How to do Florence in 48 hours

Word Count: 1696 Summary: You have just arrived in the Renaissance capital of the art world with a couple of days to spare, so where do you go and what highlights can you see in such a short time? This is the guide for you to get the maximum out of a short stay in Florence. Keywords: Italy, Florence, travel, tourism, guide, city guide, backpacking, duomo, ponte vecchio Article Body: You have just arrived in the Renaissance capital of the art world with a couple of days to spare, so where do you go and what highlights can you see in such a short time? This is the guide for you to get the maximum out of a short stay …

LONDON ATTRACTIONS

Word Count: 302 Summary: Are you planning a trip to London? Here is everything you need to know about London. Keywords: London, England, London travel, Europe Article Body: LONDON ATTRACTIONS London is Europe’s largest city, spanning more than six hundred and twenty square miles from its heart on the River Thames. London is Europe’s most diverse metropolises: there are around two hundred languages spoken within its confines, and more than thirty percent of the population is made up of first, second and third generation immigrants. Despite Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish transference, London is still where the country’s news and money are made. London is where the central government resides and where unsophisticated life begins. Londoners’ sense of superiority causes …

Holland Travel – Amsterdam, Van Gogh, Anne Frank

Word Count: 441 Summary: Holland certainly has a reputation with travelers. Known for having a very liberal attitude on social issues such as prostitution and drugs, the reputation is not always deserved. Yes, marijuana and prostitution is legal, but there is so much more to the country. If you desire to travel to Holland, also known as the Netherlands, don’t miss these attractions. Keywords: Holland Travel, Amsterdam, Van Gogh, Anne Frank Article Body: Holland certainly has a reputation with travelers. Known for having a very liberal attitude on social issues such as prostitution and drugs, the reputation is not always deserved. Yes, marijuana and prostitution is legal, but there is so much more to the country. Many look at Amsterdam …

Italy: The Art Of Good Living

Most people’s perception of Italy is that of style, a country whose taste for the good life is matched only by its panache. The food is full of flavour, created with a desire to serve nothing but the best. Variety is the spice of life; kitchens all over the country try to outwit one another with new recipes, each one tastier than their neighbours. But what drives the Italian people is their passion, their zest for life. Nowhere else is life lived with so much enthusiasm. The boys cruise by street cafes in their open top sports cars looking cool, trying to catch the eyes of the girls. The girls drink their coffees, dressed to the nines in their Versace …

Create Memories that Last

Photographs and preserving them in a photo album is a novel way of keeping memories fresh in one’s mind. Every time one gets to view a photo album, reminiscences and the feelings associated with the memories brought by the snapshots come up and are brought back to life. Pictures as they say, speak a thousand words. Go a step further and paint a complete story by enhancing photos albums into scrapbooks. Scrapbooking is the means of showcasing a memory by incorporating other creative objects along with photographs to be able to give depth and texture to a memory. It is akin to translating a story into a tactile and visual treat for you and for anyone who happens to view …

Ideas and tips towards Scrapbooking for free

Scrapbooking may seem not an expensive hobby when compared to for instance golf, where in you have to buy a thousands worth of equipment or perhaps dancing, the lessons of which, can be really hard in the pockets; but that is where you are wrong. If you don’t watch it, scrapbooking can be even more expensive in the long run. This is because as you become more and more enmeshed with the hobby, you need updated tools and equipment. What is scary though about scrapbooking is the fact that you can’t really watch out for your expenses because it is relatively small. You just end up paying more because of the quantity that you buy and the frequency that you …

Specialized Styles of Photography

Photography is an all encompassing term used for all types of image capture but there are in fact distinct variations in the manner in which photography is approached in different genres. Different genres of photography require a different style and perspective. The techniques used by photographers vary based on the subject, the situation and the end use of the image or scene. Photography has always been considered an art and a creative process. This creativity is enhanced by the availability of camera features that make possible a wide range of ideas and styles. Outlined below is a list of genres that call for specialized treatment in the process of creating outstanding photographs. These thematic approaches will be discussed in detail …

A Whirlwind Tour of Rome

Word Count: 354 Summary: Even if you spend one week in Rome, you won’t be able to see it all. For travelers on the go, though, here is a lightning fast tour of Rome. Keywords: travel blogs, travel reviews, travel advice, travel tips, travel journals Article Body: Even if you spend one week in Rome, you won’t be able to see it all. For travelers on the go, though, here is a lightning fast tour of Rome. Morning – Grab a cappuccino and a croissant from a café in the Prati district, which is right by Vatican City. After your quick breakfast, get in line at the Vatican Museum. It opens at 8:45AM, but you’ll want to be in line …

The Gift that Keeps Giving

Gift giving can be a very tedious process. It can be very difficult to figure out what type of present is appropriate and useful enough to endure and convey the entirety of your intent. For instance, when giving a gift for our children or our friends’ children, it can be very difficult to think of something that boasts both of novelty and usefulness. Sometimes because of this, we either sell out and give the most generic item or end up not getting our loved one anything at all when faced with the challenge of gift giving. Luckily, there is a gift item that is very personal, novel and ideal for babies-a scrapbook! Scrapbooking is a novel way of maintaining lasting …

A Day at the Summer Palace of Peter the Great

Word Count: 617 Summary: For elegance and old world feel, St. Petersburg is by far the best Russian city. If you go, a visit to Peterhof, the summer palace of Peter the Great is a must. Keywords: st. petersburg, saint petersburg, russia, peterhof, peter the great, summer palace, great cascade Article Body: For elegance and old world feel, St. Petersburg is by far the best Russian city. If you go, a visit to Peterhof, the summer palace of Peter the Great is a must. Peterhof As Tanya and I left St. Petersburg for Peterhof, I was in a foul mood. A pickpocket had cut through the bottom of my backpack and swiped my camera. The ferry taking us was packed …

A Country Within A Country: Travel To Barcelona

Word Count: 503 Summary: The distinctive regional culture of Barcelona is largely due to geography and a plentitude of national pride and elitism. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, one of Spain’s 17 semi-autonomous states. The regional language is Catalan, along with the national language of Castilian Spanish. There has long been pressure from the Catalonian government and nationalists to earn complete autonomy from Spain. Consequently, the exclusive culture can be difficult to adjust to and the… Keywords: Barcelona, travel to Barcelona, discount airfare to Barcelona, cheap airfare, wholesale travel Article Body: The distinctive regional culture of Barcelona is largely due to geography and a plentitude of national pride and elitism. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, one of Spain’s …