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Fascinating Travel Destinations
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Fascinating Holiday Destinations

Fascinating travel destinations - those words set my mind racing! How about you? Do you spend your time dreaming about the next holiday in some far away place? Where their way of living is reminiscent of an earlier time, and the colourful locals, appear to be in a cultural time warp?
Or the amazing scenic trip where the pictures your friend sent you, start you dreaming, and ........scheming?

Are you always looking with envy at those tropical destinations where the sea is an impossible blue, and the sand doesn't have a shell out of place? But the sun is definitely shining!

Or do the vibrant, multicoloured birds in their lush jungle homes beckon?

Not to mention the animals we know so well in the zoo,romping across barren plains of an African veldt!

If you are constantly seeking information for that next inspirational holiday then you must be a traveller....... like me. It is a total addiction, isn’t it! You just can’t wait for the next trip to somewhere. Welcome to the club!

Where will your dreams take you next?

So which fascinating travel destination is your next holiday or vacation going to take you to? I don’t know about you, but I tend to be influenced by the experiences of others. As soon as I hear their story I start delving around finding out more.

Next thing, their fascinating travel destination is “on the list”. You know.......that list you keep of places you will get to some day – soon! I have quite a long one. But I am lucky to have also ticked quite a few off – over 75 so far! Mind you - that has taken quite a few years.

I guess most travel destinations fascinate us for different reasons. In many countries the fascination is with the history and architecture. Europe is about castles, museums, art galleries, villages, historic towns and cities.

In other countries it is the juxtaposition of old and new unique man made elements,that makes for some fascinating travel destinations.

Just look at that Birds Nest built for the China Olympic Games! Yet, when you see a structure like Angkor Wat in Cambodiaand think about the tools they had to build it, it is a truly amazing feat.

I was bemused by a friend's disappointment in Kyoto. “It was all old, historic buildings, and I was hoping to see interesting modern buildings like Tokyo,” she commented. For me it was the historic and traditional character of Kyoto that I really loved. Tokyo is fascinating, but in a different way.

Fascinating Holiday Destinations

Other destinations are all about the people and their intriguing lifestyles. Cuba where the music pervades the air.... was truly like stepping into a story book.

Destinations hold fascinating appeal for their scenery, outdoor adventures, wild life, jungle, plains, deserts - with invariably challenging terrain.

Destinations for the adventurer who likes the challenge of trekking, mountain climbing, remote jungle canoe trips, an African Safari and other adrenaline pumping activities are plentiful.......It is the choosing that can be the most difficult!

"Planting the seed...... is about planting that first seed of an idea for your next vacation. This website is a culmination of my many years of travelling and my desire to share these experiences ......hopefully inspiring you to have your own.

There will be travel stories, photos, tips, suggestions and recommendations for a vast selection of destinations from Thailand to Australia....... Samoa and beyond! Also information on the best priced airfares, and accommodation from top hotels to hostels and backpackers. You can check your visa requirements, your travel insurance, and even download some language phrases and vocabulary to help you tour your fascinating travel destinations with ease.

Use this site as a starting point for choosing your next exciting travel destination. Any tips or recommendations will only be from personal experience.

Of course any traveller loves to regale their travel stories.....funny,strange, exciting...the good and the bad! I have plenty I will share in time. Don’t let them put you off! The "incidents" are what makes a trip a truly unique....and memorable experience.

I am chuckling as I write, thinking of one or two memories. And of course every experience is also a lesson in what to do.....or not to do when you visit that destination.

I am always looking for interesting, exciting, funny, stories from all you other travellers willing to tell us about a special experience. Your advice, tips and suggestions for a fascinating travel destination will be invaluable information for those about to embark on their own adventure. Please Share Your Stories HERE.

Sit back and enjoy !

So sit back and enjoy my site. Fascinating Travel Destinations is for travellers looking for inspiration and ideas, but also armchair travellers, who just want to enjoy the experiences of others. I have always said real life stories are the best. That is what fascinating travel destinations is all about.

How to use this site.

The sidebar will give the country name. After you click through to this page, all stories, photos, tips, suggestions, recommendations and travel tools for this destination can be found from the mini sitemap located at the bottom of the page.Or you can use the SITE SEARCH to quickly find your page.

ENGLISH USAGE : As I am from New Zealand and our spelling is in line with British English, you may see what appears to be spelling mistakes. So as the travel saying goes....... it is not wrong - it is just different! See how many differences you can find.


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Contact Fascinating Travel Destinations is a form for comments, questions or suggestions on my site's content ,improvements and any relevant information on Fascinating Travel

Japanese Holidays
Information on Japanese Holidays .Everything you need to know in brief about Japan's culture, destinations, japanese festivals and traditions, and a wealth of helpful tips for you holidays in Japan.

