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The Global Circle - a beginners guide to WordPress
A beginners guide to WordPress
Do you need a new website for your business, have a limited budget, need it quick and would like to be able to update it yourself? A WordPress based website could be…
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Venture capital for beginners
You have a great idea or a small but growing business. You need money to grow, where do you turn? Bank finance, crowd funding, friends and family, angel investment or venture capital?…
European Food Fairs
Istanbul: Gastronomy Food Festival (Turkey) 2 - 5 February 2017 Every February for the past 14 years Istanbul has celebrated its International Gastronomy Festival. The Festival aims to create a different image…
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Slow Food movement
It is become so easy in our age of instant gratification to get what we want, when we want it. This constant availability has had a detrimental effect on how we view…
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Best Michelin recommended vegetarian restaurants
Vanilla Black - London Established in 2004, Vanilla Black (Michelin recommended) delivers a contemporary style of vegetarian cuisine. The team at Vanilla Black are passionate about redefining contemporary non-meat cuisine by experimenting…
Tequila!
Tequila…it makes you happy (or so the song by Terrorvision will have you believe). Yet so few spirits are as shrouded in as much myth and mystery as tequila. This intoxicatingly spicy,…
Visit New Orleans
European travellers looking for home comforts after crossing the Atlantic will surely flock to New Orleans in their droves. The port city located in lush Louisiana is rich in heritage and history,…
New Orleans Jazz Festival  
New Orleans has long been considered the Jazz capital of the world – giving birth to the Dixieland (or Hot Jazz if you prefer) movement will do that. Since 1970, the New…
Cherry Blossom Viewing  
Tokyo is a city that is largely associated with technological advances and cultural thrillseekers. The Japanese capital is certainly an expansive metropolis that acts as a haven for video gamers, robotics enthusiasts…
Las Fallas
The Mediterranean retreat of Valencia is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and indeed in all of Western Europe. The city streets become particularly glorious with the arrival of spring,…
Calle Ocho Festival
Spring is coming, which means that the festival and parade season is snapping at its heels. Don’t feel that it’s Rio or bust if you’re looking for a street-based celebration in the…
Visit Tokyo
Few cities conjure quite such a powerful mental image as Tokyo. The sprawling metropolis of tomorrow, home to technological advances that mere mortals in the west could only dream of, it’s a…
Visit Valencia
Spain may be a country largely known for sun, sand and sangria, but there´s much more to this great country and beautiful Valencia takes this to the next level. It’s a historical,…
Visit Miami
Bouncin' in the club where the heat is on, all night on the beach ’til the break of dawn, I'm going to Miami, welcome to Miami. So spoke the prophet Will Smith…
Saint Patrick´s Day
Few events capture the worldwide imagination quite like St. Patrick’s Day. Regardless of your nationality, age or gender, the anniversary of the death of the patron saint of Ireland brings us all…
Visit Dublin
Thinking of Dublin may initially conjure images of unruly stag parties, rolling hills and tours around the Guinness brewery, but there is much more to the Irish capital than this. An ever-more…
Small business love
"When you buy from a family owned business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get…
CES 2017 Las Vegas
An annual technology event that attracts over 150,000 visitors, CES 2017 is heading to Las Vegas for its 2017 incarnation. Taking place from January 5th to January 8th, the expo is spread…
CeBIT 2017
CeBIT in Hanover, Germany is the largest and most internationally renowned computer trade fair in the world. The catchy acronym is a little more of a mouthful in the original German -…
Las Vegas
Sin City, Adult Disneyland, City of Lights, Entertainment Capital of the World… the glitzy legend of Las Vegas arguably has more nicknames than any other city in the world, and most of…
Hanover Germany
Hanover (Hannover if we’re to use the increasingly Anglicised original Teutonic spelling) is one of the most famous and historic cities in Germany. The home of several major exhibitions and once the…
Visit Geneva
Described as ‘the small big city in the world’ and ‘The City of Peace’, the picturesque surroundings of Geneva – sandwiched between the snowy Alpine and Jura mountain ranges and the sprawling…
Geneva Motor Show
Feeling the need, the need for speed? Then get yourself to Geneva from the 9th of March for a celebration of all things automotive. The International Geneva Motor Show (Salon international de…
Tech industry in Ireland
When asked to think of the most technologically advanced nations in the world today, the chances are that all minds wander to the same places. Japan, of course, home to flashing arcades,…
New York Fashion Week
From the 9th - 17th February 2017, New York will play host to one of the most important events in fashion’s calendar: New York Fashion Week. Alongside the three other fashion weeks:…
The business impact of Brexit
2017 has been declared a ‘post-truth era’. Not to cast any aspersions on our fine media, but that is largely due to truth having no strict definition any longer. The sliding scale…
What happened to the British textile industry?
