Travel Guide: Introduction
Deciding where to go on vacation can be as tough as tracking
down good-value tickets to get you there. From now on faremax.com will try to
help you make both tasks easy!
We are pleased to introduce our online collection of travel
articles. Created by a team of talented travel writers, writers who actually
visited all of the places they are going to write about. Places like Europe and
America, Africa and Australia, Asia and even Antarctica.
New York City at dusk
articles aren’t simply going to be long lists of places to stay and museum
opening hours – you can find out all that kind of thing elsewhere. Instead,
each article is going to be a thumbnail sketch of a place somewhere in the
world. We can’t pretend to encapsulate a whole city or region in 800 words, but
we can try to give you a sense of the place, and a sense of whether it would be
a vacation spot to suit you. And as we are only going to write about places
actually visited by our writers, you’re not simply going to get a long list of
facts culled from an online encyclopedia. Sure, we’ll give you facts, but
what’s more important to us is giving a sense of what a place is really like.
first we are going to concentrate on some European destinations. If you’re not
such an experienced world traveler, Europe is a great place to start. Although
you may come across some language difficulties, countries like France and Italy
are culturally not so different from back home. Most people in US, ultimately,
have some sort of European origin or connection – so, in a sense, you’re just
going back to where you came from!
The other great thing about Europe is that there’s so much to
see and do, and it’s all so compact. Two of the great cities you’re going to be
reading about – Venice and Vienna – are only a few hours’ apart by rail or
coach. And yet they’re such different places, each so beautiful in its own way.
Alexander III Bridge, Paris, France
Getting to Europe is easy, too. I reckon that no major tourist
attraction in Western Europe is more than four hours’ journey from an
international airport that has flights direct to and from the US. The great
cultural centers, such as London and Rome, are served by state-of-the-art
transport facilities – in effect, they’re just a few hours’ travel from your
Anchor Wat, Thailand
we’re going to go further afield, too – and closer to home. In a few weeks
you’ll be reading about vacation destinations in New Zealand and South Africa,
and also winter wonderlands in Canada and Colorado. For the more adventurous
traveler we’re going to be dipping into sub-Saharan Africa, China and India. We
are also going to be recommending some travel books to take with you on
vacation to make the most of the sights you see and the people you meet. Plus
we’ll be passing on some travelers’ tips to help you on your way!
Wherever you choose to go on vacation, have a great time.
There’s a whole world out there – and the means are right here!
Ancient Temple, Egypt