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Why you should travel to these 10 places in 2015!

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With the New Year, comes a whole new task of coming up with a fresh travel bucket list. Need some help?

To make your task easier, we give you 10 reasons why you should consider these 10 places when you plan your travel itinerary.

1.Singapore

Reason: 50th year of Independence

Singapore will give you more reasons to party, shop and have a great family time, as she celebrates her golden jubilee in 2015. Gearing up for the golden jubilee, a host of attractions, swanky hotels and culinary joints are cropping up around the city.

While the Marina Bay gets a revamp, new attractions like the National Art Gallery and Singapore Sports Hub are lined up to give a new life to the city!

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2. Salisbury, United Kingdom

Reason: 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

If you are deciding upon a historical getaway, then Salisbury is the place to be as it celebrates the 800th anniversary of its most treasured document, the Magna Carta. The bedrock of English law, the Magna Carta will be on permanent display to visitors in a newly-conserved Chapter House in Salisbury Cathedral.

The year-long celebration will begin from 14 February 2015, an interactive exhibition will present the world’s best preserved original 1215 Magna Carta document in its historic context, telling the story of the struggle between King John and his barons. Objects from some of most important struggles for justice and freedom around the world will be on rotational display. Also, an international arts festival is lined up in from 22 May 2015 to 6 June 2015, and several heritage walks, theatre, dance and music festival will be held around the year.

3. Svalbard, Norway

Reason: Total solar eclipse in Svalbard

An event that only happens once in 400,000 – 500, 000 years, Svalbard, an archipelago between Norway and North-pole will witness a spectacular celestial event when lights will completely disappear for a couple of minutes during a total solar eclipse on 20 March, 2015. This event along with the stunning aurora borealis makes for a must-do trip to the Arctic Norway.

Light or no lights, we are sure you will get enough reasons to rush to this land of the midnight sun.

Svalbard Norway Tours

4.Australia

Reason: Cricket World Cup 2015

To catch all the action, for all Cricket buffs this is the place to be in 2015. From February 2015 to March 2015, the tournament will be held at different cities in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson, Dunedin and Christchurch). Therefore, explore this beautiful continent as you cheer for your favourite team.

Autralia tours

5. Vienna, Austria

Reason: 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse, 650th anniversary of University of Vienna

Vienna does not give you one, but two reasons as to why it should be in your 2015 travel bucket list. One of the most famous streets of the world and the nucleus of the city will be turning 150, which will ring in a series of events around the year. The Ringstrasse has been the symbol of the city’s cultural, political, economic and social transformation and has shaped the city. During the celebration you will not only witness classic performances at the Vienna State Opera, but also sporting events like Vienna City Marathon, and the extravagant Life Ball.

Also, the University of Vienna associated with Sigmund Freud, Anton Buckner and 15 Nobel Prize winners will celebrate its 650th anniversary with guided tours of its arcades, chambers and library.

 Vienna Tours

6. Washington DC, United States of America

Reason: 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

It is not only the seat of the most influential political power in the world, but also a haven of museums, monuments, zoo and research centres. April 15, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the day when the 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford Theatre.

On this occasion, Washington DC will host several exhibitions revolving around the death of Abraham Lincoln. Artifacts like Mr Lincoln’s famous top hat, the pistol which shot the President amongst many others will on display.

Washinton DC USA Tours

7. Milan, Italy

Reason: World Expo 2015

Milan is the best place to be from 1 May 2015 to 31 October 2015, as the best from all over the world in terms of food, culture, art and music will be showcased during the Universal Exposition that is being held since mid-1800s in different parts of the world. The theme for the Expo 2015 is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life and will focus on food, sustainable development and global nutrition.

The fairground will be spread out over 1.1 million square metre like an ancient Roman city with a huge artificial lake surrounded by pavilions. With more than 140 countries participating, you can indulge in cooking shows, heritage walks, street music and dance and nighttime wine-tastings.

Milan tour

8. England

Reason: Rugby World Cup 2015

There is no better way to travel to England, than catching up on some major field battles and partying, shopping and sightseeing across the England. From September 2015 to October 2015, eleven cities including Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle, will play host to one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Also, as part of the event, several tours have been organized for diehard Rugby fans to bring them closer to the game.

