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Situated north of Taiwan’s capital stands Tamsui, which is a small city that constantly attracts local travelers from Taipei.

Tamsui takes pride in numerous historical tourist spots, and many visit it to get an excellent view of the sunset.

Take a peek at the harbor in Tamsui in this video provided by Jason Chen, who shares,

Tamsui is a suburban town near Taipei City. It's a huge tourist attraction and is always crowded during the weekends. The boats you see are ferries that travel between the both sides of Tamsui River.

So start planning your next travel today!


When visiting Brazil, you’ll find a town named Cipo, where one of the best rock formations fit for rock climbing activities are found.

Located in the state of Bahia, this Brazilian municipality also features some of the most rustic landscapes and distinctive cultures in the nation.

Nonetheless, traveler and videographer Cedar Wright shows how perfect the town of Cipo is when it comes to rock climbing. He shares,

--showcasing the amazing climbing paradise of Cipo, and the twenty third video for the live from the field video experiment! This dispatch features Lucas aka "Jah" climbing one of the most beautiful pitches of rock I have ever seen!

So start planning your next adventure as soon as possible!

Mission Beach, San Diego


Often likened to the beaches found on Coney Island and in Atlantic City, the Mission Beach in Southern California has a different kind of ambiance that will surely quench the thirst for water activities and beach bumming under the heat of the sun.

Read on to learn more about how you could spend your day at this Sand Diego beach.

1. South Mission Beach

Travelers who want to escape from the crowd may find respite at this beach, where a more unhurried way of lifestyle is followed. One activity you could do is to go fishing at the South Mission Beach Park, and another would be to dive into the group of shipwrecks situated half mile from the shore.

2. Belmont Park

Meanwhile, if you love blending with the crowd, meeting new people or simply watching people come and go in different swim wears, then the hustle and bustle at the Belmont Park is just for you. If you wish to have more fun, you could rent a pair of rollerblades and break a sweat on the boardwalk or even check out the Giant Dipper rollercoaster, arcade and bumper cars at the West Mission Bay Drive.

Moreover, it’s the best part to go surfing, kite boarding, boogie boarding and do other popular water activities. If you’re into it, you could even surf on the Wave House’s artificial wave. In the middle or at the end of the day, when you’re all famished from all of your outdoor activities, you could grab a bite or a drink at the numerous cafes and restaurants that dot the area.

Overall, it’s impossible to not have fun at the Mission Beach with all these activities!

Start planning your next trip as soon as possible!

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A Typical Beach in Sardinia



Sardinia may not possess countless islands similar to that of Indonesia, but this Italian island does offer a great selection of coasts and beaches that would surely keep you coming back for more.
Read on to learn about three of the best beaches in Sardinia.
1. Chia
Definitely one of the most spectacular beaches in Sardinia, Chia constantly draws travelers to experience its powdery white sands and dunes, including the Phoenician ruins nearby. Visitors generally reserve an accommodation close to this beach, and most of the time, day trippers don’t bring their own food when visiting the beach as there is already a restaurant built in close proximity. 
2. Costa Smeralda
Meanwhile, affluent travelers could enjoy the seeming exclusivity offered by Costa Smeralda, which is not just a short strip of beach but is included in an entire shoreline. Hence, you won’t have to worry about your co-beach bums crowding the entire beach. 
3. La Maddalena
Lastly, you could choose to sail off to the northern part of Sardinia, and visit the La Maddalena Island, wherein a good number of pretty, white-sand beaches are waiting for you. Aside from this, you could go on a little adventure, and discover more beaches, coves and inlets with amazingly turquoise waters while in the island. 
On the whole, Sardinia is, without a doubt, a magnificent island that is an excellent haven of beach lovers.

So start planning your next trip to the beach now!

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John Muir Trail is located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range and is seen in the wilderness and backcourntry regions of the High Sierra.
Starting in the beautiful Yosemite National Park, you’d be passing through Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park and King’s Canyon National Park till you reach Mt. Whitney.
Follow Ryan Commons’ seven-day journey on the JMT, in which he shares,
I traveled seven days on foot from Whitney Portal to Yosemite and stuffed my camera with as much beauty as I could. Evening temperatures were below freezing each night and signs of winter were ever-present. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the story.
So start planning your hiking trip today!


See Burma’s enticing landscapes in refreshing sunrises and pretty sunsets. read more



Located in the Balkan Peninsula, Croatia is a Central European country that has become a popular tourist destination due to its many islands and beautiful beaches.
With various cultural events, pristine beaches and unique medieval coastal communities, Croatia is indeed one of the must-see countries in the entire world. 
Watch Romulic & Stojcic’s video of Croatia, in which the users share,
The movie you're about to see is a preview of what we would like to do, in regards of representing Croatia as a destination in a different way… Of course, what we ended up putting in this video is merely a fragment of what Croatia has to offer. As photographers who have traveled across our country from one end to another, we are well aware that there is so much more to be filmed. And we are more than happy to do it.

