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Hotel Review – Amba Charing Cross, London

Hotel Review – Amba Charing Cross, London

David Whitley July 28, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel Review – Amba Charing Cross, London

Has another great railway hotel makeover worked out?   Disclosure: I was invited to stay at the Amba Charing Cross for review purposes by the hotel’s PR agency. Both accommodation and a meal for

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Montreal: Canada’s unlikely surfing hotspot

Montreal: Canada’s unlikely surfing hotspot

David Whitley July 2, 2015 Comments Off on Montreal: Canada’s unlikely surfing hotspot

Despite being hundreds of miles inland, Montreal has a hardy band of surfers. David Whitley went to join them.   Paddling out, it quickly becomes clear that this is no normal morning surf. For

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Hotel review: The Xenia, London

Hotel review: The Xenia, London

David Whitley June 17, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel review: The Xenia, London

The welcome Bags are leapt on by silly-hatted porters at the bottom of the steps to the neo-classical portico, but the vibe inside the Xenia is thoroughly modern. Vivienne Westwood tapestries hang on the

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Hotel review: The Joule, Dallas, Texas

Hotel review: The Joule, Dallas, Texas

David Whitley June 2, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel review: The Joule, Dallas, Texas

The welcome When I first visited The Joule in 2010, it was an art installation in the lobby that stuck with me. A giant floor-to-ceiling cog wheel, being turned by another on the ceiling

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The other 9/11 Memorial: Pennsylvania’s most tragic field

The other 9/11 Memorial: Pennsylvania’s most tragic field

David Whitley May 27, 2015 Comments Off on The other 9/11 Memorial: Pennsylvania’s most tragic field

David Whitley takes a detour to the forgotten 9/11 Memorial in Pennsylvania.   Looking out, it’s just a field. A field with tufty grass and a grove of trees towards the back, surrounded by

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The Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp: Gateway to a new life

The Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp: Gateway to a new life

David Whitley May 2, 2015 Comments Off on The Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp: Gateway to a new life

The dockside building that millions passed through on their way to America is now a museum charting one of the largest migrations in history.   Just out of Antwerp’s magnificently OTT, cathedral-esque Centraal Station,

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Kart racing in Rotorua, New Zealand

Kart racing in Rotorua, New Zealand

David Whitley April 14, 2015 Comments Off on Kart racing in Rotorua, New Zealand

On the Southern Hemisphere’s longest kart racing track, David Whitley realises he’s neither the skill nor the will to win. It doesn’t take long for me to realise that I’m not Lewis Hamilton. Delighted

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Hotel review: Skwachays Lodge, Vancouver

Hotel review: Skwachays Lodge, Vancouver

David Whitley April 2, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel review: Skwachays Lodge, Vancouver

A new indigenous-designed lodge gives David Whitley a cultural stay in Vancouver.   THE LOCATION Sandwiched between Vancouver’s Chinatown and the historic Gastown quarter of the city, yet not quite in either, the surroundings

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Moral challenges at Washington DC’s Newseum

Moral challenges at Washington DC’s Newseum

David Whitley March 27, 2015 Comments Off on Moral challenges at Washington DC’s Newseum

David Whitley finds the experience of going round a museum about his own profession both odd and – eventually – challenging.   A look through the newspapers from across the United States is rather

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Hotel review: Hotel Emblem, Prague

Hotel review: Hotel Emblem, Prague

David Whitley March 2, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel review: Hotel Emblem, Prague

An Old Town joint going for a modern rather than homely old-fashioned look, the Emblem is something a little bit different for Prague.   The welcome The doors open to reveal a small, tall

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