Friday, May 27, 2016

Italian Land of Motor Tour For Ducati, Lamborghini and Ferrari Fans

If you are stopping over in Bologna, and are a fan of these cars, you may be interested in a 7 hour tour offered by Amazing Italy. The Land of Motor tour stops first at the Ducati factory and museum where you can learn about the racing history of the Ducati motorcycle.

The next stop is the Lamborghini factory, followed by a visit to the Ferrari Museum, which is next to the Ferrari test track, and finishing up at the Ferrari factory.

The tour is only available on Tuesdays and is 248 Euros per person. The price includes lunch and pickup from a Bologna hotel, or the Bologna airport or rail station.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ergonomic Travel Pillow by Travelrest

We've all seen horseshoe shaped travel pillows. Well, here's one that is very different, one that provides good side of the head support, allowing you to lean into the pillow, the Travelrest pillow.

It provides upper body support, which makes it easier to fall asleep. With proper alignment for the head and neck, it keeps your head from falling forward. Inflation is easy and it deflates instantly. And storing it is easy, rolling it and clipping it to your carry on handle.

The pillow can be positioned along your side or across our body. You can loop it around your head or around headrests on airline seats or in cars. The pillow comes with a full set of instructions on ways it can be used.

No matter how you travel, whether car, bus, train, by air … this pillow is versatile for both children and adults.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Help For Traveling With Your Dog

If your want to travel with your dog and are looking for help on finding locations that will allow them, check out the directory. Here you'll find lots of advice about traveling with your pet.

The site is searchable by destination and provides information on restaurants, accommodations and attractions worldwide that accept pets. There is also a phone line (877 411 3436) that is staffed by pet travel experts.

The site provides information on airline pet regulations and also has a forum where pet owners share tips and can ask questions about traveling with pets.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cairns Artillery Museum

The largest collection of artillery and armored vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere is located in Cairns, North Queensland in the Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Some of the things visitors can do are ride in an armored vehicle and (if 12 years of age or older) fire a bolt-action rifle (under supervision). The museum opened in September 2014 and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Annual Theater Spektakel in Zurich

Held annually at the Landiwiese Park located on the shore of Lake Zurich, street performers gather for the event, coming from all over the world. In 2016, the Theater Spektakel will take place from August 18 through September 4. There will be 10 stages featuring acrobatics, music and performance art.

Some of the performances require tickets, with most costing CHF25-CHF47 (about $25 to $47). Tickets will be on sale starting July 13 and can be purchased at The festival sites can be reached using either tram or bus and a ticket for the event includes free public transportation in zone 110 for that day.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reunion Island Opens Music Museum

Located in the Indian Ocean, the island opened the Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien on Noverber 5, 2015. The museum highlights musical tradition, with a collection of more and 1,500 ancient and modern instruments and include pieces from Africa, Europe and Asia.

The website is only available in French, as are the information placards in the museum.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Japanese Archaeological Gallery at Tokyo National Museum

Japanese Archaeological Gallery at Tokyo National Museum reopened October 14, 2015 after a year's worth of renovations. A wide range of artifacts can be found in this gallery from stone tools (about 14,000 BC) to the time when Tokyo was still known as Edo (1603-1868), displaying armor and items made of wood, ceramic, stone and metal.

There are tours in English plus the placards by each item also have the description in English. Visitors under 18 or over 70 are admitted free. Otherwise admission is 620 Yen (about $5).

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Borders Railway Operated by ScotRail

Starting in April 2015, Borders Railway departs every half hour from Edinburgh to Tweedbank. The train travels along the southeastern border between Scotland and England.

There are stops in Galashiels, Stow, Gorebridge, Newtongrange, Eskbank and Shawfair. There are hop on/hop off privileges and tickets can be purchased round trip (about $25) or one way (about $15). Tickets can be either purchased ahead of time online or at the railway station.

There are sites of interest within a 15 to 30 minute walk from some of the stations. Near Eskbank is the medieval Rosslyn Chapel and near Tweedbank is the 12th-century Melrose Abbot and Sir Walter Scott's house, Abbotsford House.