Tag Archives: Weekend Getaways
The tower of the still-active Bath Abbey is over 150 feet tall!

Two Close-to-Home Weekend Escapes in the UK

If you fancy a break but your budget and time is limited, why not look closer to home? Two places that are culturally cool, affordable and packed with entertainment include Cardiff and Bath, and both are located right in the UK. Here’s the lowdown on both! [Also see our travel articles on the United Kingdom] […]

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A Weekend Getaway to Hunter Valley and its Vineyards

Known as “Wine Country,” Hunter Valley in New South Wales is the oldest wine region in Australia. Home to more than 150 wineries, travelers won’t be short of places to visit, and there’s plenty on offer too: private tastings, wine tours, gourmet food shops and more fine dining restaurants than you can shake a fork […]

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The Broadway Tower juts a further 55-feet from its hilltop situation. Photo credit Nick Garrod.

Visiting the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a range of hills in southwestern England, not far from Oxford, and the area is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. Visitors come for its landscape of rolling green hills and lakes and to stay in the picturesque villages that can be found throughout the region. Villages like Cirencester, Northleach, […]

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Galway: A Summer Hot Spot

Like many of Ireland’s quaint cities, Galway started out as a simple fishing town before slowly morphing into a center of commerce and tourism. Galway became a walled town in the year 1232 after the territory was captured by the Anglo Normans lead by Richard De Burgo, and it’s this that gives it a niche […]

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High Art in the Walled Village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Visitors to the Cote d’Azur – the French Riviera – are spoiled for choice, as there are a countless number of destinations on the coastline that are picture-perfect for a luxury holiday. But while most know of destinations like Nice, St Tropez, Monte Carlo and Cannes, there are still some off-the-beaten-path spots that are not […]

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Visiting Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

The Grand Strand is a 60+ mile stretch of sandy beach that is one of the premier beach destinations in all of the United States. Every summer millions of tourists hit its shores to enjoy the refreshing waters, explore the coastal sand dunes and spend time at one of its many golf courses. The crown […]

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Exploring the Texas Hill Country

Just north of San Antonio and west of Austin, the Texas Hill Country is one of the state’s most pleasant surprises, as its rolling green hills, wineries, orchards and charming towns present a scene that doesn’t altogether resemble the stereotypical image of Texas as a dusty, Southwestern state. Visit in the spring to see wild […]

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A Weekend Getaway to Catalina Island

The sun-soaked island of Catalina, only 20 miles off the coast of Southern California, is a Mediterranean-style paradise that’s a world away from the traffic and crowds of Los Angeles. The island was uninhabited when it was purchased in the early 20th century by industrialist William Wrigley, who set about turning it into a world-class […]

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Visiting the Cities, Coast and Parks of Yorkshire

Yorkshire, in the north of England, is one county that packs a lot of touristic punch! From its vibrant and charming cities to its two national parks and stunning coastline, there’s a lot to keep tourists entertained. Visitors should consider staying a while and bed and breakfasts in Yorkshire are a great option, as there […]

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A Romantic Trip to Cleveland

For most people Cleveland is firmly off the radar when it comes to romantic holiday destinations, but, for those willing to give the city a chance, there are a number of excellent attractions that are perfect for couples. The city’s West Side Market is a well-known culinary attraction and a good place to start our […]

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