Start planning your trip to Croatia as soon as possible!


Never Dare to Miss Slovenia in One of Your Future Travels Tucked in the south-central part of Europe, just about everyone would be thankful that Slovenia’s beauty remains to be untouched and protected from any form of ultimate urbanization. read more



You may think that the only thing that could be done in Africa is to go on a safari, but you’d surely be surprised with the innumerable types of activities that could be done all over this continent.
You could opt to traverse the savanna via a colonial-era railway, join a Tuareg caravan into the Sahara, kayak through the Nile River using a pirogue, welcome the culture in pygmy villages or venture into the forest to spot a great selection of wildlife.
Witness a similar journey undertaken by Tom Smitheringale in a video uploaded by Dave Brosha, who shares, 
This 3 month journey begins in the middle of the Nubian Desert on the Sudanese/Egyptian border at the historic World Heritage site of Abu Simbel. From here Tom will kayak the length of the Nile to the Great Pyramids of Cairo visiting all the 'must-see' cultural and historic sites along its riverbanks. The expedition then restarts in Upper Egypt at the historic City of Luxor where Tom will rendezvous with his camels and Bedouin guides before heading into the shifting sand dunes of the Western Desert where traditional lifestyles have remained unchanged for centuries. The team will trek an ancient caravan route through the desert visiting a network of Oasis on their way finishing the 1,300km journey close to the Libyan border at the Eden of the Western Desert, Siwa Oasis.

Give in to your thirst for an adventurous trip and start planning your African itinerary today!


While Panama puts forward diverse travel attractions, such as archeological ruins, growing urbanization and challenging mountains, to be enjoyed by all types of travelers, only a few of these know about the paradise-like white sand beaches at its San Blas Islands. read more



From Ko Samuik, Ayutthaya and Hua Hin to Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, the beautiful country of Thailand truly embodies a perfect getaway to any type of traveler.
The amazing beaches, sinful cuisine, interesting culture and ideal tropical climate all the more make Thailand an excellent travel destination in Asia.
Just take a look at the collection of clips arranged by Kyoto Studio, and be prepared to get wowed by this remarkable nation. 
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Travelers who love outdoors sightseeing would surely love the Eastern Cape as this presents hundreds of kilometers of unspoiled beaches as well as witness the Big Five collection of rhinos, lions, leopards, African elephants and Cape buffalos.

Watch this video prepared by Michael Struwig regarding the road trip he and his two other friends took to get to Graaff-Reniet, Eastern Cape.

Get some tips and plan your trip to Eastern Cape now!

Roadtrip Part Two & Three [TRAILER] from Michael Struwig on Vimeo.

The Caribbean group of islands has always been a paradise destination for many retiree and couple vacationers, including thrill-seeking travelers.

Nonetheless, globetrotters who are on a shoestring budget should now rejoice as the Caribbean countries are already beginning to welcome independent travel through their ecotourism and backpacking travel options.

Be allured by the irrefutable beauty of these island nations in this short clip prepared by Jem Cresswell, and start planning your Caribbean itinerary as early as now!


With Beirut’s cultural life at its best, this capital city of Lebanon is now thriving in terms of its press, nightlife and theatres.

Travelers should now forget about the Lebanese Civil War as this remarkable city has now remodeled its nightlife districts, city center, pubs and marina so that it could once more reclaim its tourism glory.

Check out this short video arranged by 80Days, and witness a typical day in Beirut.


Destinations like the Kalahari Desert, Namib Desert, the Etosha National Park and the Fish River Canyon Park are among the many reasons travellers are flocking to Namibia. The ecotourism here is booming, as well as the extreme sports opportunities like sandboarding and 4X4ing. 

Joe Louw creatively compiled great clips from his travel in Namibia, and explains, “—travelling through Namibia searching for great photographic locations. A magical place!”

The Kalahari Desert

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Poros is a Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf.  It's a small space with a smaller local population, but with a big reputation for incredible sites and beautiful landscapes. 

There are two separate islands - Sphairia and Kalaureia, connected by a bridge over a narrow isthmus. Poros is full of rich, diverse vegetation, with a good road network and adequate tourist infrastruction. 

I came across this article by Cherina Hadley of "Why I am Dyring to Go Back to the Greek Islands." A fan of this place for many years, Poros holds some wonderful memories for her and she discusses why in her post. There are many things to love, but her passion is held by the food.


(Moussaka - lamb mince layered with potatos & eggplant, topped with bechamel sauce)

She also discusses the safety of traveling to Greece now, and many other insights - check out the full article!

