Hosts: The Pros & Cons of Keyless Entry

Hosts: The Pros & Cons of Keyless Entry

If you have a rental apartment or house that you list on Airbnb or a similar service, then no doubt at some times you will have considered the possibility of using a keyless entry system to allow your guests to check themselves in. But is this really a good idea?...
Cape Town: Honest Chocolate

Cape Town: Honest Chocolate

I know that most people don’t travel to Cape Town to sample chocolate but if you’re going to be in this fabulous city then visiting the Honest Chocolate Café is a must. It has become an important part of many travellers’ itinerary thanks to its...
Monaco: Prince Rainer’s Car Collection

Monaco: Prince Rainer’s Car Collection

Prince Rainier of Monaco, who lived until 2004, was a well-known monarch. He is probably best known, in the United States in particular, for marrying American actress, Grace Kelly, in 1956. What is less known is that he was an avid collector of the finest automobiles...
Enjoy a Literary Dublin Pub Crawl!

Enjoy a Literary Dublin Pub Crawl!

Dublin is well known for many of the attractions if offers but for many people, it’s pubs are a major feature! Add to that the fact that there have been so many notable literary figures who have lived and worked in Dublin and you have the perfect combination...
Great Pyramid Inn: Giza, Cairo

Great Pyramid Inn: Giza, Cairo

The romance and history of Egypt’s pyramids – and the famous Sphinx – is something that many people would love to experience.  For most of us, simply getting there is a costly matter and then we have to find affordable accommodation – it seems...
Spinlister: Airbnb for Bikes

Spinlister: Airbnb for Bikes

When you travel, rent a bike, surfboard, stand up paddle board or snow gear from Spinlister – which is often described as ‘Airbnb for bikes’. This is because the two companies work in very similar ways. Just as you can often find rental accommodation...
Paris: Movie Location Tour

Paris: Movie Location Tour

Take a walking tour of many of the famous locations where films have been made in the fabulous city of Paris. Probably one of the most iconic movies made in Paris is Charade starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn and yes, you’ll see those locations and many...
Visiting the UK: Ladybower Reservoir

Visiting the UK: Ladybower Reservoir

England’s Peak District is a fabulous place to visit with a great deal to offer the tourist, especially those who appreciate natural beauty. A place I always enjoyed visiting was the Ladybower Reservoir. Why on earth would anyone want to visit a reservoir? Well,...
The Pool of the Arches: Ramla, Israel

The Pool of the Arches: Ramla, Israel

Ramla is a short, about thirty minutes, drive from Tel Aviv. It’s notable for its museum and White Tower but in recent years, travellers have been visiting because of another curious attraction – the Pool of Arches. Descend the stone stairs and once you...
Hyde Park Cinema: Leeds

Hyde Park Cinema: Leeds

There are many great reasons to visit Leeds in Yorkshire. Art galleries, Victorian arcades, exceptional shopping, original architecture, sports facilities, museums, fabulous dining options and — plenty more. But increasingly visitors are heading to a warren of...
Trade your Talent for Travel Opportunities

Trade your Talent for Travel Opportunities

Wanderbrief is a comparatively new service – just over one year old at time of writing – that allows professional photographers, designers, writers and other creatives exchange their skills in exchange for travelling the world. The service, headquartered...
Airbnb Hosts: The House Tour

Airbnb Hosts: The House Tour

If you operate a short term rental, using Airbnb or a similar service, then it’s important to realise that greeting your guests and the house tour can be one of the most important aspects of your business. They say that you don’t get a second chance to...
Justo Gallego Martínez’s Madrid Cathedral

Justo Gallego Martínez’s Madrid Cathedral

Since 1961 Justo Gallego had had just one aim and that is to build a cathedral in Mejorada del Campo in the Community of Madrid, Spain. Opinions are still divided regarding Justo – is he devout or simply a madman? He has no permit to erect the building and there...
Visiting the UK: Dobcross

Visiting the UK: Dobcross

Dobcross is a small village in the north of England, nestling in the South Pennine hills. Picturesque and featuring fabulous surrounding countryside, it’s always well worth visiting. This is especially the case if you’re a visitor from overseas and want to...
A Tropical Island Vacation … In Germany

A Tropical Island Vacation … In Germany

Maybe a tropical resort vacation is way beyond your means, especially if you live in Europe. But never mind, did you know that you can enjoy a tropical  island stay in Germany? This is thanks to the Tropical Islands Resort at Krausnick. (See the map below). You can...
Which Countries Offer Great Travel Deals?

Which Countries Offer Great Travel Deals?

Of course, if I were to give you now a list of the countries which offer the best value for international travellers, that list would soon be out of date. Somewhere that was a great deal a year ago might not be these days. One of the main reasons is the way that...
Coming to Fort Lauderdale from the UK?

Coming to Fort Lauderdale from the UK?

When I first came to Fort Lauderdale from England – way back in the eighties – I would have loved to have stayed in a place where someone knew what I was talking about! Ten years later, I moved here permanently and it took me quite some time to adjust to...
Restaurante Sobrino de Botín: Madrid

Restaurante Sobrino de Botín: Madrid

Restaurante Sobrino de Botín in Madrid claims to be the world’s oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world. Wikipedia, on the other hand, begs to differ and cites an older restaurant in China but really, the argument is a moot one as the Guinness Book...
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