Zimbabwe is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and landforms you can see in Africa.
Outside Africa, Zimbabwe is mostly known for its diverse wildlife, likable climate, and friendly people. With this in mind, many less known but more interesting attractions like landforms and landscapes are touted as mere side trips. But people and animals aside, Zimbabwe is also home to some of Africa’s most spectacular and beautiful landscapes that deserve a share of the spotlight on the country’s top tourist attractions.
Take your senses on a gastronomical journey with these 13 unique dining destinations.
A meal is far more than its starters, entrees, desserts, and drinks. In fact, the dining experience may start long before you even sit down at the table. Think back to the best meals of your life. It’s likely that what makes them memorable is a blend of location, atmosphere, the company you were keeping, a server’s jovial attitude, and what was happening in your life at that moment. A transcendent dining experience is about time, place and cuisine, and should set fire to all five of your senses. These thirteen exceptional meals, from food trucks with new friends in the Pacific Northwest to a vegan feast in Greenwich Village, each offer something truly unique…and none of them will break the bank.
I’ve been to Hell and back.
My trip to Hell wasn’t thanks to someone verbally sending me there after a spat. It was a wonderful trip, a summer holiday. Hell is a geographical spot—yes, it actually exists. It’s the island of Vulcano off Sicily’s coast, part of Italy’s stunning Aeolian archipelago. It was dubbed the “Mouth of Hell” by my ancestors who believed it was the “Door to Hades” during the Renaissance, with access here banned by the Catholic Church. So, like a modern-day Dante Alighieri, I embarked on a journey to discover what this inferno is like.
Tangled up in green.
Surrounding ourselves with trees can be relaxing and give us a sense of being closer to or more connected with nature. Sometimes in the heart of cities, on the outskirts of town, or in forests, rows of trees on either side of the road or path can form what is often referred to as a tree tunnel. The high or low canopies of the trees create a nature-made tunnel. There are different places throughout the world where you can walk or drive through these tree tunnels and experience what it’s like to be embraced by nature.
Hot springs eternal.
Is there a better feeling than letting the waters of a naturally fed hot spring soak your weary bones (and soul)? It’s like getting a reassuring hug from the earth itself. Whether you prefer to experience hot springs in the lap of luxury or in the natural beauty of the wilderness, there are plenty of hot springs located in the United States just waiting to welcome you into their healing waters.
Hop out of bed and into the sea at these dreamy beachfront hotels along France’s coast.
Encircled by over 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) of coastline, France boasts some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. From the glamorous hotspots of the French Riviera to the windswept shores of Brittany, from the historic seaside resorts of the Atlantic coast to the silky sand and turquoise waters of Corsica, there’s a beach to be found for every type of traveler. Despite this wealth of beaches, there are surprisingly few hotels right on their sands. If you’re headed to the French coast, consider booking one of these stunning ocean-front hotels.