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The Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards ranked The Best Countries category in 2021. The award ranked Portugal first, New Zealand second and Japan third. CN Traveller has a long history in the tourism industry with its readers having evaluated travel destinations through the Readers’ Choice Award since 1988.
(Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2021)
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Portugal voted "best country in the world" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller.
After finishing third in the last two editions of Condé Nast Traveller's The Readers' Choice Awards, Portugal was voted the "best country in the world" by the travel magazine's readers in 2021.
"Portugal is a country that just keeps getting better, with a growing appreciation not only of its beaches but its food and wine, and with lesser-known corners such as the artistically inclined Melides on our radar alongside the obvious hotspots of Comporta and the Algarve", says Condé Nast.
From being voted "best country in the world" in Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' Choice Awards to being nominated for 54 awards in the World Travel Awards, Portugal is currently riding a wave of international recognition.
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Many of the reasons cited regarded the country’s landscapes. And yes, there are loads of beautiful places in the world, but there is something otherworldly about the views in New Zealand—and the destinations to which they lead.
Take Taupo, where New Zealand's largest lake sits on a volcanic plateau surrounded by mountains. Here, you can sail and ski on the same day, with just a 90-minute drive between surf and snow. And then there’s New Plymouth, home to the famous Mt Taranaki and the goblin forest at its base; from there, an hour’s drive is all it takes to reach the black sands of west-coast beaches.
And there's no end to the cinematic views of New Zealand’s South Island. A flight into Queenstown Airport ought to offer a few. Or, instead, you could fly into Christchurch and take in the sights of the Southern Alps before catching the TranzAlpine train to Greymouth, a beautiful locale on the west coast where rainforests meet seascapes and dramatic mountain vistas.
Walking the Milford Track—considered the world’s greatest hike—was high on voters’ lists as well. Of course, New Zealand is abundant with such majestic hiking trails that make up the country’s Great Walks Network, including six on the South Island and three on the North Island.
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What are the best big cities in the world? Japan has three cities in the top. Take a look at the list below!
If you’re planning a trip to Japan, one of the most important, enjoyable, and challenging steps is deciding where in Japan to go.
With so many amazing places to choose from, and so much online content to sift through, figuring out your ideal destinations can seem daunting, whether it’s your first time to Japan or a return visit.
The good news is that Japan has so many incredible urban and rural destinations (and bucket list-worthy Japan experiences) that you basically can’t go wrong. The “bad” news is that there may be no such thing as a true “best places in Japan” list, since so much comes down to personal preferences and interests.
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Japan is home to some of the world’s most dynamic and fascinating cities. While exploring Japan’s urban centers — from Sapporo to Fukuoka, and everywhere in between — you’ll be able to enjoy the best of Japanese food; shopping, art, and design; some of Japan’s best boutique and luxury hotels; and more.
Even if you’re the type of traveler who tends to avoid big cities, we recommend giving Japan’s cities a chance. Along with being worthwhile for so many reasons, they often surprise nature-lovers with how tranquil they can be. Yes, there are busy and hectic areas, but the peaceful backstreets of cities like Tokyo and Kyoto a totally different story.
Another thing that sets Japan’s cities apart is that, along with all the excitement they offer, they’re also incredibly efficient and safe. These are among the many, many reasons we love Japan so much.
If you can only visit a couple of Japan’s cities, you’ll probably gravitate towards Tokyo and Kyoto, for good reason. In many ways these are essential destinations, especially if it’s your first trip to Japan.
5. Hiroshima and Miyajima
Morocco has four imperial cities: Marrakech, Fes, Meknes and Rabat. Rabat is the current capital city. Although a modern city at first glance, it has several interesting historical attractions, such as the Kasbah of the Oudaias, the old medina and the Hassan Tower. The gleaming Royal Mausoleum is also well worth a visit.
Known as the Red City, Marrakech is famous for its old medina, numerous souks, ancient palaces like Badi Palace and Bahia Palace, the striking Koutoubia Mosque, the energetic Djemaa el-Fna and the Saadian Tombs. The former capital of Fes boasts plenty of stunning architecture, though it is perhaps best known for its large tanneries and for being home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Meknes has one of the most impressive monumental gates in all of Morocco – Bab el-Mansour – whilst horse-drawn carriages make a great way to explore this charming and relaxed imperial city.
Morocco has beaches along both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, with plenty of lovely spots to enjoy. Popular holiday spots with foreign visitors include Tangier and Agadir, while Asilah attracts mainly locals and Spanish visitors. Although fairly under-visited by international tourists, places like El Jadida, Oualidia and El Jebha see significant numbers of domestic tourists during the summer months. The most popular beaches typically have great facilities within easy reach, whilst some destinations, such as Essaouria, are perfect for lovers of watersports.
Blue Lanka Tours has a vast experience in the Sri Lankan tourism industry and has a team of friendly local travel consultants with in-depth knowledge about popular destinations in the country. We can carefully curate a tailor-made holiday package to suit your group preferences with accommodation at the finest locations and transport arranged in ultra-comfortable luxury vehicles.
Linking to one of its internal articles, a Conde Nast expert talks about the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. On his list are some of the best boutique hotels in the island such as Amangalla in Galle, Rock Villa in Bentota, Ulpotha Yoga Retreat, and the Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow in Haputale. Also in his article, James highlights the diverse landscapes, variety of experiences, hospitable people, luscious tea estates and divine cuisine. He also advises tourists to visit the ‘Paradise Road’ boutique shop in Colombo to indulge in a feast of traditional items and souvenirs.
