Chile: A Natural Inspiration Chile's history is as many-faceted as the country is long. Just as pre-Hispanic cultures throughout Chile varied from one ecological niche to another, so too does each region have its own post-Conquest historical events and traditions, its separate economy and demographics.
Chile: A Hiking Guide to Easter Island Easter Island has more to offer hikers than any other Pacific island. Here in an area barely 11 km wide and 23 km long, nearly a thousand ancient Polynesian statues lie toppled on volcanic slopes and along the coast. Join David Stanley, author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific, in this feature article.
Denmark: Welcome to Denmark Situated in Northern Europe between the North Sea and the Baltic, Denmark is a magical land with ancient castles, Viking artifacts, modern cities, great food, and friendly people. Denmark is truly a country with something for everyone.
Ethiopia: Timeless Ethiopia Why visit Ethiopia? Being huge, Ethiopia represents an amazing natural, cultural and historical diversity. Its favorable climatic conditions and landscape make Ethiopia the home of a wide variety bird life and mammals. The country is endowed with peerless geological formations, varying from 116 meters below sea level that is the radiant sulfuric inferno. Discover all of these things and more in this feature article by TimelessEthiopia.com.
France: The Rest of France! There is Paris -- perhaps the most famous city in the world -- and then there is the rest of France! These materials provided by the French Government Tourist Office, Maison de la France, provide an enticing glimpse of just how much this beautiful and historic country has to offer any visitor.
France: Sweet, Sweet Martinique Martinique has many traditions that are celebrated throughout the year, and many of them are accompanied by sumptuous local culinary specialties. When noon strikes, it announces the ritual of ti-punch, best appreciated before lunchtime. You have to stop, sit and sip this fiery "eau-de-vie"; "take off!" as the Martinicans say.
French Polynesia: Tahiti and Her Islands The word evokes visions of an earthly paradise. Actually there are 118 islands that encompass French Polynesia, better known as Tahiti and Her Islands. Overwater bungalows, Tahiti's signature accommodation, are unique to Tahiti and provide an incredibly memorable experience. From the outrigger canoe breakfast deliveries to the glass coffee table that allows for fish viewing from the living room, it is a hotel room beyond the ordinary. Our black pearls are peerless, and here you can even safely swim with sharks!
French Polynesia: Tahiti in Fiction and Film Over the years, Tahiti and Polynesia have provided novelists and moviemakers with colorful subject matter. Early travelers told of wanton women on tropical shores, and Fletcher Christian added drama to the plot by leading a mutiny against the tyrannical Captain Bligh.
Honduras: Sixteen Kings: A Maya Resurrection in Copan In a pretty valley in Honduras' western extreme lie the Ruins of Copan. The subject of exploration and investigation since the 1830s, archaeologists are digging deep into its massive temples, uncovering an intriguing buried dynasty. Their remarkable discoveries represent a Maya resurrection, and have made Copan the most thoroughly researched and understood of all Maya sites.
Lebanon: Crossroads of Civilizations A fascinating look at many of the ancient ruins and architectural wonders of Lebanon, a fascinating part of the world most people know little about. Our thanks to Adeeb Rantawi of AtlasTours.net for this great contribution.
Liechtenstein: Princely Moments A small country poised between Austria and Switzerland, Liechtenstein is a magic place on the earth, a place of tranquility, breathtaking beauty, elegance, ski resorts, and warm-hearted people.
Malaysia: Sarawak, Borneo - The Place To Be Are you the kind of person that likes things at both ends of the spectrum? Are you looking for diversity in your travels? Then Sarawak is the place to be. From tropical rainforest to city shopping, wildlife reserves to modern civilization, and from tribal headhunters living in longhouses to 5 star hotels, Sarawak has it all.
Mexico: Beyond Your Expectations Cozumel, Acapulco, Veracruz, and other famous vacation destinations are all covered in this article, plus many more, including the great Copper Canyon in Chihuahua. Mexico is famous worldwide for providing visitors with unique and unforgettable vacation experiences.
Mexico: Copper Canyon Great photos and narrative of the Copper Canyon Train Ride in Northern Mexico. The train passes through 86 tunnels and crosses 36 bridges on it's way to the Barranca del Cobre, which is deeper than the Grand Canyon and, as you will see, quite different.
New Zealand: 100% Pure New Zealand's spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. It is also home to the Maori people, the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) who first arrived here in waka hourua (voyaging canoes) from their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki over 1000 years ago.
Samoa: Samoa, Heart of Polynesia The islands of Samoa are emerging as an exciting new South Pacific travel destination between Hawaii and New Zealand. The Samoan environment is tropically lush, with green volcanic peaks plunging to brilliant coral reefs, an ecotourism paradise still unspoiled by mass tourism. Visitors often stay in open Samoan beach houses called fale (pronounced FAH-lay) and adopt the laidback local lifestyle.
South Africa: It's Possible South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. This article is accompanied by a gallery of stunning photos of South African wildlife.
Syria: Welcome to the Ancient Lands A fascinating look at many of the ancient ruins and architectural wonders of Syria, a part of the world most people know very little about. Our thanks to Adeeb Rantawi of AtlasTours.net for this great contribution.
Taiwan: Your Perfect Getaway Destination "Formosa" (beautiful island) is what the Portuguese called Taiwan when they came here in the 16th century and saw the island's verdant beauty. Located along the southeast coast of the Asian Continent at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, the small island nation of Taiwan has a wealth of attractions to offer visitors.
United Kingdom: Welcome to England Visit England and discover a country of great contrast and diversity both in the places you go to and in the people you meet. All the regions of England are within easy reach of the exciting capital city, London, famed for first class culture, fascinating history and pageantry, its world-class restaurants and theatre.
Uruguay: Uruguay Tourism You will be surprised how many interesting things there are to see and do in this small, little known South American nation. Explore Uruguay's beaches, colonial archetecture, and entertainment with Australian writer Gregory Sica.