Colorado’s Crown Jewels Offer Travelers the Royal Treatment #VisitCOS

The world is abuzz with the royal nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Billions of people tune-in to watch lavish traditions, flowing gowns and fascinators that flash across every sized screen. After tuning in to the globe’s most-watched love story, head to these impeccable and unforgettable Pikes Peak region castles and landmarks for a taste of the royal treatment. Find more memorable things to see and do and order a free Vacation Planner at VisitCOS.com.

Glen Eyrie Castle is home to over 800 acres of stately pines and whispering aspen, lush lawns, sparkling waterfalls and majestic sandstone rock faces. The site offers tours, afternoon high teas and overnight accommodations, whether inside the castle or the nearby cottages. The castle, originally built as the home of Colorado Springs founder General William Jackson Palmer, will make anyone feel like the heir to the throne. Whether planning a grand or intimate romantic escape or family retreat, the historic site is the perfect place for a few days away.

Miramont Castle, located in Manitou Springs, was originally built as a private home in 1895. Later, throughout the 1900s, the structure was used in many other capacities. Today, the castle is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak region. The museum houses four floors that total more than 14,000 square feet. Constructed of now-rare hand-quarried greenstone, it features 30 rooms, nine styles of architecture, five fireplaces and a Victorian garden. Guests can enjoy High Tea, Light Victorian Tea or lunch year-round.

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Traveling Abroad Is Best With A Tour

International travel is something everyone must do at least once. You’ll have the chance to experience a different culture and see some of the world’s most beautiful structures and scenery. The hardest part is setting up your schedule so that you can see what you want without struggling to get through an itinerary. Fortunately, there are plenty of travel guides and tours around the world to simplify your travel plans. Companies like Tourme, will make sure that you enjoy your trip, see what you want, and experience new cultures on a personal level. Here are a few tips for finding the right tour or guide and doing it on a budget.

It Can Be A Money Saver

While visiting your dream country or dream city, you may have a list of things you want to see and do. The great thing about working with a tour is that you can often combine those things into one trip and save money. When you consider that many sites require an entrance fee, paying that fee every time you go somewhere can rack up your fees and cause you an extra headache. Those same sites will work with touring companies, offer discounts, and you can pay for it all up front and relax on your trip. Touring companies can also find you discounts on lodging, airfare, and transportation.

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How to Plan the Perfect Beach Getaway

When winter hits, it hits hard. We are often forced inside, hate venturing out into the cold, and often suffer for it. The winter blues are a very real phenomenon, and are caused due to the combined cold and lack of light that we are exposed to winter after winter. It is for this reason that a getaway to the beach is not just a fun excursion, it’s a wellness necessity. Even in the height of summer, the beach offers health benefits. Saltwater and salt air are great for clearing your lungs and even clearing your skin. To make the most of your beach holiday, however, you need to take it up another level. You need to follow these tips:

 

Rent out a Beach House

What is better than a beach vacation? A beach house! Unlike hotels, beach rentals are stylish and infinitely homier. You can feel like you are in a home away from home. You could even end up saving money by making your own food and packing picnics before you head out for the day. You also won’t feel as pressured to get out every day, and, if you splurge, you might even find the perfect beach-side beach home to rent out, meaning no matter what, you are making the most of the time on the water.

 

Pack The Quintessential Travel Wardrobe
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Top 10 Eid tourist attractions for Arab visitors in London

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What’s So Trendy About Eid In London That Every Arab Went Crazy Over It?

London has become the prime city on earth, and as with other fine downtown places in the world, you’ll find Arabs there, in some cases in bulk. Well, it’s no undeniable fact that the Arab individuals have delightful and wealthy tastes and London has both. If you’re in London at this time while Eid, listed here are the best activities to do in minimal spending and some trendy festivities that why everyone gets crazy about them:

Festival fun

Typically, the much-loved Eid in the Square festival has returned. Since being introduced in 2007, it is now certainly one of London’s important cultural shows in the capital’s occasions diary. The big event will likely be held on June 2 in Trafalgar Square, and it is liberated to attend.

Countless numbers are anticipated to come down on the square as a possible fascinating line-up of occasions has been planned. UK-based nasheed designer Saif Adam, renowned for his Islamic tunes, in addition to modern and conventional acts from around the globe, will be carrying out on the big stage. You’ll also have a worldwide food store offering foods from Malaysia, Bulgaria, South Asian countries as well as Lebanon, in addition to calligraphy pursuits and henna providers.

Mass prayer events

A number of outdoor places have grown to be sites for a large number of congregants to participate in Eid prayers. Both The city of Birmingham and Greater London sponsor Eid in the Park functions that see numerous Muslims engage in mass prayers. If you’d like to visit exactly what is commonly known as the biggest Eid special event in European countries, Birmingham’s Heath Park is envisioned to host a lot more than 58,500 people during its Eid celebrations.

With prayers starting at 8:25 a.m., the morning of routines features a funfair, bazaar as well as minigolf, in addition to laser clay-based pigeon firing.

In case the weather conditions don’t make it possible for outdoor prayers to happen, there’s usually a choice of attending Eid in Shine. A brand-new event combined with the variety of celebrations happening during the weeks’ time of festivities, London’s biggest event center will likely be organizing an Eid prayer function together with family-friendly pursuits.

