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Things to do in Santorini, Greece in 2021

Aegean Sea, Santorini - Ross French - January 8, 2021

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Santorini is one of the most serene places to escape the daily hustle-bustle of life. We often wish to go one a vacation that will be thrilling and serene both at the same time. Santorini is that dream you have been waiting to live. While international travel is paused due to the pandemic, in no time, we hope everything will resume soon. Plan your next destination soon. If you are planning to go to the dreamland, Here are the things to do in Santorini: Continue Reading

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Broaden Your Horizons: 3 Countries You’ll Want to Explore

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - December 18, 2017

Choosing where to go traveling is a difficult question to answer. In a world, so vast, diverse and beautiful, trying to pinpoint one exact location to explore is near impossible. What is needed is a little inspiration to lift us out of our routines and get us thinking about what we want to get from going to a new land, and what experiences we want to take back with us into our lives at home. Do we want picturesque views to longingly look at while sipping a cool glass of wine, a wild adventure, trekking across mountain ranges, or to be plunged into a culture and history far removed from our own? Whatever it is you are looking for, this guide will give you the inspiration.

The best way to choose where you want to go is to decide what you want to experience. By having a travel goal, you can easily narrow down where you want to be.

Seeking Romance – Italy

Throughout history, Italy has become synonymous with romance through an endless waterfall of poetry, music, and literature that has permeated our cultures as well as influencing our ideas about what love really is. The sunny climate, quaint little streets, and stunning architecture make Italy a country rich in culture and beauty. It is the perfect getaway for couples or newly-weds to indulge in the finer things in life and live out their romantic fantasies.

Finding Thrills – Nepal

For some of us, a holiday is about that out of the ordinary, once in a lifetime experience that will be talked about for years. The more adventurous of us may consider the truly unique wonder of trekking in the Himalayas. The country of Nepal is home to eight of the world’s highest mountains, including, of course, Everest, and so is the perfect place for climbers and adventurers.

Discovering History – Germany & Greece

If the past interests you, Germany might be the place to go. Berlin is brimming with historical sites such as the 1945 Olympic Stadium or the underground shelters that can still be seen running just under the train stations of the city. There are many walking tours and bus excursions to see, for example, the ruins of the Berlin Wall and Check Point Charlie, many of which are in English.

If it’s ancient history you’re after, then why not visit where civilization actually began in Greece. Witness the majesty of the Acropolis, the Valley of Temples or the archaeological site of Olympia, where our modern Olympics came from.

Make it Yours

Every country and culture is individual, much like our travels should be. Once you know what you want, read material from a reputable travel guide site such as www.mrhudsonexplores.com to get a deeper understanding of what amazing experiences are out there to enjoy and tell stories about for years to come.

The world is a vast and stunningly diverse place that is just waiting to be discovered, and there is no reason good enough not to see it!

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Santorini Island Travel Guide

Greece - Ross French - August 20, 2017

holidays to Santorini Island

Santorini Island is most probably the most recognized island of entire Greece. With its unique landscapes, multicolored reefs, romantic sunsets, and beautiful volcanic features – Santorini invites more than 1.5 million tourists from all over the world every year. Many consider the white, cliff side homes with their blue roofs as an iconic sight of Greece. Holidays to Santorini Island are particularly popular among romantic couples who are traveling to Greece . The beautiful sun set view from Oia, the historic sites, the vineyards make Santorini one of the must visit destinations in Greece. Continue Reading

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Travel Trends in 2017 – Places to Explore

Africa, Central America, Travel Blog - Ross French - February 7, 2017

Travel Trends in 2017

The tourism industry has seen a massive boom in the recent years, and travel has indeed become a lifestyle statement. As an increasing number of people hit the road this year either solo or with their family and friends, here are some travel trends in 2017. Continue Reading

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Turkey’s Aegean Sea

Turkey - Ross French - October 24, 2016

The Aegean Sea is a stretch of water that lies between Greece and Turkey. It is a beautiful part of the Mediterranean area, which is very popular for tourists from all over the world. The Greek islands probably get the most publicity, but you can have an equally good vacation on the Turkish side, and often pay a bit less for it.

The largest Turkish city in the area is Izmir, which now has a population of about 4 million – a big increase from its ancient beginnings as the city of Smyrna. With a history going back thousands of years, there is plenty of interest to see around Izmir – the local transport system is pretty good, or you can take a walking tour of the city.

Walking along the promenade, the Kordon, you can admire the apartments and palm trees on one side, and the beautiful Aegean Sea on the other. If you want to do a bit of shopping, head for the Kemeralti bazaar, where you’ll find lots of great shops, coffee houses, and craftsmen. A perfect place to find some local souvenirs, and then take a breather and soak up the atmosphere.

Kusadasi is a little bit south of Izmir, which has become the second-busiest port for cruise liners in Turkey after Istanbul. One big reason for this is Ephesus’s amazing historical site, which is not far from Kusadasi. The ancient remains make the site a really interesting destination for a day trip, or several days if you’re very keen on your history. It is probably the best site for Roman remains in the whole of Turkey. Also near Kusadasi is the Greek island of Samos, and there are regular daily ferry services.

Carry on further south: Bodrum is a popular resort which is also the site of an ancient city – Halikarnassus, famous for the tomb of Mausolus. Bodrum has attractions for different types of visitors; the castle and the other monuments will interest those who like history; the marina will please the sailing enthusiasts, and the beach with its bars will satisfy people who want just to enjoy themselves in the sunshine. Bodrum also has many accommodation options from cheap B&Bs to Luxury hotels.

Obviously, these coastal resorts are very busy during the summer, but you don’t have to go very far to find a bit of peace and quiet. Dilek Peninsula National Park is only 30km (19 miles) from Kusadasi, where you can catch a bus. The peninsula has lush forests, rare animals, and some quiet beaches. There is no accommodation or legal camping in the Park, but it makes a wonderful day trip and a nice break from the built-up resorts and busy beaches.

The Turkish Aegean local airports have flights from some European cities, but travelers from further away will usually arrive in Istanbul or Antalya. Istanbul is a 10 hour drive from Izmir, but if you have the time, it’s a great way to see a bit more of this fascinating country on the edge of Asia.

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