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Maldives: The Good and Bad

Maldives: The Good and Bad

Many travel sites have been suggesting that the Maldives is one of the “in” places to spend a tropical vacation. One travel blogger from BoardingArea.com spends some time in the Maldives after numerous suggestions from readers and she has these to say: The superficial – “The Maldives… is a bit like most Miss America contestants–absolutely […]

Places to Visit in Nepal

Places to Visit in Nepal

That Nepal is one of the most amazing destinations on the planet is not surprising. With its exotic wildlife, lush jungles, diverse people, and rich culture, this lovely Himalayan Kingdom of high mountains and deep valleys is the dream destination for many holiday travelers. Nepal is the land of the sublime, the magical, the ethereal, and the surprising. The Hill region, also known as Pahadi Bheg, is considered by locals as the heart of Nepal. Found in this region are the fertile valleys of Kath…

Saint Martins Island, Bangladesh Tropical Secret

Saint Martins Island, Bangladesh Tropical Secret

We have always pictured the south Asian country of Bangladesh as cyclone-prone and highly chaotic, but this country actually holds a secret destination that travelers love to discover.About 10 kilometers southwest of the southern tip of the mainland, one will find Bangladesh’s only coral island: Saint Martins Island. Simply called “Coconut Island” by the locals, this coconut-fringed island is a clean and peaceful place where you can do absolutely nothing but to lie on the beach and get a tan.It …

Petra, the National Treasure of Jordan

Petra, the National Treasure of Jordan

Fabled as “The Rose Red City, half as old as time,” Petra (an archeological park in Jordan) has been welcoming a sudden throng of visitors from all over the world after being recognized as a World Heritage Site, as well as being included to the New Seven Wonders of the World.Located on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains that form the eastern side of Arabah, Petra has been well-known for its buildings and tombs that have been cut out of solid sandstone. The designs of these bui…