Wednesday, December 28, 2011

South Pacific Tourism

Tourism is the largest industry in many Pacific island countries. Yet mass packaged tourism can be a double-edged sword. More at:

Pacific Tourism

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Downtown USA

If you are considering touring the USA at some point in your life then you may be thinking of booking a room in a swanky five star hotel, but you might miss out on some of the inner city delights by doing so.

Downtown USA

Biking Abroad

For many a holiday abroad gives us a break away from lounging around our living rooms to find ourselves doing the same but in a hotter climate. The impetus in on us to pull our finger out and make holidays more of an adventure. If you are thinking of heading to one of the scenic resorts around the Mediterranean for example, then why not go with the intention of exploring the stunning landscape.

Biking Abroad

Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Breaks

There's nothing better than a weekend break - better still a long weekend break - to freshen you up, boost your enthusiasm for life and get you through to your next proper holiday.

Weekend Breaks

Family Holidays

Family holidays take a little planning to be successful. They have to suit your family circumstances: parents needs as well as the kids and so much depends on their ages and interests. In many ways younger children are much easier to satisfy than moody, temperamental teenagers. And, of course, the budget and the timing - many will be constrained by school holidays and pushed into the busier, and therefore most expensive times of the year. What are the options?

Family Holidays

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Caribbean Cruises

The Caribbean has a multiplicity of islands, large and small, as well as some worthwhile destinations on the American continent. But how do you visit a selection of them when you have a limited budget and only a week or two to spare from your annual leave? The answer for many is a Caribbean Cruise.

Caribbean Cruises

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Italy

With its ancient history Italy it will surprise some that it is a relatively new country having only been a united state since the 19th century. Despite the common language the regions of Italy remain very different in culture, attitudes and especially food.

More at: Italy

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rome - Capital of Italy

Known as 'the Eternal City' Rome is one of the most varied and historic cities in Europe. Its history dates back to the beginning of the first millenium BC, wrapped in the legend of its mythical founders, Romulus and Remus.

Rome - Capital of Italy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Menorca

A holiday in the Balearics is a time for unwinding, spending some time with the family, and seeing a few sights that this Mediterranean paradise has to offer. But before you go, you have to choose which island you primarily wish to visit. Majorca and Ibiza both have their charms, but in this article, we’re going to put the case for Menorca.

Holidays in Menorca: Things to See

Mayfair Hotels

Originally named after the annual May Fair that took place on the site during the 18th Century, Mayfair has risen in the popular consciousness - thanks largely to its status on the monopoly board - as a byword for wealthy London.

Mayfair Hotels

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Biking in Dublin

Experiencing cities by bike is always a great way of getting to know the respective city better since you can see exactly where you are going.

Biking in Dublin

Friday, August 19, 2011

New York Kayaking

Have you ever thought about taking a kayak trip around Manhattan? Or cruising up the Hudson River? Kayaking in New York is commonly seen on the waterfront, along with the ferries, barges, and boats. With a majestic skyline for a view, kayaking in the City is easily accomplished with a beginning class or guided tour.

Kayaking Around New York City

Late Family Summer Holidays

Late family summer holidays are an excellent idea because there are many good last minute hotel deals as well as often cheaper airline tickets. There are many child friendly hotel deals that include free accommodation and activities for the children such as special pools, playgrounds, and entertainment.

Late Family Summer Holidays

Amsterdam

Amsterdam has long been a top destination for weekend breaks for everyone, from those who come for the vibrant nightlife and shopping opportunities amongst the historic city streets and canals to those wanting to taste the culture available in the many performance art venues and the Museum Quarter. The nightlife, culture and festivals of Amsterdam centre on the city's main squares located in and around the central district.

More at: City Break: Amsterdam

Founded as a fishing village in the medieval period, Amsterdam has grown to be a flourishing northern European city of around 750,000 people. Today the heart of the city is based around a network of canals and bridges with distinctive houses surviving from the 16th century and onwards.

See: Amsterdam City Visits

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Beautiful Ljubljana

IF you are thinking of holidays in Slovenia you should check out Ljubljana. This is the heart and the Capital City of Slovenia, and is one of the most breath-taking cities in Europe. It is utterly beautiful and packed with history and culture.

Beautiful Ljubljana: Capital City of Slovenia

Stag weekends

Newcastle is THE good time town in the North East, in fact, in the whole of England.

More at: Why Newcastle is the UK’s best party town for a Stag Weekend

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tunis - North Africa

Tunis is a compact city and while Tunisia is predominantly Islamic in religion, is a westernized city displaying a strong French influence. In fact, understanding some French is very useful for any tourist outside major hotels. The Medina, a complex walled area with narrow streets, lined with shops, is at the heart of the old city. The more recently built areas are more European in appearance, with a wide central boulevard, a grid structure of streets, cafes and some excellent 1920's colonial buildings. Finding your way around, especially using the tram system, is very easy.

More at: Tunis - North Africa

London's Landmarks

London is associated with familiar landmarks dating back centuries as well as brand new ones such as Tate Modern, the London Wheel and Canary Wharf (see London's New Landmarks). Needless to say, most tourists still come to see the traditional sights. This page lists three of the most famous: Tower Bridge, the Tower of London itself and the wonderful St Paul's Cathedral.

London landmarks

Friday, July 22, 2011

3 Most Expensive Areas to Live in London

London has boomed and boomed and has become very expensive but some property to buy has reached scale topping figures. Lets look at some of the most affluent areas and we can dream.

3 Most Expensive Areas to Live in London.

3 Rocking London Shows for your City Break

Every single night there are massive productions of some of the most famous and much loved plays, musicals, ballets and operas. You are truly spoilt for choice.

3 Rocking London Shows for your City Break

Thursday, June 09, 2011

The World's Biggest and Most Awesome Islands

We've listed the five largest islands in the world and briefly outlined what you can find there.

The World's Biggest and Most Awesome Islands

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Five Largest Cities in North America

We’ve found the five biggest cities in North America and given you a brief (but hopefully convincing) summary of why you should visit them instead of the more obscure holiday destinations.

The five largest cities in North America - and why you should visit them

Road Trippin'

An alternative to plane or train travel is road travel. Even though trains are fast, and you can source extremely cheap airline tickets on the internet, the humble road trip can be far more enjoyable and versatile than even the most extravagant luxury holiday. You’re in charge of every element of the trip - where you go, where you stay, and how fast you get there.

Road Trippin

Friday, May 27, 2011

New plane routes shrink Britain

Although it seems like overkill to many, air travel to parts of the United Kingdom can be an efficient, economical and enjoyable way to see the country.

New plane routes shrink Britain

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

New Cruise Articles

There are a number of scuba diving cruises and travel destinations for those seeking a more hands-on experience during vacation.


Island Scuba Diving Cruises


Great Summer Cruises

Friday, January 21, 2011

Second Impressions Have Limited Value

An international team of psychologists argue that there appears to be truth in the saying ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression'.

Second Impressions Have Limited Value

Monday, January 10, 2011

Genealogy and Family History

Tracing Family History

Tracing family history is an absorbing, mentally stimulating, educational and frequently obsessive pastime.

Your Family History

Few of us have famous ancestors. But in the same way as historians have widened their interests in recent years from Kings, Queens and Presidents to the history of ordinary people, genealogy offers us the opportunity to see how people 'just like us' lived their lives through the centuries.

Family History Information

This section could be sub-titled 'what information can you get for nothing?'

Organising Family History

Any serious genealogical work will lead to amassing a large volume of information, some of it amenable to computerisation.