Photography and travel blog

Spending the night high up in the trees is an exciting prospect for anyone, regardless of age. And, with nature vacations becoming increasingly popular, we've compiled a list of eight jaw-dropping treehouses from around the world to add to your travel bucket list. There are a lot of beautiful places to hide away, from fancy hotels with candlelit jacuzzis to simple cabins in the woods with nothing but a mosquito net between you and the stars.

Tree Hotel – Harads, Sweden
Tree Hotel – Harads, Sweden
Tree Hotel – Harads, Sweden

Treehotel is a modern residence suspended high above the leafy canopies of Sweden's Harads forest. This fusion of contemporary architecture and whimsical fun is the ideal place to cosy up among the trees—and it's only 50 kilometres from the Arctic Circle.

Treehotel was conceived by entrepreneur Kent Lindvall and consists of four forest dwellings, each custom-designed by a different architect. Choose between the reflective Mirrorcube, the camouflaged Bird's Nest, the wooden cabin, and the otherworldly UFO as your lodging. These eco-friendly accommodations also include a sauna, hot tub, and swimming pool.

Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa
Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa
Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa

Tsala Treetop Lodge is located in the dramatic hinterlands of South Africa's Garden Route National Park, a relaxing private paradise to return to after a day exploring the park's rugged coastlines, ancient lakes, and evergreen forests.

This idyllic treetop retreat is ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway with plenty of comfort and atmosphere. Relax in your private infinity pool with a glass of champagne as the sun sets beyond a horizon of verdant mountains.

Immerse yourself completely in Greek island life in an idyllic villa on the island of Santorini, where you can swim in a cobalt-blue sea, drive through tranquil whitewashed villages in search of your morning Spanakopita (spinach and feta pastry), and sunbathe in blazing sunshine when it's safe to do so. Your only issue will be determining the optimal vantage point from which to take in the island's dreamlike panoramas.

Continue reading to learn about Santorini's most popular flexible holiday houses, as assessed by global travellers.

Anemi House & Villas

The infinitely-instagrammable color palette of Anemi House & Villas

The infinitely-instagrammable colour palette of Anemi House & Villas

A traditional Santorini cave house painted pink, lilac, and blue, Anemi House & Villas is as photogenic as the caldera itself. It’s laid out like a rabbit warren, with gray stone stairs and private pockets of terrace punctuated by a plunge pool. Shaded by olive and palm trees beside overflowing flower pots, you’ll have a wide choice of places to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun. The house has everything you could ever want on vacation: An attentive but unobtrusive owner, Dimitris, beautiful monochrome suites varying from bright white to royal blue and hot pink, 360-degree views of the island from the rooftop, outdoor hot tubs, and lots of local markets.

Ikia Kriton

Have a glass of wine with a surreal Aegean Sea backdrop at Ikia Kriton

Have a glass of wine with a surreal Aegean Sea backdrop at Ikia Kriton

This historic stone house is perched on the cliffs above Santorini's caldera, a crater that was partially buried by the Aegean Sea following a volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago. Views out onto this half-moon-shaped bay are widely sought after, and each year, hundreds of thousands of travellers flock here to see beautiful sunsets over whitewashed cottages, a sapphire blue sea, and maroon cliffs. The unobstructed view of the island from the expansive terrace of this property is a priceless asset and a lovely setting for an early morning coffee or a nightcap provided to you by welcome hosts Kriton and Eirini, a mother and son duo.
Ready to take your next great vacation? if yes then we got you covered. When travelling to a new place there are two experiences that come with going to a place for the first time. It can be an incredible or even life-changing experience, but preparing for your journey isn't always so fun but very necessary.
Travelling smarter is what 2021 vacation moves is about. It is one of the best ways to experience more enjoyable travel and there are many small things and changes that you can make to achieve this. The below tips help you prepare, view the simple travel checklist to ensure you’ve covered the essentials.

 Are you planning a vacation to a beachside, alone or with friends and family? how about a hotel with a beach located at the same location, an amazing safe stay. Here is the list of affordable beach hotels with the most charming view and a great relaxing feel.


