Sevilla – Andalusien
Majorca – Spain
Antalya – Turkey
St. Julians – Malta
Not just for wine lovers: the Côte d’Or in Burgundy
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES OF EUROPE – vacation IN CORSICA
Die Bucht des Mondes auf Sardinien
Naturparadies an der Costa de la Luz
If you think of Spain’s beaches with sunbaths, beach towels and crowds, the Coto de Donana is different: sand dune rushing towards the sky and the great Atlantic rushing and rolling. The world heritage site on the Costa de la Luz, near the mouth of the Guadalquivir in the south of Spain, presents itself not only from the wild side but also from its inhabitants: Pardelluches, imperial eagles and flamingos call the natural park their home . In a safari with the off-road vehicle, you can – with a little luck – see some of these animals. The Coto de Donana is the somewhat different beach – ancient and wild, but unforgettable for nature lovers.
Lost in paradise – Bermuda
Bermuda is actually known for the feared Bermuda triangle, in which allegedly ships and airplanes disappear forever. Hardly anybody knows, however, that the island in the Atlantic off the US coast is a true scenic beauty: lush, tropical and subtropical vegetation, beaches dotted with tiny coral splinters and pinkish shimmering, houses in inviting pastel colors and an amiable British eccentricity. In addition, there is also an exciting history of the island, whales and birds for nature lovers and a shopping paradise in St George’s, another UNESCO World Heritage site. High season for cruise ships are the months from April to November, in winter, the price level on Bermuda is better tolerable, in March and April you have the chance to catch a glimpse of giant ocean breezes and during the summer there is beach and festivalfeeling on Bermuda.
The most beautiful beaches in Europe – Caribbean feeling in the Balearic Islands
The Cala Macarelleta on Majorca ‘s little sister Menorca is a bay like you can find it in a picture book: the crystal clear blue water and the white powdery beach invite you to swim and sunbath while the white limestone cliffs, covered by dark green pine trees, lend a picturesque touch to the beach paradise. The way to the somewhat hidden bay is however a bit arduous: From the much more famous Cala Macarella it goes over the cliffs and over a staircase down to the water. The advantage of this somewhat arduous journey is that the bay is mostly for itself. However, September and October are ideal for Cala Macarelleta, because there are no more summer tourists there at this time.
Hollywood scenery in Kefolania, Greece
Myrtos Beach has already served Penelope Cruz on the side of Nicolas Cage as a movie scenery: the white pebbly beach is of course not for those who are sensitive to the feet, but anyone who can overlook and go about it will be bewitched by dark blue water, bright stones and dark green clinging to the rocks. There are a couple of sun loungers and a bar and then the holiday can begin undisturbed with Greek specialties, a glass of wine or beer or a cool soft drink. Narrow paths lead to the bay, but the path to the destination is not so difficult.
Island of Fire – Hawaii
One of the more expensive holiday destinations – the American Pacific island group has been a dream destination for many, whether it’s a holiday, a wedding or for fans of the sport event “Iron Man”. The volcanic archipelago offers an insight into the world’s fire-kettle and the national park in Kilauea, around two volcanoes, blends science and myth in the truest sense of the word: the fire goddess Pele has her residence here and she has been an industrious lady since the 1980s , because the Big Island it is constantly increasing by several hectares. Besides the glowing lava fields, Hawaii also lends itself with rainforests, beautiful coasts, many endemic animals and plants and a fascinating culture of the Hawaiians. March to May and September and October are gentle for the travel agency.
Eastern Bhutan: adventure in the unknown
Bhutan has caused a sensation in the last few years, because the country, which is really quite unknown in the vastness of Asia, is leading the index of happiness. To experience a little bit of it, you have to take a long trip, but when the mountains of the “roof of the world” appear in front of the airplane windows, you get a first idea of the happiness of Bhutan. The secluded eastern region of the last Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas is reached after a two-day trip and you will only find a few travelers there. There are no hotels, but there is a cordial reception for families who offer traditional dishes to the visitors and look forward to the admiration that is presented to the brightly colored silk-screened towels. The religiously shaped country is best visited in March or November to witness the Buddhist festivals Gomphu Kora and Monggar Tshechu.
Workers’ flair in Scotland: discover Glasgow
On the beautiful blue Danube – world cities along the blue pearl chain
The journey along Herodot’s “grandest of all rivers” starts in the picturesque Black Forest and the first stop is in Regensburg. Tourism has arrived here through the Danube cruises and the city is showing its visitors in the well-restored garb. Vienna, Austria’s fascinating capital with the perpetual flair of the Royal Monarchy, and the twin city of Budapest are, of course, highlights along the canal. But for the most courageous, it goes to the haunted Transsylvanien. After almost 3,000 kilometers on the river you can safely agree with Herodot even after 2,500 years. The Danube is worth a journey at any time of the year: Christmas markets illuminate the dark season, sunshine sweetened the summer months and in the autumn the golden light invites to photo tours.
The Big Five in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros are known as the Big Five of a safari and can best be seen in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This delta is a small curiosity, as the river Okavango flows into the Kalahari Desert and lends the delta area the lush vegetation of an oasis – the water of the Okavango evaporates in the dry air of the desert. Since 2014, this unique landscape with its constantly changing watercourses and its species-rich fauna is on the UNESCO list. Safaris can be done either by boat or by jeep, depending on the season. On the water in the canoe you can also watch ibis, hippos and kingfishers. The best time to travel to this region of Africa is in mid-European summer.
115 beautifully islands in the Pacific: The Seychelles
Even if Queen Elizabeth II, who was otherwise so formal, could not resist the charms of the Seychelles and made a spontaneous stop on the main island of Mahé. As in a Garden of Eden, the Seychelles offer their natural beauty to lavishly natives and visitors: the enchanting beaches, the exciting underwater life, which is guarded by six strictly divided national parks under the water surface, endemic species that exist only in the Seychelles in the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a Creole cuisine that comes out of the sea on the beach, surfing and snorkeling on every beach – what more could the heart need? Spring and autumn are the preferred seasons for divers; from April to October, the birdwatchers are moving in. May to September, the hikers and surfers are on the road.
TWIN TOWNS NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE US BORDER: SAN DIEGO AND TIJUANA
The border of the United States to Mexico is now on everyone’s lips and thinks of illegal refugees and drug addicts. In San Diego and her twin sister Tijuana in northern Mexico, however, this is only part of the story. While San Diego in southern California with the famous Sea World and its killer whale shows, sandy beaches and a lively theater scene lures, one should venture the change of perspective through a border crossing: Tijuana maybe can’t keep up with their rich sister, but still attracts tourism. Galleries and artists have chosen Tijuana as their home town, and Tourguides offer guided tours across the border. Both cities are worth a trip all throughout the year, only from June to July a distressing atmosphere spreads in the border region, where the otherwise blue sky is covered by gloomy clouds.