Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, ranks among the most beautiful in the world. With its larger-than-life mountain overlooking the City Bowl, harbour, white beaches and Robben Island beyond, this is a tourist's playground.
The name Italy comes from the word italia, meaning “calf land,” perhaps because the bull was a symbol of the Southern Italian tribes.
The resort village of Engelberg in Central Switzerland’s Uri Alps was formed around a medieval monastery. Despite a tempestuous past, Engelberg Abbey still has monks, and remains at the heart of the community, hosting recitals on summer nights.
Portugal is a fascinating country with a proud history that can be felt all throughout the country - from its capital, down to each tiny, picture-perfect village.
Peru, country in western South America. Except for the Lake Titicaca basin in the southeast, its borders lie in sparsely populated zones.
The boundaries with Colombia to the northeast and Brazil to the east traverse lower ranges or tropical forests, whereas the borders with Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and Ecuador to the northwest run across the high Andes.
KAUAI IS OFTEN THE FORGOTTEN COUSIN of the larger Hawaiian islands. Travelers seek the endless sun of the Big Island, the pampering of Maui’s luxury resorts, and even the history and excitement of Oahu while overlooking the northernmost island in the Hawaiian archipelago: wet, sleepy Kauai.
Canada was named through a misunderstanding. When Jaques Cartier, a French explorer, came to the new world, he met with local Natives who invited them to their 'kanata' (the word for ‘village’). The party mistakenly thought the name of the country was "Kanata" or Canada.
Rio de Janeiro
The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil’s most popular and frequented tourist destinations for decades. Its vibrant city centre is bursting with culture and pulsating with a deep sense of history and heritage. Rio, as it is commonly known, is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America.