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The Best Beaches Near Rome, Italy
July 7, 2011
The Best Beaches Near Rome, Italy

Summer has finally arrived and we are getting ready for summer vacation. Among the most popular summer vacations are the beach get-aways and the city-hopping. Apartments in Rome, Barcelona, Paris or Berlin are already booked and the cities are expecting many tourists during the summer months. But of course with the high temperatures even the [...]

Costa Brava’s Roses – Sweeping Beaches, Rocky Cliffs and Hidden Coves
June 13, 2011
Costa Brava’s Roses – Sweeping Beaches, Rocky Cliffs and Hidden Coves

On the northern part of Costa Brava, in Spain’s Catalonia region, lies the Mediterranean resort town of Roses. The largest resort town on the northern stretch of the Costa Brava, Roses remains a cheerful and relatively cheap resort town and lacks much of the cheekiness of some of Spain’s biggest coastal resorts. With endless stretches [...]

Living the High Life in Majorca
May 25, 2011
Living the High Life in Majorca

Majorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, continues to be a popular getaway for continental Europe as well as the celebrity crowd. Just about everyone can find a bit of paradise on Majorca. Of course, you’ll find the sun, the sand, and the blue seas amidst the Mediterranean climate. You will also find a vibrant club [...]

Top Beaches in Split, Croatia
May 11, 2011
Top Beaches in Split, Croatia

Split’s coastline is the city’s pride and joy. The Adriatic blue waters and golden beaches are postcard-perfect, and who doesn’t love the water-sports? Staying at a Split hostel will give you more time to enjoy Split’s many beaches. Al’s Place Hostel is one of HostelBookers’ customers’ favorites – owing to the laid back atmosphere and [...]

A Trip to Fiji – Part Two
February 15, 2011
A Trip to Fiji – Part Two

Food was included on the trip and usually turned out to be some variation of catch of the day and taro. I supplemented this with occasional trips, between sun-soaked naps, by heading down the beach to a little hut selling native-made curios and offering English style tea, complete with cakes. On the second day, we [...]

A Trip to Fiji – Part One
February 15, 2011
A Trip to Fiji – Part One

Fiji. The word itself evokes visions of tropical exoticism. It’s a place far enough away to equate with any other locale that is truly difficult to get to, like Timbuktu or Tibet. For Australians, Fiji is little more exotic than Hawaii is for Americans.  In our ever shrinking world, it is not so difficult to [...]

Discover Sydney in the Summer
January 27, 2011
Discover Sydney in the Summer

Snow, snow and more snow… I sure am tired of the wicked cold weather that has been whipping through many parts of the U.S. this winter. I am so sick of it that, this morning, I’ve been dreaming about the summer down under in Sydney, Australia.  With its breathtaking beaches, relaxed beach lifestyle and vibrant [...]

3 Not To Be Missed Spots in the Whitsundays
December 22, 2010
3 Not To Be Missed Spots in the Whitsundays

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the islands of the Whitsundays are a sailor’s paradise. Seventy-four islands make for endless sailing from one picturesque island hideaway to the next amongst crystal blue waters, deep green foliage covered islands, and spectacular crimson sunsets. When booking your Australia holidays, just imagine sailing [...]

Best Beaches in Brisbane, Australia
November 17, 2010
Best Beaches in Brisbane, Australia

From its white sandy sheaths to crystal blue waters, Brisbane is a paradise for beach-lovers across the globe. So, whether your preference is for surfing, sunbathing or binging on seafood, this favorite sunny city offers a perfect shore for all. Having booked your cheap Brisbane hotel, why not check out a few of our perennial [...]

The Old City of Peñíscola, Spain
August 1, 2010
The Old City of Peñíscola, Spain

The town of Peñíscola is a Valencian municipality set within a privileged part of the Spanish Mediterranean that blends history and culture with stunning beaches. During a recent trip to the area, I was blown away as I stood on Playa del Norte and saw Peñíscola’s dramatic medieval fortifications, charming old town and beautiful castle, [...]

Saint Lucia is Beautiful Beyond Words
January 21, 2009
Saint Lucia is Beautiful Beyond Words

The natural beauty is mind-blowing. Surrounded on one side by the clear blue Caribbean Sea and on the other coast by the rougher Atlantic Ocean, lush green volcanic mountains seem to lunge out from the waters. The image of The Pitons, St. Lucia’s most famous landmark is best viewed from Mt. Gimie or from a [...]

Koh Phi Phi is Paradise
January 15, 2009
Koh Phi Phi is Paradise

Just a short, 45 minute journey from Phuket, Thailand is one of our favorite places of all time; Phi Phi Island (Ko Phi Phi). As you sail in through the ridged limestone peaks ascending from the vivid turquoise waters that surround the islands, you will instantly know that you’ve arrived in paradise. The magic of [...]