Vacationing in France in the Summer

France can spoil many families with its amazing mix of cultural sights, entertainments, and activities; some are free, some are paid for. So, if you wish to enjoy vacationing en famille, then you have to plan ahead.  

 

MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS

Most museums in Paris organize creative workshops for kids, parents and for just one person (if you are riding solo). These ateliers are themes; they require booking, costs €5 to €20 per child, lasts one and half to two hours. Most of these workshops are always on weekends, every day during school holidays and every Wednesday afternoon because French kids don’t have school on Wednesday afternoon. Most workshops cater for kids of a range of seven to fourteen years old, though it’s different at the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay; they start at four and five years respectively.

ENTERTAINMENT

Puppet shows alfresco, children’s films at cinemas and children’s theatres, illuminated monuments at night, street buskers, music festivals, etc. just ask the tourist officer and he’ll definitely let you know what’s up.

WHEN TO GO

If you are planning a vacation anywhere, you have to consider the season and the things you intend to see or do. As a teen, you can always travel all year round because there’ll definitely be something to do irrespective of the season, but for parents with toddlers or younger kids; it’s best to go in the dry, warm days and early summer.

ACCOMMODATION

Serviced apartments with washing machine and kitchen appliances are suitable for families. Parents with just a child will hardly have a problem finding accommodation, most average hotels have baby cots, and they gladly put a baby’s cot in the double rooms at a cheap extra cost. Several in our group, from Arizona celebrating the 5 year anniversary of our company (MesaTowingServices.com), had baby strollers and baby seats for our bikes and we had a blast with our families.  

WHAT TO PACK

  • Mask, flippers, and snorkel
  • French phrasebook
  • Water bottle
  • Pocket camera
  • Binoculars

 

Scotland – Vacation in Paradise

My oh, my! There are over one thousand and one ways to experience an overwhelming vacation in Scotland, and we don’t even know where to begin. Is it the train rides through the magnificent landscapes? Sightseeing the castles? Spending an afternoon in a museum or a gallery? Munro bagging? and discovering the secrets to whiskey distillation? We could go on and on with things you can do, but then we understand you have to pack your bags for the vacation or maybe relax before the trip.

Scottish Attractions

We won’t want to boast, but if we are talking places to visit; Scotland has so many mighty options, and you might even want to experience all these places.

Deep Sea World: come up close with one of the places with the largest collection of sharks at the world’s largest underwater tunnels at Deep Sea World which is Scotland’s National Aquarium. This is a home to hundreds of captivating underwater creatures like seahorses, stingrays, seals and giant sand tiger sharks.

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park: you can visit one of the top attractions in Scotland for an amazing family day out. You can come here to see giraffes, elephant, lions, tigers and you can take a boat ride down to Chimp Island if you want.

National War Museum: within the four corners of Edinburgh Castle, you’ll discover the impact war had in the history of Scotland as well as her reputation abroad. You can relive the moments of the dark days of the WW by witnessing it personally.

In addition to these, you can also visit the Riverside Museum, Arbroath Abbey, Stirling Castle, The Helix, National Museum of Scotland and so much more!

 

 

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

When Scots are not busy dancing to the exciting music and drums or sampling delicious cuisines, then they are celebrating their culture and heritage, participating in adrenaline-pumping sports or wearing elaborate costumes while dancing around the streets. Some of the events and festivals include- Highland games, Hogmanay and New Year, Edinburgh summer festivals and music festivals.

 

 

SCOTTISH FOOD AND DRINKS

Have you ever heard Scotland is the number one country with the best food in the world? If, you haven’t, then remember you heard it here first, and you can thank us later when you get back from your vacation. Let’s start from the Aberdeen Angus beef, Arbroath Smokies, Stornoway Black Pudding, shellfish and Shetland salmon to Scottish ales, whiskey, scones, haggies, not to forget the popular shortbread. If you are foodie, welcome to paradise!

 

Cruise to Alaska

From wild adventures to mysterious places Alaska offers numerous destinations to visit and be awestruck. The glaciers, mountain loves, etc are so beautiful in Alaska that you’ll never want to leave the city. Alaska offers fancy restaurants and museums for every taste and like. Alaska is the best place to visit for fancy people.

