https://instatbt.com/Place/monte-carlo-monaco/14809049Monte-Carlo, MonacoDid you know the Monaco Yacht Show has over 3.5 Billion dollars worth of yachts on display each year? And half of the fleet is less than two years old? Who’s buying one? 💰
https://instatbt.com/Place/the-official-london-eye/8562373The Official London EyeDid you know that the London Eye receives more visitors per year than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Giza? Or that it can carry 800 people each rotation, which is comparable to 11 London red double decker buses?
https://instatbt.com/Place/serengeti-national-park-tanzania/329432560484193Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaDo you know why zebras have stripes? Here are some theories: Some believe that they confuse a charging predator trying to select a target from a fleeing herd. Others suggest that they allow individuals to distinguish each other; that they deter biting flies; and even that they help the animals to withstand intense solar radiation.
https://instatbt.com/Place/south-beach-miami/489610318052827South Beach, MiamiDid you know Miami is the only city in the United States that has two different national parks as part of its borders? Miami Beach is surrounded by both the Biscayne National Park and the Everglades National Park.
https://instatbt.com/Place/bay-of-islands/145948206019215Bay of IslandsFor those that love beaches and water activities, the Bay Of Islands (all 144 of them) in North New Zealand is the place for you. The hard part is picking which deserted beach to enjoy.
https://instatbt.com/Place/auckland-new-zealand/212996687Auckland, New ZealandDid you know the largest city in NZ is
built on one of the world’s youngest volcanic fields? Auckland is dotted with over 50 volcanoes, each originating from a magma source located 100 kilometres below the city.
https://instatbt.com/Place/london-united-kingdom/213385402London, United KingdomSome people think the Queen’s guards aren’t allowed to move at all, but that’s not true; in fact, moving is pretty much mandatory. The only movements they’re allowed during their regular shift are to turn to the left, march about 10 paces, turn around, and go back to standing still. It’s best to do this every 10 minutes or so to stop yourself from fainting from the blood that gets trapped in your legs.
https://instatbt.com/Place/jungfraujoch-railway-station/269258733Jungfraujoch railway stationTake the train to the Jungfraujoch. It was the highlight of our entire trip to Switzerland and well worth the cost. There's not much better view than the one from the Top of Europe...literally. This train takes you from Interlaken at an altitude of 570 m all the way up across several climate zones to the Jungfraujoch at 3454 m.
https://instatbt.com/Place/montreux-switzerland/213749519Montreux, SwitzerlandOne of the most famous attractions on the Swiss Riviera is the Lavaux Vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adjacent to Montreux, the steep terraces of Lavaux were cleared and planted by monks back in the 12th century. One of the largest vineyards in Switzerland, they cover more than 2,000 acres along the north shore of Lake Geneva, and include more than 14 well-preserved villages.
https://instatbt.com/Place/galapagos-islands-ecuador/572018349477642Galapagos Islands, EcuadorThese male Frigatebirds have a red pouch that is inflated during the breeding season to attract a mate. 😍 Did you know that it also spends most of its life flying over the ocean, but it rarely if ever lands on the water?
https://instatbt.com/Place/hoi-an-quang-nam-da-nang-vietnam/223098533Hoi An, Quang Nam-Da Nang, VietnamThe Vietnamese believe hanging a couple of these special, traditional lanterns in front of their houses will bring warmness and happiness to their family. Hope everyone has a Warm and Happy Thanksgiving.
https://instatbt.com/Place/forbidden-city-beijing/2042627562625952Forbidden City BeijingDid you know that the Forbidden City is considered to be among the world's top 5 most important palaces of all time, and is China's most popular single site tourist attraction? Do you know why it’s called the Forbidden City?
https://instatbt.com/Place/corniglia-cinque-terre-liguria-italia/307932349678872Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Liguria, ItaliaNot all five villages are right on the water. Four of the five Cinque Terre towns tumble down the cliffs right into the water, but Corniglia is nowhere near the water. This town sits high above the water on top of a cliff.
https://instatbt.com/Place/intercontinental-amstel-amsterdam/708744InterContinental Amstel AmsterdamDid you know the largest chain of hotels is the InterContinental Hotels, with 4600 hotels and above 674,000 rooms. This one in Amsterdam is one of the most historic and is in an ideal central location to explore the city. Most people think Amsterdam is just for boating and it is that too but there are 1.2 million bikes in this city with a local population of 800,000. The city has over 400 km of bike lanes. It’s plain and simple: Bikes have the right of way.