Expedia information.

There's a hotel and beach to fit every need in these destinations.

West Coast hotels

West Coast = best coast? Decide for yourself at these hot hotels near the Pacific.

Explore hotels

East Coast hotels

Spread out your towels and dip your toes in the Atlantic. These are some of the hottest hotels near East Coast beaches.

Explore hotels

Southern Coast hotels

Bring daydreams of sun-kissed skin and salty hair to reality. These are some of the hottest hotels in the South.

Explore hotels

Hawaiian hotels

Aloha! Nowhere can compare to the beach paradise that is Hawaii, especially at these hotels.

Explore hotels

Mexican hotels

Head south of the border to the sandy shores of Mexico. These are some of the best hotels near the country's shorelines.

Explore hotels

Family-friendly beach hotels

Make your next family vacation the best one ever. These are some of the best family-friendly beach hotels in the US.

Explore hotels

Say bonjour to the best place in France for solo travel
Paris is widely regarded as one of the most romantic tourist destinations in the world. However, Paris is also a magical city of lights perfect for the solo traveler looking to have transformative experiences of culture, events, music, art, history, beauty, and crepes.Seeing Paris by yourself is a wanderlust dream come true, so don’t let the thought of traveling to Paris alone dissuade you from planning that trip across the Atlantic. We’ve made it our mission to scour every inch of this beautiful city to bring you these essential Paris traveling tips… now you can take your own Tour de France.

Find the perfect place to stay
Before starting your solo Parisian adventure, you’ll need a place to call home. Experiencing Paree as a solo traveler is the ultimate cultural immersion and an aesthetic indulgence for both budget-travelers and luxury seekers alike. Here’s a few recommendations for the best neighborhoods in Paris. 
Marais is a neighborhood for art-lovers, with a bustling nightlife and culturally rich art scene. 

Ile Saint-Louis on the river offers a charming retreat from the rest of the city if you prefer a quieter spot away from the hustle and bustle. 

Montmartre’s cobblestone streets and beautiful Sacré Coeur Cathedral lends an air of old-world enchantment for travelers hoping to immerse themselves in the Paris of the past. 

Visit all the monuments and museums you can

While sites like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre are obvious to-dos, there’s an endless array of additional exciting activities to consider. 
The Musée du Quai Branly is a museum dedicated to non-European art and culture and is surrounded by a beautiful garden along the Seine riverbank. 

59 Rivoli is a former bank that’s been transformed into an artist collective where guests can chat with artists as they exhibit their work. 

The underground catacombs is an entire tunnel network featuring an impressive maze of galleries, history, and wonder, best completed through a guided tour. 

Enjoy the local cuisine
One of the best perks of solo travel in Paris is getting seated before groups in many of the city’s social cafés and eateries. And those with a sweet tooth will be in heaven in the city’s unforgettable boulangeries and patisseries. 
La Frégate is an excellent spot to break for a taste of old Paris with some wine and oysters in between museum visits. 

Nothing lifts the spirits in winter like a sunshine-filled holiday; add an element of luxury and you’ll be on cloud nine. Here are five of the ultimate luxury winter sun escapes.

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, Mexico

Facing the Sea of Cortez, this palatial hotel provides private hot tubs and infinity pools bordered by cacti
Facing the Sea of Cortez, this palatial hotel provides private hot tubs and infinity pools bordered by cacti
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso is a palatial hotel set in the Los Cabos region at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, right on a beach of powder-fine white sand. Each suite is decked out in Mexican artisanry like mosaiced headboards and carved cedar wood screens. Feast on a Mexican breakfast spread on your private garden terrace, visit the state-of-the-art spa and be spoiled by the flawless service, with staff bringing you iced water, fresh fruit and other treats at any hour of the day.

