The top spring destinations of 2014: National Geographic Travel


56March 19: A wine-growing valley in Chile, walking ways in Tasmania and Ireland’s feral, rugged coastline are singled out as among some of the top spring destinations of 2014 by National Geographic Travel.

Editors at the publication supply an interesting list of prime ten spring vacation ideas that target outdoor activities like hiking, walking or scenic drives.

One of their suggestions includes a drive on Ireland’s recently launched ‘Wild Atlantic method,’ the longest defined coastal drive in the world.

57For 2,400 km (1,491 miles), drivers are accompanied by rugged landscapes of dramatic cliff drops, crashing waves wherever land and ocean meet, and feral geographical region.

Editors suggest hit the roads in spring, once Cork throws a St. Paddy’s day competition over some days (March 15-17); the picturesque town of Galway throws a food festival (April 17-21); and Connemara throws a mussel festival (May 2-4).

Just an hour’s drive out from Santiago lies the Casablanca valley, one in all Chile’s fastest-growing wine regions carpeted in vineyards and morning, coastal mist. whereas a lot of of the harvest takes place in March that marks the tail finish of their summer, the vines conjointly begin to vary color in April and should for scenic rambles and wine tastings.

And nature lovers and hikers may want to consider taking a leisurely stroll on cornelian Bay in Tasmania, or a more difficult bushwalk within the remote Southwest national park under blue skies.

March and April are known as the best amount to undertake walking tours once fall foliage begins to vary the landscape and temperatures are a comfortable 10C to 16C.