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4 Vacation Spots You’ve Never Heard of But Should Visit

Are you tired of traveling to the same locations for vacation? Maybe you’ve been to Florida or Jamaica too many times to count. Jamaica, Miami, Cancun, and Los Angeles are just a few common vacation spots populated by thousands of tourists each year.

Traveling to places that are overrun by too many tourists can be very frustrating. It can be hard to find a spot on an overcrowded beach or finding parking in  lots flooded with out of towners. Here’s a few great places that you’ve never heard of and should definitely visit.

Roseau, Dominica

Roseau is the capital of Dominica. It’s the largest city in Dominica and a tropical paradise. In Roseau explore black sand beaches and rain forest. Take a walking tour and observe the Dominca’s architecture. Go cycling around the island and river tubing in one of it’s amazing rivers. Also, in Roseau, Dominica, you can eat tasty West Indian cuisine.

The Corn Islands, Nicaragua

The Corn Islands are two islands off the coast of Nicaragua. Take in the sun on Nicaragua’s white sandy beaches. Pick fresh fruit from Nicaraguan fruit trees. On the Corn Islands are plenty of activities for travelers. Travelers can enjoy fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.

Also, you can go horseback riding across the beach and enjoy the Nicaraguan baseball games; which happen to be the number one sport in Nicaragua. If you are looking for relaxation, you can also take advantage of the local yoga studies and massage parlors. Vacationing on The Corn Islands is very affordable. It’s a very small island with few luxuries. Hotels and bamboo bungalows run anywhere from twenty to a hundred dollars a night.

Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island is located between Australia and New Zealand. This beautiful island is known for being volcanic. It’s covered with rolling mountains, clear water beaches, and unique flowers and plants that can on be found on the island. The island boasts about  fourteen species of birds. Due to the many bird species, bird watching is a popular pastime on the island. In addition to bird watching, tourists can also fish on the famous coral reef of the island. Also, body surfing, snorkeling, kite boarding and diving are popular activities to do on the island.

Juist, East Frisian Islands, Germany

The Juist, East Frisian Islands, are a cluster of islands along the coast of Germany. Locals call it the “Magic Island”. What makes this island unique is that there are no automobiles on the island. All transportation is by horse and carriage or by foot. This island is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. On the East Frisian Islands, time seems to go a little bit slower and moments last forever.

Juist island is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable islands in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of the island. Walk its gorgeous beaches which are covered with little wicker chairs for seating. Enjoy the scenery on a bike tour. Go kite surfing or even sail on the marina. Some other great activities on the island includes a music festival in the spring and a crime fiction festival in the fall.  The opportunities for fun on this little piece of heaven is endless.


What do you think of these vacation spots? Would you ever visit?


Originally posted 2013-10-08 07:00:18.

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5 Exciting Things to do in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a beautiful island, filled with white sandy beaches, friendly locals, and tons of activities. Millions visit the Bahamas on a quest for relaxation and adventure. The Bahamas consists of several islands and there are plenty of activities for tourists to do. Here are five of the most exciting things to do in the Bahamas.

Go Mini- Scubing

Take a tour of the deep blue sea in your own little mini sub. Mini –subbing is just like riding on your own personal motor scooter, except you are under water.  So how do you breathe underwater while riding on a scooter? Well, while seated on the scooter, your head is protected by a glass dome which keeps your head totally dry. The average cost for this undersea adventure is around $124 for 3 hours. Not too bad for a chance to witness marine life firsthand.
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Take a Jeep Safari Tour

After you’ve finished exploring the crystal blue ocean of the Bahamas in the mini sub, dry off and get ready for an adventure on land. A jeep safari is the perfect activity to explore the beautiful land of the Bahamas. Travel through the pine forest and backwoods of the Bahamas in 4×4 Jeep trucks. Here’s your chance to not only witness nature’s beauty but you will also witness beautiful Bahamian style homes and old colonial buildings. The cost of this tour is $89 for five hours.

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Ride on the Glass Bottom boat

If scuba diving and mini- scubing is not your thing, take a ride on the glass bottom boat. The 60ft. double deck boat has a glass floor which allows you to see into the ocean. This tour is perfect for those of you who may not be comfortable with going into the ocean. Now, you can witness all the greatness under the sea, from the comfort of your seat. The cost of a glass boat tour is $40.00 for two and a half hours.

End the Day with a Dinner Cruise

After a long day of exploration relax on a cruise with good food and wine on a dinner cruise. A dinner cruise is exactly what you need to top off an adventurous day at the Bahamas. Dinner cruises typically last two to three hours. On the cruise you are served a three course meal. Watch the sun set over the horizon and enjoy smooth sailing. The cost of a dinner cruise ranges from $60 to $80.

Lucayan National Park and Cave Tour

If you’re really looking for adventure then the Lucayan National Park and cave tour is for you. Explore 42 acres of caves and rainforest while witnessing exotic animals and plants. Lucayan National Park has the world’s longest underwater cave system. Also, you can enjoy warm sand and crystal blue water at the Gold Rock Beach. The cost of this adventure is $50.
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Have you been to the Bahamas? Which of these options would you choose?

Originally posted 2013-09-14 10:00:32.