The Dutch tulip season is just around the corner, as the Netherlands celebrates National Tulip Day in january. Just to see these flowers blooming is what attracts visitors to come and experience this beautiful sight. Picking gardens in Amsterdam are filled vibrant, fragrant tulips but also many tourists and locals enjoying the flower season.
Congratulations to Urban Adventures for their Travolution Awards 2014! Created in 2008 Urban Adventures focuses on offering off-the-beaten-track tours worldwide and helped millions of travellers to get a more in depth experience about the locations they were visiting. The team has been awarded the Rising Brand Award 2014 by a panel of tourism professionals for innovation and excellence online. We say Well Done! and continue to make us travel.
Ecotourism in Guatemala is really kicking off as travelers come to explore the diversity of its natural environment. In promoting ecotourism, Guatemalans hope to not only educate tourists but also to share and show respect for their beautiful, yet fragile environment, and while encouraging others to be involved in conserving natural wildlife.
Europe is endowed with numerous fascinating green cities. And if you are looking to visit one any time soon, the following are ten of the best:
Amsterdam is the most populous city in the Netherlands, and is also its capital. Though more popular for its liberal drug laws and hippie culture, it is also a city that has very environmentally-conscious citizens. Not surprisingly, it makes extensive use of solar panels and wind turbines to generate energy.
This is happening! The 1st solar-powered road is open to the public.
Since November 12th 2014, 70m of bike lane in North Amsterdam are equipped with solar panels covered with tempered glass. For the 1st time, roads are used to “harvest” solar energy. The electricity produced is fed into the national grid but in the future could be used to power street and traffic lights or electric vehicles.
Andalucia sits at the bottom of Spain and has attracted eco conscious travellers since hippies were heading to Morocco back in the 60s. The brilliant climate and low cost of living make it the perfect place to do some low-impact travel. Whats more the attractions listed below sit along a modern train route meaning you can ditch the rental car and enjoy some green travel. Orgiva and Las Alpajurras are a hotspot of eco-friendly living if you’re looking for a greener place to grow set down some roots.
As the holiday season is getting closer, cities light up their streets and open their Christmas markets. This custom finds its roots in Middle Age Germany and is becoming ever more popular in many cities worldwide. During the 4 weeks of the advent, the period preceding Christmas day, Christmas markets are sprouting around the globe. These ephemeral islands of Christmas magic are enlivening the cities with scents of roasted nuts, bratwurst and mulled wine. The accent is set on artisanal, hand-made products as well as traditional ornaments and gifts from around the world.
With a rich history and culture as well as plethora of natural resources, Turkey became the third most popular destination in the world last year. In 2013 alone, the country was visited by 39.7 million travelers from Europe and foreign nations, which was predicted to increase last year and in 2015 as reported by the Daily Sabah. If you’re visiting Turkey anytime soon, here are some of its hotspots to include in your list of must-see places.
The Cologne Carnival, the biggest street festival of Germany’s fourth largest city, opens on 11 November at 11.11. Up to 70000 carnival enthusiasts meet today on the Heumarkt square in the city centre of Cologne and will celebrate the beginning of the so-called “fifth season of the year”, the carnival. Get fancy dressed to welcome the traditional Dreigestirn, trio leading the carnival festivities, as well as numerous bands who will entertain the crowd until the little hours in the morning.