Category Archives: Places to see

Oahu – Hawaiian Island Infatuation

Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian Island, after Hawaii and Maui, and is home to the state capital Honolulu.  Oahu is categorised into five regions: Honolulu, Central Oahu, Leeward Coast, Winward Coast and the North Shore.  Each region has a different character – from laidback surf towns, to cosmopolitan city life, fine dining and diverse shopping options.

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Capri & the Blue Grotto – Italian Island Infatuation

Capri is a beautiful island located to the south of the Gulf of Naples in Italy.  Rising out of the Tyrrhenian Sea, much of the island has a rugged coastline –  home to caves and grottos that have been eroded out of the limestone and sandstone cliffs by the waves of the sea.  From the first time you approach this island and dock at the Marina Grande, you will feel the spell of romance that has been cast over this beautiful island.

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Dinkelsbühl, Germany

Dinkelsbühl is a small town full of character, found along the Romantic Road in Germany.  One of the last remaining walled medieval towns, this beautiful area has survived two world wars, allowing you to find it exactly as it has been for centuries. Continue reading Dinkelsbühl, Germany

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a place of unique beauty in the iconic “Red Centre” of Australia, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List for both its cultural and natural values.  The massive rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta act as a refuge for both plants and animals, and are the focal point of this desert landscape.  Continue reading Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Meteora Monasteries in Greece

The Meteora are rock formations shaped as a result of the erosion of wind and rain over time creating separate pillars of various height and width.  Centuries ago, monks seeking quiet solitude for their devotions created small places of prayer by making cells inside caves that had eroded from the side of the rocks, and the area came to be known as a holy place.  Amazingly, around the 14th Century, many Meteora monasteries started to be built at the very top of the rock pillars, access being gained only by removable ladders and winch systems used to haul up baskets and nets – for goods and people!!.  Continue reading Meteora Monasteries in Greece