Archive | June, 2011

A Guide to the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

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If you’re reading this, then you’re most likely in Montreal and ready to attend the 32nd Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the world’s largest jazz festival. It’s a mega event in Montreal, and rivals New Orleans Jazz Fest with its stellar lineup of some of the biggest names in jazz, blues, soul, reggae, and […]

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June 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on A Guide to the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

5 Reasons to Visit Phillip Island

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Wildlife and nature-lovers will be right at home on Phillip Island, an island approximately 90 minutes drive southeast of Melbourne. You can find some of Australia’s most lovable creatures here, like little penguins and koalas. The penguins’ nightly march from the water to their sand dune burrows is the island’s biggest natural attraction, but other […]

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June 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment

St.Petersburg Expert Igor Reports: History of St.Petersburg city foundation

Last time we saw that Peter was determine to drag Russia from quagmire of Muscovite routine, but literally had not had any ground to build St.Petersburg on this particular spot, hence as a legend has it He, built the city in midair and lowered it down on this mushy soils. And this legend is based […]

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June 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on St.Petersburg Expert Igor Reports: History of St.Petersburg city foundation

Europe’s Castles & Chateaux: Why so Popular?

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Viator offers quite an array of tours that showcase the magnificent castles and chateaux of Europe, and they are consistently amongst our highest rated tours. What is it about a day spent wandering around old buildings that people find so appealing? I decided to investigate; here are my findings…

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June 20, 2011 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] New York Food Tours A Chowhound’s Delight

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When our New York City team heard that I would be in town recently, they twisted my arm very, very hard (it took all of three microseconds) to persuade me to check out some of our new food tours in Manhattan and Brooklyn. As more and more people make cuisine one of the key focal […]

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June 14, 2011 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] New York Food Tours A Chowhound’s Delight

Florence’s Vasari Corridor

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Several years ago by chance I saw a TV documentary about the Vasari Corridor in Florence. I’d never heard of it before, though I’d been to Florence. In fact, I’d walked right under it, in the portico between the road and the River Arno. But I suppose that was the whole idea – the corridor […]

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June 1, 2011 by | 1 Comment