Grand National Is A Must-See Event

Grand National Is A Must-See Event

Source: Racing Post via Twitter The Grand National has become a tradition in the United Kingdom. Every April, even casual fans are aware of the grandeur of the meet, such is its popularity. The race is arguably the most prestigious event in the sport, although the Kentucky Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe also stake a claim. As a result, it’s certainly worth a trip to Liverpool to view the event. You do not have to be an aficionado of racing to understand or even get to grips with the meet. Thousands of novices attend the race every year without background knowledge of the competitors. You cannot watch the racing without indulging in a punt or two. Sometimes picking your horse can be as simple as the name or an intuition. A big enough win might be enough to pay for the trip, although using a free bet through Oddschecker for the race will even cover the cost of a punt using one of their leading bookmakers for the event. Tickets are not overly expensive at the price, with the lowest prices available at £29 to enter Aintree Racecourse. At full capacity on National Day, 70,000 flood through the ground – therefore, you can imagine there’s quite an atmosphere once the race gets underway. The Grand National is steeped in history, dating back to the 19th century. Great competitors have succeeded but have also been felled by the daunting fences on display. Becher’s Brook, The Chair and Canal Turn are capable of defeating the best of horses and jockeys. It’s enthralling to watch with a pint or a...
Five Adventures to Have in New York City

Five Adventures to Have in New York City

This post was last updated on January 16th, 2018New York City is called the city that never sleeps for a reason. Day or night–any time you hit the streets– there is something going on. It’s this aspect of the New York lifestyle that makes this metropolis the perfect destination for adventurous souls. If you’re looking to make an escapade out of your trip to this urban jungle, here are five activities to unleash your adventurous spirit. Paddle Boarding on the Hudson Paddle boarding down the Hudson River isn’t just a fantastic way to see the city from a different perspective; it’s physically intensive, challenging, and an adrenaline rush. As you paddle, you will see the skyline in its entirety. Schedule your adventure so that you can catch the sunset from the water, or see some of the major tourist attractions from a unique angle. As paddle boarding is labor intensive, it might not be for everyone. In that case, consider swapping out your paddle board for a kayak. You get the same experience and a vigorous cardiovascular workout without the focus on balance and standing for an extended period. You will have to work through currents, wind, and waves to get to your destination, but the journey will be just as exciting! Hit the Brooklyn Bike Park If BMX is your passion and your car has an “I’d rather be cycling” bumper sticker, be sure to stop in at the bike park in Brooklyn. This pump track boasts jumps, hills, and turns to create a whirlwind adventure for bike enthusiasts, skateboarders, and other forms of self-propelled wheels. You can...
How To Travel The World On Bitcoin

How To Travel The World On Bitcoin

Bitcoin V2 (5000×3000) – Public Domain (Public Domain) by PerfectHue Over the last few years, the cryptocurrency bitcoin has become increasingly popular, leading to many industries accepting the digital money as valid, legal tender. This got us thinking: can you actually travel the world using just bitcoin and, if so, how? Here’s what we came up with:   1. Choose A Reliable, Secure Wallet “9 July 2013, ASIC Bitcoin Miner at ATech…” (CC BY 2.0) by Gastev Before setting out on your journey, it is incredibly important that you ensure your bitcoins are entirely safe and accessible. At the end of the day, your bitcoins will be as important as your more traditional currencies would be, or your medical information or passport for that matter. There are plenty of options when it comes to finding a high-quality wallet, but we recommend the TREZOR as it is simple, safe and very portable. All you need to remember to access your bitcoins is a 12-word phrase and you’ll be able to use your bitcoins anytime, anywhere. However, you don’t want to put every single bitcoin you own in this hardware wallet. Think of your TREZOR as a bank account, while your smartphone wallet is your on-hand cash. Felix Weis, the brave gentleman who decided to travel across 27 countries using only bitcoin back in 2015, has stated in the past that “if you don’t control your money, it’s not your money”, and he couldn’t be more right. To ensure you have total control over expenditures on a day-to-day basis, you need to get a smartphone wallet such as Coinbase, Blockchain, or...
Romantic Places and Things to Do in New York City!

Romantic Places and Things to Do in New York City!

