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The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay

The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay I once lived in San Francisco, for eight years. As a San Franciscan, we acknowledge that the city is aesthetically blessed, temperately favoured, culturally magnetic, and even earthquake sensitive, and also that The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill is treasured, loved, and a significant landmark in ... Read More »

Brooklands Museum of Motorsport and Aviation in Weybridge

The construction of Brooklands Motor Course in 1907 was a wonder of its age. Much of the Track and many of its original buildings and features have survived to this day, some as Listed Buildings or part of a Scheduled Monument. Part of the track outlines the museum and you can walk around and explore it. While you’re there, visit ... Read More »

Cool Britannia: London Bus Museum

The London Bus Museum – 100 years of Bus History under one roof If you don’t like double-deck buses, you probably don’t like puppies. The London Bus Museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic London buses, covering 100 years of development – from the horse-drawn buses of the 1870s to the driver-operated, rear-engined 70-seaters of the 1970s. The London ... Read More »

10 Photos That Prove Oxford Is the City of Dreaming Spires

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Oxford is known worldwide as the home of Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. A day-trip visit from London to this popular tourist destination makes Oxford the perfect short-stay UK destination! 1. University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, England ... Read More »

A Warm Welcome to The Abbey

At The Abbey, it’s not only great that they have an excellently staffed tavern, with inspired chefs and bar staff, but it’s obvious that there is a lot of care and attention going into the food sourcing and the menu. [The neighbourhood around Tinsletown in Vancouver; Is it Victory Square? Is it Crosstown? Is it Gastown? Is it Chinatown?] This ... Read More »

Unwind Tuesdays with al Fresco Yoga at Chinatown Classic Garden

Summer is here and we’re Yoga-ing al fresco all over Vancouver, from Yaletown to Coal Harbour. And if you’re closer to Gastown, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classic Garden is here for you. Welcome to Yoga Tuesdays evenings 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Garden – Summer Yoga Series Yoga in the Garden at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Relax, meditate ... Read More »

Seattle’s Ballard Locks, Explore a Local Gem

Locally known as the Ballard Locks, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle are a beautiful outdoor centre of exciting activity in one of Seattle’s most appealing places to enjoy a perfect day for families with children, nature lovers and historic locations. This is a great, family friendly, free attraction in Seattle. It is a site maintained by the US ... Read More »