Month: May 2017

The most beautiful natural wonders of the USA

The United States of America is an enormous country full of amazing cities, but also wonderful nature. Today we would like to show you some of its most spectacular natural wonders.   Yosemite National Park Located in California, it is one of the most popular parks in the United States. In 1984 it was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is best known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, clusters of gigantic sequoia, and biodiversity. More than 95% of the park’s area is largely untouched by humans.     Grand Canyon National Park Arizona’s Grand Canyon is definitely one of the most monumental works of nature in the world. Long at 446 km, 27 km wide and reaching a depth of 1800 meters, the canyon, sculpted 17 million years ago by the Colorado River, reveals two-billion-year-old rocks and overwhelms all its visitors.     Yellowstone Located in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world. It is a remarkable place full of geological works …

The most unique hotels in Europe

There are thousands of amazing hotels in Europe, but some of them are more special than the others. Today we would like to present to you some of the most unique of them all.   Kakslauttanen Arcric Resort, Saariselka, Finland This incredible resort consists of tens of glass igloos. The guests sleep inside of them not only feeling like the part of the nature surrounding them, but also with a rare opportunity to watch the majestic Northern Lights, since Kakslauttanen is one of the best places on Earth to experience this phenomenon! It is truly a magical place for all the dreamers out there!   Blow Up Hall 50 50, Poznań, Poland This avant-garde, experimental, luxury hotel is located in Poznań and is also an art gallery. It uses unusual rules of guest service and also has a significant collection of contemporary art. Blow Up Hall 50 50 does not have a reception desk and rooms do not have numbers. Instead of keys, guests receive an iPhone, which, together with the screens on the corridors, …

Bern – the most charming capital of Europe

Although it has been the capital of Switzerland since 1848, Bern is still a very charming “town”. Its character is not destroyed by the fact that Bern is the headquarters of government, international companies, and organizations as well as an important transport hub. It is truly a unique place.     One of the things that make Bern so charming is very well preserved historic center. The Old Town as a whole has been named the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is simply a medieval city in the middle of the modern city, leaving an amazing impression.     Bern, which lies on a peninsula, is surrounded by the river Aare. Beautiful, turquoise color attracts people, and the habitants of the city in their free time enjoy the charms of a very clean river and waterfront. Boats, inflatable mattresses, inflatable boats, kayaks, diving … anyone can find something for themselves.   If you want to see the city from a better angle, a great viewpoint is the platform of the cathedral tower. It is difficult to …

The hidden treasure of Greece

Most tourists visiting Greece choose Athens or one of the islands. Few are looking for alternatives. By doing so, they lose the opportunity to discover such extraordinary places as Halkidiki. This peninsula on the northern Aegean coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Greece, and an ideal alternative to the usual tourist destinations. According to legend, it was here that the Titans lived – the rivals of the gods. The history of this place begins about 600,000 years ago. By choosing it you can not only enjoy the extraordinary scenery but also avoid the crowds.     It is actually a peninsula with three small peninsulas, known as the three legs of Halkidiki Greece. The first leg is Kassandra, the second Sithonia, and the third is Mount Athos. Discovering all three of them is the perfect way to spend your holidays.     Sithonia is the middle peninsula famous for its mountainous terrain and colorful beaches with azure water. Thanks to its beauty the whole peninsula is often called the “Greek Caribbean”. For …

The magical Cape Town

Today we would like to take you on a trip to a very special location – Cape Town. The oldest and one of the largest cities in South Africa in terms of population is also one of the most beautiful cities of the continent. But what makes is so special?   Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens One of the most stunning botanical gardens in the World hosts about 9000 of Southern Africa’s plant species and creates an unbelievably beautiful scenery. Full of colors it is truly nature’s work of art. There are various activities organized around the gardens as well free guided walks for anybody interested in learning more about this amazing place.   Table Mountain Another wonder of nature as well as a symbol of the city. The mountain is located in the northern part of the mountain chain of the southern tip of Cape of Good Hope. There is a reason why it is the country’s most photographed attraction. It is absolutely stunning and the view that spreads all around it is simply magical. There …

