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Under the Thames in the Woolwich Foot Tunnel

Once I decided to walk through the Woolwich Foot Tunnel my first challenge was to find the entrance. I’d seen a sign pointing to the tunnel, but after walking for five minutes I hadn’t found it. I asked a woman out walking her dog and...Show More Summary

Exploring the Royal Arsenal Woolwich in London

It’s rather incongruous that there’s a busy main road behind the Royal Arsenal Gatehouse that you have to cross to enter the Royal Arsenal Woolwich. The former armaments manufacture and explosives testing site is now a mix of historic buildings, many of which have been converted to residential use, and new-build blocks of flats. Show More Summary

Review of Blue Bay Beach Club in Gran Canaria

We stayed at the Blue Bay Beach Club, near San Agustin in Gran Canaria, for two nights in December 2013. It cost £142 for two guests on half board in a one bedroom sea-view apartment. The main reason that I choose this accommodationShow More Summary

Street Art in Hackney London

As there was no direct route by public transport from Bethnal Green to the Geffyre Museum in Hoxton, I decided to walk. I ended up slightly off track from my proposed route. After consulting the map at a cycle hire point in ColumbiaShow More Summary

Trip Planning: Short Breaks Versus Longer Holidays

Most people feel that they don’t have enough paid holidays from work. The legal minimum paid holiday entitlement for full-time workers in the UK is 5.6 weeks, which is 28 days. So how do you make the most of that annual leave? Do you...Show More Summary

Review of Travelodge London Bethnal Green

I stayed at the Travelodge London Bethnal Green for four nights in November 2013. I paid £128 i.e. £32 a night when I booked the room seven months in advance. The hotel is located less than a five-minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station. Show More Summary

Photo Tour of Falkland, Fife, Scotland

If you’re a fan of the Outlander TV series you’ll see the Scottish vililage of Falkland, although it’ll be called Dalneigh, featured in a forthcoming episode. The High Street in Falkland I had a wander around the village in the late afternoon before checking into the Bruce Inn. Show More Summary

The Woolwich Ferry in London

After checking in and taking some photos and videos of my room at the Travelodge London Woolwich, I headed down to the nearby south terminal of the Woolwich Ferry. The Woolwich Ferry crossing the River Thames This ferry carries passengers and vehicles across the River Thames free of charge.. Show More Summary

South Leith Parish Church Edinburgh

I stumbled across South Leith Parish Church on my way to the Raj on the Shore restaurant. The church was opposite a none too attractive shopping precinct. The incongruity continued with a block of flats at the other side of the church yard. Show More Summary

Ithaki Restaurant by Syntagma Square, Athens

During a recent visit to Greece, I gave our 26 year old sons a whistle-stop tour of central Athens. We started late in the morning  and visited Monastiraki, the Acropolis and various other locations such as Hadrian’s Arch and the Zappion building. Show More Summary

Why You Should Visit Bulgaria

When it comes to great value holidays, Bulgaria is still one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. For decades locals have descended on the pristine sandy beaches which stretch along its Black Sea coastline but foreign holidaymakers have only just begun to realise the country’s seaside charm. Show More Summary

Wooden Cafe at Lake Kerkini in Greece

We went to the ‘Xilino’ (Wooden) cafe for coffees with panoramic views over lake Kerkini, when visiting the area near Serrai in the North of Greece during Autumn 2013. “Wooden” cafe entrance The lake is visited by a variety of migratory birds including pelicans. Show More Summary

Girl’s Weekends: A Guide to a Night Out in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, otherwise known as ‘The Granite City’ because of the material from which its buildings are made, is the most desirable place to live in United Kingdom and it shows. People from all over England are moving there because of its deep roots in history, low unemployment rate and low crime statistics. Show More Summary

Review of the Royal Hotel in Blairgowrie

I stayed at the Royal Hotel in Blairgowrie, Pertshire, Scotland for one night in October 2013. I searched the lowest price on HotelsCombined; a single room cost £39 including breakfast on LateRooms. There was traffic chaos in Blairgowrie;...Show More Summary

Win a Cruise in the Thomson Cruise Kitchen Competition

There are some great prizes on offer in the Thomson Cruise Kitchen Competition. To enter you need to submit a three course menu ‘fit for a feast’. So, get on your gourmet thinking cap to come up with a winning creation and you could be off on a Thomson cruise. Show More Summary

Review of the Bruce Inn Falkland

I stayed at the Bruce Inn in Falkland in Fife in east central Scotland for one night in October 2013.I searched for the lowest price on HotelsCombined – a single room with breakfast cost £45 on The hotel is located in the High Street opposite Falkland Palace. Show More Summary

Exploring the Angus Glens

The Angus Glens in Scotland are very dear to my heart. I spent many happy childhood Summer holidays in my grandparents hut in Glen Prosen. I only made it round three of the five glens during my recent visit. Glen Clova You can do a circular drive around Glen Clova. Show More Summary

Review of the Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh

I stayed at the Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh for one night in November 2013 on a complimentary basis. The hotel is at a central location, close to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The exterior of the Grassmarket Hotel The receptionist who checked me in was charming. Show More Summary

Third Time ‘Lucky’ with AutoReisen Car Hire in Gran Canaria

When I was planning our trip to Gran Canaria, I found that AutoReisen car hire offered the best deal. Their price included a second driver, free cancellation, collision damage waiver with no excess, a fair fuel policy and unlimited mileage. Show More Summary

Top 10 Historic Buildings in Rome

Rome is a city packed full of attractions, with more sites and museums than you can shake a gladiator’s trident at. So, if you were interested in visiting them with your Rome city card and getting to know their history, which would be...Show More Summary

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