Hidden in the upper reaches of the Pacific coast of Northern California, Redwood National Park contains some of the tallest and most ancient trees in the world. We are talking about Sequoia sempervirens - better known as coastal sequoias. They reach their phenomenal height of up to 115 meters, intertwining at the roots and creating a supportive network that allows them to stand despite storms and other weather events. There are many such moss-covered wonders growing in the national park, but this is only the beginning.
The island abbey of Mont Saint Michel, crowned with strong ramparts and thin spiers - is one of the iconic views of France. Despite the huge number of tourists, the monastery on the top of the rock and its narrow lanes will take you to the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Mont's main rue, the Grande Rue, leads up the hill past stairs and tiny passageways to the main attraction - the medieval abbey. Be prepared to walk a lot on spiral staircases. Reaching the top you will have an incredible view.
New Zealand is full of incredible landscapes - from mountain glaciers to fern forests. But even among this diversity, Milford Bay stands out - Piopiotaki for the indigenous population of the South Island. This striking bay, supporting the soaring 1,692m Mitra Peak, was carved by glaciers during the last ice age. About 10,000 years ago, the ice sheets retreated, leaving an almost uncanny mountainous landscape rising above the mirror-like surface of the fjord.
New Year's Eve is a time of magic and fairy tales. The aromas of tangerine and pine needles, the clink of glasses, the crunch of snow underfoot and a festive atmosphere reign around. There is very little left until "the most important night of the year", which means it is time to prepare your ideal scenario for a winter celebration . One of the oldest holidays on earth dates back to ancient times. It is based on centuries-old rituals, reflecting the national characteristics of each state. That is why it is high time to discover new countries and recharge with energy for the whole year ahead. Someone wants exoticism and romance, someone wants snow peaks outside the window and outdoor activities. We have prepared ten destinations where you are guaranteed to get an unforgettable holiday experience.
From the BOHO project in Bora Bora to recycled bridge pile houses in Amsterdam, from a mountain hut in Tennessee to a cattle farm in northern Queensland, 2021 combines an ecological trend with modern design. However, among the myriad of hotels, it is difficult to choose something really special. For those who wish to surprise themselves, we have prepared a selection of the 10 best places to stay.