We live in the Age of Advertising. This is sometimes more noticeable when you visit another city, state, or country. When you travel, you might notice the commercials more than usual because they are not the same old commercials that are engraved in your brain. On a recent trip to Los Angeles a commercial for Israel's Ministry of Tourism caught me without my yamaka.
Las Vegas is a sexy themed fantasy land flowing with milk, honey, and alcohol. I think of Las Vegas as the reality version of Second Life, it is filled with brand name themed bars, restaurants, clubs, and casinos. Coca-Cola has a two story store here, so does M&M. Playboy has a club here. Hawaiian Tropic, the sun tan lotion company, has a bar next to Planet Hollywood Hotel. Planet Hollywood is the defunct and bankrupt Hollywood themed restaurant chain modeled after Hard Rock Café. In Vegas, folks come here to reinvent themselves, that is true even of tourist.
Restaurant magazine puts out an annual list of the top 50 restaurants across the world. Topping the list three years in a row is El Bulli of Spain. But you don't have to fly out to Spain to enjoy this level of dining, there are many top restaurants located all over the world. The tough part is not find a great restaurant near you, but managing to score a reservation.
If you have a new iPhone 3G or recently upgraded your iPhone to the new 2.0 firmware, you may already have noticed that you can download applications specially designed for your iPhone. As you may already have discovered, the iPhone is a great travel companion but the hundreds of applications now available at the iPhone App Store have really opened up new opportunities for travelers.
In my own travels, I have used the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List as an itinerary of sorts or travel guide if you will. When traveling to a given region try to visit as many of the word heritage sites as possible. For example, if you are visit Mexico City you can easily do day trips to the following world heritage sites.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recently add eight new natural wonders to the World Heritage List. The World Heritage List includes over 800 sites across the world considered as "having outstanding universal value." The new natural wonders sites include the following.
Where do you go to find cheap tickets? If you need to travel on the cheap, here is a short list of favorite discount and price comparison sites to find the right price on your next flight.
Here is a short list of the most luxurious and lavish resorts in the world.