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!
Whether you are an overseas visitor to Australia or an Aussie who wants to get out of the city and explore, you have a lot on offer in the land down under. Australia is one of the few places in the world where you can still find some unspoiled nature. It has mountains, the bush, the ocean and rivers, as well as bustling cities and urban settings.
We bring you some of our favourite places to stay when you want to get away for a little while – or for a long while when visiting the Sydney area.
Getting to know Ireland’s intriguing off-shore islands.
Many of us have visited Ireland more than once, as the hospitality of the Irish is unsurpassed and the scenery is stunning. But just when you think you know the island-nation well, there is more scenic beauty waiting just offshore on one of Ireland’s 80 off-shire islands. Here’s an introduction to Ireland’s beautiful off-shore islands just waiting for you to explore.
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.
Yes, all babies and children need a passport in order to go on a cruise with you. No matter how old your children are, 16 months or 16 years old, all children (and adults for that matter) must have a passport before departing on a cruise. Here are the requirements and documents you will need in order to obtain a passport for your child if you live in the United States.
Here are the basic things you need to know.
As I pack for a fun international trip, there’s always a twitching worry at the back of my mind…”what if I loose my passport?” Its a worry that we’ve all had at one time or another and I know I should be prepared in advance, but I need someone to go over the basics and make it simple for me. Fortunately now that we’re in the digital age, there are advancements that make it easier than ever to replace a missing passport.
So here, my friends, is our guide for:
What To Do If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen. Easy Steps To Recovery.
America’s National Park Service is celebrating 100 Years of protecting the country’s most precious and awe-inspiring scenery while welcoming visitors to experience their grandeur. In 2015, more than 300 million visitors enjoyed the beauty and history of our National Parks and this year promises to be even more popular. On August 25, 2016 the National Park Service will commemorate its official anniversary as they celebrate across the country with free admission and special events from 8/25-28.
How many of our National Parks have you visited, and can you guess what the top 10 most visited parks are? Here they are in order of popularity:
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.
The United Arab Emirates values hospitality and welcomes visitors with luxurious beaches, awe-inspiring architecture, flavorsome dishes, and rewarding historical sites. Dubai, the most sophisticated and progressive state of the UAE, is a wonderful place to experience the magic of a mysterious culture, but travelers must be aware of local customs and traditions. While all may appear to be glitz and glitter, travelers must be aware of local conservative customs of the area.
With this guide of practical advise about the lifestyles in Dubai, you will have a wonderful journey without offending any local moralities.
Since spring has officially arrived (according the calendar, anyway), that means the season for golf is getting underway as well. In addition to the best in beds and breakfasts, many B&B’s across the country also offer great golfing packages that are on par with some of the bigger resort experiences. Here are a few to consider scheduling some tee time with.
The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA Welcome’s Grammy Award Winning Artist- Michal Camilo
The newly renovated Charles Hotel, , located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, kicks off their Summer Jazz Series on April 1st. Michael Camilo is returning to the stage after taking time off to work on his new compositions, including an Off-Broadway play.
Does Downy’s new wrinkle release product really work like they say it will? It was our challenge to find out. After putting Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus through our rigorous wrinkle challenge, I’m amazed to say, it passed our test with flying colors. This product will be in my travel bag from now on! This could be the end of travel irons, wrestling ironing boards out of hotel room closets, and square creases in all my travel outfits! See for yourself just how Downy Wrinkle Resleaser Plus performed on our very wrinkled test subject.
Top rules for visiting Las Vegas and increasing your chance of coming home a winner. Since 1931 when the state of Nevada legalized gambling, Las Vegas has been known as the entertainment capital of the world. If you are among the many travelers looking to try your luck in the City of Neon Lights, super-sized gambling halls and world class entertainment, then here are our top five rules to follow when visiting Las Vegas. By following our helpful hints you will be able to enjoy an exciting holiday, experience all of the sights that this impressive city has to offer, and keep some of your winnings!
Nothing is as soothing as a bit of Southern Comfort, especially in the springtime. Here’s a look at charming BnB’s that are ideal for an indulgent spring break.
Spring Break is the ideal time to plan your escape, especially if you’re craving some warmer weather. Going below the Mason-Dixon line offers more sun and plenty of fun, and you won’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy a wealth of benefits and some true southern comfort.
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.
Your Ultimate Packing Checklist When Traveling Solo in the Beach
“All my bags are packed; I’m ready to go…”
Oh wait, no. Those who are traveling solo for the first time will have all sorts of emotions all at once: excited, anxious, and terrified. I know I have. It’s impossible to not feel all these emotions when you are to embark on an unfamiliar territory.
Don’t let your travel bag become a jumbled mess – pack your bag like a pro with our tried and true packing tips.
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.
Even the best-planned trips can be thrown off schedule by unexpected problems. Consider this. You’ve sorted out scheduling issues, made sure to pack away all your necessities, and settled down to enjoy your flight. So when you land, you’re all set to get started on your relaxing holiday. Except for the small problem of your […]