Being named one of the Seven Natural Wonders Of The World, there's no question that the Grand Canyon is a spectacular sight. Its sheer scale is overwhelming, with colours and rock formations that have to be seen to believed.
As an adult, you no longer have the sort of friends who are compelled, as a figment of your imagination, to be by your side regardless. And as a bloke with a 'niche' collection of social activities I therefore often find myself spending a lot of time on my own.
WITH ITS arresting cocktail of cobblestoned charm and effortless modern style, the Swedish capital is every bit the Scandinavian hotspot its reputation would have you believe. Stockholm is renowned for its stunning architecture, matched by the locals who frequent the urban hub.
In the centre of Torquay, you can immerse yourself in a town centre of shops, cafes, restaurants and a beautiful marina. On the outskirts of town there is an abundance of lovely beaches and super attractions not to miss. Here are seven super places to go in Torquay.
I'm glad I waited until the journey was over to discuss this lack of hard shoulder situation with my boyfriend. His reply to my question of what happens in an emergency situation was, "You put your head in your lap and kiss your @rse goodbye!".
There are no Eiffel-towers, grandiose bridges or even a single royal palace in Helsinki. The lack of postcard-worthy landmarks means a lack of opportunities for unique, creative holiday photography: you, playfully appearing to lean against the tower of Pisa or squeezing a pyramid between your fingers
"What is this, Pimp My Milkshake? Put a milkshake in your milkshake?" said a UK-based friend as she saw the pictures I was about to include in this article. The milkshake frenzy might have started gaining ground in London, but the Capital still has a long way to match Sydney's freakshake epidemic. Here's what milkshake fans can look forward to on a trip down under.
One very important thing about scuba diving is that you only dive when you feel good. "No peer pressure" is one of the most important mantras concerning scuba diving. That means that you don't let yourself be persuaded to go scuba diving.
So what is it about skiing in Japan that has devotees clambering to return again and again? It would be easy to repeat the (possibly apocryphal) quote from the one-time New England skiing supremo Les Otten: "It's the snow, stupid" To which one could add: "It's not called Jap Pow for nothing!"
To her credit, the lady did call me back the next day to check the children and I were ok, and to apologise for shouting at me in front of them. But in my mind this incident and the flat tyre the week before were both signs that we had made the right decision a few days earlier to sell our car and become more acquainted with public transport.
St Lucia's street parties are famed: the Friday night "Jump Up" in Gros Islet and Seafood Friday in Anse-La-Raye attract hoards of tourists. But if you really want to party like a local, head to Dennery on a Saturday night.
Dip into Sri Lanka's rich, wonderful and varied wildlife on the trip of a lifetime across jungle, grasslands and ocean.
There's far more to Mauritius than sparkling beaches and glassy lagoons. On my last visit, I explored the spiritual vibe, tapped into the food scene and learned all about the island's famous tipple - sugar cane rum.
Tucked away amongst the green slopes of Costa Rica's Central Valley, a sustainable tourism pioneer produces some of the country's best coffee. I dropped in for a tasting - or "cupping" - session...
Over the years I've had plenty of time to enjoy the tourist spots as well as get away from the beaten track on the storied tropical island of Cuba. Here are some of my ideas on where I escape the crowds in Cuba.
Yet for all of this: Chicago remains a city in the news for its violence - for its anxiety. Could it be a city that occasionally suffers from an inferiority complex? Or rather, is it a site that has historically been misunderstood?