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Europe is the perfect place for a holiday and a welcomed break. Rome is one of the most romantic and amazing cities in the world. The capital city of Italy is a very popular destination, with a huge variety of breathtaking sites to see and great things to do.
A trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the incredible Colosseum. The vast architectural wonder is an awe-inspiring site. Huge battles of gladiators used to take to the center stage to fight for their lives. The 50,000 capacity Amphitheater will blow your mind and is perfect for capturing some unbelievable photos.
If you are looking for romance during your trip to Rome, why not escape the crowds and walk arm-in-arm down some of the beautiful lanes and parks? Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori are both lovely places to explore. With small intimate cafes and cozy bars lining the streets, they are perfect for those romantic moments.
La Griffe Roma MGallery by Sofitel is a wonderful 5 star hotel located perfectly for sightseeing. If you are looking for romance then The Westin Excelsior is very special. Another fantastic hotel with splendid decor and service is Baglioni Hotel Regina.
New York City
New York, also famously known as ‘The Big Apple’, is such a fantastic city to visit with so many amazing things to see and do. At the center of New York City is Manhattan, home to the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural areas.
With such a wide variety of great attractions, we have highlighted a few must-see locations. We have also compiled some alternative ideas to make your trip even more exciting. The Empire State Building has an observation deck where you can take in breathtaking views across the city. You can also get some incredible views of Manhattan from the One World Observatory, the tallest building in the western hemisphere.
For some of the best cultural and historical experiences, head to Museum Mile. The East Side area of Fifth Avenue has the finest museums and art galleries. Here you will find The Met, one of the largest and extensive buildings in the world, featuring over two million works of art from all over the globe. You can also visit the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for some incredible art and design.
Situated on Madison Avenue is Lotte New York Palace hotel with beautiful spacious rooms. Right in the heart of the city is The Roosevelt Hotel, great for being close to all the action. On 7th Avenue is the 4 star Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, good location and service.
Bangkok is one of the most vibrant and visited tourist destinations in the world. It has such a rich and diverse culture with endless fascinating places to visit. Coupled with some of the best food you will ever taste, incredible temples and sites, you will never be short of things to do.
For a first-time traveler, Bangkok can be a sensory overload and seem slightly overwhelming at times. Once you acclimatize to the heat, the hustle and bustle of the city life, it really is a wonderful adventure. The people of Thailand are some of the friendliest and welcoming people you are ever likely to meet, hence the name ‘Land of Smiles’. So when taking in the beautiful sights, sampling the delicious food and surroundings of the city, a smile goes a long way.
There are so many incredible things to do and see. We have outlined a few places that we recommend you visit during your trip. Bangkok has some of the most stunning and beautiful temples and places of worship. The Grand Palace is amongst one of the finest pieces of architecture and beauty you will ever see. Luckily, there are also a number of other amazing temples nearby. Wat Pho is an exquisite temple featuring an enormous reclining Buddha statue that’s 15 meters high and 46 meters long.
For food, you have thousands of amazing choices across the city, from fine dining to small local shops, street food and night markets. Chatuchak weekend market is a fantastic place to get a real taste of Bangkok life, culture and of course, shopping. An enormous outdoor location with hundreds of vendors selling almost everything!
In the heart of the city is The Landmark Bangkok hotel, great for shopping and close to central Bangkok. If you are looking for some luxury then the 5 star Siam Kempinski Hotel, has excellent reviews. For a modern look and feel the Well Hotel Bangkok, has very high standards.
Cancun is a perfect combination of tranquil blue seas, stunning white sandy beaches and rich traditional culture. The beaches are some of the finest you will ever walk upon. Soft white sands sifting through your toes as you walk along the seafront and your troubles drift away.
Zona Hotelera is the larger of the two beaches stretching for over 19 km, perfect for soaking up the warm sun and relaxing by the crystal clear water. It’s also the livelier side of Cancun with stunning all-inclusive resorts and delicious international restaurants. Nearby, you will also find tourist attractions such as the Underwater Museum of Art featuring sculptures and marine life. For the more adventurous, you will also find many activities to keep you busy including fishing trips, snorkeling and diving excursions.
There are a number of cultural sites to visit if you want to experience some local historical monuments. The Museo Maya de Cancun holds some 400 beautiful traditional Mayan artifacts. Close by is also San Miguelito archaeological site giving you a deeper understanding of the Mayan communities at that time. El Rey further down the coastline has a few smaller ruins to explore and see. You are allowed to walk around the 47 ruins. Some are just foundations but others more intact and will create an incredible image of how life was like thousands of years ago.
Based near the Museo Maya de Cancun and also the beaches is Emporio Hotel & Suites Cancun. If you are looking for an all inclusive resort with great views then try the Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas. A stylish and modern resort with all the amenities nearby is the Live Aqua Cancun resort.
Adam has been a professional content and copywriter for many years. His writing experience has crossed over various areas including; travel and music magazines, websites, blogs, press releases, contracts and audio technology companies. His love for travel and his work has taken him around the world. Adam is from the UK and has been living and working in Bangkok for over 8 years. He has a real passion and flare for creativity and the arts in all its forms. He has recently joined the HotelQuickly team as Senior Content Manager.