Articles Tagged ‘London’

Postcard Perfect: BMX Bikers Test Olympic Course

Postcard Perfect: BMX Bikers Test Olympic Course July 31, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Before the Olympic athletes show up at the Games, the venues and courses are tested for each sport. Here, BMX riders try the London course, located next to the Velodrome. The 2012 Games are just the second Olympics in which BMX riders have competed. In these games, 48 riders–32 men and 16 women–will...

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You April 9, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
If you thought you might get to experience the 009 lifestyle at Britain’s airports, we have some unfortunate news for you. Officials have apparently killed off the Iris Recognition Immigration System, otherwise known as IRIS, due to its purported malfunctions and slow results. The machines, which...

Britain’s Olympic Volunteers Have Possibly the Ugliest Uniforms Ever

Britain’s Olympic Volunteers Have Possibly the Ugliest Uniforms Ever April 4, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
And you thought your work uniform was bad… Hardly known for their outlandishness, the British volunteer uniform for the upcoming Olympics took a severe turn when colors were decided upon. Somewhat reminiscent of the inside of a Virgin Airlines plane, though maybe more pinkish and purplish, the...

Postcard Perfect: Spider Sculpture, Tokyo

Postcard Perfect: Spider Sculpture, Tokyo March 5, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The amazing spider sculpture shown above is the work of artist Louise Bourgeois, and is one of the largest sculptures ever made. Over 30ft high and 33ft wide, a version of the spider named ‘Maman’ can be found in different locations throughout the world, including this one at the Mori Art...

Magical Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Harry Potter Studio

Magical Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Harry Potter Studio September 20, 2011 | Travel News, UK | Read More
Excellent news for all Harry Potter obsessed fans, starting in Spring 2012 a behind the scenes tour will be available on the movie set. Time to book a flight (if you’re a muggle) or grab your broom and fly over to London to dive into the Harry Potter culture. October 13, 2011 is when tickets for...

Man’s Lost Luggage is Only Part of the Problem

Man’s Lost Luggage is Only Part of the Problem July 6, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever had your luggage lost by an airline, you know that it’s almost always an unpleasant experience. But in the end, after the hassle and stress of waiting around for your luggage to be found and delivered to you, things usually turn out okay. A minor inconvenience is usually what...

One London Hotel, Two FA Cup Teams

One London Hotel, Two FA Cup Teams May 13, 2011 | Europe, Travel News, UK | Read More
Have you ever been bullied? Maybe someone called you a name? Beat you up? Kicked your dog? Made fun of your mom? Stole your hotel reservations? Never happened to you? Well, according to Stoke City Football Club manager Tony Pulis via Daily Mail, that’s exactly what happened to his team ahead of the...

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights March 10, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
It’s not enough to worry about making your connecting flight or dealing with unruly passengers. Reports show that a passenger on a number of recent flights in the United States and the United Kingdom came down with measles. The New Mexico woman, who was not identified, traveled from London to Dulles...

Aussie Couple Visits Welsh B&B, Fall In Love and Don’t Leave

Aussie Couple Visits Welsh B&B, Fall In Love and Don’t Leave February 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We definitely know what it’s like, to go somewhere with the intention of only a brief stay, to fall in love with the place, and stay for longer than intended. So yeah, we know how Australian couple, Chris and Sally Allison, felt when they visited a north Wales B&B and decided to stay for a...

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned UK Asylums “Open” for Exploration

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned UK Asylums “Open” for Exploration February 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Abandoned mental asylums are treasure-troves for adventurous photographers, curious historians, and well-traveled urban explorers. They’ve got everything: amazing architecture, infamous history, gorgeous grounds. Some are more decayed than others, and a few are barely standing. Built throughout...