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Whitehaven Beach: Australia’s most photographed beach

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays Islands, Australia. Credit Tourism Australia

The archipelago of the Whitsundays is located in the Australian state of Queensland, along the Australian Great Barrier Reef. These islands are an archipelago of 74 tropical islands which represent one of Australia’s main attractions. Here is also one of ...

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When is the best time to go to Okinawa? The climate of Okinawa

Kondoi Beach, Taketomi island, Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Credit [©Okinawa Convention&Visitors Bureau] or [©OCVB]

The islands of the Okinawa archipelago are the main islands of the Ryukyu archipelago. These Japanese islands are located in southern Japan and develop along an arc that, from the south of the island of Kyushu reaches the island of ...

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Raja Ampat: The best diving place in the world

Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia by EDO ANG

This relatively new tourist destination of Indonesia is located on the Doberai Peninsula, also known as the Bird’s Head Peninsula, which is the western end of the large island of New Guinea. Raja Ampat in West Papua is considered to ...

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When is the best time to go to Raja Ampat? The climate of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia by KIAT

The Raja Ampat archipelago straddles the line of the Equator, so its climate is hot and humid. Temperatures are stable throughout the year. The seasons differ mainly according to the rains. The humidity is always very high and always above ...

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Anse Lazio: The most beautiful beach on Praslin

Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles. Credit Torsten Dickmann. Seychelles Tourism Board Media Hub

The island of Praslin is one of the most beautiful in the Seychelles archipelago, in addition to being the second largest island it is also a quiet island full of natural wonders. Among these, of course, the beaches. One of ...

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Silhouette: An island almost entirely national park

Baie Cipailles , Silhouette, Seychelles. Credit Torsten Dickmann. Seychelles Tourism Board Media Hub

Silhouette is a small mountainous island in the Seychelles which is located about 20 km northwest of the largest island in the archipelago, Mahé. Its surface is just over 20 square kilometers, but in such a small space the island ...

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Wadi Rum: landscapes from another planet

A hot air balloon in Wadi Rum, Jordan. Credit Jordan Tourism Board

In the extreme south of Jordan on the border with Saudi Arabia, less than an hour’s drive from the town of Aqaba on the Red Sea and less than one hundred kilometers from Petra, is the country’s most beautiful landscape, ...

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Why visit Mauritius? The most beautiful attractions

A beach in Mauritius. Credit Mauritius Tourism

LE MORNE BRABANT This is one of the most beautiful areas of the island for the seascape which is surrounded by a splendid mountain as a backdrop. A peninsula that extends along the southwestern coast of Mauritius, dominated by a ...

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Taiwan: an island with very high mountains

The mountains of Taiwan. Photo courtesy Taiwan Tourism Bureau

There is an island in the far east which, in the mid-sixteenth century, the Portuguese navigators called “Ilha Formosa” which means “beautiful island” for its beauty. Even today this island is sometimes called Formosa, but the most used name today ...

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Bonaire: a diver’s paradise

The coral reef of Bonaire. Photo Credit Bonaire Tourism

The island of Bonaire is located in the southern Caribbean and is the easternmost of the islands called ABC, i.e. the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The island is located about 90 kilometers north of the coast of Venezuela. ...

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Aruba: The pearl of the southern Caribbean

Eagle Beach, Aruba. Photo Aruba Tourism Authority.

In the southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela, there are three islands linked to the Netherlands. These islands, based on the initial letter of their name, are also called ABC islands. The letter A of this group of islands ...

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Saint Barthélemy: the Caribbean island of luxury

Gouverneur, Saint Barthélemy. © CTTSB – Comité Territorial de Tourisme de Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy is a popular tourist destination geared towards the high-end luxury tourist market. The island is small, its surface is just 24 sq km. Once you arrive on the island you can choose from a wide range of attractions. ...

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Sint Eustatius: Fortresses and volcanoes

The island of Sint Eustatius. Credit Cees Timmers

An alternative Caribbean island is the small island of Sint Eustatius called Statia for short. Populated by about 3,000 people, the island is out of the tourist flows that invest a large part of the Caribbean islands. The island was ...

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Fakarava atoll: a diver’s paradise

Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotu, French Polynesia. TAHITI TOURISME © Jim Winter

The Tuamotu archipelago is a large group of islands in French Polynesia formed almost exclusively by atolls. The atolls are flat coral islands that include vast lagoons within them. These islands were originally formed from high volcanic peaks, such as ...

