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Don’t even think about leaving your kids at home when you visit Europe this season. While Paris may seem like an adult-oriented city at first glance, the “City of Lights” offers a plethora of activities for children of all ages. Take in one or more of the top kids attractions in the city or sign up for one of the organized children’s program that proliferate in Paris and let him explore on his own.
If you’re heading to New York and don’t fancy shelling out for an open-top tour bus, you could consider running around the city instead.
Not convinced? Check out this route:
New York Marathon kicks off from Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island before crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. It then travels up to Queens and turns left to cross the East River on Queensboro Bridge. Upon reaching Manhattan the route goes through the Upper East Side to the Bronx, then down again through Central Park to finish near Central Park Lake.
Following this circuit, you pass through 4 of the 5 boroughs and also touch on Harlem as you pass down 5th Avenue. That’s some serious ground you’re covering. The length of this route, though; it’s massive…it must be at least 26 miles.
Welcome to our Ultimate guide to New York City Marathon.
With the Olympics approaching faster than Usain Bolt, the world is getting ready for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Two weeks of athletics, cycling, swimming, wrestling and whatnot.
Way back when, things were a touch different. Who needs hockey when you have underwater planking? The 100m running deer sounds like a barrel of laughs…or how about some Indian Club Swinging? Oh, the good old days…
Sit back and relax while you enjoy this infographic about 50 Olympic events you won’t see in 2012.
This is a guest post by Alexandra Jackson, a blogger for SkyParkSecure. All photos are her own.
New York is a mesmerising city offering many a dream-come-true moment and countless once in a life time experiences. Like walking onto the set of your favourite Hollywood blockbuster, the visions before me as I exited the subway into Times Square seemed unimaginable, and on first glance I was paralysed. Neck craned, mouth open, I had arrived and this was certainly going to be a trip to remember!
We’ve cobbled together this infographic to give an overview of the tourism activity in Amsterdam. Bloody foreigners – where are you all coming from? What do you get up to? When will we see the back of you? The answers to these questions and more are all right here: Under the skirts of Amsterdam tourism.
Barcelona is the perfect place for a short holiday thanks to its climate, culture and cuisine. We’ve found the top hotels, attractions, activities and restaurants for families, romantics and those on a shoestring. Have a browse and let us know what you think – have we missed anything?
As a follow-up to our Top Berlin blogs : a tale of two cities, we’ve asked our bloggers to provide some great insiders tips for an unforgettable trip to Berlin!
The city of light and love has so much to offer, it boggles the mind. Proposing at the Eiffel Tower, shopping on the Champs-Elysées, or enjoying some Haute Cuisine in a Seineside restaurant; Paris will keep you occupied for several lifetimes.
This alphabetical introduction, courtesy of Eva, is not enough to cover all of Paris’ beauty, but it will give you some insight and ideas for your next trip to France.
Arc de Triomphe
At the western end of the renowned Champs Elysées you’ll find one of Paris’ most famous monuments, the Arc de Triomphe. With its impressive 50m height, this arch is one of the largest in the world. Don’t risk your life crossing the Place Charles de Gaulle (one of the busiest roundabouts in Paris), but instead take the ‘passerelle’ tunnel to have a closer look at the inscriptions on the arch and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, or to admire the stunning view of the Eiffel Tower and Grande Arche.
Brussels’ Grand Place, Amsterdam’s de Dam, Derby’s Osnabrück Square…our world was, at one point, built around these public spaces. We traded, we gossiped, we rallied, we celebrated. Nowadays we pop into Uncle Tom’s Cabin for a sausage and egg buttie whilst we watch the tourists feed the pigeons and pose for photos.
Many squares remain fascinating and exhilarating places to spend a few hours, and Madrid is one of the best cities to throw yourself into the square culture. There are loads of them – large and small – scattered across the city. Personally, I’m far from an expert on the subject, so I’m going to team up with a Madrid native. Francisco, our Account Manager for Spanish destinations, once gave us all a wonderful view of Dublin off the beaten track. He’s back to share his tips on his home city, and my-my, isn’t he an abyss of enthralling information about it.
Maaaan…this was a tough one. We got SO many comments on the latest competition blogpost. It was fantastic but also really difficult reading through them all and deciding a winner. There are so many people that deserve a break, a special treat, and even the experience of a lifetime. So we can’t give it to everybody, but at least we have one treat to give away.
First of all, thanks once again to the Singel Hotel in Amsterdam for making this possible. Being located on Amsterdam’s central canal ring gives you the opportunity to explore so many cultural attractions of this magnificent city. Plus, a canal cruise is a fascinating way to experience Amsterdam.
Well, I guess I should stop yapping and announce the winner of 2 nights in double/twin room with breakfast, a canal cruise and a bottle of champagne. I already said it was tough – our shortlist was still several pages long…