What Are the Best Places to Travel To in January?

Who wouldn’t like to start a new year on a high note? And what can be a better way to do so than by visiting beautiful destinations? With winter in the northern hemisphere and summer under the Equator, the world offers plenty of wonderful options to explore. Whether you embrace the snowy season wrapped in a soft and warm woolen scarf and a mug of hot cocoa in your hand or you are a fan of the joy  of hot sunny weather, here are the best places to travel to in January!

Cambodia

With an extensive list of places to visit, spending January in Cambodia is a great plan! The weather is great, not to hot and not too cold, what makes it perfect for sunbathing in its serene beaches, exploring its breathtaking landscapes and discovering its fabulous temples. You can’t miss taking part of a jungle safari in Virachey National Park and  Siem Reap _ the gateway to the ruins of Angkor_ .

Maldives

This assemblage of charming islands surrounded by crystal blue sea and lofty reefs, is a picturesque destination to travel to during the first month of the year. Newly weds can have a lovely honeymoon in Maldives! 

Water sport lovers will have a blast in Maldives: snorkeling, fishing cruises and submarine rides are just some of the activities that can be done on the islands! 

Morocco

Morocco is absolutely charming and exotic and a nice destination to visit in January. It’s a vibrant country with colorful markets and mosques to explore during the day. Rabat, its capital city, is absolutely fascinating. Magical and medieval, invites visitors to explore it and discover its interesting attractions such as the Medina or ,the Royal Mausoleum of Mohamed V.

South Africa

South Africa is a fascinating country that is worth visiting any time of the year. However, what can be more exciting than starting a brand new year in such an exotic destination? 

It’s usually amongst the bucket list of wildlife lovers and a preferred travel spot for those interested in amazing road trips, stunning beaches and delicious wines. 

South Africa is, of course, a land for adventurers. January is a lovely month to be around and enjoy shark cage diving and witness the best game-viewing experiences at Kruger National Park. Table Mountain National Park invites you to discover amazing views of the surrounding landscape.

Those into wine, will love to discover vineyards and try delicious types of wines.

Kauai

Kauai, in Hawaii, is a beautiful destination. Those wishing to escape the cold winter days will feel more than welcome and at ease here! It’s a destination that usually makes it to the bucket list amongst surfers. They flock to the northern shores of the island of Kauai to enjoy the pleasant warm waters and the massive waves. 

If you’re not into surfing, you’ll be able to practice all kinds of water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing, kitesurfing… you mention! And after spending so much energy, get ready to refuel at any of the nice Hawaiian restaurants in the area. They offer delicious seasonal winter food such as starfruit, avocados or tangerines and chefs know how to blend them into delicious dishes! 

Nature lovers will also enjoy whale watching. January is the time of the year when humpback whales travel past on their way to find solace in the warm waters of the South Pacific.

Kauai is a great destination for road trips. Driving from one attraction to the other is easy and both drivers and passengers can admire stunning views along the way. It’s really easy to rent a car in Kauai as many of the most popular car rental agencies have offices there.  If renting a car is an appealing idea for you, don’t forget to explore all your options regarding car rental insurance policies. 

Park City, Utah

January is snow time in Park City and a great time to flock to this mountain community located just a few miles from Salt Lake City. Those into winter sports will definitely feel at heaven here: downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country are just a limited assortment of winter fun activities that you can enjoy! Dog sledding through mountain trails is amazing and the Arctic breeds and huskies are great to see! 

You can also rent a snow mobile to explore the backcountry terrain. Many companies also guided tours that invite you to discover spectacular vistas and out-of-the-way places.

Berlin

What can be nicer than starting the year in the buzzing city of Berlin? This German city invites you to discover its interesting past, rich culture, delicious cuisine and vibrant architecture. Outdoor cafés, bars and restaurants put away their outdoor seating during the winter season and invite you to enjoy the city life from the warmth inside. Wrap up warmly and go for a stunning walk around Berlin’s Botanic Gardens, join a free walking tour and see the most famous landmarks of the city. 

Art fans can get their art fix at the Gemäldegalerie, where you can admire a stunning selection of European art.   

5 Excellent Libraries Around the World

Whether you are using recent technology to study or the old methods, libraries remain on the top to study. There are many libraries around the world, and today we will take a tour of the world’s best libraries and what makes it different from the rest. So let’s start.

Admont Abbey Library, Austria

This library situated on the Enns River in southeast Austria. It was constructed in the year 1776. Joseph Hueber developed it as breathtaking beauty. The library crowned with seven doms with shining in gold and white colors. With 4 Museums, 26 Parishes, 200000 Volumes and 1400 Manuscripts (up from 8th Century), it is the largest library of this type in the world.

