And for a reason. A hidden gem? Europe’s best-kept secret? A Balkan paradise? Unmissable yacht lovers’ stop? Definitions that come close, yet fail to convey fully, the fairy-tale likeness of this destination—that has something to offer for everyone.
What is the story behind the Chinese lucky cat that waves at you when you order your Chicken Noodle Soup?
Four hours, three trains and a 5 AM wake up call later, my boyfriend and I ended up in Bristol city centre for a small city trip—the first time either of us had ever done any kind of adventuring like this.
The 2018 Summer will be over in about two months. There is still plenty of fun to be had and some of it can come pretty cheap! Maybe you're still trying to enjoy this year’s record hot weather outdoors, instead of in a motel or hotel. You could be on the last few days driving home from vacation and would like to cut costs. If you're anything like me, you just need to get away from civilization for a little bit. Whichever it is, you need a financial break. I know a park just north of Allegany State Park that can offer you a break for free. I have gone there myself and it's pretty isolated, but don't go alone! It's rumored to be haunted, which is perfect for those who like a ghost hunt all year round!
You may think that riding a motorbike is a lonely affair? It can be, and although that is often the appeal, there always comes a time when a friendly face or a gentle soul changes the tone of an adventure.
Steve was lost. He had no idea where he was or where he was going. All he knew, was that he was a traveler, a long way from home wandering around this continent aimlessly. The train stopped. A conductor said something to him in a tongue unknown to him. Looking out the window and onto the platform, he realized that this was the end of the line. He picked up his backpack and walked out onto the platform looking around him. Scattered around the place, were other travelers. His eye caught one of them. A young, blonde girl he had seen at the station before boarding the train in Bangkok the previous evening. He had assumed by her appearance that she was either American or Canadian. Nervously, he decided to ask her where he was.
Summer time is my favourite time of the year. I’d take warm nights, long days, and short sleeves over Santa Claus and holiday cheer any day. (Santa if you’re reading this, I’m just trying to act cool in front of my friends. Please don’t forget about the LEGO I asked for). Tons of my friends at one point or another have said that Calgary is a boring city, and that there isn’t much to do here. I find most people who say such things aren’t looking hard enough for the aspects and events that make this city fun, and are giving up and going to Cowboys for draft night for the 11th Thursday in a row. Just like with a significant other, you often have to search and dig for the qualities about them that enthrall you. It’s the very same with this city. So I’m going to let you in on my secrets of some really fun things to do in Calgary this summer that the average person doesn’t take advantage of.
New York is a big city, so the fear of getting lost can be crippling. However, I was determined I would not waste my days waiting on someone to take me around when they got free time. My time is precious! I took a leap of faith, and I survived the big city on my own. With these tips in mind I know you will too.