🏖 Let's Travel 🏝🏖 Let's Travel 🏝2017-11-19You get two points if you can can tell me what location this is. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23596283_340310663109275_366464974974877696_n.jpg2017-11-19
https://instatbt.com/Place/uluṟu-kata-tjuṯa-national-park/217782311Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National ParkKata Tjuta, formerly calld "the Olgas", is the second major feature and attraction of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. (The main one is of course Uluru.) Kata Tjuta consists of 36 steep sided monoliths, which, just like Uluru, look most impressive at sunrise and sunset.
https://instatbt.com/Place/manuel-antonio-quepos-costa-rica/1025030958Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa RicaOne of my favorite areas of Costa Rica is Manuel Antonio National Park. Why? Because there is an abundance of these spunky Capuchin monkeys. Did you know they poke each other in the eye as a bonding gesture and throw rocks at their monkey crushes? 😂
https://instatbt.com/Place/great-wall-of-china/236834088Great Wall of ChinaDid you know?
1. As early as the Qin Dynasty (221-207BC) when building the Great Wall, glutinous rice flour was used in making the binding material to bind the bricks.
2. The Great Wall of China has been called the longest cemetery on Earth. Over a million people died building the Wall and archaeologists have found human remains buried under parts of the wall.
3. Although the official number of the length of the Great Wall is 8851.8 kilometers (5500 miles), the length of all the Great Wall built over thousands of years is estimated at 21,196.18 kilometers (13,170 miles). The circumference of the Equator is 40,075 kilometers (24,901 miles).
https://instatbt.com/Place/cancun-mexico/448259748846896Cancun, MexicoDid you know that the Great Mayan Barrier Reef in Cancun is the second largest coral reef in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef?
https://instatbt.com/Place/tavarua-island-resort/229883354Tavarua Island ResortTavarua is a tiny heart-shaped gem among the hundred of islands that comprise the Fijian Chain. It’s home to the most well known and consistent waves in the world, Cloud break and Restaurants. The exquisite beauty, limited accommodations (it only has 16 private bure’s that sleep a maximum of four people) and the most beautiful people inside and out, make this one of the most special places in the world.
https://instatbt.com/Place/atlantis-bahamas/145849377Atlantis BahamasThere’s only one place in the world that’s had a starring role in four James Bond films, hosted pirates of the Caribbean – both real swashbucklers and Johnny Depp – and is home to a private wine cellar of more than 250,000 bottles of wine. And don’t forget about the 100,000 square miles of the clearest, most stunning blue waters on Earth. Just ask Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who, when asked about his “spaceship’s-eye” views from the International Space Station, said, “The most beautiful to me are The Bahamas, the vast glowing reefs of every shade of blue that exists.” This shot was taken from the Atlantis Hotel.
https://instatbt.com/Place/nice-cote-dazur-france/1666185940356766Nice, Côte d'Azur, FranceDid you know Nice, France was made in Italy? Nice has only been part of France since 1860, when Italy reluctantly gave her up to repay France for helping defend itself from the Austrians.
https://instatbt.com/Place/melbourne-victoria-australia/213069300Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDid you know Melbourne has the highest number of cafes and restaurants per number of people than any other city in the world? And if you’re into Formula 1 Racing, the Australian Grand Prix (pictured here) makes for a great weekend.
https://instatbt.com/Place/santorini/132634973428476SantoriniIn my last post I said sunsets in La Jolla never disappoint. Well... Santorini sunsets might actually top La Jolla’s. This view isn’t from the mystique_hotel in Oia but thats always my choice when in Santorini.
https://instatbt.com/Place/siena-italy/214411426Siena, ItalyThere are so many amazing places to visit in Italy but one of the most underrated stops is Sienna. If you’re visiting Tuscany, Sienna is the perfect home base for those day trips to the wineries. What’s your favorite town/city in Italy?
https://instatbt.com/Place/leshan-giant-buddha/216278196Leshan Giant BuddhaIf you want to look eye to eye with the largest Buddha in the world, then you need to climb these steep stairs (I couldn’t get all of them in the picture). The remarkable Leshan Giant Buddha is the tallest Buddha sculpture in the world with a height of 233 feet (71 meters) and was listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996.
https://instatbt.com/Place/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/219170638Rothenburg ob der TauberRothenburg, Germany, is a beautiful medieval city on the Romantic Road in Bavaria. It is well-known around the world and attracts millions of visitors each year.
Picturesque lanes, half-timbered houses and an intact fortification wall give you a good idea what a medieval town looked like nearly 1000 years ago.
https://instatbt.com/Place/prague-czech-republic/207409165Prague, Czech RepublicOne fun fact and one not so fun fact about Prague:
1. The locals drink more beer per capita than any other country in the world. 2. Hitler’s retirement plan preserved Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Hitler supposedly planned to retire in Prague and preserve this area as a museum to an extinguished race, leaving the architecture largely untouched as he terrorized its residents during WWII.
https://instatbt.com/Place/salzburg-austria/214235683Salzburg, AustriaFour fun facts about Salzburg, Austria: It’s most famous citizen was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Another famous inhabitant of Salzburg was the physicist Christian Doppler who found the Doppler effect. The old town was adopted by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1996. And of course, Salzburg is known for being one of the settings for the movie "The Sound of Music"