The sunniest places in the world

Not all the countries in the world provide sunny time throughout the whole year. People from northern countries usually are willing to get some more sun, when it is not possible in their own country any more. That is the reason why countries with warmer climate are usually more visited than the ones with windy, rainy and cold climate. If you are also reaching for the sun and warmth, here are some advices for the next vacation.

The first place is Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. There is really hot dessert climate, so it is possible to enjoy the sunny summer days almost all the time. More than 3 500 hours in the year are with no precipitation at all, and others are quite nice as well. If the warm and nice weather is not enough to visit the country, than you need to know that there are plenty of great hotels and resorts and amazing cultural heritage in Abu Dhabi.

Upington in South Africa is even sunnier than Abu Dhabi. At the period from November to July, this is the sunniest place on the whole world, but if we measure the whole year, than it is only in the fourth place in this list. There is approximately 3 600 sunny hours in the year, but others might be quite unpleasant as well. If you have never heard about this place and are wondering what to do there, than you should know that it is one of the biggest grape, raisin and vine exporters in the world. Also there are some great beaches where to relax and enjoy the nice weather.

The third sunniest place in the world is Marrakesh in Morocco. Although this city is located right next to Atlas Mountains with snowy capes, it is one of the sunniest places of the world. There are more than 3 000 sunny hours in the year. Beside the resorts and beaches, which is typical attraction of sunny destination, Marrakesh also can offer authentic experience and cultural values as well.

The second hottest place on Earth is Muscat in Oman. This really is a hot place and appropriate for those tourists who really enjoy the hot weather. There is dessert climate and humidity is very high. The air temperature can even go up to 500 C. There are more than 3 500 sunny hours of a year in Muscat. However, tourists not only come to this place because of the sun, but also to visit museums, palaces and to enjoy the culture.

And the sunniest place on this world is Yuma, Arizona, USA. Almost 90% of the hours of the year in this place is either fully sunny of just a bit cloudy, but this is considered to be the hottest and driest place on this planet. In almost half of the days in year the temperature goes up to 340 C. This is not a typical resort city, but if all you need is sun, than this place is perfect for you.

The best ski resorts in Europe

Very popular tourist destinations are ski resorts, because it is possibility to combine fun activities with nature and beautiful landscape. There are many good ski resorts all over the world, but some of the bests are right here in Europe. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most visited and top rated ski resorts in Europe.

Baqueira-Beret in Spain is one of the most innovative ski resorts in the world. It is divided into three areas (Beret, Baqueira and Bonaigua) which are quite different from each other. Beret is meant for beginners who just want to have some winter activities and great time in the resort, but Baqueira and Bonaigua are for average skiers and professionals. There are some complicated slopes that will be a challenge even for experienced skiers.

Kitzbühel is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. It is located in Austria. Many tourists visit this place every season, because it is perfectly designed for tourists needs. This resort is more about relaxation, hotels, shopping, landscape etc., than actual sport; although there are some really great slopes for skiing enthusiasts.

Alpe d’Huez also deserves to be called one of the best resorts in Europe. It is located in France. What is so great about this resort is the weather and amazing landscape. The resort is very old, so it has some experience and in the whole period of development they have reached great results. They know what each tourist wants and needs. It is possible to engage with some real sports, because there are some of the most challenging slopes in the world and at the same time there are some beginner slopes that are all about enjoying the winter view, while skating. Of course, there are also many activities provided in this resort.

The second best is Lech Zürs am Alberg in Austria. Although it is not highest or largest one, it is very modern and unique. It is possible to move around the whole resort just by using the skis. There is also only one pass needed to use all the slopes and lifts. The slopes connect all the places. Many professional skiers and also skiing enthusiasts go there because of the layout of the slopes and great variety. There are many programs provided for every tourists needs.

In the first place we put Val Thorens which is located in France. It is the highest resort in Europe with total altitude 2 300 m. Also it is largest ski resort by total area, but that’s not all. The atmosphere and service is at the top quality. It is possible not only to ski there, but also relax in hot tubs, enjoy meals in good restaurants, shop and just relax by enjoying the view. This resort is appropriate for everyone, because there are varying complexity slopes and other activities available.

Most visited tourism sites in France

France is the most visited country in the world with more than 84 million annual visitors. There are many reasons why tourists love France so much. There are some interesting historical sites, amazing nature, unique culture, and one of the best cuisines in the world, but there are some tourism sites that are especially popular. Here is a list of most visited tourism attractions in France.

