Grimsby is most known as a fishing town, its founder of which the word Grimsby comes from was a fisherman named Grim. He first came to Grimsby from Denmark. When he arrived his task was to murder Prince Havelock. Grim eventually could not bring him self to kill the Prince but later found he could not return back to Denmark. So he decided to stay on the coast, where his home was soon to be known as Grimsby.Grimsby is also known for its history of the men who went through appalling conditions which is what brings our fish in the town today, in the 1950s Grimsby became one of the worlds largest fishing ports who so many men risked their lives for. So why not come visit us and get your hands on some good Grimsby Fish and Chips!Grimsby Dock Tower has been in the skyline for over 137 years, it is 309ft high and has played a massive part in the towns history, There is a myth that when they first decided to build the dock tower they had to cover the bottom of the foundations with cotton wool, so they could soak up the water. Grimsby is full of attractions to explore the mind of all ages. The main attractions are in the town centre and theres also many surrounding the town centre. National Fishing Heritage Centre:The NFHC first opened in the 1990s to attract visitors from all around to let them take a look at how it was like at sea, for the local fishermen who experienced the dangers and hard life which came with, been at sea in the early 1950s. The NFHC is situated two minutes away from the town centre on Alexander Dock. It makes a fun packed day out for everyone to learn and have fun. Time Trap Museum:The Time Trap Museum is a fantastic morning or afternoon out to get your childrens imagines going wild. The Museum is based in the prison cells of Grimsby Town Hall, taking you through the towns past and the town's treasures as you piece together the jigsaw puzzle of how Grimsby came to be how it is today. Grimsby Auditorium:Grimsby Auditorium is the areas largest theatre, with shows and entertainment for everyone. The auditorium holds 1200 people seated and 2000 standing. There is also a bar upstairs available for people to use during the entertainment. It provides a huge range of acts and shows for all ages and tastes. Grimsby has lots of fun packed things to do for everyone so come along and enjoy the history and events that Grimsby has going on throughout the year. Cleethorpes Cleethorpes is on the coast, and only a few miles away from Grimsby, with a stunning Beach to enjoy and all the seaside activities and fun for all ages to enjoy throughout the year, there are places to do things to see and fantastic restaurants based in Cleethorpes for everyone to enjoy a great day.At night Cleethorpes comes to live with its range of small bars and nightclubs to suit everyone so they can have a great night. In the summer the seafront is all lit up for everyone to enjoy, so you can either have romantic walks down the seafront or take the kids to see the arcades at night. Parkway Cinema, Kings Road, Cleethorpes:The cinema is located on the resorts meridian point, which is a huge complex, with a bar, snacks counter and theater. It has the latest concerts and live shows on plus the latest films on at the complex. Cleethorpes Leisure Centre:The Leisure Centre has all facilities from a wave machine and slide for the kids in the swimming pool, to a play area to keep them occupied after swimming. It also has a gym, spa, sauna & steam room and sun beds just incase the sun isnt shinning outside on that particular day! There is also a bar and cafeteria for those hungry stomachs after all that exercise! Pleasure Island:Pleasure Island is the only theme park in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. It makes a fantastic day out for all familys to enjoy. With main rides and attractions from big wheels to swan pedal boats on the lake to the tummy dropping Hyperblaster it has something for everyone for a great fun packed day out.
You have a vacation rental or holiday home and want to rent it? OK, but how and where and how much it will costs? There are so many questions that every vacation property owner has. It is certain that vacation rentals advertising is not allays expensive.There are literally hundreds of holiday home directories and vacation rental sites that you can use to advertise your vacation rental property. Some of them are well established, others are brand new. Some of them are beautiful with nice design, others are simple vacation property listing. With so many sites to choose from, you shouldn't stick with one or two of the expensive sites! I can assure you, that the most "new" "vacation rentals" websites have better service, than many "established" sites. They are young, flexible and motivated and they offer advertising at a bargain price.There are lots of factors to consider before paying sums of money to advertise your vacation property website.The most important are:- Ensure that the vacation rentals site is cost effective. Check if there is a free trial or a special offer ( e.g. http://arrangeyourvacation.com offers "premium" advertising of holiday homes for 1$ per month, standard listings are free of charge). Do you want to advertise on one web site - with annual advertisements typically around $130-$160 per year or you want to spread your offers on many "bargain" web sites?- Chose vacation rental sites that specifically target travellers to a specific region or country in which you have your property. ( e.g. http://mexico-holiday-homes.com, http://italy-vacation-homes.com or http://greece-holiday-homes.com).- Consider user-friendly vacation rentals sites with nice features, such as the ability to search by keyword or search for properties that are available for specific dates and than you can save the founded "favorite" properties.- Ensure that the vacation rentals site offers the ability to modify your listing and photos and allow you to update your availability calendar.- It is helpful, if the site offers tracking of statistics, as number of times your site was viewed as well as the enquiries that you have received.Summary: You should list on as much as possible vacation rental sites to maximize your bookings, but chose carefully and don't pay more than necessary! The Price is not allays mark of quality!
