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Experience Mother Nature's Magic with Iceland Excursions

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Iceland's awe-inspiring beauty has been the country's trademark for a long time. This land of Vikings , Norse legends, mesmerizing beauty, amazing waterfalls, and volcanic mountains is truly Mother Nature's wonder. The country's landscapes are almost otherworldly and provide the perfect conditions for adventure. Summer holidays are warm and winters holidays aren't as cold as you would expect. Reykjavik, the country's capital, is renowned for its great entertainment. The city's pubs and clubs are open till the wee hours of the morning. If you want to explore Iceland during your stay, take advantage of Iceland excursions. These excursions offer the best way to see all of Iceland's attractions. Some of the popular excursions include: Reykjavik Sightseeing The Reykjavik Sightseeing tour takes approximately 2 and half hours and showcases the city's most significant sites and nearby towns. You'll see the small fishing village of Hafnarfjörður, the p

Discover Portsmouth

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Whether people are visiting the UK from abroad, or are from the UK and looking for a city break, the most common places that people choose to visit are large cities such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff. However, there are many other towns and cities within Britain that are just as rich in history and entertainment as these world-famous locations. Portsmouth, for example, is a city with a very diverse and exciting culture and is well worth a visit. Naval History   Portsmouth is most famous for its extensive naval history. Its Historic Dockyard is home to a number of vessels that have played an important part in the country’s naval past, including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. This year in particular honours the Mary Rose, the warship that dates back to Tudor navy that served under Henry VII. The Mary Rose has been in part on display in the Historic Dockard since the 1980s. To mark the 30th anniversary of her excavation from the Solent, a new museum is opening dedicat

Exploring Britain’s Best Treasures

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There is so much to see around the world that nobody could possibly claim to have seen it all. From Disneyland Paris to the Egyptian Pyramids and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, our planet is filled with wondrous places to see and things to do. With this in mind many would deem it pointless to spend one’s holiday money journeying through Britain. However, while the United Kingdom might not be the most exotic place on Earth, there is an abundance of delightful places to enjoy in our home country. Here are some of Britain’s best treasures. Lake District Visiting Lake District is an experience every Brit must do at some point in their life. The mountainous region in North West England is a popular holiday destination for several reasons. Filled with mountains, lakes and forests, Lake District was so adored by those who came before us, that it was often mentioned in many great British poems, such as the writings of William Wordsworth, to name but one example. The

Watersports In Mallorca

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Mallorca has miles of coastline to explore making it an ideal destination for watersports. There are so many charming resorts to visit and a wide range of possibilities to try. Whether you are a watersports pro or a complete beginner you will enjoy being active on the coast of Mallorca. Not all of the options available to you are high adrenaline sports, you can choose to do more relaxing and gentle watersports if that's more your style. One of the reasons Mallorca is so good for these activities is because it has the right conditions for beginners and experienced athletes alike. The sea is warm and the coastal winds provide the power needed for watersports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. There are also quieter coves and hidden bays where the waters are calmer, creating perfect conditions for waterskiing and wakeboarding. So if you are heading to Mallorca on your next holiday, here are some of the best activities to try. Hire Boats One of the best ways to explore the s

Designer Family Resorts

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It is time to plan this year's family holiday! Why not go all out at an exclusive designer resort? You could spend a fabulous couple of weeks with your family in the most luxurious of locations and who knows, you may even rub shoulders with an A-list celebrity! Get packing your favourite girl's designer clothes , vogue summer dresses and trendy summer shorts and head to the sun. St Barths   Caribbean hotspots don't come more fashionable than chic St. Barths.  Like actresses Naomi Watts and Uma Thurman, you can spend a relaxing family holiday in the sun just enjoying the beautiful beaches, light watersports and exploring this tiny French polished island. You may even like to head to St Jean Bay to try on the latest French fashions at the stylish boutiques. Whilst basking in the warm waters of the Caribbean sea, also keep an eye out for Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Beyonce or one of the many other celebrities known to visit the island. Maldives   Esca

