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Top 10 Beach Destinations To Visit In 2020

The combination of sun, sand, and sea makes the ultimate attraction for a vacation sojourn. Moments spend in the backdrop of magnificent sea and the lure of sun-kissed golden sands create memories to cherish for life. From isles in Micronesia and topical paradises of Asia to the amazing Mediterranean coast of Europe and soft sandy beaches off the turquoise Caribbean Sea, you have plenty to enjoy a beach holiday. Here is the list of top 10 beach destinations to visit in 2020.

#1. Turks and Caicos

A part of British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos group of islands is famous for its Grace Bay beach. One of the most picturesque beaches in the world, it hosts luxurious resorts and a water park dotted with numerous reefs to explore. Enjoy boating, catamaran cruises,  windsurfing, kayaking, skiing, jet skiing, and sailing. Crystal-clear waters and unmatched marine heritage beneath is perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.

#2. Hawaii

It hosts every type of beach – white, black, green and red – you can extend your imagination to. From beach parks taking you on an off-the-beaten-path tour to romantic bays and private beaches offering total seclusion, Hawaii has everything beach lovers want. The Big Island is home to black, sandy beaches with water sports facilities. Kauai is the place to enjoy romance off the amazing shoreline. Lanai is the perfect gateway to swim and snorkel. Maui is famous for its Bohemian beaches while Oahu pristine beaches are legendary. Molokai is the home to beach parks.

The Best Places To Visit In St. Petersburg, Russia

The Best Places to Visit in St. Petersburg, Russia

People often ask me “which city has been your favorite to visit”, and my answer is simple: St. Petersburg, Russia.

Why St. Petersburg? It could be the amazing people that live in the city, the incredible history around each corner, the beautiful buildings that surround you, or the delicious food that can be found in almost any cafe/restaurant/food stand. Any of these reasons alone could justify my response, but this city has each of them.

Let’s take a quick journey around the city of St. Petersburg, lovingly called “The Venice of the North”.

Most Haunted Cities In The World

An average person would probably never want to deal with any of these spine-chilling locations, but for someone as brazen as you are, being in any of these cities is for sure an adventure of a lifetime! These places are believed to be inhabited by spirits that roam around old or abandoned buildings. For most of them, their past was one filled with horror and, sometimes, violence, no wonder that up to this day, paranormal elements continue to be felt… and seen.

20 Scariest Haunted Houses In The USA

It’s Halloween season yet again and what better way to celebrate it than to scare your pants off? One terrifyingly exciting way to do that is to visit haunted houses that could potentially creep you out for the rest of your life! If you think you’re brave enough to survive ghost sightings and all the macabre monsters that lurk in the dark, check out these eerie locations that will surely give you all the heebie-jeebies you need at this time of the year.

World Airport Code Trivia Challenge

Do you think you can pass our World Airport Code Trivia Challenge? We compiled 20 random airport codes from around the world to really challenge your brain. Take our test and see if you can guess all of the airport codes from around the world.

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These Dishes Are So Spicy They Will Burn You!

For you to be able to enjoy, let alone taste, these following dishes, you got to have a tongue of steel. No kidding! They’re incredibly flavorful, yes, but their level of spicy is just on a whole another dimension you don’t even understand. Below, you got stuff from the Caribbean, Americas, and Africa that you will never forget once you’ve tried them, as well as a barrage of killer cuisines from Asia that will change your life forever!

Best Pizzerias In Italy

If authentic pizza is what you’re looking for, then Italy is the proper place to be. Why not? It is where this world-famous dish originated—the first documentation of the word “pizza” goes as far back as 997 A.D. in the city of Gaeta. That old! So, to help you decide where to finally experience the best pizza slice of your life, this site has gathered 20 pizzerias you will not regret visiting while you’re in the Land of the Riviera.

Best Japanese Dishes You Should Never Not Try!

