Saltaire, Yorkshire

Saltaire, Yorkshire

It bothers me so much that overseas visitors who travel to the UK see London as their main point of interest. There is so much to see and do in England (and Scotland and Wales) and although London certainly does have many attractions, the wise traveller will venture...
Kampung Pelangi: The Rainbow Village

Kampung Pelangi: The Rainbow Village

The village of Kampung Pelangi is a small village in Central Java, Indonesia. And they had a problem. They needed to come up with a way to attract more tourists to the area. You can see the solution above – the village was transformed. As you can imagine, this...
On a Road Trip? Where to ‘Go’

On a Road Trip? Where to ‘Go’

You might call it the restroom, the loo, the toilet, the bathroom … but whatever your choice, one thing is for sure. At certain times when you are travelling you’re going to have to rely on finding public conveniences for your peeing needs. If you’re...
Until We All Belong

Until We All Belong

If you think that Airbnb is simply a website that puts travellers in touch with hosts, then their recent initiative might surprise you. It’s well known that the company has its favourite causes – for example, helping to provide accommodation for people who...
Visit Mister Ed’s Grave. Maybe

Visit Mister Ed’s Grave. Maybe

Did you know that you can visit television’s famous Mister Ed’s grave? You do remember Mister Ed, don’t you? Okay, I guess that I’ll have to admit that not everyone is as old as I am. There were reruns for years – let me remind you: Yes,...
Airbnb: Better than a Hotel?

Airbnb: Better than a Hotel?

I have to say that as an Airbnb host, and occasional guest, I am biased. But I’m going to try to put that aside (and probably fail miserably) and discuss the pros and cons. What is better for today’s traveller? Staying in a hotel or in an Airbnb rental?...
Visiting the UK: The Jersey War Tunnels

Visiting the UK: The Jersey War Tunnels

The Channel island of Jersey is a fabulous place to visit for so many reasons. Although the Channel Islands are British, they are closer to the French coast than they are to England which gives the islands temperate weather and an unusual atmosphere that is...
Huntclub: Airbnb for Hunters and Fishermen

Huntclub: Airbnb for Hunters and Fishermen

Firstly, apologies to girls who fish for the title of this article – ‘fisherpersons’ might be politically correct but it sounds daft. Now that’s out of the way, I can tell you about an online service that is specifically for those of you who...
Help Local Communities When You Travel

Help Local Communities When You Travel

Did you know that by (painlessly) choosing experiences that benefit the local community means that you’ll have an even better time when you travel? The travel industry is huge but recent statistics show that for every $100 spent in a given area, only $5 of that...
Stalybridge Station. The Buffet Bar

Stalybridge Station. The Buffet Bar

If you’re visiting the North of England you’ll find history everywhere. There are so many popular places that attract tourists and travellers in droves but there are also many hidden gems. One of them is the Buffet Bar at the Stalybridge Railway Station....
Going to Stockholm? Stay in Jail!

Going to Stockholm? Stay in Jail!

So few people want to stay in faceless chain hotels these days. And that’s why the Långholmen Hotel in Stockholm can provide you with a truly different accommodation experience. This is because the hotel is a converted nineteenth-century prison! It’s...
The Confidante Hotel, Miami Beach

The Confidante Hotel, Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a pretty exciting place to be. And one of the best places to stay in right on the famous Collins Avenue which is where you’ll find the Confidente Hotel. But there’s more. If you’re a fan of Mid-Century Modern architecture and...
Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t think that giraffes are completely adorable. And when you stay at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi you’ll be almost living with them – but in gracious and stylish surroundings. This fabulous building, which now sits on...
Burgh Island Hotel, Devon, UK

Burgh Island Hotel, Devon, UK

If you can imagine Hercule Poirot investigating a mysterious murder in the Art Deco interior of the Burgh Island Hotel, then it’s no surprise. For one of its illustrious guests in days gone by was Poirot’s creator, Agatha Christie, and several of her...
Truckhenge: Topeka, Kansas

Truckhenge: Topeka, Kansas

At the end of the last century, Ron Lessman, a native of Topeka, was farming the land that his family had owned since the 1870s. he had also built up a small collection of antiquated vehicles – a handful of old pickup trucks and an old bus.  The authorities did...
Kasbah du Toubkal, Morocco

Kasbah du Toubkal, Morocco

Would you really like to get away from it all? Then consider the Kasbah du Toubkal set high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. And if you’re accustomed to stepping out of your cab and straight into your hotel you’ll find that even your arrival at the...
Selina’s Hostel, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Selina’s Hostel, Bocas del Toro, Panama

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Panama, then you’ll want to take a look at this wonderful beachfront hostel. You can dive straight into the Caribbean sea right from their enormous deck. And the hostel has so much more to offer. It is one of...
Visit the Source of the Hass Avocado

Visit the Source of the Hass Avocado

Unless you are seriously addicted to eating avocados, then I doubt that you’d travel thousands of miles to California just to see where the Hass avocado empire was born but if you’re local, or in the area, visiting this site will be a fabulous story to...
The Love Lock Tree of Beaulieu

The Love Lock Tree of Beaulieu

Love locks have a history that goes back to the First World War but the craze really started to take off in or around 2000. What is a love lock? A couple will purchase a padlock – normally of the common or garden variety – they scratch their initials on...
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