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Scotland's Castle Trail Aberdeenshire
"Use this handy guide to explore 19 magnificent sites ranging from crumbling medieval keeps, old cliff-top rises, romantic fortresses and regal mansion homes, to fairy-tale castles with their own green, grey or white ladies as resident ghosts. Some ooze with opulence while others will send shivers down your spine, but what they all have in common is that they tell the story of kings, alliances and vendettas, wars, and families who have made Scotland. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture-lover or just love a fascinating story, you will have a great day out exploring Scotland’s Castle Trail."
#travel  #see  scotland  castle  roadtrip  uk  diigo 
21 days ago by doglord
Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventures | Rocky Mountaineer
"Take your journey to new heights with this mountain adventure package that pairs CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures with your Rocky Mountaineer rail experience. With mountains as far as the eye can see, your days will be spent flying to rarely visited high-country terrain."
#travel  #see  #do  canada  train  helicopter  rockies  rocky  mountaineer  banff  jasper  diigo 
25 days ago by doglord
Avebury Stone Circle and the pagans - Wandering Carol
"Less crowded and more accessible than Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle is the largest stone circle in Britain. If you’re a fan of neolithic sights, mystical places and pagan hot spots, Avebury is a fascinating choice. Amazingly enough, it’s also free."
#travel  #see  uk  england  avebury  stonehenge  stone  circle  diigo 
25 days ago by doglord
7-Day Road Trip Itinerary to Alaska's Mat-Su Valley • Ordinary Traveler
"The Matanuska-Susitna Valley in Alaska, also known as the Mat-Su, covers over 23,000 square miles of Alaskan wilderness and is easily one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to on the continent. Home to scenery such as mountains, glaciers, various wildlife, and tons of fun activities, road tripping to the Mat-Su is a must for adventurers, photographers, and nature-lovers alike. With so much open space, it can be overwhelming to plan an itinerary on your own. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with this 7-day road trip itinerary and we can personally vouch for all of the hotels and activities listed here!"
#travel  #see  alaska  Matanuska-Susitna  roadtrip  diigo 
25 days ago by doglord
How to Plan and Book the Perfect Walt Disney World Vacation
" How to plan your Walt Disney World vacation How to Plan and Book Your Walt Disney World Vacation The Ultimate Resource Guide to Planning and Booking a Magical Disney Vacation Booking your own Disney vacation has never been easier. The challenge is not in the actual booking of rooms, airfare, dining and activities, because anyone can do that with the click of a mouse or a tap on a phone. The real challenge is knowing the details about a specific location: where to stay, what to do, which choices to make and how early to begin planning. This guide is designed to bring order to the planning and booking of an upscale Walt Disney World vacation. I blog weekly about luxury Disney travel and an awful lot of those blog posts cover essential steps in the Disney vacation planning process. I created this page to pull it all together as the ultimate guide to planning and booking a Walt Disney World vacation. Here you’ll find the step-by-step process to Disney vacation planning with convenient links to a number of my blog posts covering specific details about all facets of Walt Disney World vacation planning. Think of it as a master index to many of my Walt Disney World vacation planning posts. Here you’ll find 50 years of Walt Disney World vacation planning experience in one easy-to-read place."
#travel  #see  disneyworld  orlando  fl  florida  planning  tip  diigo 
25 days ago by doglord
Disney After Hours | Walt Disney World Resort
"Be among a limited number of Guests to enjoy a unique, 3-hour park experience—featuring more than 25 popular attractions and Character Greetings, with little-to-no wait!"
#travel  #see  disneyworld  orlando  fl  florida  event  diigo 
25 days ago by doglord
17 Alternative Destinations to Explore Japan off the Beaten Path
"Even if it’s your first visit to the country (and if it is, don’t miss these awesome Japan travel tips for first time visitors) my biggest piece of advice is to go off the beaten track, at least once. Of course you should visit the big cities and the major tourist sites, but it’s in smaller towns and less touristy places that you can truly discover the “real Japan”. On both my visits, it was in the less-known cities that I felt much more connected to Japan – and there’s simply so much to see everywhere you go. Plus each region has its own cuisine, so you CAN’T just go to one area! Keep reading for a some amazing options to help you get off the beaten track in Japan…"
#travel  #see  japan  diigo 
26 days ago by doglord
Lake County Historical Society
"The 3M Museum in Two Harbors is located in the original Dwan Law Office Building. The Lake County Historical Society purchased the Dwan Building in 1991. A year later it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and opened as a museum depicting 3M’s early years. Completely redesigned in 2002 by the 3M Company and operated in partnership with the Lake County Historical Society the museum pays homage to the early days of the company that would go on to define the business model of research and development and become a global force employing over 88,000 people worldwide with annual sales of over 30 billion dollars. The museum continues to be maintianed through the generosity of 3M Foundation with an annual operating grant."
