Category: Attractions

Borobudur in Central Java

I hadn’t heard about the World Heritage site of Borobudur until quite recently. It is a mind-blowing Buddhist monument in Central Java, Indonesia. Watch the video and see this impressive sight for yourself!

The Pompidou Centre, 30 years after it all began

The Pompidou Centre, 30 years after it all began

The Pompidou Centre celebrates its 30th birthday in Paris tomorrow and the Musée National d’Art Moderne will be re-opened to mark the occasion, displaying works from the likes of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Miró.  If you’ll be there for lunch, try Georges at the top of the centre, or savour oysters and other delights at […]

Q&A: Music in Los Angeles

Randi I. has been in touch with a query on LA: Hi Paul, I am looking for a hotel in Los Angeles that has good musical entertainment. I am just overnighting there and I will be by myself, but I’d like to hear some good jazz, folk, or classical music if possible. I’m not really […]

24th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival

24th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Historic and beautiful Boone Hall Plantation will be the venue for the 24th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival, held on 28th January 2007 in Mount Pleasant, SC. This family-oriented event will feature an incredible 65,000 lbs of oysters! Oyster shucking and eating contests, two tractor-trailer loads of single select oysters sold by the bucket, live music, […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]

New modern sculpture collection at The Getty

The Getty Center has completed a major transformation, with the  installation work for 28 modern and contemporary outdoor sculptures recently donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum from the collection of the late legendary film producer Ray Start and his wife, Fran. The sculptures  are located throughout the site and integrated with the environment and […]

Miss Potter mania

Miss Potter mania

Last April, I told you about the Hollywood film crew  close to  my neck of the woods, filming for the Miss Potter movie. Now the film is out, it looks like it could be a very successful year for tourism in the English Lake District, and it seems everyone’s out to get a piece of […]

Pisa to get new leaning tower

Pisa to get new leaning tower

Just read an interesting article about how there are plans for a second leaning tower in Pisa, visible from the original but approximately 3 miles away. This new attraction will house offices, shops and apartments. City officials have accepted the proposal which will cost $64.8 million. The new tower will only appear to be leaning […]

Bode Museum, Berlin

Closed for repairs since 1997, Berlin’s Bode Museum recently re-opened. Located on Museumsinsel, Berlin’s Museum Island, it houses a number of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals.

New Year fireworks in London

Spectacular fireworks and celebrations at Big Ben and other London landmarks.

New Year celebrations at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando

New Year celebrations at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando

Bid a fond farewell to 2006 and rock in 2007 with live performances  at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando from recording legends Cyndi Lauper and Tower of Power.     You’ll get to enjoy all-you-can-eat gourmet food at one of Orlando’s hottest spots for entertainment,  be given  a  midnight Champagne toast as the New Year […]

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a splash!

Get along to Tampa’s Florida Aquarium and see the New Year in with a splash! The ‘Aqua-Eve’ event runs from 9pm until 1am on New Year’s Day and you’ll be treated to delicious food, cool beverages, live entertainment and dazzling fireworks. Downtown chic attire. Tickets now cost $90 for those last minute bookings.

Temporary ice rink at Oxford Castle, UK

Temporary ice rink at Oxford Castle, UK

Come and enjoy the festive season at the Oxford Castle ice rink – south-east England’s most magical ice skating experience! The ice rink  can be found  temporarily  within the walls of William the Conqueror’s 1,000-year-old castle. Younger visitors can join Santa and his friends in the fabulous Christmas grotto.   If you don’t want to […]

50 works of art to see before you die

50 works of art to see before you die

In an interesting article for The Guardian, Jonathan Jones takes a look at 50 works of art you really ought to see.   I’m ashamed to say I’ve seen only a few of them.  Making the list are, in no particular order: Piero della Francesca The Baptism of Christ (1450s), National Gallery, London Antony Gormley […]

Harrods video

An insight into the world’s most famous department store in Knightsbridge, London owned by Mohamed Al Fayed: Harrods.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds near Innsbruck, Austria

Swarovski Crystal Worlds near Innsbruck, Austria

Re-opened in December 2003, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, in Wattens near Innsbruck, is a must-see for anyone visiting Austria.    Catering for both adults and children, the entrance to this fabulous museum – face of a giant covered in grass, with crystals for eyes and a waterfall coming from its mouth  – is perhaps its […]