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Experience the Magic-Disneyland Paris

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“Disney” is a name that, within the last 100 years, has gained instant recognition worldwide. The Walt Disney Company has produced countless movies and television shows, and created some of the most memorable characters in entertainment history. Over the past few decades, Disney’s most noteworthy claim to fame has been its multiple theme park locations around the world, each home to unique attractions, thrills, fun, and of course, magic! Now, imagine a magical Disney theme park in one of the globe’s most magical cities full of lights, glamour, romance, and stunning sights. What does the combination create? Disneyland®Paris.

Disneyland Paris, which first opened its gates in 1992, has become one of the most popular things to do in Paris. Disneyland Paris tickets are available to two parks–Disneyland®Paris park and Walt Disney Studios Paris. Disneyland Park, a land where fairytales come to life and classic Disney Characters frolic through the streets bringing fun and laughs to visitors, is the one of the two parks that most of us are familiar with. Thrilling attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean are spread throughout each of the park’s five magical lands, each of which boasts its own enchanting atmosphere. There are many festivals and parades held seasonally that bring Disney joy to any guests that choose to partake in various seasonal parades and activities. Walt Disney Studios Paris merges all the elements of cinema magic in a land where guests can explore studio lots, see live, interactive and entertaining shows, and experience high-speed movie-themed adventures on attractions such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ™, Cars Race Rally, and Rock n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith. No matter what kind of holiday you prefer–thrilling or easy-going–Disneyland Paris tickets grant you access to all kinds of fun and magic that individuals of all ages should get the chance to experience! With the purchase of some types of Disneyland Paris tickets, individuals get the opportunity to hop back and forth between parks daily to ensure that they get to explore all  the spectacular theme park’s offerings.

While there is never a shortage of things to do in Paris, Disneyland®Paris is a getaway where childhood dreams come true and fantasy becomes reality. While classic Parisian landmarks have their own splendor, Disneyland Paris ensures a whole new kind of magic that should not be missed!

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Giants Causeway Tours

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blog-picture4You don’t need to travel far to find natural breathtaking places. The natural wonders of world can be found everywhere, near and far. Ireland has a great array of some of the most amazing natural formations, one of the best being the Giants Causeway, situated on the north coast of Antrim. Giants Causeway tours are very popular, and it is clear why.

The Giants Causeway is a unique rock formation on the coast of Ireland. For centuries it has baffled people with its mysteriousness and significance. When the causeway was discovered in 1697, there were many speculations over whether the formation had been made by men with chisels, nature, or indeed by giants. Legend tells of a giant named Finn who built a causeway across the sea to challenge a rival giant in Staffa, Scotland. After completing the causeway, he fell asleep. His rival came looking for Finn, and upon seeing the rival was much bigger than her husband, Finn’s wife wrapped him in a blanket and told the rival giant to be quiet so as to not wake the baby. The rival, fearful of how big Finn must be to produce a baby that size, fled back to Scotland, destroying the causeway so he could not be followed. The neat formation certainly doesn’t look like nature could have formed such perfectly rounded rocks; however, in 1771 a Frenchman discovered that in fact it was not giants that made the causeway, but instead the result of volcanic action.

Despite there being a reasonable explanation for the Giants Causeway, it is still magnificent to see in reality, which is why Giants Causeway tours are extremely popular. The Giants Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage site, for both the natural formation of the causeway, and also because the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship, the Girona, lays close by.

Ensure not to miss this natural phenomenon; you won’t be disappointed.

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The best things to do in Paris

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Things to do in Paris - Eiffel Tower

Things to do in Paris - Eiffel Tower

Based on our customer bookings and customer reviews of the past few months, here is the updated list of the best things to do in Paris, France.

Here you can find all things do to in Paris.

We welcome suggestions for new experiences to add!

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Last minute travel deals for summer 2009

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Can you believe it is August already?  Just because summer 2009 is at its close it doesn’t mean you can’t take part in the season and travel.  It is actually quite the opposite!  With the summer near its end, airlines and hotels are offering some great holiday deals for their customers.  There are also some wonderful package deals for sale this summer.  These last minute sales are a great way to have a memorable holiday at a good price. continue reading

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Festival Season, Here We Come!

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The sun is out, and that means festival season is just around the corner! Luckily for me, Europe is home to the BEST summer festival line-up in the world. Though I’m sad to be wrapping up my study abroad time in London, there’s no bigger or better way to exit Europe than a few festival trips. This year’s line-up has music for every taste (and budget).