Here are the top three things to do while you’re in Alaska.

  • The White Pass and Yukon Route railway.

If and only if you want to gaze at the beautiful scenery of nature from the sky then this train route is must for you. This rail route joins the Yukon with the Skagway. The train boards with the passenger who travel through the train just to gulp the beauty of nature. The train has wide windows and display decks. The wide-open windows offer a better view of the scenery. The train passes waterfalls, glaciers and dense forests.

 

 

  • Kroschel film wildlife center.

Situated just 28 miles from Haines, Alaska, the Kroschel wildlife center is a place where the filmmakers and naturalists together take care of abandoned or even orphaned wild animals such as chimps and others. The animals roam freely in the center hence it is not a zoo. You can encounter multiple species of animals such as grizzly bears, foxes, wolves, lynx, moose, reindeer, owls, and others. The center spreads in a large area of 600 yards with Alaskan and Canadian animals.

  • Watch whales.

Whales are too common to notice in the Juneau. Juneau is surrounded by dense green forests and white glaciers which makes the view magnanimous. On the way to the whale watching point, you’ll encounter bears and other Alaskan species of animals. The whale watching takes around 5 hours including the traveling. The white glaciers and blue water make it very beautiful. You’ll be taken in a ship in the mid of glaciers for a better view of the whales. Once the whales are in sight the captain stops and you can gaze at the whales.

 

Try to stop in Juneau and see the state capital, too.   Alaska is a wonder that all should experience.

Best Travel Destinations in Lahore

Lahore is the Heart of Pakistan. It is the capital of Punjab province. It is a very old city and hence it is rich in culture, history and heritage. It is full of historical sites, priceless artifacts, shopping malls, landscapes, skyscrapers and many kinds of restaurants.  Some of the top visiting points of Lahore are not only worth seeing, they also give knowledge about history and culture.

  • Badshahi Mosque

Badshahi mosque also known as Imperial Mosque was constructed in 1674 by Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. It is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and the 5th largest in the world.it is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. The amazing thing is that the whole building is made up of red stones. It depicts rich architect, peace and religion.

  • Shalimar Gardens

For nature loves Shalimar Gardens is a perfect place to visit as it gives break from the hustle and bustle of this city. Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor built this garden in 1641. This huge and beautiful garden spans 80 acres. There are three terraces in the middle of the garden, namely Hayat Baksh, Faiz Baksh and Farah Baksh. Fountains are made up of white marble and there are also many buildings in the garden.

  • Minar e Pakistan

Minar e Pakistan is a monument which represents the ideology of Pakistan perfectly. The minaret is standing in Iqbal Park. The design of the minaret is a blend of Mughal and modern architecture. Minar e Pakistan was built in 1960, in the memory of Pakistan resolution on 23rd March, 1940. People of Pakistan have special patriotic feelings attached with Minar e Pakistan. Splendid views can be seen from the Iqbal Park.

  • Wagah Border

Wagah border is a border mark between Pakistan and India which joins Lahore, Pakistan and Amritsar, India. A trip to Lahore without visiting the Wagah border is a great loss. Wagah border is famous for its “Wagah border flag ceremony”. The ceremony starts with a parade and ends with the lowering of the flags on both side. The ceremony increases the heartbeats of peoples on both side as they love their countries. It’s a tourist hub to witness the patriotic feelings.

  • Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)

This magnificent compound and wonderful Mughal structure was built by Mahmood of Ghazni in 11th century. Palace of Mirrors (Shees Mehal) is the most visited palace in Lahore Fort. In the past, it was a defensive point for Lahore. Lahore fort houses many gardens, fountains, palaces and many great pieces of art. The fort has two gates namely, Alamgiri gate and Masjidi gate. It is a great attraction for history and art lovers.

  • Anarkali Bazaar

Anarkali bazaar is the oldest bazaar in South Asia. It gives best shopping experience to its visitors. It is named after a slave girl, Anarkali. It is a place where someone can find garments, jewelry, cultural items, footwear, and etc.

  • Food Street and M M Alam Road

Lahore is a city that is well known for its food. M M Alam road stars from Main Bazar and end at Firdous bazar. This road is full of eating point. Food street also offers delicious and tasty foods.