Category: Attractions

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Experience a totally Tropical Fiji! Great source for Cruise Deals online   Take a ride aboard The Blue Train Get a pass for Rotorua 5 Star Attractions

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens

The Grand Canyon Skywalk opened just a few hours ago.  This horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed  structure juts out 70 feet beyond the canyon rim, offering superb views of the Grand Canyon, not to mention a 4,000-foot drop below. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the first to walk out on to the platform and declared it a “magnificent […]

The most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas?

The most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas?

Think what the most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas is, and you’d be forgiven for saying something like  Atlantis Paradise Island or  Long Island’s deserted beaches.   However, you’d be wrong.   Apparently, the most popular tourist attraction there right now is the grave of Anna Nicole Smith and it’s bringing visitors over in […]

Go San Diego Card offer from Sheraton

Stay at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and receive 15% off the Go San Diego Card, giving you unlimited free admission to over 45 attractions and tours including the San Diego Zoo, wine tasting, whale watching, museums and more. Simply book online and your 15% off promotion code will be e-mailed to you.

British Tourism Week

British Tourism Week

It’s British Tourism Week!   From the 12th-18th March 2007 a series of inter-related events will  raise national awareness of the size, value and importance of Britain’s massive £74 billion visitor economy. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is Patron to the week-long programme. There will be many different events held, including: a photographic […]

The Louvre... in Abu Dhabi?!

The Louvre… in Abu Dhabi?!

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is to get its own Louvre. The Louvre in Paris has announced that it will be opening a branch of its world-famous museum in the UAE capital. The Arab Gulf state is said to be paying 400 million euros just to use The Louvre name.   Opinions in […]

Hotel Eden Roc package, encompassing a trip to the Botanical Gardens of Gambarogno

Hotel Eden Roc package, encompassing a trip to the Botanical Gardens of Gambarogno

A trip to the famous Botanical Gardens of Gambarogno is akin to a visit to paradise. Let the beauty of the magnolias and the scents of the camellias beguile you. Stay at Ascona’s Hotel Eden Roc from 18th to 23rd March 2007 and an expert will take you around the 1.7-plus hectares of grounds, where […]

James A. Michener centenary celebrations

James A. Michener centenary celebrations

James A. Michener, America’s beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, would have turned 100 years old this year. So, as of tomorrow,  the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA will  celebrate its namesake with an exhibition entitled “James A. Michener: Traveler/Citizen/Writer”. The exhibition is curated by Stephen J. May, author of the recent biography “Michener: […]

Maverick at Cedar Point

Cedar Point has announced plans for a new roller coaster for the summer, named Maverick. Located in Frontiertown, Maverick will treat riders to multiple terrain-hugging elements that have never been experienced on this historic amusement park.

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Featuring scores of works by such legendary modern artists as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso, the Cézanne to Picasso exhibition has already received national and international acclaim and drew a devoted audience at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Tomorrow it will  open at The Art Institute of […]

Uffizi Gallery DVD

Uffizi Gallery DVD

Florence’s Uffizi Gallery – the oldest museum in the world – is keeping up with the times and has recently released a DVD with 3D reconstructions and including unseen walks in the Gallery and along the Vasariano Corridor. The DVD is on sale in all major museums in Italy for 24 euros and  is  available […]

'Kylie: The Exhibition' tours the UK

‘Kylie: The Exhibition’ tours the UK

The changing image of Kylie Minogue, one of the most popular contemporary style icons, is being depicted in an exhibition organised by The Arts Centre, Melbourne, and now touring the UK. You can catch the exhibition  at  London’s Victoria & Albert Musem (8th February to 10th June 2007),  Manchester Galleries (30th  June to 2nd September […]

Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution

One for all the art fans out there. Des Moines’  Drake University’s Anderson Gallery  is hosting “Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution”, a rare exhibition featuring 50 works by major Cuban artists including Jacqueline Brito, Yamilys Brito, Rocio Garcia, Elsa Mora, Sandra Ramos and Julia Valdes on loan from the Center for Cuban Studies in […]

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 […]