Tour to an Exciting Travel Around The World
This longexposure picture shows traffic circulating on highway A25 in Englos, France.
Photograph by: Philippe Huguen , AFP/Getty Images
Driving in Europe can be scary a video game for keeps, and you only get one quarter. European drivers can be aggressive. They drive fast and tailgate as if it were required. They pass where North Americans are taught not to on blind corners and just before tunnels.
For Americans stressed out about driving in Europe, expressways and toll roads are the answer. I favour them because they’re safer, cheaper , and less nerveracking than smaller roads.
During my travels I try to point out to my kids the areas outside of our lovely hotels and comfortable stays that represent the reality of many of the people who live and work in the places we visit not as something to feel sorry for or stare at, but as something to be aware of and remember when they look at their comfortable life.
Not having a lot at times in my life really helped to give me a good sense of the world and of myself. I enjoy the things I have more.
Its been over six months since Porter Airlines announced their conditional order to buy up to 30 Bombardier CS100s. In order to finalize the order, Porter needs permission from the City of Toronto to operate the CS100s at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), and has asked for extensions to be added to both ends of the main runway at the waterfront airport. Currently, jets are not allowed to operate from YTZ, and Porter flies Bombardier Q400 turboprops from their YTZ base.
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On Thursday morning, Torontos Deputy City Manager filed a report that analyzed Porters requests.
Its pretty amazing that Pinterest is valued at 3.8 billion dollars, even though it has no revenue.
But that hasn’t stopped the popular image- driven site from expanding its reach into travel. The company, started in 2009, has more traffic from its mobile applications than its website, and co- founder Evan Sharp went so far as to say Pinterest is “probably the last big website…the last start up to become high -profile on the web.”
With the companys recent roll out of Place Pins, the more than daily 1.5 million travel-related pins will leapfrog over content/images typically displayed on tiled boards, and will now be shown on maps, a significant push into the travel space by Pinterest.
Im not here to debate the off the beaten path versus the typical routes people travel as thats a whole other story. What Im getting at is would you go to Rome but avoid the Colosseum or Egypt and avoid the Pyramids just because a bunch of other tourists had the same idea?
Why am I asking this? Well a recent comment by a follower on The Aussie Nomad facebook page had me thinking about the way people travel. While it was a fair comment it left me wondering if other people avoid touristy places when they travel or do they just go with the flow?
On the one hand many places are touristy for a reason. These places could be tied to some form of historic significance such as the Pyramids of Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome or Petra in Jordan.
Imagine being on a flat island covered with white sand surrounded by turquoise seas and warm water. In Aruba, a Caribbean island just north of Venezuela, this is exactly how you would spend your time. As relaxing as the Caribbean can be, the atmosphere varies from island to island and Aruba is one spot where the scenery, the weather and the ocean create the best possible framework for an ideal getaway. While you’re enjoying the beach, you’ll notice that while the sun may be beating down, a constant breeze keeps things nice and pleasant.
While you’ll likely just want to kick back and catch some rays, there are actually many spots to check out during your stay. For example, on the northern side of the island is a small pool of water surrounded by a natural rock formation. This natural pool makes for a great day trip and a nice break away from the crowds. While you’re on the north side of Aruba, be sure to swing by the lighthouse where you can view lots of picturesque landscapes and a few walking trails that lead down to the shore. Another landmark worth seeing on the north side is the historic Our Lady of Alto Visto Chapel. It’s easy to want to stay on the sandy beaches but if you skip the other attractions on this beautiful island, you’ll really be missing out!
As with any beachfront resort, you’ll have all the water-related activities to pick from during your Aruba getaway. However, how many places allow you to go snorkeling around a shipwreck? Two of the many snorkel sites around the island are the shipwrecks. One of these, the Antilla Shipwreck, is a German cargo ship from World War II and is a fascinating piece of history that you can’t really see anywhere else in this manner. And if seeing tropical fish among the remains doesn’t quench your thirst for exotic animals, you can also visit the Butterfly Farm and the Aruba Ostrich Farm.
When you think of Aruba, you might just think of those white beaches and warm waters, but there is so much more there to explore that you really can’t miss! From the incredible wildlife and sealife to the natural caves and beautiful greenery, Aruba is an amazing island that lives up to the Caribbean ideal. Relaxing and rejuvenating, this is one area that serves as a true vacation with tons of surprises in store if you want to explore. But, if you just want to be lazy, this is a great spot for that too. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!
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