Astrakhan at the mouth of the Volga River in Russia is a beautiful historical port city full of colorful culture. Its been a melting pot of cultural connections for centuries with good populations of Muslims, Christians and Buddhists living together in a stylish city.
When the weather in Europe is poor the Canary islands offer a warm reprieve, and cheap shopping due to its duty free status. Spain's largest mountain is surrounded by beautiful beaches and wild national parks. Its cities offer vibrant nightlife and happy communities.
A quiet tropical beach side area bordered by national parks, mountains and the Fitzroy River. With kilometers of sand beaches you can drive down you're surrounded by islands just off the coast including Great Keppel Island, which is accessible by several daily ferry services.
Agadez in northern Niger is the start (or end) of one of the famous Saharan Salt Train routes. With the Air Massif and Tenere desert nearby its a wonderful base for exploration from.Agadez in northern Niger is the end (or start) of one of the famous Saharan Salt Train routes.
The stretch of coast between the larger towns of Yeppoon and Emu Park is dotted with litte beachside suburbs. Kinka Beach is one of those perfectly located on the stretch at the intersection of the Kinka River and the Pacific Ocean. Its small, quiet, and has long stretches of secluded, sandy beach to explore. It has the easiest road access to the larger towns of Yeppoon, Emu Park and Rockhampton when you need to pop in for groceries or take away.
The heart of Cappadocia is an excellent base to explore both underground cities and natural landscapes from the air. Cappadocia is the world's largest hot air ballooning location with dozens of hot air balloons floating over the surround landscapes every morning. In the afternoons head underground and explore ancient subterranean cities.