Best Urban Beaches From Paris to Philadelphia – Summer City Beaches Are Popping Up In Land-Locked Cities Around The World
July is almost here when all thoughts turn to lazing at the beach with friends. In major land-locked cities across the globe, temporary beaches are popping along river banks to give city-dwellers and visitors a bit of sun and sand fun. City beaches are not a new idea but, when Paris brought in sand and palm trees to line the banks of the Seine River in summer, the world took notice. Paris Plages become an immediate passion for Parisians who couldn’t escape to the Med for a beach vacation. You just can’t keep a good idea from spreading and soon pop-up urban beaches were being created in major cities across the world. So grab you flip flops and beach chair and head to one of the world’s most popular pop-up city beaches!
6 Amazing Buildings You Probably Didn’t Know Were Built for British Royalty
With Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday being celebrated this weekend, everyone’s attention will be focused on a number of iconic royal destinations in the UK like Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. But these great palaces are not the only impressive buildings that are linked to the British royal family.
It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.
Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts
The first Sherlock Holmes story (A Study in Scarlet) was published in 1887 and it took London by storm. It combined cold logic, meticulous observation, forensic science and the now-familiar format of the detective story. Did you know that although Holmes uses fingerprint analysis in his first case, Scotland Yard didn’t introduce the technique until 1901?
Join the team from the London Pass on a Sherlock Holmes self guided walking tour across central London.
In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.
Norwegian Airlines is grabbing lots of attention as the newest major low-cost carrier flying between the United States and Europe. Their growth has been rapid and they are now the 3rd largest low-cost airline in the popular transatlantic marketplace. Also known as Norwegian Air Shuttle, the airline has just announced new direct flights between Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale all beginning this spring.
There’s only one place in the world where you can stand on top of Charles Darwin.
Yeah, you heard me right—on top of Darwin. Every London site will leave it’s mark on your and bring a smile when you remember them. And like any unique destination it’s got it’s quirks and tiny specialties that make it unforgettable, so dive into this list of unmistakable clues that you’ve gotten lost and found in London—either you’ll fall in love with London again, or get the itch to visit!
Top Seven Ways to Travel Like a Jedi With Star Wars Inspired Vacation Rentals. In a nod to Star Wars Day which occurred this week, we bring you fantastic vacation rentals where you’ll feel just like your in a Star Wars film. Grab your light saber and here we go:
Ever since the Olympics (I know that is old news but stick with me) London’s Theatreland has had a newer fresher feel to it.
There were a lot of shows that were hanging around a bit for no other reason than they could. But in 2012 many shows that were not cutting the ice closed and some others that just came in to town to reap the rewards of an Olympic year, rightly disappeared into obscurity! Since then visitors to London have enjoyed a plethora of new and exciting productions.
London attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year. To meet the demand there are about 9,000 plus hotels in the Central London alone, but alas, the city has a reputation for being quite expensive. So where can a budget traveller turn for reasonable accommodations in this vibrant city?
For those visiting London on a budget, one good option is to stay in a short-term serviced apartment. For others looking for a traditional hotel experience that won’t break the bank, London has a growing number of trendy hotels that provide a clean, nicely decorated room and a good breakfast for economical prices.
Here’s a look a some of London’s Best Budget Hotels:
Excitement is building in anticipation of the children’s film, Paddington, due to be released in the U.S. in mid-December and late November in the UK. The movie features the adventures of lovable bear, Paddington Brown, a storybook bear who has been entertaining young children (in book form) for over 50 years. London (Paddington’s hometown) is pulling out all the stops to honor the nation’s most beloved bear. 50 specially outfitted Paddington Bear statues will dot the city, appearing in strategic spots where Paddington encountered his most memorable adventures. Families will be able to follow specially designed Paddington Trails to follow the lovable bear all over the city.
Here’s A Look At London’s Most Amazing Rooftop Restaurants
Sipping cocktails and gazing across London’s skyline from a roof top restaurant is an irresistible proposition to anyone. These London rooftop hangouts are a gourmet’s delight and hangouts for unforgettable city views. Perfect for al fresco eating and drinking these top restaurants are unique and different.
Here’s Where To Fine The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in England
It’s hard to believe, but only a decade ago those who chose to follow the vegan diet had little or no choice for dining out in the UK. The England of today however, luckily boasts an impressive number of wonderful vegetarian and vegan eateries, found in major cities and small towns alike.
Don’t Miss Out on the Best Hiking Trails Britain has to Offer
Hiking in Britain, particularly during the summer, spring or autumn before the weather gets too ‘British’, offers seemingly no end of possibilities for the hiking enthusiast. Here are seven of the best hiking trails Britain has to offer.
It’s been a particularly long and challenging winter with snow storms and cold weather blanketing the country time and time again. Nearly everyone is looking forward to the beginning of Spring his week and wishing they could jet off on an exciting travel adventure. Luckily there are plenty of travel companies who are just waiting to give away a trip of a lifetime to lucky winners of their travel sweepstakes. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting and exciting travel contests for Spring:
Here’s a great infographic with lots of interesting tips about tourist sites in London. Most of us have visited London and gazed up at the iconic Big Ben clock tower. Did you know that the time is adjusted by placing pennies on the pendulum? Or that a flock of birds once stopped the clock by perching on the hands? Learning lots of fascinating facts about this regal city by having a look at this entertaining infographic.
If you love Caribbean culture – the music, the festivals, the food and drink – simply head to London. Apart from the sun, nearly every area in London has something Caribbean to help spice the locale up. Whether you’re looking for a plate full of jerk chicken, a glass of rum punch or a summer festival, our guide will help you navigate London and find the coolest Caribbean vibes.
Two of the trendiest places in London right now are Brixton and Harlesden. Unsurprisingly, both areas have an affluent Caribbean community. Brixton early in the morning is a great place to visit cafes; there’s an abundance to choose from. Negril serves Caribbean toast (spiced toast served with cinnamon and vanilla and toasted coconut), traditional cornmeal porridge and smoothies (the Caribbean Queen drink with papaya, pineapple, mango and a splash of dairy milk) will transport you from the busy streets of London to a tranquil beach in Jamaica.
London has provided the inspiration for some of the world’s great novels, and has been home to many acclaimed writers. Throughout much of the last two centuries, London served as a major cultural hub, where writers of all genres and nationalities met and exchanged ideas and stories. Literary buffs can get their fix by exploring the many places that favourite writers loved.
When planning a trip to London, why not visit the locations frequented and enjoyed by legendary writers? Experiencing London the way they saw it will give you a great connection to their work, and you can see most of the sites for free – perfect if you are a ‘struggling artist’ like your literary heroes.