5 Of The World's Best Design Destinations

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I found this in the Metro paper in London (one of the free news paper given out in the city) and thought I would share it with our readers. These are 5 of best places to see in terms of design. There are destinations in Germany, Japan, Moroco, Norway and USA these places were given the award to celebrate the finest new examples of design and architecture. So if you are in any of these areas as part of your holiday why not have a look in. Read more about 5 Of The World's Best Design Destinations

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Spend Valentine Break at Hotel Kakslauttanen in Findland


Forget the rivers of Venice, the city of Paris and Germany and go somewhere where the temperature forces you to be closer to each other. Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland offers this unique experience with their Glass Igloos rooms and other ice experiences.  The Kakslauttanen Hotel in Saariselka, Lapland, has crafted deluxe, window-roofed igloos in which couples can fall asleep or in love beneath the Northern Lights. Read more about Spend Valentine Break at Hotel Kakslauttanen in Findland

Visit the Irish Town of Sneem


If you are in Ireland or planning to visit Ireland as part of a short break, then let me suggest the town of Sneem - a gentler side of Ireland.  Sneem is located at the very edge of the Kerry Coast (south western Ireland) over looking the Atlantic Ocean. It is about five hours drive down from Dublin and covers some of Irelands most breath taking scenery – beautiful maintains, and the Lakes of Killarney, they are unforgettable. Read more about Visit the Irish Town of Sneem

Kayak With Whales on The St. Lawrence River in Quebec Canada

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Our next short break idea takes us to Quebec, Canada the St. Lawrence River to be exact, where you can see some of the world’s biggest mammals up close enough to feel their strength and power.  This area is world renowned for its Whales and other aquatic life.  The St. Lawrence River is 1,197km (744 mi) long, from where it starts at Lake Anterio and flows northeast to the Atlantic Ocean.

The St. Lawrence River and its estuaries have a lot to offer its visitors. There is enough for the water sports enthusiast, nature and animal lovers but whale watching is one of its main attractions.  This is the perfect place to see the some of the biggest whales in the world as they are attracted by the river’s depth and extensive supply of shellfish. Read more about Kayak With Whales on The St. Lawrence River in Quebec Canada

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Walk the Lycian Way via Faralya, Kabak and Butterfly Valley


If you love to walk, treck or just enjoy being out in nature,  then this short break idea will be just up your street.  Situated in the South-west region of Turkey is the The Lycian Way it's a 509km foot path through some of Turkeys breathtaking scenery, from mountains to coastline.  The region get is name from the Lycian people, who in about 200BC – in between ruled by the Persions (who invaded the city of Babylon and took it from Nebuchadnezzar) and the Romans - created their own confederation of city states.

As a short break idea the Lycian Way is an easily accessible trail that can by enjoyed by season walkers and those who want to be part of the history of this famous path.  The Lycian Way in Turkey offers the ultimate combination of hiking along scenic trails and relaxing on idyllic beaches.
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Balloon Safari over the Namib Desert

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Sossusvlei in the Namibian Desert is one of the landscapes making the difference to the Namibian destination. This region also forms part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, making it perfect for a Balloon Safari. Stretching 1,000km (1,000 miles) along the Atlantic cost of Namibia and varying from 50 – 160km (30 – 100 mile) in width expanding into southwest Angola.  The Namib is one of the world’s oldest desert over 50 millions years of dry times behind it. The Namibian desert has an average of less than 10mm (0.4inch) of rain each year.
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The Ajanta Murals at Ajanta Caves: India

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The Ajanta Murals are dated to around 2nd century BC – 7th century AD and said to depict scenes from the previous lives of the Lord Buddha. The walls in the caves are covered with paintings depicting mostly didactic, devotional, and ornamental.

The Ajanta Murals is one area of Buddhist art form - iconic. Buddhist art form varies across culture and time.  Earlier Buddhist painting, which started in India is said to be aniconic (none graphic representation of divine beings or religious figures). Read more about The Ajanta Murals at Ajanta Caves: India

Singapore F1 Grand Prix Weekend Break

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There are nineteen Formula1 events in each race season. They all might offer the glitz and glamour and maybe the racing experience, but not all of them offer the same experience.  Monaco may have St Devote, Tabac and La Rascasse but – rather crucially – the iconic twists and turns of Singapore's famous street circuit make overtaking extremely difficult; this adds to the excitement of watching the race. Read more about Singapore F1 Grand Prix Weekend Break

Luxury and Relaxation on the Paradise Island of Canouan


The island is said to be one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret for luxury and relaxation.  Canouan Island is the place to get away from it all in style and comfort.  The island has received rave reviews on travel forums from those that have visited the island.

The Canouan island  is 3.5 miles by 1.25 miles and lies at the south-eastern tip of the Caribbean and forms part of the Grenadines islands and lies approximately 25 miles south of St. Vincent with the Caribbean Sea on the West* and the Atlantic ocean on the East side*.  The average temperature for the island range from 24c/75f to 30c/87f.  Driest season is December to May.  The coolest months occur between November and February.
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