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.
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
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.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.