Ken Kaminesky is a commercial travel photographer and visual storyteller. His work has been featured in numerous commercial publications, including the New York Times and on the cover of National Geographic. He communicates his passion for travel, and for the landscapes & people he meets along the way, through his popular blog, and through yearly workshops in places as far-flung as Jordan, Italy and Iceland. His favorite place in the world is always his next destination. He believes that everywhere has a story that will inspire people, and he’d love to capture it in an image. He doesn’t usually talk about himself in the third-person.
I had been stationed in Venice for a little over a month before I decided it was time to start exploring other parts of Europe again. After searching the web for a cheap flight, I decided on an area that I’ve been dying to visit for years. With years of experience heavily drinking Belgian beers and eating the import chocolates, I knew I had to visit before leaving Europe this time around. I was in Amsterdam last year, but didn’t have time to head south. I arranged to go for 4.5 days, which isn’t nearly enough, but I knew I had to make the best of it. So, I decided to travel much faster than I’m typically accustomed to – I wanted to fit in Brussels, Ghent and Brugge, with a possible stop over in Luxembourg.
There are some holiday destinations that strike you as special from the moment you arrive. The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives definitely falls into this category, and I'd even go as far as to say it's like nowhere else on the planet. If you've never been there, it can be quite hard to imagine what makes it so special, as well as why it's worth visiting.
So, I've created a brief guide to the Maldives' rise to tourism fame, and added some tips about places to stay and what you can expect to see here in the future.
It's no secret that Greece is a gorgeous destination for a summer holiday - just thinking about it I can almost feel the warmth of the sun on my skin and the sand between my toes. But, there's more to going on a summer break in Greece than good weather and beaches (though those are important too!). So, I've compiled a list of great places to visit in the next few months that offer the all-important sunshine and plenty else besides.
By all accounts, the USA is a big country, covering an area more than 15 times the size of the UK.
Traveling in America on an adventure holiday you therefore actually spend a lot of time sat down - on coach rides along the seemingly endless highways; during plane trips from state to state; and on taxi journeys in the city. And after many hours sat sedentary racking up the miles, you get a real urge to stretch your legs a bit.
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