Do not expect to see tempura, sushi, and ramen on this list because they have been deliberately left out to make way for other dishes that are as delicious as the aforementioned ones. It doesn’t hurt to make new discoveries—especially food discoveries—right? Get ready for a smorgasbord of mouth-watering authentic Japanese food that might just make you book a flight in a jiffy!

20 Oldest Hotels In The World

There aren’t many hotels that can say they’ve been in existence for generations. This article shares the oldest hotels you can find on the Earth’s surface. Did you know that the “oldest” of them all has been in operation since over a thousand years ago and has been owned by 52 generations of the same Japanese family that established it? Crazy!

20. Old Hall Hotel, United Kingdom (1573)

20 Fascinating Places You Have to Visit in South America

It is no coincidence that South America is one of the world’s top destinations. From the Iguassu Falls to the astonishing Machu Picchu, South America has something new, interesting and exciting to offer. With so many different things you have to see, it can be difficult to narrow down the list of tourist attractions. But do not rush! As a starting point for your adventures, here are the top 20 places you’ll enjoy visiting!

Machu Picchu

3 Amazing Places to Visit on the Cambodian Coast

3 Amazing Places To Visit On the Cambodian Coast

Have you ever dreamed of a tranquil coastal retreat? The Cambodian coast may be just for you! Lesser known than the coastlines of neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, it is a perfect place for a tranquil retreat.

The Cambodian coast is slowly developing thanks to foreign investments. These days, it is common to see foreigners managing hotels and restaurants on the coast.

There are still some problems that hinder the development of this beautiful coastline, mainly due to poor garbage management. But, there is no denying that the Cambodian coastline is a beautiful one.

Here are three places that you should absolutely check out on the Cambodian coast!

Kampot

Kampot is a quiet town situated at the foot of the wonderful Bokor Mountain.
Kampot is a quiet town situated at the foot of the wonderful Bokor Mountain.

This quiet town is set on the banks of Prek Thom River and is the capital of Kampot Province. Kampot is best known as the starting point for day trips to the Bokor Mountain, which you can see towering above the town. The town has a lovely riverside that is full of activity during the whole day.

Kampot is an ideal escape from the chaotic buzz of the capital, Phnom Penh. You can also find lots of affordable accommodation and delicious cuisine on the riverside.

Here are some places that you should check out in Kampot!

Bokor Mountain

This giant is located some 40 kilometers northwest of Kampot. The road up the mountain is safe for motorbikes and cars alike, and it is simply epic, as it is one of the best-preserved roads in Cambodia.

During the ride to the top of the mountain, you will witness picturesque vistas over Kampot and the seaside. As you go higher, you will feel the air getting colder as the clouds crack through the mountain. The fog will set up the vibe perfectly for an enjoyable ride.

On the way to the top, you will see many macaque monkeys, especially near Lorkyay Mao, a religious site with peculiar rock shapes and a large statue.

After this religious site, you will ride a bit further through the mist to the ruins of the old hill station. This station was built by the French in early 1920s and was abandoned just before Khmer Rouge devastated this area. This area, coupled with dense fog, feels like a true ghost town. The hill station is located 1,079 meters above sea level.

You can also find the Preah Bokor National Park there, that preserves endangered species such as tigers, elephants, and leopards.

Fish Island

Fish Island is a small island that is also the only place in Kampot where you can go to the beach. It is located right across the Prek Thom River, a short ride away from the downtown area.

The island is sparsely populated and is probably the quietest place in Kampot. It is connected with dirt roads that are better than the town roads.

At the end of the island, you can find the Coconut Mountain. Near this place, there are two beaches for you to choose from. One beach is rock, with mangrove trees populating the shore. The other one is a white sand beach that is just perfect for swimming.

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville has undergone some rapid transformation during the last few years.
Sihanoukville has undergone through some rapid transformation during the last few years.

Sihanoukville is the third most visited destination in Cambodia, attracting crowds during the dry season. It is a great kicking point for exploring the Cambodian islands. Also, it has a few nice beaches.

