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Tours for Every Hobby and Every Interest

Hobby foto For the adventurous traveler there are choices aplenty from hiking Peru’s Inca Trail, riding though the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park on horseback, climbing the highest peak in Southeast Asia, motorcycling through the remote, raw beauty of Patagonia, not to forget running with the bulls in Pamplona. There are also a myriad of other adventures to be had from a Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego to a Ferrari drive from Nice to Monaco alongside the curvy coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. These make for the perfect trip for the adrenaline junkies out there.

Visiting the World’s National Parks

You will be witness to many of the most impressive landscapes on earth at national parks found across the world. There are famed national parks all over the world, so read on to see which ones are the most appealing to you.

The Galapagos Islands
Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequently visited UNESCO sites on earth as well as being the earliest national park in that country.

The giant tortoises and little penguins that wander the islands are an awesome sight to see.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, the spectacular Incan stronghold high in the Andean Mountains, is one of the most important archaeological places on earth. This marvel provides real proof of what the urban Inca Empire looked like when it was at the height of its power.

Yellowstone
When President Theodore Roosevelt initially came across the extraordinary geological formations and abundant wildlife of Yellowstone in 1903, he stated that it was “absolutely unique in the world”.

Declaring that natural beauty was a common public resource, he championed the concept of national parks to benefit all generations to follow.

Serengeti National Park
Both Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and South Africa’s Kruger Park are recognized worldwide for its wide array of wildlife and fauna located there. There you will not only witness landscapes you could never have dreamed of, but you will also be very close to the many predators which roam in the night.

Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, situated off the northeast shores of Australia incorporates the world’s most significant coral reef system – a must see on any bucket list.
Fiordland National Park
Nearby is the Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, awash with fjords so extraordinary that they put Norway's famed natural wonders to shame.

Special Interest Tours Galore
These days, more people than ever are deciding to go on specialty tours. Today, there are all kinds of specialty tours on offer to accommodate anyone with a special interest.

For Those Wine Lover

You’ll find lots of like-minded people, whether experts or amateurs, in wine country. Wine lovers know that wine is much more than just a blend of grapes and that the process requires an intricate and delicate process to achieve the perfect balance of taste. There are many destinations to pick from when it comes to picking the best tour for you regardless of whether it’s a wine tasting tour in Napa Valley, or one that takes you along the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or one that takes you to some of France’s most well-known wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne to name just a few.

For the Food Lover in All of Us

Go crazy with all of the choices possible on a foodie tour. Even the most knowledgeable gourmand will learn something on a culinary tour because they will not only get a taste of local ingredients and artisan products, they’ll also gain insight into how history and culture influenced the progression of the local cuisine. It might even be possible for you to see a famous Michelin-starred maestro if you go on a more exclusive tour.

For All the Yoga Lovers
One of the trendiest travel opportunities today include yoga tours. Breathing techniques and meditation help to bolster and balance the body and mind according to this ancient tradition. Hobby icon What's more, yoga tours normally take you to stylish, beautiful and relaxing destinations where you can focus on letting go.

For Those Nature Lovers
Some of the main aims of eco-tours is to keep any hint of human presence to a bare minimum in areas that remain fragile and relatively undisturbed. Eco-tourism is aimed at nature-lovers who not only value the natural beauty surrounding them, but those who also recognize the urgency in protecting the world’s natural resources.

Some of the other aspects introduced on this type of tour involve informing visitors on the necessity to conserve natural habitats and how to ameliorate the welfare of the local people.

For Women Only
Yet another trending type of vacation is woman only tours. Woman vacationing solo want to experience the world in a trusted environment where they can also get together other like-minded women.

These tours are also a great occasion to share experiences with like-minded travelers whether you’ve been adventuring, discovering historical sites, or just lounging by the sea.

For Spiritual Seekers Only

Where can you travel to revive your faith and reflect upon centuries of religious history? You’ll find that a faith-based tour is the ideal opportunity for you to look inward and connect with your spirituality amidst people who are on the same voyage.

Rest knowing that every single tour provides the right blend of R & R.

