• St. Petersburg Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    St. Petersburg Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    St Petersburg lies around 400 miles to the Northwest of Moscow.  Nestled on the Neva River, it spreads out from its banks and across a series of islands that lie within the river delta. With a wealth of extravagant palaces, breathtaking cathedrals and magnificent gardens, St Petersburg is truly Russia’s Imperial city. Its grandiose architecture and picturesque canals were born from the glitering ambition of Peter the Great early in the 18th century, and progressively gilded by generations of Russian royalty.  Over the centuries, this dynasty sought to create a city to rival the greatest cities of Europe, and as you step onto the cobblestone streets here, you’ll discover they succeeded.…

  • Santiago Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Santiago Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Nestled between the world’s largest ocean, driest desert, longest mountain range, and southernmost grasslands, is Santiago de Chile. It’s no wonder that this South American capital is a city of extremes. Bienvenidos a Santiago, a cosmopolitan city where you can be whoever you want to be. Dine out in elegant business districts, grab a Churro in an urban park or hand-pick fresh seafood in a historic market hall. Delve into classic art museums or get inspired by bohemian street art. Escape the heat in modern, air-conditioned malls or find sanctuary in historic cathedrals. Treat your palate to a fine wine, or down a beer in one of the city’s favorite…

  • Jordan Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)
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    Jordan Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

    The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is just a three-hour flight from Dubai, and a two-hundred-thousand year journey through the history of humankind. More than a country, Jordan is one of the world’s epic stories. Our Palaeolithic ancestors wandered north from Africa and made their homes in the cool canyons and caves of this sun-baked land. The smoke of Bedouin campfires has drifted into the Arabian nights for over nine millennia. Prophets wandered these mountains and deserts, receiving visions that shaped three of the world’s great faiths. Greek, Roman, Crusader and Arab armies have thundered across these sandy plains, leaving their mark at thousands of archaeological sites, and in every fibre…

  • Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Australia’s Gold Coast is situated in subtropical Queensland, just an hours drive from the state capital, Brisbane. The Gold Coast is a fast-growing city of a half million people, drawn by the miles of perfect coastline, and a sun-drenched lifestyle. The central Gold Coast skyline looks like a gathering of giants wriggling their toes in the warm Pacific. There’s a natural spirit here, found in the incredible beaches, the ocean’s shifting moods, and in the cool waterfalls and deep forests of the hinterland. But there’s a human spirit too, dedicated to family, vitality, and, having the time of your life! The Gold Coast got its start as a vacation retreat…

  • Philadelphia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Philadelphia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Philadelphia is located in the Northeast of the United States, in between New York and Washington D.C.. The Pennsylvanian city is home to over one and a half million people and is the nation’s fifth largest city. Philadelphia is considered to be the birthplace of the United States. It was here that the nation’s Declaration of Independence from Britain was first read publicly back in 1776. The tolling of a two-thousand-pound bell marked the occasion. The bell has since become a symbol of freedom and can be admired in the Liberty Bell Center. Philadelphia is also the birthplace of the Constitution, which was debated eleven years later across the road…

  • Phuket: Thailand Travel and Tour Guide
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    Phuket: Thailand Travel and Tour Guide

    Phuket – the name is synonymous with Thailand – beach resorts and relaxation. Phuket is about the same size as Singapore, making it Thailand’s largest island. Phuket is an incredibly popular destination for tourists, and the long stretches of idyllic beaches along its West coast are lined with hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other tourist facilities. You will never be bored in Phuket. If you get tired of strolling the beaches and markets, there are plenty of attractions aimed squarely at the tourist market. Enjoy live theater, bands, or even theme parks, complete with white tigers, elephant rides, upmarket bars, and dazzling exhibits. Phuket also caters for those interested in exploring…

  • Vancouver Island Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Vancouver Island Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Just a ferry hop from the city of Vancouver in Canada’s southwest corner, lies Vancouver Island. This evergreen archipelago lures visitors with its miles of untouched wilderness, wild colonial history and modern farm to table ethos. Catch a ferry or seaplane from Vancouver, and arrive right in the heart of Victoria Harbor, the picturesque gateway through which the island’s fortunes have long flowed. Once a rough fur trading outpost, Victoria found its wealth as the outfitting center for British Columbia’s gold rush, and became the elegant provincial capital in 1871. Today it is still described as “more British than the British.” Designed by a young immigrant, to “express confidence in…

  • Cape Town Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)
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    Cape Town Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

    Colorful Cape Town is one of the most multi-racial cities in the world. The city sits on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula, where the waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge, and spectacular mountains tumble towards the sea. For centuries, the Cape of Good Hope was synonymous with danger, as European ships bravely rounded the perilous waters on route to the riches of Asia. To resupply those passing ships, the Dutch created a tiny outpost in 1652, a settlement that would blossom into one of the most beautiful cities, in one of the most breathtaking settings on earth. For decades, Cape Town has been buffeted too, by the cross-winds of…

  • Rio de Janeiro Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Rio de Janeiro Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Rio de Janeiro, in southeast Brazil, is one of South America’s most famous hubs of energy and excitement. Rio fills the narrow strip between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra do Mar coastal forest, and is home to some sixteen million people. In Rio de Janeiro, the soft glow of dawn reveals golden shores, and an urban jungle dotted with mountain peaks. At this early hour, the coastline is a sea of serenity, but soon enough energetic locals fill the scene. Rio’s seductive beaches have a rejuvenating effect that appeals to everyone. With each sunrise, the city readies itself to put on a brand new show. Cariocas, as the residents…

  • Amsterdam Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Amsterdam Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    With just over 1.2 million people, Amsterdam is the largest city in The Netherlands, a country most people know as Holland. This multicultural city warmly embraces tourists, with over 3.5 million people visiting each year. The Dutch are very tolerant and fun to talk with, and everybody speaks English. The heart of the city is so picturesque that it is like an historical open-air museum. No wonder that the inner canal district is an internationally protected heritage site. In the 17th century Amsterdam was a center for world economy and many of the canal houses and old warehouses date from this Golden Age. Some landmarks, such as the Oude Kerk…