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Top 10 Volunteering Destinations Abroad

Travel Articles - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:42
Whether you're planning to volunteer aboard for short term or taking a career break to gain a life time experience or want to immerse in a new culture, choosing the destination is the important task. Here we have compiled a list of top 10 volunteering destinations for your convenience.

Willemstad Harbor, Curacao

Everything Everywhere via rss - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:36

Willemstad Harbor in Curacao

Visit Iceland - Following In The Footsteps Of Walter Mitty

Travel and Leisure - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:00
Iceland has become an unmatched tourist Paradise and visitor numbers are exploding! More than one million tourists are expected to come to Iceland in the year of 2015 following in the footsteps of Hollywood blockbusters such as Walter Mitty featuring Ben Stiller. Films like these are major assets for the tourism in Iceland since visitors can get a firsthand glimpse of the purity and marvels of the Icelandic nature.

The jolliest jamborees in the land: Top five kids festivals in the UK

from Go travel via rss - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:27
Head down to one of the UK's best kids festivals this summer and keep the little (and not so little) ones dancing and singing for the rest of the holidays. The post The jolliest jamborees in the land: Top five kids festivals in the UK appeared first on HomeAway Blog | Travel Blog.

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Flora and Wildlife: Tailormade Tours to Asia

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:50
Asia is home to a wide array of flora and wildlife. Tailormade tours to Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Russia (Kamchatka and Chukotka) and Sri Lanka are sure to awe.

Discover the Great Wetland of Brazil - The Pantanal

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:22
Brazil is not just about the Amazon Rainforest. Tailormade wildlife holidays that include the wonderful Pantanal region are growing in popularity.

Visit Malawi on a Tailormade Wildlife Holiday

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:21
The advantage of embarking on a tailormade wildlife holiday is that you do not waste time doing things included on other set tours that may not be of interest to you. Instead, in consultation with your travel company you can take a tour that ticks all your boxes and has you visiting places at the top of your wish list. When visiting the hugely diverse continent of Africa, Malawi is a fantastic destination for a tailormade wildlife holiday.

Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:02
Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments is an area located in the center of the city of Arles in France. Like the city of Verona in Italy, Arles also contains a collection of roman monuments of 1st century. The collections including Cryptoporticus, Alyscamps, Arena of Amphi theater, thermae of Constantine are present within a 65 ha of protected area.

Discover Ethiopia on a Tailormade Wildlife Holiday

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:53
A tailormade wildlife holiday is ideal for the independent traveller. Ethiopia is a prime destination, with so much culture, history and wildlife to offer.

Dolphin Watching in Baja California

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:47
Dolphin watching is at the top of many a wildlife lover's list of things to do. Baja California offers the wildlife enthusiast a classic dolphin experience.

London: Where to eat for cheap near the West End theatre district

EuroCheapo via rss - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:38

Scored some bargain theater tickets? I’m here to really make your evening complete, and let you know the best place to grab some seriously tasty food before you sit down to be seriously entertained.

There are plenty of menus catering to the London theater lovers, and they can offer brilliant value for money. On the other hand, West End theaters are perfectly located for some of London’s best cheap eats. Either option is better than filling up on over priced ice cream in the interval. I recommend saving that money for a post-theater ice at Scoop instead.

Set menus and pre-theater specials

These are pricier than the usual eating-out options usually recommended on EuroCheapo, but they offer an excellent value for the money and, combined with your theater ticket, offer a great London experience. Do remember to book ahead to guarantee a table, and let your waiter or waitress know when you need to be in the theater: it would be a tragedy to have to rush your dessert.

Go for the cheap set menus at classy Brasserie Zedel. Photo: Ewan M

Brasserie Zedel
20 Sherwood Street

Brasserie Zedel is really one of the best impress-for-less eating places in London. It’s a large, buzzy bistro that oozes Art Deco style. In fact, it’s so stylish it’s hard to believe their prices. The prix fixe is £8.95 for two courses and £11.75 for three: pretty unbelievable when it’s pretty hard to get a decent steak for that price in London. The service is swift and slick, so it’s a good option even if the prix fixe doesn’t take your fancy.



