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Best beaches in the world

Attention beach bums of the world, the three best beaches of 2015 are out! So pack your bathing suits, towels, sunscreen and sunglasses and book those tickets get your summer fun in the sun on.

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Isola Bella Beach in Taormina, Sicily

The town of Taormina is 210 meters above the sea level and below is this amazing little beach and secluded island. If you want to have a quick and easy access to this sandy beach it’s better to look for an apartment in Taormina to rent and avoid staying in the nearby villages: the cable car called funivia connects directly the town of Taormina to Mazzaró. Then you just have to cross the coastal road and walk down the stairway. If you prefer rocky coves or pebbles beaches, picturesque bays or secret grottos, there is something for you along the whole coastline. To the north and the south of Taormina are hundreds of easily-accessible natural wonders on the seaside. All are very easy to reach by car, shuttle bus, or cable car.

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Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica

The island of Jamaica has been a playground for beach bums for centuries. On the western side of the island is the town of Negril and the famous Seven Mile Beach. It is the longest continuous stretch of sand on the island, and at the very end is a majestic lighthouse. You will be in awe at the spectacular rock formations and the breathtaking cliffs that surround the entire stretch of beach. Try snorkeling, kayaking, or a glass bottom boat tour while you’re there.

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Porto Katsiki Beach in Lefkada, Greece

The little island of Lefkada is home to Greece’s most secluded yet magical beach: Porto Katsiki. In the heart of the Ionian Sea lies the beach that was named after goats, because for many centuries only goats could reach it. Now there are trails and even partial motor vehicle access, although the beach is still at the bottom of a concave cliff. It’s seclusion makes it enchanting, and it is definitely worth the 35 km drive from the center of Lefkada town.

Best Adventure Travel Destinations in 2014

Adventure awaits you in 2014 ... picture by CC user trekkingrinjani on Flickr

Our planet is home to many great travel destinations for the adventure enthusiast. From mountain biking to sailing and rock climbing, there is adrenaline-fuelled fun to be had in all four corners of the globe. Subsequently, choosing the right destination for your adventure holiday is not always an easy feat. With this in mind, here’s a quick guide to some of the best adventure travel destinations in 2014.

Mountains in Morocco by CC user vkreay on Flickr

Morocco

Morocco is home to four magnificent mountain ranges, the Sahara Desert and awe-inspiring stretches of Mediterranean and Atlantic coastline. This is a great destination for hikers and climbers as there are fewer tourists when compared to many similar Northern American and European trails. Morocco is also an up-and-coming travel destination for surfers with Taghazout offering some top waves.

Climbing in Sardinia (credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Climbing_in_Ogliastra,_2006.jpg)

Italy

Italy has a great deal to offer travellers in search of adventure. Top Italian destinations include the breathtaking Dolomites, Sicily’s rugged cycling routes and the Tour de Mont Blanc alpine hiking trails. Those looking to get off the beaten track can also find excellent rock climbing on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, giving an adrenaline soaked activity to pair with the amazing beaches and friendly people present here. Most Italian regions are easily reachable by car or train from the capital, so if you’re starting your Italian adventure holiday from Rome, you will be able to find an accommodation through pages like this one.

Hiking near glaciers in Iceland (credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hiking_the_Skaftafellsj%C3%B6kull.jpg)

Iceland

Iceland is the perfect destination for the avid adrenaline seeker. Home to phenomenal landscapes boasting live volcanos, steaming geysers, spectacular glaciers, striking waterfalls and dramatic fjords, Iceland has something to keep even the most demanding adventurer happy.

Reykjavik makes for a great starting point from which untouched Icelandic terrain is easily reachable.

If you are looking for to get outdoors during your time in Iceland, be sure to gear up beforehand (online sports stores like http://www.onlysportsgear.com/ are great for getting what you need quickly), so you’ll be comfortable whether you are hitting the trail, or exploring one of Iceland’s many glaciers.

swimming at a secret beach in Corfu ... photo by 16179216@N07 on Flickr

Greece

Greece is becoming more and more popular with travellers in search of adventure due to the country’s dramatic coastline, turquoise waters and abundant wildlife. Greece is without a doubt one of the best places in the world for keen swimmers, where they can island-hop until their heart’s content in the Aegean Sea which teems with dolphins, seals and many other forms of marvellous marine life. Want to go swimming during your time here? Of course you do. Ensure you have all the latest swim wear styles before you depart by checking out online sports stores like  www.onlysportsgear.com, which has a better selection than you could ever hope to find on your local high street.

Monkeys in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil ... image from CC user angeloangelo on Flickr

Brazil

Brazil is a fantastic travel destination for the adrenaline junkie. This beautiful country is not only home to stunning beaches but to the Amazon River, wild rainforests, the Iguazu Falls, the Pantanal and a spectacular collection of fabulous flora and fauna. With Brazil hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, further infrastructure and safety measures have been put in place making this a great time to visit.

Hiking amongst the fijords of Norway by CC user tfjensen on Flickr

Norway

Norway has one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of all featuring remarkable fjords, the incredible Lofoten Islands, and the highest mountain range in the whole of Northern Europe. Adventurers are able to make the most of the country’s liberal camping regulations, the best public huts in the world, phenomenal hiking and cycling trails and an innate true love of the great outdoors.

These wonderful adventure destinations have so much to offer the avid traveller in terms of adrenaline-fuelled activities and striking natural beauty. Once you have chosen a destination, remember to do some research online and plan your trip in order to really make the most out of your unforgettable outdoors adventure!