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Four Tours of London

Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2013

Are you in the mist of planning a trip to London, England? If so, you probably already know there is so much for you to do and see. The city is full of beautiful and historical landmarks, all of which are considered ‘must see’ visits. If you not only want to view these landmarks, but learn about their history or see them in a slightly unusual way, then a guided tour of London is the way forward for you. When researching London Guided Tours online, you will find that you have a number of options and we at have outlined a few below.   The Fat Tire Bike Tours   Fat Tire Bike Tours was established in 1999. Their tours started in Paris and Berlin, but they have since arrived in London and you will be glad they...

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Western National Parks of America In One Week

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012

A journey through some of the Western National Parks of America makes this a great driving trip.  If you're interested in exploring the American West, this is one way to do it, if you want to see natural wonders, you will find them here, and If you like hiking, then this is the place for you. The actual starting point for the tour listed in most guides is Las Vegas, and you will need about a week to drive through Nevada, Utah and Arizona.  To drive to and explore the Western National Parks we're describing here, you will cover about 1050 miles (1,690 km).     You can fly directly to Las Vegas from many cities in America and most major cities worldwide.  You probably will want to spend a day or two in Las Vegas to see some...

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Tapas and Raciones

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

You must know that a trip to Spain isn't complete without trying tapas.  OK.  But do you really know what they are?  What if you get up your nerve to wander into a bar, and you find that there is no such thing on the menu? Tapas are small, appetizer size portions and can be almost anything.  They can be a small plate of ham and cheese, tiny sandwiches, a plate of olives, a small skewer of pickled vegetables or seafood and the list goes on and on.  Some bars will serve free tapas with your drink, but most bars charge for them.    Many bars only list raciones on the menu, which are larger portions.  You might want the larger portion if two or more of you are sharing the appetizers, but you can always ask for tapas...

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Touring Near Madrid Spain

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012

Using Madrid as your base, you can discover some of the great smaller cities of Spain, such as Segovia, Avila, and Toledo.  Each offering a wonderful opportunity and different experiences to make your holiday that much more enjoyable.

You can visit these cities on day trips, but to really explore them, consider renting a car and driving.  A round trip can take four to five days depending on how long you linger. If you combine it with seeing the sites in Madrid, you will have a holiday to remember.

We don't recommend driving in the city (Madrid), public transport is hassle free, however, getting a rental car in town and driving out is pretty straightforward.

 San Lorenzo de El Escorialis 30 miles from Madrid where the spectacular El Escorial Palace is located which is well worth a visit.  This combination monastery...

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Remember Route 66 – The Mother Road

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012

Have you ever wanted to take a nostalgic driving holiday along Route 66?  The song was first recorded by Nat King Cole and was subsequently covered by many others including Chuck Berry and The Rolling Stones.  A whole generation grew up humming along and dreaming of throwing caution to the wind and driving this fabled highway. Originally the highway ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. It was America's primary east-west highway through the middle of the 20th century.  By the middle of the 50s, the car became the transport of choice for many Americans, and they took to the highways on driving “vacations” seeking fun and adventure.  Kitschy hotels and tourist attractions sprang up along Route 66 to accommodate them. Nowadays, old Route 66 does not show up on current road maps as such, however there are several  guidebooks...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Between June 1941 and January 1945 approximately one million men, women and children perished in the three Auschwitz concentration camps – Auschwitz itself, Birkenau and Monowitz – and their forty plus sub-camps. At its peak the whole complex of the Auschwitz death camp was a deadly prison to some 150,000 inmates that were being either murdered outright or starved and worked to death. Every year 1,400,000 visitors flock to Oswiecim, an industrial town of 45,000 people, to see Auschwitz. Nearly 30 million people have already visited the site of the notorious German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp.  It takes a minimum of an hour to explore Auschwitz, and you should allow another hour to visit the nearby Birkenau site called Auschwitz II. Individual visitors are free to see the Birkenau site (Auschwitz II) anytime during opening hours. Auschwitz itself...

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