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by Carly MorsonThere is no finer city in the world to spend the Christmas holidays in than New York where you’ll find a city which embraces the festivities like no other. Captured in iconic films such as Home Alone II and Miracle on 34th Street, New York manages to make everyone feel like a child again when it comes to Christmas. Even if it’s far away from home, there are many ways of sharing ....Continue Reading >>
by Jonny BlairAs an avid fan of backpacking round the world to off the beaten track places, it's time for a post on China. China houses more people than any other country, but it's the landscapes and world heritage sites that do it for me. My recent adventures in China have taken me to 12 of the country's 29 provinces and I've picked out my top 5 off the wall World Heritage Sites for you to check ....Continue Reading >>
by Katie BelleRenowned as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, Paphos, in the south west of Cyprus, is a history lover’s dream. Having been inhabited 2,300 years, it’s no wonder the ancient city of Paphos was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO back in 1981 and that Paphos has now been named European Capital of Culture for 2017.But there’s no need to wait until 2017 to ....Continue Reading >>
by Paul JohnstonScuba diving is one of the most popular activities to do when on holiday. This isn't just for those who go on designated diving holidays, however, but also among more casual holidaymakers looking to explore the clear blue seas and marine life for themselves.There is nothing quite like the feeling of strapping on breathing apparatus and plumbing the depths, so it's easy ....Continue Reading >>
by Stephanie SheehanDundee is one of Scotland’s hidden gems, perfect for those looking for an alternative city break this autumn.  Found in the county of Angus, a trip to Dundee brilliantly combines all three of Scotland’s most impressive assets, a striking coast line, spectacular countryside and a vibrant, cultural city life. Plus with a quirky history, that includes being home of ....Continue Reading >>
by Jeremy HarnellRum is thought to have first been developed in the Caribbean in the 17th Century, and it’s the people of Barbados specifically who claim to have created this iconic drink; the famous Mount Gay Distillery has been active in Barbados since 1703. Rum is made by distilling fermented sugarcane, giving it its signature sweet taste, and it comes in various forms including gold rums, ....Continue Reading >>
by Howard JohnstonIf you are reading this you have probably already re-read this first sentence a couple of times as I often do when reading the word Reading, pronounced “Redding”. The town is part of the UK version of Silicon Valley – a concentration of businesses and industry to the west of the capital – and one of the stops off the M4 corridor in and out of London. For the business traveller, ....Continue Reading >>
by Rosa CroftSince its inception in 1945, UNESCO has contributed substantially to helping maintain and keep safe some of planet earth’s most important sights. Of course, there’s no denying the fact that they’re also incredibly useful in helping travellers pick out their next destination: if you choose to go to a sight that’s UNESCO-protected, you can be sure that you’re heading somewhere ....Continue Reading >>
by Caroline SimpsonWhen you exit through the west door of Montreal’s Jean-Talon metro station, when you walk away from the main road and wonder in the residential streets, you find yourself in one of the nicest parts of town. Houses are well kept, colorful, clean and stylish: You can tell that people take pride in their property. There are numerous cafés – some of them, rumor has it, serving ....Continue Reading >>
by James DanielIf someone told you they were going to go on a large luxury ship like Princess Cruises, with swimming pools, restaurants and live entertainment available, in a setting that allowed them to visit exotic islands, with palm fringed beaches, where the pearl white sand runs between their toes, would you be envious? Chances are you would, but by booking your own cruise to the US ....Continue Reading >>
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Welcome to Travel Wonders

My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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