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Program - Seasons - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
How to Spend a Lovely Christmas in Edinburgh

How to Spend a Lovely Christmas in Edinburgh Streets laced with markets, parties pop up everywhere, ineffable seasonal aromas infuse each corner, and spirits are high - are just some of the reasons why visit Edinburgh for the Christmas holidays. The Streets Are Adorned With Seasonal Markets. Foodies and crafty folk alike flock to the Edinburgh Christmas markets like reindeer to Santa. From fancy bespoke finds and gastronomic delights to traditional ornaments, you can’t help but get excited. Whether you liken yourself to the pros or a foal learning to walk for the first time, ice skating becomes a weekly ritual during the holidays. Read more ...

Program - Seasons - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Charming Parks for the Lovely Autumn Season

Edinburgh's Charming Parks for the Lovely Autumn Season As the leaves begin to turn and the days grow shorter, Edinburgh turns into a beautiful mix of reds, yellows, and oranges, and the city’s parks are the perfect places to take in the scenic season. Princes Street Gardens, right in the heart of Edinburgh, are open to everyone year-round. Today, the gardens attract many people and offer a perfect place to watch the leaves turn to a mixture of deep reds and rich mahogany. It’s best to visit at the start of November when the winter chill begins to set in, with the grassy knolls in the shadow of the castle offering a relaxing spot to watch the trees prepare for the season ahead. Read more ...

Program - Seasons - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
Scottish Capital as a Great Summer Destination

Scottish Capital as a Great Summer Destination Besides its climate, Edinburgh is a wonderful summer destination for fellow travelers. Here are some tips on how to spend a lovely holiday in Edinburgh during the summer months. Take a moment to zone out from all of life’s stresses and gaze upwards at night. The perfect way to learn more about the constellations and planets is to experience The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Check out the Public Astronomy Evenings and delight in seeing sensational views of the entire city. Zone in the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, take advantage of the added adrenaline and find the best climbing path. Read more ...

Program - Seasons - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
Secret Gardens and Greeneries of Edinburgh

Secret Gardens and Greeneries of Edinburgh Nestled away from prying eyes amidst the city’s ancient closes and meandering walkways, embrace this dose of respite and explore the secret gardens of Edinburgh. Rooted in history and coiffured to perfection, Dunbar’s Close is surreptitiously positioned in a spot devoid of the hustle and bustle common to city life. A little Wonderland punctuated with expertly manicured greenery, wise old trees, shady patches, and flower poised ballerina-like, Dunbar’s Close mirrors the layout of a 17th-century garden. On another side, rustic and delightfully soothing, the Secret Herb Garden, situated below the spectacular backdrop of the rolling Pentlands upon Edinburgh’s periphery, is a specialist herb nursery. Not only that, this little jewel of a secret has a café and shop overflowing with vintage furniture, beer, and bees. Read more ...

Program - Sightseeing - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Guide for Newbies

Edinburgh's Guide for Newbies Edinburgh is a perfect spot for thinkers, dreamers, creatives, and students, especially first-time travelers, offering plenty of fun things to do. Among many of the cool student bars, the Grassmarket and George IV Bridge, George St, Teviot Row, and the Cowgate are on the list of main student night-out hotspots. For boozy conversations and alfresco moments, look no further than The Pear Tree, a popular student haunt suited to both cozy times by the fire and sunny days in the beer garden. Brass Monkey, BrewDog, The Cellar Monkey, and The Blackbird Bar and Restaurant are also main contenders for relaxed pints. Read more ...

Program - Pilgrimage - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
The Most Beautiful Churches in Edinburgh

The Most Beautiful Churches in Edinburgh History, art and architecture, and religion all collide in the Scottish capital’s houses of worship, and it’s a real sight to behold! The historic city church or High Kirk of Edinburgh, with the beautiful Thistle Chapel, sits on the famed Royal Mile, midway between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Boasting a famous crown spire, the cathedral dates back to the 14th century and is named the patron saint of the city. Also of note are the memorials to author Robert Louis Stevenson and Protestant Reformer John Knox. Read more ...

Program - Sightseeing - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Unusual and Fun Attractions

Edinburgh's Unusual and Fun Attractions Amidst the city’s busier attractions lie many splendorous, there are lesser-known sights and secret hideaways in Edinburgh, that demand to be explored. Visit the famous Maison De Moggy, Scotland’s very first cat cafe. Take a breather, let the mind and body rest, and feed the soul by sharing a cuppa with some cats. Enter into a dreamland where felines and humans exist together in perfect harmony. The museums at Surgeon’s Hall are undoubtedly one of the finest collections of cabinets of curiosities out there. Take your pick from The Dental Collection, Wohl Pathology Museum, and the History Of Surgery Museum. Read more ...

Program - Arts - Spain - Valencia
Valencia's Unusual Arts and Museums

Valencia's Unusual Arts and Museums Beyond its famous monuments and tourist sites, Valencia and its neighborhood offer a wide range of culturally suggestive and unusual museums. Situated near the harbor of the city, the Museo Del Arroz is entirely dedicated to rice, elevating the importance of this ailment and its central role in Valencian cuisine, and exposing many old, yet restructured machinery intended to process rice. Established in 1929, the Museo Taurino is one of the richest and oldest museums regarding the art of bullfighting throughout Spain, collecting instruments from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century and explores deeply the history and features of this unique Spanish tradition. Read more ...

Program - Wellness - Spain - Valencia
Spa Time in Valencia

Spa Time in Valencia Through the plenty of ways to relax in València, here are some of the top spas to leave you feeling completely rejuvenated. Describing itself as an oasis of wellness in the city center, the Caroli Health Club lavish spa is found at the stylish Westin Hotel, set in a carefully refurbished historic building, offering a saltwater pool, Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, and Hamman, all in surroundings inspired by the Valèncian orange groves. You’ll be swept away by the array of luxurious treatments available at the Spa Las Arenas. The hotel’s spa has a hydrotherapy spa circuit, steam room, and ice fountain, plus all kinds of holistic and Eastern-inspired therapies and beauty treatments using Sisley products. You can relax in one of the spa’s private cabins, where time seems to stand still and you can enjoy exclusive treatments in peace. Read more ...

Program - Sightseeing - Germany - Swabian Alps
Ice age art of the Swabian Jura

Ice age art of the Swabian Jura UNESCO World Heritage Modern humans first arrived in Europe 43,000 years ago during the last ice age. One of the areas where they took up residence was the Swabian Jura in southern Germany. Excavated from the 1860s, six caves have revealed items dating from 43,000 to 33,000 years ago. Among them are carved figurines of animals (including cave lions, mammoths, horses and bovids), musical instruments and items of personal adornment. Other figurines depict creatures that are half animal, half human and there is one statuette of a woman. These archaeological sites feature some of the oldest figurative art worldwide and help shed light on the origins of human artistic development. Read more ...