Archive | May, 2011

Travels Through Eurovision 2011

eurovision 2011 aleksey

It’s the laugh that’s heard all around the world: the Eurovision Song Contest. I’m in my happy place. Although I have to say, this year was a little disappointing. It was the battle of the boy bands – Europe, are you starting to take this seriously? We need to talk. Where does the head office […]

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May 27, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Los Angeles – The Movie Capital of the World

Sowden House

When you think of movies, invariably Hollywood and Los Angeles spring to mind. When all said and done, it is known as the movie capital of the world, and for good reason. This is one place that you can fully immerse yourself in the magic of the movies in many different ways.

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May 26, 2011 by | Comments Off on Los Angeles – The Movie Capital of the World

Top 5 Health & Wellness Retreats

Chiva-Som Health Resort

In an increasingly busy world, spas & health retreats are fast becoming one of the most popular vacation choices for the health conscious and burned out traveller. From indulgent spas attached to luxury hotel resorts to the complete health retreat experience, there are plenty of accommodation options to pick from when choosing where you want […]

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May 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant: An Update

Group on the tramcar restaurant

Our correspondent Phillipa Burne wrote a lovely post on Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant back in 2009; I was in Melbourne recently and wondered if anything had changed. The Tramcar Restaurant has become even more popular in the ensuing years, and I was keen to discover if my 2011 experience was any different to Phillipa’s. What […]

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May 23, 2011 by | Comments Off on Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant: An Update

Vienna Expert Valerie Reports: Lanner-Strauss Ensemble

The Lanner-Strauss Ensemble concerts take place in the state rooms of the Schoenborn Palace. The exclusive concerts take you into the world of the Biedermeier period. It is here that the audience has the opportunity to compose a new Mozart Minuet with a dice and experience the beginning of the Viennese waltzes as well as […]

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May 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on Vienna Expert Valerie Reports: Lanner-Strauss Ensemble

Top 8 Things to See and Do in Montreal

St Joseph's Oratory, Montreal

Montreal evokes a little bit of Paris in North America. The city’s joie de vivre is palpable everywhere you go. You can see its 400-year-old history best in Vieux Montreal, the city’s old town, where among the cobblestone streets and the beautifully preserved Notre Dame Basilica, are boutique hotels, art galleries, and trendy bistros. The […]

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May 20, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 8 Things to See and Do in Montreal

Highlights of Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei Temple

On the surface of it, Taipei is a difficult city to love. It’s a noisy, often traffic-clogged place where recent architectural heavyweights such as the giant Taipei 101 tower don’t really disguise the concrete uniformity of the city streets. However, once you start poking your nose down the laneways rather than spending hours trying to […]

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May 19, 2011 by | Comments Off on Highlights of Taipei, Taiwan

Terezin and other Day Trips From Prague, Czech Republic

Sedlec Skulls

Terezin has always been an odd place. It was built as a giant fortress in the late 18th century when the Hapsburg kings of the Austro-Hungarian empire were continually trying to keep the Prussians at bay. But it’s so big that you’d be hard pushed to spot that it is a fortress. Divided into two […]

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May 18, 2011 by | Comments Off on Terezin and other Day Trips From Prague, Czech Republic

Viator Goes Mobile!


Do you have a mobile phone? Do you love to travel? Then today is your lucky day! Today Viator launched two new – and FREE! – apps for iPhoneâ„  and iPadâ„ .

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May 16, 2011 by | Comments Off on Viator Goes Mobile!

Mob Attraction Las Vegas


The latest attraction to hit the Vegas Strip is the Las Vegas Mob Experience. This is the first of two museums / attractions opening in 2011 dedicated to the unique history of Las Vegas. Whilst the beginnings of Las Vegas are a little ‘underworld’, it is what it is, so why not embrace it?

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May 13, 2011 by | 1 Comment