago view ©Marika Bortolami/Flickr

    Naturally you would visit Cuba because of its natural beauties, amazing colonial architecture, sunny beaches and culture. But if you are planning a trip to the country you should also take in consideration the time of the different Cuban carnivals so you can catch one. The Santiago Carnival in July is one of the oldest and most amazing festivals in Cuba that you will surely love!

  • The Northern Cays of Villa Clara in Cuba

    Beachy cay in Cuba

    Beach and cay in Cuba ©Alessandro Caproni/Flickr

    Villa Clara province is located in the central part of Cuba and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the North,a fact the promises beautiful beaches and a lot of sunshine to  all visitors. This coast overlooking the Atlantic is dotted by lots of small cays, reefs and small islands that give home to more and more great tourist resorts.

  • Alejandro Robaina – tobacco plantation in Cuba

    Cigar making on Alejadro Robaina plantation

    Cigar making ©Romtomtom/ Flickr

    Have you ever wondered where Cuban cigars come from? They are iconic and well known all over the world, so if you are in Cuba you should definitely take some time to visit the Alejandro Robaina tobacco plantation. The farm produces some of the finest cigars in the world and the owner, Don Alejandro is considered the godfather of cigar making.

  • Old Havana – historic center of the Cuban capital

    Old Havana, Cuba

    Plaza Vieja, Old Havana ©vxla/Flickr

    The historic center of the Cuban capital is called Old Havana or Habana Vieja in Spanish and they say it is the area richest in buildings from the colonial times in all of Latin America. Since 1982 it is also part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites for its well preserved architecture dating back to the Spanish times, so plan your summer vacation to Cuba and book a Havana flight now!

  • The amazing Varadero beach in Cuba

    Varadero beach, Cuba

    Varadero beach ©Mercado Viagens/Flickr

    As president Barack Obama is looking to normalize the relationship between the United States and Cuba, Americans can start envision themselves enjoying the sugar-powder-like sand of Varadero beach. If the US lifts the travel ban on Cuba, the beautiful and exotic island country of the Caribbean will instantly become a tourist hot spot.

  • Top 5 big city destinations in the world

    Seoul skyline

    Seoul skyline ©Joop/Flickr

    Not everyone is a great fan of beaches, mountains or other natural attractions. Some prefer the business of urban areas, the lifestyle, the multitude of experiences, the variety of entertainment options.

    That is why we have gathered for you the top 5 city destinations in the world with some info so you can decide which metropolis do you want to visit during your next city break or even a longer vacation.

  • Must do with kids in Disney World

    Fireworks at Cindarella Castle

    Cindarella Castle ©Eric Danley/Dlickr

    The famous Disney World in Orlando is quite probably the most visited attraction in the entire world with nearly 53 million people coming here every year, so they must know a thing or two about entertainment in this 39  miles (25,000 acres) giant theme park.

    Now most people would come here with their family and it might be difficult to decide which one(s) of the hundreds of programs and activities to try out from Disney’s water parks to the Cindarella Castle, so here is what you must do with kids while you are in this magical land.

  • Places with the clearest sky for star-gazing

    The Mlky Way over Utah

    The Milky Way over Utah ©Mike Durkin/Flickr

    Night sky disappeared before our eyes. Hundreds of thousands of stars that could be seen with the naked eye before are now almost invisible because of the bright lights of the cities.

    Throughout Europe and the United States studies have shown that children who are born in our time, have a chance to see 10 times less of this night sky. Although many people think that they have an idea of ​​the stars and see them in the night , this gift of our from nature is a rarity these days. Worldwide there are few places where you can see a complete picture of the night sky, here are some places with the clearest sky for star-gazing.

  • The most magical places in Spain

    The Alhambra in Granada

    The Alhambra ©Will Clayton/Flickr

    Spain is a favorite destination for visitors coming to Europe and attracts many tourists with its extensive beaches and spectacular coastline. However, many expect more from their holiday than just to dangle at the beach or at the pool.

    As you may see in the video and article below, Spain also offers incredible adventures and magical places, so here are some sights that you should definitely not miss if you want to get goosebumps. 

  • The Dolomites of South Tyrol


    Rosengarten dolomites ©** Maurice **/Flickr

    The mountains of South Tyrol, the Dolomites, are the most beautiful feature of the whole region – at least that’s what I think. The mountains are 250 million years old and were formed from coral reefs.

    Watch the video about the region and learn more about the Dolomites of South Tyrol now so, maybe it will help you make up your mind about a vacation to Northern Italy!

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