Travel to Malta for a destination that will satisfy your wanderlust for ancient civilizations, intricate architecture and a culture rich with history. Malta, located in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of Sicily and north of Africa, is actually an archipelago of three islands. Besides Malta, there is Gozo and Comino, both smaller than the main island but with their own rich and ancient history and epic scenery. It has a long history spanning centuries of colonial occupation, from the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and France to Britain in more recent times.
Your Mediterranean cruise is going to Corfu, so what are the attractions you can see in one day and the history behind this island to make it a travel destination? The Greek island of Corfu, also known by its Greek name of Kerkyra, lures travelers from all over the world to its natural beauty, stunning coastline, pristine beaches with crystalline water, multi-cultural heritage and amazing archaeological sites. It is the greenest and lushest of all the Greek islands. Its pleasant Mediterranean climate, appealing natural landscape and abundant resources, and strategic location between Italy, Greece and Albania in the Ionian Sea made it the target of many conquerers over the past centuries. The Venetians, French and British, to name a few, left their indelible mark on the culture and architecture of this island.
Beautiful Civita di Bagnoregio, a medieval village perched high on a hilltop, is a must-see travel destination in central Italy, not too far from Rome, in the Lazio region of Italy. Long neglected since residents left this iconic village, it has been saved by tourists and becoming a popular attraction in Italy. There are pages of Instagram photos from travelers that have captured the unique perspective of this village. It is an astounding sight to see this ancient village sitting high atop a rock hill, which is only accessible by a long steep pedestrian bridge. The walk to the village via the foot bridge takes about 15 breathtaking - in all definitions of the word - minutes, but it's well worth the views and the trek around this quiant little town with stunning views of the countryside through little alleyways and various points throughout the town.
Civita is actually the name of the hilltop town and Bagnoregio is the nearby town. Only a handful of people live in the village now. The volcanic tufa rock on which the town sits is gradually eroding over time.
To visit Civita, buses from the nearby town of Orvieto drop people off in Bagnoregio where they can catch a minibus or walk to the top of the hill. You can also drive to the town of Bagnoregio and park at the bus lot or at the base of the bridge walkway, which is much closer and more convenient since the walk up the hill to the village isn't for those not in reasonably good shape.
From Rome there are tours that take day trips and you can take a train from Rome to Orvieto and then the bus to Civita di Bagnoregio. Many may think you can do both Orvieto and Bagnoregio in a day but that would be challenging unless you get a very early start.
The main sites to see when visiting Civita are the Romanesque Arch built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago at the entrance of Civita, the remains of the Renaissance Palace, the Piazza with its amazing Etruscan columns, the Church and its impressive bell tower, the Etruscan Caves on the east end of the town, and Maria's garden on the far side of the town with spectacular canyon views from her garden. She'll show visitors the garden for a euro or two.
There are several B&Bs in Civita where you can stay the night and some small restaurants for food and refreshment.
The featured tourism video in this article includes stunning aerial drone video and scenes inside this historic village. This location draws tourists and photographers because of some of the beautiful opportunites the village provides to capture Italy is days past. Can you imagine living here hundreds of years ago? Watch the video to get ideas on how you can capture your memories in long wide angle views and then close ups within the village walls. While this video was captured mainly by drone there are strict requirements for flying in Italy including steep insurance so always check regulations if you fly drones. We will be bringing our favorite 4K DSLR Sony a7R II camera and EVO Rage gimbal to capture some of our own amazing video and our other photo gear. If you capture some great video or photos will visiting, share with with #somedaytrips for a possible feature on instagram, twitter or facebook.
If you do have the chance do take the time to spend a day or part of a day visiting Orvieto another great day excursion from Rome.
Millennial travel meets a new friend on the water in Europe with the new U by Uniworld river cruises for the millennial travelers. As seen in the 2018 season of the television series, The Bachelor, this river boat is unlike any other you have seen and designed to get a younger generation seeing the benefits of popular European river cruises . If you would like the choice of putting your suitcase away once, starting your day of exploring a city from the city center, and an evening cruise every night, then it is time to learn more about why Boat A and Boat B as they are know will soon become popular ships along Europe's waterways.
Austin Texas is a perfect long weekend getaway with over 200 live music venues, awesome food, tons of entertainment, and many unique landmarks. This capital city in Texas is a top destination for music lovers, foodies and those looking for a fun and funky city for a getaway. Many compare it to Portland, Oregon, so if you are looking for that vibe, a trip to Austin might be a good choice for you. Four days is barely enough to scratch the surface of this live music capital of the world. We tried cramming in as much as we could on a walking tour of the city in just four days, using an occasional Uber ride here and there to save time and our feet. This video best captures the essence of what Austin is all about - live music.
Looking for an American West getaway, full of classic western scenery with red rocks, high deserts, Rocky Mountain peaks, with dozens of attractions and activities to enjoy nature, adventure, culture and much more? Then Colorado Springs, Colorado, has it all; anything and everything you could possibly want to satisfy your wanderlust for a vacation in the western USA.
Colorado Springs, situated at the base of America's famous mountain, Pikes Peak with the magnificent red rock formations of Garden of the Gods in its shadow, offers so many ways to enjoy the impressive landscape and experience the history of this region. If all you have is a few days and want to escape to a stunning western location in one concentrated area with a huge variety of activities that will satisfy all your interests, then this is the place to go, right in the middle of the USA. Here's a look at the best things to see over three days in Colorado Springs, although a week or a lifetime would be better.
Here's a unique twist on a room with a view - a tiny room with many views, a room that brings a new and dramatic view every day. This little room is transported from one amazing location to another in Québec, Canada, for a couple from Brooklyn, New York. Explore in 3 minutes what this couple experienced in a week of touring Québec. They had no idea where they would wake up each morning. But you wouldn't believe how the room was moved or where their room was parked each day.
There are many awe-inspiring memorials to visit if you are planning a trip to Washington DC. This photo tour can be your guide to planning which memorials to see on your visit. Several are located along the National Mall and Memorial Parks route and easily walkable, while some are just over the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, just a short distance away. The parks are open 24 hours a day, and it's best to visit during the early mornings or evenings to enjoy the tranquillity of the setting without the crowds
This video of beautiful Croatia will simply take your breath away with its magnificent scenery captured from above. The striking images of the ancient walled cities that border the clear blue water of the Adriatic Sea are breathtaking. You will fly over islands, one shaped like a perfect heart, and along dramatic rocky landscapes and gaze in wonderment at the incredible views of the waterfalls that feed into the pristine river of Krka National Park, where you can walk along meandering footpaths that bridge the Krka River. The deep rich red hues of the sunsets captured in this video are beyond compare. The beauty of Croatia so perfectly depicted in this video will have you adding it to your someday trip list.