Sail Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

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If I did not say where I was writing about and ask you where in Eastern Europe you can sun bath all day and party in the night it would take you a few guesses before you mention Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast.  Known for its natural coastline and beautiful sun shine, the Dalmatian Coast covers the entire Croatian coastline which includes towns like Split, Makarska and Dubrovnik and islands like Hvar, Korcula and Mljet. Read more about Sail Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

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Summer Festivals weekend Breaks

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Fuji Rock Festival Japan
The Fuji rock festival is held in Naba ski resort of Niigata it was founded by Masahiro Hidaka. It is now in its 14th year; Masahiro said it was inspired by a trip to Glastonbury. The festival is Japan’s largest outdoor festivals it attacks over 30,000 fans and is said to be the cleanest festival in the world, with round the clock recycling and round the clock cleaning (smash-uk.com/frf10). Read more about Summer Festivals weekend Breaks

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

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