Ultimate Summer Activities for the Outdoor Enthusiasts

Monday, January 21, 2013

Although there is still time to grab a last minute bargain for the winter ski season, many of us are looking ahead and planning our summer sojourn, and rightly so. You can grab some incredible deals online, giving you the chance to enjoy the offerings of faraway shores, without breaking the bank.
 
Where many escape the humdrum of everyday life in the hope of finding relaxation and serenity, others wish to test their limits and enjoy the outdoors to the max. Here are some top summer activities for those of you who want a little more thrill and to feel the adrenaline pumping. 

Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike holidays are popular all over the world, particularly in the foothills of the European mountains. Wherever there is craggy terrain and downhill thrills to be had, you’ll see mountain bike enthusiasts appreciating it. Resorts in Greece are incredibly popular for such a sojourn, including Lemnos and Halkidiki, while the Alps prove to be an excellent choice once the winter snow season has subsided. Austria offers multi-activity weeks in its Alps, including in the vicinity of Hinterglemm in the Glemm valley. 
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Cannes & Ile Sainte-Marguerite

Saturday, January 19, 2013

After the "luxury" walk along the Boulevard de la Croisette and having felt like a movie star, the real exploration of the Provence and Cote d'Azur started the following day.

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We decided to go to the Lerins Islands, a group of four islands not far from Cannes, and in particular to Ile Sainte-Marguerite.


Caribbean Cruises: The Perfect Holiday?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

If you wanted to sum up the perfect holiday, a Caribbean cruise would probably come pretty close - especially when you travel with the likes of Royal Caribbean International.

Let's face it, what could be better than waking up to a new destination every morning - one of cloudless blue skies, gently swaying palms and sparkling blue seas, not to mention the bubbly vibe of Caribbean cities and the rugged mountains and steamy jungles of the interior. It's like finding a new paradise every day. And when you're not exploring colonial cities or discovering the true meaning of relaxation on a deserted stretch of golden coastline, you'll be living it up in style onboard the ship - enjoying fine cuisine, first-rate facilities and thrilling entertainment.

There are plenty of top-notch Caribbean cruise operators out there, but for sheer innovation and a never-ending list of things to do, Royal Caribbean International never fails to disappoint. Whichever ship you choose - whether you opt for Oasis of the Seas or book Independence Of The Seas cruises, you'll be treated to a stunning range of entertainment options. From the zip-wires, rock-climbing walls and surf simulators that the RCI fleet has become famous for, to the huge choice of restaurants and high-octane evening entertainment on offer, part of you will be tempted to stay on the ship rather than getting off to explore each new destination.

And one of the other great things about a cruise is that there's always a great deal to be had. You'll find plenty of offers on Royal Caribbean cruises, from last-minute bargains departing within the next few weeks, to early bird deals on next summer's itineraries and cheeky discounts on cabin upgrades. As if a Caribbean cruise isn’t perfect enough, grabbing a great deal is certainly the icing on the cake.

Cannes by night, France

Monday, January 7, 2013

Even it was not included in the 10 wonders of Provence and Cote d'Azur list, Cannes is for sure one of the top travel destinations and seaside places of the entire Cote d'Azur and of the Mediterranean sea, and also the location of one of most important film festivals in the world, the Cannes Film Festival.
We chose Cannes for its appeal and position, ideal to visit the other places of the Cote d'Azur travel: the hotel booked was the Etap Hotel (the future Ibis Budget Hotel), located at 10 km far from Cannes, in Mouans- Sartoux: 4 nights at 260 Euros.

The first day we arrived there in the late afternoon so we could only see Cannes by night. And by night you can enjoy mostly the Croisette Boulevard with its  luxury and magnificient hotels, the beach and of course the Palais of Festivals, the place of the Film Festival.

Left the car at Le Pantiero parking place the first thing you can see is the Suquet, the old medieval district, with fantastic color lights, with its castle:
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Picasso art expo in Milan

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Do you want to discover life, adventures, paintings and sculptures of the great Pablo Picasso?

Here we are, Diaries of an explorer is going to show you this: a journey through the incredible art of the Spanish painter.

The Picasso art expo in Milan, Italy, is still open to the public but until the 6th of January. I was lucky as my visit was booked at the beginning of October and I could go there just at the end of December...unless if you would have to face long and long queues as individual.

The Picasso art expo is located at the Palazzo Reale ( Royal Palace) close to the famous Piazza Duomo ( Dom Square)

As probably this expo would deserve many posts about it I'm going to show you just one painting or sculpture per period or art style. 
  • Blue Period: in this period Picasso was used to paint needy people like Celestine that had a cancer on her eye
 From Studentepercaso.com 
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