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Luengoni beach on the island of Lifou

Luengoni, Lifou, New Caledonia. © P. Dancel NCTPS

Lifou Island is located in the center of the Loyalty Islands archipelago. The island is the largest and most populated of this New Caledonian archipelago. The most important inhabited center of the island is the town of Wé which overlooks ...

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The Terraces of Shabadran on the island of Maré

The Terraces of Shabadran in the island of Maré, New Caledonia. © Pauline Massé NCTPS.

Among the most beautiful places to visit on the island of Maré in New Caledonia there are certainly the so-called Terraces of Shabadran (Terrasses de Shabadran). Located in the southern part of this island of the Loyalty Islands archipelago, the ...

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Pitcairn declared International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Pitcairn flag

The Pitcairn Islands have become the eighth sanctuary on earth and the only group of islands in the world to be designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark Sky Association. In 2018 the four islands that make up ...

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Bouvet: A Norwegian island between Africa and Antarctica

The Norwegian expedition of 1927, Bouvet Island

In the South Atlantic Ocean there is a small volcanic island, almost entirely covered by ice: The island of Bouvet. This island is located approximately 2,500 km southwest of Southern Africa. At 4,200 east of Cape Horn, the extreme strip ...

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The Puna: a plateau between Argentina and Chile

Salar de Pocitos, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Puna is a plateau that largely belongs to Argentina and to a lesser extent to Chile. This plateau which extends for 75,000 sq km is located at an average height of around 4,500 meters. From a geographical point of ...

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Travel in the mountains of Central Asia

Passu Cones, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Crossing Kyrgyzstan, China and Pakistan A spectacular itinerary, a travel in the mountains of Central Asia, which from Kyrgyzstan through China reaches Pakistan. In part we drive the mythical Karakoram Highway, the road that connects China to Pakistan passing through ...

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Journey to Easter Island: how to do and what to see

I spent almost a week on Easter Island. The island is one of the most remote places in the world. A journey to Easter Island is no joke. Take a geographic map and observe its position you will see that ...

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Persepolis: the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire

Gate of all Nations. Ruins of the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire (Achaemenid Empire), Iran. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Persepolis is the most spectacular archaeological site in Iran. This ancient city is located in southern Iran near the city of Marvdasht. About 60 kilometers north of the city of Shiraz. The city is above all an example of the ...

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Travel to Georgia: In the heart of the Greater Caucasus

Omalo, Tusheti, Georgia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Georgia is a small country where 8-10 day itineraries are usually offered. In such a short time, however, it is not possible to visit some areas of the country, so my choice fell on a longer (two weeks), but more ...

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The Pumice Stone Field in the Puna, Argentina

Pumice Stone Field, Puna, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Exploring the Puna, the northern plateau of Argentina along the Andes mountain range, you encounter landscapes that seem to be from another planet. One of these unique places is located about 40 kilometers from the small village of El Peñón. ...

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The Beqa Valley: the agricultural region of Lebanon

Anjar, Beqa Valley, Lebanon. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Bordered by the two mountain ranges of Mount Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon, the Beqa valley is the most important agricultural area in Lebanon. Mount Lebanon separates it from the Lebanese coast, while the mountains of the Anti Lebanon mark the ...

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How to plan a cruise with the kids. Cruise with children

Andrea and Mattia, Punta Arenas, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Usually, we are not lovers of large boats. In fact, we prefer to organize holidays using other means of transport such as airplanes or cars. We do not like group trips organized with many people, where schedules and times must ...

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Cruising with children: the seasickness

Bow of the ship. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Written by Laura Ramerini. If you have chosen the cruise as a type of trip, remember that you could also deal with the annoying problem of seasickness. This problem manifests itself with nausea and dizziness and it is easy to ...

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The cruise excursions: Cruising with Children

Mattia in Punta Norte, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

If you take a cruise with your children one of the most beautiful and interesting things you will do will be the excursions. Point out to your children that it is not just a relaxing trip. The ship offers many ...

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Cruising with children: life on board the ship

Andrea in the ship's library. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

A cruise is often a great way to travel with children. In fact, a cruise with children allows parents to relax and children to have fun, make new friends and get to know the world. All often at really ridiculous ...

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Traveling with children: a different travel experience

Children, Long Island, Bahamas. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

There is something unique about traveling with children, in this case the travel experience is truly different. We noticed an important difference between when we travel with our children and when we travel without children. The people we meet have ...

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