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.
The Douro Valley is a remarkable destination that you will definitely not soon forget. It is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula and flows across Spain and Portugal, offering you the very best way to delve into the area’s tranquil beauty. It has everything you could possibly need from breathtaking natural landscapes, to wine production, and delicious local cuisine. Go and watch a show, relax in a hot spring- the region is full to the brim with exciting things to do and see. And because it has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, there is a plethora of architectural wonders that are just waiting to be explored. Here are 7 things to enjoy on your Douro Valley experience:
London is without a doubt one of the premier tourist destinations in the Western world. Over the last year, London has played host to an estimated 3.5 million North American visitors, making it one of the most popular destinations for a European vacation. However, beyond the iconic spires of Westminster Abbey and the regal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, London houses a number of quieter boroughs which are equally worth a visit for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle for day.
Whilst Putney Bridge may not be the first London borough that springs to mind when you think about the British capital, there’s a great deal to see and experience once you choose to dig a little deeper. Read on to find out more…
Today I am going to tell you about a small but very beautiful country in Europe that is called Slovenia. If you haven’t heard of it before, don’t worry because you are surely not the only one! It is such a small European country that not many people know about it, but once discovered, visitors return time and time again!
The country is located in central Europe and has many well known neighbours like Italy, Austria and Croatia. Slovenia is a very diverse land with natural wonders from caves, to soaring alps, to a small coastline on the Mediterranean sea which is only 42 kilometers long. With such diversity, there are many things to see and do in Slovenia.
The lovely island of Guernsey, a unique blend of French and British culture is located in the English Channel, 30 miles off the northwestern coast of France and only a 50-minute flight from London Gatwick. Guernsey is a self-governing British Crown dependency, that has been influenced by nearby France through the centuries. Why am I telling you this? Personally I feel it is this fusion of French and British cultures that makes Guernsey so unique and attractive. The language spoken is English, but there is still a Guernsey patois French spoken by some of the population. You’ll also find the majority of the roads are named in French. Every aspect of island life is a charming Anglo-Franco fusion.
Located between the North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea, halfway between Iceland and Norway, the windswept Faroe Islands are under the jurisdiction of Demark, yet they are very much like their own magical world. The islands are self-governing, but they have been part of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948. The islands’ closest neighbours, however, are the Northern and Western isles of Scotland. With their other-worldly charm and singular attractions, the Faroe Islands lure travellers from far and wide to discover the beauty of their northern scenery.
Many tourists plan their visits to the Faroe Islands well in advance of the warm season, and there are also cruises that make visiting these extraordinary islands more convenient than ever. From the unique capital of Torshavn to breath-taking ocean views, the islands are the ideal natural get-away and the island culture is as rich and vibrant as ever. The following must-see attractions and experiences are what make the Faroe Islands so evocative and impossible to forget!
Gradually this summer people are moving towards pubs instead of going to seashore or beaches. Why? According to research pubs fulfill the psychological need of men and it gives lots of relaxation , a chance to enjoy friends and family in a casual atmosphere, a place where people make new friends and connect socially with the local population.
Are you fond of Irish ales and whiskey, pub food and even some dancing, and are looking for that in London? Then look no further. London has many Irish pubs and we’re here to help you choose the best one where you can enjoy the real fun of summer. Let’s make it easy by categorizing Irish pubs in terms of their niceties and atmosphere, and of course, where to find a pint of Guinness along with music.
Where will you be taking the family for vacation this year? If your answer is “no place special” you might want to drop everything and enter the HappinessIncluded sweepstakes being offered by First Choice, England’s premier all-inclusive vacation specialists.
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A holiday in Cyprus can be full of surprises. Cyprus is the perfect place for a sophisticated beach holiday with a touch of historical culture. Paphos is the prime location for experiencing the ancient side of Cyprus and has many wonderful sights to see. Paphos Harbour offers stunning views of the Medieval fort that overlooks it. The best time to visit is during the summer festival when the sounds of opera echo around the ancient walls.
The Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is a natural attraction that is well worth visiting whilst you’re in Paphos. This beach is an area of conservation where turtles lay their eggs and their nests are protected. It is quite tricky to get to but if the stunning views and warm sea weren’t appealing enough, the chance to see some endangered creatures in their natural habitat surely will be.
Spain is more than just a holiday destination offering a sun kissed lifestyle for over 3.8 million expats. The city of Marbella on the southeastern coast of Spain is generally regarded as the crème-de-la-crème for vacation properties in Spain. Marbella is well known for its champagne lifestyle and indulgent quality of life. We have listed the best things to do in this area showing why it has remained a premium safe-haven for foreign investors.
Marbella is famed for its golf championships and beautifully manicured golf courses. There are over 50 golf courses on the coast to choose from all within a 30 minute drive from Marbella.