Enjoying a Tropical Getaway…in the Middle of Germany

Tropical holidays are always a favorite among vacationers. What’s there not to love? The sun, sand, shimmering waters, revealing bikinis, sexy suntans, exotic flowers, exhilarating water sports, and those cute little drinks with umbrellas on it. This is not a combination anybody will have the heart to turn down. So, which tropical destination are you headed off to – Fiji Islands? Maldives? Seychelles? Goa? Hawaii? All excellent choices no doubt, but this year, why don’t you give Germany a try? Continue reading
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Of Shedding Leaves and Golden Hues – The Best Fall Destinations in the World

Temperatures are dipping fast;  everywhere in the northern hemisphere there is a riot of colors as foliage turns auburn and trees get ready for winter. If you are in love with the exquisite beauty of fall colors, here are some spectacular places around the globe that are worth a visit, this year and every year. Continue reading
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Revisiting our Arboreal Habitat

You do remember playing in tree houses, don’t you? The excitement of clambering up the tree to reach your secret perch; the importance you reveled in because you had a secret hideout that few people were privy to; and the joy that came from the simple knowledge that you had a place to call your own. Today, what can beat the pleasure playing war games in your tree house or simply sitting there listening to the call of the birds and watching the trees sway in the wind? Standing at that height you must have felt almost dizzy with the sense of power you seemed to have over all things under your feet – Lord & Master of all that you saw! Continue reading
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The Most Haunted Places in the World

Everybody loves a good scare and most of us have an innate curiosity towards all things paranormal. We enjoy swapping ghost stories, sharing personal experiences of ESP, and debating the validity of supernatural phenomenon. On evenings when tales of macabre and gore are running high and you are desperate to steal the thunder in the group, start talking about the most haunted places in the whole world. We guarantee all eyes will be on you for the rest of the evening. Continue reading
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Long Island’s Magnificent French Chateau to be Auctioned

At the end of a long driveway that snakes through the dense, verdant woods is a clearing that first brings you face to face with this stunning French Chateau. Spread around the property are 12 acres of oak groves and lush gardens and sitting in the middle of all this unbridled beauty is the Chateau de Thons looking for all the world like an elegant lady that came to rest a while in these surroundings and decided to stick around forever. Continue reading
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Taking Hiking to the Next Level: the Very Dangerous Huashan Trail in China

Hiking is not an activity that appeals to everyone, but hiking enthusiasts will tell you that the best way to explore a place, a natural wonder, or an interesting attraction is on foot. Travelling by car, motorbikes, or even simply a bike doesn’t excite you the way hiking does. The liberty to chart your own course, the excitement of discovering new paths and walkways, the thrill of finding out what awaits you around the next corner – yup, nothing comes close to hiking! For those who wish to take their hiking experiences to the next level, you may want to try the Huashan mountain trail in Shaanxi province, China. Although this trail shares some of the most wonderful sites of ancient Taoist temples and of course, natural beauty with its travelers, the most significant thing about it is the hike up to the summit, which is considered to be one of the most dangerous trails in the world. Nothing less than your life is at stake here as you attempt to conquer this perilous mountain. Continue reading
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