Are you and your family looking for the perfect place to spend your next family vacation? If so, you are urged to examine Hawaii, particularly Hilo. Hilo is a well-known, popular, and adventurous town that is located on Hawaiis Big Island. If you have yet to choose our next family vacation destination, there is a good chance that Hilo is the place that you will want to be. In addition to an unlimited number of family friendly activities, you will also find that booking your vacation reservations are, literally, as easy as they could be.In the past, the most popular method of booking a vacation, including a Hilo vacation, was through a travel agent. Although the popularity of travel agents isnt necessarily what it used to be in the past, you can still book your Hilo vacation and Hilo vacation rental reservations with the assistance of a travel agent. If you would like to do so, you would have a couple of different options. One of those options is by contacting one of your local travel agents. Contact information for these agents can easily be found in the back of your local phone book. It is also possible to use the services of an online travel agent. The easiest way to find an online travel agent is by performing a standard internet search.In addition to using the services of a travel agent, you can also book your next Hilo vacation and Hilo vacation rental by using the internet. Online, there are a number of online travel websites. In fact, there are also travel websites that deal specifically with Hawaii vacations. These online websites are sometimes referred to as online Hawaii travel websites. What is nice about online Hawaii travel websites is that you can often make all of your reservations, including airline reservations and Hilo vacation rental reservations, in only a matter of minutes. Almost all travel websites are set up to allow searching. This searching can enable you to quickly find Hilo vacation rentals that meet your criteria. In addition to just searching for airline reservations and Hilo vacation reservations, you can also buy your reservations right online.Although it may be best to use an online travel website, particularly a Hawaiian travel website, when booking your next Hilo vacation, you arent limited to just that. You can also use the internet to book your Hilo vacation reservations, including a Hilo vacation rental, directly. To do this though you would need to first find Hilo vacation rental owners that have available rentals. After you have found these owners and examined their available vacation homes, you can make your reservations, often right online. The only downside to booking your Hilo vacation and vacation rental reservations this way is the amount time that you may spend searching for available rentals and airline tickets. If you are looking to book your next Hilo vacation rental online, but you dont want to spend a lot of time doing so, you are urged to examine online Hawaiian travel websites. As mentioned above, they are not only easy to use, but convenient as well.Although it is important to know how you can go about booking your next Hilo vacation rental, you may also want to familiarize yourself with the family fun activities and attractions that can be found in the area. For starters, there is the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, which would be perfect for any family vacation. Other notable attractions include Jacks Tours, the Nautilus Dive Center, and the Akaka Falls State Park. For additional activities and attractions, you may want to think about requesting a Hawaii vacation guide.
Unlike any other city in Mexico, Cancun truly offers the best of both worlds. No other city can claim the unique distinction of being a glamorous, modern resort destination right in the middle of the ancient Mayan kingdom and vibrant nature of the Yucatan Peninsula. With ease, you can explore the ancient Mayan ruins or nature preserves during the day and enjoy world class shopping and dining in the evening. The following is a sample itinerary for a day in Cancun, incorporating both the citys rich history and luxurious modern offerings. As we have skipped the beaches, the water sports and numerous other activities for this itinerary, it must be said that these options only scratch the surface of what Cancun has to offer.A great way to start a day in Cancun is with a trip to the historic Ruinas de Coba. Between 400 and 1100 A.D., this sprawling Mayan city boasted a population of over 100,000. Though Coba is known to have been a center of commerce in the Mayan Kingdom, much of citys history, including its eventual fall, remain shrouded in mystery. Located between the equally entrancing sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum, Coba offers the most tropical experience of any Mayan site.Tours of the ruins are available through many of the major resorts and generally disembark from the Hotel Zone early in the morning. As you arrive you might see spider monkeys frolicking on the steps of the pyramids and tropical birds drifting overhead. You can ride a bicycle along the paths of this massive city or climb the Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the Mayan kingdom, for a breathtaking view of the adjacent lakes and surrounding forest. With more than 6,500 total structures, most dating between 500 and 900 A.D, there is certainly plenty to explore.Another great activity just outside of Cancun is the picturesque Isla Contoy. Beyond serving as the Yucatan Peninsulas most valuable ornithological preserve, this small island is also one of Mexicos most pristine national