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Visit to The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers

Her Majesty meets soldiers at Maidstone Barracks.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Visit the Eiffel Tower — See Other Famous Couples in Paris!

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s romantic tour of Paris continued last night with a visit to the Eiffel Tower. They’re the latest couple to vacation in the City of Light; Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, and more famous celebrities have also spent time in Paris recently, and we’re taking a look at them all in PopSugar Rush. Subscribe to PopSugarTV! Visit our website for more celebrity and entertainment news! Are we friends yet? Join us on Facebook! https Get the latest updates via Twitter!
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Elvis Meets Nixon: A Brief Look at the Oddly True Account of Elvis Presley’s Visit to the While House

Elvis Meets Nixon: A Brief Look at the Oddly True Account of Elvis Presley’s Visit to the While House

In 1970, Elvis Presley went to the White House on a whim to request a meeting with the President; his intention: to become an honorary Federal Agent. This is a brief history of what took place.

It still is bitterly ironic and will remain as a historical fact that the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, prescribed on more than 14 drugs at the time of his death, was suggested by Nixon to use an anti-drug theme in his songs. The whole of the Nixon presidency can be wrapped up into three words ‘war on drugs.’ Elvis, dulled down by the military, and Nixon charged with energy by the Presidential campaign, were desperate to win over America.In 1970, Elvis Presley went to the White House on a whim to request a meeting with the President; his

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SUSAN BOYLE SINGS FOR THE POPE – PAPAL VISIT TO SCOTLAND 16/09/10 HQ VIDEO – FOR MORE VIDEO’S ——-Scottish Roman Catholics sing along with Susan Boyle’s performance for the Pope when he came on an official visit to britain.
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Visit Sanibel Island Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Sanibel Island, Florida Vacation Plan

Visit Sanibel Island Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Sanibel Island, Florida Vacation Plan

Sanibel Island is one of Florida’s most treasured barrier islands. It is well-known throughout the world as one of the best vacation destinations on earth with lots of resorts and hotels offering the best of Sanibel: complimentary accommodations, exquisite dining, great Gulf views, white beaches, stunning sunsets, and of course the best shelling.

With several wonderful tourist attractions, it’s no wonder that thousands of people, locals and foreigners alike, come to visit Sanibel Island. And, with the increasing number of tourist visiting the island, there has been an increase in the number of

Sanibel Island resorts that offer the best accommodation and customer service possible. The Sanibel Island resorts general

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Visit Kissimmee, Florida

Discover all there is to do in Kissimmee, the heart of Florida. To learn more about visiting Kissimmee, go to
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Perillo Tours – 10-Day Vesuvius Tour With Venice Visit

Begin your Perillo Tours experience with two exquisite nights in Naples where youll delight in a visit to the leisurely island of Capri and marvel at Pompeii. Next were off to Florence, via the Highway of the Sun, where we will spend the next three nights. While here well enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Florence, an excursion to Venice and have lunch at a local winery while motoring to our next stop, Rome! Three evenings in Rome to visit the Roman Forum, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and much more before heading back to the US
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Madonna Vocal Coach Visit

The star’s visit to a vocal specialist
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Trafalgar Tours Best of Italy, See View Visit

Trafalgar Tours Best of Italy, See View Visit

As a European Tour Director with over 2 decades experience and being the owner of Affordable Cruises Tours I like to use my experience to help people understand touring and save people money at the same time with a minimum 10% discount off Trafalgar Tours.

In this article I want to cover Trafalgar Tours: See, View, Visit and Why Not.

To illustrate my point I will use their Best of Italy tour. One of the secrets to knowing what is included in your Trafalgar Tour is the understanding of the terms see, view, visit and Why Not. I have worked as a European Tour Director for over two decades and it’s my experience that the clear understanding of these key terms is paramount in passengers overall satisfaction during their vacation.

Let’s face it, a travel brochure is a sales tool and designed to entice you to book. There are certainly times when travel companies take liberties with the wording in order to get you to purchase their product. Having said that if you know how to interpret the copy on a brochure page you will never be surprised or disappointed. Too often people come away after looking at a brochure expecting much more than they are going to get because no one took the time to explain the difference between these all important items. So that is the aim of this article and video. Please note that see and view are sometimes interchangeable as I will try to explain below.

For the purposes of illustrating see, view, visit and Why Not in interpreting brochure copy I will use one of Trafalgar’s popular Italian itineraries the “Best of Italy”. This is a 14 day tour of the Italian peninsular and one of Trafalgar’s best tours especially for people who have never been to Italy before.

If you have a Trafalgar brochure you might like to open it up at this tour page or if you are on the Affordable Cruises Tours site please click this link, Best of Italy and open the tour details in another tab. Then you can reference the items I will be talking about as we go.


Visit is the key with see and view secondary. In the first line of the copy they talk about “with our local guide is a visit to the Sistine Chapel” this means there will be a visit and by association if there are any entrance fees these would be paid by Trafalgar. The copy goes on to talk about a visit to the Colosseum and again any entrances would be paid for you and you would be accompanied by a local guide who will be explaining the visit to you.

See & View

As mentioned above these two items are often interchangeable and sometimes expressed in the day to day copy using similar words. For example the Day 3 of the Best of Italy the copy goes on to say “to overlook the Forum and the Circus Maximus” Here the word “Overlook” takes the place of “See or View” and to check this look at Rome: in the Sightseeing Highlights and you would find “Views of the Forum and Circus Maximus” As there is so much to see in Rome most tour directors and local guides would drive by these but if time permitted like it did on a recent tour I did we stopped at a high point above Circus Maximus and got out of the coach for photos over this ancient arena. Either way this would still fall under the category of See or View.

