If you love the outdoors and hiking is your passion then, backpacking is a fine pick for you. While backpacking through America, cost may be quite an important criterion. But the country also offers you many cost effective alternatives if you are keen about backpacking here. Hostels for example are much cheaper than hotels and hence help you to stay within budget.
Now if you are looking for destinations, Quito, one of the most popular picks for backpacking spots in South America, can be a great choice. From there you can take the gringo trail which stretches all over central and South America. Besides this Florida with its breath taking beaches and amazing landscapes, is also an amazing destination for backpacking. If you have a fetish for culture and heritage, then Boston, also known as the Athens of America offers you almost everything that will quench your thirst for culture.
Like Benidorm and Torrevieja that dot the Alicante province of Spain, another molehill (as dazzling as a mountain) is Altea. The city promises a nomadic, pristine fare far from the madding hell of nightclubs. It’s not high on junkies. What it promises is a clean spectacle of cobbled streets with touch of the old world charm.
Altea is a virgin place that hasn’t been touched by a swarm of tourists yet and good god! It hasn’t.
The place bears a dignified look typified by a long white shore and warm turquoise water. In blue and white ceramic tiles, the Altean church is a massive monument. The Altean bay is indescribable in words. Be it the restaurants serving ethnic food or the craftsmen dishing out indigenous paints and crafts, it is all about the place itself. It does not look to match cosmopolitan binge and concentrates on its own local beauty and gifts (that it offers generously to tourists seeking relaxation)
The city of Murcia in Spain is seeped in history, lineage and immense beauty. Mountains meet the sea in one seamless stretch that calls for tourist intrusion. Rivers like Segura and Sangonera provide fertility but there are arid places just as well.
There are 23 separate chapels in the Cathedral that marks the conversion of various mosques into catholic churches four centuries ago. (Fall of Constantinople) Casino is another building flooded with history and past. The beautifully done City Square of Glorietta presses its balm on the vision.
Local craftsmen thrive on works of embroidery. There are festivals galore with Bando de la Huerta holding a pride of place. Tomatoes, lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits mark the fertility of the place and also its chief agricultural produce, one that boosts the economy. It also exports a lot of flowers and vegetables to other parts of Europe.
Costa Blanca in Spain is a much sought after place. Naturally, Villa hunting in Costa Blanca is a “job”. Costa Blanca leads to great tourist attractions of Alicante like Torrevieja and Benidorm. Today, the virtual arena of Internet has ensured that you can find property at best bargain prices.
Costa Blanca has an amiable climate and great landscape beauty apart from fabulous beaches and super resorts. Lately, there have been great developments in the arena of golfing land. This has made property rise steeply. Internet can help you find properties on the shore as well as a few miles inside, in the proximity of village area.
One just has to affiliate to the property sites that can then send newsletters providing property for sale. Your buying may turn into a disaster if you fall for a disputed land or one that has multiple deeds. It is advisable to go through a broker who holds an authentic site (with a verified BBB logo).
Alicante province in Spain is home to few of the most dazzling tourist landscapes. Torrevieja is one such promising place. Road along the Costa Blanca will carry you to this destination. Tourism and fishery enable Torrevieja to keep its economy afloat and these really are enough. Walking along the harbor allows a tourist to see the full length of the place. The famous church “ La Inmaculata Conception” is a great source of inspiration to the spirit.
Perhaps the biggest salt flats of the European continent can be found in Torrevieja. The domes of salt are closer to what we may call mountains. Lagoons and national parks promising the spectacle of 250 bird species are enterprising. Restaurants seam with delicious gastronomic fare of ethnic as well as continental variety. Water parks, bull rings and theater also add to tourist attractions of the place. Spanish style fiestas are the order of the day.
The world is flush with sites that take one’s breath away. Some vouch for mountains. Others thrive on shores. For some, the lush green of grasslands breed wander thirst. The tossup between mountain and sea has long been the question of debate. A few feel that oceans can bring out the ultimate inner self of a man where his tourist vision is multiplied. Others believe that the balm of mountains with their vast expanse can be a reason to keep touring all life. And then there are the man made monuments that release awe.
The Eiffel tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal, Hanging Garden of Babylon, Colossus of Rhodes, and more recently the tall skyscrapers of Petronas and Burz Khalifa are a few instances of man’s mastery over the medium. Europe, Asia and Africa are all endowed with beautiful fare; for every Italian landscape there is an equally promising Indian place and vice versa.
Puerto Vallarta in Mexico is a perfect example of what tourists love. Right from sightseeing to food to entertainment index and not to mention the tourist vagaries here and there; there is virtually everything you want and that too at the price you need them. The romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton brought this city into the world resort map. Today it thrives with its restaurant serving barbecued snapper for the price of coleslaw sandwiches. The hills and bays and beaches are a balm for the vision.
Nightlife is a mix of beverages flowing and chiefly domestic tourists gyrating to global sand indigenous tunes. Bike adventure and water sports are to be had each moment you want. Scuba diving, surfing and snorkeling are right among the top water sports. Generally, there is package tours to the resort city which allow sports like scuba diving to be undertaken in presence of trained individuals.
Europe is endowed with great tourist riches. While Italy and France has long been the yardstick through which the beauty of the continent is measured, Spain and Portugal cannot be left behind. Portugal is one such beautiful country meant to awe the tourists from all over the world.
Portugal feeds on Tagus River. The Algarve beaches are a delight for tourist fraternity and Pico Island is a treat for those not suffering from vertigo. The archipelago of Azores is a visual treat and the soft blue and turquoise water full of aquatic fun create an ambience of pastoral vanity. Portugal has a diverse fauna and flora which makes for further tourist intrusions (in a welcome way). Those bent towards architecture will find the Manueline a tremendous example of art. Even the Portuguese cinema is a vanguard of cinematic tradition lined by legends like Arthur Duarte and Pedro Costa. None can beat the Portuguese pastry and sandwiches. Codfish is a staple.
Rajasthan is the ethnic heart of India. Lying in the northwestern part of the country and home to the hot Thar Desert, Rajasthan offers quite a tourist fare to those looking for a different kind of holiday fun. Camel Safari in Rajasthan is an enterprising idea.
To begin with, the safari offers an opportunity to visit many Rajasthan villages. The amiable desert compass presents this test of wander thirst to those who are really interested in the fun. More generally, the safari lasts for a week though it can be curtailed keeping in mind the time at a tourist’s disposal. On an average, a camel cuts pace at about 50 kilometers a day.
Traveling through the day and resting through cool desert nights allow the tourists to move through the rapid flux of dynamic desert as well as associate with the indigenous folks of Jaisalmer and Bikaner, not to mention Khimsar.
Algarve is a Portuguese recess that is like a slipstream of time. The beauty of the place is mesmerizing and beaches hold a pride of place in Algarve’s repertoire. Although there are plenty of beaches that give each other run for money, a few are simply out of the world.
Praia da Armona is one such beach. It offers waves with definite stubborn currents that make for great aquatic fun. The beach has its own virgin feel despite being loaded with people all the time; sun tanning at the beach while watching windsurfers launch a crusade on the water waves is a delight for the body and the vision.
Meia praia is another beach with a difference. This boasts of a bar that is open to the cosmopolitan tourist fare. The southernmost tip of Portugal never ceases to dazzle with its selection of beaches. Arrifana beach and a few equally good ones make for an embarrassment of choices.