England Tours

9. Lithuania

Reason: Newest member of Eurozone

Lithuania will take new step as of 1January 2015, as it will be the last Baltic nation to join the European common currency. This means, travelers will have easier access to electronic payments and ATMs, which will help tourists while visiting the country. Also, in order to mark the occasion, you can expect a number of public events and fanfare.

 

10. Macau

Reason: New Rail system, Casino boom and Longest Sea Bridge

You need no reason to visit the Las Vegas of the East. But if you really want some, let us tell you. 2015 is a great year for Macau as it will have a new rail system which will guarantee better connectivity between the peninsula and the island. Also, the year will see the occurrence of several world class hotels from major hospitality brands like Ritz Carlton and JW Marriot, and with it there will be more dazzling casinos which can surely compete the ones in Las Vegas!

Plus, reaching Macau will be a lot easier with the construction of the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Macau, Hong Kong and mainland China.

Macau Tours

Hope we have convinced you enough to pack your bags! Happy Travelling!

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Groove to the beats of Sunburn Goa 2014

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Picture this. On a pleasant December afternoon in Goa, you ride a scooter, which you have hired from a local boy, on the winding roads of Goa. As you enjoy the cool breeze brushing your face, you feel a vibration running through your spine and electro beats intermingling with the sound of the waves. That’s when you know that you have arrived in the land of Sunburn, Asia’s biggest Electronic, Dance and Music (EDM) festival.

There is no better way to round up the year with high voltage electro beats in the sun kissed sands of Vagator, a beach village in North Goa. In its seventh season, Sunburn Goa gets bigger and better as it will have the biggest ever line-up of over 150 artistes in the upcoming edition, to be held from December 27 to December 29, 2014.

goa sunburn

Sunburn Goa started off in 2007 and became a retreat where music, entertainment, dance, food, party and lifestyle came together. In its seventh year, it has become world’s fourth largest music festival. It has brought together renowned DJs from around the world attracting audiences from every nook and corner of the world. Some of the leading DJs who have performed over the years are Carl Cox, Axwell, Simon Dunmore, Gareth Emery, John 00 Fleming, Roger Sanchez and Paul Van Dyk, to name a few.

When in Goa for Sunburn, join the EDM extravaganza at 12 noon when the party begins, and groove to the knocks and thumps of electronic and trance till 10 pm at night when it ends for the day.  For those three days there won’t be any moment when the tempo goes down as one artist/ band after another perform and the crowds go maniacal on the music. After sunset, the music is amplified by the psychedelic laser lighting that seems to ricochet off of every surface, creating an almost dream-like effect.

The otherwise peaceful Vagator beach offers an amazing setting to the festival, with flat land, unruffled grassy slopes and a rocky cliff, where the stage is set up. The spectacular sunset adds to the beauty of the entire seascape.

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If you want to take a break from the music, you can try out the other stuff that Sunburn offers. Apart from the music events, it also hosts activities like bungee jumping, rappelling and rock-climbing, hot air balloon rides and ‘Sunburn cruises’ on yachts. Also, there will be a large open-air cinema theatre, dance machines, a library and a kite festival going on alongside the main programme.

If you are making a plan to catch up with Sunburn Goa 2014, this year’s line-up includes artists like Bauuer, Dimitri  Vegas & Like Mike, DubVision, Far Too Loud, Krewella, Oliver Dollar, Paul Oakenfold, Avalon and Damian Lazarus, amongst many others.

During your stay at Goa, you can also enjoy eating at the many shacks and restaurants located on the beach. Also there are several guesthouses around the area where you can search for accommodation and regular taxis operate at all times.

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5 Places That Make New Zealand the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

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After that perfect wedding, all you would want is a honeymoon that can match up to it. As you make a list of the possible honeymoon destinations, New Zealand should be on top, as romance exudes from every nook and corner of this tiny country. Whether you prefer a quiet getaway within a serene landscape or an adventurous retreat, New Zealand has it all!

Honeymoon in New Zealand

Need some help? We list five experiences that will make your honeymoon unforgettable!

Waiheke Island

Toast yourselves with a palatable local vintage in this picturesque island. Just a short cruise away from Downtown Auckland, the island is scattered with vineyards and olive groves. Walk hand-in-hand amidst the rolling vineyards while enjoying breathtaking views or visit one of the several wineries and indulge in wine tasting sessions.

