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.
What do we all do when planning a vacation? (Let us skip the tickets, hotel and packing part). Imagine these all are set and a day or two are left until the flight. Of course, we need a plan on what to see and where to go.
In the mood for magic and romance, I watched a million of videos of carnival and loving couples sailing in gondolas. I had made a nice plan (as I thought), packed all my fancy dresses and a few pairs of peeps. I thought I would fit the place perfectly. If I only knew how wrong I was!
Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.
Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.
Want to explore wild west? Western Iceland remains off the beaten track and well worth exploring.
Iceland has become a popular tourist destination in the recent years. It has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and fantastic views of the Northern Lights; the capital city Reykjavik is also well known for its vibrant, bustling atmosphere and welcoming locals. However, just an hour from the city is the relatively unexplored ‘Wild West’. There are an abundance of ice caves, lava tubes and small villages which offer an amazing glimpse if traditional Icelandic life. Places to visit in this part of Iceland include:
Top 5 Most Fascinating Cities in Croatia
Drawing influences from both the Mediterranean and Central Europe, Croatia is a country with many beautiful cities and towns. It’s coastline stretches over 1,000 miles along the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, and is crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. With a rich history dating back to the 7th century, Croatia retains much of the influence of early rulers from the Greeks and Romans. If you’re planning to visit, be sure to research your many choices; I offer you a description of the country’s top must-see cities.
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.
Limassol is the second largest city on the island of Cyprus. Stretching along the Mediterranean coast in southeastern Europe, it offers a wide range of activities and landmarks to visit. Limassol is a city on a mission. It has been one of the busiest port cities in the Mediterranean for quite a few centuries but it hasn’t always been a top-of-mind- vacation destination. This is rapidly changing of course, thanks to the dedicated effort of local authorities, citizens and the business community. A large-scale urban remodeling programme has endowed the city with a brand new marina and a beautiful beachfront park. These attractions complement the Old Port and the Medieval Castle, forming a metropolitan area worth exploring and photo shooting
Guide To The Most Attractive ‘Belle Epoque’ (Beautiful Era) Cities in France.
This period is called The Belle Époque (beautiful era) where optimism, economic prosperity, and technological and cultural innovations took place. In this period, Art Nouveau (New Art) emerged as an art movement and characterized the design of buildings and public spaces, especially in France where the art flourished. Paris Metro stations are a clear example.
For Family Adventures, Head for Eastern Europe For Best Holiday Bargains
Every year thousands of people pick up the travel brochures and attempt to decide the best destination for them. Unfortunately, many of the places in Europe, which are now in the Eurozone, have become increasingly expensive. This can place a huge amount of stress on your wallet. Fortunately there are some alternatives, eastern Europe in particular offers some amazing places to visit at reasonable prices:
The Most Romantic Wedding Destinations in Great Britain
Whether you’re a native to Great Britain or you’ve got your sights set on a destination wedding, you couldn’t possibly ask for a better place to get married. Great Britain’s charm isn’t comparable to anything, with beautiful landscapes and classical architecture. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect fairytale wedding, you’d be surprised at how many options you have available in Great Britain. The hardest part will be narrowing down the list to just one final location.
How to spend your day in Malta: A Small Island With a Lot to Offer.
Malta is so well known for its rich culture and unique history that it might surprise some to learn its landmass is smaller in size than most European capitals. Yet, due to its location between Italy and North Africa, Malta has been subject to countless occupations. Its many influences have resulted in a most unique mix of architectural styles, cuisine and tradition – even the Maltese language has been shaped from a combination of Italian, Arabic and English. There is much to learn about Malta, and plenty to entice you regardless of whether you’re interested in geology, history, art or cuisine – or perhaps just looking for some quality time in the sun.
Unique Locations to Celebrate New Year’s Day (& What Not to Forget when you Go)
New Year’s Day is one of those celebrations you can enjoy the world over. No matter where you head you will see people ringing in the new year, celebrating the last 12 months and getting ready for the next 12 ahead of them. While there are many things in common with how people do this – fireworks, TV shows and a sense of community, there are a few places who know how to celebrate New Year like no other. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Day like you’ve never celebrated before, here are five unique locations to put on your bucket list.
5 Top things to do on your Travels to Sevilla, Spain
Seville, or Sevilla as the locals know it, is the fourth largest city in Spain, located in Andalusia, the southernmost tip of Spain. Founded as the Roman city of Hispalis before being renamed to Ishbiliya during the Muslim conquest of the early 700’s, it’s safe to say that Seville is steeped in history. The Old Town is the third largest in Europe, containing no less than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and its harbour is the only river port still in existence in Spain. If you’re a lover of history and culture, Seville has an enormous wealth of attractions it can offer you.
Delizioso – Top Spots for Chocoholics to Visit in Milan. Tour Milan by Chocolate!
Most of us love bringing home some souvenirs from the new places we’ve visited, and chocolate is probably one the most popular and sought-after items in this regard. Indeed, each country has its own unique and original recipe for the preparation of this delight and Italy is no exception. Chocolate has become firmly established in the life of Italians, and is an integral part of Italian cuisine. Trendy Milan has several secret places where you can taste the unmatched Italian chocolate and other incredible desserts – these spots should not be missed!
Have you ever made a fanciful sandcastle that is so enchanting you wanted to step inside and spend some time? Well now your daydream has become a reality in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek. As last winter’s Ice Hotels slowly melted into the landscape, the Dutch came up with a new challenge for their talented ice sculpture artists….create a Sand Hotel for the summer season! Now childhood fantasies are coming true as the world’s first sandscastle hotels, complete with drawbridge and turrets open for occupancy.
A feast for the senses – Annual Food Festivals of Italy
Italian food culture really is something special. It’s not just the simplicity of flavours and the pride in fresh ingredients that permeates the everyday eating experience here, but the relish with which these are served – food is not merely to feed the body, but the soul – and in particular the soul of the family and the community. Even in these fast food, global-busy days there is still a sense in Italy that real food is important to take time for.
Oktoberfest 2015 begins this coming weekend! The largest Beer Festival in the world, Germany’s Oktoberfest, has been going strong for over 200 years and in all that time, appetites for good fresh beer, giant pretzels and grilled meats have grown every year. Today Oktoberfest in Munich welcomes over 7 million people during its 16 day beer fest. With 34 beer tents that seat 100,000, you would think that there would be a seat for you….but don’t dare go without making advance reservations at a table, or you’ll be standing the whole time. The good folks at Viator.com can coordinate everything for your visit. Have a peak at their article “25 Things To Know About Oktoberberfest” with links for reserving tours and tickets at the bottom.