Monthly Archives for September 2015

Stunning Botanical Gardens to Travel

Best Destinations - Amanda - September 15, 2015

Botanical gardens are stunning places to travel for anyone who loves plants and who needs to pay on a daily basis during a marvelous place. Have you ever visited one among these botanical gardens? Check out the following places for your reference.

Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Brazil

The Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Brazil was created to follow the French tradition, and its world-renowned greenhouse attracts researchers from round the globe. Additionally to lush flowers and greenery, the garden grounds feature 100 fourteen statues created by artist Frans Kraycberg.

3976605316_ab84b3c9fe_z

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is actually a collection of more than a dozen different gardens, including the Children’s Garden and Discovery Garden, each geared for young visitors, the Cherry Esplanade populated by beautiful flowering cherry trees, the Rock Garden and the Cranford Rose Garden. The grounds also include a number of conservatories, including the Bonsai Museum, Tropical Pavilion and Aquatic House.

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Tokyo, Japan

Located a short ninety minute drive from Bangkok, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden in Pattaya also features luxury resort accommodations. Boasting the world’s largest collection of palm plants and the greatest variety of orchids in Thailand, the “Reflections of Asia” display earned a gold medal for Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden at the 2010 Chelsea Flower Show.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, formed in 1913, is world famous for its vast variety of indigenous plant life. The garden also features stone sculptures along with gorgeous native flora. I visited this wonderful botanical garden and I can say that it’s breathtakingly beautiful and a great place to relax.


Image by  richardswearingerKool Cats Photography over 5 Million Views under CC License.

 

Continue Reading

Most Beautiful Forests around the World

Best Destinations - Amanda - September 13, 2015

People have traveled to check forests for many years. Whereas leaves changing colours would possibly fascinate some, others can realize that bamboo and rainforests attract their attention. There’s most beauty within the world and far of it’s found below the shaded boughs of a tree. Have you ever been to one of those breathtakingly lovely forests?

16203237483_37c29327a0_z

The Black Forest, Germany

You’ve most likely eaten Black Forest cake before, however did you recognize it’s an actual forest in southwest Germany? Additionally referred to as Schwarzwald, the Schwarzwald was named by Romans who found the trees were therefore thick that they blocked out about the foremost stubborn rays of sunlight. The Rhine Valley runs on the west and therefore the south edges of Schwarzwald, marking the borders rather undoubtedly.

Tongass National Forest, the United States

Alaska is home to more than one of the beautiful woods on this list. The Tongasscovers 17 million acres, rendering it the largest national forest in the United States. More than one Native Alaskan tribe lives in the trees that form the Tongass. In fact, more than 75,000 people depend on it to make a living.

The Inland Rainforest, Canada

The vast majority of this rainforest, located in central British Columbia, is made up of Western Red Cedar. It is one of the rare inland rainforests. The nearest coastal rainforest is almost 1,000 km to the west. Large sections of trees have never been touched and several trees are well over 1,000 years of age.

Sherwood Forest, England

Best known for hiding Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Sherwood is a very popular tourist attraction. Thanks to the folk tale of Robin Hood, half a million people show up to see the trees in person every year. It’s a relatively small forest, covering just over 1.5 square miles. At one point, there were more trees, back when the forest was used as a hunting ground for royals.

IMG_0568

Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan

Bamboo is such a beautiful plant; it has entire gardens dedicated to it. In the Arashiyama district of Japan, an entire bamboo forest has been planted. More than a dozen varieties of bamboo thrive in this unique forest found west of Kyoto. Don’t think this is a little grove, however. Some of the bamboo plants tower over visitors by up to 100 feet.


Image by Daniele ZeddaKumwenijeffgunn under CC License.

 

Continue Reading

Top Tourist Attractions in Scotland

World Travel - Amanda - September 11, 2015

Scotland, a land of legends, a fancy history and some of the world’s most lush scenery, calls out to the adventurous nature within us. Expertise the place that mesmerise the epic show“Braveheart”. Actually an area with something for everybody, Scotland may be a tiny country that leaves an enormous impact on all who pass through. To assist you organize your Scottish getaway, below may be a list of the highest tourer attractions in Scotland that ought to not be missed.

Broch of Mousa

Broch of MousaOne of the foremost prestigious and healthy brochs within the Shetland Islands, this spectacular structure may be a rotund tower lined with stone internally and externally to produce the optimum strength as a structure. The tower was designed around 100 BC and is that the solely broch that is complete right to the highest, as well as the original intramural stair.

Melrose Abbey

Melrose AbbeyMelrose Abbey was based in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. This grand ruin with lavish masonic decoration is believed to carry the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce, another king of Scotland. Truly a place of legends, Melrose Abbey is one of the most historically significant architectural structures in Scotland.

Cuillin Hills

Located on the most northern island of Skye, the beauty of the rolling peaks of the Cuiillin Hills is undeniable. These hills are made up of two diverse formations. The Red Cuiillins are a red granite formation, which are softer and more inviting in appearance. In opposition, the Black Cuillins are more harsh in appearance with sharp, jagged peaks of volcanic rock that scale the skyline and warn off those who are unwelcome.

