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Segway Tours Paris Explore The Best Of The City.

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Paris is a city that has to be seen by everybody at least once in their lifetime. The Notre Dame, the Concierge, the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Louvre museum are some of the most distinguished sights, which every visit to Paris must include. A trip to Paris would not be complete without a visit to Montmartre, or without climbing the Eiffel Tower and witnessing the breathtaking views from every level.

Deciding where to fit in all the sightseeing can prove to be slightly tedious. There’s so much to figure out and fit in, like deciding where to go and when, and finding out what each place represents. That’s where Segway Tours Paris comes in. Just book one of our four fantastic Segway tours, depending on what you are looking to see, and let the tour guide do all organisational work for you. They will take you to the sights without the need or faff or map reading, and give expert facts about each place you visit, meaning you can concentrate on the fun aspects of the day rather than sifting through pamphlets to find out the history and important events that happened there.

Segway tours Paris are a fun, easy way to get around Paris, and provide a unique day trip with lots of photo opportunities. After all, how many of your friends can say they have traveled on a Segway through this romantic city? You might never get another chance to ride a Segway. And don’t be afraid of toppling over, Segways are self balancing, and there is an introduction to using them at the start of the day.

Segway tours also operate in London and Rome, so if you enjoy using them you can book onto another tour to see yet another amazing capital city. It really is the most convenient way to get around and ensure you see everything you want to in short spaces of time.

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Memphis music attractions

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Rob Vickery

On my road trip around America this summer, we visited 22 states, covered over 7,500 miles and even made it in to neighbouring Canada, all with one poor little car! With so many places to choose from, one place stuck out as the favourite with both me and my two best friends. When we arrived in Memphis, just inside the border of Tennessee, we didn’t really have a plan of action, and after taking a wrong turn ended up in an area we definitely didn’t want to stay in! I think that is genuinely the first time I saw cops deliberately ignoring obvious criminal activity, and they, like us just carried on by without stopping! However Memphis is home to the world famous Beale Street, one of the homes of rock and soul music. We were lucky enough to find a motel right in the centre as the sun began to set on another Friday night in the USA, and without hesitation, we dumped our stuff and headed out to see what BB King’s adopted home town had to offer. Every weekend the town centre is closed off and you are free to drink in the streets, while taking in the various musicians busking and performing in alleyways, clubs, parks and on street corners. You can even smoke indoors if you so choose, with a selection of famous cigars on sale at various bars. As well as incredible nightlife and musical entertainment, Memphis music attractions are numerous, as the home to the Rock N’ Soul Museum, just a block over from Beale Street, which pays homage to the beginnings of early music in America, through to the growth of blues and early rock music, all the way through to the mainstream success of acts such as Johnny Cash, Otis Redding and others, who made their name through Memphis based Sun Studios record company. If that wasn’t enough we also took on Graceland, the home of the King of rock, Elvis Presley. Graceland is almost indescribable, and as we visited just under a month from the celebration of what would have been his 75th birthday, it was extra special. The highest selling musician of all time, he still makes more annually than most living artists will in a year. Graceland’s various rooms and gardens are beautiful, and each room is uniquely decorated. One of the more moving parts of the tour is when you enter the area near the pool, where the entire Presley family are buried, with the exception of his late twin brother. I spoke to a pensioner who was moved to tears, even now, saying it had been his life’s dream to come here. Graceland also offers a museum of his eclectic choice of cars and other vehicles, including tractors and airplanes! You can even sing karaoke and visit the Heartbreak hotel. If the musical heritage of this modern and vibrant place still hasn’t convinced you, it is also home to the National Civil rights museum, on the site of Martin Luther King Junior’s assassination at the now defunct Lorraine Motel. Honestly the nicest place I visited in America, Memphis is probably not where you would think of when planning a trip to the USA, but take it from me, its worth it!

