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Jun
14

UK’s Most Romantic Hotels

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Lake District Hotel

Linthwaite House Hotel, Lake District

Tucked away in a beautiful corner of the Lake District, Linthwaite House Hotel retains all the charm of a country house whilst offering all the conveniences you’d expect from a modern hotel.  Consisting of 30 individually designed rooms and suites, no detail has gone unnoticed at this exquisite countryside retreat.

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Jul
31

Scots splashing out on foreign holidays

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Travel companies spend a lot of time and effort trying to reach their target audience, and convincing them to part their cash with them as opposed to their competitors. It’s a saturated market, with hundreds of different sites and agencies offering booking services. When this is the case, how do you get ahead of the game?

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Aug
1

Top 5 Most Lavish Hotels in Europe

Filed Under France, Italy, United Kingdom

Tourists looking for a luxurious vacation in Europe will never leave in disappointment. Some of the most luxurious hotels in the world are located in Europe as they often combine history, exquisite accommodation and location. They can command a steep rate but many of their patrons agree that every cent spent in these hotels is worth it.

The following are the top five luxurious hotels in Europe:

Hotel de Crillon

In the heart of Paris, France is Hotel de Crillon. The structure was built during mid-18th century and the beauty of the structure is still there today. Aside from the amazing historical structure and accommodation, it also features an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower.  The hotels popularity is also base on its specialized personal services.

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Jan
30

Southport – the beauty of the seaside

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The name “Southport” is used since the end of the 1700s when a guest forgot the name of his location during his toast. The party was hosted by the town’s founder named William Sutton. The name of the place used to be South Hawes but the guest remembered “South” then added “port” as he was looking at his glass of port. From that point, the name started to gain popularity.

The popularity of Southport does not rely only on its name. The town is also a popular tourist destination because of its natural beauty. Formby Point is well known to the locals because the area is a perfect setting for picnics. Southport is also home the oldest pier in UK which still stands and offers stunning sea views.

Complementing the beautiful beaches in Southport are the numerous water-based attractions. From boat rides to swimming pools, there are specific activities that any tourist will enjoy. There are also small theme parks, convention centers and art centers for tourists and locals.

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Aug
13

Lake District – a walk on the wild side

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Enjoying the Beautiful Lake District (3)Located in the north west England, the Lake District is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country. Although The Lake District is a vast land area, most of the tourist activities are limited to The Lake District National Park which is located inside this remarkable region. The National Park is the largest in England and the second largest in the UK.

Because of its popularity, getting to The Lake District is very easy. The easiest and fastest method to get there is by air, tourists can travel to Manchester or Glasgow. Other means to get to The Lake District are: by train, by bus or travelling by car.

There are hundreds of things to do in Lake District but the most popular is simply to rent a bike and cycle through the forests. There are also tourists who opt for fishing or bird watching. If you want to have an exhilarating experience, go for a hot air balloon ride. You’ll have a magnificent view over The National Park and beyond.

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Jun
15

Twitter can change the way you travel

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The latest incident of an airline crashing into Hudson River has shown a couple of realisations – among them is how technology spreads news like wildfire. Aside from the obvious news that the pilots and the rest of the crew never had serious training for this incident, photos and updates regarding the passengers were circulating online via Twitter before any major news network picked up the news.

For those unfamiliar, Twitter is regarded as the next generation blogging platform. Instead of the usual blogs, Twitter will only allow you to post up to 140 characters. This form of blogging is called “micro-blogging” and the post could be implemented from practically everywhere especially from your mobile phone. Photos could also be posted as well to the same account directly from mobile phones.

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Jun
11

Summer in Inverness

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Boating in Scotland could never be better when you pass by the beautiful city of Inverness. This northern Scottish town continuously dazzles tourists as the city has seemingly perfected the mix of the traditional ways with the conveniences of the modern world. For those on cruise or on boating for the summer season, coming into Inverness through the River Ness immediately provides a picturesque view of the castle built in 1835.

Aside from the beautiful castle that seems to welcome all boaters for the summer, additional structures that withstood the test of time still exists in Inverness. St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Old High Church are the must visit structures of Inverness, the latter is believed to have been built during the medieval times.

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Jun
10

Alton Towers Park versus quiet cottage

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Step right up and have a great time with your friends and family in Alton Towers – Staffordshire, England.

Alton Towers has lots of attractions that will surely keep you excited no matter how many times you have visited it. Nemesis is their inverted roller coaster and is the first of its kind in Europe, Oblivion is another roller coaster but it’s a vertical drop type and many other roller coasters to enjoy.

You can also enjoy their Congo River Rapids, Skyride, The Flume, Runaway Mine Train and many other fun rides.

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Mar
19

Eating in London

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One of the best things about travelling to any location is the fact that you get to try some food that you have never had before. On that same note, it’s also hard to know which restaurants have good food and which do not. That being said, today we are going to talk about the top restaurants that you should visit whenever you visit the London area.

The first place you will want to try is the Fat Duck. Do not be turned off by the name, this is one of the top restaurants in the London area. This great place opened up in 1995 and has been number one ever since. The food that they serve here is the type of food that you will come to expect when you visit London.

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Dec
11

Plane Stupid protest in Stansted, London

Filed Under United Kingdom

Stansted airport was closed for at least two hours this week when protesters gained access to highly restricted area. The security breach forced the airport authorities to close the airport – affecting thousands of travellers in the process. More than 50 people were arrested after the incident in Stansted Airport.

All flights that should be going out within that time frame are from Ryanair. The airline has already apologized to their passengers as they advised them to rebook for another flight. The airline has already warned their travellers that because of the flight cancellation, flights might be delayed for a minimum of three days.

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