Wednesday, January 22, 2014
With the new year in full swing, world travelers are beginning to schedule their travels for the remaining months of 2014. Instead of settling on another beach vacation, take your international travel to some of the most exciting locales, many of which are celebrating important milestones or events. Take a tour of the world in 2014 and experience new people and cultures.
Cape Town, South Africa
With the recent death of Nelson Mandela, Cape Town has become a special place to congregate and remember his legacy. This year, you can visit this gorgeous land and remark on the local architecture. As 2014's World Design Capital, fashion designers and traditional artists are opening up their homes and businesses to the world to show off their unique perspective of art and culture. Enjoy the people and history of Cape Town with art flourishing around every corner.
Whether you root for Spain or Australia, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is the place to be in June and July. For this travel extravaganza, there is not just one city to visit. All events are spread across several different Brazil locations, mostly near Rio de Janeiro. Take a look at the countries playing and plan your vacation accordingly. The World Cup is an experience unlike no other.
If following international sports is your favorite hobby, then you want to be where all the action is, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Held in Sochi, Russia, this snowy paradise is ready to host skiing, hockey, curling and many more for excited fans. Hurry to book your tickets now because the Olympics are just around the corner!
If flora and fauna are your destination goals, look no further than Ecuador. In the past, it used to be difficult to see the thousands of plants and animals that call this land home. The country has just refurbished a luxury train, called the Tren Crucero that takes passengers from Quito to Guayaquil by way of the Andes Mountains. Spectacular scenery and unique wildlife make this destination a must in 2014.
California, United States
Skip the visit to Hollywood, turn your tablet computers off and turn your attention to Yosemite National Park, found in central California. In 2014, Yosemite turns 134 years old, its age attributed to its long-lasting protection status. However, this natural canyon was actually carved thousands of years ago by glaciers during the Ice Age. In celebration, this national park is holding many events to keep patrons entertained and fascinated by the stunning geography. From Half Moon to Yosemite Falls, you must visit this natural wonder in 2014.
Visit Berlin at the beginning of November to feast your eyes on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this anniversary, the city intends to use balloons to mark the wall's location, holding events and educational symposiums to celebrate peaceful revolution. Look upon exhibits depicting the Cold War and the wall's history. As a serious, but joyful, destination, a trip to Berlin is a perfect way to teach your family about real history in motion.
"Talha Maniar is the owner of PopularElectronics.com and a travel lover. With years of worldwide retailer experience, Talha is committed to informing and providing world travelling customers with quality affordable electronics."