Island Trader Vacations Reviews Four Labrador Islands

newfoundlandsm 300x225 Island Trader Vacations Reviews Four Labrador IslandsNewfoundland and Labrador are the most easterly areas of the continent of North America. Home to ancient Vikings, this region is home to the both the oldest settlement and the oldest city in North America. Quite peaceful and with a relatively small population, it is easy to see what draws visitors to this region. One can’t help but be inspired by not just the views but the history and the friendly people. Icebergs, whales, mountains and fascinating historic sites make this a region worth exploring.

The islands of this area are home to many of the region’s most popular sites and attractions including the islands of Fogo and the Change Islands.

Fogo Island itself is home to almost 3,000 people and has a history of settlement that is much younger than other areas making it quite unique. Known for its migrant French fisher populations in the 1500’s, the first true settlement didn’t begin here until the early 1700’s when Fogo Harbour and Tilting Harbour were created.  Though these settlements are certainly young in comparison to others found in the region, they are still historically significant and are both part of the National Cultural Landscape District of Canada and unique for their Irish heritage. While native peoples spent time on the island long before European arrival, the island was not settled until this time.

A natural paradise, it is the animals and fish found in the region which made it so popular to those who both visited and those who came to live here. This history and much more can all be seen and enjoyed today with a trip to Fogo Island. From the Brimston Head Folk Festival to the stunning natural beauty, those visiting here are never disappointed. Museums including the Bleak House, Brett House, Fogo Site and the Marine Interpretation Center are just a few of the most popular destinations.

Just west of Fogo Island are the Change Islands. Home to many fewer people, the Change Islands are home to only 300 residents and only one community today, the Town of Change Islands. Actual three small islands, the Change Islands are only separated by narrow channels which are referred to as tickles.  Like most other settlements of the region, the settlement of Change was based on the fishery and fishing activities around the mid 18th century.

Rich in history and traditions, the community has a strong connection with its past and today, visitors can still experience these traditions in the form of historic sites and landmarks long gone from other regions.  Hike the trails, enjoy the food, talk to the locals and experience life in Labrador long ago at this one of kind destination.

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Island Trader Vacations Reviews 4 Beautiful Lowcountry Beaches

South Carolinasm 300x194 Island Trader Vacations Reviews 4 Beautiful Lowcountry BeachesAs we journey through the world’s most divine island destinations, we now invite you to a destination a little closer to home as we head to the islands off the coast of South Carolina. The lowcountry of South Carolina is a region which includes the four southernmost counties, the Savanna River and the Atlantic Coast to the state of Georgia. Within this area, visitors find a rich history, quiet beach towns, renowned islands and plenty to see and do. Come with Island Trader Vacations reviews and take a closer look at four of these beautiful and exciting island destinations.

Edisto Island – One of South Carolina’s largest barrier islands, Edisto is just 45 minutes from Charleston. An island with a long history, evidence of its earliest inhabitants can still be found today at one of the islands’ top destinations, Shell Bank. Today, Edisto is home to many residents and welcomes thousands of tourists to its shores each year for an escape from the fast pace of the life on the mainland. While some islands are known for their nightlife, Edisto is more family oriented and perfect for some quiet time. Camping, swimming, biking, fishing, golfing and nature tours are some of the many things popular on Edisto Island today. Edisto Beach State Park, home to Shell Bank, is one of the area’s most popular destinations. Camping, picnics and exploring make this a great destination for the day or even the week.

Fripp Island – One of the Beaufort Sea Islands, Fripp Island is perfect for a romantic getaway, fun with the family or even a trip with friends. Once an ancient hunting ground, Fripp Island was acquired by the English Captain Johannes Fripp. Today, Fripp Island ranks as one of the top islands off the South Carolina Coast and offers championship golf, uncrowded beaches, plenty of outdoor activities, a waterpark and a bustling city with shopping, great food and historic sites.

Hilton Head Island – A resort town mecca, Hilton Head Island is often considered one of the top destinations in the entire region. Featuring 12 miles of beachfront on the Atlantic, its championship golf course, tennis courts, shopping, dining and its luxury accommodations bring the number of residents on the island in summer to almost 300,000. As if all this were not enough, world class museums, historic sites dating back to the island’s beginnings, festivals and annual events and vast natural areas make this a must see destination for any island lover.

