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Family Fun in Disneyland Paris

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Disneyland Paris   Since it first opened in 1992 Disneyland Paris has gone on to become the fourth most popular theme park in the world. It regularly attracts over 12 million visitors annually; it features five different experiences and 49 different attractions. In the words of Walt Disney the parks are designed to appeal to the “young and the young at heart.”   Disneyland Paris has a particular European feel compared to its American counterparts and its concept had to take account of the colder, wetter weather and traditional architecture. Europe is full of genuine castles and they had to redesign Sleeping Beauty’s Castle to take account of this Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativealan/7226310890/ Disneyland Paris is easily accessible from both mainland Europe and the UK via rail newtorks and the increasing number of scheduled British Airways flights from the UK and cheap flights to Paris from regional airports with low cost carriers such as easyjet and Ry

All About the Sydney Festival

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Every January, at the height of the Australian summer, the streets of Sydney come alive with a celebration of the best of Australian art, culture and food at the annual Sydney Festival. Established in 1977, the Sydney Festival is Australia’s largest arts festival, drawing more than half a million people from all over the world to the more than 100 events held over the three-week festival. For those considering a Sydney holiday , the festival is an ideal time to visit the city and experience Australia. Whether your tastes run from modern dance and blues to country music and hip-hop, there is guaranteed to be a performance, exhibit, lecture or event that interests you during this incredible festival. Enjoying the Festival Months before the Sydney Festival begins, organizers are hard at work lining up acts to perform at venues around the city, including the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall, Sydney Theatre and a number of outdoor venues. The festival always b

Should I Go To Fiji Or Tahiti?

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Are you deciding where to take your next island getaway? With so many options to choose from, how do you decide? If you are looking for consistently warm weather with even warmer water – it’s all about Fiji and Tahiti. Fiji and Tahiti are two island formations located in the South Pacific. They have both become known for offering engaging outdoor activities, breathtaking natural wonders and water sports. While these islands are often confused, and even interchanged in conversation, they do have distinct differences that will help you answer your burning question: should I go to Fiji or Tahiti? Outdoor Wonders Fiji and Tahiti are both synonymous with wondrous natural scenery that creates a unique backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities. However, they are both home to different types of outdoor adventures.  According to Donna Heiderstadt, a travel expert and author of “Funnymoon,” a travel comedy, Tahiti is ideal for all types of water sports. While Fiji has renowned diving,

New Fantasyland's Upcoming Themed Area, Enchanted Forest, Expected This December

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While some may be planning to spend their winter holiday the usual way, others are booking a warm and exciting winter holiday vacation at a Disney resort. While soaking up the beautiful and warm weather, guest can celebrate the holiday with their family and the many Disney characters. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience the newly anticipated themed area, Enchanted Forest, thanks to the New Fantasyland expansion. The New Fantasyland, located in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, is expected to nearly double in size once completed. The expansion will offer guests more attractions, rides, stories and interactive experiences with their favorite Disney characters. The upcoming new themed area, Enchanted Forest, is expected to open on December 6. Here guests can enjoy a musical ride under the sea at the Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid ride or visit the mermaid princess herself at Ariel's Grotto. In addition to Disney's popular mermaid, you can

Popular City Destinations a Weekend Away With The Guys

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The best nightlife for a stag weekend abroad I think one of the most important parts of a stag weekend is whether or not the nightlife is any good. After all, you don't want to be stuck in during the evenings, or sat in a bar with zero atmosphere and pricey drinks. Should you like the sound of going abroad for your stag weekend, or you're the one in charge of organising it, there are loads of places that have a brilliant nightlife. I've come up with a list of some of the best destinations and the reasons why I believe they're perfect for partying. If you need more information about accommodation and daytime activities, click here . Dublin There's a lot to be said for the craic to be had in Dublin and it's popular with stag groups for a reason. With around 1,000 pubs in the city, you certainly aren't short of watering holes and you can easily hop from one to the other for the ultimate partying weekend. Dublin is split into different districts, but

