In April 2012 we stayed at a villa in Tuscany just outside of San Gimignano which was an ideal location. It was self catering so ideal for cooking or eating out if you wanted. However, you would need a car but to see all the lovely hill top villages, you would probably hire a car anyway. Read the rest of this entry »
Smoke rises from the freshly tarred streets early in the morning, on my way to work.
The Paris that you may know, the one that you read about and dream about really does exist. Its beautiful lights and grand architecture, the wearable glamour and history preserved in stone – it’s all here. I swear. I’ll send you a post card to prove it. But the Paris I have grown to love and hate sometimes is more like the polyester stuffing you find between the beautiful lining of your favorite jacket, like the jagged pit of a succulent peach, the charcoal dust that you casually disgard from a finished illustration. The rough edges and the restless core of the city finds you everywhere, but is often disgarded for what it’s worth. Read the rest of this entry »
January 2nd-5th – For the best New Year bargain sales (Hatsuri) in all of Japan, Sendai is the place to be. People travel to Sendai from all over Japan to buy what is called fukubukuro (bags with presents inside). You won’t find deals better than these anywhere else in Japan. Thousands of people line up in the early hours of the morning to rush into the department stores. The best bargains are usually gone by the midday of the first day so it pays to be in early. Items on sale range from clothes and souviners to cars and houses! Anything left over usually stays on special for two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
Port Douglas Australia, is located in far North Queensland. Idealy situated in a tropical mountain setting and surrounded by lush vegetation, this once small village is now a popular international tourist destination. Population ~ 3,650 ( 1792 km North of Brisbane, 65 km
North West of Cairns ).
Port Douglas has the enviable position of having the closest boarding point to the Great Barrier Reef. This has made it a very popular holiday destination for big game fishing enthusiasts and divers from all over the world.
A variety of outdoor activities can be enjoyed within the pristine environment of Port Douglas such as: Read the rest of this entry »
Sunshine Coast Australia, is a diverse region of coastline and inland towns extending from Rainbow Beach to as far south as Bribie Island. Famous for its unspoiled beaches and adjoining native bushland,the Sunshine Coast is an unforgettable holiday destination for overseas and local visitors alike.
Average daily temperature ~ 26 degrees C.
The Sunshine Coast offers a huge variety of activities to satisfy everyone. If your a sports lover then you’ll get to choose from mountain climbing,hang gliding at Cooloola, abseiling in the Glass House Mountains, kite surfing, golf, go kart racing, windsurfing in Caloundra, four wheel driving at Noosa, paragliding, canoeing, sea kayaking, house boating, camel riding, horse riding along the beach or you can learn how to surf at one of the many spectacular beaches along the coast. Read the rest of this entry »
Cairns Australia, known as the capital of tropical far North Queensland,boasts a spectacular array of colourful gardens, parks and beautiful city terraces that overlook Trinity Bay.
Population ~ 92,300 ( 1717km North of Brisbane )
Average daily temperature ~ 29 degrees C.
Cairns is the gateway to some of the best scenic and adventurous locations in the world.
To the east of Cairns lies the Great Barrier Reef, a playground for all forms of boating, swimming,scuba diving and fishing – ( Cairns has been given the title as one of the premier black marlin fishing locations in the world ). There are plenty of experienced and friendly tour operators that cater for all tastes and age groups, with daily cruises to the Reef itself and and to surrounding islands. Read the rest of this entry »
Noosa Australia, is a sophisticated coastal resort town located on the Sunshine Coast. Charming and elegant, Noosa offers luxury beach side accommodation with ocean view dining.
Population ~ 17,776 ( 146km North of Brisbane ) Average daily temperature ~ 26 degrees C.
With the Pacific Ocean on one side and an estuary on the other,Noosa residents and visitors get to enjoy year round swimming, fishing, boating, surfing and bush walking in the over looking Noosa National Park. The Park itself comprises of native forests with high cliffs offering panoramic views of the surrounding ocean and rainforest. Read the rest of this entry »
Whitsunday Islands Australia are a group of several tropical islands located on the Great Barrier Reef in far North Queensland. Renowned as one of the best cruising and sailing regions in the World,the Whitsunday’s plays host to thousands of international visitors every year. Average daily temperature ~ 27 degrees C.
The Whitsunday’s comprise the following islands:
Daydream Island ~ A luxurious modern resort that overlooks the Whitsunday passage. Activities include – Reef and island trips, tennis, diving, snorkelling, outdoor cinema and water sports center. Read the rest of this entry »
A significant number of Seattle’s guests prefer to travel by automobile. Car travel has many advantages, but no matter how cautious you would be, various automobile difficulties could happen, and auto repair in Seattle will be needed. In fact there is a wide variety of automobile service centers in Seattle, however every time you have repairs, you ought to make sure that all is done the right way.
Among the most typical services while travelling is replacement or repair of windshield. Below mentioned advices may be rather useful if you damage your car’s windshield on your road to Seattle. Firstly keep in mind that typically damaged car windshield could be fixed without replacing of the entire windshield glass. Read the rest of this entry »
Liverpool is a cosmopolitan and modern city situated in England’s north-west, which is home to a multicultural population of just over half of a million friendly people. Remember to get cheap flights to Liverpool for your trip. Attractions in Liverpool are extensive, and the cultural diversity and sophisticated feel about the city has contributed to it recently being named as the European Capital of Culture for 2008. You can check the availability of cheap flights to Liverpool via our flight links. Read the rest of this entry »