Aye, many a traveler has fancied sipping a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub. That goes double for Dublin, Ireland’s capital city where the thick dense stout is brewed. But to single out this historic city for being an imbiber’s paradise would be selling the city short, for Dublin also is famous for spawning giants of literature, music and film.
You won’t find the country of Westeros on a map, or King’s Landing. But fans of wildly popular television series Game of Thrones know King’s Landing as the capital of the Seven Kingdoms realm, where the show’s most memorable scenes were filmed. Thankfully, because the HBO epic isn’t entirely a computer-generated illusion, devotees of the George R. R. Martin stories can tour the real-life streets of King’s Landing in the form of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Xi'an in China is a vast, ceramic army on the grandest scale. In fact, it is an archeological find so significant, it has many travelers revising their bucket lists.
“To be or not to be? That is the question.” If Hamlet had been referring to a luxurious, AutoVenture vacation in Denmark’s North Zealand, instead of his own angst-ridden existence, his answer might have been a lot more cheerful.
Giuseppe Verdi, the famed 19th century, Italian opera composer, easily could have been speaking of Tuscany when he expressed his love for his homeland. After all, there’s no better place to capture the riches of Italian life better than Tuscany, known for its incomparable food and wines, rich art and architecture, and its vivacious, friendly people.
Some wine aficionados relish the tasting protocol of squinting, swirling, sniffing, sipping and then spitting … while others prefer to simply pop a cork, take a hearty gulp and smack their lips. No matter what your approach is to enjoying a fine glass of wine, you will have a memorable time touring bountiful Napa Valley with AutoVenture as your guide.
Discovering Sri Lanka is akin to sitting down to a gourmet feast of limitless possibilities. Every stop will quicken your pulse and tantalize your senses, from the expansive spice gardens in Matale, the heartwarming elephant orphanage, to the unforgettable climb up the rock palace of Sigiriya.
For all the trials and travails facing the world’s tiger population, it’s gratifying to know that there are sanctuaries where they are protected and allowed to grow. Even better, there are exotic locations such as Northern India’s Ranthambhor National Park where travelers can see them in the wild.
If you’ve ever romanticized the idea of lounging in Old Havana, taking a long draw on a Cuban cigar and sipping a mojito, your time has come.
AutoVenture’s trip to Halong Bay is just a 3.5-hour drive from Hanoi, but it may as well be a time machine. Sailing a junk across Vietnam’s Halong Bay, the view from your vessel is unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s a page out of a storybook, with the bay’s limestone pillars poking through the reflecting blue water like the spines of a sea dragon’s back; and the site of the other junks traversing the bay harkens back to another century.