Dating to the fifth century B.C., the Romans (known then as Tàrraco) once ruled the seaside town of Tarragona, which today is a history-laden city that is one of the southernmost regions in the Spanish state of Catalonia. About an hour-and-a-half south of Barcelona, Tarragona is home to its own repertoire of architecture, history and culture.
Greet the day with a leisurely stroll through the streets of Tarragona’s Old Town (Casco Antigo), including a visit to the Art Deco central market and a stop to admire the towering Gothic-style cathedral. It’s not difficult to find a strong café con leche and pastry as cafeterias are around every corner.
For a heaping helping of Catalan cuisine, schedule a late-afternoon lunch (Spanish style) at Restaurant Sentits where approximately $16 gets you a four-course meal including a drink.
Spend the afternoon touring the ancient Roman ruins including the famed Pont del Diable (aqueduct), the amfiteatre (ancient Roman amphitheater on the coast) and the ruins of the Roman Circus.
After 8 p.m., snag a table amid the stone walls of Raco de l’Abat for a bottle of Catalan wine and a plethora of traditional dishes like sardines, salmon, sausages and desserts like crema catalana.
The Himalayas are an adventurist’s greatest dream, topping many wish lists because it’s a true feat to visit and learn the way of life. Those who love adventure sports such as trekking and mountaineering will love to take a shot at exploring this famous mountain range. Even the surrounding towns can offer excitement to travelers in the form of rock climbing or skiing. The most important component to planning the perfect vacation to this extreme destination is careful planning. The planning can make or break the experience.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.