The Vacation Blogger
Mention Venice and images of romantic gondola rides, the Rialto Bridge, Renaissance art and Italian opera come to mind. But Venice is also renowned for plagues, lunatic asylums and haunted islands, cursed with dark spirits.
NASA has been launching rockets from Cape Canaveral since 1960, despite its reputation for savage storms and inhospitable wildlife. There are three very good geographical reasons why Florida is so attractive to NASA – proximity to the equator, it's location on the East coast and low population density at the time when the Space Coast was born.
December 2018 will see the launch of the new Elizabeth Line when the central tunnels under London open. One of the biggest new transport projects in a generation, some journey times across London will be slashed by as much as 80%. Construction of the line will cost ₤14.8bn and will contribute to a 10% expansion to Central London's transport capacity. It is believed that the extension of faster rail services will result in 1.5 million more people living within 45 minutes of central London.
Most of England's passenger cliff railways were built at seaside resorts and the first appeared at Scarborough in 1875. The zenith of cliff railway construction was in the 1890s and 1900s. A cliff railway is a type of cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other. Many of these ingenious pieces of Victorian engineering are still running today.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. As the capital gets ready for the festive season, the streets sparkle with magical Christmas lights and decorations. Even though Santa Claus is still a little way from donning his finest furs, Christmas is coming, and London's shopping streets are is putting on a fine show to brighten up the dark winter nights.
Is Hastings the New Brighton? With a new cookery school, artisan shops, gourmet food and modern art, the Sussex seaside town has gone cool. And the new £14m pier renovation, will add film festivals and farmers' markets to the mix.
While Florida is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States if not the World, there are still many attractions off the beaten path unknown to the typical tourist. Known primarily for its theme parks and beaches, there are more unique sites to Florida than meets the eye.
Are you a golfer whose primary goal tends to be finding the most interesting golf courses possible, with less of a focus on the peripheral factors or are you a golfer who appreciates the entire "experience" of golf, and who tends to evaluate the "total package" of a club – the facilities, the service and the course itself. Bottom line: the course is important, but it's not everything. There's no exact science. Your golfing experience has to be enjoyable. Take a look at the following four courses.
Bruce Springsteen is bringing his music and his memories to Broadway.
There's a reason nearly 85 million travelers a year vote with their passports to make France one of the world's most popular destinations.
Autumn in the Mountain State means way more than just jaw-dropping foliage over the mountains— but that's the setting for it all. Discover harvest flavours, rolling train rides, pumpkin patch mazes, offbeat festivals, adventures, world-class whitewater and more.
The 95 miles of coastline stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Studland Bay in Dorset is world renowned as the Jurassic Coast and is definitely one of the places to visit during your holiday in Dorset.
The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. There's no place on earth like Hawaii with six unique islands, each offering distinct experiences that will entice any traveler in search of the most exhilarating holiday.
Colorado is packed full of things to do year-round. From family attractions, national parks and outdoor adventure to cosmopolitan cities and welcoming towns, these cool Colorado holiday ideas will fill your trip itinerary to overflowing.
Last Chance to see the Fabulous ‘La Nouba', the long-running Cirque du Soleil production based at Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida.
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In September 2017, the public will be able to ride this tiny underground train that used to carry mail for the postal service. No trip to London would be complete without a visit to this unique piece of subterranean industrial heritage.
The Hambletonian Festival at Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey promises great entertainment even if you're not a horse lover or a gambler. It's the premier event in American Harness Racing and hosts a day of fun for the entire family that includes epic races, special guests, carnival rides and games, live music and giveaways.
Dreaming of escaping the winter woes of the UK, Thailand is one of the most reliable destinations for guaranteed winter sun, with its dry season from December to April.
With sterling still struggling, we've found some top spots, and one in particular, where you can snag time in the sunshine without blowing the budget.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, London's Buckingham Palace has unveiled a tribute in her memory. It is part of Buckingham Palace's official summer opening. Royal fans will have the opportunity to see this exhibit from 22nd July to 1st October.