One of the most visited tourism sites is Chamonix Valley in French Alps. It is old and huge skiing resort, but it visited also because of the stunning mountain landscape and nature. Also the firs winter Olympic Games were held in this place. Almost million tourists visit this place every year.

Then there is St Tropez resort community, which is located in beautiful French Rivera. Originally this place was a complex of small fishing villages, but now it is a home place and playground of millionaires. The beaches of St Tropez are amazingly clean and beautiful. There are many activities available for tourists. It is one of the best places in the world for relaxation.

In the third place there is Palace of Versailles. It is more than just a simple palace. The main idea of building it was to show the power and the glory of French monarchy, so it was built amazingly big and luxurious. Most of the building’s exterior and interior is made in Baroque architecture style. Not only is the complex of building worth to see, but also the garden of the palace. All together it allures millions of visitors.

The second visited place in France is Louver Museum. Both the inside and outside of the museum is worth seeing. The building of the museum itself is a piece of art. Originally it was built as a palace for French Kings. There is mixed architecture, because of the many phases of the building, but the whole complex of Louvre Museum makes unique art work. Still the most amazing is the art gallery. The fine art collection of Louver is considered to be the best one in Europe. It is a home place for such world famous art works us Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Wedding Feast at Cana etc.

The tourism attraction that allures the most of the visitors is an Eiffel Tower. It is the symbol of Paris and the whole France. It is the must see object of any tourist. Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel. It was built in 1889. Originally it was built as the entrance arch for the International Exhibition of Paris. It is 324 meters high, and by that Eiffel Tower is the highest building in Paris. That is the main reason why every tourist wants to go up there. It is possible to see almost the whole city and enjoy the amazing landscape from the top of it. Annually few millions of people visits Eiffel Tower, but since it were built; more than 200 million people have been there. That makes the Eiffel tower not only the most visited tourism attraction in France, but in the whole world.

Unknown monuments of the Ancient world that are worth to visit

We all know about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. They are popular tourist attractions that are visited by millions of tourists annually. These sites really are amazing and worth to visit, but they are not the only ones that deserve to be called wonders of the ancient world. There are many other places that are as unique and wonderful as the Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens, Statue of Zeus and others.

One of these places is Underground Churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia. They were built approximately 900 years ago. What is the most amazing about these churches is that they were built from the same block of red volcanic rock. The construction of them is very complicated. The roofs of the building are in ground level, so they are fully into the underground. There is more than one building and they all are connected with tunnels. Although this construction is unique, not many people know about this site. It is very unpopular among tourists if we compare to other ancient wonders.

Next one is El Mirador in Guatemala. Actually there are many amazing ancient architectural evidences found in Guatemala and it neighbor countries, but this one is almost unknown, although very impressive. It is a complex of Mayan pyramids. Originally they were built as a settlement. Approximate time of building is considered the 6th century BCE until the 3rd century BCE. The biggest pyramid is larger and more impressive than Pyramid of Giza. This place also is not too popular among mainstream tourists. Only some adventure seekers go there, although anyone should see it.

Monte Albán ruins in Mexico is an evidence of Zapotec civilization which inhabited the south side of the Mexico. There is probably nothing much heard about this civilization. They declined around 500 CE, but there is some irrefutable evidence that they existed and the Monte Albán is the clearest one. Although some parts of complex has been destroyed or naturally collapsed, it can be still seen that this complex was incredibly well built with bob shelters and even courts for sports games. Tourists visit this place, but it is not as popular as many other incent sites.

Leshan Giant Buddha in China is quite popular tourist attraction, but it is so huge and amazing, that it should be among the top visited tourist sites of the whole world. It is statue of Buddha, craved in red stone cliffs. It was started to build in 713 CE by Chinese monks. It is located exactly at the convergence of three rivers. The statue is approximately 70 m high. It is incredible ancient art work that definitely deserves to be called wonder of the world.

The last one in this list is Sacsayhuaman in Peru. When we talk about historical tourism attractions in Peru, everyone thinks of Machu Picchu, but Sacsayhuaman is as incredible. Those are ruins of a massive Incan fortress. It is considered to be the very beginning of human engineering. What is most amazing, the base of the building complex is almost in perfect condition even after thousands of years.

Most visited museums in the world

Visiting museums is the best way how to explore the tourism site you are visiting. Whether it is museum of art or history or some specific theme, it allows understanding the cultural values of the visited place. That is the main reason why museums are on must see list of almost any tourist. However, some museums are so glorious that they have become the destination themselves not only a part of whole travel experience. Here is a list of most visited museums in the world.

