The UK Community Edition T O L U N A
AUGUST / 2018
M A G A Z I N E
Your Holiday Stories
Welcome to the August edition of the Toluna
Schools have officially finished for the Summer
and it is the biggest month for Summer holidays!
I love August as it always reminds me of going on
Holiday, hence the palm trees on the front cover.
Are there any things in particular that remind you
of Holidays? As you may have already guessed,
mine are palm trees and cacti!
I hope that you love this month's magazine!
I can't wait to hear your feedback on this
04 The Trend of the Month
05 Best Songs of the Month
06 What is happening to the
07 California Dreaming
11 Your Holiday Stories
H E L L O
I S S U E
18 New Features and
19 Toluna Road Trip
20 Competition Time!
The Trend of
" I N M Y F E E L I N G S " C H A L L E N G E
D r a k e r e l e a s e d h i s n e w s o n g ' I n M y F e e l i n g s ' r e c e n t l y ,
w h i c h s p a r k e d a v i r a l t r e n d - p e o p l e g e t t n g o u t o f t h e i r
c a r s a n d d a n c i n g b y t h e i r o w n m o v i n g c a r s ! T h e v i d e o
b e l o w h a s a c o l l e c t i o n o f a f e w o f t h e s e v i d e o s .
W H A T D O Y O U T H I N K O F T H I S T R E N D ?
S H A R E Y O U R T H O U G H T S H E R E
Best Songs of the Month
T h e s e a r e s o m e o f t h e m o s t p o p u l a r s o n g s o v e r t h e l a s t m o n t h . D o y o u l i k e t h i s t y p e
o f m u s i c o r a n y o t h e r ? S h a r e y o u r o p i n i o n i n t h e c o m m u n i t y .
IN MY FEELINGS - DRAKE GOD IS A WOMAN - ARIANA GRANDE
SHOTGUN - GEORGE EZRA IF YOU'RE OVER ME - YEARS & YEARS
Like the rest of Europe is in
the middle of a huge heat
Is facing very serious
wave - in the UK people are
wildfires which have
not used to hot weather for
caused deaths and
this long. Shops are even
running out of fans!
are really wreaking
havoc. This has also
caused a lot of
issues with tourists.
MANY COUNTRIES ARE
DEALING WITH CRAZY
WEATHER RIGHT NOW!
DO YOU THINK THIS IS JUST A
NATURAL EVOLUTION, OR IS
ANOTHER REASON BEHIND IT?
LET ME KNOW HERE.
Has had one of it's coldest
Winters for a long time.
Many people were
shocked about the
blankets of snow
Abbie's Travel History - Part 2
I n t h e l a s t m a g a z i n e , I t a l k e d a b i t a b o u t m y t r a v e l h i s t o r y . I n
t h i s i s s u e , I a m g o i n g t o b e d i s c u s s i n g m y t i m e i n C a l i f o r n i a i n
f u r t h e r d e t a i l ( w i t h s o m e o f m y o w n p i c t u r e s ! ) .
I h a v e b e e n t o L a s V e g a s s i x t i m e s , t h e r e f o r e , I h a v e a l o t o f
i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t t h e C i t y t h a t N e v e r S l e e p s !
I will start out with arguably the most Another great place to visit is Rodeo Drive,
popular place in California - Los Angeles, especially if you have a lot of money to
'The City of Angels'. There are so many spend! Rodeo Drive is home to some
places to visit in Los Angeles but the first amazing high-end shops such as Chanel and
place that I would recommend is Hermès, amazing to look at but not always
Hollywood! Being incredibly glamourous to spend - I did however manage to stretch
and well known, it truly is a must-see for to a Chanel Lipgloss!
any tourist! The Hollywood sign also is an Most importantly, keep a look out for the
excellent photo opportunity! stunning Yellow Rolls Royce phantom which
Strolling down Hollywood Boulevard and is always parked on Rodeo Drive!
seeing all of the stars on the Walk of Fame Los Angeles has amazing beaches, such as
(such as those of Johnny Depp and Marilyn Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu. It is great
Monroe) is a great experience. fun to hire a bike and ride along the path
You can even go to the Chinese Theatre to which connects Venice Beach to Santa
admire the famous handprints of many Monica - If I lived there I would do that
actors and musicians too, such as the Harry every day! Along the way, Muscle Beach is
Potter cast and Jack Nicholson. also very cool - the clue is in the name!
I only spent one day in San Francisco but I Moreover, who doesn't want to see the
could already sense that it has a pretty unique infamous steep hill of houses? If you have
feel to it. seen Mrs. Doubtfire, That's so Raven, etc...
these houses were both on this hill.
The Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge are
both spectacular and have amazing views. Alcatraz (as shown top left) is, of course, a
During my visit, we walked halfway along the very famous tourist attraction in San
Golden Gate Bridge and it seemed to be a very Francisco. This infamous prison is visited by
popular activity for tourists! I will warn you tons of people and is a famous cruise stop. As
though, it does get pretty cold up there! I may I only visited San Francisco for a day, I sadly
have been more susceptible to it however didn't get a chance to visit Alcatraz but I
since I had just spent one week in Las Vegas would have loved to even if I was probably
(upwards of 40°C most days!). I would still too young at the time - I was only 9!
advise you to bring a jacket for the walk... just
in case. Overall, I loved my day in San Francisco,
although it was a short visit, it was a very long
Pier 39 is also really great to visit - seeing all of and tiring day (well worth it might I add) -
the seals on wooden planks is both cute and Legend says, I fell asleep before the plane
funny! Great for anyone including the family! back to Las Vegas had even set off!
TO VISIT My favourite activity was the panning for gold.
This costs around a couple of dollars per person
and they show you how to pan for 'gold', you
then get to keep your 'gold' - I am sure that I
still have it somewhere!
C A L I C O G H O S T T O W N
There is also a shop where you can get your
own posters printed. The poster I had printed
A B I T O F H I S T O R Y
was of me having a show at the saloon on an
evening in 1866 - I felt like such a star!
This place is a literal gold mine (no pun
We all had a lot of fun that day and I will always
Not many people know about it but it is one of
remember it - well worth the entrance fee of $8
my most memorable visits during my time on
each which is honestly nothing when you see
the West Coast and I honestly loved every
all that you have to do! The recommended time
second - There are SO many things to do!
to spend there is 3/4 hours but I feel like I spent
so much more time in that place - we had a trip
It was originally a mining town in the 1880's, but
on the train that ran around the small town
was then 'restored' from the 1950's to become
then had something to eat and drink.
I do not believe that you can get here without
There are still 5 original buildings which haven't
hiring a car, but if you will be around this area
been restored and allow you to see what they
then I would definitely recommend it.
were truly like from that long ago.
We visited so many more places but I will end
this trip down memory lane here.
I found it very interesting to walk around in
What about you? What were your most
general, spotting all of the interesting scenery
memorable trips? Share here.
"Travels with a schnauzer - or two. When I was made
redundant 5 years ago, at the ripe old age of 59 we decided
that, with careful counting of pennies and my money
management skills, we would retire and travel. At the time we
had one mini schnauzer but have since rescued a second and
they travel in our motor home with us where ever we go,
making friends and terrorising the local cats. Our eldest has
now got twelve stamps in his doggy passport and has been to
Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (twice), France
(seven times) and Spain (five times). When on site we have
our bikes with a trailer on the back for the dogs and every
where we go people comment, make a fuss of them and they
love it. We've just got back from the Ile de Ré just off La
Rochelle in France. What a beautiful, magical place, white
houses, hollyhocks in every colour you can imagine, pretty
harbours and amazing sea food with mussels and oysters the
local speciality. We can't wait to go off on our travels again
soon." - soosiejq
Your Holiday Stories!
"Holidays are very important to me and often include "Summer holidays were a big thing in our family. Be it at the
some element of running. Every year for the past four countryside or at the beach, we make sure that every
years I have flown to Las Vegas in November and Summer holiday was great. But my most memorable
taken part in the Rock and Roll Marathon Series and Summer was when we flew to the Philippines. It was my
ran the Strip over the weekend. From the very first time first time to go to Asia, and I absolutely loved it. The
I ran it, it was so magical and special to me I went Filipino people were so hospitable. Their food was great,
back a further 3 times. I also wanted a low key though I will never ever want to see balut (duck embryos)
wedding so, being the mad person I am, we also got ever again. And the sceneries were postcard material. We
married over there 2 years ago on a Friday and then I went to El Nido, Palawan and there we island-hopped and
ran on the Saturday and Sunday. I have also travelled snorkeled. There were a lot of fish and corals. We even
to Dublin and Disneyland Paris to complete half entered this lagoon surrounded by tall rocks, and that was
marathons as well, it keeps me fit" - Loulou2018 majestic. We also went to Siargao where we tried to surf.
That place was unbelievable as well. The ocean was
pristine and the sunsets were unforgettable. Looking back
Thanks to everyone who
at it, I can't help but want to return to that country of
contributed! If your story is
warmth, and of course, I would want to be with my family as
included here, you will be
well. That was my best holiday, so far." - Zarjie
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