8 of the World's Greatest Walks

The very best walkabouts are not only about the actual walk but rather they involve the history and tradition of the locale. Still, these adventures are not as effortless they sound.

They will challenge you physically and engage you mentally, leaving you with an indelible perception of the richness of our planet. Here, we have listed 8 best hikes.

Peru's Inca Trail - 4 days & 26.7 miles
Many unforgettable moments are created on the Inca Trail, but nothing matches the instant you walk through the Sun Gate and experience the sight of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu.

Perfect time to go: May to September

Lost City in Colombia ~ 27 miles in 5 days
Walk through the thick jungle through streams before coming to the ruins of Teyuna. Arrive here first you and will have this Lost City to experience exclusively.

Perfect time to go: December to March.

Nepal: Everest Base Camp - 38.5 miles & 13 days

This journey will make you more familiar to the inhabitants of the Himalayas while giving you a view from the top of the world. Once you view Everest, you will not view the planet in the exact same way anymore. It is best to go from August to November.

Tanzania: Mt. Kilimanjaro, 8 days and 21.1 miles

Mt Kilimanjaro at 5,895m (19,340 ft), is Africa's greatest point. It’s no walk in the park, but unlike other great summits, it gives those ambitious enough to get to the top.

The best months to go are September to March.

Mont Blanc in Europe - 77.7 miles in 8 days
The Tour du Mont Blanc is 100 miles and moves through Switzerland, Italy, and France. It is best to go from June to September

Torres del Paine Circuit in Patagonia -10 days & 82.6 miles
Known for its organic beauty, you will be exposed to awesome volcanic terrains, impressive glaciers and expansive flatlands extending to the horizon. Perfect time to go: December to March
Mt. Roirama in Venezuela - 6 days & 21.1 miles

The spectacular mountain of Roraima is special to the region's local inhabitants and is said to have motivated Arthur Conan Doyle’s fiction, "The Lost World."

Best time to go: You can walk the Roraima trail at any time of the year but November to April is the optimal time. Every impression

The Camino de Santiago in Spain - 30 days and 466 miles
The respected Camino de Santiago, also identified as the St. James Trail, was a meaningful Christian passage during the Middle Ages, and is still considered a meaningful spiritual pilgrimage today. The walk can be done anytime of the year but between autumn and spring is perfect, but also very busy.

Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

What we refer to as advanced civilization – from science and democracy to art and culinary traditions – are generally credited to the culture-rich shores of Southern Europe.

Learn about the history of the “Old World” along its coasts. Whether you lay in the sun on the beaches of Spain and Italy, study the historical sights of Greece and Jerusalem, or enjoy the charm of Santorini and the Greek Islands, the memories you make there will last a lifetime.

Ancient Rome is still seen in the city’s Pantheon and Colosseum, and the spectacular St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is a must-see. Stop in Spain’s cosmopolitan city of Barcelona to check out the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Some of the world’s greatest wines can be savored in Italy’s Chianti region, France’s Provence, or the city of Port in Portugal.

Passengers traveling along Croatia’s Adriatic coast will want to stop in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, with its ancient walls surrounding the city still largely intact.

A Variety of Adventures Await in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands

There is an abundance of natural wonders in all parts of the Caribbean and the Americas, as well as extremely diverse cultures and lifestyles throughout. Indulge in the laid-back lifestyle of all Caribbean islands, while noting the array of languages and cultures that speak to the early inhabitants of each island from faraway lands including Spain, France, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa. The countries that make up Central America, which links North and South America, have very interesting histories and stunning landscapes.

History buffs will love to experience the ruins of ancient peoples including the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec, while more adventurous types will enjoy the tropical forests of Costa Rica. Cruise through the Panama Canal and see exactly how it functions. In North and South America you will find many fantastic sights as well as spectacular beauty.

In Canada, stroll the streets of Quebec City and enjoy its French influences, or head back in time to the 11th-century Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows. In the U.S., stops along the east coast will take you to famous American cities, or sail along the west coast to see the stunning glaciers in Alaska.

Head On South

Continuing southward, travelers will encounter jaw-dropping ruins, a wide variety of cultures and peoples, and music we all know and love.