Vantage Over Byron, Australia

Watch the sunset in Byron Bay, with 360-degree views of volcanic hinterland, rainforest and ocean
Watch the sunset in Byron Bay, with 360-degree views of the volcanic hinterland, rainforest and ocean
In the sun trap surf town of Byron Bay, the long, broad beach is lapped by royal blue, white-tipped waves and has a lighthouse on one end that marks Australia’s easternmost tip. The area's natural beauty and laid-back vibe are fiercely protected by strict rules against any high-rise buildings, so the fact that this villa’s rooftop infinity pool seems to tower over the treetops and neighbouring houses makes it a rare find. Wraparound wooden decking provides 360-degree views of the rainforest and volcanic hinterland in one direction and the curved, golden bay – which is only a few minutes’ walks away – in the other. Watch the sunset with a cocktail while reclining on a poolside cabana before enjoying some of the best stargazing in the southern hemisphere.

Chobe Water Villas, Namibia

Each villa has a private sundeck built above the water on the banks of the Chobe River
Each villa has a private sundeck built above the water on the banks of the Chobe River
At Chobe Water Villas, the teal-coloured infinity pool blends so seamlessly into the scenery that it's hard to tell where it ends and Namibia’s Chobe River begins. The individual villas exude a luxury that seems surreal given the remoteness of the property; private sundecks above the water even have their own telescope so that you can watch the elephants, buffalo and other wildlife roam the plains. Beyond the villas, you can go on game drives into the Chobe National Park where you’ll likely spot hippos, crocodiles and exotic birdlife, too.

The Oberoi, Mauritius

Stay in a beachside pavilion with private garden and private swimming pool on a white sandy beach at the Oberoi Mauritius
Stay in a beachside pavilion with private garden and private swimming pool on a white sandy beach at the Oberoi Mauritius
Enveloped by bright blue sea and sky, the island of Mauritius enjoys blazing sunshine during a northern hemisphere winter. Enjoy a five-star experience under a traditional Mauritian thatched roof at the Oberoi, where beachside pavilions are draped in embroidered fabrics, artwork and native flora. Wake up to views of the Indian Ocean and blindingly white sandy beaches, before snorkelling the coral reefs and relaxing by your private pool, surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens.

Ani Villas Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

This clifftop Sri Lankan retreat is a vision of calm
This clifftop Sri Lankan retreat is a vision of calm
Perched on a cliff above a beach on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Ani Villas boasts a pretty special location. But that’s not all, you’ll also get a tennis court bordered by pencil-thin palm trees, ocean-facing suites that open onto private pools, a spa with blissful massage treatments and a superb chef. Soak up some winter sun while snoozing by the infinity pool, broken up by yoga classes in the Villa Monara pavilion and bowls of fresh papaya and mango.

Article by
The UK’s gentle countryside and abundant bodies of water mean visitors will find ample opportunities for al fresco dips. Traverse near-forgotten pathways and stumble upon distant glades while exploring our pick of the country's six most alluring wild swimming spots. Article by

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

The Fairy Pools look as magical as they sound
The Fairy Pools look as magical as they sound
The Fairy Pools form a collection of ice-blue waters and tumbling rapids that look like something straight out of Scottish folklore. Amid the Isle of Skye's emerald knolls (hills) and towering glens (valleys), these ponds can be reached via a trek along the River Brittle. The water temperature may be breathlessly cold but it's also endlessly enticing and refreshing to swim beneath rocky cliffs and under hidden arches shrouded by waterfalls. Clamber up onto the surrounding rocks to dry off in the sun before a drive home to the wooden cabins of Skeabost View Pods Skye.

Lower Ddwili Falls, Brecon Beacons

The Lower Ddwili Falls are hidden in the woods of Pontneddfechan
The Lower Ddwili Falls is hidden in the woods of Pontneddfechan
Hidden in Wales' bucolic Waterfall Country beneath the hulking red sandstone peaks of the Brecon Beacons, you'll find the Lower Ddwili Falls. An open pool crested by gushing waterfalls, this place is a real spectacle. You can reach it via a walk through the woods from the villages of Pontneddfechan or Pont Melin-Fach. On sunny days, the waterfall mist leaves rainbow trails overhead. Spend the night at the 18th-century farmhouse, Beili Helyg Guest House, just a short drive away.
While many travel destinations tend to bloom in midsummer, there are quite a few that become particularly hot or busy during their warmest months while being in their prime come spring.
So for a holiday that makes the most of off-peak accommodation rates and fewer tourists, we’ve lined up five destinations that are at their most glorious before summer arrives.