Hunting Island – Last but not least, Hunting Island. Just 5,000 acres in size, this lovely semi-tropical coastal island is just east of Beaufort and is home to Hunting Island State Park. Once reserved as a hunting preserve for the wealthy planters in the area, Hunting Island is now preserved for everyone to enjoy and as a refuge for the many birds and animals who live here. The most natural of the lowcountry islands of South Carolina, it is rich in diversity, wildlife and great for exploring. Home to the Hunting Island Lighthouse, and renowned for its beauty, it welcomes over a million visitors a year.

From large to small, exciting and full of adventure to romantic and peaceful, com explore South Carolina’s Islands and find out what you have been missing.

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Island Trader Vacations Reviews 10 Amazing Cliff Dwellings To Visit In the U.S.

Mesa Verde National ParkCOsm 300x200 Island Trader Vacations Reviews 10 Amazing Cliff Dwellings To Visit In the U.S.Much of the desert southwest is famous for cowboys, early settlers making their way across the plains and Native Americans however, what many people don’t realize is that many states in this area were once home to ruins which tell a story of its early dwellers long ago.

In the states of Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, visitors are able to literally walk in the footsteps of Indians who carved their homes out of ancient cliffs for safety from the animals as well as humans who made their way to the region long ago. Throughout the desert southwest, cliffs and mountains can be found pushing their way out of the surrounding desert floors and in some of these cliffs, you can find literal castles and cities carved out of the rock over 700 years ago.

State and national parks house what remains of these ancient sites and today, millions of visitors make their way to these historic sites to learn more about the people who once called them home.

Mule Canyon, Utah – A small Anasazi village constructed of sandstone and mud in the Cliffside itself, the Mule Canyon ruins are part of Utah’s Canyon Country. Known to inhabit the area from 1 to around 1300 AD, Mule Canyon ruins including the House of Fire are a relatively simple hike. Much of Mule Canyon is part of the Mule Canyon Archaeological Ruins which are managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona – Part of the National Park Service, Walnut Canyon National Monument are cliff dwellings which date back to around 1100.  The ruins are located just southeast of Flagstaff and offer visitors the opportunity to see well preserved ruins created by ancient Sinagua Indians.

Navajo National Monument, Arizona – Cliff dwelling tours of this area are offered throughout the season and allow you to see ancient structures which date back to 1250 and 1300 created by prehistoric Puebloan people.  Tours of the Betatakin and Keet Seel areas can be difficult however, they offer some of the best views today.

Montezuma Castle, Arizona – Ruins mad over 800 years ago by the Sinagua culture are some of the best preserved in all of North America. Part of the Montezuma Castle National Monument, this site has been popular since it was rediscovered in 1933.

Canyon de Chelly, Arizona – For nearly 5,000 year’s people have lived in these canyons. Part of the Navajo nation, they are completely owned by the Navajo nation today but are managed by the NPS.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Colorado – Located near Pikes Peak, visitors can walk through the well preserved ancient Anasazi history. Museums in the area are also dedicated to telling the story.

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, Colorado – A National Park, these dwellings date back to the 1190s by the Ancestral Puebloans. These ruins offer many different looks at how they lived with preserved dwellings including a palace, houses and other sites.

Puye Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico – A National Historic Landmark, these dwellings were the home to the ancestors of today’s Santa Clara Pueblo people. Located in Espanola NM, they are open year round

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico – Dating back to both 1150 and 1600, structures here were created by the Ancestral Pueblo People. This park is home to many sites within its over 33,000 acres.

Gila Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico – Located in the Gila wilderness, some of these ruins stand hundreds of feet above a gorge as protection. Dating back over 700 years, they were built within 5 natural caves within the Cliff Dweller Canyon.

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Exploring Bath in Spring With Island Trader Vacations Reviews

Bathavonsm 300x200 Exploring Bath in Spring With Island Trader Vacations ReviewsIn addition to fantastic weather, spring is an amazing time to visit Bath, a popular destination for travel in the UK. From festivals to events to historic and exciting destinations, take a closer look with us at Spring in Bath, a top destination for travel from Island Trader Vacations reviews.

Party in the City – May 16th - One of the biggest events in Bath, this years’ Party in the City promises to be a good one.  The biggest free show in Bath, this event kicks off the Bath International Music Festival and features diverse music, culture and many other free events in venues throughout the city including street performances and more.

