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Where to stay in Vancouver & an area guide

Planning a trip to Vancouver and wondering where to stay in Vancouver? Well let me help you! I’ve been living here for over a year now and love it more than ever. I spend my days walking dogs around the city and so know each area pretty darn well. If you’re wondering which part of Vancouver might be right for you then take a look at this guide on where to stay in Vancouver. This ...
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Best budget hotels in Las Vegas

We spent three months travelling around the United States and only spent money on accommodation twice. One of those times was when we visited Las Vegas. Thom had booked a hotel as a surprise (a surprise I almost ruined by trying to book a hotel myself as we rolled in to Vegas). Hotels in Vegas are unlike any hotel I've stayed in before. They're the types of hotel you could imagine living in since they ...
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The best affordable hotels in New York City

You all know I'm a fan of budget travel. Why spend all that money on a hotel room when you're going to be off out exploring the city, right? A trip to New York doesn't come cheap. However, if you do your research you can save money on your accommodation without having to resort to nasty hostels or hotel rooms. These are the best affordable hotels in New York City (in my opinion anyway!) and ...
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BLOC London Gatwick Hotel Review

A night at BLOC London Gatwick before our flight to Canada has helped to completely change the way I like to travel. You see, I used to just try and save money wherever I could; even when it meant having to get up at 3am in order to get to the airport in time. But, on a couple of trips last year (the one to Slovenia and the one to Greece) we decided to stay ...
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Most memorable Airbnb experiences

The first thing I read about Airbnb was negative, way back in 2011 or something before it was the phenomenon it is now. That certainly put me off trying it out for a while and it wasn't until a trip to South America in 2014 that I actually gave it a go. Giving it a try was more out of necessity than desire… We were visiting Brazil during the world cup, the accommodation was either booked ...
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YOTEL Hotel Review

I definitely favour cheap flights at unsociable hours over more expensive flights at "normal" times of the day (much to my boyfriend's dismay). It's not just that they're cheaper, it's also that they arrive early giving you extra time in your destination. This is ideal for those of us who love weekend breaks. However, even I'm not a fan of getting a night bus across London to ensure I'm at an airport by 4am. My ...
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Airbnb for Adventurers

As much as I love stylish hotels my love for Airbnb has no limits. Back in early 2014 I was pretty sceptical. I remember reading one horror story about it and that was enough to put me off. However, when I spent the best part of a month in Brazil last year during the World Cup the only places we could afford were on Airbnb. We booked a room in a house in Rio and ...
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Spoilt For Choice: Tasting Menu & a Night at The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley

Stepping into the welcoming reception area of The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley, on the edge of the North York Moors, was like stepping back in time. This 4-Star country boutique hotel, York’s Hotel of the Year for 2015, has a history dating back to the 15th Century. I was invited to try the “Spoilt For Choice” package, and felt thoroughly spoilt throughout the duration of my stay thanks to the cosiness of the room, ...
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My Night in Prison, Clink 78

I remember a time at primary school when we went on a school trip to a prison. I guess the motive behind that was to freak us out so we never did anything bad. All I remember was thinking "wow, he's got a TV in his room" and "haha that policeman's name is PC SEXton". So maybe that trip kind of backfired. Perhaps that's why I jumped at the chance to stay in a prison ...
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Hotel Review: Mercure London Bridge

I tend to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with chain hotels. I love that you know what to expect and that they're usually not too expensive like a lot of boutique hotels can be. But I hate (more a case of dislike) that they're always the same with little individuality. If you just want a quick crash pad though chain hotels are definitely your safer bet, rather than gamble on the cheap hotel ...
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