aa

Two lines of London’s Underground will serve the after-midnight crowd on weekends

Posted on August, 20 2016

If you’ve had a wee bit much to drink and want to take the Tube to your London home, you were out of luck after midnight.

Until Friday.

The London Underground started running all-night rides on two lines, the Victoria and Central, coming into line with mass-transit practices in New York and Paris and other party-down towns.

Those out for a late night on Fridays and Saturdays won’t have to face the frantic rush for the last train nor the chance of a colorful or cramped journey home. That means whether you’re in Brixton or Knightsbridge, Covent Garden or Piccadilly Circus, a trip home is only a short walk away.

The special service is to spread to the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines this fall. The British Transport Police has said around 100 officers will be on patrol.

London’s underground, founded in 1863, is perhaps the most famous subway system in the world.  It has been in such movies as “An American Werewolf in London” and the James Bond movies “Skyfall” and “Die Another Day.”

Read More »

Category: Vacations

Theme parks develop ‘blockbuster worlds’ based on movie franchises

Posted on August, 17 2016

My, how the worlds have changed.

Worlds. Plural. As in “blockbuster worlds.” As in immersive theme park experiences that plop you into a snowy, shivery kingdom (“Frozen”), a mysterious alien planet (“Avatar”) or a futuristic flight of fantasy (“Star Wars”).

Used to be that theme park goers would find themselves in the Wild West or Bavaria. But now the goal is to create walk-through versions of the universes fans see in popular franchise movies, TV shows and video games.

For this we can thank the Boy Wizard, whose Wizarding World of Harry Potter changed the theme park landscape when it opened at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Florida in 2010.

As theme park goers look to the future, that may be the model they experience.

Skeptics scoffed when Universal announced plans for the Wizarding World. No longer.

Read More »

Category: Vacations

Scott Folsom, an official and unofficial watchdog over L.A. schools, dies at 69

Posted on August, 08 2016

Scott Folsom, a freelance Hollywood producer who never made a big splash in show business, found his true calling in another role, that of official and unofficial watchdog over the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Folsom, 69, died Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer that almost never kept him from school board meetings or disabled his mildly acerbic, perceptive and long-running blog: 4LAKids.

For many in L.A., Folsom was the face of the Parent Teacher Student Assn., better known as the PTSA or PTA. His involvement began more than two decades ago, not long after his daughter Alana enrolled in Mt. Washington Elementary. He served in just about every capacity possible in the state and local PTSA.

As a parent representative, he also held many district positions. Starting in 2001, the Board of Education appointed him to the Bond Oversight Committee, which oversaw the nation’s largest school-construction program. He served on that committee longer than any other individual, asking probing questions that made projects better or more efficient.

“He could be a burr in your saddle,” former L.A. Unified Supt. Roy Romer said in a recent Steve Lopez column about Folsom. “But generally he was there when I needed him to help get the job done.”

Read More »

Category: Vacations

Most Famous Tourist Atttractions in France

Posted on August, 06 2016

France is Europe’s leading tourist destination, and not surprisingly as such it is a country that boasts a wealth of famous tourist attractions.

France is one of the most spectacular country in the world. Paris is the capital of France. France, in Western Europe, encompasses, medieval as well as port cities, Mediterranean beaches, mountains & tranquil villages. France include a lots of spectacular tourist places.

France has been the world’s most popular tourist destination for over twenty years and it’s geographically one of the most diverse countries in Europe. France has many cities which contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy. France is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.

Tourist Atttractions in France

Tourist Atttractions in France

Read More »

Category: Nightlife

Soberanes fire: Point Lobos nature reserve reopens; other parks remain temporarily closed

Posted on August, 06 2016

The popular Point Lobos nature reserve south of Carmel has reopened, though other Big Sur area state parks remain shut because of the Soberanes fire. Visitors to the nature reserve should arrive early because parking is limited to the 150 spaces inside the park with no spillover onto nearby Highway 1, a California State Park spokesman said Thursday.

“The [California Highway Patrol] has temporarily banned parking on the shoulder of Highway 1 near the park for safety reasons as lots of fire equipment and trucks are moving up and down [Pacific Coast Highway],” Dennis Weber wrote in an email.

Point Lobos State Nature Reserve, which is on a peninsula south of Carmel and Monterey, reopened Tuesday. Other state parks remain closed indefinitely. 

For example, Andrew Molera State Park is being used as a helicopter base for firefighters, and campgrounds at Pfeiffer Big Sur and Julia Pfeiffer Burns state parks have been “converted to fire camps for crews and equipment,” Weber writes.

