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Exploring the Grounds of the House of the Binns in Scotland

When I stayed at the Premier Inn Edinburgh South Queensferry, I decided to go for a walk in the grounds of the House of the Binns, which lies off the A904 between South Queensferry and Bo’ness in central Scotland. The current house was built by the Dalyell fmaily in the early 17th century. The house […]

Review of Hotel Kyriad Nice Centre Gare

We stayed at the Hotel Kyriad Nice Centre Gare for three nights in mid April 2015. I booked on the ebookers website during a 20% off hotels promotion. The price I paid was £129 for a superior room, equivalent to £43 per night, on a room only basis. However, there was an additional City Tax of […]

Overcoming Things Which Annoy Business Travellers

This is a sponsored article brought to you in association with IHG Business Advantage. I related to several of the things that business travellers find annoying in an article by IHG Business Advantage. Below are my tips on overcoming these annoyances. Last Minute Flight Delays and Cancellations Flight delays and cancellations are an integral part of […]

Review of Airth Castle Hotel in Scotland

I booked one night at the Airth Castle Hotel in Stirlingshire, Scotland on the ebookers app. Through the combination of a 15% ebookers hotel discount code (earned through leaving a review for an earlier hotel stay booked through ebookers), £3.79 of credit earned through the ebookers Bonus+ reward scheme, and a 10% mobile deal discount, I paid […]

The Striking MuCEM Building in Marseille

When planning my visit to Marseille, I’d seen quite a few photos of the rather striking, square black building approached by a long footbridge that’s home to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM). The museum, which is located on the seafront next to Fort Saint-Jean, opened in 2013, the year in which Marseille was […]

Acton Cemetery in London

When I was walking back to the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal from Park Royal Tube station, one of the last sections of the route took me through Acton Cemetery. The cemetery was consecrated in the late 1890s and is home to a Victorian Gothic Chapel. There are now new plots available, but there […]

Review of Mark Warner Holiday at San Lucianu Beach Resort in Corsica

My husband and I spent one week on a press trip in late June/early July with Mark Warner Holidays at the San Lucianu Beach Resort on the French island of Corsica. Heathrow to Bastia (Corsica) Our BA charter flight left Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at 7.45am. Flying with BA was great, as they have a generous […]

Batis Meat Restaurant at New Perama by Kavala, Greece

The very pretty seaside city of Kavala in Northern Greece can be reached from Thessaloniki in about 2.5 hours on major roads. At the western end of Kavala lie several beautiful seaside villages, one of which at a 14km distance is New Perama. View from New Perama beach The New Perama sea front is beautiful […]

Review of L’Esquinade Restaurant in Marseille

On our first evening in Marseille, we were starting to feel hungry after a walk around Vieux Port. In order to escape the traffic on the southern side of the port, we walked up a block. We spotted the L’Esquinade restaurant in the pretty Place Thiers. Show More Summary

Win a Mark Warner Holiday in the #mwmoment Competition

There’s a prize of a Mark Warner holiday for up to five people, plus five monthly prizes of a £200 holiday voucher towards a Mark Warner holiday, in the #wmmoment competition. To enter, you need to share your best moments about a Mark...Show More Summary

Why Don’t All Tube Stations in London Have Toilets?

When I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal, I looked on the map to find a walk in the area, as the following morning was forecast to be dry and sunny. A section of the Grand Union Canal looked promising. It was accessible...Show More Summary

£50 per Person Discount on Mark Warner Summer Holidays

Mark Warner is offering Europe a la Carte readers a discount of £50 per person for Summer 2015 and 2016 holidays. To claim your £50 off, click here to go to the Mark Warner site and enter the discount code KarenByBlog50 on the booking form. Show More Summary

Rhododendron Time at Cragside in Northumberland, England

One of the best times of the year to visit Cragside House in Northumberland is Rhododendron Time, which usually runs from late May to mid June. The largest variety of rhododendrons is found in the Rock Garden, which is one of the largest in Europe. Show More Summary

Review of Kitchin Buffet Restaurant in Kings Cross London

I usually have a buffet Indian lunch at the Poppadom Express when I’m in London, often before heading for a mid-afternoon train back to Berwick upon Tweed from Kings Cross Station. However on my most recent trip my train was departing at 2pm, so I decided to look for a restaurant closer to Kings Cross Station. Show More Summary

5 of the Best City Destinations in Spain

Spain is a country that changes dramatically by region. The landscape, the language, the pace of life, the culture, and food are all in some way uniquely moulded to their own area and to the people who inhabit that land. To get a taste...Show More Summary

25 of My Favourite Buildings in Europe

After reading an article on the most iconic buildings in Europe, I decided to write an article for Europe a la Carte featuring some of my favourite buildings in Europe. Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona, Spain The Roman Amphitheatre by the seafront in Tarragona is remarkably well preserved. Show More Summary

Useful Guide to Airline Hand Luggage Case Sizes

To make travel simpler and help avoid confusion, Expedia have compiled a guide to airline hand luggage sizes. This is necessary, as there is such as wide variation between airlines on the size of luggage which you can take on board.Show More Summary

Review of the Hungry Yeti in Ealing, London

On the day I checked out of the Holiday Inn Express London Royal Park I decided to take the Tube west to Ealing Broadway to visit Walpole Park. I thought it’d be a good idea to find somewhere for lunch after a walk around the park. The...Show More Summary

Twelve Great Outdoor Attractions in Europe

Here are my tips for outdoor attractions in Europe. Wearing the right clothes, you can enjoy some fresh air at any time of year. Rose Garden in Parque de Matalenas in Santander, Spain As well as a wonderful floral display, you get some...Show More Summary

Review of Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port

We stayed at the Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port for four nights in mid April 2105. I booked the accommodation on ebookers during a 20% off hotel promotion, at a cost £183, equivalent to just under £46 a night. However it stated...Show More Summary

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