Leisure Travel For Women - Places To See and Things To Do
Walking in Italy’s Tuscan Region offers beautiful rolling hills of manicured vineyards and rustic stone villas
This area is as well-known for the beautiful scenery as the delicious home style cooking of the region. So why not combine the two on a walking holiday in Italy’s Tuscany region.
For breathtaking walks in the Tuscany region head to the historic centre of San Marcello. History buffs will enjoy strolling through the town’s historic centre, which contains buildings such as the Consortium T’Delizia and The Observatory from where it is possible to view the star-clad skies of the region. Another important monument that you may want to visit on your walks in Italy is the Mammiano Suspension Bridge. Brave walkers may even wish to attempt to cross the rope clad bridge, which joins the two banks of the Lima River.
The Lima River is bordered by verdant woods, which offer a number of opportunities for tourists on their walking holidays in Italy. It is not only possible to spend a day horse-riding or mountain-biking in the thick forest, but you can also arrange excursions kayaking and even paragliding in this area.
With so many activities on offer in Jeju, it is not easy to say which is best, however the Jeju Olle walking paths must rank highly
By the end of 2008, some 30,000 visitors have been to the paths, including a number of celebrities in Korea. They offer the chance to experience life at a slower pace and are a total escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
For the global traveler looking for a unique destination, the olle walking paths on Jeju Island are highly appealing. These are 200km of connecting paths that will take travelers all along the south coast of Jeju Island. The Jeju Olle, which were inspired by the famous Pilgrim's Trail in Spain, was made from the hidden, forgotten routes of Jeju Island, which cars cannot access.The route will take you to forests, mountains, beaches, and remote places and offer unrivalled views over Jeju's unique, dramatic, volcanic landscape.
Historical attractions in Edinburgh are plentiful yet the colourful history of our capital city can be seen, felt and read about on almost every street corner
Don't be fooled by the serenity, Edinburgh is a city with a vibrant and violent history. It was once home to brutal murderers, grave robbers and cannibals who have left the locals with more than a handful of tales that will make your blood run cold... find out all about it at the Edinburgh Dungeon!
'Auld Reekie' (or 'Old Smoky', Edinburgh's nickname as a result of the notoriously poor air quality in the past) is also a city of writers, inventors and royalty.
World-renowned authors Sir Walter Scott and Sir Arthur Conan Dolye were both born in Edinburgh as was Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.
Edinburgh is a city awash with museums, art galleries and theatres
If you are indeed a hungry vulture on the lookout for culture, Edinburgh is your feeding ground.
From renaissance masterpieces to modern art, elegant sculptures to towering monuments, fascinating ancient exhibits to cabinets full of whisky and hand-crafted gardens to fabulous theatre productions, Edinburgh the art and culture capital of Scotland has it all!
If you have an interest in art, the National Gallery Complex and the Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art will keep you in front of the canvas for hours.
More of a passion for architecture? Gaze up at or even climb the Walter Scott Monument on Princes Street and find out about one of Scotland's greatest sons.
Snowdonia's Welsh castles provided protection and served as inspirational symbols of the Welsh struggle for independence
The age of Chivalry to which so many Welsh castles belong evokes romantic images of heroic knights winning fair ladies' hands. But when you look at the design and construction of Snowdonia's medieval castles, it's clear this wasn't a romantic age at all, but one of hardship and brutality.
Snowdonia's castles tell the story of the region's struggles for independence from the English crown, and some of Snowdonia's best-known castles were built by the English king, Edward I, in an effort to subdue the Welsh.
But the Welsh princes were also prolific castle builders; Snowdonia's Welsh castles provided protection and served as inspirational symbols of the Welsh struggle for independence.