Thursday, June 22, 2006

Beatle Week in Liverpool

All you need is love” of the Beatles!

Don’ t miss the fun of International Beatle Week in Liverpool this year. Celebrate the music of The Beatles in the town where they were born.

Fans from across the globe come together in Liverpool to experience the Fab Four’s music being performed by over 50 of the world’s best tribute bands. Other attractions over the week include auctions, markets, videos, tours and interviews with people that knew and worked with The Beatles.

Liverpool is a wonderful city with charm all its own and, of course, if you are a Beatle fan, it already has a special place in your heart. There is so much to do. Don’t forget the interesting places to visit while you are there — Take a Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey, see the Beatles Story at the Albert Dock, the John Lennon Mathew Street Gallery, The Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles art show at St Georges Hall, and the Cavern Club where it all started.

The Beatles are the most successful band in the history of pop music, even though they last played together over 30 years ago. Their greatest hits album The Beatles 1, released in November 2000, sold almost 30 million copies worldwide, topped the album chart in 30 countries and was certified platinum over 100 times. It was just five years between the release of their debut single ‘Love me Do’ and their critically acclaimed album ‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’.

The Beatle Fest will be held August 23-29th. Packages are available inclusive of shows and accommodation or simply buy individual tickets for specific shows. Telephone: +44 (0) 151 236

Thursday, June 08, 2006

A Touch of England to the North

If you are thinking of getting out of the southern heat, go north to the beautiful city of VICTORIA in Canada. As you arrive by ferry, you’ll find why it has been voted one of the world’s top-ten cities to visit according to travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. After a day of walking the narrow cobblestone streets, you may have an irresistible urge for high tea in the afternoon! Named after the famous queen, it has an undeniably quaint English feel. Kipling called it "Brighton Pavilion with the Himalayas for a backdrop." Victoria has more British-born residents than anywhere in Canada. Flowers hang everywhere and lush parks are perfect for restoring your soul. Outside the city is the most amazing place called Butchart Gardens that delight with flowers from around the world. Located next to the Pacific, Butchart Gardens allows you to wander for hours and appreciate the vistas and unparallel beauty. There are Fifty-five acres of wonderful floral displays open to the public, offering spectacular views from the many paths that meander through the four main gardens. From the exquisite Sunken Garden to the charming Rose Garden, the gracious traditions of the past are still maintained in one of the loveliest corners in the world. From Victoria you can also take a tour boat out to watch pods of Killer Whales as they swim around the island. Memories of Victoria always delight!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Summer Water Fun on the Toccoa River

It is an amazing adventure to float down a river. Getting back to nature is the perfect way to enjoy the summer. The Toccoa River is perfect for those people who just want to relax and enjoy the gentle flow of the water. This river is actually the headwaters of Tennessee’s Ocoee River but changes its name to the Toccoa when it crosses the line into Georgia.

Colorful inner tubes, kayaks and canoes provide a cool and refreshing way to have fun and relax on a hot summer day on the Toccoa River. Our colorful vinyl inner tubes with handles are designed for your comfort. We do not use black tire tubes which can get very hot and uncomfortable in the sun. We also offer "snuggle tubes" which carry two people.

The Toccoa is a dam-controlled river and TVA releases water daily. Water levels and speed can change significantly after water is released. At low water, the river is shallower and moves at approximately 1 mile per hour. At high water (after water is released at Blue Ridge dam) the river rises 2 to 3 feet and moves at approximately 5 miles per hour. River release is controlled by TVA and is subject to change without notice.

The depth of the water changes from place to place in the river and there may be small rapids and rocks along the way. This trip is suitable for most people who can swim but there is risk associated with all water related activities and you will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to beginning your river trip. For a great trip to North Georgia, why not enjoy a day of rafting?

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