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Las Vegas, Nevada

Most grown-up adventures start with these five words: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas. Sleeping is optional, but you will need a hotel room for costume changes. Las Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada, United States, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States.

Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city’s tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.

The name Las Vegas is often applied to unincorporated areas that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester, while a small portion overlaps into Las Vegas and the unincorporated community of Enterprise.

The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels. The most famous hotel casinos are located on Las Vegas Boulevard on the portion of that road known as the Las Vegas Strip. These larger casinos are located outside of the city. Many of these hotels are massive, providing thousands of rooms, with their large adjoining casino areas. There are many hotel casinos in the city’s downtown area as well, which was the focal point of the city’s gaming industry in its early days. Several large hotels and casinos are also located somewhat off the Strip, as well as in the county around the city.

Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in an arid basin on the desert floor, surrounded by dry mountains. The Spring Mountains lie to the west. Much of the landscape is rocky and dusty; the environment is dominated by desert vegetation and some wildlife, and the area is subject to torrential flash floods. The elevation is around 2,030 ft (620 m) above sea level. According to theUnited States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 135.86 sq mi (351.9 km2), of which 131.81 sq mi (341.4 km2) is land and 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2) (0.03%) is water.

Las Vegas map
Within the city there are many lawns, trees, and other greenery. Due to water resource issues, there is now a movement to encourage xeriscapes. Another part of the water conservation efforts include scheduled watering groups for watering residential landscaping. A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant in 2008 funded a program that analyzed and forecast growth and environmental impacts through the year 2019. This study resulted in an expansion of the sewage treatment capacity, which enabled rapid population growth.

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Martinique - Caribbean paradise island

Martinique or the so-called Madinina, Island of Flowers by the locals, is a wonderful French-Caribbean mountainous island blessed with a plethora of spectacular white sandy beaches, an abundance of colorful blooms on the hillsides, crystal-clear waters protected by coral reef barriers, beautiful gardens and plantations as well as a variety of ecotourism activities, including inexpensive guided hikes, exceptional canoeing sites, exceptional routes and fantastic trails.


The capital, Fort-de France, offers fine restaurants, chic shops, vibrant nightlife, "must see" attractions, like La Savane, a broad garden featuring many palms and mangos, Jardin De Balata, a tropical botanical park, containing a profusion of shrubs, flowers and trees, and much more, as well as several accommodation options to suit any travel style and budget.

Things to do in Martinique

Martinique waters offer warm temperatures (80 to 86°F), whatever the depth is an array of colors, exceptional visibility and calm conditions. The variety of colors comes from the corals, sponges, gorgona, anemone and the numerous small Caribbean fish. They all twirl all around the diver, giving him/her an explosive show of color!

Explore the little Pompeii of the Caribbean, near Saint Pierre, classified city of Art and History. Go for a dive “through time”, and explore the shipwrecks of ships sunk by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902…. A medical certificate is required in order to go scuba diving. In general, initiation lessons are provided at hotel pools. Experienced divers only need to present their license. Suggested dive locations: shipwrecks off the coast of Saint-Pierre, or the magical coral reefs off the Caribbean coast.

Martinique offers many sports and activities that will delight both adults and children. From mountain trails to scenic beaches and unique adventure parks, you can hike, ride, slide, fish, sail, swim, work out—or just work on your tan—when you make Martinique the destination for your vacation. An overview of the multitude of sports that vacationers can enjoy in Martinique includes: golf, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canyoning, flying, quad and buggy racing, fishing, surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and yachting.

During the four-day holiday of Carnival festivities, activity on the island nearly comes to a standstill. Preparations begin as early as Epiphany Sunday with the election of the Carnival Queens, and last until the day before Fat Sunday (dimanche gras). The parades and parties start on Big Sunday and finish on Ash Wednesday when the carnival effigy, the “Vaval” King, is burned.

Martinique is rich with entertainment. Whether you experience a Creole-inspired dance performance or an upbeat nightclub with techno beats, a visit to Martinique almost always includes a lot of partying. The majority of clubs and bars are located in Fort-de-France, but visitors can also enjoy themselves in “hip” venues located in smaller towns where the setting can be a charming hotel bar or a beachfront restaurant with live music and dancing. A variety of music styles can be found including Zouk, Reggae, Jazz, Hip Hop, French Pop and International Techno.

There are many cultural celebrations throughout the year in Martinique. Particularly popular are the patron-saint celebrations, which are held in every Martinique town over the course of the year. These are occasions for games, performances, events, tradition and folklore. As a general rule, the highlight of these celebrations is over the weekend.

Located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, Martinique is one of the Windward islands in the Lesser Antilles group. Its eastern coastline borders the Atlantic Ocean while its western coast is flanked by the Caribbean Sea. The island is 4 350 miles away from France, 1 950 miles from New York and 275 miles from the closest South American coastline.  The closest neighboring islands are to the north: Dominica, 16 miles away, Guadeloupe, 75 miles away, and to the south: Saint Lucia, 23 miles away. Martinique is equidistant from the coasts of Venezuela and Haiti and Dominican Republic (497 miles).

