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Dublin Debate: Sightseeing Buses

Dublin Debate: Sightseeing Buses
... for both sides of the debate. So should you invest in a ticket on one of these buses during a visit to Dublin? The value of these sightseeing Tours is different in every city, but in Dublin, I’d actually recommend them. There are a few reasons why they are a good idea, and they will certainly help travelers to maximize their time in Dublin. First of all, they are worthwhile solely as a means of direct transportation. Dublin is a major city without an underground subway, and although some bus...
May 10th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, sightseeing, top-feature, Tours

The Dole Plantation

The Dole Plantation
I used to be addicted to Dole Whip, the famous and tasty pineapple yogurt, at the Dole Plantation in Wahiawa that I made it a point to stop through on my way way to the North Shore.  Not a whole lot has changed at the Plantation aside from it not being a functioning plantation anymore.  Now it’s just the one and only place in Hawaii where you can learn about the nation’s most famous pineapple company and the state’s history with pineapple. There are four different things you should...
April 30th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, pineapple, plantation, Tours

Wilderness Scotland Shortlisted for Wanderlust Award

Wilderness Scotland Shortlisted for Wanderlust Award
... where you can enjoy several walking trails and tea shops.  It definitely has that Highland feel and scenery. you can also take Haggis or Scotline Tours who both offer daytrips to Loch Ness.  This is one of those “iconic” destinations that a lot of people want to see and try to spot Nessie. Otherwise, take the time to properly explore.  There is a lot of ground to cover; some popular choices: Isle of Skye – lots of infrastructure here, and a road bridge makes access easy Islay...
April 29th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: News, Tours

Some Really Fun BC Road Trips

Some Really Fun BC Road Trips
When you’re planning your spring and summer road trips around BC there are plenty of choices — everything from rodeos to winery Tours; camping to ranch stays.  You can join Tours or make your own itinerary.  Here’s a few suggestions: Kelowna-based travel guide “Trailhead” Ed Kruger, has 100 mountain bikes in his fleet and he’ll take you cycling on restored rail trestles high above Myra Canyon with a stop for lunch at a winery.  He runs Monashee Adventure Toursand...
April 28th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Outdoors & Recreation, Road Trips, Tours

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

Craft Brew at St. Arnold Brewing Co.

Craft Brew at St. Arnold Brewing Co.
... with a big, juicy cheeseburger.  I’ll keep you posted. St. Arnold has weekend hours on Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM and they offer three Tours, on the hour, between noon and 2 PM.  I am always as interested in the process as the product, so we took the 30 minute guided tour that starts upstairs and ends up downstairs on the production floor, among giant, hulking stainless steel tanks.  A member of the staff walked us through a brisk but entertaining history of beer, some background on...
April 19th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: craft beer, top-feature, Tours

Attention History Buffs: Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin

Attention History Buffs: Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin
... Irish history, and passionate tour guides will reveal the role the jail played throughout the centuries. The jail is open 7 days a week, and Tours are offered every 20 minutes. Small groups are led through the different sections of the jail, from the chapel to the solitary confinement cells to the yard where leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were shot to death. Learning about the Irish potato famine, the struggle for independence from Britain, and the Civil War puts Dublin in a new light. I’ve...
April 17th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, featuredarticle, history, Tours

Haunted Niagara, An Unofficial Tour

Haunted Niagara, An Unofficial Tour
... known to occasionally mess with the kegs of American beer. Fort George (map) is said to be extremely haunted, and they even have their own ghost Tours that run on a nightly basis in the summertime.  This Fort served as headquarters for the British military in Niagara during the War of 1812. It has been bombarded, burned and destroyed, and it makes sense why the place would be so haunted! The Merritt House (map) is another building in the Niagara Region that has seen it’s fair share of weird...
April 14th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: ghosts, top-feature, Tours, weird and unusual

Exclusive Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Famous Architectural Masterpieces

Exclusive Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Famous Architectural Masterpieces
... the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is hosting an architectural excursion throughout Chicago June 23 – 27. The excursion will include Tours of Wright-designed buildings and privately-owned residences he created, including Hills-DeCaro, Charles Glore and Ward Willits residences. The tour will also visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio in Oak Park (a suburb about 20 minutes from Chicago known  for having the world’s largest collection of Wright-designed buildings) that will...
March 31st, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: architecture, Tours

Comedy On Foot

Comedy On Foot
... thar hills.” This and other fun San Francisco facts are part of the package when you take a stroll through the city with FOOT Comedy Walking Tours. The Tours are the brainchild of standup comedian Robert Mac and have been enjoyed by over 10,000 people since their inception in 2000. “I was doing standup comedy at the time,” says Mac, “and there were a lot of tourists in the audience, so I started to incorporate historical tidbits about the city into my act.” Mac says he created a question-and-answer...
March 22nd, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, Tours

April Brings Skagit Valley Tulip Festivalf

April Brings Skagit Valley Tulip Festivalf
... traveling alone or with a group.  You can find a full listing on the Tulip Festival website, but some of those tour options include:  motor coach Tours, limo Tours, bike rides, Victoria Clipper Tours, helicopter Tours, float planes, and master gardener guides.  There are also lots of options for extending your stay in the Skagit Valley with side trips in the area. Location: Skagit Valley, exits 221 – 236 Dates: April 1st – 30th Admission: Some events are free, others have admission charges. Photo...
March 22nd, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, spring, Tours

Houston In Bloom

Houston In Bloom
... at the Bayou Bend gardens, each with a unique point of view. Where: 1 Westcott Street at Memorial (map) Garden tour hours: Self-guided audio garden Tours, Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM- 5 PM; Sunday 1 PM-5 PM.  Last admission 4 PM. Cost: $3 (adult); children under 9 free. Contact: MFAH is on Facebook and Twitter Hermann Park Hermann Park has two gardens, the Japanese Garden and the Houston Garden Center.  The Japanese Garden is a quiet reflective space located on the Fannin Street side of the park. ...
March 21st, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, gardens, Outdoors & Recreation, Tours

Exploring Babyland General in Cleveland, Ga.

