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A Holiday in Pollensa, Mallorca

i think that Pollensa, in the north-east of the Spanish island of Mallorca, is one of the best places to stay when taking a holiday on this Mediterranean island. The narrow streets of the town of Pollensa have a medieval feel. The 13th...Show More Summary

Photo Tour of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Marseille

I had planned to visit the Museum of Decorative Arts in Marseille prior to our trip to the city. My interest was further piqued by posters and flyers dotted around the city of the ‘Pop Art Design’ exhibition by Hubert Le Gall at the Museum of Decorative Arts, which runs until 6 September 2015. Show More Summary

Review of Ahaleena Buffet in Park Royal, London

I knew from looking at the map and talking with our son who had previously stayed at the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal that there wasn’t much to do in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. When I did a search for restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, the Ahaleena Mediterranean Buffet appeared. Show More Summary

Islington Museum in London

Islington Museum is located in St Johns Street, beneath Finsbury Libray. Exterior of Islington Museum I’ve always been a bit confused about the location of the boundaries of the London borough of Islington. I didn’t realise that its southern border reaches down to the City of London. Show More Summary

Adventure Days in the Future

Experience days website Into the Blue has done some crystal ball gazing to see the type of activities which could be on offer in the next fifty to one hundred years, What about a retro space shuttle flight? The space shuttle was the first reusable spacecraft, which launched using a detachable rocket and fuel tank. Show More Summary

Quirky Conference Venues in the UK

IHG Business Advantage’s Unusual Conference Venues, Records and Facts infographic highlights some quirky venues in the UK. I know that when I was searching for a venue for the ‘Write on Finance’ Blog Up in Leeds, which I organised for my personal finance website,, I was looking for somewhere with a bit of character. Show More Summary

Visiting Wesley’s Chapel and the Museum of Methodism in London

I spotted Wesley’s Chapel and the Museum of Methodism in City Road as I was walking between the Geffyre Museum and the Barbican Centre. It was a coincedence, as I’d read about John Wesley, one of the founders of the Methodist movement, when I was in Islington Museum the previous day. Show More Summary

Day Tours from Madrid

If you’re staying in the Spanish capital of Madrid and would like to explore a little further afield, offer several day tours from Madrid . These luxury tours combine wine tasting, visits to vineyards, pretty villages and cities such as Segovia and Toledo, with lunch at local restaurants. Show More Summary

Review of St James Court Hotel London

I stayed at the St James Court Hotel in London for one night in February 2015. The stay was booked by a credit report company hosting an event for personal finance bloggers, which I attendied as editor of Help Me To Save. My confirmation...Show More Summary

Visiting the British Library

The British Library is a great place to visit. It’s located close to King’s Cross railway station. The cloakroom and lockers are free (but you need a £1 coin as a deposit for the lockers). It states at the entrance that you can store a suitcase the size of airline carry on luggage. Show More Summary

Terrific Trees in Europe

Europe is full of beautiful and interesting trees, alive, dead and artificial; here are some of my favourites. Edinburgh Castle was looking lovely framed by cherry blossom trees in late April. Cherry Blossom Trees in the shadow of Edinburgh...Show More Summary

Photo Tour of Little Venice in London

I was never quite sure where Little Venice was. When I stayed at the Colonnade Town House, it was only a five minute walk to Little Venice. The nearest Underground Station is Warwick Ave, a three minute clearly signed walk from Little Venice.

A Touring Holiday from Poitiers to Bordeaux in France

I’ve been thinking about visiting the Bordeaux area in France for ages. As Ryanair have direct flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux and Poitiers (which lies around 160 miles north of Bordeaux), I thought that a 7 day leisurely self-drive touring holiday between the two cities sounded good. Show More Summary

Photo Tour of the Fergusson Gallery Perth Scotland

The Fergusson Gallery in Perth showcases the work of the Scottish Colourist painter John Fegusson and his partner, dance pioneer and artist, Margaret Morris. The gallery, which opened in 1992, is housed in a former waterworks building. John Fergusson was born in Leith, Edinburgh.

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

I visited Newbiggin by the Sea, in south east Northumberland, on a sunny afternoon in late February. The first thing that struck me was the good availability of good parking spaces on the attractive high street. From there, it was aShow More Summary

The Côte d’Azur Éclair: One of the Stars of Le Méridien Éclair Diaries

Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini took a motorcycle tour around the Côte d’Azur in the south of France as part of the Le Méridien‘s ‘Éclair Diaries‘. Johnny was looking for inspiration for a new éclair that would embody the flavours of the region and bring a new twist to this traditional Parisian pastry. Johnny visited a candy maker, a […]The Côte d’Azur Éclair:

Photo Tour of Spitalfields Market London

Spitalfields Market is located a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, very close to the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street where I was staying. The market is open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. There are different themes every day.

Visit the Institute of Sexology and See the New Staircase at the Wellcome Collection London

‘The Institute of Sexology’ exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London runs until 22 September 2015. You’re not allowed to take photos in the Institute, but the video below gives an outline of the exhibition. Having worked as an...Show More Summary

Glass Exhibition in Perth Museum Scotland

I loved the ‘Dazzle: A Glossary of Glass’ gallery at Perth Museum. My favourite piece was a hare entitled ‘Glare’ by Rachel Mary Elliot.

Help Europe a la Carte Get 1 Million Pinterest Followers

On 18 February 2015, Europe a la Carte had just over 212,000 followers on the Pinterest photo pinning social network. As well as a being an easy way to admire beautiful photos, Pinterest can help you with travel planning. I thought why...Show More Summary

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