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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?

Edinburgh Airport’s New Lounge Should Aspire to Having Toilets

I won two United BusinessFirst return tickets from Edinburgh to Chicago in a business card prize draw. These tickets offered us free-of-charge access to the new Aspire Lounge in Edinburgh Airport prior to departure. As our flight departed mid morning, we were looking forward to breakfast in the Aspire lounge.

KLM Celebrates Its 95th Birthday

KLM, the Royal Dutch Airline, celebrates its 95th birthday this month. Since 1919 KLM has been flying passengers all over the world. Fifty five thousand passengers per day are transported to destinations as diverse as Copenhagen, Istanbul, Cape Town, Beunos Aires and Vancouver.

Review of the Roxburghe Hotel in the Scottish Borders

We stayed at The Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso in the Scottish Borders for one night in September 2014 on a complimentary basis. The hotel is located around three miles south west of Kelso. The public areas are very impressive.

Private Islands in the Mediterranean

For some luxury travellers the priority for a vacation isn’t just a sea view, but exclusivity and privacy are very important features too. If you’re among these ultimate luxury enthusiasts, take a look at the following private islands...Show More Summary

Should You Arrange An Airport Transfer?

In the good old days of package holidays, the return transfers from the airport to your hotel, a suitcase in the hold and a meal on the plane was usually included in the price. Now, so many elements of package holidays have been stripped...Show More Summary

Photo Tour of the McManus Galleries in Dundee

The McManus Galleries, one of Dundee's most distinctive landmarks, was built in Gothic Revival Style.The gallery and museum, which opened in 1876 as the Albert Institure, was closed to the public for four years between 2006-2010 for major renovations. Upon entering the building, I was drawn to the stained glass windows in the Cafe.

Why Soller is a Great Base for a Holiday in Majorca

Soller, in the north west of the Spanish island of Majorca, is a great base for a holiday, especially if you like walking. Soller Soller's town centre has lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. Soller Town Hall We did a circular walk from Soller to Fornalutx along minor roads and footpaths.

Review of Hot Flame Restaurant in Edinburgh

We had lunch at the Hot Flame Restaurant in Quartermile district of Edinburgh on a Saturday in September 2014. Gary, our son who lives in Edinburgh, had heard about the recent opening of this international buffet restaurant, so we thought...Show More Summary

7 Things to Do When Visiting Barcelona with Kids

Travelling as a family, you sometimes feel pulled in a million different directions, especially when you are visiting a city with kids. Everyone wants to do something the other doesn’t and there simply isn’t enough time for everything. The best solution is to find activities that you can all enjoy.

Why I’m Relieved Scotland Voted No to Independence

I'm in Chicago. As the time here is six hours behind the UK, I was able to see that Scotland had voted in favour of staying in the UK before going to bed last night. The whole Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign has been frustrating for me.

Why I’m Glad Scotland Voted No to Independence

I'm in Chicago. As the time here is six hours behind the UK, I was able to see that Scotland had voted in favour of staying in the UK before going to bed last night. The whole Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign has been frustrating for me.

Review of the Colonnade Town House Hotel London

I booked a room at the Colonnade Town House Hotel in Little Venice through lastminute.com's 'Top Secret' hotels. I was searching for a reasonably priced hotel for a two night stay, in an area I hadn't previously explored, one week before my stay in late May 2014.

Review of Taza Indian Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

I had lunch at the Taza Indian Buffet restaurant at the City Quay in Dundee in May 2014. I paid £7 for lunch.  You can park free of charge for one hour outside the restaurant.

25 Things to Do in Bratislava

Here are my tips for 25 fun things to do in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Take in the Views from the UFO Observation Tower The UFO is a restaurant and observation platform at the southern end of the New Bridge. The New Bridge and the UFO It costs 6.

Reducing Business Travel Stress

While travelling frequently for work may sound exciting, it can also be quite stressful. The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) have come up with eight tips on reducing business travel stress. Below are their tips and additional suggestions from me to help you arrive calm and in a productive frame of mind.

Review of Trofea Grill Buffet Restaurant in Budapest

Our sons were handed a flyer advertising the Trofea Grill Buffet restaurant when they were out and about in Budapest. We decided to give it a try as it sounded good value for 5,500 HUF (around £15)  per adult including umlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee, on weekday evenings. We were served with drinks soon after sitting at the table.

The Old Town Cemetery in Stirling

After a very wet afternoon in early May, I took an evening stroll up to the Old Town Cemetery near Stirling Castle. I was extremely lucky that I didn't get wet and the sun even made a brief appearance at just the right time. There's even a pyramid in the Old Town Cemetery in Stirling.

Photo Tour of the Palace of Arts in Budapest

I visited the Palace of Arts in Budapest in April 2014. Admission cost 1900 HUF (approx £5). The Palace of Arts is located in Heroes Square at the City Park, at the end of Andrassy Ave.

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