Summer Literary Festivals in the UK

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  The summer months in the UK are typically the time when festival fever is fully in force. But, as well as the popular music festivals, there are plenty of literary festivals taking place and they offer a great opportunity to meet your favourite authors, discuss books and discover what’s going on in the literary world. Interested? Here are some literature festival highlights worth ... Read Full Article

Glasgow Hotel Guide

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In Celtic, Glasgow means "a dear green place” and that it is, although a bit less green since its naming. With a proud history as a shipbuilding, trade, and financial center, contemporary Glasgow is sleek and modern and its Manhattan-style town planning affords many sweeping vistas of the city's impressive Victorian buildings, as well as the architectual gems from the medieval to the present day. ... Read Full Article

The Secrets of Rosslyn Chapel

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Ten years ago, if one visited the quaint village of Roslin, a short bus ride out to the outskirts of Edinburgh, one could tour the local chapel by simply inquiring with the caretaker to obtain a key and letting yourself in.  In 2003, Dan Brown published the DaVinci Code, and everything changed. Suddenly Roslin was swamped with tourists and Rosslyn Chapel was inundated with visitors eager to ... Read Full Article

The Best Time to Travel to Europe

The best time weather-wise to travel to Europe depends on what you like to do and where you are going. Summers are hot, which is why most Europeans head for the beaches. Fall is generally rainier than in spring and winter is, well... wintery. Europe can be quite stormy in winter, but weather in northern Germany is going to be a lot colder than that in southern Italy or Greece. If you are a ... Read Full Article