For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today marks the summer solstice — the day when the sun reaches its highest and northernmost point in the sky, offering us the most hours of daylight that it will all year. If you can, get outside and enjoy the extra light with those you love. It only happens once a year, after all. (📷: @erubes1)
Over the span of 14 days, the Beautiful Destinations team visited 14 different countries to create this video. The goal of "The Beautiful Game" was to use travel and positivity to tell an inspiring story about the FIFA World Cup as the ball made its inaugural journey to Russia. The World Cup fuels passion, positivity, and pride like no other sporting event. These are all values that Beautiful Destinations strongly supports as we strive, day after day, to inspire the world through the power of travel. Along the way, we had some help from a few very special people; @fernandinho, @bernardocarvalhosilva, @chriseriksen8 & @arongunnarsson. This is just a teaser, check out the full video on our IGTV (🎥: @cory.s.martin & @matiasderada 🎶: “Run Wild” by @thutmose featuring @nombe) #WorldCup2018 #BDTeam.
The grandeur of Machu Picchu is amplified when you consider that the entire city was constructed without the use of wheels to transport heavy rocks. Structures were built using a technique called "ashlar," where stones are cut to fit together without the use of mortar. (📷: @emmett_sparling)
On April 25 in 1974, a military coup overthrew an authoritarian regime in Portugal, leading to the end of a dictatorship and Portugal's involvement in the African colonies. The event was called the Carnation Revolution due to the carnations tucked into the muzzles of shotguns and onto the lapels of soldiers by Celeste Caeiro, a Portuguese activist. Today, April 25th is a national holiday affectionately called "Freedom Day." (📷: @flunkingmonkey)
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Did you know the pyramids are only a 40 minute drive from central Cairo? Today at 2pm EST Egypt play Russia in the World Cup. Good luck to @mosalah and the rest of the Egyptian team 🇪🇬 (🎥: @christianschaffer 🎶: “Koto” by @odesza) #WorldCup2018.
Puerto Princesa is the capital of the legendary island of Palawan, a paradise in the western Philippines. Located near the world’s longest navigable subterranean river, the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the bustling city boasts coastal beaches brimming with rich marine biodiversity and a vast estate of mangrove sanctuaries. #itsmorefuninthephilippines @tourism_phl
The Shard, formerly known as London Bridge Tower is a 95-story skyscraper in the heart of England’s capital city. It’s the tallest building in the UK with an unobstructed viewing deck looking out over all of London. Today at 2pm EST England play their first World Cup game against Tunisia. Good luck to @harrykane and the rest of the England team 🏴. (🎥: @matiasderada & @cory.s.martin 🎶: “Never Letting Go” by @tiniegram) #WorldCup2018 #BDTeam.