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Getting the Most from Your Prague Card

We were given complimentary Prague Cards when we visited the Czech capital. The Prague card offers free entry to 60 attractions, a free city walking tour, bus tour and river cruise, plus discounted entry to over 30 attractions. Prices...Show More Summary

Exploring London Off the Beaten Track

I’ve enjoyed getting off the beaten track in London and exploring some less well known areas of the capital. This approach started for a couple of reasons. I’d seen many of the big attractions in central London and I decided to look further afield to find more affordable hotels. Show More Summary

Walking Along Regent’s Canal from Kings Place to Camden Lock

My walk along Regent’s Canal from Kings Place to Camden Lock didn’t get off to the best of starts, as the first section of the tow path was blocked off for maintanance work. However, I was able to do a detour north through HandysideShow More Summary

Review of Bella Italia Restaurant in North Berwick, Scotland

Althought we like eating at the Grange when we visit North Berwick, we decided to try somewhere different, the Bella Italia in the High Street, on our most recent visit. I was attracted by the three course set lunch for £8.95, whichShow More Summary

Review of Mamaison Andrassy Hotel Budapest

We stayed at the four star Mamaison Andrassy Hotel Budapest in April 2014, booked through Onhotels. I paid £417 for three nights,  including breakfast, for a double room for my husband and me, and a twin room for our sons. That worked out at just under £70 a night per room. Show More Summary

Handyside Gardens, King’s Cross London

Handyside Gardens are located a ten minute walk from King’s Cross station. You need to exit the station at the eastern end, then walk north up York Place. The gardens will be on your left immediately after crossing Regent’s Canal. I loved the colourful flowers painted onto the reflective background. Show More Summary

Photo Tour of the Geffyre Museum in London

I always like to visit less well known attractions when I’m in London. I had a look at what was within striking distance of the Travelodge London Bethnal Green and thought that the Geffyre Museum in Hoxton sounded interesting.The museum focuses on the history of the home over the last 400 years. Show More Summary

Front Page Exhibition at Old Gala House in Galashiels

The ‘Front Page’ exhibition of iconic magazine covers runs until 8 June 2014 at the Old Gala House museum and gallery in Galashields in the Scottish Borders. The exhibition is made more fun by the various related masks and head gear that you can wear. Show More Summary

Review of Colina Mar Apartments, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

We stayed at the Colina Mar Apartments in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria for three nights in December 2013. The price for a one bedroom apartment for two adults on half board was £197. This worked out at under £66 a night. It’s  a veryShow More Summary

Visiting the Norwegian Fjords

The Norwegian fjords, featured in the video below, look so majestic and pristine. I haven’t been to Norway, but it’s on my ‘would love to visit’ list. The fjord region is ideal for hiking, cycling and kayaking. The Hardangerfjord,...Show More Summary

Review of Cosmo Restaurant in Edinburgh

I had lunch with one of our sons at the Cosmo Restaurant, beside Edinburgh’s Omni Centre, on a Friday in late February. We’d tried to have lunch there on a Saturday a couple of weeks earlier, after it’d been recommended on Twitter, but gave up when we saw the long queue to get a table. Show More Summary

Ferry Versus Plane for Holidays in France

Brittany Ferries’ infographic highlights some of the advantages of travelling from the UK to France by ferry versus plane. The comparison is based on a holiday to the Loire Valley for a family of two adults and two kids. The journeyShow More Summary

Visiting the London Canal Museum

I saw a sign for the London Canal Museum as I walked up York Place to start my stroll along the Regent’s Canal to Camden Lock Market. It seemed very appropriate, as I was about to walk along a canal. However, as my walk was planned to...Show More Summary

WW1 Events in Ireland

With the centenary of the First World War approaching, the nations that fought in the war are commemorating the event in different ways, from special museum exhibits, new monuments and services of commemoration. Although the Republic of Ireland didn’t exist at the time, many Irish soldiers fought in the British army during the conflict. Show More Summary

Review of Roca Negra Hotel & Spa in Agaete, Gran Canaria

We stayed at the Roca Negra Hotel & Spa in Agaete, in the north-west coast of Gran Canaria, for two nights in December 2013. It cost £85 a night for a double room on half board booked through, using a 10% discount code....Show More Summary

Some Good Late Availability Deals on Travelzoo

If you’re looking for last minute deals, Travelzoo have some great offers. I’ve picked a few of my favourite late availability holidays from their site to give you an idea of what’s on offer, along with some of our tips for things to do in the various destinations. Show More Summary

Discovering Roman Sites in Paris

Unlike many southern French cities, Paris tends not to be associated with a Roman past. Some guidebooks barely mention their presence at all, or they do so only in passing. Not surprisingly then, of all the things to see and do in Paris the Roman sites rarely get a look in. Show More Summary

Scott’s View near St Boswells in the Scottish Borders

Scott’s View was a favourite viewing point of the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, author of Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. It’s located close to the village of St Boswells. It’s another of these places in the Scottish Borders which I’d been meaning to visit for ages. Show More Summary

Why You Should See War Horse When You Visit London

On my most recent trip to London, I decided to look for some cheap theatre tickets. A lot of the lower priced tickets, starting at £10 for a midweek evening performance, were for shows which didn’t receive the greatest of reviews. When...Show More Summary

Field of Light in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square

The ‘Field of Light’ installation by Bruce Munro in St Andrew Square Edinburgh runs until 27 April 2014. It’s an optic fibre display using 9,500 glass spheres which light up and change colour. I visited the ‘Field of Light’ in late February. Show More Summary

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