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Tourists and travel experts have long agreed that Italy is a special place, so much so that the country has become a de facto bucket list destination for just about everyone. Famous for its incredible food, rich historical sites, highly regarded art, beautiful small towns and equally picturesque cities, countrysides and coastlines, it's safe to say Italy's offerings are unmatched
Italian food is the best in the world. But do you actually know how good it is? Yes, the Italians lay claim to the invention of the pizza, and yes, it is most likely the best tasting pizza in the world (including yours, Chicago), but what most people don't know is the other delicacies it also has to offer. In fact, Italy is so amazingly wonderful that each region offers up its own dish, each meticulously concocted through the ages, laying down a historic crust for its most gracious taste testers. The meats, the seafood, the risottos, are all carefully constructed to suit their own regional styles, with mixtures of mozzarella, stuffed peppers and Polenta so creamy it melts straight on your tongue. And we haven't even mentioned the desserts yet! A country so proud of its ice cream that it insists upon the fact that they don't believe it to even be ice cream makes the whole thing even better. That's right, although Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, ask an Italian the difference and you will regret it instantly. Oh and did we mention tiramisu?
|Depicted throughout the world as the one of the friendliest nations, Italians have a warm and welcoming reputation. From mothers that are desperate to feed you to fathers that are desperate to flatter you, Italians even make catcalling seem OK. Usually only limited to men in white vans or overweight builders on a construction site, catcalling can so often be the bane of every woman's day. However, with beauty becoming something that should not be ignored, both Italian men and women suddenly feel compelled to let that other person know. Sure, they have their faults, but then so does every nationality.|
Despite all its volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland is consistently at the top of the list, maintaining its place for years on end. There are many reasons why Iceland makes the cut and without getting into the nitty-gritty, we will cover a few in this blog!
Iceland is a unique place with a strong yet sensible character. Its people are somewhat similar, a bit rugged yet very friendly. When you arrive in Iceland and drive along the Reykjanes peninsula, you will see this ruggedness and softness quite clearly. The tough, craggy lava fields are covered in a soft moss coat. The perfect analogy for the Icelandic nation. One big family, tough and ready for the elements but friendly and peaceful.
|Luckily, Iceland is not inhabited by mosquitoes, ticks, bears, snakes, poisonous spiders or any kind of other hazardous animals. You can roam around the highlands in berry season. Picking up mouthfuls upon mouthfuls of delicious blue- and crowberries without having to worry about bears. You can camp in a forest (if you find one) or take a nap in a meadow with no risk of getting bitten by pests. The only possibly “harmful” animal would be the Arctic Fox. But, the ones that don’t know humans stay away and those who do and might approach are more often just looking for food.|
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We'll tell you about some reasons why it is necessary to go to Greece, to go on vacation with your family, alone or with friends, with your partner:
Greece is readily available
All roads lead to ... Greece! You can get to Greece by car, boat or plane and we will be happy to help you book a hotel in Greece, children's camp or to pick up your dream house by the sea.
Greece is a country full of surprises and a variety of recreation options
Greece has a large variety of landscapes, beautiful towns and unique places, which you will not find anywhere else. Countless beautiful beaches, a network of picturesque islands, snow-capped mountains, forests, waterfalls and mineral springs, spectacular city, a priceless cultural heritage and more. Resorts, azure blue of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Ionian seas, spectacular mountains Meteora, on the island of Chios Mastiha, olive wood at the foot of Delphi, all you have to see.
Clean, clear, warm sea
Greek sea are known worldwide for its unique beauty, its amazing turquoise, blue, blue flowers and its impeccable cleanliness. Swim in the crystal clear water - just now, and a unique pleasure! In the Greek seas, even in May, you will be much warmer and more comfortable than in the height of summer in the icy waters of the beautiful ocean in Portugal. In addition, the calm waters are ideal for children games.
Beautiful and clean sandy beaches under the Blue Flag
Greece is known for its multiplicity of the most beautiful beaches of the European Union. Blue Flag, developed by more than 400 beaches, which guarantees a clean beach, clean sea water, the presence of first-aid and protection programs for flora and fauna. Everywhere you will find sun loungers, awnings and umbrellas for protection from the sun. Gentle beaches smoothly into the calm sea, allowing safe to swim for both children and adults. In contrast to the Spanish beaches in Greece you never feel of mass tourism, even in the busiest summer months of July and August. No need in the morning, still did not really wake up, get nervous, you do not have enough space on the beach and that everything will be jam-packed with tourists and try to take their seats early. In Greece, there is always a nice place on the beach. That is a real feast while on vacation.
The perfect mild climate
Greece has a year-round pleasant climate throughout the country. Greece is just a little bit of gray, cloudy days a year and has a low humidity. On a hot summer day temperature compensated pleasant sea breeze, and in the evenings it provides a pleasant cooling.
Croatia is recognized as one of the world's top destinations, taking an excellent 9th place on the list of 20 best destinations chosen by readers of the popular American travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. The list is part of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler's 2021 Readers' Choice Award, reports HRTurizam.
"We are extremely pleased to hear that the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have recognized Croatia as one of the most popular countries in the world. This is a confirmation of the exceptional reputation of our country among American travel enthusiasts who perceive Croatia as a quality, attractive and safe destination," said Ina Rodin, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Representation in the US, adding that this recognition is a great motivation to further position Croatia as one of the most popular destinations for Americans.
Turkey, country that occupies a unique geographic position, lying partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Throughout its history it has acted as both a barrier and a bridge between the two continents.
Turkey is situated at the crossroads of the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, and eastern Mediterranean. It is among the larger countries of the region in terms of territory and population, and its land area is greater than that of any European state.
Every region in Turkey has a unique kitchen culture, using distinct ingredients and recipes. As such, Turkish cuisine is much more than tasty kebabs and baklava; it includes fresh seafood and meze, a whole world of desserts, huge breakfast spreads, Ottoman classics, vegetable dishes, and much more.
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