Spots You Can Only Reach On A Tour Not For Independent Travelers

A Tour Not For Independent TravellersYou may not like the idea of being on a tour. You may fancy yourself as an independent traveller, an adventurous soul who doesn’t need to rely on the services of a guide.

However, there are certain destinations, certain attractions, where you don’t have a choice. These are the places where independent travellers are banned; where a tour guide, or indeed an entire tour group, is not just necessary, but mandatory.

Tour Not For Independent Travelers

TIBET
TIBET - disputed Himalayan land
There are plenty of restrictions in place for those who want to visit this magical but disputed Himalayan land. You’ll need a special visa, and the only way to obtain that is to book yourself on a group tour.

KOREAN DMZ
border between North and South Korea

The border between North and South Korea, around the town of Panmunjeom, is a bizarre place where rival soldiers glare at each other, fixing for a fight, while an uneasy peace between governments persists. It’s possible for tourists to check this area out, but only as part of an organised tour.

ANTARCTICA
antarctica

You’d likely be declared clinically insane if you decided to jump in your tinny and point it south to Antarctica for a big adventure, you also wouldn’t be allowed to. Landing in the great southern continent is by permit only, and these are mostly held by the big tour operators.

CHERNOBYL
CHERNOBYL

It takes all kinds, as they say. If you’re the sort of person who considers a former nuclear disaster site a tourist attraction, then fill your boots. Chernobyl, in Ukraine, is open for business. However, the only way you’ll be able to see it is with a tour guide. And … Good luck.

HEARST CASTLE
HEARST CASTLE
Mostly, this is here because it amuses me to be able to place a Californian tourist attraction on a list between Chernobyl and North Korea; however, the fact remains that you can’t visit Hearst Castle, the former hilltop abode of media magnate William Randolph Hearst, unless you’re on a tour.

INCA TRAIL
Inca Trail s

Anyone who fancies the idea of strolling along this ancient pathway in their own solitary company will receive a rude shock on arrival. No, you can’t hike Peru’s famous Inca Trail without the services of an official guide, and if you hope to do a private tour rather than a group trip, it’s going to cost you a lot of money.

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda

When you think about Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on their own. This is the home of the endangered mountain gorillas, and it’s also been known to be the hideout for the other kind of guerrillas, too. Tours are essential if you want to see these amazing animals in the wild (and avoid the dangers).

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Destination Wedding Spots

Destination Wedding SpotsMarried is a very personal commitment that people share with their family and friends. Rather than celebrating with a large number of family members and friends in a local, many brides and grooms are opting to marry farther away from home. Destination weddings usually involve a smaller group of closest family members and friends and are an enjoyable and intimate experience for all involved.

There are many exotic, remote, and breathtaking locales where couples can get hitched. The top destination wedding spots in the world include:

Hawaii

HawaiiThere are many destination wedding locations in the Hawaiian Islands. The pristine beaches, exhilarating cliffs, and lush mountains make Hawaii a very popular place for weddings.

Jamaica

JamaicaJamaica provides brides and grooms options of getting married on a white-sand beach or in the mountains. After staying on the island for 24 hours, couples can get married but they have to show their passports, copies of their birth certificates, and $50 for a marriage license.

South Africa

South AfricaPerfect for couples who love outdoor adventures, an increasingly popular destination wedding location is South Africa. There are many beautiful spots to get married, including mountaintops and game reserves.

Costa Rica

Costa RicaCosta Rica provides brides and grooms with many destination wedding settings, including in the rain forest, a volcano or on the beach. Nature lovers and outdoor adventurers can have a wedding of a lifetime in Costa Rica.

Seychelles Islands

Seychelles IslandsThe Seychelles Islands are a great place for destination weddings. Large granite boulders can be found on the beaches in the Seychelles, making it unique. Hilltops overlooking ocean coves are options for couples.

Bermuda

BermudaThe pink-sand beaches and clear waters puts Bermuda on this list. The island offers guests English charm. There are many activities for guests to participate in while in attendance.

Mexico

MexicoThe turquoise waters and white-sand beaches draw many couples to Mexico for their destination wedding. Mexico offers couples of all budgets options for their weddings, ranging from the most basic to extreme luxury.

Paris, France

Paris, FranceMany consider Paris to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. The “City of Lights” has many landmarks where people like to exchange vows, including the Eiffel Tower, which is especially spectacular at night.

Barbados

BarbadosA year-round tropical paradise, couples can get married in temperate weather any time of year in Barbados. This West Indies island boasts beautiful beaches and warm oceans that are second to none. Unlike other caribbean destinations, there is a mild hurricane season in Barbados, making it even more desirable.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, ItalyRiding through the vineyards in Tuscany can provide destination wedding goers with an unforgettable experience. The rolling hills provide for breathtaking scenery, while the rich culture and cuisine make for a satisfying stay in Italy.