A London Weekend - Thames Festival

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September In The City  Anyone visiting London knows it can be expensive. But if you’ve got somewhere wonderful to stay, you’d be amazed at the range of events that you can visit for free and London hosts some of the most spectacular festivals in Europe! This weekend sees the culmination of the Lord Mayors Thames Festival . It’s an action packed event held over Saturday 8 th and Sunday 9 th September, ending with a giant firework display, above the Thames – a perfect end to a weekend in London!   All sorts of creative activities and events are held up and down the river, so you can pick and choose your own schedule. There are dozens of activities on offer, so here is just a flavour of the range of things you can see. If you are feeling spontaneous – go mad, book one of Londons luxurious soho hotels to stay in, and then hop on the Underground across the river, to take part in one of the most interesting, joyful events you’ll find anywhere in the UK. Next To The Glob

Planning Your Vacation in New Caledonia

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Planning Your First, and Definitely Not Your Last, Vacation in New Caledonia You've visited all the major tourist attractions Eastern Australia has to offer or at least the ones your family has been dying to see and experience. You're now ready to explore an entirely new culture; luckily for your group, there's an archipelago and group of small islands off the coast of Australia in the Coral Sea that is a short plane or boat ride away.    Brush up on your French, because New Caledonia is a dependent French territory found just east of Australia and west of another popular tourist destination, Vanuatu. No matter if you're completely unfamiliar with this island chain, or consider New Caledonia your family's destination of choice; there are many adventure sports and activities waiting for you to enjoy. Sailing New Caledonia features the world's largest lagoon, making it the ideal time to try out your sea legs. If you're sailing your boat from th

Yacht Charters

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For The Ultimate Freedom In Sailing Holidays If you love the sea, enjoy sailing and want the freedom to explore with your family and friends, then a yacht charter is the holiday for you. From a single-hull sailing boat to a catamaran, there is a choice of sailing boats that will fit your group perfectly. Yacht Charters When you want to travel with a group of friends or family at your own pace, discovering the things that you want to see, sailing offers you that opportunity. Taking all the creature comforts you could wish for with you, chartering a yacht gives you the freedom to travel as and when you wish, mooring up for a better look at nearby sights and casting off when you are ready to explore again. Fly out to the Mediterranean and take charge of your sailing boat before heading out to explore the rocky inlets and coves of some of the more remote Greek islands, or maybe you would prefer to sail around the little known northern areas of Croatia? Further af

Relocation Relocation Relocation

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Worlds Most Popular Places To Move To With all of the countries in the world, it can be a difficult decision for some to figure out where they would like to move to in their journey towards moving abroad and factors go into the decision to move abroad including weather, job opportunities, quality of life and cost of living just to name a few.  However, there are a handful of countries that people seem to gravitate to over and over again. It could be because of similar cultural ties, or just more potential for opportunities. When listed, the five most popular places people move in the world are:          The United States          Canada          Australia          New Zealand          Spain There are a few things that tie some of these countries together. Many of them have a quite large size advantage, countries like the US, Canada and Australia are full of wide open spaces, something that can certainly be appealing for those who are looking for a land that

Malta Music Week

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The Mediterranean island of Malta ‘upped the anti’ in its challenge to become one of Europe’s best party destinations, with the conception of Malta Music Week in celebration of the Isle of MTV. The annual event is now considered to consist of laid back, effortlessly chilled days at the beach followed by pulsating party nights featuring various events from open air club nights, international Music Festivals, street concerts and the biggest free Concert in the Mediterranean.  Many students who are staying in Malta to learn English find that the Music Week is a great opportunity to practice their newly acquired language skill. Maltese people are generally bi-lingual, which is very lucky for English speakers, in case you get stuck on the pronouciation!.  Malta is a one-stop shop for music and club-based breaks; this year’s Music Week events included an Ocean Drive set at Gianpula, Malta’s largest open air club; a rocking Roger Sanchez event at the former film set and Theme Par