The wide varieties of delicious, lip-smacking and tender Pizzas at the local favorite Pizza Restaurant are the perfect reasons to celebrate just about anything. Drop in at The Rusty Moose Tavern & Grill!
The wide varieties of delicious, lip-smacking and tender Pizzas at the local favorite Pizza Restaurant are the perfect reasons to celebrate just about anything. Drop in at The Rusty Moose Tavern & Grill!
Having decorations that have the feel of the 1870's, and specializing in home-style cooking, at Brookville Hotel in Abilene, KS, we have quite a lot for providing excellent dine-ins, catering! Phone: 785-263-2244
Bali Best ATV Ride Adventure Tour is the best Private Tour Package offered by Back to the nature and have fun. the tour will be start at 8.30am pick up from your hotel (depends on your hotel loccation) drive north to Canangsari village for ATV ride. We will take you to an amazing experience riding on all-terrain vehicles (quad bike) with long and challenging track along the rice fields, jungle, rivers, and natural Bali traditional village that are not monotone. The first trip for Bali Best ATV Ride Adventure Tour is short breafing about how to ride and safty on the riding and than treat and test your courage and adrenaline in the four quard bikes whist enjoying the panorama of the countryside of bali, accompanied by professional local guide, It was amazing experience. It’s safe and suitable for beginner and professional and your lunch will serve by Indonesian buffet after ride to atv.
When planning a vacation, the fun doesn’t begin in the planning stages and end there. It’s also true that once your traveling is underway, the enjoyment isn’t only in getting to the next destination in a whirlwind of foreign locales. What we do at each place and as we travel says as much about us as our choice of places to visit. Here are a few fun things to try while traveling around the world. Talking with the Locals There’s a tendency among travelers to huddle together for safety, stick to the beaten path, take packaged tours, and avoid talking to the locals. It’s an odd phenomenon because, after all, we’re traveling to see and experience different things than what’s available in our everyday lives. Doesn’t that include the local people too? Soaking up the ambiance is done far more easily when you are brave enough to talk openly with the locals. Sure, some people are only there to sell their trinkets or a taxi ride to your next venue, but other people are keen to practice their English and learn from you just as you wish to learn from them. Communication is key. To help with that, there are many mobile translation apps that let visitors get a handle on a foreign language to learn a few basic words and phrases quickly. Every little bit helps in this regard. Whether it’s learning to ask for directions, where the restroom is, or what’s good on the menu; it’s all useful knowledge. Expanding Your Horizons Through Continuing Education Depending on how long you’re traveling for, it can get to seem like one blurry single destination the longer the world tour continues. One way to keep your moorings is to have a focus on something that’ll advance your life once you get back home. One idea is an online masters in music program at kent State University. It is a totally online course, which is ideal for people who will be away from home for a period of time. The online MME program covers learning musical basics, playing an instrument, and how to sing. Best of all, there’s no audition to get through before you head out on your travels. Slowing Travel Down There’s a tendency to rush through travel. A change of city or country every couple of days. Rush. Go faster! The problem is that the blizzard of activity is exhausting and other than those snatched photos taken at every tourist trap along the way, it’s difficult to remember any of the places afterward. Savoring the experience so you can remember it is worth considering. Pack less into each day, stay longer in each placeand avoid the typical tourist locations for more off-the-beaten-path ones that are memorable. This is much more fun because your experience isn’t predictable, the memories are unique, and you’ll remember much more of it when you get home. When going traveling for any serious amount of time, be sure to avoid the herd-like mentality of your fellow travelers. Develop new interests that you’ll take with you so life doesn’t become only about travel and nothing else. Doing this will lead to greater adventures and a sense of fulfillment too.
