Saturday, April 19, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Travel

United States National Parks are some of the most heavily visited and traversed areas for visitors and vacationers. Each year, virtually millions of...
SAVANNAH, Ga. - In Gone With the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara, comparing Savannah and Charleston with the much younger city of Atlanta, called the older locales "aged grandmothers fanning themselves placidly in the sun." Today the two waterfront cities are among the South's most popular tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors annually with their history, restaurants, and streetscapes.
It's that time of year again - the longer, warmer days of spring in our Northern Hemisphere, when the travel bug invades our daydreams and starts biting the two of us big time.
It was December 2013 when my plane dropped from the sky. We collectively clenched, wondering if our seat cushions really floated, and slammed down onto what I hoped was the runway. The pilot's voice filled the cabin.
The world's largest flower garden is in full bloom. Take a trip to see the gardens at Keukenhof park, in Lisse.
During World War II, Okunoshima Island was used as a poison gas facility. Today, the island is a tourist destination, due partially to the large rabbit population. Tourists can stay in the resort, feed the rabbits, enjoy the 6-hole golf course, or stay at the camp grounds.
Poy Sang Long is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony of the Shan people or Tai Yai, an ethnic group in Myanmar and northern Thailand. Young boys between ages 7 and 14 are ordained to learn the Buddhist doctrines. The festival is a three-day event.
The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler signed the death warrants of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world's fastest growing Jewish community.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city's multilayered history, and the lifestyles of those who've lived it.