Special Deals on Eid

Although Greater London can be a beloved of Arab-speaking vacationers due to Harrods and the particular glistening stone shops in Mayfair, the metropolis of Greater Manchester is quickly becoming a well-known desired destination for buyers from the Middle East.
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How to make travel a learning experience How to make travel a learning experience

Everyone loves to travel. I do not know a single person that would not love to see the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, or Niagara Falls. There are certain places that you hear about for the longest time and long to visit them to experience the culture, food, and life. The great thing about travel is that it is an educational experience, too. A lot of people claim that travel is the best kind of education you can get and I have to agree with them. Huffpost says, “The Earth is filled with infinite experiences, wonders and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Imagine hiking through the verdant, kaleidoscopic Amazon rainforest, camping out underneath the aurora borealis in the Canadian tundra or meandering through an enchanting Kenyan village. Much education is experienced in a classroom or through a textbook; those avenues do get the job done, but they aren’t nearly as fulfilling or effective as traveling the world is. See the world, and broaden your cultural, intellectual, and spiritual education like you could never have imagined.”

Find educational sites

There are so many educational sites around the world that will allow you and your children to learn about history and culture. Named as a New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is a fantastic place to learn about Inca civilization. The Great Wall of China is a sight where you can learn more about Chinese, their war, and their culture. The Vatican is a must-see when you are visiting Italy. All of these places are learning experiences that will stick with you and your children forever. Most children learn best with hands-on experiences, and this is more hands on than a class could give you.

 

Learn about culture and language

Culture and language is very hard to learn about until you are immersed in it yourself. Travel forces you to learn other languages and cultures, but allows you the flexibility to still speak some English a lot of the time (depending where you are traveling). There are small cultural things that you would not know about until you travel to that area of the world. For example, in Italy, most stand to drink their coffee. If you sit down, you will be charged extra. You also pay for water in Italy and most of the time when you pay, you just round up instead of tipping. Yes, you can read all of this online and you can learn Italian through an app, but if you do not experience it in person, you cannot put your skills to use and you will never actually master it.
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Niagara Falls- Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls is nature at its mightiest. More than just a look at a waterfall, a visit is a full vacation surrounded by the natural beauty of the area and the luxury that has drawn tourists from around the world.

A great introduction to the Niagara Falls is from the water with tour from Niagara CruisesVoyage to the Falls boat tour visits Great Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the most famous, Horseshoe Falls. Whether you decide to see the Falls in the daylight, illuminated at night, or both, there is no better way than floating up close to the massive wall of moving water. You will almost certainly get wet if you are on the open/outdoor areas of the boat, make sure you wear your (free with purchase of ticket) parka they hand out. If you don’t take the night cruise, make sure you take the time to see the falls lit up at night- it’s a beautiful sight, and one you will be glad you took the time for. Before or after your ride, take advantage of “access to the Lower Landing and Falls viewing area” for a whole different viewpoint of Niagara Falls.

There are plenty of options to get close to the water on foot with the White Water Walk. Viewing platforms and a wooden boardwalk offer an up close look at the trillions of gallons of water that make the “Niagara River’s Class 6 white water rapids”. Rising above you are the walls of the Niagara Gorge, cut down by the power of the river to reveal “410-million-year-old rock layers”. The views you will get on your walk next to the raging waters are breathtaking and like none you will see anywhere else. It’s also a lovely stroll, one that anyone at any age can take.

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If you are looking for a different angle to view the river, try the Whirlpool Aero Car. Over a century old (just celebrating it’s centennial in 2016) the trip takes you over “3,500 feet across the Canadian side of the Niagara River”. You will cross the international boarder between the USA and Canada during your trip. From the antique cable car, you look down over the Niagara Whirlpool, like seeing the eye of a storm from above.
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Exploring the Amazing Scuba Diving Sites of Malta And Gozo

Both Malta and Gozo have multiple spots that are perfect for scuba diving and that’s precisely why thousands of people travel to the islands every year during the summer months. However, what we have for you today are the absolute best of the best. If you want to make sure you will get the best diving spots offered on your trip, book your dive tour with Atlantis Dive Center.

The Um El Faroud Oil Tanker

If you are looking to dive deep inside a shipwreck, there’s no better option than to explore the Um El Faroud in Malta. It is advised that you dive with a guide because the streams can get very strong in the region. The 115-metre long and 10,000-ton heavy oil tanker is more than 30 meters deep and scuba divers find it to be a fascinating spot for exploration, especially due to the marine life that has made its home inside.

Cave Diving at the Double Arch

Considered to be one of the best examples of Gozo’s diving spots, the Double Arch is a cave diving experience like no other in the region. Do be careful of the sea urchins, but there are also many other types of fascinating marine life (octopi, squids, scorpionfish, and cuttlefish to name a few) to see here. The two arches here are 20 metres and 45 metres deep respectively.
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John Glenn Astronomy Park to share hero’s legacy with next generation

Forty miles southeast of Columbus in the secluded and tranquil woods of the Hocking Hills State Park, community members are setting their sights on the sky. Ohio’s Hocking Hills, known for its lack of light pollution and resulting clear night sky views, has always been a mecca for astronomy fanatics. Thus, members of the Friends of Hocking Hills State Park (FHHSP) has broken ground on for John Glenn Astronomy Park, which opens in early 2018. Named for one of America’s greatest heroes and an Ohio native, the park is made possible through generous donations and pledges from community members.

John Glenn Astronomy Park will not only allow visitors to explore the night sky, but will also offer daytime study, welcoming visitors to its Solar Plaza to study the Sun, Earth and the North Celestial Pole, among other celestial features. It is ideal for research, star parties, special events and general daily visitation. Designed by Ohio-based M&A Architects, the Astronomy Park includes:

  • An ideal elevation of 1,000 feet
  • An 80-foot in diameter Solar Plaza, which highlights the Sun’s orientation to the Earth as it changes throughout the year and is encircled by a low wall with notches that offer framed views of the Sun on key days
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