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A Selection of our Recent Articles

Staying Connected While Travelling

Staying Connected While Travelling

Innovative improvements in technology mean fast internet connections no longer require a physical wired connection. Mobile technologies and broadband have transformed the travel Continue reading

Private Islands in the Mediterranean

Private Islands in the Mediterranean

For some luxury travellers the priority for a vacation isn’t just a sea view, but exclusivity and privacy are very important features too. Continue reading

Why I'm Relieved Scotland Voted No to Independence

Why I'm Relieved Scotland Voted No to Independence

I’m in Chicago. As the time here is six hours behind the UK, I was able to see that Scotland had voted in Continue reading

7 Things to Do When Visiting Barcelona with Kids

7 Things to Do When Visiting Barcelona with Kids

Travelling as a family, you sometimes feel pulled in a million different directions, especially when you are visiting a city with kids. Everyone Continue reading

Why Soller is a Great Base for a Holiday in Majorca

Why Soller is a Great Base for a Holiday in Majorca

Soller, in the north west of the Spanish island of Majorca, is a great base for a holiday, especially if you like walking.

Soller

Soller’s Continue reading

Review of the Roxburghe Hotel in the Scottish Borders

Review of the Roxburghe Hotel in the Scottish Borders

We stayed at The Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso in the Scottish Borders for one night in September 2014 on a complimentary basis. The Continue reading

Review of Hot Flame Restaurant in Edinburgh

Review of Hot Flame Restaurant in Edinburgh

We had lunch at the Hot Flame Restaurant in Quartermile district of Edinburgh on a Saturday in September 2014. Gary, our son who Continue reading

Photo Tour of the McManus Galleries in Dundee

Photo Tour of the McManus Galleries in Dundee

The McManus Galleries, one of Dundee’s most distinctive landmarks, was built in Gothic Revival Style.The gallery and museum, which opened in 1876 as Continue reading

Review of RE London Shoreditch Hotel

Review of RE London Shoreditch Hotel

I stayed at the RE London Shoreditch for two nights in late May 2014. I was searching for a hotel in the Shoreditch/Hackney Continue reading

Should You Arrange An Airport Transfer?

Should You Arrange An Airport Transfer?

In the good old days of package holidays, the return transfers from the airport to your hotel, a suitcase in the hold and Continue reading

Edinburgh Airport's New Lounge Should Aspire to Having Toilets

Edinburgh Airport's New Lounge Should Aspire to Having Toilets

I won two United BusinessFirst return tickets from Edinburgh to Chicago in a business card prize draw. These tickets offered us free-of-charge access Continue reading

KLM Celebrates Its 95th Birthday

KLM Celebrates Its 95th Birthday

KLM, the Royal Dutch Airline, celebrates its 95th birthday this month. Since 1919 KLM has been flying passengers all over the world. Fifty Continue reading