Get Out There And Travel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This once-sleepy desert town has exploded onto the international travel scene since 2002 due to a surge in private real estate investment. A shopper's haven, Dubai features a gold souq and innumerable malls, made more enticing by the fact that it is tax-free! The city has much to offer other travelers as well - its proximity to the beaches on the Persian Gulf as well as the deserts of the United Arab Emirates afford opportunities to go water skiing or take guided desert tours. Visit the Mall of the Emirates to say you've skied down the world's largest indoor ski slope - located in the middle of the desert!
New York City, New York, USA
The biggest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the world, New York City is a bustling center of finance, culture, media, politics, fashion, and much more. Its dominating skyline is well-known around the world. Visits to New York often include sites on Manhattan including Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum, the Empire State Building and Ground Zero. However, sites in the other boroughs should not be overlooked - the Bronx Zoo contains over 6,000 animals and Brooklyn's Coney Island features one of the oldest roller coasters, the Cyclone.
Cancun is a naturally beautiful area on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Take advantage of the many water sports available by swimming with dolphins or renting a jet ski. Venture outside the hotel zone to downtown Cancłn to find authentic Cuban-style restaurants and salsa bars. Plan a day trip to Chichen Itza to view the vestiges of an ancient Mayan empire, or take a ferry to Isla Mujeres to snorkel around its natural coral reef.
London, United Kingdom
A city loved by people from all walks of life, London, England boasts a "must-see" list so extensive that it's hard to cover in one trip. For history buffs this includes the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral. The West End provides world-class theatre and Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Bond Street all have excellent shopping. Visit the British Museum to see the Rosetta Stone and pieces from ancient Greece and Rome. If you can't fit everything in, try a ride on the London Eye to get a bird's-eye view of this beautiful city.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The "Entertainment Capital of the World" is no longer only for those who love to gamble. While giant, themed casinos still dominate the tourist areas of Las Vegas, the development of shopping centers, upscale restaurants, trendy spas and world-class golf resorts have broadened its overall appeal. Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or be wowed by one of Cirque du Soleil's five available Las Vegas shows. See exotic animals either at MGM Grand's Lion Habitat or the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. And of course, try your luck on one of the many roulette wheels!