10 Places That Deserve More Travelers

10 Places That Deserve More Travelers

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 Load more »

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

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

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, Load more »

Europe’s oldest cities (part 1)

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. Load more »

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 Load more »

 

Wings of Tatev aerial tramway shifts to spring mode

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Starting March 1, the world’s longest aerial tramway Wings of Tatev shifted to spring mode.

From March 20-31, single-way and double-way ropeway tickets will be sold with 10% discount.

Wings of Tatev will operate every day except for Monday, 10 am till 6 am.

Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012: Atacama Desert, Chile

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The Atacama Desert in northern Chile may be one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. “You would have to be mad to live here,” said Fiona Martin of the Tierra Atacama, a hotel in the area said. Climatologists call it the driest place in the world, and some areas have not seen rainfall in recorded history. But the sights the region has to offer more than make up for having chapped lips and dry skin.

Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon city

If you want to go to Europe but don’t feel like paying astronomical prices, head to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, where you can lunch on a delicious baguette sandwich and fresh-squeezed orange juice for under $5. The best time to visit Lisbon is in June, when the city transforms into an outdoor carnival, with colorful garlands and lights adorning buildings for the saints’ days.

Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012: Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Whitsunday Islands Australia

Visit the Whitsundays, a collection of tropical islands nestled between the coast of Queensland, Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. Cuddle a kuala on Hamilton Island, where golf carts are the only vehicles on the road. Spend a day at the Great Barrier Reef, scuba diving with sea turtles.

Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012: Venlo, Netherlands

Venlo Holland

Once every 10 years since 1960, the Netherlands hosts Floriade, an international flower exhibition. This year, from April 5 through October 7, the city of Venlo will turn 163 acres of land into a flower park. In addition to stunning mosaics created out of flowers, the festival offers daily educational activities, making it a perfect place to bring children.

Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012: Railay Beach, Thailand

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Devastated by the tsunami in 2004, Thailand’s southwestern coast is still rebuilding its infrastructure and suffering from post-tsunami drops in tourism, giving the area an untouched and abandoned feel, which only adds to its beauty.

Phuket is the most frequented island on the coast, but for a less seedy experience, head to Railay Beach, accessible only by boat.