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Birmingham’s Aston Hall and Other Sites of Interest

April 4, 2011 | Posted in Travel Tips

One of the prominent attractions in the city of Birmingham, England is historic Aston Hall, a Jacobean-style residence dating back to the early 1600’s which is now owned and operated by the city as a museum space and cultural centre. The mansion was built in the first half of the 17th century, and was designed …

Park Lane and its Pleasures

March 30, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

Traveling to the city of London, England, a priority destination should be its borough, Westminster. The location of many of England’s most prestigious landmarks, including Big Ben, Parliament Square and the 775 room estate of The Queen of England, Buckingham Palace. Only a minute’s walk from all of these landmarks is Park Lane, one of …

Whitehall’s Glorious Past

March 29, 2011 | Posted in Airline Travel

Did you know that a palace larger than that at Versailles use to exist in Europe? Well there was one. The legacy of the Palace of Whitehall in London is amost entirely erased. Contained within the Cabinet building and the name given to a major motor vehicle artery which bisects the Admiralty House and the …

Travel in Style for Less

March 29, 2011 | Posted in Travel Tips

Many people these days are under the impression that the era of affordable travel is over. Increases in energy costs and decreases in the average person’s disposable income have discouraged some folks from even daring to think about an overseas vacation or any holiday, for that matter, which requires much travel. It’s true that most …

Egyptian Unrest Claims Alien Pharaoh Artifacts

March 27, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips, Other

Although by most accounts, the changes that overtook Egypt in February were sweeping and mostly positive, there were some negative outcomes to the month-long protest. According to Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s leading archaeologist, 8 or more precious and irreplaceable artifacts were stolen from the portion of the museum that housed artifacts from the Pharaoh Akhenaten, also …

Scanner Outrage at Heathrow

March 27, 2011 | Posted in Airline Travel

Nearly a year after the implementation of the new full-body backscatter scanners at international airports around the world, it appears that Americans are not the only ones taking offense at the intrusive technology. The British are starting to take a stand against what they consider inappropriate security measures that jeopardize not only their health but …

Oxford Circus London

March 26, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

London’s answer to New York’s Fifth Avenue or Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Oxford Circus in London is retail paradise for any big time shopper. Hosting a bevy of warehouse size shops and department stores, Oxford Circus is most famous for its flagship Topshop, Primark and Selfridges outlets. Accessible to guests staying at the Waldorf hotel …

Theatreland and London’s West End

March 26, 2011 | Posted in City Guides

The West End of London is one of the most popular districts in the city, for tourists and locals alike. The district offers everything, shopping, dining, street entertainment, luxury accommodations, and last – but certainly not least – the West End is the home of Theatreland, the world-famous grouping of theatres providing top-level dramas, comedies …