Thursday, February 19, 2015

Holiday Destinations: 15 Extraordinary and Unique Places You Should Visit

Dongchuan, Red Land in China

Flam Valley, Norway

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg – California

Golden Bay, New Zealand

Infinity pools at Ubud, Bali

Rock-cut tombs in Myra, an ancient town in Lycia, Turkey

Manarola, Cinque Terre – Italy

Lichtenstein Castle in Baden, W├╝rttemberg Germany

Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Italian Islands – Levanzo, Sicily

Sand Harbour in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Seven Falls – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Turquoise Lagoon, Bora Bora

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Holiday Destinations: Elephant Rock in Heimaey Iceland

The Elephant Rock is a natural rock formation found on the island of Heimaey (meaning Home Island) in Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. With around 4,500 residents Heimaey is the most populated island of Iceland and is the only populated island of the Vestmannaeyjar chain.

The 660 feet high volcano could potentially be the reason of the Elephant Rock and many other formations like it around the island. The volcano is known to explode without warning, forcing the inhabitants of the island to act fast with strategy that use sea water to rapidly cool the moving lava before it can change their home too significantly, destroy the town, or potentially hurt anyone.

A scenario such as this could have been the cause of the massive rock that happened to be shaped just like an elephant. You can visit Heimaey and the other Vestmannaeyjar islands by ferry, and all have hiking trails available including some leading to Eldfell.

If this destination is officially on your travel bucket list, be sure to go during the summer for even more fun animal opportunities.