One thing the United States can’t necessarily offer that some areas of the world have in spades: castles. More than a staple in fairytales, the world’s castles are something to behold. Here are a few you should add to your must-see list.
Possibly one of the most famous castles, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany is worth the hype. Overlooking the small village of Hohenschwangau, this 19th-century castle showcases the region’s stunning mountainous landscape.
Scotland’s iconic castle fortress, Edinburgh Castle is impossible to miss along the skyline of the capital city. Sitting among the rocky landscape, the locale is known as Castle Rock and an impressive piece of history and architecture.
Located in Conwy, Wales, Conwy Castle comes complete with a suspended bridge on the outside and walled town on the inside. The castle dates back to the 1280s and still hosts events and seasonal activities today.
Sitting on the iconic Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle is a diamond in Veytaux, Switzerland’s landscape. Partially surrounded by water and lush forests, and snow-peaked mountains in the distance, this locale is a true stunner.
Essentially an island in-and-of itself, Saint Michael’s Mount is an UNESCO World Heritage site for good reason. Situated off Normandy’s north western coast, this castle’s walled city and iconic architecture attracts more than 3 million visitors each year.
It can be difficult to pack when the weather is unpredictable. Only so many things can be packed into a suitcase before it becomes too much. Frequent travelers know this is a problem. Even if the weather isn’t unpredictable in temperature, it can be unpredictable in the sense of not knowing whether a bad storm is coming or not. While it is challenging to pack for these types of trips, it is not impossible for travelers to pack the right objects and clothing for unpredictable weather.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Travelers are already savvy about keeping trash out of oceans and focused on our rising shorelines. But according to MarineSafe, sunscreen is one of the biggest and permanent polluters to our oceans. The common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The chemicals are shown to cause coral bleaching that ultimately leaves the coral vulnerable to infection and malnourished. Of course, sunscreen isn’t the only source of pollution in our oceans, but is quickly escalating into a crisis.
Now more than ever, technology allows us to stay connected while we’re away. Gone are the days when you leave for a trip and have no access to home. There are numerous tools you can use to monitor your house while you’re on the road.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
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