parks. Located off the eastern-most point of the Yucatan Peninsula, the prevailing currents support incredible marine life and the preservation of coral reefs. To maintain the islands diverse ecosystem, only 200 visitors are allowed at the site each day. As a result, the four-hour tours offered by official guides are known for their intimacy and wealth of information. In addition to bird watching and simple enjoyment of tropical splendor, visitors can view a number of exhibits about the areas plant and animal life in the visitor center. To conclude your visit to Isla Contoy, climb the visitor centers open-air observation tower for a magnificent view of the park and an always-pleasant sea breeze. When you return to the city, it should be time to shop. With a number of shopping centers containing all of the worlds finest retailers, you will find everything you are looking for at prices below similar stores in the U.S. The Plaza Caracol, the largest of these shopping centers, houses over 200 boutiques and galleries with everything from the finest European fashion to unique local art and jewelry. After browsing the racks at Ralph Lauren and Gucci, you can even settle down in one of the complexs many elegant cafes.Cancuns most luxurious shopping center is probably the 500,000 square-foot Plaza Kukulkn. In addition to all types of great local products, all the best stores like Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo and Rolex are located within these walls. The plaza even features a scuba diving center where shoppers can hop in water for a lesson or two. When you are finally ready to unwind after your exciting day in Cancun, there are also plenty of great restaurants and bars in this area.Sit back, relax and plan the next days adventures.
Eurostar passengers are due for a service upgrade this November. That's when the famous English Channel Tunnel train starts moving at a faster clip. Introduction of the UK's first true high-speed line has been much anticipated. It promises a greener, more convenient travel experience... along with shorter trip times between Southeast England and Europe.It has been over a dozen years since Eurostar initiated direct passenger rail linking London with Brussels and Paris. In that time, the train has become the preferred choice for crossing between Britain and the Continent -- more popular than either channel ferries or travel by air. Now, with new high-speed track between London and the coast cutting at least 20 minutes off travel times, the under-sea shuttle promises to be more popular than ever.The skinny on the project is High Speed 1 (HS1), a 68-mi/109-km fast track formerly called the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Over a decade in the making, the line will enable Eurostar to sustain speeds of up to 186-mph/300-km/h. In practical terms that means London to Paris Gare du Nord in two-and-a-quarter hours; Brussels and other points in even less. Also, for the first time, early morning trains will enable UK business travelers to reach Paris, Brussels or Lille in time to do a full day's work.At the head of the line, Eurostar will trade its Waterloo terminus near London's South Bank for the brilliantly restored St. Pancras Station in King's Cross. St. Pancras, together with neighboring King's Cross and Euston Stations, will form a transport nexus befitting 21c London. Beginning in November, high-speed Eurostar trains will converge with six Underground (Tube) lines and trains from Edinburgh, Newcastle, Brighton and the east coast.HS1 promises to be a boon for south-east suburban passengers looking to avoid the nasty slog into London.The new station at Ebbsfleet, scheduled to open within days of November's HS1 kickoff, will incorporate a long-term car park and will be served by high-frequency shuttles to local railway stations and to the nearby Bluewater shopping centre. A second station at Stratford is due to come on line in time for the 2012 Olympics, while the existing station at Ashford will continue to serve international passengers.High-speed service from London is not limited to Paris and Brussels. Depending upon one's departure point, a day in Calais -- with its bargain shopping and authentic bistros -- is an hour's journey or less. Minutes away are Lille -- a historic urbanity with a young and cosmopolitan flavor -- and Disneyland Resort Paris. Seasonal runs hit the Alpine slopes in winter and escape to sunny Provence in summer.The Eurostar experience begins at the station. Long delays associated with air travel are replaced by fast, secure check-in procedures. Departure lounges offer a range of airport-style services and amenities. Once onboard, customized coaches cater to the separate needs of executive and pleasure travelers and all coaches benefit from spacious layouts and comfortable seating. Service levels range from economy-fare travel to a variety of first class options.Speed, convenience and comfort are just part of the overall Eurostar experience. An independent study has shown that air passengers generate ten times greater greenhouse gas emissions than travelers who choose high-speed rail. And, thanks to HS1, Eurostar is committed to achieving "carbon neutrality" by reducing carbon dioxide emmissions by 25% by 2012.Eurostar HS1 service commences Wednesday, 14 November 2007, but first day tickets are sold out so if you haven't already booked your travel you'll need to adjust your plans (trains will continue to serve Waterloo through 13 November). For complete travel details, and to book Eurostar travel online, visit http://www.traintraveling.com/eurostar