Martinique map
Martinique has a surface area of 425 square miles. At its greatest length and width it measures 50 miles and 24 miles, respectively. The rugged mountainous landscape to the north is geologically young. Mount PelĂ©e is the island’s highest peak, culminating at 4 500 feet. The north is characterized by dense forests, rivers and waterfalls. In the center, the Lamentin Plain transitions to the south’s gentler and geologically older landscape of rolling hills. The southern coast is dotted with many picturesque bays and coves. In the southernmost part of the island, a savanna of petrified trees is an unusual geological sight. 

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Georgia, USA - Travel Info & Images

Georgia is another American travel destination that offer so many different types of attractions, and being there will provide you with many different ways to relax, enjoy the natural beauty or maybe have wild fun, visit some of the best bars, restaurants and night clubs etc. This beautiful state is also known as the Empire State of the South, or even more it is known as the Peach State. On the south of the state, Georgia is bordered with Florida, on the west there is some small part of Florida in the southwest and by Alabama, if you go on the North you have to go trough North Carolina or Tennessee. On the east, one part is bordered with South Carolina and the rest is with the Atlantic Ocean.

Georgia is a destination that has a warm weather almost trough all the year. If you are planning a trip there, make sure you have shorts and t-shirt with you. If you are planning to go in the winter season, take some coat or other clothes to keep you warm, but that is just in case. It may happen that you won't need them. If you don't like the winter, this is the best place to be when the snow start falling in your place. 

The climate in Georgia is perfect. During the summer it is hot and perfect if you are on the beach and relaxing on the beautiful weather. If you go there during the fall, the weather is brisk and sunny and the temperature is lower than the summer, but perfect if you don't like the high summer temperatures. Winter in Georgia is not like in most of the parts in the world. It is mild and pleasant and you will not get freezed by the extremely cold weather outside. You may not even need a coat or a sweater. Spring is maybe the best season in the year to be in Georgia. Springs in Georgia are blooming with azaleas and dogwoods. It is sunny and pleasant to walk outside and see all the attractions in this beautiful and colorful state.

The coastline of Georgia is the most visited place by tourist over the year. This is a paradise if you are looking for a relaxing escape. There are miles of shoreline where you can find all kind of different attractions that will keep you busy and amazed by their beauty. There are the windswept dunes that you will have to visit or maybe the historic forts and towns are your choice for a great vacation. On the shoreline you will be surprised by the perfect sandy beaches that are always full with tourists. Georgia also has some of the most luxurious resorts around. If you are not traveling on a budget, you will love them, they have everything. Having something for everyone makes this one of the most popular destinations in United States.

The capital of the state of Georgia is Atlanta. This great city is one of the best looking cities in USA. This is one of the best places to be, no matter if you go there to do business or just enjoy and have an unforgettable vacation. This beautiful city is also known as the capital of the New South and it has very rich history and sites of tourist attractions.

The region called Presidential Pathways is located in thewestern part of Georgia, and this is one of the nature's most breathtakingnatural miracles in this part of the United States. There are different thingsyou can do here. You can enjoy the splendid unspoiled scenery or the greatlooking botanical gardens discover the amazing theatrical ties and retreats.You can also learn lots of things about the historical happenings that weregoing on here or just enjoy all the natural wonders that this part of the stateis offering.  This place has to offersomething for everyone. The range of restaurants is incredible. Here you canfind all different types of different cuisine, lots of bars and night clubs, historicalmuseums and other tourist attractions, great shopping malls and so manydifferent things.

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Vancouver, Canada - Travel Guide

The metropolis whose amazingly spirited heart is settled down on the Canadian West Coast, one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver represents the frenetic and exciting life of 600.000 British Columbians. The enjoyable way of living is a result of the warm Pacific Ocean currents and the truly defendable and protectable Coast Mountain Range that generate the mildest climate in the big country. The three-sides water surrounding has a small influence on the winter temperatures that rarely move below the freezing point.

The exclusive art of the city consists of many wonderful museums, galleries and theatres. You can feel the natural harmony if you visit the beautiful parks and unusual water aquariums. One of the coolest and most gorgeous places that Vancouver offers is the Chinatown. Another attractive event is the 2010 Winter Olympics indicated by the popular winter activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The very proud hosts, the city of Vancouver and the town of Whistler tender the most thrilling and enchanting ski resorts in the area of Grouse, Cypress and Seymour Mountains.

With the highly developed economy due to the plentiful and exuberant natural resources combined with the successful and beneficial trade, Canada became one of the major leading countries in the world. Essentially, Canada is initially founded in 1867 as a federal authority of four provinces such as New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the lower sections of Ontario and Quebec. Nevertheless, Canada still supports the British Crown and continues the sophisticated relations with the United States of America.

The territory of Canada ends to the Atlantic in the East and the Pacific in the West. The South is enclosed with the 8.893 km border of the American States and the North of the big diverse country overlooks into the Arctic Ocean. The ten Canadian provinces and three north districts are covered by six time zones and two official English and French language. The wide-ranging Canada is politically organized in two completely different types of government such as parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy with the Queen Elizabeth II at the head position. 

There are so many things to do in Vancouver. If you are searching vor some adventure and want to spice up your days of sightseeing, you should definitely check all the tourist attractions in Vancouver. If you are one of those tourists that love the nature and outdoor activities, this is the perfect travel destination for you. Here you will be able to enjoy fishing, camping, sightseeing, biking whale watching early in the mornning and so many other things you could only imagine.

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