Ubud Monkey Forest and Artistry Tour is an Bali tour package visiting tourist destination and some other intresting place serround of ubud village, Ubud is a town of indonesia, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. One of Bali's major arts and culture centres, it has developed a large tourism industry. Ubud is being one of the famous village most visited in Bali islands due this village offered with many kind beautiful art, myth, and history. Is perfect tourist destination for those who love with Art and Culture history. Ubud art village tour is one of the most famous tour in bali for a short trip to visit interesting places in Ubud such as Batubulan village, Celuk Village, Tegenungan Waterfall, Mas Village and Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud palace, Painting village, The tour is very exciting to explore the traditional village with social activities and culture from the local community.It is wonderful trip tothe Balinese life with full of culture and art. Ubud Monkey Forest and Artistry Tour Itinerary : Tohpati Vilage for batik factory Celuk Village for Gold and Silver smith Tegenungan Waterfall Mas village for Wood Carving Lunch Tampaksiring Holly spring water temple Tegalalang Rice Terrace Coffe Plantation ( luwak coffee) Monkey Forest Ubud Palace & Market Ubud Monkey Forest and Artistry Tour Price : We delighted to prepare two tour prices for chosen according to your needs which is Regular Tour price and Inclusive Tour price, Please see below the details of Bali Ubud Kintamani Tour Package price : Regular Tour Price : USD. 40/car ( 1 till 6 person included) USD. 62/minibus ( 1 till 12 person included) USD. 85/minibus ( 1 till 17 person included ) Inclusion : Private Car with English Speaking Driver Petrol, Parking Fee, Toll Fee One bottle mineral water for each passanger Inclusive Tours Price : USD. 42/person (minimun Booking 2 Person) Inclusion : Private Car with Private Bali Driver Petrol, Parking Fee, Toll Fee English Speaking Driver Entrance Fee for tourist attraction on schedule Ticket Barong Dance Performance Lunch Indonesian Food Mineral Water for Each Passanger Area Covered for Pick Up : Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Denpasar, Benoa Harbor, Airport
Built in the early ‘80s, Waterside is freshly renovated and better than ever. Enjoy decks with Elizabeth River views, a locally oriented food court, The Market, featuring Starr Hill Brewery, Rappahannock Oyster Co. and Cogan’s Pizza, and sit-down restaurants and bars to suit every taste. On summer Fridays, Yacht Rock deck parties attract happy crowds. A waterfront promenade connects Waterside to downtown, Nauticus, Harbor Park baseball stadium—home of the Norfolk Tides—and the historic, eclectic neighborhood of Freemason Harbor.
Abe Doumar created the first waffle cone at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and they're still making cones here on the original machine. Piquant North Carolina-style barbecue—minced, with slaw—is the other specialty here, along with all the other diner standards. This family-owned, landmark offers dine-in and curb service and has earned a lasting place in Norfolk's heart.
A couple of blocks north of revitalizing Broad Street, GWAR Bar pays tribute to the renowned (and sometimes reviled) Richmond shock-rock band. Enjoy gore-may food and drinks—with names like the Baconecutioner and Lettuce Slay— in a fake-blood-spattered setting that honors GWAR’s 30-year history and outrageous costumes and stagecraft.
In the heart of the Great Sound in Bermuda where a ring of AC45 class boats race in the finals of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup , a group of us eye the tall patterned sails of the finalists, each proudly displaying a country flag and sponsoring brand. We had gathered on a yacht on the northwest tip of the island, near the America’s Cup Village where the races have been held for the past five weeks. The Cup now enters the final stretch as the event draws to a close on June 29th. Choppers hover over us like dragonflies, eyeing the action and televising it. Police boats patrol the mish-mash of boats, catamarans and super yachts, and stately tall mast ships like the “Spirit of Bermuda” carrying party-loving crowds swirling their plastic glasses full of “Dark and Stormies” anchor at a respectful distance from the racers. The eight finalists (Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany and Bermuda) race around the sound and almost “sprint” to the finish line, with some hulls foiling as the winds pick up. In a dramatic finish, Great Britain sails away with the Youth Cup, much to the chagrin of the New Zealand sailing team which was clocked to take home the trophy. But that’s the nature of sport. David Kendall, who is with the Bermuda Tourism Authority, says that even though the Cup “has been a bubble” of an event, it has helped enormously to put the island on the map. “We would love to be able to host the event again,” he says. The finals started last weekend, and New Zealand has won most of the races and is poised to take home the trophy, barring any unforeseen events. Blessed by continuous days of strong sunshine and ideal winds, Bermuda boasts at least 100 of the world’s “super yachts” in its midst; these are boats over 30 meters long and are extremely expensive: “basically owned by the world’s one percent” says Bermudian Kevin Dallas, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. There are only around 5,000 of these yachts in the world, each retailing for millions. They winter in the Caribbean and summer in the Mediterranean; “The owner of this type of yacht will want