Boyd’s Brasserie
8 Northumberland Avenue

Going to see some classic British theater? This restaurant, within a 19th century hotel building, offers fantastic reworkings of classic Brit food. Prices are £16.90 for two courses, or three for £19.90. Their starters menu—a British take on tapas—gives an idea of the type of food on offer here: think potted shrimps, Devon crab and haggis.

Kettner’s has been going strong since 1867. Photo: Ewan M

29 Romilly Street

From the outside you might think that Kettner’s is not suitable for a budget-conscious eats. Or perhaps when you’re on the inside too—we don’t normally recommend places known for their champagne bars! But, with their pre- and post-theater menus, there’s the opportunity to experience this famous restaurant, which opened in 1867, for less. Two courses are £18.50 and three courses are £21.50. I’d be tempted to go for the post-theater menu—it’ll be busier, but you’ll really get a taste of the old-school glamor for which Kettner’s is renowned for.

Related: Affordable hotels near London’s biggest attractions

Cheap eats always available

There are loads of cheap eats options in the nearby area: check out the recommendations in our guide to Soho for starters.  But, be warned, some of the most popular don’t take bookings sometimes leading to lengthy queues. Get there early so you have time to enjoy your food before you enjoy the theatre.

Leon serves up fresh food at a quick pace and for a great price. Photo: Curtis Cronn

Multiple locations

Leon specializes in fresh fast food and can be found in a number of locations around London: the branches on The Strand or Carnaby Street are probably your best pre-theater bets. They’re open in the day, but offer casual dining from 6 PM each evening. Leon does a mean burger (we’re in love with their halloumi burger) for around £8, and an awesome range of sides. And leave room for their deserts. Their gluten free brownies are some of the best in London.

Flat Iron
17 Beak Street

This is a no bookings place. But, to be honest, you’d probably want to come here early to have any chance of getting a table anyway. It’s also not a place for veggies. Flat Iron does one thing and does it amazingly well: steak. A steak and house salad will set you back £10, although their tantalizing range of sides and impressive cocktail menu is likely to push the price up slightly. And, another bonus, popcorn while you wait. Very hip, very tasty.

Chow down on a Middle Eastern feast for just a few pounds at Yalla Yall. Photo: juliepics

Yalla Yalla
1 Green’s Court

We’ve already told you about Hummus Bros—there’s a branch handily located on Shaftsbury Avenue, but for more chickpea joy check out Yalla Yalla, a small chain specializing in Middle Eastern street food. There are three in London, but the Green’s Court branch is closest to the theatrical action. All the classics are here, from tabbouleh to baba ghanoush, from roughly about £5 a plate.

The post London: Where to eat for cheap near the West End theatre district appeared first on EuroCheapo's Budget Travel Blog.

Experiencing The Charm Of Kerala

Travel Articles - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:50
If you are a great lover of flora and fauna then you must visit God's own country.

L'Escala - Ideal for Fun Filled School Tours

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:47
School tours can focus on any subject, but for a less academic focused tour why not consider water sports in Spain? L'Escala is the ideal destination.

Discover Morocco's Spectacular Geography on a School Tour

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:47
Geography students on a school tour to Morocco will have endless opportunity for study. This fascinating country has geographical diversity in abundance.

Exploring the Artistic Side of London on a School Tour

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:46
Take an art based school tour to London and your students will return home inspired and enthused. This city has plenty to offer the art enthusiast.

Taking History Students on a School Tour to Rome

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:46
A school tour to Rome with a focus on history will not disappoint. This fascinating city has a long history just waiting to be explored by young historians.

Investigating the Geography of Andaluc?a on a School Tour

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:45
Geography students on a school tour to Andaluci?a have so much scope for academic learning. This diverse region is full of exciting places to discover.

An Outdoor Focused School Tour to Morzine

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Looking for a school tour that encourages social skill development and team building? Morzine, with its outdoor activity focused agenda is ideal.

Aurora Forecast Makes Seeing the Iceland Northern Lights Easier

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
There is nothing worse than going to see the Iceland Northern Lights and then the sky remaining painfully clear. Hence, a frequently asked question is when and how you can see this phenomenon. Thanks to the Icelandic Met Office's Aurora Forecast, you can now more easily embark on your own Northern Lights hunting expedition.

The Famous Iceland Northern Lights Are Not the Only Attractions

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:43
Looking for holiday activities in Iceland? Northern Lights sightings are just one of the many stunning options in south Iceland.