by Ray | Comments Off on The best family holiday adventures for 2016 on The best family holiday adventures for 2016
America’s Wild West
Take a Navajo-guided backroads tour of Monument Valley, swim in Lake Powell, explore Bryce Canyon’s hoodoos (skinny spires of rock), watch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon — and celebrate the centennial of the US National Park Service. Grand American Adventures has a Western Family Discovery 13-day tour from £1,459, in June, July and August, taking in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The maximum group size is 13 so it’s convivial but still personal, and there’s also the option to hire a campervan and set off on your own adventure — with some expert input on the itinerary. The minimum age is eight.
Details The 13-day tour starts at £1,459pp including transport, accommodation, leaders, guides and meals but not flights (0333 999 7965, grandamericanadventures.com). Non-stop flights to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic (virginatlantic.com) start at about £875 at the end of July (more…)
Originally posted 2016-01-14 12:40:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
by Ray | Comments Off on 10 bike rides with picnic stops on 10 bike rides with picnic stops
1. Skipton to Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
Picnic spot Bolton Abbey
The National Cycle Network takes you east from the bustling market town of Skipton with its impressive castle and regular outdoor market, through the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Arriving at the magnificent ruins of Bolton Abbey, search out a quiet spot by the river for a picnic.
Start and finish Skipton railway station
The route 7 miles each way on quiet country roads, the route is hilly in places. Exit Skipton station, turn right and follow the main street to the top of the town, and at the roundabout bear right. After half a mile turn left on the road signed Embsay. Once in Embsay, climb the hill past the historic steam railway and turn right at the village shop and post office. Follow signs to Bolton Abbey along quiet country lanes with scenic views all the way.
Originally posted 2016-01-21 10:30:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
by Ray | Comments Off on When DIY is a bad idea on When DIY is a bad idea
There are lots of jobs around the house where a DIY approach is absolutely fine. However, when it comes to the electrical systems in your home, if involves more than changing a light bulb, don’t do it. Leave the job to the professionals. Here’s why?
Originally posted 2015-08-28 04:45:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter