Important news before you travel:
If you are in the United States you should be aware of certain Travel Advisories which are given to citizens who choose to travel abroad. These advisories can affect you and may even change your travel plans. So before you go to the airport you should always check to see if your destination country is on the List of the United States Government Travel Advisories.
For more information: Check out the link below which will send you to the US Governments official website.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite National Park is located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. More than 5 million people visit Yosemite each year....read more
GOING TO LONDON'S HEATHROW?
Heathrow Airport is used by over 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations worldwide. The airport is the primary hub of British Airways, and is a base for Virgin Atlantic. With 190,000 passengers arriving and departing every day, Heathrow handles more international passengers than any other airport in the world.
Of Heathrow's 69 million passengers in 2011, 7% were bound for UK destinations, 41% were short-haul international travellers and 52% were long-haul. The busiest single destination in passenger numbers is New York, with over 3.8 million passengers between Heathrow and JFK / Newark airports in 2011. The airport has five passenger terminals (numbered 1 to 5) and a cargo terminal.
Full body scanners are now used at the airport, and passengers who object to their use after being selected are not allowed to fly...read more
THE WILDERNESS OF ALASKA
Alaska is more than just the largest state in America it is one of the largest natural untouched places in the world. There is so much to do and see in Alaska whether you prefer to hike on an ice age glacier...read more
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Yellowstone national park is a wonderful place to go on vacation. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are preserved at Yellowstone. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America's first national park...read more
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WHY YOU SHOULD
GO TO GREECE THIS SUMMER
Every year visitors millions of visitors go to Greece to spend time at the country's beaustiful beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty which is all over Greece.
More than 90 percent of visitors who go to Greece originate from other European countries. In the last few years there have been growing numbers of tourists from other world regions. The majority of tourists arrive during the summer season.
Crete, the Dodecanese Islands, the Cycladic Islands, the Ionian Islands, and to a lesser extent: the Peloponnese region and the Halkidiki peninsula in Makedonía region are the destination of the millions of visitors each year. There are still many isolated areas in the country which have less tourism but are equally beautiful to visit.
Visit Greece and you will find Neoclassical architecture in the cities of Ermoupolis and Nafplio, Ottoman-influenced buildings in Grevená and Kozáni. Also, whitewashed Cycladic homes on the island of Páros, and baroque homes and churches on Corfu.
Greec ahs a terrain consisting of idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north. Most of Greece's historical sights are just as diverse. Greece is also home to many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples fromacient times.
Most of Greece has a warm Mediterranean climate, almost identical to California. Summers are very hot and dry with over 7 months constant sunshine. The off season is relatively cold and rainy which usually starts around November and ends around the end of March.
The warmest time of the year is in July and August. It sometimes gets so hot that most Greeks avoid heavy outdoors work in the early afternoon until early evening when it begins to cool.
Greece has more than 6,000 islands. And of these approximately 230 of these are inhabited by towns and communities with spectacular views of the Aegean sea and Mediterranean
-The holiday islands situated to the west include Corfu, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Zante
The popular Crete located in the south.
-The Cyclades (more windy and adventurous) in the central Aegean includes Mykonos and Santorini and
to the east is the Dodecanese including islands Rhodes, Kos, Symi and Patmos.
-The Sporades group to the north-east includes Skiathos and
the north; Samos, Lesvos and Thassos.
-The most popular islands have their own airport and tourist attractions while some of the smaller islands are accessible by domestic ferries
-Many major cruise ships visit the islands and there is also the option of hiring your own boat from any main harbor, so a great way to see all those islands is by boat.
There is so much to do and so many places to stay in Greece. If you have always dreamed of going to Greece this year maybe the perfect time for you to go!
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