New York City has no shortage of fun and romantic places where couples can retreat and strengthen their bonds. In fact, you could say that there are so many places that are ideal for couples that choosing the best one for this holiday season could be a bit of a challenge. With the right planning and the suggestions that we have laid down for you below, finding the perfect couple retreat when you travel to New York City should be simple.   Try Omakase Sushi One of the things that NYC is known for is its Japanese heritage and in particular, Japanese restaurants. When you travel to New York City, take time to dine at these unforgettable joints and order omakase sushi. This is sushi made from the finest fish on the market which is sourced globally. The head chef picks the best of what is available on the market and makes a simple two ingredient dish that is simply amazing. The experience will certainly be unforgettable.   Enjoy the Highline As far as Manhattan goes, greenery is not its strongest point. There is simply too much brick, glass and stone and too few plants. However, there is a place where you can enjoy greenery among all the city skyscrapers and it’s called the Highline. It’s a mile and a half long stretch of park situated at the Central railroad platform. You can make this a great spot to plan something special for your partner whenever you travel to New York City. You can even find coffee, food and a bar offering drinks along the Highline.   Don’t forget...
Don’t Panic! We’ll Tell You How to Liven Up Annoying Travel Delays

Don’t Panic! We’ll Tell You How to Liven Up Annoying Travel Delays

Anyone who travels a lot knows that delays are a part of the experience that simply can’t be avoided. Whether you are waiting for your connecting flight, sitting around in a train station or stuck in traffic, sometimes you will find yourself having to dig deep to find your reserves of patience. Yet, there are also some handy tips you can follow in order to stop travel delays from putting you into a bad mood. “Tijuana Border Crossing Traffic” (CC BY 2.0) by jay galvin   Sort Out Your Travel Photos If you have been on the road for a while then there is a good chance that you have a number of fantastic photos to sort through and organise. Many people wait until they get home to do this but by this time you may have forgotten some of the details or may not have the time to organise them properly. Therefore, an annoying travel delay can turn into a godsend when it lets you sort out your photos into folders and pass them onto social media or into cloud storage using the likes of Dropbox or Google Drive. This means that by the time you reach your next destination you will have all of your photos neatly stored in the right places.   Play Some Games Any sort of delay can turn into something far more pleasurable if you have a laptop or mobile device and an internet connection. Fortunately, you will often have access to free Wi-Fi in airports, bus stations and other places where you might find that your trip grinds to a halt. There...
From Sun and Sand to Springs and Spa: The U.S.’s Top Winter Destinations

From Sun and Sand to Springs and Spa: The U.S.’s Top Winter Destinations

If your idea of a dream winter vacation conjures up images of warming up by a roaring fire, with a backdrop of snowflakes falling across a postcard-perfect picture of pristine, white snow, these U.S. destinations are practically guaranteed to make your dream come true.   Watch the stunning landscapes go by on the Alaska Railroad The Alaska Railroad operates throughout the year, connecting Fairbanks and Anchorage. Pass by ivy-covered landscapes, taking in the stunning views of wild moose and sapphire blue skies, all from the comfort of the Aurora Winter Train. Stay overnight in Fairbanks as you sleep under the aurora borealis’ glow or feel your adrenaline kicking in with seemingly endless activities at your disposal, such as dog sledding, cross-country skiing, and ice climbing. Highlight: Fairbanks’ Aurora Ice Museum is the largest all-year-round ice environment in the world, created from over a thousand tons of snow. Wear one of the museum’s complimentary parkas and make your way over to the bar for an appletini.   Allow Yellowstone’s winter wildlife to take your breath away Pay a visit to Yellowstone National Park’s dramatic landscapes, plunging canyons, and steaming geysers. The winter valleys are home to wandering coyotes, bison, and elk, easily seen in the wintry scene. Explore Yellowstone’s iconic vistas and learn about how the grey wolf was reintroduced into the park. Highlight: Among Yellowstone’s finest sites is Old Faithful. The must-visit geyser is a particularly special place for photographers. Whether you’re a professional or just a man (or woman) with a camera, treat your lens to a frost-coated bison, colorful mineral pools, and dense evergreens. If you don’t...