The Spring in Europe

Spring is a wonderful time, and it is especially amazing in Europe. Today we decided to give you a few ideas for a trip during the month of May when the temperatures are mild and there are not too many tourists wandering the streets!   Gran Canaria, Spain It is hard to find a better place to rest. Gran Canaria has a mild subterranean climate favorable for leisure. The island is green during all days of the year, the average annual air temperature in Spring is 22ºC, and the sun is visible in the sky every day. Due to its favorable climate and sunny weather, it is simply perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun. Amateurs of various types of water sports: surfing, sailing, diving, snorkeling and even fishing have long appreciated the great conditions of the Atlantic surrounding the Canary Islands. On the sandy and pebbly beaches, sunbathing and bathing lovers can get well-deserved rest.   Rome, Italy The Eternal City is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, in terms of architecture, …

Brussels – the capital of Europe

Today is the European Union Day, and we thought it is the perfect opportunity to say a little bit more about the administrative capital of the EU – Brussels!   Today’s Brussels history begins in the 50’s when the city was preparing to organize a world exhibition. It was then that the city’s wide avenues, office buildings, tunnels, and viaducts, as well as the famous Brussels Atomium, were built. From then on the city was being prepared for the reception of thousands of people. It was also then that the district of Léopold, which now houses most of the EU institutions, was rebuilt. Brussels has already been chosen as the headquarters of the international organization – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as early as 1949, before the EU. It was primarily geared to the geographical location of Belgium as a center for the area of operations of the organization and the proximity of NATO’s main military base in Mons near Brussels. Today the city is home to most EU institutions, which means that the city …

Bidroom wins the World Tourism Forum’s “Start-up Innovation Camp” Award

Lucerne, the 4th of May, 2017 – We are delighted to inform that Bidroom.com has won the World Tourism Forum Lucerne “Start-up Innovation Camp Award”. The award has been presented to Bidroom’s co-founders, Michael Ros and Casper Knieriem at the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne. “We look at this award as a recognition of our fight to bring fairness to the hospitality industry. Our platform increases the profits of the hoteliers, while cutting down on the accommodation rates. We’ve made some great strides improving Bidroom.com in the past few months, and we are honoured to accept this prestigious award” – said Michael Ros, Bidroom’s CEO. Bidroom has been deemed the winner by the jury presided over by Swiss business angel and investor Roland Zeller. Bidroom.com was one of 170 promising start-ups that entered the competition. On the 16th of April the company was announced one of the 16 finalists, and on the 3rd of May it was given the chance to present  its project to all the World Tourism  Forum participants.     About World …

World’s most luxurious hotels

Everyone likes a bit of luxury from time to time, but there are places in this World where luxury is obligatory. Today on our blog we will take you on a trip to few of the World’s most luxurious hotels.   Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai The building itself has become one of the symbols of Dubai. It is part of the Jumeirah Beach Resort and is located on an artificial island 280 meters from the beach in the Persian Gulf. The shape resembles a sail and being 321 m in height, it is the tallest hotel building in the world! The hotel offers 202 apartments to its guests. The smallest of them is 169 m² and the largest is an impressive 780 m². There are several restaurants in the building – including Al Muntaha located in an enclosure 200 m above sea level! There are two pools, 18 treatment rooms including hydrotherapy and massage rooms, solarium, sauna, and jacuzzi, as well as a fitness studio, museum, library and even helicopter landing pad! And for …

Lago di Garda – Italy’s largest lake

If you’re looking for a dream-like destination, Lago di Garda may be the perfect place for you. It is the largest and the cleanest lake in Italy, meaning not only it is impressively large but also has wonderful, crystal-clear water you can dive into.     Located half way between Venice and Milan, surrounded by the peaks of Prealpi Gardesane it is simply a fairytale place. Each year, it attracts thousands of tourists that end up falling in love with this small piece of paradise.   Publius Vergilius Maro – known as Virgil wrote about Lake Garda in the “Georgics” (a masterpiece of Latin literature) saying it is a lake so large and impetuous it resembles the sea. And being 55 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide it may definitely seem so.     Around Lake Garda there are many tourist towns and resorts. Towns with historic buildings (historical town centers, former castles and fortresses) are perfect for history lovers.   With very well-developed pebble beaches with gentle descent to the lake it is a …