to spend the winter in Antigua and summer in Ibiza,” jokes Dallas, “and they do the transatlantic journey every year.” We see some super yachts in the distance, and watch as sailors tack into the wind, and jibe. Each boat has at least six people sailing it, and is powered by hydraulic systems with battery backup. Despite the tension that could be part of the finals, the mood is relaxed and not white-knuckled: sailing is a chill sport. “A lot of people flew into Bermuda just to see the America’s Cup,” says Kendall. The island has seen a lot of other events during this time, including hosting carnival for the first time in its history. (The story goes that when Queen Victoria was told that the U.S. had won the first America’s Cup held in 1851, she asked, “Who came in second?” and was told, “Your majesty, there is no second place. It’s a winner takes all contest”). Technically, it should be named “Larry’s Cup” because it is being hosted by Larry Ellison of Oracle. “His goal was to turn the sport into the Formula One of the ocean,” says Dallas. Ellison chose Bermuda for two main reasons: because the broadcast lines work, and because the Atlantic Time Zone has proved better for both Europe and American viewers than anywhere else in the world. In essence, this might be the world’s perfect natural amphitheater for sailing. Near us is the Royal Naval Dockyard that was built in the 1840’s as the home of the British Atlantic Fleet once they lost all the U.S. ports: the racing happens very close to historic sites. “Even before the Cup started, we had a lot of exposure as a destination, and we have had a modest increase in visitors because of it,” says Dallas. Bermuda is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class rum (Gosling Brothers), the financial services industry and high quality of life. Many of the high-end hotels on the island, including the Fairmont Southampton , and Hamilton Princess (which underwent a $100 million renovation in 2016) have seen high occupancy rates during the past year. Teams sailing the America’s Cup trained for six months before competing, and several competitors actually “put their roots here and bought houses in Bermuda,” says Dallas. The America’s Cup concludes on June 29th and New Zealand is expected to take home the trophy.
Savor innovative, locally-sourced dishes at this couple-owned restaurant with sleek modern style and a great downtown location. Menus change daily for lunch, dinner and “cocktail & crudo” hour and feature homemade breads, pastas, soups, terrines, desserts and sodas. Chartreuse Bistro serves old World wine, craft beer and Virginia ciders along with noteworthy handcrafted cocktails.
This longtime local favorite offers charming, brick-walled ambience and delicious Mediterranean-accented cuisine—including Moroccan Mondays. Specialties include coriander duck breast, paella, and the jumbo lump crab cake with saffron tomato jus. A resident ghost may be responsible for moving menus and dimming lights.
The C&O has been a mainstay of Charlottesville fine dining for decades. The vegetable soup and Steak Chinoise are justifiably beloved, but you really can’t go wrong with anything on the French- and Southern-influenced menu. The historic building has exposed brick walls, creaky floorboards and six dining areas, including a patio, to accommodate both special occasions and casual dinners.
Stretching for seven blocks along University Avenue and West Main Street, The Corner is home to Mincer's, selling UVA sportswear and accessories, Paul Victorius, selling historic prints, Plan 9 Records, and dozens of restaurants and nightspots including the venerable Virginian and the classic greasy spoon White Spot diner. The stylish Graduate hotel is conveniently close to campus.
Sprawling over 155 acres, this impressive garden is worth a visit any time of year. Take a 30-minute tram tour for a quick overview, then decide where to spend more time. Highlights include Japanese, Renaissance and rose gardens, a fern glade, Statuary Vista, and a garden of plants native to Virginia. You can also take an optional small boat tour on canals winding through the garden and out to Lake Whitehurst.
Founded in 1819, UVA is one of America’s great universities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village” is the heart of campus. The expansive Lawn is anchored by the grand Rotunda—the original library—and flanked by classical pavilions and arcades containing the original students’ rooms—still occupied by leading Fourth Year students. Gardens behind the Pavilions, separated by single-brick-thick serpentine walls, lead to a second range of student rooms, including the one once occupied by Edgar Allan Poe. Today, the campus stretches in every direction, all unified by a red brick-and-columns aesthetic. For the full experience, check the University calendar for sports events, concerts and lectures that are open to the public. Then spend some time at The Corner, the strip of shops, restaurants and diners adjacent to campus.
Eliminating cars made Charlottesville’s downtown shopping district one of the country’s best—and longest—pedestrian malls. Paved with red bricks and shaded by towering oaks, it’s a wonderful mix of renovated buildings housing more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants, many with outdoor cafes. Cool off in the Main Street Arena ice rink, take kids to the hands-on Virginia Discovery Museum, or see a movie, play or show at the Violet Crown, Paramount and Jefferson Theaters or the outdoor, covered Sprint Pavilion. There’s plenty of parking nearby and a free trolley connects the Downtown Mall with the University.
