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Best Destinations for a Memorable Honeymoon

Tropical destinations such as Bali or Palawan have everything you need for a Memorable Honeymoon

Honeymoon is always the best time in all the relationship. It is because of this fact that most of us try to choose the best destinations for honeymoon. If you are married and all set for a honeymoon, you should know what exactly you need to choose and where you should go so that the most beautiful time in your life become really something to be treasured. Here are the some of the destinations that every newlywed wishes to go.

1) Sintra, Portugal 


If your dream destination is Europe and you are so much into history then Sintra can be an amazing city to visit. It is rich in history alluring landscapes, stunning scenery, intoxicating greenery and above all the very charming residents. It is also a destination that is much affordable compared to France or Italy. The place offers you with great deal of historic monuments and museums to visit. You can also enjoy hiking as well as driving to the neighboring cascais. This place even can provide you chance to stay in an ancient palace where history is lingering all over and Oxygen Jungle Villas hold its name on the top. Tivoli palacio de seteais is the best place that you can choose for a luxurious stay. This place is very near to many of the historical places of Sintra. You get amazing views from this place.
 

2) Ubud, Bali

Ubud is the finest destination for foodies. This place is much specialized with organic food. The restaurants of this place are very much affordable and they even serve with juices that are fresh, healthy and very much tasty. This is the place that is located in the central part of the Bali and can get offers for so many day trips to the temples there. You can eat anything that you want and enjoy the food that is what this place has in hands for you. It has got boutique hotels with statues and Balinese pool among which Viceroy Bali and Komaneka at Monkey Forest are very much popular. 

3) Palawan Province, Philippines 


This is again a stunning destination but not the ones which are much visited by people and so one of the amazing place to enjoy without much crowd. You can say this place as one of the best islands of Philippines. This place allows you to enjoy tanning, relaxing on beach, boating, fishing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking. The
honeymoon destinations allow you to pick finest stay in this place in discount price. 

4) Venice, Italy 

Venice is the romantic city that has got all the charm to attract you. You can enjoy the best Italian food at this place. If you get a chance to be in this place make sure you enjoy gondola rides. You can get a ferry to some neighboring islands. There are so many amazing hotels to stay in this place like Corte Di Gabriela and Gritti Palace. 

5) Istanbul, Turkey 


It is one among the largest cities of Turkey which connects continents of Europe and Asia. Here you find a blend of culture and also many historical monuments. The culture of this place is something that should be explored and enjoyed.

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!

Traveling For The Avid Poker Player

Bloggers almost playing poker by CC user fhwrdh on Flickr

NOTE FROM JAMES: The following is a guest post contributed by Angela Stevens, who has become the first author on this site other than myself in its history.  All views expressed are her own and do necessarily reflect my opinion, nor that of The Pursuit of Excitement.  That said, I am a big fan of poker, so it gives me great pleasure to present the following post to you

Take it away, Angela!
When people think of poker, they usually imagine stone-faced gamblers putting their intuition, skill, and mental training all into play. While poker pros engage their fertile brains by going through every hand and analyzing every beat, their faces are usually the epitome of ice-cold calm – their eyes, in particular, staring holes into the table, their cards, and maybe even their opponents’ eyes.

It certainly doesn’t take a grizzled veteran of the poker tables to recognize that poker is truly a complex mind sport; a deceptively simple, decidedly serious game of skill that requires and demands finely honed mental toughness, resilience, and a fair bit of craftiness. Much like board games such as chess and Go, poker has a devoted international following, thus ensuring a consistently high level of true world-class competition on practically every age group and skill level.

Going all in all over the world

The growing popularity of the World Poker Tour (WPT) circuit in locales as diverse as Morocco, South Korea, and Cyprus coupled with the European, African, and Asia-Pacific expansion of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournaments has resulted in an increasingly global talent pool that runs the gamut from serious national contenders to amateur poker players and everything in between.

For the elite, cream-of-the-crop poker pros, this means fantastic opportunities to explore the many wondrous attractions on this planet – before (and after) participating in highly stacked poker tournaments, of course. As one of the most widely recognizable faces and voices in the poker universe, Kara Scott is a stunningly fine example of the constantly jet-setting professional poker player.

In 2013 alone, the peripatetic Partypoker ambassador – who has had memorable stints as an ESPN sideline reporter on WSOP Main Events – played in and/or hosted at numerous poker tournaments all over the world. Some of these include WPT National events in Italy, Cyprus, Prague, Denmark, Austria, and France; interviewing football and poker legends for the Road to Old Trafford event in Manchester and the 44th Annual WSOP in Las Vegas. The brunette Alberta native also hosted the 12th edition of the European Poker Awards in Paris, where she won the Poker Personality of the Year award for 2012.

Poker has even taken on the form of organized adventure-style events aptly called “poker runs”. Participants in these organized events use various forms of transportation, including (but definitely not limited to) snowmobiles, motorcycles, longboards, boats, and mountain bikes.

Solo or group participants must draw a playing card at each of the assigned checkpoints in the official course; the primary goal is to possess the best poker hand at the end of the run.

Clearly, poker is a worldwide sensation that caters to millions of diehard fans across the globe.