Fort Lauderdale, USA
Fort Lauderdale is a city famous for its beautiful beaches. With plenty of choice for shopping and dining, you could also take a stroll around it's historical districts.
Barbados gained independence from the British in 1966, but their influence is still apparent on this stunning Caribbean island. English is the native tongue, Cricket is the national sport and tea is still a favorite drink. It is no wonder that this piece of paradise was once called "Little England ."
Macapá is a city in Brazil and the capital of Amapá state in the country's North Region. It is located on the northern channel of the Amazon River near its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is on a small plateau on the Amazon in the southeast of the state of Amapá and has few land connections to other parts of Brazil. The equator runs through the middle of the city, leading residents to refer to Macapá as "The capital of the middle of the world." It covers 6,407.12 square kilometres (2,473.80 sq mi) and is located northeast of the large inland island of Marajó and south of the border of French Guiana
Manaus lies a thousand miles upriver from the mouth of the Amazon, near the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes - the two major arteries that form the Amazon proper. For one brief shining moment in the 19th century, this port in the heart of the rainforest was the world's wealthiest city. It was a place where the great barons of the rubber trade literally lit their cigars with hundred dollar bills and flocked to the ornate opera house to hear Caruso. The bubble burst suddenly. Its place in the sun eclipsed, Manaus settled into obscurity until 1967. The city's fortunes revived that year when Manaus became a duty-free zone. A thriving domestic trade in consumer electronics, from stereos to TVs, replaced the old wealth of the rubber barons. But one thing has never changed in Manaus - the great Amazonian forest lurks outside the confines of the city, offering an irresistible adventure to travelers.
Santarem is an especially amazing destination, because it is located where the Amazon meets the Tapajos, another massive Brazilian river.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio is famous for its wild beaches and outrageous Carnival celebrations. But this energetic city offers so much more. It lies between the sea and several fertile green mountains, including Pão d'Açucar (Sugarloaf) Mountain, and Corcovado, home to the famous art-deco statue of Christ the Redeemer. Lined with 23 beaches along its coast, its most famous, Copacabana and Ipanema, are teeming with bikers, walkers, joggers, surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, all enjoying the scene as much as the sun.
Uruguay's capital city and one of the Americas' most important seaports, Montevideo draws travelers from all over the world - many just hoping to bask in its multicultural European charm. Narrow streets and varied architectural styles ranging from colonial to Art Deco reveal this vibrant city's strong Spanish, Portuguese, French and British influences. And while most of its historic sites can be visited within a few hours, walking through the port area and exploring old neighborhoods is the best way to discover the true allure of Montevideo.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founded in the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the "Paris of the South" - by the cattle boom of the 1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur, Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city's enigmas and contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens - the reclusive librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita Peron.
Strait of Magellan
The Strait of Magellan (Spanish: Estrecho de Magallanes), also called the Straits of Magellan, is a navigable sea route separating mainland South America to the north and Tierra del Fuego to the south. The strait is the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans but it is considered a difficult route to navigate because of the unpredictable winds and currents and the narrowness of the passage.
Punta Arenas, Chile
Overlooking the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the southernmost city on Earth. Situated astride one of the world's historic trade routes, Punta Arenas features a great mix of cultures and Chilean history. It's also the region's gateway to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
Amalia Glacier, Chile (Cruise By)
The Southern Patagonian Ice Field covered the entirety of southern Chile just 10,000 years ago. Today, this region gives way to the awe-inspiring channels and islands that comprise the fjords of southern Chile's Pacific Coast, which extend as far south as Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan.
Pio XI Glacier, Chile (Cruise By)
Pío XI Glacier, is in southern Chile and is the largest western outflow from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Now about 66 km (41 mi) in length, it is the longest glacier in the southern hemisphere outside of Antarctica.Unlike most glaciers worldwide, it advanced significantly from 1945 to 1976, Brüggen surged 5 km (3.1 mi) across the Eyre Fjord, reaching the western shore by 1962 and cutting off Lake Greve from the sea. The glacier continued advancing both northward and southward in the fjord to near its present position before stabilizing. The growth covers a distance of more than 10 km (6.2 mi) north to south, adding nearly 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi) of ice.
Valparaíso is a major city, seaport, and educational center in the county or commune of Valparaíso, Chile. Greater Valparaíso is the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Valparaíso is located 111.8 kilometres (69.5 mi) northwest of Santiago and is one of the South Pacific's most important seaports. Valparaíso is the capital of Chile's third most populated administrative region and has been the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress since 1990.
Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn (Cruise By)
Lying below the tropic of Capricorn, halfway between New Zealand and the Americas, lonely Pitcairn Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. It was here that Fletcher Christian and eight of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty, along with their Tahitian companions, came in search of a new life. Set aflame and sunk by the infamous mutineers, parts of the legendary HMS Bounty shipwreck are still visible in the waters of Bounty Bay.
Pape’ete, French Polynesia
Discover Papeete, a bustling place by South Pacific standards. With its white sands and aquamarine lagoons, this Polynesian Eden holds much the same allure today that it had in the past. Visit the museum of one of Tahiti's most famous expatriates, painter Paul Gauguin.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Majestic mountains sculpted by ancient volcanoes, a shimmering lagoon and a barrier reef dotted with tiny motu, or islets - welcome to Bora Bora, perhaps the most stunning island in the South Pacific. Only 4,600 people live a seemingly idyllic lifestyle in the main villages of Vaitape, Anau and Faanui. No wonder those generations of travelers - including novelist James Michener - regarded Bora Bora as an earthly paradise.
You may have never heard of Nukualofa or the country of Tonga, which can serve to make the experience all the more enjoyable. Tonga is an island chain that is technically located in the Polynesian region, and Nukualofa is the capital and largest town on the biggest island, Tongatapu. Tonga stands out in the region because this country has never been conquered or colonized by Western civilizations. That means that Tonga is perhaps the best example of pure, undiluted Polynesian culture in the world.
Auckland, New Zealand
With more boats per person than anywhere else on the globe, Auckland is known as ‘the City of Sails’. Marvel the famous Waitomo Caves, a magical grotto sparkling with the glow of thousands of tiny glow-worms.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
North of Auckland along the narrow Northland peninsula lies the shady “cathedral” created by some of the largest trees in the world: the giant kauri trees which can stand up to 170 feet tall and are over 1,200 years old. Here the captivating Bay of Islands shelters 150 islands, enchanting wetlands of birdlife, fish, seals, dolphins and even whales.
Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city surrounded by golden sand beaches, World Heritage areas, lush national parks and acclaimed wine regions. Sydney owes much of its splendor to its magnificent harbor. Arriving by ship provides an unequaled impression, showing off the city's famous landmarks: the dramatic white sails of the iconic Opera House and the celebrated Harbor Bridge, looming over the skyline.