Spice up your life with an adventure holiday!Written by Loreal Oliver
Are you bored with routine of city life? Do you yearn for a getaway from hustle and bustle and put some excitement into your life? Do you hope to visit places that have been aired over National Geographic Explorer and experience it for yourself? If your answer is yes to these questions, then adventure travel is just thing for you!
Defining an Adventure Holiday Ok, so you’ve decided that you want an adventure holiday. This leads you to next question – what type of adventure holiday do you want? There is just so much variety and different perceptions of word “Adventure” that people have come up with all sorts of activities to define this word. For example, there’s nerve-wrenching bungee jumping sport with locations available to do this all over world. If you are into water adventures, then white-water rafting may just be right for you. For mountain climbers, they can scale any mountain in world, each providing mountain climber distinctive challenges and excitement.
On other hand, some people may consider watching a cultural parade in an exotic country as an adventure. For example, annual carnival at Tobago offers an opportunity for visitors to join into their celebrations of street parties and multi-colored parades. Perhaps a cruise to Alaska to watch seals and whales is an adventure to some, while others may prefer a hot air balloon ride amongst clouds. Those with an archeological spirit within them, may desire to visit ruins of Anchor Wat or Pyramids of Kulkulcan and call that an adventure.
Well, possibilities are just endless. And definitions are wider. In end, as long as you had a good time, experienced a great getaway and have opened your eyes to new sights and sounds, your objectives would then have already been met.
What you need to know about– madrid travelWritten by Mansi gupta
The capital of Spain, pulsating city of Madrid is one of eminent European cities that is famous for it’s more than a few attractions. The city nestled in middle of Iberian Peninsula is thronged by people not just for its nerve-wrecking night life but also for succulent cuisine, mind boggling architecture at museums, monuments and gardens and jubilant festivals.
The Background Madrid is an old city. Its origins can be traced back to as 1085 when King Alfonso VI of Castle reigned here. The throne passed into hands of Felipe II in 1561 and things were never same after that. There were wars followed by inflation, draining of city’s wealth and settling down of a horde of immigrants. The development came in 18th and 19th centuries when there was construction of numerous wonderful buildings with exotic and splendid art and architecture.
The City’s Charm Once you land in city of Madrid, there are many worthwhile places to visit. For nature lovers, Glorieta de Murillo botanical garden is a perfect destination with around 30,000 varied species of plants. These exclusive species that are scattered in different regions of world were compiled at one place by botanist Gomez Ortega and Juan de Villanueva for King Charles III. The two pinnacle towers of Casa de la Panaderia grounded in Madrid’s grand main plaza called The Plaza Mayor, never miss tourist attention. The Plaza is flooded with people during festival celebrations and as a market place. The statue of Felipe III adds a feather to fascination of place.
The music and theatre both can be enjoyed in one of oldest towns called ‘Moorish Quarter’ of Madrid. Your next step in Madrid can be towards Parque del Buen Retiro Park. The parks is a home for two buildings that are most often used for art exhibitions and an artificial lake that gives you pleasure of boating. The classical concerts of music and dance performances can be relished at Auditoria Nacional de Musica and The Teatro Madrid, Teatro Lirico Nacional de la Zarzuela, Teatro Albeniz respectively.