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Cocoa Island Hotel, Maldives COMO Cocoa Island is an intimate private Maldives island resort with 33 boat suites allowing you to slip right into the turquoise lagoon to explore an exceptional house reef. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes holistic wellness treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat, South Indian-influenced cuisine and world-class diving.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai.

Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and experiences throughout - right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, helicopter trips from an iconic helipad, private beach access, luxury leisure on a breathtaking terrace with pools and cabanas as well as some of the world's best dining venues, including the highly acclaimed Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara.

Klapsons Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand A futuristic, bright, and sensory hotel designed to provide guests with a unique experience.

Adrere Amellal Ecolodge, Egypt A simple but fun setting built into the natural environment.

Amangiri Resort, Utah, USA Amangiri is a remote hideaway tucked within the luminous canyons of the American Southwest. Located in a protected valley in Canyon Point with sweeping views, the luxury 5-star resort offers both adrenaline-fueled adventure experiences and a peaceful retreat

Kasbah Du Toubkal Hotel, Morocco The colorful architectural flair of Morocco comes through in this luxurious hotel set amongs the highest mountain peaks of North Africa.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania Situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater with unbeatable views

Singita Sweni Lodge, South Africa Located in the Kruger National Park, one of the many luxurious game reserves in southern Africa.

The Caves Resort, Jamaica A luxurious oceanfront resort built into the cliffs

Paris, France: Its Charming Hotels Localized in the lovely areas of Paris, the "Relais" are 5 charming hotels, which will guarantee you to have a great trip in the city of lights. There are many things to see in Paris. Visit our Website for further informations.

Relais du Louvre in Paris

Coonoor town, Tamil Nadu, India: Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay Acres Wild is a 22-acre, family run, organic cheesemaking farmstay in Coonoor town in the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu state in South India. It is the epitome of a growing trend that is making urban dwellers seek back-to-nature life-styles on a farm where one can grow your own organic food sustainably and live within the limits of nature. There are farm animals like cows, goats, ducks, geese and hens. There are 2 natural ponds stocked with thousands of fish. The central activity is making gourmet cheeses like Gouda, Colby, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Feta, Haloumi and Camembert.

Cheese Cottage at Acres Wild Farm

Guests can stay in 3 well appointed cottages on the farmstay and participate in farm activities and cheesemaking or just relax and recuperate. The cottages are made of adobe bricks that are made on the farm. The styling is traditional Indo-British and have bay windows, wooden floors, fireplace, a covered front porch and connected kitchen space.

Double Room in Tea Garden Cottage

Check out all the details at the website Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay Website . has thousands of vacation homes located all over. Check out our Last Minute Deals page for great deals in amazing locations.

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Bamyan, Afghanistan: buddhas and Band-e-amir[edit | edit source]

During the Taleban we all heard about the destruction of the giant Buddha statues in the village of Bamyan, Afghanistan, but there is so much more to see in the province of Bamyan.

Yes, go and see what was destroyed (or what is left of it) but if you go that far, include time for a 6 hr round trip to the most beautiful vista you will ever see. Band-e-amir. This is a series of 7 connected lakes, that because of a high concentration of calcium in the water has dammed itself into the 7 lage configuration.

You will drive 3 hours out of the village of Bamyan to the top of the mountains, and continue through the most peaceful rolling mountain top grassland area you will ever experience. You are at the top of the world, but still surrounded and comforted by the far peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains. You can stop half way to clean out your air filters, and eat fresh yoghurt that is kept cold in the snow melt, even in August.

As you near the lakes it will appear as if the land ends, and you are looking out over the mesas of the US west, but the last rise will place you several hundred feet above these gorgeous turquoise and sapphire lakes. Take a picnic, and if peaceful enough pitch a tent and enjoy the sites and the people.

You can only travel into this area from Late May through late August, as it begins freezing by September. I will drop a photo in later.

Go, experience and enjoy one of the last "untouched" areas of the world.

Tatev Monastery, Armenia[edit | edit source]

Tatev Monastery

This place is a stunning combination of nature and architecture, with the fortification walls shooting up as a continuation of sheer, 850 meter cliffs. The monastery is over 1,000 years old and used to be an extremely wealthy landowning power with an important regional role in religion, education, economics and military. There are some fun quirks here, like the "swinging column", a tall stone column with a cross on top which supposedly would lean over with a poke of a finger, then right itself.

There are faint frescoes remaining from long ago, and some incredibly intricate decorative carvings and crosses. Inside the compound is are a few chapels as well, many lay areas with multiple levels, a spring, and a damaged bell tower. Outside are more ruins, a massive millstone and mill, a tall waterfall and a canyon with a natural land bridge below.

The land bridge, known as Satan's bridge, has lukecool springs for swimming, a carbonated spring for drinking, and if you climb down the cliff, some underground caverns and formations that the river runs past.

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In Swahili, the word safari means journey and is mainly aimed at hunting and exploring. Nowadays, however, the word safari is generally associated with adventure and the discovery of habitats and wildlife of the African land. And many people have experienced how truly remarkable an experience an African Safari can be in recent years.

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