Death Valley National Park, California

The floor of Death Valley coming into bloom with Desert gold Wildflowers, California
The floor of Death Valley coming into bloom with Desert gold Wildflowers, California
Death Valley is known as one of the hottest and driest places on earth, making a visit here in the height of summer an intense experience. Spring, on the other hand, is much more manageable for those who wither in the heat, with milder but still sunny weather. And – if you’re lucky – you’ll be privy to the Valley’s wildflower display when a carpet of spectacular colour covers the desert floor and attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds (this floral spectacle usually peaks in late March to Early April). Check into K7 B&B for easy access to Death Valley National Park.

Seville, Spain

Traditionally dressed revellers during the Seville Fair
Traditionally dressed revellers during the Seville Fair
Spring in Seville not only brings sunshine and pleasant temperatures but also several Easter celebrations. Semana Santa (Holy Week) runs from early to mid-April and is one of Spain’s biggest festivals, involving a procession of flamboyant floats. The following week, another grand event – the Seville Fair – kicks off. Hundreds of tents are set up and locals and tourists gather to feast and admire the parade of traditional horses, carriages and people dressed in traditional Sevillian attire. Stay at Hotel Gravina 51, a restored 18th-century manor house in the centre of Seville featuring suites with brocade wallpaper and a beautiful courtyard.

Tokyo, Japan

Cherry blossom (sakura) turns Tokyo pale pink come spring
Cherry blossom (sakura) turns Tokyo pale pink come spring
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted but yeah I ma back ones again. Who's favourite weather is winter? well if you prefer travelling during winter there are a lot of cities you can explore in winter 2019/2020. 

Before traveling there are basic questions that you need to answer.
How cold is the winter in your country of choice?
How do they survive the winter?
Accommodation during winter?
What are the winter months?

Here are the top 5 cities to visit during winter.
1. Russia.
Russia is the largest country in the world. Its area is 17 098.242 thousand square km. The state is located in eastern Europe and northern Asia. From north to south the country stretches for over 4,000 km; from west to east – for almost 10,000 km.

What are the winter months in Russia?
The Seasons in Russia. Winter, spring, summer and autumn are the seasons of the year. December, January and February are winter months.