Exploring Babyland General in Cleveland, Ga.
... egg hunter and a Cabbage Patch Kids Easter bonnet contest. Babyland General is open Monday –Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m; Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tours are free and self-guided. photo credit: Scenes from Babyland General, personal collection Related places: A Unicoi State Park View Details and Book B ...
March 18th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, Tours

A Thrill a Minute: Ride the Free Zip Line

A Thrill a Minute: Ride the Free Zip Line
... popularity of this adventurous ride over Robson square has been brought back by popular demand for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Ziptrek EcoTours who runs the 22-second zip-line ride over the plaza in the heart of downtown Vancouver made a new contract with the government allowing them to offer the free rides through to March 21.  Perched high over the law courts the zip-line travels 170 meters (550 feet) across Robson Street. The zip line operates 10 a.m to 9 pm daily. There is no charge. ...
March 17th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Attractions, Outdoors & Recreation, Tours

Start Your Spring Off Right with a Walking Tour of Chicago

Start Your Spring Off Right with a Walking Tour of Chicago
... it); and boating on Lake Michigan, it’s one of the best cities in the U.S. for walking. Below is a guide to some of Chicago’s top walking Tours. Chicago native Terry Sullivan does private and personalized walking Tours through  Walk Chicago. Tours include Public Art in the Loop, Wrigley Field, and Chinatown. Costs range from $25 to $40 per person based on the tour’s length – two to four hours. The City of Chicago puts on several Tours throughout the year including a Summertime...
February 26th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, history, spring break, Tours, walking tours

Times Square Walking Tour

Times Square Walking Tour
... built at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue.  Today over 26 million people visit this epicenter of bright lights and dynamism each year. Tours typically take you through historic theatres, past the art deco former Paramount Pictures headquarters, the ultra-modern New York Times Building and perhaps inside a church or two. John’s Pizzeria, a deconsecrated church, boasts remarkable stained glass windows and the savory aroma of their signature coal fired pizza. Guides point out interesting...
February 25th, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, featuredarticle, Tours

The Russian Bark, “Kruzenstern” Visits Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics

The Russian Bark, “Kruzenstern” Visits Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics
... “Kurzenstern” in full sail.  This magnificent sailing ship will be in port at the Lonsdale Quay until February 28.  There are daily Tours and in the evening a disco party including a welcome cocktail and tour. “KRUZENSTERN” Tours: Daily to February 28, from 10 am – 5 pm.  Adult $18, Child $8                  Disco to February 28, from 6 pm – 11 pm  Adults (19+) $28   Includes a welcome cocktail, boat tour (6 pm – 9 pm), music performance...
February 21st, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: 2010 Winter Olympics, Announcements, Attractions, Events, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, History & Information, sailing ships, Tours

NYC’s Most Unique Walking Tours

NYC’s Most Unique Walking Tours
... York about 1 year ago. It all began when people began asking founder Paul Bennett, a classics and garden history scholar, to conduct public garden Tours.  Gradually, visitors wanted him to cover other more historical sites. Realizing that he didn’t have the expertise, he reached out to other scholars who loved sharing their city with visitors. Walks are less geared toward the big picture and more like walking seminars. Bringing this same formula to NYC, guides lay it on heavy in extremes from...
February 20th, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, featuredarticle, History & Information, Tours, walking tours

Two New Guest Experiences Coming to Biltmore Estates

Two New Guest Experiences Coming to Biltmore Estates
... their guest experiences are, that is. Beginning on May 20, Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., (map) will introduce the Antler Hill Village, and house Tours that further delve into the lives of the Vanderbilt’s. “We’re really excited about it,” says LeAnn Donnelly with Biltmore. “Both are a nice addition to the overall Biltmore experience.” According to history, Antler Hill Village was the site where many Biltmore farm employees lived and socialized. When it opens to the public in May, it’ll...
February 20th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, historic home tours, Historic Homes, Places to visit in the South, things to see in Asheville, Things to See in North Carolina, Tours

Rich & Luscious San Francisco

Rich & Luscious San Francisco
... tour.  You’ll make several stops at prime chocolate locations, and if you’re walking you can choose to call it exercise.  Here are chocolate Tours worth considering: Gourmet Walks – offers both a gourmet chocolate walk and a wine and chocolate walk. In the Kitchen with Lisa – offers private chocolate tastings for groups large and small. Cable Car Classic Sightseeing – while not a chocolate-specific tour, the cable car tour does feature a stop for truffle tasting. Local Tastes...
February 17th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Food & Beverage, Tours