Hull's an intriguing city, tucked away at the end of the M62 on the way to nowhere but the North Sea. We all know it's full of surprises with its own distinct character and style. But what are the rites of passage that every proud Hullensian should experience before they pass on to that great cream phone box in the sky? We're not talking big, scary things like skydiving or clambering right to the top of the Humber Bridge. We're talking about everyday, ordinary things that will make you smile and give you the best insight into everyday Hull life. In no particular order, here are the 101 most Hull things you should try at least once. 1) Have a Hull Tequila Slammer at Hull Cheese It uses chip spice instead of salt. Only in Hull could you get a tequila slammer garnished with something most people put on their chips. 2) Get a wolf-whistle from someone very unexpected in Pearson Park He's a cheeky but well-known bird that parrot. 3) Talk into the tidal barrier The major art project, City … [Read more...] about The ultimate bucket list: 101 things to do in Hull before you die
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If the last bank holiday is anything to go by, we could be enjoying more warm and sunny weather over the upcoming long weekend (fingers crossed!) The second of two bank holidays in May is on May 28 and there's so much going on from Surrey County Show to Foodies Festival. If you want to celebrate your three days off in true British fashion, we've put together a list of must-dos, including having a barbie and heading down to the beach. See how many you can tick off this bank holiday weekend. Read More Summery things to do in Surrey 1. Spend hours in a pub garden There are plenty to choose from in Surrey, including dog friendly and family friendly spots too. Take your pick here. 2. Head to the beach And (most probably) get stuck in traffic! 3. Have a barbecue No doubt someone will burn the sausages! 4. Go for a long walk Rally up the kids and the dog and enjoy the fresh air. There are lots of lovely walks in the Surrey Hills. 5. Visit a National Trust site Surrey is home to some … [Read more...] about Bank holiday bucket list and things to do in Surrey
8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!
Every year, thousands of Brits flock to Edinburgh to check out the city's breathtaking sights, historical offerings and vibrant nightlife. But in August, the city gets a major tourism boost thanks to the Fringe Festival which sees comedians and performers from around the world descending upon the city ready to entertain the crowds who've travelled to the Scottish capital for the event. However, even when the festival isn't on, Edinburgh makes for a fun-filled city break, whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, or want somewhere that'll appeal to the kids too. The sheer amount on offer can be somewhat overwhelming, so we've given you a helping hand and created the ultimate city guide with everything from where to stay to what to see. Check it out below... What's included? How to get there on a budget The best cheap hotels and accommodation Top things to see and do Cheap eats across the city You can also find more city break inspiration on our City Breaks page here, and for … [Read more...] about Edinburgh is the beautiful city break destination to bucket list right now
While you're at it: Lake Ontario's winelands, nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls, make for a great day trip from the big city (winecountryontario.ca). Do it: cabottrail.travel 13. Take off HeliSkiing in British Columbia Are you bored of run-of-the-mill ski lifts and blue slopes? Craving a little more excitement on your skis? Well, throw a helicopter into the mix, and adventure is all but guaranteed. On this jaunt, a chopper will drop you into the stunning mountain wilderness of British Columbia for an off-piste experience you'll never forget. The terrain is huge, and the log cabins you'll sleep in are utterly adorable. - NB While you're at it: Practise your Torvill and Dean moves at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler (whistler.com), which opens as an ice rink in the winter. Do it: Scott Dunn (scottdunn.com) has an eight-night luxury, bespoke Ski Canada Adventure itinerary from €8,100pps B&B, including flights and transfers. 14. Skate on the Canal in Ottawa The 202km-long … [Read more...] about The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!