Brazil offers a wide variety of experiences, from the vibrant nightlife and gorgeous beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the lush rain forests of the Amazon.

In Chile, stop in the city of Valparaiso, with its colorfully decorated houses climbing the sharp hillsides, or if you prefer stunning natural landscapes, visit the country’s breathtaking fjords and massifs. Learn to do the Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Keep going south all the way to Antarctica to see the breathtaking snow-filled landscape.

International Getaways: A Hop, Skip and Jump Away

You might think a long weekend is too short to travel internationally. Think again.

In reality, there many countries close enough to check out for a long weekend.

Following is a list of destinations awesome for an unforgettable long weekend.

Montreal, Quebec

French-inspired old-world elegance is combined with all the advantages of a big city in the lovely Montreal, Canada. The traditional cobblestone streets of Vieux Montreal take you back in time, and the one-of-a-kind boutiques, cafes, and restaurants are always fun to explore. The well-known Mount Royal Park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon if the weather permits, as you can hike, rent a bicycle, or find a lovely spot for a luscious picnic.

If you can take the cold, you can also go snowshoeing, ice skate, or do a variety of other winter sports in the park area.

Bermuda
Bermuda is a British territory in the mid-Atlantic popular with US visitors due to the brief two-hour flight from countless east coast cities, its beautiful beaches of distinctive pink sand, and its warm weather year-round. Even if you do not like beaches, Bermuda is captivating with a long maritime history, fortresses complete with cannon installations, beautiful colonial design, and charming cobblestone streets.

If you’re daring, you can even ride a jet ski into the Bermuda Triangle.

Baja California Sur, Mexico
Baja California Sur, Mexico is a popular destination easily do-able in a three-day weekend for anyone hoping for fun and relaxation in a spectacular beach setting.

Cabo San Lucas in the southernmost part of the Baja peninsula has a great restaurant scene highly regarded for upscale local cuisine, an exciting nightlife, and gorgeous world-class resorts right on the beach. Adventurers and water sports devotees will also enjoy Lover’s Beach for its gorgeous blue waters, fascinating caves to explore, and spectacular rock formations.

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Costa Rica
Even though its tropical rain forest feels like another world, Costa Rica is actually a fairly brief flight from many places in the U.S. With 800 miles of spectacular coast, it offers fun in the sun, awesome beaches, relaxation or adventure, and so much more.

The area surrounding the famous Arenal Volcano is a mecca for adventurous weekenders, with activities including hiking the beautiful jungles and rain forests, zip-lining, climbing breathtaking waterfalls, seeing exotic monkeys and sloths in their natural environment, and finally soaking in a soothing hot spring fed by the volcano.

Cartagena, Columbia
Found on the northern coast of Columbia facing the Caribbean, in Cartagena you’ll find stunning blue waters with coral reefs that edge white powdery beaches. The 500-year-old coral stone fortifications and much of the walled city are admirably intact and are some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of Spanish colonial times.

Toronto
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is a typical modern-day metropolis.

Diversity is one of its founding principles; over half of the people who call it home today were in fact born somewhere else. Be sure to plan a stop in each ethnic neighborhood -- Chinatown, Koreatown, Greektown, and Little Italy -- to really comprehend what Toronto is all about. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, relaxing on the beach with a nice drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway ideal for you. Everything you want – love, adventure, culinary wonders, history – can be yours.

What to Do and See in Asia

Renowned for its sophisticated cosmopolitan lifestyle, Hong Kong is an international trade, style, and culinary hub for Asia. Don’t miss Phuket, the largest of Thailand’s islands and one recognized for its gorgeous vistas and cultural attractions.

With a colorful history and cultural influences from around the world including Portuguese and Jewish, Cochin (or Kochi) is part of India’s Kerala state and is commonly identified as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”.

Jordan’s Petra, a designated UNESCO World Heritage City, goes by the nickname “Rose City” thanks to the color of the rock used to construct it. To experience the world and all it has to offer, there is no better option than traveling in the style and elegance a luxury cruise offers

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