Jeju Island South Korea
Jeju Island, South Korea is a World Heritage site.This beautiful island has much to offer tourists with magnificent scenery, theme parks ,beaches etc Read here for more comprehensive information.

Hong Kong Travel
A Hong Kong travel break for a few days makes a fascinating stop over. There are many unique attractions,activities, markets and fabulous shopping.

Visit Singapore
You should visit Singapore en route - it is a wonderful stop over destination with a wide choice of attractions and activities to fill your time.Check out what to do on your next visit.

Thailand Tourism
Thailand Tourism attracts huge numbers of visitors - plan your itinerary in Thailand using this guide to the many fascinating cities, beaches, attractions , and cultural experiences.

Planning for Travel to Myanmar
A guide to preparing for travel to Myanmar with information on visas, money, clothing and other useful information and tips.

Travel to Vietnam
A comprehensive look at Travel to Vietnam, in particular the northern and central areas, with tips, recommendations and sightseeing information.

Holiday in Cambodia
Holiday in Cambodia gives a brief guide to the best sightseeing, with tips and information about Cambodia vacations .

Malaysian Borneo
Malaysian Borneo - Sarawak and Sabah offer a diverse variety of experiences rainforest and jungle, wildlife, diving in Sipadan, beaches, exotic traditional tribes, caves, climbing Mt Kinabalu, historic cities

Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam is a popular stopover - use this travel guide to plan your sightseeing around Bandar Seri Begawan and beyond.

Information on Cuba
Information on Cuba offers tips, suggestions, and hard to find information you should know about before your vacation or holiday.Casa Particulares, Convertible pesos - read about them here.

Czech Republic Attractions
Historic Czech Republic Attractions are some of the most beautiful in Europe.This country is rich in history and a wonderful holiday destination.

Slovakia Travel
Slovakia Travel is a guide with tips, information, suggestions and all you need to know about travelling in Slovakia

Guide to Australia
This guide to Australia is an overview of the popular Australia tourism detinations, with information, tips, recommendations and suggestions for your holiday in Ausralia.

New Zealand Scenery
Have a taste of this glorious New Zealand scenery and plan your vacation or holiday to this fascinating travel destination rich in culture and adventure activities.

Travel to Samoa
All the information , tips, suggestions, and reviews you will need for planning travel to Samoa, previously Western Samoa.

Africa Overland - An Experience of a Lifetime
Stories of overland through Africa. These snippets from my diary are written to share the thrills, spills, and adventure good and bad we experienced travelling from Johannesburg to London.

Travel Advisor
This Travel Advisor provides a complete guide to planning and booking your independent international holiday or vacation with dozens of tips and tools.

Cheap Airfares
Tips on how to find cheap airfares and the most suitable flights .Use the Kayak search box to compare all your possible airline choices in one place.

International Train Travel
International Train Travel is an excellent means of transport Choose a Rail Pass to suit your holiday plans and destinations for a cost effective mode of transport. Huge choice of Rail Passes.

Travel Accommodation
Search for all your travel accommodation here. Everything from the cheapest hostel to the most luxurious hotel. Find good deals in any country here.

Travel Accommodation Reviews
Travel Accommodation Reviews

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is an important safe guard when things go wrong. These are guidelines for choosing the best policy to suit your needs, both comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

Travel Visa
Check your travel visa requirements and even get your visa and or passport right here online.

Free Maps and Travel Guides
Try and then download these free maps and travel guides to over 200 international cities.

Holiday Weather Information
Check holiday weather information to be sure the weather at your destination is suitable for your holiday plans.

Currency Converter
Use this Currency Converter to find out the rate for your currency in the currency of your fascinating travel destination.

Travel Writing
Read this Travel Writing which includes, stories and articles about a wide range of fascinating travel destinations for entertainment, inspiration and information.Many tips and tales to be found here.

Your Stories
Share Your stories of travel incidents that you have experienced. They may be funny, adventurous, strange, or just about somethig you really enjoyed .

Your Travel Reviews and Stories Index
Go to Your Travel Reviews and Stories Index to find the page to write your review or story...or read and comment on published contributions.

Build a Website
Build a Website like mine - A description of why and how I built this website, with all the information you need to build one yourself.

Share This Site
Share this site with friends, family, and colleagues so they too, can learn from and be inspired by the comprehensive information provided on a range of interesting countries.

Travel Resources
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Travel Destination Links
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An Introduction
An Introduction to the webmistress of little about who she is,and how she came to build this website.

Travel Guide Books
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