A work in progress throughout his adult life, Monticello truly reflects Thomas Jefferson’s many passions: architecture, philosophy, science, music, literature, art and food. Check out the excellent visitor’s center first and take a shuttle to the mountaintop mansion with its expansive views. A guide takes you through the main floor rooms, including Jefferson’s bedroom/study/library “sanctum sanctorum.” Then explore the cellars, terrace walks, kitchen and dependencies, the thousand-foot vegetable garden, and Mulberry Row, where ongoing reconstruction illuminates the important roles slaves played at this complex and innovative plantation. Order timed tickets for your desired date online. Hours vary by season.
Head five miles out of town for great scenery and a fun family outing. Pick your own seasonal fruits and vegetables (or buy them at the farm stand) and enjoy casual farm-to-table dining, Prince Michel wines and Bold Rock hard cider—all with an impressive view. Thursday evenings until 9 from May through September feature dinner, live music, hayrides and memorable sunsets. The Apple Harvest Celebration starts in September.
It’s not hard to tell that the owners of Angama Mara are veterans in the world of luxury tourism. Having previously run over 60 luxury lodges across Africa and India for travel company &Beyond, Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald decided to create their own property, high up on the escarpment overlooking the dusky, billowing plains of the Masai Mara. Designed by South African architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the view is truly celebrated here. A huge wooden deck wraps around the front of the lodge, with a circular sunken fire pit awaiting guests for their evening sundowner. The main guest areas are themed on Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club, but with a modern twist. Pillars break up the large space with stylish dining tables and chairs, and fold back glass doors allow guests to appreciate the landscape from indoors. Bedrooms are a dream: each with its own roll top bath, gin-filled cut glass decanter and wooden veranda. Out of Africa film fans will appreciate the setting all the more – one of the kopjes on Angama land was the setting for the movie front cover. Charming little nods to the famous story exist throughout the property, like the replica yellow Gipsy Moth bi-plane in the library, identical to the one Denis Finch Hatton used to soar across the country.
The 90,000 acre not-for-profit Ol Pajeta Conservancy is famed for its modern conservation methods and work protecting endangered species: the last male northern white in the world resides here. It’s also home to all of the Big Five animals, who are regularly spotted, much to the delight of guests on safari. Ol Pajeta Bush Camp is located in the heart of all the action on the conservancy. There are six traditional safari tents set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River at the camp, each with simple yet comfortable furnishings, homely rugs and cushions. This is a friendly, relaxed place to stay. Evenings are spent around the camp fire with a glass of wine, chatting to other guests, regaling one another with the stories of safari that day and trying to spot the hippos on the opposite side of the bank enjoying the salt lick. Tents come complete with warm blankets for chilly mornings and hot ‘bucket showers’ – a must try experience for the adventurous traveller.
Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful accommodation choices in magical, mystical Lamu, but the seafronted Lamu House is up there with the best. Accessed via boat, the 10 bedroom boutique hotel is just a few steps away from the jetty in charming, ancient Old Town. Location-wise, it’s ideal for exploring the cobbled, crumbling streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A great starting point is the Lamu Museum, which is just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Staying in the heart of Old Town also allows travellers to feel part of the action, with days spent weaving in and out of Lamu’s resident donkey population, and chatting with locals. Split across two houses, each room at the hotel is individually decorated with traditional Swahili finishes from carved wooden doors to coral-set walls. The central courtyard swimming pool makes for a tranquil spot when the daytime heat gets too much. With nothing but the heavens above, taking a night-time dip and gazing up at the starry sky is also highly recommended. Final tip: ask for a sea view room and leave the doors open: the glowing, peachy sunrise is not to be missed.
New kid on the block boutique hotel OneFortyEight has just eight exquisitely decorated rooms. Once a family home, the hotel is now filled with artwork made by locals including Sibylla Martin, available to buy, and furniture custom made by Anna Trzebinski. The finishes are a mix of gothic and feminine, with influences from the new owners Richard Roberts and Liz Fusco. A large, welcoming fireplace sits in the middle of the living area to greet guests, and dinners take place around a giant wooden table set with resin. There is a covered lounge area to sit and work or relax during the day that overlooks the gardens – often filled with warthogs munching on the grass or monkeys leaping through the trees. OneFortyEight is located in Karen, a quiet and wealthy suburb of Nairobi with wide, tree lined roads and great restaurants nearby. Each of the rooms at the hotel has a different look and feel, from the spacious master suite to the high-ceilinged studio rooms. With the option to eat in your room, great wifi and Netflix available on the TVs, this is an easy place to be based for business or pleasure.
