The World, the Largest Privately Owned Residential Ship

The World is a private residential cruise ship serving as a residential community, owned by its residents who live on board as the ship travels the globe.

It has 165 residences (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship’s residents who can decorate with their own furniture, art, books and personal touches. There’s a deli and supermarket onboard and six restaurants if you didn’t feel like doing the washing up in your own kitchen. At 644 feet, The World is the largest privately owned yacht on the planet.

Beautiful and Romantic Lake Orta

Lake Orta

Lake Orta (Italian: Lago d’Orta) is a lake in northern Italy west of Lake Maggiore. It has been so named since the 16th century, but was previously called the Lago di San Giulio, after Saint Julius (4th century), the patron saint of the region. READ MORE

Fascinating Waitomo Caves, a Place Where Glowworms Create a Starry Effect

This specific spot in the Waitomo Caves is known as the Glowworm Grotto, a place where glowworms create a starry effect on the ceilings.

Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, located just outside the main Waitomo township on the North Island of New Zealand, is a famous attraction because of a sizable population of glowworms that live in the caves. Glowworms or Arachnocampa luminosa are tiny, bio-luminescent creatures (around the size of a mosquito) that produce a blue-green light and are found exclusively in New Zealand.

Magnificent Troll’s Tongue

Trolltunga is a piece of rock that sticks out of a vertical mountain side above a 350m drop, offering a magnificent view of Skjeggedal near town of Odda, Norway. The Troll’s Tongue (translation in English) is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September. It is roughly a 3-4 hour hike to the ‘trolls tongue’.

Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway

Thousands of tourists visit Trolltunga during the four summer months. Nevertheless, to this day no safety railing has been constructed on the edge of the cliff so as not to harm the natural beauty of the cliff. Despite the insecure gorge, there had been no fatalities at the site (2013). Source: Wikipedia

Experience Winter at its Best – in Vienna

Music, balls, coffee houses, cakes and culture come wrapped in a small but beautiful package during a Vienna city break in winter.

Perhaps I’m still saturated with pleasure and am feeling biased, but if you want to start the year fulfilling lofty resolutions by spending a few days surrounded by great art and architecture, dipping into coffee houses between museum trips and at night going to concerts or the ballet, I think Vienna can beat any of its art-city rivals. Particularly in winter,” Adriaane Pielou, Telegraph


Sea of Stars in the Maldives

What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bio-luminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking.

Photos: DOUG PERRINE/Barcroft Media/Landov