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I grew up in New York. The *other* New York - the vast expanse of farmland and wilderness that comprises almost everything outside New York City. The town I grew up in, in Fulton County (just northeast of the counties on the map), was the center of the leather and glove making industry during World War II and into the 1950s and '60s. I always assumed that the Leatherstocking Region took its name from the leather trade. However, instead it comes from James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, a series of books that includes The Last of the Mohicans.
A map depicting the Oak Island and the alleged cursed treasure that lives there.
Do some self-guided London sightseeing tour by using London's own transport system, passing many tourist attractions as Trafalgar Square or Victoria Palace Theatre by bus. At Westminster Pier get on board at River Thames bus service. You can see London's famous landmarks as Big Ben, London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral, the Tower and the Tower Bridge from the water. From Tower Gateway you can take DLR train, which is an automated light metro system. The trains are fully controlled by computer. Take a place in front where normaly the driver is sitting and enjoy an unusual trip with a marvelous view on the Docklands and Canary Warf until you reach Greenwich!
Directly between the Hyde Park and the Regent's Park in London there is a picturesque area known as Little Venice. With Narrowboat you can travel the Regent's Canal until Camden Lock Market.
Although golf-like games were played in other parts of Europe as early as the 1200's, it is thought that Scotland is where the modern game of golf as we know it was invented. The first written mention in Scotland was in 1457 prohibiting the play of golf since it distracted from practicing archery, a skill used for military purporses. But the real spread of golf happened in the late 1800's when train service from London to Edinburgh was much improved. Golf spread across the British Isles and then further to the entire British Empire. Even with the expansion of golf courses worldwide, it is still a rite of passage for many golfers (professional and amateurs alike) to head to the wind swept coastlines of Scotland to play on some of the most famous courses in the world. This illustrated map shows just a few of these top courses.
I visited Orkney over 10 years ago and I still can't get it out of my mind, one of the most amazing places filled with history from neolithic settlements to shipwrecks, art and chapels as well as the most incredible seascapes and sea stacks filled with wildlife, can't wait to return!