June 28, 2012 |
It's no secret that movies inspire travelers to visit places they see on the big screen. Now one travel company has designed a tour to India based on the movie " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel . " The film takes place in Rajasthan, and the 13-day tour follows suit. However participants stay in four-star hotels rather than the down-at-the-heel "hotel" shown in the film (though there's a visit to that site). The trip begins and ends in Delhi and includes a tuk-tuk ride, a visit to Kanota Castle where the Viceroy Club was set in the film, and a day trip to Rawla Kumpar to see the hotel featured in the movie.
December 12, 2012 |
Desperately seeking reindeer? Long after the Christmas season has ended, Travcoa leads a March tour of Finland and Sweden to see the real animals in their native Lapland. Participants on the 15-day Scandinavian trip meet the Sami, the indigenous people who herd reindeer, and learn some of their traditions by celebrating St. Maria's Day with them. Excursions via snowmobile, dog sled and even reindeer-pulled sleighs explore the arctic landscape. Highlights include crossing the Arctic Circle, spending a night in the famed Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, viewing the northern lights too touring Helsinki, where the trip begins, and Stockholm, where it ends.
November 1, 1992
A travel tip: On a recent cruise to Alaska, we were offered optional city/area tours in each of the three cities we were to visit. Each tour was about $29. We decided not to purchase those tours and to visit the cities by ourselves. After arriving in each city, we found independent tour companies there to greet the ship. Those independent tour guides offered the same tour at $10-$12.50 per person. MARSHALL FOX Santa Barbara
February 1, 2013 |
Gardening fans and plant lovers go behind the scenes at some of the best known gardens on the East Coast. Botanic, public and estate gardens in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., are featured on this 10-day tour as well as some attached to historic homes in out-of-the-way places in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Gardens of American History begins in New York City with a private tour of the New York Botanical Garden, which includes its greenhouses. Then participants travel by bus to private estates turned public gardens in Pennsylvania: Chanticleer gardens in Wayne and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.
August 24, 1991
A network of people would like to see the series "Tour of Duty" back on the air because it was a catalyst in the recovery process to those affected by the Vietnam War. For information write to: Tour of Duty, P.O. Box 8106, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. LUCY MICIK Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
December 12, 2012 |
Just in time for its upcoming reunion tour, Fleetwood Mac announced Wednesday that it's preparing a lavish reissue of "Rumours," the 1977 album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned such FM-radio staples as " Don't Stop ," " Go Your Own Way " and " Dreams . " Due out Jan. 29 from Rhino Records, the set will hit stores in two editions, one "expanded" and the other "deluxe," according to a statement. The former is to include the original album, live recordings from Fleetwood Mac's 1977 tour and unreleased outtakes from the "Rumours" sessions; the latter will tack on more outtakes, a "making-of" documentary and a copy of the album on 140-gram vinyl.
March 14, 2010 |
If you are ever in Boston, take the Old Town Trolley narrated tour, which operates daily year-round. This is a delightful way to see the sights and hear the history of the area. You can get on and off anywhere all day. The staff and drivers provide great customer service. Info: (888) 912-8687, http://www.historictours.com/boston/default.htm. Cost: $36 for adults, $33 for seniors, military and students; $13 children 3-12; 2 and under ride free. Discounts available online. -- Cheryl Kohr, Redondo Beach
August 31, 2012 |
Enrique Bunbury, the Spanish singer-guitarist whose protean image and cryptic lyrics have caused some to view him as an Iberian Bob Dylan, will make three Southern California stops during his fall tour. Bunbury will perform Nov. 17 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Nov. 19 at the City National Grove of Anaheim and Nov. 20 at the Hollywood Palladium as part of his "Licenciado Cantinas" tour (link in Spanish). That's a major jump up in seating capacity from Bunbury's May 2010 concert at the House of Blues Anaheim.