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Things to do in Arizona

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 22, 2017

Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona

The Grand Canyon South Rim is a must-see tourist attraction in Arizona. The views are breathtaking and the sky Color has been changing, based on the interaction of the sun and clouds over the canyon. On the city location, you can take the free shuttle bus for many of the destination spots as you can travel. The views from the South Rim, Grand Canyon Village are looks gorgeous and breathtaking. At the entrance, you need to pay $30 for per person. The Grand Canyon South Rim gives you a lot of opportunities to take photos of nature. If you want to learn about the history of the Arizona, Grand Canyon South Rim would be one of the best places to visit.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a stunning and impeccable attraction in New Zealand. Every curve of the Museum is represented with every kind of instrument represented.   This Musical Instrument Museum is must see a place and also if you are a music lover there is a creativity, artistry, and history of all kind of musical instruments. The Musical Instrument Museum is frequently updating the displays of the museum, so there are always a lot of new things are there to enjoy and learn.  The Musical Instrument Museum is a showcase of musical instruments from more than 200 countries and territories around the world. This MIM is very informative and well worth the visit.

Musical Instrument Museum

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is well worth the walk to get to it. You have to hike 700 ft. uphill, then down 1/3 mile on the other. The incredible feature is situated on the Colorado River just a short drive from Page. The Bend offers some great photographic opportunities. Although the best opportunity those who have a fear of heights as there are no fences or barriers and it is a long way down to the river bed. If you go at sunrise or sunset you get the best views of it, but there are lots of people, especially at sunset, so be prepared for that.

Horseshoe Bend

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is a perfect spot for all ages, a world-renowned zoo, a natural antiquity museum, and a botanical garden all in one place. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a stunning location to travel flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum shows the flora and fauna of this desert region in its natural setting. The Arizona tourist attractions give lots of experience for everyone from young children to old folks like birds, reptiles, otters, mountain goats and spiders etc… Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a brilliant desert museum, though be sure to wear a hat and be careful on hot days, since much of it is outside below the straight sun.  Also, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the best place to go out into the desert to get all the natural kind of floras and faunas.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Heard Museum

The Herd Museum is situated in the core of Phoenix city, Arizona. If you have any awareness of Native American Arts, you don’t want to miss the Heard Museum. From prehistoric art to current art, the Heard has all the collections be existent. The exhibits were incredible, and the guides were knowledgeable about the subjects in the museum. The Heard Museum is one of the most respected museums about the life & history of Native Americans anywhere. The Heard Museum also has the national memorial to Native Americans who have fought in our armed services. This Heard Museum is must see attraction if you are travel to Arizona.

Heard Museum

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Things to do in Barcelona

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 21, 2017

If you are going on a holiday to stay in one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona, Spain, you definitely have to take some time out to explore this historic city’s many famous landmarks. After all, it only takes an hour or two to visit a many of these landmarks.

There are many great hotels located near this stretch of beach and for good reason. It is very close to the city center. The most luxury hotel in Barcelona, including the best for, luxurious rooms with beach views, rooftop pools and top-notch spas, near La Rambla, the Mediterranean Sea beach, and the Sagrada Família. The gentle lapping of the waves, the fine sand between your toes, the exquisite Spanish bars, and restaurants – all these make la Barceloneta one of the best go-to places in the city for tourists looking to dance and party the night away.

If you are booked in one of the many Barcelona luxury hotels around the area, spend some downtime strolling around the beach and unwinding all that pent-up stress from your life back home.

If there is one piece of history in the city that will inspire you to your bones, it must surely be the Sagrada Familia. With 4 Bedroom Penthouse Barcelona Situated in the Sant Marti neighborhood of Barcelona, this hotel is near Casa Vicens within close distance of Sagrada Familia. Recreational amenities at 4 Bedroom Penthouse include an outdoor pool and a children’s pool, wireless Internet access, express check-in and express check-out.

W Hotel Barcelona another the most luxury hotel is located at the Port of Barcelona, a bit like the famous Dubai hotel with an Avant Garde style.  Private cars are most famous transportation option for guests there. There are 473 rooms at the W Hotel Barcelona and all feature signature 350 thread count bedding, flat-screen televisions. Rooms’ windows face either the port or the cityscape. Of course, gourmet dining and beach views will be provided. The reception operates 24 hours a day.

