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LATEST ARTICLES

Hooray for Hollywood

Hooray for Hollywood

In 1923, the Crescent Sign Company of Los Angeles were commissioned to create a huge sign. It was to advertise a new housing development, the name of which was Hollywoodland. It was intended to be a temporary structure that would last for about eighteen months –...

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Paternoster Elevator: Sheffield, Yorkshire

Paternoster Elevator: Sheffield, Yorkshire

If you speak British English, then you will refer to it as a ‘lift’. If you’re American, or were taught to speak English in the American way, then you’ll call it an ‘elevator’. But despite this difference, I’ll bet that we all...

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Airbnb / STR: Cheaper Than Hotels?

We have so many accommodation decisions to make when we travel, haven’t we? Hotel or bed & breakfast? Hostel, maybe? A rented apartment or studio? A rental house? Perhaps a room in someone’s home? And the chances are that we’ll have different...

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Dying Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

The monument depicts a mortally wounded lion and was described by Mark Twain as ‘the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world’ It was carved in 1820-21 to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died in the French Revolution. Mark Twain describes it...

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Shakespeare and Company, Paris

This quirky bookstore, which seems to be so very French, was opened in Paris in 1951 — by an American, George Whitman. Although it’s a legitimate commercial concern and sells new and secondhand books it’s also a sort of literary drop-in centre and...

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Sassi di Matera, Italy

Stay at the La Dimora di Metello Hotel in Matera and the terrace above will be an excellent place to sit and enjoy a glass of local wine and gaze at the most amazing scenery. Sassi di Matera, also known as ‘The City of Caves’ is a UNESCO World Heritage...

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Why to Travel With a Sleeping Bag Liner

Before smart travellers appreciated the extremely good reasons for travelling with them, sleeping bag liners were the preserve of the hardy campers. And still are I suppose, but for some time now I’ve been travelling with one in my hand luggage – and you...

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