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vtravelled Weekly Round-Up: w/c 14th March

by andrew March 2011 - last edited February 2013 by Community Manager

Our web adventures this week take us into both the great outdoors and the heart of the city with some inspirational pics, clips and tips...

 

The Apple Goes Green

This week everyone's gone green for St Patrick’s Day, but when the hangovers subside, it's time to for some natural detox and real greenery. Here's a great guide to eco-friendly experiences at the Top 10 Green New York Destinations.

 

 

A breath of fresh air

We've also been boozing it up here at London’s Specialist Drinking Venues and could really do with some fresh air. As it’s British Tourism Week this week, the National Trust have compiled a great list of walks around London and the South East. Ahhh, that’s better…

 

 

Cali Spring

If you're escaping to California soon, you know the weather will be with you for outdoor fun. How about ziplining through the redwoods? Or perhaps a more leisurely wine tour around Santa Barbara? Just a couple of options for Spring Break - California Style.

 

 

Grenadian Getaway

Of course, there's nothing like a little Caribbean island to clear the cobwebs away and these pictures of Sandy Island off Grenada have got us salivating for a sunny break.

 

 

Shop Shanghai

Back to bustling cities…Last week we ran a guide to the Best of The Bund and since then we’ve stumbled on more great tips. Shanghai is great for shopping and becomes even more fun if you know how to haggle – check out Chasing The Unexpected’s indispensable guide to the art of bargaining.

 

While we're in Shanghai we may as well watch the world go by. This time-lapse video of the city is amazing:

 

Shanghai Time Lapse 2011 from edkphoto on Vimeo.

 

A new London icon

Back in London, we've already been talking about the city's awesome architecture where we mentioned St Pancras Station and now we discover these incredible preview pics of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. We already want to stay the night and we live here!

 

 

Eat for Japan

And finally, we've all been affected by the stories and pictures coming out of Japan and our thoughts are with all our Japanese colleagues and friends at this time. We are working with Virgin Unite and the Red Cross to help out however we can.  We also love this initiative for those in Vegas (or New York, Chicago or Miami) where you can do your part for Japan’s earthquake relief effort, just eating some sushi. Thanks to Flickr photographer Tasslehoff Burrfoot for the header image of Niagara Falls.


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Andrew Bowman

Andrew is an occasional contributor to the Virgin Atlantic blog. He lived in the Japanese countryside for two years until he could no longer resist the pull of London's galleries, pubs and clubs. He likes to pretend he can speak Japanese and also sometimes writes about music.