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How to choose the right hotel

How to choose the right hotel

David Whitley April 7, 2016 Comments Off on How to choose the right hotel

Where to find the best accommodation deals, hotel room upgrades and best located stays.   Think about your preferred style Planning to barely see the room outside sleeping hours? Then cheap, clean and central

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Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Prague

Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Prague

David Whitley August 21, 2015 Comments Off on Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Prague

The cheapest hotel packages tend to be infested by stag parties – go for something a little pricier or book hotel and flight separately. Apartment hotels are often a bargain.   Avoid half-day tours

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Cheap Avios flights mixing business and economy class

Cheap Avios flights mixing business and economy class

David Whitley August 3, 2015 Comments Off on Cheap Avios flights mixing business and economy class

How a loophole in the British Airways Avios system allows you to combine classes on flights for a bargain rate.   The mixed class Avios loophole It seems that the British Airways Avios system

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Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Los Angeles

Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Los Angeles

David Whitley July 21, 2015 Comments Off on Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Los Angeles

Baywatch glossed over the often grim water quality of LA’s beaches – with the one at Malibu Pier having consistently gross bacteria counts. Most beaches are particularly bad after rain – check brc.healthebay.org before

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Which gestures are offensive in other countries?

Which gestures are offensive in other countries?

David Whitley June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Which gestures are offensive in other countries?

Everyday hand gestures in Britain can be offensive elsewhere. Here are a few things to avoid.   To us, joining the index finger and thumb together may mean “OK”, but elsewhere it’s a minefield.

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16 ways to maximise your time on a short break

16 ways to maximise your time on a short break

David Whitley May 21, 2015 Comments Off on 16 ways to maximise your time on a short break

Only going away for a couple of days and want to make the most of it? Well, these time-saving tips should come in handy…   Fly in early and out late – staying overnight

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Packing: The things you should really avoid taking

Packing: The things you should really avoid taking

David Whitley May 3, 2015 Comments Off on Packing: The things you should really avoid taking

David Whitley takes a look at the commonly-packed things you really don’t need to take with you on a round the world trip.   Most packing advice concentrates on the things you do need

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How to choose the right hotel

How to choose the right hotel

David Whitley April 21, 2015 Comments Off on How to choose the right hotel

It’s not necessarily about picking the cheapest hotel – but the best one for you.   Think about your preferred style Planning to barely see the room outside sleeping hours? Then cheap, clean and

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How to find the best city tours

How to find the best city tours

David Whitley March 21, 2015 Comments Off on How to find the best city tours

Many city tours are terrible. But it’s possible to dig out the good ones….   Beyond the double-decker: better group tours. Say no more to the generic city tour by hunting down the specialists.

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How to plan the great American Road Trip

How to plan the great American Road Trip

David Whitley February 20, 2015 Comments Off on How to plan the great American Road Trip

Planning to go driving in the States? Well here’s how to make the most of it… Pick the perfect route The US has a number of classic routes – such as Route 66 from

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