Skara Brae

Skara BraeLocated on the main island of Orkney, Skara Brae is one of the best preserved Stone Age villages in Europe. It was covered for hundreds of years by a sand dune until a great storm exposed the site in 1850. The stone walls are relatively well preserved because the dwellings were filled by sand almost immediately after the site was abandoned. Older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, it has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because of its excellent preservation.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of the most spectacular castles in all of Scotland. High up on the vertical rock mass of Castle Hill, it rests, defensively positioned along the steep surrounding cliffs. Experience the art, culture and status that encompassed 16th century in Scotland. History lovers will not want to miss this popular tourist attraction.


Image By Moyan_Brenn,Robbo-Man,genevieveromier,dun_deagh Under Creative Common License.

 

Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Travel Guide

World Travel - Amanda - September 7, 2015

Walt Disney World, settled in Lake Buena Vista close to Orlando, is that the flagship of Disney’s worldwide amusement park empire and also the most well-liked traveler attraction in Florida. It’s additionally by far, the world’s largest and most-visited amusement park resort. The centerpieces of Walt Disney World are the four theme parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal kingdom.

FloridaMagic Kingdom, is that the first-built of the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort. Opened in 1971, its layout and attractions are similar to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and is devoted to fairy tales and movie maker characters. In 2012, the park hosted over seventeen million guests, creating it the foremost visited amusement park within the world.

epcotEpcot is more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park. It’s dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is commonly said as a “Permanent World’s Fair.”

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is dedicated to point out business, drawing inspiration from the time period of Hollywood within the 1930s and 1940s.

Walt Disney World rideDisney’s Animal kingdom is that the second largest amusement park in world, behind Six Flags nice journey in Jackson, New Jersey. It’s the first Disney amusement park themed entirely around animal conservation, a philosophy once pioneered by Walt Disney himself.

Despite popular misconceptions, the Florida resort is not within Orlando city limits, but is actually about 34 km (21 miles) southwest of downtown Orlando, much of it in southwestern Orange County.


Image by @cdharrison,it didn’t happen,Anthony Quintano,Theme Park Mom Under Creative Common License.

 

Continue Reading

Seven Awesome Things to do while at Australian Open 2016

Best Destinations - Amanda - September 5, 2015

Australian Open 2016 is one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the global sporting calendar to be held right in the Australian summer in mid-January 2016 at the Melbourne Park. Star tennis players will participate in both men and women competitions in the tournament. All the superstar tennis athletes from all backgrounds will be hosted in the Tennis tournament. While visiting Melbourne, you have the opportunity to enjoy other great events in addition to the this one. Make sure you obtain your tickets at Queen of Tickets in advance to Australian Open 2016 and to many great events so you will not face last minute surprises, which can harm your plans.

The following are the seven awesome things to do while at Australian Open 2016.

1. Watching Amazing Skills at Men’s Finals.

There will be a long list of the world tennis superstars’ athletes from all background who will be participating at the Australian Opens 2016. The men’s finals will be played on 31st January 2016 and it will be the hottest game. This is a must watch for tennis fans. The tennis superstars who will be present include; Serena Williams, Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal just to mention a few. You can’t wait to see them play at the finals.tomas-berdych_3

2. Visit the 15,000-seat Rod Laver Arena.

This is the arena that offers the most magical experiences in the world of tennis. It has a fully retractable roof that enables s night games to be played under the bright stars or under its cover when it is raining. This is where the men and women semifinals will be played both during the day and at night at Melbourne city. You must watch these games at this great arena.

3. Men and Women Quarter Finals

As a great tennis fan you must watch and see who proceeds to the semis among your favorite players. It will be played on 26th January, 2016. You will get an opportunity to meet your role models as a tennis fun or player. Australian tournament has been taken as the most friendly of the big four tournaments taking the name “The Happy Slam.”

4. Boyz II Men concert.Boyz II Men concert

Boyz II Men concert will be rocking at the tournament. You will be able to enjoy this great performance and at the same time enjoy basking at the Australian summer since this is the time Australian will be enjoying the sun rays.

5. An Evening with Oprah.

AS a tennis player or fan you will enjoy an evening with Oprah where you will be able to interact with her and as her what you think or feel. You will also be able to buy a souvenir like player T-shirt or a towel at the event.

6. Another great performance will be done by MAROON5.

You will get a chance to see a live concert by Maroon5.During the first week many fans will converge at the MLA Autograph Island where you can meet the best and your favorite players.

7. Watch the Women’s Finals.

Women’s finals will be played on 30th January 2016. You can’t afford to miss watching the tennis finals where you will be able to get the first hand information of who won among the superstars and how they display their skills knowing in mind that Serena Williams is in good form.

If you are planning to have a vacation anywhere in summer, the Australian Open 2016 is where to be for the best experiences in tennis tournament. See you there.


Image by bobnjeff under creative common license

 

Continue Reading