International Bath Music Festival – May 16th – 26th – One of the largest festivals in the city this festival is officially in its 66th year and is set to be the best  one yet. A huge variety of music and events ranging from classic to jazz, folk and more, the music is just the beginning. Other events include films and of course food.

Bath in Fashion – A fashion must, this event runs from May 3rd to May 10th and features some of the most creative and exciting fashions yet.

Bath Fringe Festival – Theatre, dance, music and art are the feature of this popular annual festival. For 17 days, look, feel, touch and be inspired in Bath. From May23rd to Jun8, it is one of Bath’s biggest and most recognized events.

The Royal Bath & West Show – 151st annual event – Recognized for its food and its rich history, agriculture and agri-tourism is growing still in popularity throughout the country including Bath and the surrounding region. Celebrate agriculture at this 4 day event, one of longest surviving agricultural show in the UK. A great way to spend the day, see the cattle and other livestock unique to the region, try local food and drinks and learn about the latest technology in agriculture. Other highlights include the Squibbfreestyle motocross arena stunt show, The Devils Horsemen and rides for the kids.

Many popular events taking place throughout the season include nightly events and shows taking place in Baths many museum including the Holburne Museum, the Herschele Museum and the Victoria Art Gallery. Don’t miss the Beckford Tower and Museum as well, a historic tower with stunning city views and a great museum all in one.

A rich historic destination, no time is a bad time to visit Bath. The only destination in the UK to have the whole city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath is recognized for its historic and cultural significance and as such, has ample destinations and areas of interest to explore throughout the year. From the remains of the ancient Roman Hot Springs to the architecture which dates back to the 1700’s, and nearby popular historic sites including Stonehenge and the Avebury Stone Circle, now is the time to start planning your visit. A beautiful, culturally rich and exciting destination, learn more about this top destination and others with Island Trader Vacations reviews.

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Island Trader Vacations Reviews Ibiza

Ibizasm 300x300 Island Trader Vacations Reviews IbizaSpain as a whole is noted for its passion, its sophistication, and its rich history as well as its desire for the good things in life. Nowhere is this more evident than in its over 200 Mediterranean Islands which include the island of Ibiza.  Just one of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is situated in the Mediterranean just 50 miles off the coast of Valencia in Eastern Spain. Third largest of its group, Ibiza is famous for its summer club scene, its port town Ibiza Town, a World Heritage Site and a growing family tourism appeal as well.

Dating back to around 650 BC, Ibiza was settled by its first settlers, the Phoenicians. Quickly becoming a major trading post along many Mediterranean routes, Ibiza was raided and conquered more than once due to its importance. Today, historic sites and areas of interest tell the story of this long and sordid history to visitors.

A rock island, much like many of the neighboring islands in the region, Ibiza is one of the Pine Islands. Visitors to the island today enjoy a variety of destinations and activities which include many urban attractions including its markets and fashion areas both large and small, its wide range of restaurants featuring diverse cuisine options as well its many nightclubs and museums. Out of town, nature lovers enjoy a variety of activities and destinations as well which range from national parks to natural areas for biking, hiking, swimming, sailing and just relaxing.

Top attractions and areas of interest on the island if Ibiza include:

Santo Domingo’s church – A Spanish monument, this church located in the heart of Ibiza was built in the late 1500’s and is a significant site of interest today.

Ibiza Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows – Located in Ibiza, this popular and historic site dates back to the 16th century however, the history of the site dates back to 1234.

The Archaeology Museum – A provincial museum it offers a closer look at more than 3,000 years of history from  this and the island of Formentara.

Sa Caleta – A popular beach, this beach is backed by red cliffs and is ideal for relaxing and enjoying nearby activities including an excellent fish restaurant.

Salinas National Park – A popular outdoor destination, this national park is noted for its natural beauty and its ecological significance. Encompassing both land and water it features salt lakes, beaches, century old trees, rocky coastlines and cliffs.

Nature reserve of es Vedrà, es Vedranell – Islets, cliffs, mountains, springs, beaches, fields and woods this area is home to the highest peaks in the region today. It is famed for its views.

Cova de Can Marçà – Located in North Ibiza, this cave is nestled inside a cliff in Port de Sant Miguel de Balansat. An impressive cave it is one of the most famous natural areas on the island today.

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