Bradley Beach, New Jersey, United States

Bradley Beach is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It took the name from James A. Bradley, the developer responsible for the creation of the place. It has a population of a little more than 4.000 inhabitants but in summer it can reach 30.000. There is a boardwalk with only a few places to buy something for drink or eat but you can have good restaurants in town. The beach is clean and the water is crystal. There are lifeguards and while they’re in service, there’s only a place where you can surf. You must pay to park along the boardwalk but you can park for free among the houses in town and walk a little bit. You have to pay the entrance to the beach too.

Tips

It’s a little bit crowded in weekends so if you go by car, try to go early cause later will be hard to find a place to park near the beach.
New Jersey Transit offers rail service connecting Bradley Beach to Hoboken Terminal, Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station on the North Jersey Coast Line. They also offer a bus service that connect the borough and Philadelphia.

Treviso, Veneto, Italy

Treviso is an Italian city, capital of the province of the same name in the Veneto region and is situated in a water-rich region. In the same municipality where born many rivers; the most important is Botteniga which is divided into several branches, called ‘Cagnani’ (channels) that characterize the historic center. The main river is Sile. The city is bathed by several channels. The old town is still partially enclosed by walls (1509) with 3 large gates; San Tomasso Gate which is entirely covered with Istrian stone; Santi Quaranta Gate and Altinia Gate. The city has been linked to a long religious and monastic tradition and kept the walls of churches and the oldest monasteries. To see: the Church of St. Francis, where you will find inside the graves of a son of Dante Alighieri and a daughter of Francesco Petrarca; the Cathedral with the Baptistery and the episcopate; St. Nicolas church with important frescoes; Dei Signori Square (cultural center and heart of the city) and the Palace of Trecento; Mount of Mercy and the chapel of Rectors; the Lodge of the Knights; Pria Bridge (leaning against the walls, where Botteniga river comes into the city and is divided into several channel)s; among others.

Tips

The city is very beautiful to see and to walk, then it is best to stay 2-3 days to be able to see everything you can.
Treviso is 41.7 kilometers from Venice, you can easily arrive by highway or by public transport (50 minutes).

Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon is a port city in Greece mainly visited by cruises that use it as a stopover in the Ionian Sea. When you get there it seems that everything takes shape because you’re there. Its inhabitants always welcome tourists with smiles and kindness that characterizes because it is these cruises that allow the development of the small town. You will find a main street with many shops, restaurants and cafes. The music will accompany your steps in the streets.

Tips

Next to the station, you can visit the museum of ancient Greek technology where you will see a collection of inventions that goes from 2000 BC to 100 AD.
If you like the ancient sites, visit Olympia where the Olympics games were born. If you are on a cruise, take the tour offered by the ship in your language, so you’d be safe with the timing to return to the ship.
Katakolon is the ideal place to buy souvenirs, you will find local products such as wines, liquors, olives, nuts, soap, olive oil, etc.
If you want to relax, you have 3 beaches close to the harbor; the best known are Plakes Beach, 200 meters from the port; Andreas Argio 3 km and Kouronta Beach at 21 km. The water is crystal clear and the sea is very calm.
If this is the ‘dolce far niente’ you want, you have several cafes, bars and restaurants by the sea to observe the activity of the port and the ships and enjoy a good coffee, a good wine or a typical liquor. Nothing urges you … Life is beautiful.