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Day trip – Sandwich

Day trip – Sandwich
In between the rain showers we’ve had a bit of sunshine and I’ve been thinking about day trips out from London. Heading south, Kent seems a good idea, and to avoid having to give the secret details of my favourite bluebell wood, I thought I might look at Sandwich – one of the Cinque Ports and a rather charming town. One of Sandwich's twisty medieval streets Sandwich has some fine medieval buildings, mainly in local flint – the Fisher Gate on the quayside, and St Thomas’s...
May 4th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: country towns, day trips, featuredarticle

Photo Friday: Hiking Little Rock City

Photo Friday: Hiking Little Rock City
Little Rock City is located in the Allegheny Mountains between the small towns of Salamanca, New York (map) and Little Valley, New York (map). It is an area of natural rock formations that can be hiked through and climbed on, and makes for a great place to get away from it all, as Little Rock City is located in a very rural area, away from all amenities. It’s just you and the forest.  There is plenty of space to pitch a tent, or have a picnic. Although it is a little bit out of the way,...
April 30th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: day trips, hiking, photo friday, Western New York

Day Trip from Orange County: Temecula

Day Trip from Orange County: Temecula
... some amazing concerts (upcoming events include Ratt featuring Warrant, The Original Stars of American Bandstand, and Jewel), so many people plan day trips around a nighttime concert, and still get home before midnight! From Orange County, take Highway 91 east to I-15 south (map).  For more information, visit the Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo Credit: mogrith on Flickr Related places: A ...
April 28th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: day trips, featuredarticle, outdoor activities, Shopping, Temecula, wine

A day trip to the Princes’ Islands

A day trip to the Princes’ Islands
There are many boat tours and trips you can take in Istanbul on the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmaris, but a trip to the Princes’ Islands has to be one of the nicest, and most inexpensive, too. About the Princes’ Islands This group of nine islands is located in the Sea of Marmaris,  off the southern shore of the Asian part of  Istanbul and belonging to the district of Adalar. The islands  got their name from the fact that, particularly during the Byzantine times, rebellious or otherwise undesirable...
April 27th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: day trips, nature reserve, Tours

If Amsterdam is too Crowded for You

If Amsterdam is too Crowded for You
Haarlem is the perfect escape, if Amsterdam is too crowded for you. The city is a showcase of historic sights, medieval architecture and Renaissance façades. Wander along idyllic canals, through cobbled street and serene hofjes. Haarlem is a vibrant city and only fifteen minutes by train from Amsterdam. Haarlem is also the centre of the bulb growing industry. Late March and early April millions of bulbs burst into bloom. This is also the ideal time to visit Keukenhof Flower Garden in Lisse, only...
March 22nd, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: day trips, Food & Beverage, History & Information, Hotels & Places to Stay, museums, top-feature

Art in the Mountains

Art in the Mountains
Griffis Sculpture Park is nestled high up in the mountains in the town of Ashford Hollow, N.Y, about an hours drive from Niagara, making it a great day trip. The sign pointing up into the hills is easy to miss, and the roads which eventually lead to the sculpture park, twist and turn, making it easy to get lost if you don’t watch carefully for more signs. That being said, it is well worth seeking out. Visiting the Griffis Sculpture Park is an adventure the whole family can enjoy. A whole day can...
March 6th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: arts and culture, day trips, featuredarticle, hiking, Western New York

Kauai Day Trips

... one place and then exploring hither and yon each day is the key to your happy Hawaiian vacation. What follows is a sampling of the many and varied day trips available on each island. While some of these trips are special to the particular island, others can be experience anywhere if you look hard enough. Zodiac tours Kauai Sea Tours is unique among the boat tour operators on Kauai as it they offer both traditional catamaran tours and adventurous zodiac boat tours of the Na Pali Coast. Both tours...
August 21st, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: day trips, helicopter tours, Kauai, na pali coast, nature, Waimea Canyon, zodiac tours

Best Day Trips from Barcelona -Garraf Beach

For those who have a week or more to spend in Barcelona, it’s worth it to get on the RENFE train and head out of town down the coastline on a day trip. While the city has beaches, they are notoriously crowded, polluted and yes, even a bit dangerous when it comes to being scammed or pick-pocketed. Get up early and spend a day at Garraf, a small beach village about 40 minutes by train from the city center. Garraf can be crowded on the weekend, but nothing like Barcelona. Also, Garraf is cleaner...
July 27th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach trips, best Spain beaches, day trips, easy beach trips, garraf, Mediterranean Swimming, Outdoors & Recreation, renfe trains

Beach Bliss – Day Trippin to Sitges

I’ve ranted about avoiding swimming in Barcelona’s bit of the Mediterranean, and so today want to give a good option for those who want to slip on their flippers and dive into the now warm and refreshing sea. About 40 minutes on the RENFE train from Barcelona you’ll find Sitges, an adorable and stylish beach village south of the city. Sitges Streets - A great day trip Sitges’ waters are pretty clean and its beach es are broken up into small coves, flanked by a boardwalk where...
June 27th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: catalonia, day trips, Outdoors & Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, sitges, travel

Out of Town Luxury. A Spa in the Spanish Countryside

Every now and then it’s nice to get out of Dodge and explore the Spanish countryside (OK, Catalan countryside…). North and hour and a half from Barcelona lies La Costa Brava, which is a spectacular stretch of beaches, forest and farmland occasionally reached by train and most easily explored by car. Mas de Torrent Hotel and Spa, Spain. By Regina W.Bryan Whenever I have visitors in from the United States or wherever, I try and take them up to La Costa Brava because it is so representative...
June 10th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: boutique hotel, day trips, Hotels & Places to Stay, Luxury, masias, out of Barcelona, out of town, Outdoors & Recreation, spas, Tours

Out of Vegas: Help Regenerate the Desert

Get Outdoors Nevada is sponsoring a Seed Ball Making Saturday at  Red Rock National Conservation Area.  Happy volunteers of all ages are encouraged to play in the mud to make seed balls of native seed, clay, sand, water, and organic matter. This easy nature project will be done sitting at tables and making the balls before setting them in the sun to dry. Little physical effort is required, however volunteers will likely get a bit muddy. Seed balls will be used on restoration projects in...
April 30th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: day trips, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, native seeds, out of Vegas, outdoor Nevada, People - Interesting Local People, red rock, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", volunteer

New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Things I Will See in Seattle This Year

When you live in Seattle, you have your favorite neighborhood hangouts.  They may not be special to anyone but yourself, and sometimes that suits you just fine. As a writer about Seattle, I try to share the big well-known attractions with you, as well as to give you a glimpse into some of the often over-looked, yet still special, spots.  It forces me to get out of my comfort zone, explore new places, and try new things. And that’s a lot of fun! As I was making a list of things to write...
January 16th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 4
Filed under: activites, Attractions, day trips, Events, Hotels & Places to Stay, Must-See Sights, Scenic & Short Trips, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", things to see, Travel Tips - General Information, weekend trips