Things To Do In Barcelona

If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in this great old city, then at least take a few hours to visit these must-see attractions – Barcelona’s most popular museums include Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudi, Museu Futbol Club Barcelona – Camp Nou, Museum d’Historia de Catalunya, and the Maritime Museum. The main shopping areas include Placa de Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia, and the Diagonal. Gaudi’s work was influenced by forms of nature and is unique and distinctive. Gaudi’s work can be found all over the city that makes Barcelona the beautiful city, some will be within walking distance of many Barcelona luxury hotels.

Barcelona is a pleasure to visit, whether for holiday or business. The weather in Barcelona is warm from spring to autumn with occasional wind  & rain but will back to sun quite quickly. Find affordable rates for most Luxury Hotel in Barcelona.

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Find the Best Luxury Hotel in London

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 21, 2017


When you are visiting any tourist destination like London, one thing that you always keep in your mind is that you enjoy complete comfort and do not feel homesick. One of the best ways of enjoying your moment is by checking into one of the best luxury hotel in London.

The best luxury hotels in London have every opulent amenity guests need and the high life. The English are world-renowned for their hospitality, including restaurants. From those established names run by celebrity chefs to up-and-coming stars that are just breaking onto the scene and many of these hotels have more than a century’s worth of experience in treating their guests like royalty.

Most of the luxury hotels are situated in the vicinities of London, England, United Kingdom. These hotels are possibly some of the best that you would’ve ever seen in the world today. In terms of facilities and amenities, they have so much to offer that it can get quite confusing to decide on how you would like to spend your day in the hotel. The different kinds of activities are all very involving and possibly going to keep you entertained whilst your stay at the hotel. In addition to basic amenities in luxurious rooms, these hotels are usually equipped with spas that offer massages, swimming pools,  gyms that have the latest exercise equipment, beauty centers that offer a wide range of beauty treatments, in-house bars and restaurants and laundry service.

A lot of the small boutique luxury hotels in London feature in the world’s best hotels. This is an honor that is extremely high and prestigious and possibly difficult to be matched by anything else in the world today. In terms of choices, London has a lot to offer, considering that is not a really big city. Hence, you might not have much to complain about when you are deciding to book luxury hotels here.

In the heart of London’s financial district is the sophisticated Threadneedles Hotel. This magnificent small boutique hotel is the perfect retreat from the clamor of the surroundings. All rooms come with a minibar and trouser press. Apart from the modern lavishly designed rooms, the hotel offers a swimming pool and a state of the art gym. The London Eye, Tower Bridge, the All Souls Church and the RIBA architecture gallery are some of the attractions within walking distance.  Buckingham Palace changing of the guards is another event not to be missed. This attracts hundreds of visitors to the palace gates to watch the guards doing their change, a routine that has been done for years and is a procession like no other. Remember that there are some fantastic restaurants in London, owned by Michelin star chefs Gordon Ramsay. The concierge at your hotel will be able to suggest you and make your reservation on your behalf for added convenience.

So, choose where you have to stay in London and choose your ideal luxury hotel to stay on your short break.

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Things to do in Dominica

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 19, 2017

Dominica Botanic Gardens

Dominica Botanic Gardens is a great place to start exploring from Dominica Island, because you can walk to it easily through there is a Roseau town Centre, some beautiful old trees, good views and Jacks Walk, which is nice and easy. If you are a lover of nature, the Botanic Gardens offers selected a variety of croton plants but lots of lawns for picnicking or just relaxation.  It is home to parrots endemic to the country. If you need a brisk exercise walking up the Jacko steps takes you to the top of the hill at Morne Bruce (Roseau) which provides a panoramic view of the city. The gardens were initially used by the British to experiment with plants that might be grown as cash crops.

Dominica Botanic Gardens

Boiling Lake

The hike to the boiling lake is incredible. This hike isn’t for the weak of heart. It takes you 6 hours to get you in and out. The amazing thing about this trail is how often the scenery changes: different types of forests, a stunning 360° view midway, the valley of desolation, and finally the boiling lake itself. There’s a little bit of rock scrambling where you definitely would not want to miss in Dominica Island. Your quads are going to burn, you’re going to get wet and muddy, and it’s probably going to be rainy, cold and windy at the top. But it’s going to take you through lush cloud forest to a strange sulfurous landscape.

Boiling Lake

Middleham Falls & Ti Tou Gorge

Ti Tou Gorge is a nice place to see in Dominica Island but be careful where you are walking. If you’re not up to exploring the water caves, you have another choice for enjoy an outdoor pool and chill with friends and family. If you don’t mind about hiking up and down for a 1.5-hour round-trip you will not be disappointed. The walk through the tropical forest is beautiful. Ti Tou Gorge involves swimming through the gorge to see falls. It’s a 5-minute swim to the falls, and you can climb up older one and see the bigger one if you are fit enough and brave enough. These falls are well worth for your effort.