#travel  #see  museum  minnesota  mn  two_harbors  3m  diigo 
26 days ago by doglord
Gwrych Castle
"Local history claims that the first castle at Gwrych was built by the Normans in the 12th century. It was seized by the Welsh prince Rhys ap Gruffydd (the Lord Rhys) of Deheubarth in about 1170 who then rebuilt the timber castle in stone. This castle was later destroyed by Cromwell's army following the English Civil War of the mid-17th century. The later castle at Gwrych was begun in 1819. The castle is a Grade 1 listed building set in a wooded hillside over looking the Irish Sea. It was the first Gothic folly to be built in Europe by a wealthy industrialist Lloyd Hesketh. Bamford Hesketh, his son, inherited the title of Gwrych in his early 20s and used his vast fortune to build the 4,000-acre Gwrych Castle Estate. The castle once had a total of 128 rooms including the outbuildings, including twenty-eight bedrooms, an outer hall, an inner hall, two smoke rooms, a dining room, a drawing room, a billiards room, an oak study, and a range of accommodations for servants. There are nineteen embattled towers and the whole facade is over 2000 yards. Many feel the castle's outstanding feature was the castle's 52-step marble staircase. "
#travel  #see  wales  castle  uk  diigo 
26 days ago by doglord
Visit | Peace Palace
Feel the warmth of the peace flame on your back as you admire the most photographed building in The Hague: the Peace Palace. It is the seat of the International Court of Justice, the only judicial organ of the United Nations not located in New York, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. This beautiful Neo-Renaissance style building, which was actually the winning design of an architecture competition in the early nineteen hundreds, and the organisations it houses have given The Hague worldwide recognition as the internationale city of Peace and Justice. The Eternal Peace Flame burns beside the entrance to the Peace Palace. The first peace flame in the Netherlands was placed beside the entrance gates to the Peace Palace on 18 April 2002. The monument bears the inscription: "May all beings find peace". Since 2004, the monument has been surrounded by the World Peace Path, which consists of a path of 196 large and small stones from 196 countries. Some of these stones are unique: they include, for example, a piece of stone from the Berlin Wall and a stone from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. The Peace Palace can be viewed under the supervision of a guide. Booking in advance is required. An interactive exhibition can be viewed in the Visitor Centre.
#travel  #see  netherlands  un  justice  court  diigo 
26 days ago by doglord
Home - Sudeley Castle & Gardens
"Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years. Rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to Do in the Cotswolds’, the castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day. Outside, the castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate and ten award-winning gardens. The centrepiece is the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre. The Pheasantry at Sudeley houses a collection of 16 rare and endangered species of birds from around the world as part of Sudeley’s programme of breeding and conservation. Sudeley Castle & Gardens is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds – Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives. Today visitors can explore the beautiful 15th century church where she lies entombed. The whole family can explore the castle’s fascinating past and enjoy a host of exciting events throughout the year. Children will love scaling the wooden fort and whizzing on the zip wire in the famed Adventure Playground, as well as tackling the brand new 10-piece assault course."
#travel  #see  castle  uk  cotswolds  diigo 
26 days ago by doglord
Plan your visit
"The Mauritshuis is home to the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate museum rooms of this seventeenth-century monument. "
#travel  #see  museum  europe  netherlands  the_hague  diigo 
26 days ago by doglord
Nepal Travel Tips - A Nepal travel guide for first time visitors
"Nepal Travel Tips – A Nepal travel guide for first time visitors I've written this Nepal travel guide with first time visitors to Nepal in mind. Within, you will find some practical information to plan your trip to Nepal. Whether you want to trek the Himalayas, go sightseeing in Kathmandu, or see rhinos in Chitwan, these Nepal travel tips will get you started!"
#travel  asia  nepal  #see  tip  diigo 
26 days ago by doglord
Utah's Least-Visited National Park Is a Secret Oasis: Guide to Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef National Park is like Zion National Park before it became popular. There are few crowds and no shuttles, tour buses, or manned entrance stations. With slot canyons, colorful panoramas, arches, and dozens of orchards, the park is a literal oasis in the middle of southern Utah.
nps  #see  utah  us  #travel 
11 weeks ago by doglord

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