Red Rock: The Best Kept Secret In Las Vegas

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When people think of Las Vegas they think of The Strip - the lights and elaborate faux architecture packed into the portion of Las Vegas Boulevard between the Stratosphere on the north end and Mandalay Bay on the south. Most visitors stay in hotels right on The Strip and they don’t stray too far from that little stretch during their entire vacation. And they’re missing out on one of Vegas’ best-kept secrets: The Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. Considered a “locals casino,” Red Rock has been perhaps the most popular entertainment venue for Las Vegas locals for over five years. Easily one of the most expensive locals casinos ever built, Red Rock competes in quality and luxury with the most popular hotels/casinos on The Strip. Red Rock is a AAA Four Diamond Award Winner and offers over 800 rooms. All Red Rock rooms come fully equipped with 42-inch plasma TVs, sound systems with an iPod jack, and in-room spa service. Red Rock also features four luxury suites, 1,545 square feet in s

Change Your Latitude on Lanzarote

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A change of scene does everyone the world of good – that’s why we all love to take holidays. And certain destinations lie at just the right point of latitude to offer warm sunshine and great light all year round, such as Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, which boasts similar co-ordinates to Mexico and Florida.   This privileged position is what helps to make Lanzarote such a popular holiday destination – last year the island welcomed around 2 million tourists for both winter and summer sun holidays, many of whom were repeat visitors, as this small island seems to exert a magnetic pull. Breathtaking Volcanic Scenery There’s certainly plenty to fall in love with here, not least Lanzarote’s amazing lunar landscapes which were forged during fiery eruptions in the 1730’s which decimated about one third of the island, leaving it buried beneath a sea of solid lava. In geological terms this is still a very recent event – so the lavascapes here remain pristine, especially a

Travelling Philadelphia to Find the Best Cheese Steaks

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Think about a steamy, melty cheese steak on crisp, toasty bread. Are you salivating yet? If you're among the multitudes who savor the experience of eating Philadelphia's most famous sandwich, pay attention to the following list of five cheese steaks throughout the city that you can't pass up. Pat's King of Steaks   Image via Flickr  by yurilong This famous grill basks in the glow of being the birthplace of the very first cheese steak back in 1930. It's not just the nostalgia that draws foodies from near and far, however. The taste of Pat's cheese steaks gives them a well-earned place among the best places in the city to enjoy this famous treat. Indeed, visitphilly.com states that the rich and famous "flock to Pat's anytime they're in Philadelphia." Don't miss this cheese steak place in southern Philadelphia. Geno's  Steaks   Image via Flickr by Cliff1066 If you're in the neighborhood of Pat's, then

Go Penguin Spotting! A Holiday With A Difference

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If you're into your nature then what better way to spend your holidays than learning more about penguins? Penguins are fascinating creatures and it's no wonder so many people are obsessed with them. We can learn a lot from the way they live and their amazing survival mechanisms. There are around 17-20 different breeds of Penguins to learn about. Here are some of the more common ones: The Little Penguin The Little Penguin is the smallest of all the penguins, and they are often called 'Fairy Penguins' too. They have a blue hue to their plumage which means sometimes they are called the 'Blue Penguin'. Measuring an average of only 33cms in height they are most commonly found in coastal areas of Australia and New Zealand, and there have even been some sightings in Chile. A 'Penguin Parade' can be seen on Phillip Island, just off the coast of Melbourne, which is a huge tourist attraction. Like all other penguins, they have evolved so that their wings are

Fifty Acres Of Fun – Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

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Imagine sailing, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, paddlesports – all your favourite water activities – all at one scenic, sunny location. That place is Allerthorpe Lakeland Park , located in the county of Yorkshire in northern England, just southeast of the city of York. The area is one of the greenest and most temperate in England, and is a popular tourist destination. Fifty acres of fun! The park offers a wide range of activities and amenities suitable for all ages and abilities, including lessons. New to watersports, or wanting to try something new? Allerthorpe Lakeland Park's fully qualified instructors offers lessons in swimming, sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, and even archery or First Aid. Allerthorpe's is a recognized training centre for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). At the Allerthorpe Lakeland Park Watersports Activity Centre, "boating" could mean anything from a simple pedal boat through a kayak, canoe, or rowboat