Middleham Falls & Ti Tou Gorge

Champagne Beach

This is one of the most beautiful places in Dominica Island. Undersea volcanic gasses leak through the ocean floor and produce the most amazing bubbles that saturate up to the surface. It’s like swimming in a sea of champagne bubbles. Good snorkeling spot with warm water and there is a lot of volcanic activity to do and watch.  You can snorkel right from the beach here and see beautiful corals, sponges, large schools of diverse fishes, invertebrates, etc. It is very close to the rocks near the far side of the beach; so you can swim through the bubbles that give the reef its name. It’s a unique experience and it’s a highly recommended destination.

Champagne Beach

Titou Gorge

This is one of the most unique and breathtaking spots in Dominica Island, that you can explore on your own without anyone’s help. The gorge costs $5 per person for entree fee. This is a must do if anyone interested in water, swimming or nature. If you are not a good swimmer, “do not try it”.  You can rent life vests and unless you can tread water extremely. The hike is easy and small so anyone can walk.  There are some beautiful places in Dominica Island (Titou Gorge) like cool water that looks like an infinity pool, a warm mini waterfall, a swim through a narrow gorge and entering a lake with a huge waterfall falling down over the rocks. It gives you an amazing and exhilarating experience.

Titou Gorge
Titou Gorge

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Top Attractions in Helsinki

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 18, 2017

Fortress of Suomenlinna

Fortress of Suomenlinna has the great historical place in Helsinki and it’s a great place to visit for (war) history buffs. You can get to this island by the traveling in a ferry that costs the same as a bus ride. Try to come early to avoid the crowds.  The Fortress of Suomenlinna island gives you such beautiful attractions in Helsinki and you really do feel a world away from the mainland. It’s worth walking out to the southern slope (only 30-40 minutes’ walk without stops) and watches the Tallinn Helsinki ferries navigate the narrow channels.

Fortress of Suomenlinna

Rock Church

This Rock church is built in during the sixties and designed by two architect brothers by name Suomalainen. It’s like a huge auditorium church once side below into the ground covered with rocks and the other side open to the sky, but covered with glass. Must see if you in or around Helsinki. In the church, shows are organized, in which the atmosphere of the Church will bring its own contribution. Lots of tourists visit Helsinki for a combination of religion, spirituality, and architecture.

Rock Church

Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

The climb up to the cathedral is rewarded with fantastic views of the harbors. The cathedral is really beautiful both from the outside and the inside, once you get in you can easily see the Russian touch. It’s just walking distance from the downtown waterfront.   There is lovely brick church copper roof with gold accents up on the hill above the waterfront. There is a gift shop in the midst of it and there is no seating to come before God and meditate. This place is really peaceful and amazing place.

Uspenskin Katedraali

The Esplanadi Park

The Esplanadi Park in Helsinki, is an absolutely beautiful attraction, especially in summer time, it connects the busy streets of the City Centre and the harbor area. The Esplanadi Park is popular with locals and tourists. The Esplanadi Park offers the possibility of really relaxing right in the middle of the city. It is simply beautiful with all the history behind and still going strong. The Esplanadi Park is fully filled with fountains, green spaces, and statues. On either side of the park are high-end stores.

The Esplanadi Park

Linnanmaki Amusement Park

This amusement park is great fun and there is something for everyone. This amusement park is classy and offers a lot to do and it’s a nice place to go with family. You can find fantastic things in Helsinki with small kind and for them, most attractions for their age and entry fee is free of charge. Lots of free rides that is very suitable for children 5 to 6 years old. This theme park is free to enter and there are 10 free rides for children. And the park is so pretty in the evenings when the lights go on, that it is suitable not only for kids and families even for couples also have a romantic evening.

Linnanmaki Amusement Park

Helsinki Zoo

This zoo is very special for a number of reasons. It’s the world’s most famous zoo that features animals from around the world. It’s one of the world’s oldest zoos. It’s on an island with breathtaking views of Helsinki. The transportation is very well planned (you can go by car, bus or ferry) and the location is just great. The trip with the bus took only about 25 minutes from the center of Helsinki city.  There is lots attraction is there to see in Helsinki and places to have a quiet time out and just enjoy the beauty of being on an island.

Helsinki Zoo

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