California Coast RV Road Trip

Most known for Hollywood celebrity sightings, California is also home to some of the most famous beaches and coastlines of the world. This is perfectly complemented by the seamless weather and temperature that lures in new residents and tourists every year. So if you are looking forward to enjoying the summer heat, regardless of the More »

Going to Orlando and its Parks

It’s time to make a journey and the destination this time is called Orlando, a space full of fun that attracts millions of people during the whole year due to it’s famous parks, places like Disney World, Universal Studio or the Cabo Discovery will keep you busy all day long. Start by looking for a More »

Helsinki City Guide

Helsinki, recently awarded as ‘City of Design’ by UNESCO, is the capital of Finland. Unlike the Nordic winter, the temperature of this city is quite livable, and life continues throughout the year. It has four seasons, and the temperatures vary from 32 degrees in the summer and about -20 degrees in the winter. With the More »

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Ancient Ruins of the Caribbean

Brimstone Hill Fortress

When people plan vacations and look at spending some time in the Caribbean, chances are they have the sea, sun and sand in mind. Holidays are for relaxing but why not add a bit of culture to your next Caribbean vacation.

The area around the Caribbean is full of ancient ruins which add a bit of mystery and historical interest to any holiday.

Why not check out a few of the best.

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

This historic fortress was built by the British and is known as the Gibraltar of the Caribbean. Constructed in the late 1600’s it acted as a military base for 200 years and is now a fascinating place to explore and to learn more about the history.

Lamanai, Belize

Mainland Caribbean is full of ancient ruins and makes an excellent tour. You can find Caribbean deals to places like Belize where 6th century ruins like Lamanai are intriguing to visit. The high temple and ornate copper artefacts are stunning and a remarkable place to visit in Belize. The mask standing 15 feet high is a memorable image of Lamanai as are the other sights here.

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ruins Mexico

Mexico’s Caribbean coast is full of ancient historic sites and one of the best known is Tulum. This is a famous walled city dating from AD 564 and is an amazing place to explore. It rose to prominence between the 1200s and 16th century and was a prominent trading port on the Caribbean coast. Today you can wander the ruins and just imagine what it must have been like at the height of power. Its position on the coast is stunning and you can easily take time off the beach to spend a day here.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan Puerto Rico

Built around 1540 the historic centre of San Juan is a World Heritage Site. The Fort San Felipe Del Morro and la Fortesa are the main areas where visitors can see the historical architecture. These defences were used to keep out both local and European invaders and have seen many battles through history and over 400 years. Today it is popular with visitors to the island and is an excellent way to appreciate more of the culture in the Caribbean.

Wherever you find good Caribbean deals, don’t just spend time on a beach. There is so much more of the region to discover and when you get out and see the history you’ll have so much to talk about back home.

The Top 5 Adrenaline Rushes

Bungee Jumping, Macau Tower

We’ve all idolised James Bond in one way or another, and while tuxedo free-falling may always be a dream, we can enjoy an adrenaline rush every now and again. If you’re not one for a week at the beach then use your relaxing time off to get your blood pumping. Some of these options may seem that a ludicrous rush of blood to the head, but they will forge memories you’ll never forget. So don’t sit at home gathering dust, sell unwanted dvds and seize the day by travelling the world.

Bungee Jumping, Macau Tower

This growingly popular tourist spot is a convention and entertainment centre in China. More than 1,100 feet from the ground it boasts theatres, restaurants and shopping malls. But, for the more ambitious it also has a Skywalk around the outer rim and a 233 metre “skyjump” – the second highest in the world.

Fans of ‘An Idiot Abroad’ will remember Karl Pilkington chickening out of this adrenaline rush before Warwick Davis took the plunge. Ideal for the junkie within you, the panoramic views make it one of the top spots for an amazing adrenaline rush.

Everest Skydive

Qomolangma Mount Everest

About as close as you’ll get from free-falling out of a plane, this is a adrenaline-filled 29,000 foot fall. There aren’t many people who can say they’ve reached the top of Mount Everest, and there are few who have done this extreme skydive. At $25,000 for solo skydivers, it’s not the most wallet friendly trip you could plump for, but in terms of adrenaline and thrill seeking there are few that come as close as this.

An ‘easier’ way of reaching the top of Mount Everest, there is plenty of preparation to be done by the experts. The free fall lasts up to two minutes – which can feel like a lifetime – before the parachute opens. A trek of four days is needed to get to the landing zone before the real adventure begins!

Death Road

Trips to South America are often billed as dangerous before you even set off, but the name of this road in Bolivia makes sure you know the dangers. As many as 300 motorists die on this road each year, and it has become somewhere adrenaline junkies flock to in order to feel the thrill of riding on a sheer cliff edge outside of La Paz.

Human Remains, Belize

Crystal Maiden skeleton Mayan sacrifice Actun Tunichil Muknal cave Belize

Ever heard of the ‘Crystal Maiden’? Probably not, and you might be best leaving it there. But, if you feel the desire to trek through the jungle in Belize searching for the skeleton of a Mayan princess then this might be right up your street. Wade through rivers before exploring the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave for an experience of a lifetime. Just note that the cave is claustrophobic and can only be entered by swimming into the darkness.

Zambezi River Rafting

We complete our top five with the white-water Grade V that you can enjoy/endure in Zambia and Zimbabwe. With huge drops, strong rapids and unforgiving gradients, the fact that one of the rapids is ‘Oblivion’ tells you all you need to know. Day trips cost upwards of $100 but when you step out of the raft at the other end your pinball-esque experience will have been well worthwhile.