Why Not, Perhaps, Maybe and Similar Words

The Day 3 copy ends with “this evening why not discover the cities culinary delights”. This is where many people read too much into the brochure and are sometimes disappointed when expectations are not met. With nothing else in the Sightseeing Highlights after the visit to the Colosseum you would consider that Trafalgar’s obligations for the day are concluded. Anything after this would be either at your leisure or there would be an Optional Excursion offered.

Please visit our Trafalgar Tours FAQs page for an article and video about Optional Excursions.

Affordable Cruises Tours are experts on Trafalgar Tours and have over two decades experience with them. On most tours we start our clients off with a 10% discount and in many instances we are able to save our clients 20% and more off the regular cost of Trafalgar Tours.

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Who Else Want to Visit Florence Italy?

Who Else Want to Visit Florence Italy?

Once the great center of the Florence Renaissance, Florence Italy is one of the world’s most artistic & architecturally beautiful cities, with countless Florence museums and galleries packed with masterpieces, and with fabulous shopping and tremendous cuisine and restaurants.

Florence dates back to the Etruscan era, when Fiesole, an important center in Etruria, dominated the valley. The Romans conquered the city in 59 BC, who set up camp by the River Arno in a place that became known as Florentia, “destined to flower”. During the course of the next thousand years, a small population struggled under successive Byzantine, Goth, Lombard and Frankish rule. The number of residents began to grow from the tenth century onward, with the city being ruled by an autonomous commune from 1115. But the city soon became a battleground in the violent conflict between the pro-imperial Ghibelline faction and the pro-papal Guelphs. However, a strong merchant base, founded on wool and supported by a powerful currency (the florin) saw the city gradually grow.

By the 13th Century, a merchant elite ruled Florence Italy. Powerful families such as the Albizi and then the Medici came to dominate the city. With this oligarchy interrupted by spates of republican rule – influenced by the likes of radical Dominican prior Savonarola and the nobleman Machiavelli – Florence grew ever stronger and richer.

It is during this period when Florence assumes its decisive role in European and world history specially Florence history. Experts in both banking and commerce (the Medici financed many of the adventures that opened up trade routes around the globe), the city grew spectacularly rich. The families flaunted their affluence, and money was poured into patronage of the fine Florence art. The city became a home to sculptors, artists, architects and musicians. While scholars were rediscovering the fertile literature and archaic culture of Greece and Rome, Europe began to emerge from the Dark Ages; meanwhile the likes of Michelangelo, Donatello and Brunelleschi, as well as countless others whose works adorn Florence Italy today, were pushing the bounds of creativity and artistic creation to ever-greater heights. A literal explosion of intellectual power and creativity in the city saw a new crop of radical thinkers, and the spreading of their ideas through the new medium of printing. During this time, the Florentines’ ever-growing expertise in banking, accountancy, and the creation of credit saw the entire system become ever richer. Florence, it is often said, was the cradle of all Europe.

Florence Italy next became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, but by the mid-1700’s the city was consumed by Austria. In 1859 it was swallowed up by the kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, and only two years later Tuscany proper became part of the new country of Italy. For six years (until Rome joined the union) Florence Italy was actually the capital of Italy. 20th century Florence thrived on the back of tourism, financial services, heavy industry and its old staple – trade. Occupied by the Germans between 1943 and 1944, the city suffered the further misfortune of flooding in 1966, when the Arno burst its banks.

Walking through its narrow, windy streets, it is hard to identify this city with just one symbol. It may be the sculpture of David by Michelangelo, or perhaps the romantic Ponte Vecchio, or Giotto’s bell tower. Then again, Florence is equally synonymous with famous people such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo or Dante Alighieri, to name but a few.

Also, of course, there’s the world-famous “Duomo” which is perhaps the most recognizable of Florence’s monuments. Construction of the Gothic Florence cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore began in 1296 and was completed by Brunelleschi in 1436 with the famous Dome, which was painted inside with frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari. The square Bell tower designed by Giotto in 1334 stands on the right-hand side of the Florence Cathedral and is covered in white, green and red marble. The Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest monuments in Florence (1128), is located opposite the Cathedral and is built in Florentine Romanesque style.

Today, even though most of Florence’s greatness lies in its enchanting Florence history, the city still thrives. It has marvelous shopping, airy gardens & parks, fabulous cuisine, an exhilarating artistic atmosphere and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

When you aren’t admiring the works of artists and sculptors in churches, galleries and museums such as the Uffizi and Accademia, you can wander around the luxury of world famous boutiques, watch craftsmen at work on traditional Florentine leatherwork, and peruse numerous bustling street markets. You can eat in the finest restaurants or in simple trattorie with delicious home cooking. Or buy the ingredients for a quaint open-air picnic at the Mercato Centrale or Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio. Grab a bottle of Chianti, and make an excursion to the Boboli Gardens or to the ramparts of the Belvedere Fort with its stunning views.

Florence Italy has endless fascination. There’s nothing in the world quite like it.

Dominic Siano is president of Tour Italy Now (, the largest online travel tour operator. A lover of all things Italian, Dominic has worked extensively in the Italian tourism industry. To learn more about Dominic visit his blog at

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