Travel Articles

The Monarchy

According to Visit Britain, the Monarchy brings in £500 million a year from foreign tourists.  Our "culture and heritage’’ in the widest sense - extending from theaters and galleries, to pubs, Premiership Football, castles and stately homes - generated £4.6 billion in total spending by overseas tourists in 2009, and supported 100,000 jobs, the report said.  But within that total one-in-eight of those sites – ranging from the Tower of London to The Palace of  Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and Ruthin Castle in Wales – are associated with Britain's monarchy. The report reveals that foreign tourists who visited them generated £500 million of spending, directly and indirectly.

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Romantic Getaway

Thinking of your next holidays?  Times are tough, and it's not so easy nowadays, but how about house swapping?  It's not a permanent arrangement, just a chance to live in someone else's house for a few weeks, while they live in yours.

If you’ve never tried house swapping I can thoroughly  recommend it.  There are a number of clubs you can join, some of them with international membership. We’ve been swapping for about 20 years on and off and have never really had any problems.

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Romantic Getaway

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than a romantic getaway?

Romantic Cabins in the Mountains of Oklahoma

Close your eyes and envision you and your sweetheart sitting side by side under a warm quilt while watching shooting stars flash across the night sky. Dream of the sounds of owls hooting in distant trees as you sip bubbly while soaking in your private hot tub overlooking a gently lapping lake.  Imagine the scents: clean mountain air and pines and burning wood from your cabin’s roaring fireplace. You have just had a glimpse of your vacation in one of the many romantic cabins in the Ouachita Mountains of south-eastern Oklahoma.

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A road trip is a recreational excursion in a car, often as a type of vacation.

There's nothing like hitting the open road for a few hours, or a few days, to increase your appreciation for the land around you. If you've ever taken a road trip, then you know what an experience it can be. It's a great way to either leave all your problems behind, or make your destination that much more attractive. If you've never taken a road trip before, then this article is for you. I'll give you a few good situations when a road trip can be the ideal activity.

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norway fjord

Image by Mozzercork - CC Licence.

I was born in Norway, but I Left after high school to emigrate to Montreal, Canada.  I just got back from a trip with my new French Canadian partner, she's never been there before. We travelled from Vancouver to London and on to Oslo on British Airways. Great flight, great service. And the booze was free. More than I can say for Norway... A pint of everyday lager/pilsner is about 69 NOK = $12 CAN. Here in Vancouver it's $5-6. But that's OK.

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