Read More »

Category: Vacations

Top 6 Tourist Attractions Around the World

Posted on August, 05 2016

Most popular tourist attractions in the world. Have you ever wondered what tourist attractions and places of interest receive the most visitors?

The most beautiful tourist attraction in the world, attracting hundreds of tourists each year, these places are termed as the world’s natural heritage by UNESCO. The scenic beauties offer such a soothing sight that even shows in the pictures. Everyone has their own interpretation of the best tourist attraction in the world. Some like holiday destinations which are thriving with activity, although some travel oceans in search of tranquility. The explorers search for something new, while the loyalists frequent their favorites once more. Most of the top tourist attraction of the planet are a beautiful amalgamation of natural grandeur and manmade majesty, within the form of finest restaurants and hotels, historical monuments along with other architectural beauties.

Tourist Attractions in the World

Tourist Attractions in the World

Read More »

Category: Nightlife

6 Affordable all Inclusive Resorts in Florida

Posted on August, 03 2016

Florida all inclusive resorts attracts tourists throughout the year for its subtropical climates and beach activities.

A resort is defined as “a place providing recreation and entertainment to vacationers.” I think of all inclusive resort as being in a world of its own once you arrive you never have to leave to have your needs met. The following properties definitely live up to my definition of a resort. I can attest that once you arrive you not only will not have to leave. you won’t want to. The best thing about these all inclusive resorts is that they cater to children. The second best thing is that they are in Florida.

All-Inclusive resorts in Florida are a vacationers dream come true. Combine a tropical paradise with endless food, drink, activities and fun in the sun, and surely you have a vacation that the whole family will enjoy. All-Inclusive vacations to Florida are ideal for the whole family, a family reunion, catching up with old college buddies, a romantic retreat, or just because! There is no bad reason to plan an all-inclusive vacation to the sunshine state.

Florida All Inclusive Resorts

Florida All Inclusive Resorts

Read More »

Category: Nightlife

Best Pokemon hunting places in California (60 stops in Disney parks!)

Posted on August, 03 2016

California has an edge over the 2016 Summer Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro in one big pop-culture way: Pokemon Go opportunities. Olympic athlete and U.S. diver Abby Johnston of Upper Arlington, Ohio, last month tweeted:

Too bad, because the app’s Poke Stops (where you get Poke balls, potions, etc.) and Gyms (where captive Pokemon fight) are a good way to introduce travelers to local parks, historic sights, museums and public art. 

And Pokemon Go’s Augmented Reality feature lets you include characters in your vacation photos.

Although many cities in California are teeming with Pokemon stops and creatures, these five spots are red hot. Here’s where to start hunting.

Anaheim: Places to go include Disneyland and California Adventure (which have more than 60 Poke Stops collectively, by one count), Downtown Disney District, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Packing District and Center Street in downtown Anaheim.   

Read More »

Category: Vacations

Most Beautiful Honeymoon Destinations in Arizona

Posted on August, 02 2016

list of the best places in Arizona which are famous not only for their natural beauty but also for making honeymoons memorable.

Arizona is a place of incredible beauty with it’s unique landscape, wildlife, birds and rock formations. The gorgeous sunsets combined with it’s scenery creates a romantic destination for your honeymoon destinations. If you are more inclined to be adventurous, there are more activities than you can imagine in which to participate. If you would rather relax and indulge in a more quiet stay, the spa hotels throughout the state are high class. Check out the best Honeymoon Destinations in Arizona.

Romantic Honeymoon

Romantic Honeymoon

Read More »

Category: Nightlife

6 Best Vacation Spots in the World

Posted on July, 25 2016

the vacation spots include everything getaways to bustling cities to exciting destinations that feature events and attractions in the world.

Get to the top most vacation spots in the world 2016 Summer time has been knocking the door and you must be looking for a perfect destination for your vacation. If you are planning to go out for an international destination, then here we are going to share the list of the top destination around world that is best for you.

There is nothing better than a vacation spots to overcome stress. Regardless of whether you planned to visit some places in your country or across the world, vacation is always a good way to keep your mind as well as body in good spirits. In addition, vacation spots is the best way to keep families closer. It also brings better understanding. Here in this article, we listed the best vacation spots in the world.

Vacation Spots in the World

Vacation Spots in the World

Read More »

Category: Nightlife
Copyright © 2016 Next Travel Vacation. All rights reserved.
Design by: Niche WP Theme with installment loan