Thursday, February 12, 2015

The world’s coolest winter cities

Glittering frost, sparkling snow and twinkling lights bedeck cities across the world every winter. But which are the most magical? Holiday Lettings wraps up warm and celebrates in cities from Santa Fe to Amsterdam.

                                                               Edinburgh, Scotland
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

bucket list item: Ride the fastest roller coaster in the world - check!

The fastest roller coaster in the world, Formula Rossa, can be found in Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World. It reaches a speed of 149mph in 4 seconds, blowing the previous world record, 128mph by New Jersey's own Kingda Ka, out of the water by a full 21mph!

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Formula Rossa in action

I have been a roller coaster enthusiast since the moment I met the height requirements to ride as a child. To give you an idea of the extent of my roller coaster insanity, when Kingda Ka opened about 10 years ago, I waited in line for 4 hours with Larissa from the Traveling Mortician to ride the front row of the then tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. (Kingda Ka still holds the title for the tallest roller coaster, although the Skyscraper currently being built in Orlando is set to steal this title when it opens in 2017)