Archive for May 2011

Cambridge River Festival


The annual Cambridge River Festival takes place on the 4th of June 2011. The festival is free and takes place at the Charles River bank along a mile long stretch of Memorial Drive. The river bank will be taken over by a wealth of art, music, dancing displays and features. There will be five different stages for acts of all disciplines such as Jazz music, folk music and world music. There will also be theatre performances.

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Diamond League Athletics Golden Gala Italy


Italy’s Stadio Olimpico in Rome plays host to world class athletics on the 26th of May 2011. The Golden Gala is part of the Diamond League series that was created to allow world class athletes to meet on a regular basis. It is also one of the most important of Italy’s international athletics events. The competition is now hosted around the world in locations such as the USA and China as well as in Europe.

Entrants compete in 14 race meetings; with the most consistent entrants having the chance to win a $40,000 prize as well as a trophy made by Beyer, the Swiss jewellers.

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Spanish Grand Prix 2011


The Spanish Grand Prix is just one of the many reasons to take a holiday to Spain. Other reasons include a wide variety of scenes to see such as Flamenco dancers in Barcelona, Beautiful beaches or even the Pyrenees Mountains. The Formula One racing event race takes place on the 22nd of May, with practice sessions and qualifying happening on the 20th and 21st. There is an air of excitement when you see a grand prix race in the flesh, and the noise just cannot be appreciated through a television screen. The Circuit de Catalunya hosts the motor racing weekend and is just outside of Barcelona.

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A Holiday in the Great Outdoors of Austria


If you are a lover of the great outdoors, plus enjoy hill walking or mountain biking, then why not head for the beautiful picturesque Austrian mountain resort of “Schladming” just south of Salzburg, for a healthy holiday with beautiful scenery and clean fresh mountain air.

Apart from skiing the area around Schladming is also renowned for walking with its alpine footpaths stretching over 600miles, many of which are sign posted. For mountain biking there are over 550 miles of single track and trails to enjoy cycling through, whilst relishing a slice of mountain biking heaven. The main reason Schladming gets flagged up on the mountain biking scene radar is that it is home to the “UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at the prestigious “Planai Bike Park”, which opens to visitors and riders alike, when the park is not being used for competitions, which makes it both one Europe’s and the World’s mountain bike capitals today.

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Getting Away to the Balearic Islands


Where are you going on holiday this year? Not decided yet? Well how about the one of the “Balearic Islands”? With the most notable being the island of Majorca. Although it’s well know for its package holidays and the more obvious resorts like Magaluf and Palma de Mallorca with their buzzing nightlife or the much quieter family orientated atmosphere of Port de Soller and Port d’Alcudia. The southern east coast area is often over looked, but has much to offer.

The delightful area around “Cala De Mar” is not always an obvious choice, except for people in the know or for people that have stayed there before. It’s a quieter area of Majorca that has a very relaxed feel with its coastal location, which has many little coves situated around the surrounding coastline.

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A Holiday in Rural Normandy, France


If you are looking for something that captures the essence of rural life in France and want a place that is a little closer to home without long travel times, then why not consider “Val-de-Reuil” in the “Eure” a department of Normandy.

The delightful town of Val-de-Reuil is situated south of the medieval City of Rouen just on the edge of the nearby river Seine. Because of its location it has a wide range of activities available, as you would expect with a river location there are many different water sport’s to choose from whether you are keen on fishing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking to name a few.

Heading into the countryside there is plenty of places to explore and local attractions

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