Ireland

IrelandFor princesses and their knights in shining armor, Irish castles are perfect sites for their weddings. Castles on cliff-sides are ideal backdrops for a couple exchanging vows.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicCrystal-clear waters and powder-fine sand are a good combination for a destination wedding in Punta Cana. There are many wedding sites of varying sizes scattered throughout this caribbean paradise.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam, the NetherlandsAmsterdam, also known as “the Venice of the North,” is a popular wedding locale for many couples. The meandering waterways, cobblestone streets, and arched bridges make Amsterdam a very romantic location. Getting married above the city’s canals is an option for the couple.

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, ThailandMany couples choose to get married in Phuket, amidst the majestic rock formations, golden beaches, and emerald coves. The happy couple and their guests can go on an elephant trek as part of their wedding activities.

St. George’s Grenada

St. George’s GrenadaGetting married on a private beach can be extremely memorable with very close family members and friends. A Spice Island, Grenada has some of the lushest isles in the caribbean.

Most Successful Authors Of World

AuthorsJK Rowling with her ”Harry Potter” novels, Stephenie Meyer with the “bite” series or Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with his story “The Little Prince” are ultimately famous and successful but only with one book. There is one other kind of authors, the prolific writers who, year after year, even decade after decades remain Bestsellers without tiring their audience. It’s almost a mystery and their success is the last secret of our disenchanted world.

Here they are -the most successful authors

1. Dan Brown – Sacrilege
Dan Brown
Best-selling author. Dan Brown shows how the perfect “page turner” works : short chapters, simple dialogues, simple characters, a couple of murders and an enormous amount of paranoia.

2. Agatha Christie – Murder On The Orient ExpressAgatha ChristieShe is the queen of mystery stories. Released in 1934, “Murder on the Orient Express” in which Poirot (a fictional detective) must solve the brutal murder of a fellow traveler. The train is stuck on tracks in the snow , no one can escape and yet, the killer does not seem to be on board.

3. Paulo Coelho – Manual Of The Warrior of LightPaulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho writes wisdom for everyone and every purpose. The 65-year-old Brazilian is a master of light style. “All the ways of the world Sweat is wicked away to the heart of the warrior” says in “Manual of the Warrior of Light”. It is a kind of guide, consisting of short, meaningful stories and thoughts. Coelho encourages people to persist in his spiritual search for meaning.

4. Ken Follett – Fall Of GiantsKen FollettKen Follett studied philosophy and worked in the 1970s. With the spy thriller from the Second World War “The Eye of the  Needle”, he landed his first major success and has since become one of the major players in the business. Currently Follett has released  “Fall of Giants” also about the war. The author spreads the panorama of a sinking continent of Europe on the brink of the First World War.

5. John Grisham – The Firm
John GrishamJohn Grisham comes from a humble background. He grew up in the America and made a dream career. Equal to the second, “The Firm” was filmed, and was a mega seller. After the success of “The Firm” he has written every year book after book, ten of which have now been made into a film. His books revolve around the orbit of the courts.

6. Stephen King – The Rest StopStephen KingFor forty years he gathers a faithful reader community around, which is recruited across from all classes of readers. Stephen King is in fact a great man of letters, who has long since dealt with the distinction between classical and popular culture.

7. Haruki Murakami – 1Q84Haruki MurakamiJapanese, Murakami is an author of international standing. In novels such as “A Wild Sheep Chase” he developed proximity to Western authors despite following a unique style of storytelling that acts simultaneously digs deep in human nature. In his 1,600-page epic “1Q84” he narrates enthralling as clever story of an almost impossible love.

Murakami has the greatest literary claim among the authors on this list.

8. James Patterson – Along Came A SpiderJames PattersonJames Patterson the 63-year-old American has long worked in advertising. He knows exactly what the readers want , and he gives it to them: emotions, sex, thrill. He also knows how to create an appeal to the people.

9. Nora Roberts – Jewels Of The SunNora RobertsThe American writer, in his early sixties, is loved by her female readership. Nora Roberts loves to write trilogies: the night trilogy, the island trilogy, the storm trilogy and so on. She is considered one of the most successful romance writers of the world. In 1981, she appeared with red roses for Delia her first novel of society. Now she is one of the world’s most widely read authors.

10. Danielle Steel – The Long Road HomeDanielle Steel Danielle Steel, is the daughter of a Jewish-German father and a Portuguese mother and grew up as an only child in France and attended various European schools. In New York she graduated from a French-language high school in 1963 and later on she studied at the New York University. “The Long Road Home” is about the girl Gabriella Harrison, who is being abused at home . The hard-hearted mother finally pushes her off to a convent school.