The manufacture and export of textiles was once the single most important industry throughout Britain. This market defined the Victorian era, acting as the driving force of the industrial revolution. The question…
National Margarita Day
On the 22nd of February every year in the United States, the most awesome of days occur - the annual homage to the best drink that was ever created happens: National Margarita…
Alexanderplatz Berlin
Visit Berlin
The German capital of Berlin has emerged as one of the most fascinating places to visit in all of Western Europe. A cosmopolitan and welcoming city, there will be something for everyone…
Smartphone
5 things that can kill a small business
5 fatal things for a small business and how to avoid them Small businesses have the challenge of competing against major corporations and larger businesses whilst using usually having much less resources.…
SEO
How to keyword your site for search engines
Simple strategies to help you be seen in search engines If you are a business and you have researched how to get leads to your site, then SEO or search engine optimization…
PC or Mac?
PC or Mac, which is better for your business?
We should begin by looking at the fundamental differences between PCs and Apple computers. PCs are manufactured by a whole host of different computer makers like Dell, HP and Lenovo to name…
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Visit Copenhagen
Located on the eastern coast of the country, Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful and historical cities in all of northern Europe – as well as a…
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Visit Los Angeles
New York may be the city so nice they named it twice, but west coast rival Los Angeles enjoys more nicknames than a cranky NY cab driver could shake their fist at.…
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Visit Rio de Janeiro
The beautiful sun-kissed beaches and streets of Rio de Janeiro are among the most popular attractions in the entire southern hemisphere for tourists, in addition to being second to only Sao Paolo…
Brandenburg Gate Berlin
The Berlin Film Festival
2017 is upon us, and with a new year comes a slew of awards ceremonies to honor cinematic achievements throughout the previous year. The Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs may hoover…
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The Oscars
When it comes to A-list glitz and glamour, it’s hard to top the pomp and ceremony of the Academy Awards. The ultimate celebration of achievement within the entertainment industry, the Oscars sees…
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The Grammy Awards
The musical equivalent of the Academy Awards in terms of prestige and press attention, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held in fabled sports arena the Los Angeles Staples Center on…
Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Visit Carnival Rio
RIO CARNIVAL 2017 If you’re looking for a festival of frivolity to banish your New Year blues, there are few options more appealing than heading to Brazil’s beautiful Rio de Janeiro for…
Vienna Austria
Visit Vienna
Vienna has been described as Europe's cultural capital: a metropolis with a unique charm. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, it is clean and safe, and has everything that you could possibly wish for,…
Ivrea Piedmont Italy
Ivrea Italy
Beautifully picturesque Ivrea lies in north-west Italy, near Turin and although it is not typically a tourist trap, there are several interesting sights, most notably the cathedral and Roman ruins,  which will…
Visit Rome
Rome. It once ruled the Western World, and even today, the partial, scattered ruins of that awesome empire, of which Rome was the capital, are among the most sobering sights on earth.…
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Venice
History of Venice According to historians, Venice was founded in 453 AD. Celtic people called the Veneti lived along the coast of what is now North-East Italy, becoming Roman citizens in 49…
The Battle of the Oranges
The Battle of the Oranges is possibly the biggest organised food fight in Italy (not the world, Spain’s La Tomatina beats it in scale). For three days every year, 25th-28th February 2017,…
Vienna Opera Ball
Each year more than 450 balls take place in Vienna. The season starts in November and climaxes on Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, in February.  The crowning glory of Vienna’s ball season or,…
Valentine´s Day
All around the world, Valentine’s Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated on the 14th February. It's the day when people typically show their affection for another person (or people) by sending…
Carnival in Venice
11th - 28th February 2017, sees the highest point in Venice’s social calendar: Carnevale. This masked extravaganza is an excuse to let your hair down, dress up in 18th century garb and…
The Global Circle Club - A beginners guide to WordPress
What is Open Source Software?
