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Review of Airbnb Apartment near Barbican in London

I searched the Airbnb peer-to-peer accommodation website for a 2 night midweek stay in London in early December 2014. My budget was up to £75 a night, as Airbnb had given me a £150 credit to try out their site. My search criteria were...Show More Summary

Finding a Good Deal on Accommodation in London

Finding a reasonably priced, centrally located and decent quality room in London can be a real challenge. I love visiting London as there’s so much to see and do. Much of it is free of charge, but accommodation can be a real budget buster.

Christmas Past at the Geffyre Museum London

As I was staying within a 30 minute walk of the Geffyre Museum when I was in London last week, I decided to visit to see the Christmas Past. Every year from late November to early January, eleven period rooms at the Geffyre are decked with festive decorations appropriate to the times. !

A Travelodge Stay Could Result in a £100 Parking Charge

A week after my stay at the Travelodge Stirling M80 at Stirling services, I received a £100 parking charge notice for exceeding the free two hour stay in the shared car park. I couldn’t understand why I received this, as I’d entered my car registration number on the monitor at check-in. Show More Summary

KLM’s #HappytoHelp Customer Service Initiative

KLM recently ran a #happytohelp customer service initiative. The control centre was located an office at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam operated by a 30 strong team on hand 24/7. The KLM #happytohelp offer of assistance to travellers wasn’t restricted to KLM passengers.

Another Example of Superb Service by easyJet

My easyJet flight from Thessaloniki, Greece on the 16th November arrived early at Gatwick, London. On that flight,I'd experienced an example of 'above the call of duty' service, whereby a flight attendant had retrieved a ticket withShow More Summary

Walking Trails in Ibiza

Ibiza boasts an abundance of cliff top walks, mountain hikes and countryside trails, making it a great choice for those who enjoy discovering a destination on foot. From casual ramblers to avid hikers, there are multiple marked trails...Show More Summary

Why You Should Spend New Year’s Eve in Dublin, Ireland

There's plenty going on for Dublin New Year's Eve. NYF Dublin is a three day festival running from 30 December 2014 to 1 January 2015. The Procession of Light starts at Dublin Castle at 6.

The Best Places to Buy a Holiday Home

The 'Where to Buy: An International Holiday Home' infographic by the holiday home insurer Schofields reveals the best places to buy a holiday home to achieve the highest return on investment. Many purchasers base buying a holiday home on being able to at least cover their costs by renting out the property when they're not using it.

Well Done East Coast Trains

On the 4th of November I was booked on the 16.22 Cross Country train from Berwick upon Tweed to Edinburgh, aiming to get the bus to Edinburgh airport and catch my flight to London Gatwick with a connection to Thessaloniki, Greece. I'd left plenty of time (or so I thought) for any possible mishaps/delays, including getting to the airport 1.

Street Art in Bratislava

When I'm exploring a city, I'm always on the lookout for interesting street art. The first batch of street art which I spotted in Bratislava was around the pedestrian access to the Novy Most (New Bridge). For me, the best street art in Bratislava was behind St Martin's Cathedral, north off Panska.

Photo Tour of the London Film Museum – Bond in Motion

Although I'm not the greatest aficionado of the Bond movies, the series of films is an integral part of British culture. As I had a relative working at Pinewood Studios in the 1970s, a highlight of my teenage years was gaining access...Show More Summary

Why You Should Look Into Buying Property in Mallorca

The island of Mallorca lies in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the north-east coast of Spain. Roughly the same size as the county of Kent, the island is blessed with stunning beaches, plenty of nature reserves as well as amenities like golf courses (that are up there with Spain's finest). Show More Summary

Camden Art Centre London

Camden Arts Centre is located close in Arkwright Road, near the Finchley Road Underground station in London. It focuses on contemporary visual art and education. The building started life as Hampstead Central Library in 1897.

Visit the Poppy Installation at Tower of London Before It Ends on 11 November 2014

The 'Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red' installation at the Tower of London, featuring 888,246 ceramic poppies, will be on display until 11 November 2014. I visited today. Quiet contemplation wasn't easy with the hordes.

Review of Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge

I stayed at the Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge for one night in early June 2014. I originally booked the Ibis Budget Edinburgh Park priced at £35 a night on an unrestricted rate (which could be cancelled without penalty up until 2pm on the day of arrival). Show More Summary

How to Own Your Own Ocean View in the UK

Given the beauty, quality and diversity of the coastline in the United Kingdom it will be of no surprise to anyone if you have fantasised about owning your own ocean view, because really, who hasn’t? For many, the cost of such a venture...Show More Summary

Barcelona’s Best Markets

When travelling it’s not all about buildings and monuments; although a great part of sightseeing, we all know one of the best ways of getting to know a city is through its markets; which mark its culture, gastronomy and style of living. Show More Summary

Review of RE London Shoreditch Hotel

I stayed at the RE London Shoreditch for two nights in late May 2014. I was searching for a hotel in the Shoreditch/Hackney area to be to close to the Aegon Retiready event which I was attending for my personal finance blog. I booked the hotel around ten days in advance of my stay through lastminute's 'Top Secret' hotels.

Staying Connected While Travelling

Innovative improvements in technology mean fast internet connections no longer require a physical wired connection. Mobile technologies and broadband have transformed the travel industry and revolutionised travellers’ experiences. But how do mobile devices and broadband impact travellers’ behaviour and where do you find cheap broadband deals?

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