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The Maltese Islands have long been attempted by empires as a way to solidify control over the vital shipping lanes of the Mediterranean as rocky outcrops strategically located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Until finally Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Empire get rid of them, the crusade-era order Knights Hospitaller made the islands their own personal stronghold, repulsing invasions by the Ottoman Empire.

The British took command after a while of the islands and it was left to them to fight the last war over Malta, during the Second World War, which was against the Germans.

In the present day, however, the hordes of tourists who come for the historic villages and fortresses set against the backdrop of the sun and the sea are the only invasions taking place in Malta. Gozo and Malta are the country’s two main islands both of which have their own history and beauty and provides tourists variation travel experiences.

A historic port city and the capital of the country – Valletta. As ancient buildings line its cobbled streets and historical attractions abound, this is where Malta’s history is best displayed. The truth is, for the city’s historic and otherworldly feel that it was the set location for “King’s Landing” on HBO’s widely known Game of Thrones television show. One lies at the tip of the city and was once a base of the Knights Hospitaller is Fort Saint Elmo – another place of attraction. Tourists can witness reenactments of the Knights’ great battles against the Turks as well as explore the ruins of the fortifications.

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These communities grant everything travelers want fun nightlife, fabulous beaches, seaside restaurants, swimming pools at hotels and lots of shops. Sufficient budget is ideal to spend here and the area is flocked with tourists, the towns laid-back charm is still a good deal and for this reason why makes Malta so special. An ideal place where kids could spend their days jumping from the town walls into the little harbors and truly all takes the time to grasp a refreshing drink at sunset.

The island of Gozo can be reached by a ride in a short ferry across the channel. Visiting Gozo is similar to visiting a simpler time although smaller and less visited than Malta. There is no community further away from small villages and everything moves at a turtle’s pace. Cathedral can be found at the center of each village and cafes and restaurants inside the town square, but for the rugged scenery, little coves and sandy beaches are the goal travelers come for.

To drop hotel during a visit and instead reserve a villa is one cool way to experience Gozo. Villa rental agencies on the island are available and historic, stone village houses can be occupied. These houses are put up with elaborate stonework and often have exclusive courtyards with swimming pools, literal mansions.

 

The wilderness of Patagonia entices a number of travellers every year. The adventure seekers long to experience white water rafting on sparkling blue rivers, and hiking across the steep trails to get to the beautiful mountain peaks. The fickle-minded weather makes it tricky to pack, that’s why it is really important for the traveler to do extensive research before they decide to pack up and explore the rugged terrain.

As what I mentioned earlier, the temperature changes a lot so you need to check the weather predictions for at least a couple of days in advance. During the hot summer days, the temperature tends to switch to a cooler mode come night time.

It’s hard to pack light when your destination has an unpredictable weather. The best way to is to prepare for the unexpected. Bring tank tops and shorts for the warm weather and then throw in clothings for the chilly nights and rainy afternoons. By bringing a variety of clothing, you will be prepared no matter what the temperature is.

When it comes to shoes, don’t forget to bring open and close ones. Also consider the hike, so you need to pack a pair of hiking boots, if you are not already wearing one. Don’t bring too many, just around three pairs will do. What’s important is, you’ll have what you need.

On top of the clothings and shoe, you also have to bring other essentials, like your gadgets, toiletries, and camping or hiking gears. If you plan to take a great close up view of the the picturesque sceneries, don’t forget to bring your binoculars. Also pack some light snack in case you get hungry in the middle of hiking or trekking, and of course, take your water bottle with you so you don’t have to look for clean water to drink.

One of the world’s great city break destinations is Barcelona, Spain. However, perhaps the notion of staying in a city hotel and paying a lot for the holiday puts many travelers off the idea.

To take a holiday with a family, it certainly isn’t the cheapest city in the world but staying in a campsite like El Delfin Verde in Torroella de Montgri could give a more affordable and unique way of seeing the delights of Barcelona.

Camping holidays have traditionally been popular with families and one of the reasons why is that they offer great value for money. Compared to staying in a hotel, the travelers could stay for longer than they might be able to afford in a hotel.  It’s possible to make a modest budget go further and travelers will still be able to take extra day trips into the city by hanging around a little bit out of Barcelona in one of the campsites promoted on the likes of the Eurocamp website.

Although many of the city’s visitors failed to visit the area around it, the city of Barcelona is a fantastic place to spend some time of exploration. Opting on spending time in a campsite in the Costa Brava or Costa Dorada let travelers be close to Barcelona but also simply able to enjoy other great places such as Figueres, Tarragona and Port Aventura.

For independent families, camping trips are wonderful instead of being stuck in a hotel. For the duration of the holiday, families can instead make the campsite their home.

For example, the pleasure of home cooking is one thing a lot of people miss compared to expensive prepared meals when they stay in a hotel. Certainly, the area surrounding Barcelona is famous for its tapas restaurants but it is also a great place to buy fresh natural ingredients to cook hearty meals for the family.

Barcelona offers a lot of culture and art for younger ones to explore like some staggering pieces of architecture like La Sagrada Familia. However, these aren’t exactly the activity which appeals to many youngsters.

The good news is that many modern campsites offer the nature’s natural charm that offers the beach, go for a walk in the lovely countryside or do anyone a number of other things which aren’t so easy to do especially when you tied up in a city hotel.

For active families, swimming pools, gyms, cycle hire and football facilities are among the top facilities on the campsite. To keep everyone in the group active and happy for longer by engaging in a family or group activities, this certainly makes it a lot easier. 

Vietnam is a great country to explore. A weeklong stay surely is not sufficient and most tourists have a hard time picking the best destinations to visit, north or south.

Amidst the climate, the historical background and the fascinating culture, there’s a ton of things that make the country a worthy place to go see and explore. 

Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be pleasurable for those who are into the historic significance of Vietnam, aside from food fanatics or for just plain rest and recreation. It is a remarkably well-preserved model of feudal city zoning, once the center of former religious, cultural and political.

A traveler can take a look and stroll at the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty, the four citadels, several pagodas, and the ruins and foundations of the Forbidden Purple City.

After spending illuminating day in Hue, time to relax on Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches near Da Nang. The beaches continue to be a quiet, and serene atmosphere perfect for doing nothing but relaxing.

You can witness the abundant emerald forests prosper into the azure water at Lang Co Beach. Another great place for surfing is the Non Nuoc beach and it can be found at the foot of the steep Marble Mountains, which visitors can trek for wonderful, pristine views – come as early as possible to beat the tour crowd.

A national park habitation to several endangered species and possesses excellent coral reefs where visitors can snorkel is the Son Tra Peninsula and can be reached just minutes away from Da Nang.

Sretch your feet by taking a morning walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, and then devour your appetite and quench your thirst through the city. Must try are cha ca (local fish sautéed with dill and turmeric and served over vermicelli) and nam cua be (egg rolls packed with crabmeat).  

Complete your tour with a calming tour trip to Tam Coc, which means “three caves.” This is home to one of Vietnam’s most spectacular landscapes for this little slice of heaven.

Spending a day here will make you experience going down the Ngo Dong River, soothed into tranquility by the quiet beat of the waves against the rowboat. Rice paddies race from the river straight to the base of the ascending karst mountains.