The Waiheke Island also boasts about picturesque bays and safe beaches which give you ample opportunities to bask in the sun and treat yourself with some lone time with each other.

Milford Sound

Take your better half in your arms as you absorb in the beauty of these Southland fiords. Sheer cliffs, beautiful waterfalls and towering peaks, make it the perfect romantic escapade. An overnight cruise amidst the Milford Sound and a delectable candle light dinner is just what you need for an unforgettable experience. Milford Sound may be synonymous with rains, but that adds to the magnificence of the place as you will see cascading waters from the rocks under a misty grey sky.

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The rainforests of Auckland

Move over from the busy metropolis and lose yourself in the wilderness of the rainforests. The serenity and beauty of the forests makes for a perfect romantic sanctuary. Top it up with a walk in the beach which will surely drift you from all worldly cares!

Bay of Islands

Settle in for a romantic escapade at the bewitching Bay of Islands where the skies are a brilliant blue and the sea sparkles like diamonds. The place assures an utterly calming and relaxing honeymoon experience. If you are seeking an exciting expedition, you can go culture trotting at historic Waitangi, birthplace of the New Zealand nation. Otherwise a cruise through the azure waters to Cape Brett Lighthouse is completely aphrodisiac!

Gondola ride in Queenstown

Spirit away on top of Queenstown as you soar to new heights in a gondola. Gaze at the breathtaking panoramic views of the visually stunning landscape. See the city twinkle like stars under your feet! Being the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is for the energetic newly-weds. After the Gondola ride, you can either indulge in activities like skiing, sky diving and snowboarding or party in its many clubs.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Italy This Summer

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Summers might be a perfect time to sit and plan that vacation which is long overdue. While you are still thinking about where to head for that perfect holiday, why not give Italy a try? After all, there are few countries in the world that offer the kind of variety and diversity that Italy does, with its ancient history, majestic mountains, sumptuous cuisine and glittering coastlines.
Still undecided?  Let us help and give you 5 reasons on why Italy will be your best pick this summer.

 Venice Gondola Rides

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A Gondola ride is a must when in Venice. Take in the views and transcend to another era as you lie back on cushions and feel the rhythm and movement of intricate waterways. With a partner, nothing can be as romantic as cuddling up in the boat as it passes through the old Venetian towns. If you go solo, then all you would need is a nice, romantic novel.

Florence
If the heat is too overbearing, get indoors. With Brunelleschi’s masterpiece at the centre, a number of museums and monuments dominate the city. For art lovers, no European city can come close to Florence. Admire the vast art collection of Uffizi gallery or plan a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia, renowned for being the home of the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.

Florence, Accademia Galary

You can also simply stand at the centre of the churches of San Lorenzo, Santo Spirito and the Cappella dei Pazzi, and feast your eyes by looking at the intricate frescoes painted by the Renaissance artists.
You will surely feel the chill in the heat, when you gaze at the vivid works of art.

For people who like to explore under the sun, head to the Cinque Terre, the five small ancient coastal villages, and see some of Italy’s finest scenery.

Pompeii

Pompeii Day
The recent movie Pompeii featuring Kit Harrington and Kiefer Sutherland brought the wrath of Mount Vesuvius live on screen. It took just one day – 24 August, 79 AD, for it to get buried for the next seventeen centuries, under the volcanic ashes of the fierce Mount Vesuvius. Visit the ruins and get a glimpse of the life led by the people of Pompeii before they were swallowed by the lava of Mount Vesuvius.

So, pick your sunglasses, an umbrella and explore the lost city. It is indeed a fulfilling summer retreat.

Rome

rome colosseum
One can be in loss of words while talking about this great city. Italy’s capital city is so vibrant that even if you spend months here, you will get the feeling that there is a nook or corner of the city which still remains unexplored. Its existence since time immemorial makes it unique and offers a diverse culture, a mélange of culinary wonders and a range of historical edifices like the mighty Colosseum, Vatican structures, Romanesque churches et al.

Tuscany

Tuscany
Leave the bustle of the city and escape to the glorious Tuscan countryside. Its quaint hill towns and lush vineyards, make it a popular summer destination. Also, it is in this season that you could be lucky enough to witness a series of local festivals, which are being celebrated through the ages.

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