Category Archives: In-Geography

10 Places That Deserve More Travelers

Tatev monastery, Armenia

10 Places That Deserve More Travelers
Head off the typical tourist trail to explore these surprising destinations.

Armenia

Why Go Now: Few people know that Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion, in A.D. 301. And Armenia’s ancient churches—massive, sprawling complexes of ruins nestled into the wildly green canyons and mountaintops of the countryside—are among the world’s best preserved.

The World’s Sexiest People Are Armenian Women And Irish Men

The World's Sexiest People Are Armenian Women
The Huffington Post, By Carly Ledbetter

It seems that Kim Kardashian is having a major effect on yet another “sexiest” list.

According to a new survey by MissTravel, a destination dating website, its customers say the world’s sexiest women are from Armenia and the world’s sexiest men are from Ireland. The travel site polled over 110,000 Americans to determine who they thought was sexiest; last year, Australian men and Brazilian women topped MissTravel’s “hot” charts.

Europe’s oldest cities (part 1)

While many of the world’s oldest cities, settled around the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East, are off-limits to travellers at present, Europe’s most ancient settlements are very much open to visitors. These are the continent’s 16 oldest continually inhabited.

Zadar, Croatia
When did the earliest inhabitants settle? 900 BC

2015’s hottest cities – Wellington

2015’s hottest cities - Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

BBC Travel: New Zealand attracts more than its fair share of visitors – both outdoors enthusiasts and movie buffs flocking to spots featured in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

Among the nation’s hottest cities is Wellington, which made Rough Guides’ list this year. Not only does Wellington have a bustling café and craft beer scene, but in 2015 the city of 200,000 people is celebrating its 150th year as New Zealand’s capital.

Winter tourism: Nida, Lithuania

Ice blokarting on a frozen lake

Ice blokarting on a frozen lake

If ice skating on a lake seems far too sedate to you, skidding across the ice at high speeds in a small kart with a sail could be just the ticket.

In the Lithuanian winter, when the Curonian lagoon and other lakes freeze, locals replace the wheels on their blokarts with ice blades.

Winter tours: Husky tours in Finland

Finland Winter Tourism

Few experiences can match the exhilaration of careering through a bright white Narnia-like landscape of snowy forests and remote trails, powered by a team of super-keen huskies.
The Border Inn runs dog-sled safaris in the Kuusamo region of Finland, close to the Russian border and deep into the Arctic wilderness.