Traveling Through The Black Forest

Traveling Through The Black Forest

The Black Forest is a beautiful area with plenty of footpaths and cycle routes, forming a network throughout the area. Both footpaths and cycle ways are well signposted and for walkers, fingerposts give an approximate time for the walk. However, a good investment is a tourist map of the area at a scale of 1:50,000. These maps show all the tourist attractions, such as castles and waterfalls, as well as the paths and cycle routes, hostels and shelters.

Freiburg is one of the most beautiful cities in southern Germany. Be sure to visit the Münster, which is over 800 years old and be sure to walk through the foothills of the Schwarzwald too see beautiful views.

Furtwangen is 20 miles east of Freiburg. It is an area that is usually free of visitors.  It is also an excellent choice for walking, hiking, and cycling in the spring and summer.

Be ready to hand over some cash (or Deutsche Marks) when you visit the town of Baden-Baden. There are plenty of expensive shops and places to visit. If the shops don’t get your money, then you might be just risky enough to visit the casino.  Don’t forget to travel through the tunnel beneath Baden-Baden.

Another option for traveling throughout Europe and Germany is of course the trains. The line from Donaueschingen to Offenburg passes right through the Black Forest and offers some incredibly beautiful views of the country side. Plenty of the trains are double tall or known as double-deckers. If you can get a seat up top, do it.  This makes a winter visit, when the Black Forest becomes the White Forest, absolutely stunning.  My sister and her boyfriend, who owns a small business in Arizona called Chandler Towing and Recovery, went on this tour with our family and all agree it was absolutely stunning trip.

If you are going to explore the region by train, a family ticket is valid for 24 hours. It is relatively cheap and will allow you to travel anywhere in southern Germany.

Tips for a Mediterranean Cruise

Tips for a Mediterranean Cruise

When it comes to Europe’s cruise regions, the Western Mediterranean is the most popular being loaded with lots arts and culture, surf and sand, cafe hopping and boutique shopping. It covers the vast variety of European sights, structures, and activities.

Most cruise lines on the Western Mediterranean typically cover ports in Spain, France, and Italy along with few interesting through the way. Look out for beautiful stops like Portugal, Canary Islands, Morocco, Monte Carlo and Gibraltar.

Here are some of the highlights of Western Mediterranean Cruise Port Highlights –

  1. Barcelona, Spain.

The capital city of Spain’s Catalonia region is one of Europe’s most beautiful and highly-visited places. This can be seen in its vibrant architecture, a blend of Gothic spikes and modern curves, designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. The old Barcelona is amazing for a day-trip, with museums, shopping, and cafes.

2 Florence, Italy-

Florence is one place that should definitely be on your Mediterranean cruise itinerary. This city is a timeless gem of the historic Italian Renaissance. Great artists like Giotto, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo who worked in the city around 15th Century,  created epitomes of paint and sculpture art, that can still be seen in Italy’s Florentine churches, civic buildings, grand palazzi and world-class museums like the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia.

3 Naples and Sorrento, Italy-

Naples or Sorrento is an exciting place to explore a historic city once buried by a volcano. A lot of the artifacts were removed from Pompeii and installed at the archaeological museum located in Naples, and you should visit them once you have tasted the city’s famous pizzas.

4 Nice/Monte Carlo/Cannes, France-

All you gotta do once you reach the French Riviera is take an amazing coastal drive, and you’ll see some of the most beautiful sights in your life. When you go down from Cannes, world-famous for its film festival, you’ll reach the Saint-Tropez, an unrealistic fishing village that’s more of a maze of tiny, ornate streets and colorful pink-tinged facades. While in Monte Carlo, it’s a must to check out the famous casino, the royal palace, and the Oceanographic Museum.

The Best Travel Destinations In Singapore

The Best Travel Destinations In Singapore

Singapore is a bursting city that offers breathtaking views, impressive attractions, and exciting activities. It showcases both urban and natural attractions. This city is also a rich playground. An overview of the city highlights is given below.

  • Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a colorful, peaceful park in the bay area of Singapore. To enjoy the plant life, Gardens by the Bay is perfect. It is far from the city bustle. The world’s tallest indoor waterfall is also there in Cloud Forest Demo. It was crowned as “World building of the year” in 2012. The best view can be seen from the top of the Marina Bay is a great place for a picnic. There are different types of plants and flowers from different countries.

  • Marina Bay Sands

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands is one of the world’s complicated constructions. It has a luxury hotel, a world-class casino, multiple nightclubs, performance halls, indoor staking rink, ArtScience Museum, theatres, shopping mall, and marina bay sands Skypark. Standing at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark, someone can view the double helix bridge, the Gardens by the Bay, the port, and the impressive skyline. There is also an infinity pool at the top of the hotel. Visitors can have a coffee or snacks from the rooftop restaurant.

  • Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest giant wheel, from which you can view the whole city. The diameter of the flyer is 150 meters, the height is 165 meters and it runs at the speed of 0.21m/s. A complete round takes 30 minutes and 28 passengers can enjoy the ride in one round. It gives the different city sights such as the Singapore River, Marina Bay, Raffles Place, Padang, and the Empress Place. The sights of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia can be seen from the highest point of the wheel. It is hard to decide that what view of the city you really want to view, bustling day or lighting night. Wheelchairs are used for disabled passengers.

  • China Town

China town is a hustle market filled with excitement. It is divided into 4 main districts, namely Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, Kreta Ayer, and Bukit Pasoh and two main streets are Smith and Pagoda. It has two famous temples Sri Mariamman Hindu temple and Buddha Tooth Relic temple. The oldest Chinese temple Thian Hock Keng is a colorful attraction. Other attractions are Chinese foods, bright red lanterns, shops and other Chinese traditional products. In China heritage center there is a history-lane from where you can learn the history and culture of Chinatown. There is a three-floor museum having 15 galleries. These galleries are full of pictures, stories, and artifacts which depicts the lives of the early migrants.

  • Little India

Little India is a famous tourism point because of its uniqueness. It is a network of shops and streets and you can find anything here. Little India was actually an Indian community in the early. This area reflects multiculturalism because there are many mosques, temples, and churches. Little India is near to the Serangoon Road and it offers Indian cuisine.