Let´s be honest, very few businesses nowadays can escape the use of computers and software. It´s a cost for pretty much every business and a plays an essential part in our daily…
Marketing ideas for small businesses
Simple Strategies to help your bottom line As a small business, it is vital that you establish a form of communication with the world around you so that you can build up…
How to use Social Media for Small Business
Why Social Media is essential for your business growth As a small to medium sized enterprise, you may have thought that you do not have the time or the resources for social…
Visit St. Moritz
St. Moritz is a ski resort town located in the Engadine Valley in Switzerland. It first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the…
Visit Houston
One of the most vibrant cities in all of America, there is much more to Houston than the oil industry. A major metropolis, Houston is the most populated city in Texas, as…
Super Bowl 2017
Andy Williams famously declared the festive season to be the most wonderful time of the year, but almost 112 million Americans may disagree. That’s how many viewers tuned their TV’s to 2016’s…
The Jaipur Literary Festival
Just 11 years old, the Jaipur Literary Festival is India’s largest, annual free, literary festival. Founded in 2006 it has grown from just 100 visitors (some of whom were accidental tourists) to…
Visit Jaipur, India
Jaipur, the famously fortified pink city, is one of the most popular cities in India and is well known for its royalty, traditions, arts, architecture and culture. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja…
Park City Utah
Park City in Utah can be found just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. With non-stop flights from over 70 U.S. cities into Salt Lake City International airport, it's easy…
Visit Aspen, Colorado
History Originally inhabited by the Ute Indians, Aspen became a silver-mining town during the mining boom of the late 1800s. Following the devaluation of silver, Aspen experienced a cultural renaissance in the…
New York, New York
New York, New York (it’s so good they named it twice). The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. What ever you want to call it, it has one of the most…
Visit Hong Kong
Hong Kong History In 1839, Britain invaded China to crush opposition to its interference in the country’s economic and political affairs. One of Britain’s first acts of war was to occupy Hong…
Visit Barcelona
Barcelona is a Gothic and Modernist wonder on the Mediterranean Sea. It is quirky, cosmopolitan and effortlessly chic. This city breathes life: from chefs foraging for fresh produce in La Boqueria Market…
El Dia de Reyes – Three Kings Day
For many Christians, the festive season doesn’t officially end until the 12th day of Christmas, known as the “Feast of the Epiphany” or “Three Kings’ Day”. All across the Hispanic world, 6th…
The 2017 Winter X Games
Celebrating its 15th year in Aspen, Colorado, the premiere winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will showcase the talents of more than 200 of the world’s best athletes in skiing, snowboarding…
The Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival is a part of the Sundance Institute, an American film festival that takes place annually in Park City, Utah. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival will take place from…
Visit Amsterdam
Amsterdam History Amsterdam is considered the greatest planned city of northern Europe. It has always been a well-known name in world history and it played a central role in the building of…
Chinese New Year
The date for Chinese New Year is different each year on the Gregorian calendar, but is always between January 21th and February 20th, whenever the new moon makes an appearance. Celebrations traditionally…
National tulip day in Holland
When you think of Holland you can’t help but think of windmills, wooden shoes and of course, tulips. National Tulip Day on 21st January 2017, is an annual event organised by Dutch…
Snow polo St. Moritz
From the 27th-29th January 2017, the frozen lake of St. Moritz plays host to the greatest snow polo tournament in the world. The Snow Polo World Cup, held annually in St. Moritz…
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Martin Luther King Day
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, on 16th January 2017, celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. Martin Luther King was an important civil…
Skiing in Austria
In the 1970s British skiers chose to go to Tirol and Salzburgerland. But with the development of the French super resorts, our heads were turned by the huge ski areas that were…
Melbourne Australia
Melbourne is famous for more than just the TV show Neighbours. The first Europeans to visit the now site of Melbourne was in 1803, but it wasn’t until 1835 when they decided…
Australian open
Historically held in the final two weeks of January, the Australian Open is a tennis tournament like no other. From the 16th - 29th January 2017, Melbourne will play host to the…