Each year, UNESCO inscribes new sites on its World Heritage List in recognition of their timeless value to humanity. The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee has resulted in 19 outstanding additions, including sites of cultural, natural or mixed significance.
Some hotels are happy to welcome you with your pet, others take pride in their own team of four-legged ambassadors that wander through the premises, peep into your bedroom or even take a bite of your breakfast. Here are some of the most cat’s meow examples of the latter.
From extreme transcontinental voyages to weekend getaways with kiddies on board – the thing that defines all road trips is that the journey itself, not the destination matters. If you believe you’ve mastered the ability to celebrate the unexpected and agree with G.K. Chesterton that “an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered”, you’re ready to hit the road. The choice of the route is just a matter of time at hand, resources in your pocket and how wild you are at heart.
TripAdvisor has just named the world’s best beach, drawing on feedback from travelers over the last 12 months. The community has chosen Rabbit Beach on Sicily’s satellite island, Lampedusa, as the most desired spot on Earth to unwind on sand and soak up the sun. As part of the vote, “best hotels” and “best hotels for romance” have also been awarded.
Dead Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon, Uluru, Iguazau Falls and 23 other miracles of natural creation – go try and pick just seven! Is there any point in discussing the superiority of one over another? Nevertheless, the list of New7Wonders of Nature has been announced, whether we think it’s unfair or not. The choices are still provisional as the voting calculation is now being validated and the confirmed winners will be announced not earlier than during the Official Inauguration ceremonies early in 2012.
Noisy chatterers, smooching lovebirds, armrest hogs and selfish seat recliners – we hate them all with the utmost passion. But nasty travelers get classified not only by the infuriating things they do on planes. Every now and then a list of the world’s most annoying nationalities gets published, stirring as much consenting laughter of those at the receiving end as it does clamor among those who find themselves complete the roll call. Here’s 8 that always get the dubious badge of their countries’ bad ambassadors, together with 8 reasons why we are ready to turn a blind eye…
From May 1 to October 31, the city of Shanghai will be transformed into a giant international venue with 192 participants and 50 organizations (a record number in the history of Expo) taking part in the event. With 400 billion yuan (58.6 billion US dollars) being spent on the exhibition preparations, the Shanghai-based Expo is the largest and most impressive fair in the world. From among hundreds of exhibitors, we have selected ten national pavilions that have made the biggest impression on us.