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Global travel has come to be increasingly trendy, leading many cruise lines to include these voyages on their itineraries. seine-river-905083__340.jpg The increased interest in traveling across the world’s oceans, seas and rivers means that the current figure of 25 million passengers per year will rise in the near future. Cruise lines now offer many different options in itineraries, ships, and prices from which passengers can select.

What you want from your travel experience is one of the earliest decisions you have to make. Smaller ships have the appeal of delivering more individualized service, a lower number of passengers on board and more direct access to ports not suited to larger vessels. Motion sickness may be a challenge for those who travel on these ships as they are more prone to the effects of a rough ocean.

Bigger ships unquestionably come with more options on board but they need to dock at industrial ports, placing them at a greater distance from where you want to go. The result is that this makes independent exploration more difficult and more costly. Whether on board or ashore, you will enjoy the beauty of every seaport at destinations such as Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas and Alaska, Africa, or Asia and Australia.

You can also get to discover the workings of local life at your ports of call by taking a journey around the world. Immerse yourself in the arts, culture, cuisine, history as well as the natural charm of your destination by taking advantage of the exclusive events and activities provided. Experience a unique cruise on one of the most famed and opulent ships sailing the oceans: The Queen Mary II, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth.

In addition to all of the state-of-the-art niceties you have become accustomed to, these grand ocean liners offer the look and feel of the opulent ships of yesteryear. These memorable voyages give you insight into cultures other people can only visit in their dreams.

And relish the many perks such as stress-free travel, a place to hang your coat, and the peace of mind knowing you will not have to spend extra money on food.

Whatever you decide to do, traveling on the world’s oceans, rivers, and seas will let you experience the wonders of the of the lands you visit all while enjoying the tranquility you seek.

Tours for Everybody

Your bucket list may be chock full of stimulating adventures from hiking Peru’s Inca Trail, surfing the waves in Costa Rica, to horseback riding through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or running with the bulls in Pamplona. Some more adventure tours out there include an Air Combat experience, along the lines of Top Gun, in San Diego, or a fast Ferrari drive along the windy coast of the French Riviera. If any or all of these adrenaline- loaded activities impress you, think about making adventure travel part of your next getaway. Touring the World’s National Parks

A national parks tour, no matter what country, will bring you to many of the most spectacular landscapes on earth. There are famed national parks in many countries, so read on to see which ones are the most interesting to you.

The Galapagos Islands is the earliest national park in Ecuador and one of the most frequented UNESCO World heritage sites. Giant Galapagos tortoises and the world’s second smallest penguins wander freely around the islands making it easy to get close to these intriguing animals. One of the world’s most important archaeological sites is the breathtaking Incan fort of Machu Picchu found high in the Andean Mountains. It represents what the Incan Empire was capable of accomplishing at its pinnacle of power.

Declaring Yellowstone as “absolutely unique in the world” due to its unrivaled geology and wealth of wildlife, in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt declared it as a place “absolutely unique in the world”.

In his eyes, creating a national park was the ideal way to highlight natural beauty as a social asset to be embraced by all. Both Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and South Africa’s Kruger Park are recognized worldwide for its wide array of wildlife and fauna located there. Go there with an open mind and a sharp ear to truly appreciate unique landscapes and the sounds of predators looking for their next meal. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, located off the northeast shores of Australia includes the world’s most significant coral reef system – a must see on any bucket list.

The nearby Fiordland National Park in New Zealand has impressive fjords galore, enough so as to surpass Norway’s magnificent natural wonders any day. Special Interest Tours

There are increasingly more specialty tours on the market.

Nowadays, there are all sorts of specialty tours on offer to suit anyone with a special interest.

Your level of knowledge in wines is insignificant because wine country is always open to anyone with a taste for it. Wine lovers know that wine is more than just a blend of grapes and that the process requires an intricate and delicate process to achieve the perfect balance of taste. There are plenty of hot spots to pick from when it comes to selecting the best tour for you regardless of whether it’s a wine tasting tour in Napa Valley, or one that takes you along the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or one that takes you to some of France’s most well-known wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne to name just a few. canal-839282__340.jpg Gratify your desires on a foodie tour.

There are any number of reasons for a gourmand to go on a culinary tour including getting a sample of local ingredients and artisan products as well as understanding how the history and culture of the region impacted the evolution of local cuisine.

It may well even be possible for you to meet a famous Michelin-starred maestro if you go on a more exclusive tour.

Yoga tours are also coming to be a hot new trend in travel. In order to reach a state of serenity, practitioners of this ancient tradition combine meditation with specific techniques to regulate breathing which help to harmonize and strengthen both body and mind.

A stylish and alluring setting add that extra flair to make a yoga tour a relaxing and enlightening experience. Eco-tours are about exploring fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural locations while leaving minimal traces on the surroundings.

Eco-tourism is geared to nature-lovers who not only value the natural beauty around them, but those who also understand the urgency in protecting the world’s natural resources. Some of the other aspects introduced on this type of tour entail informing visitors on the need to conserve natural habitats and how to ameliorate the welfare of the local people.

Women only vacations are also skyrocketing in popularity. In today’s world, women are searching for a trusted, yet enjoyable way to visit the countless wonderful cities, and incredible sights found across the globe. A women’s only tour is a great way to meet other like-minded travelers and share experiences like riding a wave runner on the Adriatic, visiting St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, or taking in the sights and sounds of New York.

Are there places where you can go to think as well as learn about the people who had the biggest influence on your faith? Faith-based tours offer a special way to reshape your religious viewpoints and also leave you with a restored sense of faith. There is no question that you’ll never get bored on whatever type of tour you choose. venice-849841__340.jpg

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