One of the hottest places to visit in 2014 is actually quite cold. Sochi, Russia will play host to the 2014 Winter Olympic games between February 7th and the 23rd. It'll be the first big travel destination of the New Year. The Sochi Olympics will be the most expensive in history with a price tag that exceeds 50 billion dollars.
There are brand new tourist destinations constructed just for the Olympics and a literal microcosm of the sporting world on hand.
Another hot destination for 2014 is Miami, Florida in the USA. This tropical paradise is a year-round tourist haven for travelers who seek adventure, fun, culture and romance. The best way to cap off your year is a visit to Miami during the international Art Basel festival in December. An entire world of fine art explodes on the scene in Miami during Art Basel. You can sample a variety of visual masterpieces from exquisite gallery pieces to graffiti street art.
Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a seasoned veteran, the chance to backpack through Europe is an opportunity that's just too good to miss. Backpacking lets you take your adventures off the beaten track and experience Europe in a way that wouldn't be possible if you were hauling around multiple pieces of luggage. Finding room for everything that you need for your travels, however, can be challenging. Use these six savvy packing tips to maximize your space.
For optimal comfort, the heaviest item in your backpack should be placed close to your spine in the center of the pack. Placing heavy items too low in the pack will cause it to sag and put strain on your back. A top-heavy load makes the pack feel as if it's about to tip over. Try packing the backpack a couple of different ways and find the right order what is the most comfortable for you. This is going to be on your back for however long your trip is, it is worth putting in the time to be comfortable over that time period.
People who are interested in traveling in style can choose from many desirable locations. Many of the top travel destinations feature luxury accommodations and fun activities that are appropriate for people of all ages. Here are five of the top vacation spots:
The bright lights and hustle and bustle add to the appeal of this world-renowned metropolis. The borough of Manhattan boasts popular places such as Times Square, Central Park and the Empire State Building. Visitors who wish to explore the borough of Brooklyn can either walk or drive across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, which are the city’s other boroughs, also feature a variety of fun activities. No visit to this city would be complete without taking a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Boston is famous for more than just its creamy clam chowder, baked beans, and salty shellfish. The New England town is brimming with restaurants -- nearly 2,400 in fact. With so many places to sit and dine, it's hard to decide which ones are worthy of visiting on your trip to Boston. Read on to see 5 restaurants worthy of your time when you are visiting.
Voted Best Beacon Hill Restaurant in 2011 by Boston Magazine, 75 Chestnut is a casual watering hole for locals and visitors alike. They serve everything from chowder and shrimp to burgers, chili, and fish and chips at very decent prices. Be prepared to wait in line, though, because 75 Chestnut is always brimming with eaters ready to satisfy their pallets. This is a great place to visit for lunch, but try to go early or late in the afternoon rather than during the 12-1 rush.
If you'd rather spend your time sightseeing instead of sitting down in restaurants, be sure to check out the Mei Mei food truck. Mei Mei dishes out creative Chinese-American street food like no other place around. All of their food is locally sourced, fresh, and constantly changing. If you don't feel like tracking down their truck on StreetFoodApp, they also have a restaurant in Boston that you can sit down and enjoy. Either way, your in for a treat.
Yoga has become so incredibly popular in the last several years, and plenty of people participate in the activity on a daily basis. Yoga is, essentially, a way of life. Those who do yoga everyday, may want to seek out vacation spots that allow them to continue to enjoy their yoga. Here are some vacation ideas that are perfect for the yoga aficionado.
When people practice yoga, they are getting in touch with their human nature, and a camping excursion allows them to get in touch with the world around them. They will be able to practice yoga in nature and may even be able to take some outdoor courses. A main part of yoga is the meditation and relaxation factor. Being surrounded by fresh air and outdoors can help people to get in touch with their own spiritual beings.
Imagine the spiritual rejuvenation that the beach brings each and every time you go there. Couple that with a few yoga sessions, and you'll really have a renewed sense of purpose and direction. Classes on the beach for yoga are popular, so this is really one of the best yoga retreats.
Kids love magical vacations, and they will definitely enjoy one in the famous Wisconsin Dells. In recent years, TripAdvisor named this prime tourist location the Number One family vacation destination in the United States, and Number Three in the world as well as runner-up for the best amusement park destination. Every January, the resort community has a tradition of giving an official release that includes new Waterpark attractions and rides, accommodations, shops, restaurants, and outdoor adventures. Here are some that will make your stay even more exciting.
This is America’s largest waterpark and features Quadzilla, a $1 million mat racer slide that is 47 feet tall and has lanes 323 feet long. The four slides are twisted and braided together, and riders plunge head first at top speeds of over 20 mph. The lanes start out enclosed, but they later open to show who’s winning.