Stratford Upon Avon

StratfordStratfordStratford upon Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare and as such the town is rich in history and culture, making it an important and popular tourist destination in the UK. Stratford upon Avon is in the county of Warwickshire located in the heart of England. The town itself was built on the banks of the River Avon and is surrounded by the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Approximately three million visitors worldwide come to visit the town every year.

RSC The Courtyard Theater

The Courtyard theater was built in 2006 and is currently being used by the Royal Shakespeare Company during the redevelopment of the Royal Shakespeare Theater.
My trip to Stratford upon Avon was based around the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet, starring Patrick Stewart and David Tennant. We had been lucky enough to get tickets and decided to take a mini break whilst we were there.
Despite our early start we unfortunately missed the first scene of the production due to bad traffic on the M25 motorway. Out of courtesy to the rest of the audience we were asked to wait until there was a scene change before we could be shown to our seats. However we were able to watch the first scene on a screen in the foyer. After the scene was over we were ushered to our seats and I have to say we were amazed by the rest of the performance. It really was a special and once in a lifetime experience.

Brighton

Brighton PavilionBrighton Pavilion

If you want to let your hair down and enjoy yourself there's no better place to go than the seaside city of Brighton on the South coast of England.

Brighton is situated between the South Downs and the Sea and has been a popular tourist destination for many years. It's a great place for families and adults alike with a wealth of shops, bars, clubs, restaurants and seaside attractions. 

The Seafront and Brighton Pier

Whenever I go to Brighton I have to visit Brighton Pier. The pier is great fun and caters for everyone. From the arcades to the fun fair, it is designed for your entertainment.

The pier was built at the end of the 19th century. It opened for the first time in 1899 and it is still a thriving tourist attraction today.

Petra

PetrePetrePetra captures the imagination like the Taj Mahal, or the Great Wall of China, and like those monuments, it is one of those magical places in the world that you feel you must see at least once in your lifetime. Recently, the dream came true for me. Photographs I had seen of Petra prior to my visit did not prepare me for the feeling of awe at seeing it for the first time.

I can only imagine the reaction of Johan Ludwing Burckhardt, the Swiss explorer who dressed in traditional Arab clothing "discovered" the lost city in 1812. He too must have walked, or perhaps ridden a camel or a donkey, for a kilometer through a dark, narrow gorge, called the Siq, whose dusty-pink sandstone walls soar above blocking the sun.

Jordan

JordanJordanJordan, is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern part of the Syrian Desert down to the Gulf of Aqaba. It shares borders with Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Israel to the west, and Saudi Arabia to the east and south. The official name for Jordan is Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Arabic is the official language in Jordan, with English and French being somewhat of secondary languages

There is so much to see and do in Jordan - ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, desert citadels and powerful biblical sites: the brook where Jesus was baptised, the fortress where Herod beheaded John the Baptist, and the mountain top where Moses cast eyes on the Promised Land. Biblical scenes are not just consigned to the past in Jordan; you'll see plenty of men wearing full-flowing robes and leading herds of livestock across the timeless desert.

Jordanians are a passionate and proud people and the country truly welcomes visitors with open arms. Despite being squeezed between the hotspots of Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Israel & the Palestinian Territories, Jordan is probably the safest and most stable country in the region. Regardless of your nationality, you'll be greeted with nothing but courtesy and hospitality in this gem of a country.

Thailand

ThialandThialandThailand is visited by more tourists than any other country in Asia. With its rich history, unspoiled nature and vivid nightlife it caters to virtually all tourists needs.

Thailand at a glance

Thailand, one of the most exotic tourist destination lies in the central heart of Southeast Asia. It is an independent country. Thailand occupies the west portion of Indochinese Peninsula. The neighbouring countries of Thailand include Burma, Laos, Cambodia & Malaysia. According to the visitors, Thailand is the place of Golden Land not because of its metal buried underground, but because of its great mixture of golden & white sandy beaches & the warm hospitality.

The Lake District

Lake District Country SideLake District Country SideA trip to the UK is not complete without visiting the lakes and mountains of Cumbria. The Lake District is England's largest National Park and lies in the North West of the country. A noted place of beauty for hundreds of years it was officially made a national park in 1951 and has inspired famous poets and writers alike including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

Eilat

EilatEilat

Eilat, is a vacation oasis of desert, sun and sea. Israel’s southernmost city is framed by the nearby desert with its startling red mountains that look like the setting for a film about Mars. Here, centuries of erosion by water and wind have carved colorful cliffs and canyons into whimsical and fantastic shapes.

This provides a stunning backdrop for city built on the shore of the Red Sea whose waters hide a spectacular underwater world of coral reefs teeming with thousands of varieties of marine life. Eilat basks in sunshine all year round.

Throw in beaches, water sports, diving, swimming with dolphins, camel tours, bars and restaurants and you’ve got the makings of the great vacation. And in case you are wondering, the Red Sea is not red, but a beautiful azure blue. The original name in Hebrew was the “Reed Sea,” which was mistranslated into Red Sea.

Israel

IsraelIsraelDo not believe everything you see on the TV news. Israel is a safe country in which to travel. Although it is small—it takes about six hours to drive from the northernmost point at the Lebanon border to the southern tip in Eilat—Israel is packed with more history, beauty and geographical variety per square mile than just about any other place on earth. Its topographical features are enough to fill an entire continent—forested mountains, fertile plains, sandy beaches, desert and the lowest point on earth—the Dead Sea. Sunshine will greet you most days of the year.