Library of Congress, USA

The Library of Congress is the national library of the U.S. and the country’s oldest federal cultural institution as well. It consists of only three buildings, but it makes its place in worlds one of the largest libraries. It is open for public, tourist, research but a specified person can look for the books only. It has more than 32 million books, a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, more than 61 million manuscripts, over one million newspapers from the last three centuries, one of the four perfect vellum copies in the world of the Gutenberg Bible, over five million maps, more than 14 million photos and prints and six million pieces of sheet music.

Bodleian Library, United Kingdom

The Bodleian library established in 1602 and today it is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. It has more than 11 million items, which includes many of historical importance: a Gutenberg Bible, four copies of the Magna Carta, and Shakespeare’s First Folio (from 1623), and many more. One of the most interesting things is Radcliffe Camera, built in 1737-1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. The Bodleian library also comes in many movies including The Saint, Young Sherlock Holmes, The Golden Compass and The Red Violin.

Stuttgart City Library, Germany

Stuttgart City Library is an impressive library. It was first opened in 2011 for the public. It makes up with pristine, gleaming surfaces and staircases. One can miss the gliding pilers and intricate ceiling frescos. But it is filled with light and space. The design of the library influence from the Pantheon in Rome. The multi floors, meeting areas and white color interior set with the grid effect created by the many apertures in the cubic exterior.

Vatican Library, Vatican

Being one of the best libraries in the world under the proper authority of the Catholic Church in Rome, it is must visit the library. It established in 1475 as the Catholic Church. At present they collect historical acquisitions, gracious gifts, and generous bequests. At present, the Vatican Library holds 75,000 manuscripts, more than 1.1 million books, and over 8,500 incunabula. If we said appropriately, then this library owns many significant works from ancient times and the oldest complete manuscript of the Bible.

World’s 5 Most Luxurious First-Class Cabins

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At present the travel facilities are at its best, even one can call this time as a golden era of travel. Now traveling to any extreme country or region is easier. For those who have lots of money can travel around the world with various facilities and in luxurious cabins. So let’s take a look at the world’s five most lavish first class cabins and what it has to offer for its passengers.

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Mountain Biking Around the World – Best Bike Tours

I think bike trips in the mountains is one of the dream of life for many people. It is thrilling, exciting and changing. So if you are one of them who want to do the same adventure here is the few places to mountain bike around the world. Let’s take a look at it.

TIROL, AUSTRIA

Tirol is one of the proper mountain trails with difficulties and variety of conditions to start your biking. It is a good place for seasoned bikers as well as beginners. One can ride over 1000 KM in less than $100. The trails are broken up into smaller segments, so you have more trail to ride. It has 75.8 KMs route with 3700 verticle meters which is one of the toughest roads. Ischgl in the Paznaun Valley is heaven for mountain bikers. This valley has more than forty different routes, from easy to difficult one. A beginner mountain biker converts his/her hobby into the next level at this perfect place.

RODALBEN, GERMANY

Rodalben is a small town, surrounded with single track bike trails. It is perfect for those who look for small but more intimate trail experience. Rodalben’s trail is round up of 40 kilometers and for Germany, it is one of the most suggested routes to ride. This trail goes through the forest. One can’t be lost on the trails as they are marked well. Another advantage is, the paths divide into several areas, and one of it takes you in the town so that you can take a rest in case if you need it.

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND

If the expansive biking stops you, then there is no best place than New Zealand. It provides bikers for a dramatic change of scenery. New Zeland is famous for its beautiful landscapes, and the trails of Rotorua give several year-round entertainments for anyone with a bit of riding skill and love to see one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Rotorua is one of the oldest biking networks in New Zealand and is located in Whakarewarewa Forest. It has volcanic soils, sketchy riding surfaces, and varying topography. The trail network provides all levels of tracking challenge.

ROSSLAND, CANADA

For those who want to single craving track, Rossland is a most popular place for its changing biking trails. Rossland is sat in the alpine territory with 30 kilometers of the trail to navigate. It was constructed in 2004 and then open to the public between July and the first snows of October. It is reserved for experienced mountain bikers only as it is remote without any cell phone coverage and lacking water. So bikers have to keep food, water and other necessary things with them. It is recognized as one of the most challenging trails in the worlds by the biking enthusiasts as it is long, technical and requires more physical effort. The area alternates between long ranges of steep ground that need to be climbed followed by adrenaline rushing and short descents.