Fusion Festival 2008 - phogel

Fusion Festival 2008 - phogel

Here are a few I’m most excited about for 2009 continue reading

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Summer Fun on the Tour de France Racetrack

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The most famous three weeks in cycling are back for the summertime! As the 96th Tour de France kicks off this July, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to this year’s twenty-one race route cities. The race departs Saturday, July 4th in Monaco, and after three weeks of winding around the French countryside (and even a little bit of Switzerland, Italy, and Spain) will finish at the Champs-Élysées on July 26th.

Tour de France 2008 - Lüfkens

Tour de France 2008 - Lüfkens

The New York Times has called the race like “running a marathon several days a week for nearly three weeks,” comparing the climbs of the race to “climbing three [Mount] Everests,” and yet, every year twenty teams line up for the gruelling race. continue reading

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A to Z of Places to See (Cities T-Z)!

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York Manor - Indigo Goat

York Manor - Indigo Goat

T is for Tallinn, Estonia: Though it’s got one of the smallest populations of the EU nations, there’s still plenty to see in this Baltic city. Tour the area’s two well-preserved old towns, Toompea, and, well, Old Town. Estonia is also home to beautiful marshlands, forests, and hiking trails, visit Lahemaa National Park, and talk a walk around.

U is for Utrecht, Netherlands: Utrecht serves as the religious centre of the Netherlands, and home of the Archbishop of Utrecht. It is also the home of the Netherlands largest university (Utrecht University), and has a huge variety of museums for its tourists to choose from.

V is for Vienna, Austria: Though Vienna is Austria’s largest city, things here still move at a relaxed pace. Once you’ve toured the city’s highlights, visit a Viennese café for some of the city’s famous coffee. The city is also home to the Vienna Boys’ Choir, one of the most well-renowned in the world. continue reading

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A to Z of Places to See (Cities N-S)!

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Orlando Fireworks - d4rr3ll

Orlando Fireworks - d4rr3ll

N is for Nice, France: Ideally situated between vineyards, hills, and the hotspots of the French Riviera, Nice is, well, quite nice. With shopping, museums, Roman ruins, warm beaches, and plenty of nightlife, the city is a tourist’s paradise, without all of the crowds.

O is for Orlando, Florida: The ultimate family destination, Orlando is easy to navigate, and full of child-friendly destinations. Take the kids to Sea World or Universal Studios. Spend a day at the beach, and swim with the dolphins, or dine with a NASA astronaut. And, for kids of all ages, Walt Disney World is located just south of the city!

P is for Pamplona, Spain: In need of a little adrenaline boost? Come to Pamplona for the San Fermín festival. Running each summer from July 6-14, this festival hosts the “running of the bulls”. Though you can catch a bullfight almost anywhere in Spain, only in Pamplona do you actually get the chance to hop the fence and run along with them. Think you can handle it? continue reading

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A to Z of Places to See (Cities G-M)!

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Red Square, Moscow - yeowatzup

Red Square, Moscow - yeowatzup

G is for Galway, Ireland: If you’re looking for great tourism, go to Dublin, but for a real look at Irish culture, try the smaller, more Northern town of Galway. The city has been nicknamed “Croí Cultúrtha na hÉireann”, Ireland’s Cultural Heart, and is known best for throwing the Galway Arts Festival and Macnas Parade every July.

H is for Helsinki, Finland: Located on the shores of the Baltic Sea and is the Finish capital, and transportation hub of the country. Helsinki is an ideal place for walkers, bikers, and even paddlers, plus once you’ve spent a day out in the sun, you can relax in a traditional Baltic sauna.

I is for Istanbul, Turkey: As the second largest metropolitan area in Europe, there is no shortage of things to do in Istanbul. From belly dancing to St. Sophia’s Church, the Blue Mosque to the Topkapi Palace, there are plenty of reasons why Istanbul has been named as one of the EU’s “Capital of Culture” for 2010. continue reading

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A-to-Z of Places to See!

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Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland - conner395

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland - conner395

A is for Athens, Greece: Not only is Athens the largest city in Greece, but it’s one of the oldest in the world, with plenty of ancient monuments to show for it. An afternoon of sightseeing will undoubtedly take you to the Parthenon on the Acropolis; just don’t forget that there are canals, tombs, sanctuaries, and beaches to explore too!

B is for Berlin, Germany: Though once thought to be home to little more than war ruins, Berlin has become a thriving cultural city. Festivals take place throughout the year, and the city is home to the original technicolour Love Parade. Visit one of the many art museums or galleries around the city, take a historical tour, or see the famous Blue Man Group.

C is for Cádiz, Spain: Located at the very southernmost tip of Spain, Cádiz is home to some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Come for the Carnival of Cádiz, one of the world’s most famous fiestas, and once you’ve had enough song, music, and dance, it’s easy to take a day trip to Morocco via ferry or bus! continue reading

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