One of these kinds of museums is British Museum in London, United Kingdom. Almost 6, 7 million people visit it every year. It is a place where to discover our planet. The collection of this museum is dedicated to the history of humans and their culture. It is the biggest collection of artifacts in the whole world. There are authentic evidences of humans’ history starting from the very beginnings of the humans’ development. Also the layout of exponents and the interactive components of this museum make tourists willing to visit this museum.

National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., USA is even more. There are almost 7 million annual visitors of this museum. What make it so great are the size of it and also the unique collection of historic spacecrafts. It is also the biggest research centre of aviation. As the universe is one of those phenomena that are alluring the humans, there is no surprise that this museum is so visited. It combines education and entertainment, so it definitely is a place every tourist should visit.

National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C., USA is another museum with amazing collection of artifacts and archeological evidences. Around 7, 4 million people visit it every year. It is a dream for anyone who is interested into history and nature. There is no better place where to get educated in this field. However, the number of annual visitors is so high also because this is one of the rare museums which are totally free of charge.

National Museum of China in Beijing, China is the second most visited museum in the world. Every year around 7, 5 million people visit this museum. China is one of the cradles of the civilization, so it is no surprise that tourists are visiting China itself and also the National Museum of China. This country has very long history and unique culture. This museum is the best place where to discover it and learn something new.

And the most famous museum in the world is Louver Museum. Probably that also is no surprise. As the France is the most visited country in the world, also the main museum of it is the most popular. It is visited by more than 9, 5 million people annually; beside there are many tourists who are just willing to thee the museum from outside. It is located in huge, luxurious palace and it holds the collection of 36 000 artworks and 380 000 other objects. Also it is a home place for the most famous painting in the world – Mona Lisa. It is must see tourism attraction, so it is visited also by people who are not even interested in art.

Best getaways

With today’s hectic lifestyle, many tourists are looking for places to find some peace. Instead of visiting biggest metropolis, they just want to travel to some harmonious, quiet places to escape form everyday’s stress. Here is a list of some remote places that are perfect for a small getaway.

For many people perfect vacation associate with white sand beach with crystal clear water and palm trees. There are many places where tourists can find all of that, but the problem is that there will be bunch of other tourists relaxing right next to you. If you want to find a place where all of that is possible, but without the crowds, you must go to Laura in Marshall Islands. Marshall Island archipelago consists of many islands, but Laura is the quietest one, because it is remote and small. There you can relax in white sand beach without other tourists disturbing you.

Foula in Scotland will be the perfect choice for those tourists who love amazing landscapes, but don’t want to share them with other tourists. Foula is a part of Shetland Islands, but Foula is the less inhabitant one. The island is very small and there are only around 30 residents. There is no industrialization developed. Locals are farmers that mostly make their living form growing sheep. This is a perfect countryside paradise for tourists who are willing to enjoy the piece and nature.

Bouvet Island is one of the most remote islands on the planet. It is fully uninhabited and located on the south of Atlantic Ocean. The nearest land is Queen Mud Land, but it is more than 1 000 km away, but that is also uninhabited. The closest real land is the South Africa. It is quite hard to get there, because tourists will need private boat, but it is worth to go there. Landscape is amazing and there is no other place on Earth, where it is possible to enjoy that much of peace.

Hanga Roa in Easter Islands is quite popular place. Probably anyone has seen the pictures of the famous statues, but it is not popular among tourists, because it is hard to get there. The closest inhabitant place is more than 1 500 km away. It is the best option for tourists who are willing to see some incredible ancient tourism objects, but without the crowds of other tourists.

As the last one let’s mention Saas-Fee in Switzerland. Unlike all the other places it is not uninhabited or almost uninhabited island somewhere far in the ocean. It is village, which is surrounded by the mountains. Although it is habited and located in the Switzerland itself, not some island, it is hard to get there. No cars are allowed there, beside the roads are not so great. To get to this place you must walk or ride a bike for many kilometers, but it is definitely worth it. The mountain landscape and the peace that tourists can get there is indescribable.

5 most visited countries in the world

Tourism industry is an integral part of almost every countries economy. Every country wants tourists to visit it and see everything that it can offer. Every country really has some unique and amazing tourism attractions, but there are some countries that are visited lot more often than others. Here is a list of the most visited countries in the word and reasons why tourists love them so much.