Nothing compares to the experience of seeing animals in their natural habitats, from lions stalking their prey on the African savannah to orangutans swinging through trees in a tropical rain forest. 
The Lone Hunter: Bengal Tiger
Habitat: India, Nepal and China 
Population: 2,500 worldwide
Average size: 10 feet long; 550 pounds
The stealthy and powerful Bengal tiger has a history of being both feared and revered by local populations across South Asia. In Hindu mythology, the goddess Durga is often depicted riding a tiger, while tigers represent royalty in the Chinese tradition. Naga tribes in Myanmar and India believe that men and tigers are brothers, a departure from the tiger’s fearsome reputation as a “man-eater.” The Bengal tiger has a distinctive striped coat—and no two tigers have exactly the same stripes. When a tiger roars, it can be heard from as far as two miles away. 
The Gentle Giant: Mountain Gorilla
Habitat: Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda
Population: About 900
Average life span: 35 years
In much of the western world, mountain gorillas were once thought to be a mythical creature, like Bigfoot, until the early twentieth century. In 1902, German explorer and Army Captain Robert von Beringe encountered the mountain gorilla in the Virunga Mountains and helped establish this large ape as a separate subspecies of the gorilla. The mountain gorilla’s Latin classification—gorilla gorilla beringei—honors Robert von Beringe’s discovery. 
The Singer-Songwriter of the Seas: Humpback Whale
Habitat: Earth’s oceans
Population: 30,000 to 40,000
Average life span: Up to 80 years
Average size: 50 feet (about as long as a school bus)
Whales have captured the imagination of humans since ancient times. The Chinese believed the seas were ruled by a deity with the body of a whale and the hands and feet of a human. Great whales are also specifically mentioned in the King James Bible’s Book of Genesis as one of the first sea creatures created by God. Humpback whales are one of the largest species of whales, renowned for their acrobatic performances in the water and their unusual songs. Scientists have discovered that male humpback whales sing long, complex “songs” that can 10 to 20 minutes. Humpback whales sing in a variety of “dialects” because the songs are unique to the part of the world where the whales live.
The Person of the Forest: Orangutan
Habitat: Borneo and Sumatra
Population: Estimated 50,000 to 60,000 
Average life span: 30 to 40 years
In Indonesia, legend has it that orangutans have the ability to speak but chose to became silent after human beings entered the forest. Orangutans supposedly feared that humans would enslave them if they found out the forest dwellers could speak. These long-armed, intelligent primates are close relatives of humans, sharing 97 percent of the same DNA, and the word orangutan means "people of the forest" in the local Malay language. Orangutans have an enormous arm span—up to 7 or 8 feet—allowing them to swing with ease between treetops. When it rains, orangutans often fashion umbrellas from leaves to keep themselves dry.
The King of the Jungle: Lion
Habitat: Sub-Saharan Africa and Western India
Population: 25,000 to 30,000 worldwide
Average Life Span: 12 to 16 years
Celebrated worldwide for their fierceness and strength, lions are often referred to as the “king of the jungle” and, thus, associated with royalty. The official emblem of India features a pillar with four lions standing back to back, a symbol first adopted by Emperor Ashoka in 250 B.C. In other parts of Asia, lion statues act as guardians to Buddhist temples and the Forbidden City in Beijing. Lions live in groups known as prides. Female lions do most of the hunting for the pride and work in teams to bring down their prey, while male lions are responsible for defending the group’s territory. 
Experience the wonder of seeing lions, Bengal tigers, orangutans, mountain gorillas and other incredible animals up-close in their natural habitats.
If group travel brings to mind busloads of tourists being whisked between landmarks for photo-ops, think again.
Over the last two decades, TCS World Travel has been curating unique journeys around the world, and we’ve discovered that group travel done right is one of the most rewarding ways to explore the globe. Here's a video and four reasons why our itineraries defy the group travel stereotype—and why our guests return to travel with us again.

Explore at your own pace
Whether you’re taking a private museum tour or exploring ancient ruins, you’ll never have to worry about being lost in a large group. Our daily activities are limited to small groups of 8 to 12 people, with a maximum of six for wildlife viewing. These groups form organically based on interest or pace—and are never pre-set. Each has its own guide and vehicle, so there’s freedom to adjust the schedule on the fly, and at many destinations, you can opt to enjoy time at your leisure. 
Dine in small groups—or on your own
No two meals on our trips are the same. Share a table with new friends at a barbecue lunch, dine with your partner at a well-known local restaurant for dinner, or order room service instead of going out. We believe cuisine is one way of getting to know a culture, which is why each itinerary includes unique group dining experiences, such as a festive dinner among temple ruins in Cambodia, that showcase the food traditions of that destination
Experience what you can’t do on your own
Imagine skipping the line at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg for a private tour without the crowds, or chartering a whole train along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Traveling as a group allows us to offer exclusive access to iconic sites and hidden gems, as well as experiences difficult to arrange on your own, such as a dinner with royalty. Plus, since we take care of all the details, you can sit back and enjoy the moments as they happen.
Share moments with like-minded explorers 
Our trips are a unique opportunity for like-minded travelers who are interested in learning and exploring to come together. The strong friendships forged on our trips continue long after guests return home and open the door to more travel adventures. In 2016, four couples who met each on one of our Around the World expeditions traveled together on a custom journey to Chile, Argentina and Brazil, created by our Private Travel department. This is just one example of why more than 40 percent of our guests choose to travel with us more than once. 
Blogger Template Created by pipdig