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Don’t be Scared of an Alternative Halloween Across the Channel

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Does the thought of having to find a costume for Halloween fill you with more dread than the haunting face of a man wielding a chainsaw? If so, Europe could be the answer. With some semblance of a cultural festival still being celebrated across the Channel you can take advantage of an excuse for a holiday without the dodgy eye make-up, fraying bandages and the handing out of ‘treats’ to hungry teenagers.

For a last minute trip Paris is the perfect option, and easily accessible. The city of love is slowly becoming one of horror for one night of the year only, but like the rest of Europe celebrates All Saints Day on November 1st, where the dead are honoured and the graves of loved ones are visited to pay respects. This also constitutes a national holiday so many attractions will be closed. The Paris Hop-on Hop-Off Bus takes in all the sights and runs all year, so while Parisians are paying their respects, the city can be explored. The route takes in all the most popular sites such as the Louvre, Champs de Mars, Notre Dame and the Champs-Élysée. continue reading

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Live Travel Experiences Worldwide (Reiseerlebnisse)

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For our German Speaking readers, we found a great Blog where you can read lively traveler articles from two friends who meet on a Trip to New York (A German and a Russian).

Over the time they keept in touch by posting an article about all their Travel experiences.

For Germans have a look at Reiseerlebnisse

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Stylish things to do in Berlin this summer

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During summer, Berlin is brimming with events for fans of design, fashion and music. 2010 is heating up to be an exciting summer in Germany’s capital, especially after a sub-zero winter. As soon as the sun shines here, the inner city parks fill with families and friends to enjoy grilling and chilling in the fresh air. Aside from outdoor leisure activities, Berlin offers a huge range of cultural and style events.

From June 9 to June 13, 2010, the DMY Berlin Festival sets the trend barometer for the international design scene. Over a period of five days, leading creative minds share the newest projects of contemporary design and art. The Christopher Street Day Parade takes to Berlin streets on June 19th, 2010. In its thirty-two years of existence, the Christopher Street Day parade is one of the most flamboyant events and draws attention to gay rights and political activism. Fans of Urban streetwear fashion can revel in the two day trade show Bread & Butter which is held in the former Tempelhof Airport. The event showcases the latest street and urbanwear and attracts fashionistas from around the globe. In early fall, the inaugural Berlin Music Week provides a platform for associates of the music industry to mingle and exchange. The event takes place from September 6th until 12th, 2010 and features panel discussions and workshops surrounding topics such as media & technology, arts & making music as well as well-known key note speakers from around the world.

The variety of cultural events involving the whole spectrum of fashion and the arts, history and design attracts increasing numbers of visitors to this lively city each year. This is reflected in the growing number of unique and arty boutique hotels cropping up across the city. Last year’s opening of cool gay Axel Hotel, the Casa Camper and the arrival of the Soho House group add to the famous luxury abodes including the classic Kempinski Adlon. Perfect for visitors of all tastes and budgets visiting Berlin –and in whichever area you choose to reside, a plethora of cultural events and buzzing city life is sure to be right outside the door.

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Relax in Rome

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Rome Hotels – Read your independent expert reviews on the best places to
stay in Rome

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Europe Airport Closures: Update for isango! Customers

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Following the recent airport closures in Europe as a result of the volcanic ash cloud, we have been inundated with customer queries on cancellations and refund policies.

To confirm, we are cancelling all pre-bookings without any penalties for isango! customers who are unable to attend their tour/activity as a result of airport closures and are offering a refund.

If you’re still concerned, you can contact us though our support page and we’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible.

For the very latest on airport closures and flight cancellations, please visit BAA and your airline website.

Thanks for your patience,
The isango! team

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Mystical Marrakech

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Here is our list of the best things to do in Marrakech – take these into account while planning your trip to Morocco’s most magical city and you’ll be sure to not miss anything out!

The isango! team

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Picturesque Prague

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Check out our new page of things to do in Prague for the must-sees and can’t-misses of Eastern Europe’s most visited city!

The isango! team

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Beautiful Barcelona

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We have recently released a page listing the top things to do in Barcelona – the best activities, sights, tours and excursions. Check it out and start planning your trip to Spain’s liveliest city!

The isango! team

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