If you want take a stroll past one of Madrid’s best known landmarks, do so in the evening, when the brilliant gate and Neoclassical monument in the city center is dramatically lit against the night sky.
(via Alcalá Gate : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Call it the ultimate pool party. Ensconced in the immense Mandalay Bay’ Resort’s 11-acre aquatic playground, Daylight Beach Club encircles a sexy pool.
(via Daylight Beach Club : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
Heading to Kauai? Don’t forget to pack your hiking boots. You’ll want to don them to trek the undulating trails of Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
(via Waimea Canyon State Park : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Mozart loved Prague — and so will you. A city of 100 spires, 7 hills and an endless expanse of gold-tinged cobblestones, Prague boasts an ancient castle, red-roofed architecture (in styles from Gothic to Baroque), an Old Jewish Quarter and the Vltava River, which intersects the storied burg.
(via Hotel Paris : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
Circuitous medieval streets, half-timbered houses, quaint storefronts, butterscotch-hued buildings, and turreted rooftops that gleam like copper pennies constitute the French wine-making village of Sancerre, set in the eastern edge of the Loire Valley.
(via Loire Valley : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
Extensive and space age, the City of Arts and Sciences might be a futuristic city on Mars. In truth, it’s an architectural marvel in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, designed by “homeboy starchitect” Santiago Calatrava and late architect Felix Candela
(via City of Arts and Sciences : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
JAMMU AND KASHMIR PROVINCE, INDIA
Crowning a perilous, jagged, mountain of rock in the Himalayas, the 15th-century Buddhist temple, Tsemo Gompa, seems to hover in the heavens.
Once largest Islamic college in Marrakesh, Ben Youssef Madrasa is a stunning example of traditional Moorish architecture and ornate décor. Since 1982, the building has operated as a historic site, open to the public.
(via Ben Youssef Madrasa : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
The Strip? What Strip? Eschew Las Vegas’ neon lights and infamous hubbub for lakeside quietude when you check into Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, just far enough from the action to relax you.
(via Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)
Retrieve your repose and find relaxation at Lake Austin Spa Resort - a posh patchwork of Eden-like gardens, pools, floral-flanked trails, cozy cottages, and hammocks hung invitingly from trees.
(via Lake Austin Spa Resort : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)