The architects clearly had fun designing Saruni Samburu, a luxurious lodge set on a giant boulder in the middle of the private Kalama Conservancy in Samburu. Here, the rocks form part of the furniture and structure, jutting out of walls, featuring in the middle of the outdoor decking and turned into showers with some clever pipe-work. The result is stylish and unique, making Saruni a must-see for guests who appreciate exciting interior design. Aside of the creative decor, Saruni Samburu has a spectacular view out over the billowing golden northern rangelands, which is best appreciated with a G & T in hand from the decked guest area, or from one of the two infinity pools on site. There are six villas at Saruni Samburu, each with its own spacious living room and fireplace: though hard to believe in the baking midday sun, it can get cool at night up here. Guests are assigned their own private safari truck and guide, for a personalised experience from start to finish.
The final mile or so of the drive from Malindi to Che Shale, a laid back beach front hotel, takes guests through rich, lush vegetation, past swaying palm trees and over hundreds of coconut husks. The drive sets the scene nicely for this most chilled of getaway locations. Che Shale itself is simple and stylish – guests sleep in large thatched bandas tucked away down sandy paths and eat in the big open plan bar/ restaurant with sand between their toes. There are hidden nooks up wooden ladders to read or snooze in, and lounge spots covered with scattered cushions to stretch out on in the shade. Down on the beach, the sand is deep golden and glitters in the sun. This being the Indian Ocean, the water is warm, azure blue and filled with tropical creatures worth snorkelling around to see. As it’s set on a bay, this stretch of coastline also gets some great waves, and kite surfing is available - with lessons on offer from the Che Shale team. There’s also an on-site boutique shop filled with swimwear, beach bags, straw hats and more.
Out in the leafy suburb of Karen, about 30 minutes drive from central Nairobi, lies the Giraffe Manor. Famously home to the friendly, constantly hungry population of endangered Rothschild giraffes, this is one hell of a place to spend a night or two. Built in 1932, it originally served as a family home for David Duncan of the Mackintosh Toffee family and was modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge. The interior is grand and elegant, with a wood panelled dining room, library snug, wide panning staircase leading off in different directions and a long, light breakfast room. Daisy Rothschild, the first giraffe rescued and brought to the Manor, was hand-raised by American conservationists Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville once they brought the place. It soon became the norm for Daisy to put her head through the windows and doors, looking a small snackette. Since then all the giraffe brought to or born at the Manor have copied this behaviour. Breakfast has never been more thrilling! Nearby there are lots of lovely restaurants to choose from including Talisman gastropub and the brand new Boho Eatery. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is also a 10 minute drive, where at 11am every day guests can visit to see the orphaned baby elephants being fed.
There are few more romantic places to spend the night than in a star bed, on the equator, gazing up at the universe while listening to lions roaring and hippos whomping in the distance. Such is the offering at the Loisaba Starbeds on the 56,000 acre private Loisaba Conservancy. Here, each room comes complete with a large open-air wooden deck and bed on wheels. Each night, the beds are rolled out onto the deck, and once the lights go out guests snuggle under the covers and stare up at the glittering sky through the black mosquito net. As the sun rises the next morning, guests are woken with a hot drink and spend the early hours sipping away as the sounds of hippo and elephant drinking and playing in the dam below ripple up to the bedrooms. By day, Loisaba is a wonderful place to enjoy a game drive, as it is home to more than 50 species of mammals including elephant, lions, leopards and wild dogs.
It’s hard to believe that El Karama Eco Lodge is only about an hour’s drive from Nanyuki, the busiest town in Laikipia County. Set on 14,000 acres of private land, manager Sophie Grant has made this place feel like a home from home for guests. Most of the furnishings are made not only in Kenya, but in Laikipia by local artisans, and some of the team have been employed here for more than 20 years. A drive through El Karama land is almost certain to include sightings of elephant, giraffe and zebra, but guests can also see creatures that are unique to northern Kenya here, including the Grevy Zebra, Gerenuk and Laikipia Hartebeeste. There are six private cottages at the camp, as well as two dining areas and a swimming pool. There’s also the option of fly camping, which involves hiking for a couple of hours to a wilderness location. Here, a suspended tent complete with comfy bedding, barbeque and drinks table will all be set up awaiting the guests’ arrival. The tents have see-through tops, so as darkness sets in there’s nothing to do by lay back, gaze at the night sky and listen to the calls of the wild.
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