In the fifth place there is Italy. Every year approximately 49 million tourists visit this country. Of course the main reason for this countries attractiveness is the cultural heritage. All the churches, cathedrals, castles, fortresses, museums and other buildings and art works from different times of history are the main reason why people visit Italy. The Rome coliseum, the Milan cathedral, the architecture of Venice, the museums in Florence and many other tourist attractions in Italy are considered as must see tourism objects. However, the cultural heritage is not the only thing that allures the tourists. There is also incredible coastline, nature, vineyards, culinary and other things that tourists love.

In the fourth place there is China. Every year almost 56 million people visits China. It is probably no surprise, because China dwells everything that tourists could wish for – long and interesting history, cultural heritage, amazing nature, specific cuisine, big cities and many more. There are many tourism objects that attract millions of visitors themselves such as The Great Wall of China, The Silk Road, Forbidden City and others. China really has a lot to offer to tourists.

The third one is Spain. 65 million people visit Spain every year. Although many people might think it is because of the climate and coastline of the country, actually these numbers are so high, because many people from former colonies visit the country. However, we cannot deny, Spain has some great attractions to offer to tourists. Of course, the most temping objects and attractions for tourists really bound with the beaches, resorts, islands and the overall climate of the country. When we think of Spain, we imagine palm trees and beaches with white sand and crystal clear water. That is what Spain really can offer to tourists. Also there are cultural heritage and pilgrim destinations.

The second most visited country is USA. Almost 75 million people visit it every year. Although many people might think this number is so big because of the immigrants, there are proofs that most of them really are tourists. The most meaningful proof is the huge amount of money visitors spend in USA. It is very big country and every state really has some unique tourist attractions. Starting with the amazing nature objects and ending with cities that are alluring those who are seeking for entertainment, shopping and highlife.

And the most visited country in the world is France. Almost 84 million people visit France every year. France is somehow similar to Italy – full of amazing cultural heritage objects and also includes some small villages, vineyards, beaches, resorts etc. What makes Franc superior is the must see attractions in Paris such as Eifel Tower, Louver Museum, Arch of Triumph and some others.

Must see tourist attractions

Every traveler has his own taste in tourism destinations. Some tourists enjoy culture, some nature and some just wants to relax, but regards that, there are some unique tourist attractions that everyone will enjoy. These are the most incredible tourist attractions that everyone should visit.

The first one is Machu Picchu in Peru. Basically it is ancient Inca ruins. There are many versions about what this place really was, but most archeologists believe that Machu Picchu was estate built for Inca emperor. What makes this place so unique even until this day is the architecture and building technique. Some historians even claim that it was impossible for humans to build this king of object in that period of time.

Nishinomaru Garden in Japan is the most popular place for cherry blossom viewing. There are more than 600 cherry trees and all kind of different Japanese traditional flowers, but that is not all this place got. The park is full of stones and small rivers with wooden bridges over them and also there is Oskakana castle located right next to the park. The view is just like from traditional Japanese paintings.

The Gardens at Marqueyssac in France is 17th century gardens created by Bertrand Vernet de Marqueyssac. The garden consists of thousands of boxwood trees and many other trees and bushes craved in most amazing shapes. All together they make very romantic and stunning park that looks almost fake. There incredible work invested to create that place.

Of course, everyone should also visit the Great Wall of China. It is a fortification built along the historical border of China. Long time ago The Great Wall of China performed the functions of protection and transportation, but nowadays it is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the world. It is so meaningful because of it enormous size. It is proves that it can be seen even from the low Earth orbit.

Whitehaven Beach in Australia is another stunning site. Although there are lots of beautiful white sand beaches in the world, this one is really special. First of all, the sand in this beach consists of 98% pure silica which gives them bright, white color. This sand also doesn’t heat in a hot day, so it is comfortable to walk in this beach any time. Second of all, the scenery of this place is stunning. The water is bright blue, there are some green trees and mountains in background.

The last place is Iguazu Falls in Argentina. Those are waterfalls of Iguazu River. That is the largest waterfall system in the world. This waterfall system divides the river into two parts. The waterfall system is not only beautiful, but also legendary. There are a lot of stories about is, so people are even more interested to go and see it.

Of course, these are not the only places in the world that is worth to see. The list could go on and on, but this shows how unique is our planet and how many different tourist attractions can be found all over the world.

Best tourism destinations for adventure seekers

Sun, beach and calm relaxation is not a perfect vacation scenario for everyone. Some tourists seek for adventures and new, extreme experience. If you are one of them, you might be interested in discovering some new, exiting tourism destinations for adventure seekers, which combines unique activities with stunning landscapes.

Let’s start with the country that is every adventure tourists’ dream – New Zealand. This country is full of options for adventure seekers starting from bungee jumping, skydiving and zip lining and ending with caving and rafting, but if none of that seems exciting enough, you should try coasteering in Kumara Beach. Coasteering is relatively new activity which combines’ rock climbing, swimming, zip lining etc. Basically it is movement along the intertidal zone of a rocky coastline. It is fun, but also quite dangerous activity, so if you want to try this, be sure you are fit enough to do this and always hire a professional instructor.

The next place, where extreme activities are integral component is Peru. Actually, almost any country in South America has something to offer for active tourists, but the supply is especially wide in Peru. Although this country is more known for the cultural and historical legacy, nowadays there are also lots of unique offers for active tourists. Peruvian jungle is a perfect place for zip lining, rafting, tracking and other activities. There is even international survival competition Ra Race held in Peru, where all the participants make their own rafts and paddle downstream.

Lot of exciting activities can be found also in South Africa. This countries’ arabesque nature is perfect for active tourism. Just like in both previous destinations, also in South Africa you can find some very traditional activities like rafting, kayaking, tracking, etc., but also there are some unique expeditions, for example, hiking in national parks. Maybe hiking itself is not the most exciting activity, but in South Africa you can meet some of the worlds’ uncommon animals. It is even possible to see lions from few hundred meter distance.

If you want to have really uncommon experience and go someplace only few has a chance to go, expedition in North Pole will be the perfect choice for you. Only in 1993 the first amateur expedition was held in North Pole, so it is very unique experience. Nowadays it is possible to engage in different kind of activities in this place, for example, skiing, dog sliding etc. For those who like especially extreme activities, there are also surviving expeditions available.

Something similar to North Pole, but little bit less frightening is trip to Alaska. The environment in both places is similar, but Alaska is also very scenic place. Especially appropriate place for adventure tourists is Kenai Peninsula. There it is possible to go trekking, kayaking, rafting, biking etc. and there is mountain landscape all over the place.

Best places for hiking

Many tourists usually are trying to find destinations which combine painless activities and beautiful landscape at the same time. If you also want to spend active holidays and enjoy some scenic views try out some of the most popular tourist hiking trails.

First one is Kungsleden in Sweden. It is quite a long trail. More than 100 km in Arctic Circle is not an easy task, but it is definitely worth it. It takes 3 to 6 days to finish the whole trail, but it is possible also to take just a half or even less of the trail. What makes this hike so incredible is the Arctic landscape. Most of the tourists do it in autumn, because then the fauna is most incredible and also weather is great for active walking.

Next one is The Grand Canyon trail in Arizona, USA. This is also more than one day trail, beside the trail itself is quite challenging, because of the altitude, but the view along whole trail is unique. The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing places on the whole world so this hike is unforgettable, but this is appropriate only for some experienced hikers. If beginner wants to get into this adventure, he definitely will need a professional guide and it will take more than 5 days to finish it.

For new hikers more suitable will be Grindelwald in Switzerland. It is little bit longer than 15 km and it takes only 2 or 3 days to finish the whole trail. The beautiful landscape of Alps is worth to see so many tourists go there to hike. Also it is possible to see unique mountain fauna and even some animals. For those who are interested only in landscape on top of the mountain not the hike itself it is possible to go up in a cable car.

Also Croagh Patrick in Ireland is suitable for hikers with little or no experience. It is only 12 km long trail which can be dome in 1 day, but it doesn’t mean the trail is less interesting than others. It is rocky and doesn’t look like most of the hiking trails, but the landscape from the top of the mountains is amazing. It is possible to see many kilometers far, if the weather is not foggy. The trail also has religious meaning, so lots of pilgrimages go there as well.

The last one of this list is Bay of Fires in Tasmania, Australia. It is more than 20 km long trail and it takes more than 4 days to finish it, but the trail itself is not so hard to vanquish. Basically it is a trail along white sand beach, but the landscape also includes piles of rocks, trees and extraordinary flora and fauna. This however is an obstacle too, because fauna includes some snakes and spiders, but all together it is worth to take this trail.

So, these are some of the best and most visited hiking trails in the world, but if you are really into hiking, there are lots of other options too for example, trails in Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Argentina, Austria etc.