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Creole Cookery in New Orleans

Posted on: May 30th, 2012 Posted by

As the largest city in the southern state of Louisiana, New Orleans runs along a stretch of the east and west banks of the legendary Mississippi River. Founded by the French in 1718, the low-lying city has long drawn people from many different countries to her shores, resulting the development of a unique culture. Famous for its Mardi Gras carnival, jazz music and the mysterious Voodoo religion still practised by some inhabitants, the city is also known for its tantalising cookery style – Creole. Read the rest of this entry »

Things to Do in New York City with Kids

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012 Posted by

New York is often considered to be a grown-up destination – a place where couples go for romantic weekend breaks and girlfriends jet off to for designer shopping sprees, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t a great choice for those travelling with kids too. We take a look at some of the best child-friendly and child-orientated attractions in the Big Apple, to help you keep your youngsters happy in “The City So Nice, They Named It Twice”! Read the rest of this entry »

The Connemara Experience

Posted on: May 16th, 2012 Posted by

Located on the west coast of Ireland, the Connemara is an area of dramatic scenery and unique character, steeped in years of history. Bounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, on land the Connemara’s eastern border line runs between Kilkieran Bay and Killary Harbour. For anyone looking to discover all of the delights of this region on a short break, we’ve put together a quick guide to the must do activities, sights to see and food to eat for a real Connemara experience. Read the rest of this entry »

The Beautiful Isles of Scilly

Posted on: May 8th, 2012 Posted by

Inhabited since the Stone Age, and with an unusually welcoming climate, the Isles of Scilly lie just 28km off the shore of Cornwall. England’s only archipelago with 145 islands rises in the Celtic Sea (part of the Atlantic Ocean) and it is believed that the small islands once formed a single land mass, before water levels rose circa 400 – 500 A.D. This group of islands is designated as an Area of Natural Beauty and tends to be warmer and milder than the rest of the UK, making the Isles of Scilly into an interesting choice for a short break, or a day trip for visitors based in Penzance. Read the rest of this entry »