When you're ready, contact us to start your next travel adventure! We have a lot of ideas for your summer. 

These smaller cities offer quite a bit to the traveller in their own right. Whether you're visiting for the crazy rugby scene or attending the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May, you certainly won't run out of things to do.

Nor things to eat. There is a vibrant foodie scene in both of these cities that offers delicious, international cuisine at highly affordable prices.

In fact, Tony Naylor just wrote an article for the - Top 10 best budget restaurants in Cheltenham and Gloucester

Making the list are Vanilla of Cheltenham, a "smart basement restaurant," and Blue Thai Kitchen of Gloucester - "cheap, cheerful and, for the money, pretty good."

Check out his full list, and contact us to plan your trip

1. Take a canal cruise.

Put this beautiful city into perspective as you cruise through its criss crossing waterways.


2. Anne Frank House.

Relive the tale of a little girl who changed the world as you tour her home.

3. Rijksmuseum.

Home to some of the finest historical artefacts in the Netherlands you will be amazed how fantastic the vast collection is.

4. Take to the streets on a bike.

By far the best way to get around Amsterdam, you will be able to experience the preferred method of transportation by Amsterdam locals and tour the city in a different way.


5. Relax in a café.

One of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam, the café experience will enable you to embrace the culture and do some people watching.


6. Stroll around the city at night.

Illuminated bridges, picturesque architecture and cozy cafes enjoy!!


7. Red Light district.

Adults only- take a quick stroll through this area and experience something uniquely Amsterdam.


8. Heineken Museum.

Delve into the beer making process as well as sample the final product.


9. Vodelpark.

The largest park and most famous park in Amsterdam this area is bustling with performers and exhibitions.


10. Have and drink. 

With more than 1200 local pubs a bar crawl may be in order.

To plan your next trip, contact us at Royal City Travel!

There's a certain art form to packing: being able to bring as few clothes as possible that will cover you for your entire vacation, no matter what happens; choosing clothes that don't easily wrinkle or show stains; finding the right fabric for the temperature of your destination; the list goes on. 

I tend to be an overpacker, so whenever I can get my hands on super versatile clothing that I know I'll use over and over, I try to stock up.

ColoradoGal of blog, wrote a great review for a wrap dress from GGO Clothing, made of 88% organic bamboo and 12% Lycra. Not only is it soft and wrinkle free, but it's "naturally antibacterial and wicks away moisture better than cotton."

Not to mention cute! Usually versatile clothing means utility, and utility doesn't often yell "travel glam." This dress is simple enough that you can dress it up or down, for a variety of occassions, and still look great. Plus the wrap-style works for many different body shapes. 

I agree with ColoradoGal though, in that I would probably layer a light tank or camisole underneath, unless I was going to the beach in the dress. 

Check out her full review here. Also, take a few minutes to poke around the GGO Clothing website, full of casual ready-to-wear items for women (and men!).

Before I answer that question, let me say that I love my iPhone and my MacBook Air. Everyday I am thrilled to find a new use, a new widget, a new app, a new feature that makes my life easier and more fun. I never take for granted how incredible this technology is and I can't wait to see what the future holds. 

That being said - I am very, very minimalist when it comes to technology and travelling. Maybe it's because I did for so long without a laptop or SmartPhone. Or maybe because part of me feels like these things can be more of a distraction than an aid. 

Another reason is that I don't want to risk my equipment getting stolen or broken while travelling. Plus a small map is much easier to carry around than a laptop. 

Perhaps the main reason is that I feel like I get a more authentic, visceral experience - it's just me and my wits, figuring out how to ride the subway or get to my hotel. For me, travelling is about being in the moment - not online.

Justin of writes,

"I travel to experience the new.  I travel to observe and take in what the world has to offer.  No doubt technology can help add to my perspective and improve my travels, but are these benefits enough to outweigh the distraction and inconvenience that modern technology can cause?

Do I really want to become reliant on a laptop that might break in the middle of nowhere and cause me to spend my travel funds and search for a replacement?"

What do you think? Do you travel with technology? How does it help you? Or do you leave it all behind? Why?


A trip to Rome is a trip of a lifetime. In between visiting the great museums, posing in front of the fountains for pictures and admiring the many historical and cultural sites, you'll be doing one of my favorite activities: eating. And boy, is it good. 

It also can be expensive. Especially in the more touristy areas, the food you're served doesn't do justice to the true flavors of Italy, particularly if you're given an English menu and bad service.

For tips on the best places to eat in Rome, check out Gisella Deputato of CNN's article, An Insider's Tasty Tips for Rome. She has a lot of great info and ideas that will make you hungry and itching to start your trip to this incredible city (let us help!).