Before, Sihanoukville was a holiday destination for rich Cambodians. Now, it is full of visitors hailing from Phnom Penh during the weekends.

In recent times, lots of Chinese investments have come in Sihanoukville, completely transforming this city. Actually, the number of Chinese population outnumbers the local populace here! With that, a lot of casinos and hotels have been built, contaminating the city. Now, the city is dirty and crowded, and in need of better infrastructure.

Here are some places that you should check out in Sihanoukville!

Otres Beach

This is probably the cleanest beach in Sihanoukville. It is located just to the south of the more crowded Ochheuteal Beach.

Otres Beach isn’t an undiscovered piece of white sand as it was before, but still, it is a very relaxing place and very lengthy.

For now, it is still free from Chinese construction work, so it may be a great time to visit it now!

Kep

Blue Crab is the symbol of Kep.
Blue crab is the symbol of Kep.

Kep is a relaxing little town located 30 kilometers east of Kampot. It is situated on a small peninsula and provides wonderful views over the Bokor Mountain and Phu Quoc Island in the distance.

Kep is still in the early stages of tourism, mostly reserved for people from Phnom Penh coming over for weekend relaxation.

These days, foreign investments are slowly pouring in. You can see Westernized restaurants popping up by the coast. Regardless of that, the tranquil atmosphere remains untouched.

Kep is really relaxing and different from other towns in Cambodia. There is only one sand beach in the city center. One interesting thing is that this beach is completely made from sand imported from Kampot and Sihanoukville. There are other places where you can jump in the sea, but are shockingly dirty and full of garbage, especially near the mangrove forests.

Here are some places that you should check out in Kep!

Crab Market

You can smell the scent of seafood when near this market. It offers delicious seafood that isn’t expensive if you avoid the restaurants nearby.

On the Crab Market, you can try the local specialty, the blue crab. The crabs are caught and cooked right in front of your eyes. Expect to pay 5 to 10 USD per portion. The portions are huge, by the way!

Kep National Park

This place is located right in the middle of the Kep Peninsula, towering above the calm town. The entrance fee to the park is 1 USD, even though you can go there for free if there are no officials around.

Kep National Park is pretty clean compared to what you might see in the town. It offers great trekking trails, the main one being the 8-kilometer circuit around the mountain that you can cross with a motorbike. Also, there are inner trails that will test your trekking skills. Beware of macaques inhabiting this area!

The highlights of Kep National Park are the Little Buddha statue and the Sunset Rock. To get to the rock, you will need to hike some 15 minutes right after the entrance to the park. Sunset Rock offers an amazing view over the whole peninsula and is a great place to observe the sunset.

Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)

To get to Rabbit Island, you need to take a 20-minute ferry ride from the town. It will cost you 7 USD for a day return trip or 10 USD if you wish to stay longer.

It is a very relaxing place as there are no roads, just dense jungle in the middle of the island. That makes for a unique atmosphere and a lovely retreat.

There are several gold sand beaches around the island. Recent reports say that the main beach is full of garbage these days. Regardless of that, Koh Tonsay is a lovely place to explore for a day trip!


Now that you know about some amazing places on the Cambodian coast, don’t you think that it is a high time to pack your bag and explore this beauty?

3 Common Scams in Cambodia and How to Avoid Them

3 Most Common Scams in Cambodia and How to Avoid Them

Are you planning to visit Cambodia soon? The Kingdom of Cambodia is often referred to as the Kingdom of Wonder, and for a good reason. There is the biggest religious site in the world, Angkor Wat, to back that up. More tourists are flocking to Cambodia with each passing year. That fact opens up many scam opportunities in Cambodia.

If you are traveling to Cambodia for the first time, it’s a good thing to come prepared for numerous scams in Cambodia.

Let’s dive in-depth in some of the most common scams that you may run into in Cambodia!