Archive for March, 2011
Given the recent traumatic events, traveling to certain parts of Japan may not be the best thing to do right now. However that doesn’t mean we don’t think about the events, andwhat the people of Japan have been going through. I’m sure we all have good wishes for the Japanese people and Japan itself. One group of people who got together (which is a common occurance during times such as these). Had the good wishes of Japan in mind, they decided to get together and collaborate on a charity Album to support aid relief in Japan.
Some of the top celebrities contributing are Adele, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Cee Lo Green, Elton John, Eminem, Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, Michael Buble, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Sting, U2 and a host of others.
The songs are a collection of their already released hits. However, when you put them all together. It makes a great double album, for a great cause. All sale proceeds will be give to The Red Cross for the Japanese relief fund.
If you feel like making a contribution, I couldn’t think of a better way then to do that through music. Click the link and get your copy of “Songs For Japan” from iTunes NOW! It’s for a great cause.
On 1st July 2011, there will be a Canadian Affair in Trafalgar Square. The event is designed to boost tourism in Canada, as well as highlight the Canadian culture. They will have lots of information about many destinations all over Canada. I’m told that Quebec is approximately 5 hours from London Heathrow Airport. That’s close enough to have a short 3/5 day short break holiday which is great.
2011 marks the Country’s 144th Birthday (Canada Day). There will be many featured designations. Lots of travel information about where to go and how to get there. Plus entertainment including, Canadian culunary delights, live music, and an outdoor hockey match.
EVENT: Canada Day.
LOCATION: Trafalgar Square.
DATES: 1st July 2011.
If you’ve never been to Canada, I can tell you that it is a lovely Country. I’m truly sorry I’ve have not returned since. I visited Toronto and enjoyed my time very much. Also there is one thing overlooked by many. Canada may not be in the top 10 honeymoon spots, but it is such a lovely Country, it could be viewed as a home away from home. Especially for UK and US travelers. If you’re thinking about checking Canada out for a Wedding Spot, you could also check out the Toronto Wedding Videographer
I hope to be back there within the next 18 months.
Photo by Nicolas Raymond.
This summer, British Airways (BA) will be operating more flights to several European cities. Those cities include; Faro, in Portugal; Malaga in Spain and Nice in France.
BA have responded to increased requests by customer for more flights to Europe to depart from more local airports such as London City Airport.
The routes will include:
Malaga Spain – 3 times a week to start early June 2011.
Faro, Portugal – 4 times a week.
Nice on France – flights to be increase to twice a day from.
If you are thinking of traveling to Europe this Spring. Check out British Airways’s Spring deals.
Yesterday there was a terrible Earthquake in Tokyo, Japan. It measured 8.9 on the ricter, and is said to be one of the largest earthquakes ever recoerded. As a result of the Earthquake, the Islands of Hawaii and Taiwan is on a Tsunami high alert. Taiwan felt the first force waves, however they were lower than expected at just under 4 inches. When the first waves hit Hawaii, they were a few feet high and not as devastating as expected. Other Islands in the Pacific given official alerts were the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
As for Tokyo, there is great devastion and horror at present. Thousands feared dead, and a potential nuclear disaster. Our thoughts and heart go out to the people of Japan. I am sure help will be forthcoming from other Countries in the West. If you are worried about family and friends living and working in Japan. Emergency numbers are being given out on TV and Radio Stations.
If you were planning to visit Japan in the coming weeks/months. Please check with your tour operator or airline service.
If you wish to make a donation contact your local banks or Red Cross.
St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be taking place on Thursday 17th March 2011 this year, to honour St Patrick, (the patron saint of Ireland). It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, and celebrated in many Countries around the World. Including Australia, Argentina, Britain, Canada, Montserrat, New Zealand, the United States and more.
For that day, green will be the colour to be seen! If you would like a very traditional St Patrick’s day celebration. Where better than to spend it than Ireland. There are many city breaks and short holiday specials on offer right now. Ever thought of visiting Ireland or Europe? This could be a great time to take a holiday and enjoy a major event.
If you are based in the UK or Europe, Ireland is just a short trip away. If you are in the USA, you can get to Ireland from dozens of locations all over the US, including Boston, Chicago, NY and Orlando. This could be just the right time for a city break on long weekend to enjoy. Perhaps you have been thinking of flying from Ireland to another destination to enjoy a new St Patrick’s Day experience. Either way, there are some great offers around right now.
EVENT: St Patrick’s Day Celebrations.
DATES: Thursday 17th March 2011.
Check below to compare low-cost flights to and from Ireland from the Europe, UK or the USA.
The 2011 Monaco Grand Prix is being held on Thursday 26th May 2011. If you’re into fast cars, fornular 1, champange and the like. This could be an exciting event to see.
The Circuit de Monaco is 78 laps on a 3.340 km circuit, which runs along the narrow streets of Monte Carlo. It races around the arrow, winding streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine. Which includes the famous Monte Carlo harbour and Monte Carlo formular tunnel.
EVENT: 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.
LOCATION: Monaco, South Western Europe.
DATES: Thursday 26th May 2011 – Sunday 29th May 2011.
TICKETS: From €640.00 (Euros) – €4485.00 depending on the days you attend.
Rail Europe has a giveaway package. If you’re one of the lucky ones to be chosen, you and a friend could go for free!