Category Archives: Weekend Getaways

Last minute travel savings and where to find them!

If you’re lucky enough to not be tethered to a strict schedule, then you’re a perfect candidate to take advantage of the deep discounts available on last minute travel. Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned to book anything (trains and restaurants, for … Continue reading

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Charming Christmas getaways

Some cities are just better during the holidays. Whether you think Christmastime isn’t as fun without snow or you just like a place with phenomenal shops in which to check everyone off your gift list, we’ve put together a list … Continue reading

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Selling the illusion: staged vs. reality

Hotel photos are meant to make a property look shiny, clean and attractive. After all, this is the slick merchandising used to sell a customer on a hotel’s rooms, pool, restaurant and other amenities. You wouldn’t book a hotel without … Continue reading

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Sex and the City Hotels

Sex and the City (Carrie moves to Paris) At the end of Season 6, you may remember Carrie jetting off to Paris to be with Aleksandr Petrovsky. Per usual Carrie style, she checks herself into the opultent Hôtel Plaza Athénée located … Continue reading

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London accommodation under £100 a night? Pffft!

Finding a room in London for under £100 a night is no myth. Inexpensive accommodation, outside of hostels, does exist! While the variety of locations and list of amenities may not be up to snuff of any hotel with a … Continue reading

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Bilbao, Spain

Most people know Bilbao, Spain for one thing: the architecturally stunning Guggenheim Museum. But Bilbao has much more to offer than just a museum. After seeing the impressive Puppy (the flower dog at the Guggenheim’s entrance), you can do loads … Continue reading

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Roughing it in style

The latest travel buzzword making the rounds for the past few years is “glamping”, a portmanteau of the words glamour and camping. Glamping is an alternative for those who can’t properly camp without comfy beds, flushing toilets, hot water and … Continue reading

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Outdoor Utopias

Smoo Cave, Durness, Scotland Located on the northern end of Scotland, Smoo Cave is a naturally formed sea cave characterised by dramatic limestone that has been weathered away by water erosion. The cave’s outer chamber opening (the largest in the … Continue reading

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Travel hacks, hints and tricks

A “hack”, for those not in-the-know, is a clever, DIY trick of repurposing an existing object’s primary function with minimal cost incurred. Hints and tricks are self-explanatory, really. You may ask how you can apply all three to travelling. We’ve scoured … Continue reading

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