These are not the everyday pictures you come across on the Internet. These are places that you maybe didn't even know existed. We have listed below some of the scarcely-known places which are worth considering when planning your next trip.

With the summer just ahead, the time has come to prepare travel plans. For those who prefer a bit of an adventure rather than spending time on the beach, here is a travel tip. Visit the most beautiful natural pools around the world.

As wildlife tourism grows ever more popular among travelers, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time and natural world enthusiast begins his series of articles entitled, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Whether by taxonomic family or a particular characteristic, each article will feature animals that will follow a particular theme. They will contain information regarding the highlighted species and also provide details on where to find them.

Eiffel Tower in Paris, Charles Bridge of Prague or Big Ben of London. To name the major landmarks of these cities is not difficult. But to guess the name of the city by the skyline, specially when taken early in the morning or at around sunset, might be bit more of a challenge. How many correct answers would you get?

In today's photogallery we will take a somewhat eerie tour and visit ghost towns around the world. The reasons why people abandon their homes are different in every case, but the places always carry messages from their last inhabitants.

A few years ago, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time International Movement backpacked around the increasingly popular tourist destination of Sri Lanka. Having honed his photography skills in the years leading up to this trip, Leigh capitalized on the chance to build up his portfolio in the small tropical island formerly known as Ceylon. Ancient ruins, stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity make Sri Lanka a haven for any travel photographer.

The historic city of Prague is best known for its Baroque style architecture and beer drinking culture. Nicknamed “The city of one hundred spires”, this central Bohemian metropolis has become a popular city break destination among travelers from far and wide. Famous sights include the Mala Strana, Charles Bridge, and perhaps most notably the strikingly picturesque Old Town Square. The Czech capital’s main attractions are barely a stone's throw from one another, and meandering through the narrow cobblestoned streets to each venue is a delight in itself. However, scattered abundantly throughout the city are alternative attractions just waiting to be explored, allowing the more inquisitive tourist to really get under the skin of Prague.

Cherry trees in full bloom are truly beautiful. An orchard of cherry trees is beauty multiplied. But in Japan, blooming sakuras are a stunning site for which tourists from different parts of the world don´t hesitate to travel the distances. Do not miss this last opportunity to see the best of sakuras this year. Since Sakuras start blooming even in January, these are some of the last opportunities for this year. For example in Nagano, Fukushima, Fuji Five Lakes and Aomori the blooms are best seen from April 2 till April 22.

Valleys Of Flowers

Mountains and glaciers are most commonly visited in the winter, for winter sports. Less well known are the same mountain valleys and meadows at this time of the year. Spring is the time of massive flower blooms, which makes them an irresistable sight, apart from the fact that some of them are only accessible for short periods in the summer due to heavy snowfall in the winter months. Check out our photogallery for the best of them all.

In 2013, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time International Movement quit his job and the comfortable lifestyle that came with it in order to pursue his passion. After spending 3 months living and studying on a private game reserve in South Africa’s eastern cape, he spent the following few travelling along the beautiful mountainous shores of the Garden Route before reaching Cape Town.

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