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Blog archive - August, 2016

From Columbia to Cornwall: Getting Loaded on Revolver Rum

31 Aug 2016
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On the nose, you’ll get the typical tropical flavours of cinnamon and pineapple with a healthy dose of buttered vanilla with a warm, toasty waft coming through at the end. The vanilla comes through on the palate too, with almonds, wood and just a few notes of dark chocolate leaving a sweet and somewhat piquant finish…

Four River Cruise Destinations That You Should Consider

30 Aug 2016
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The main difference between an ocean cruise and a river cruise is that on an ocean liner you’re taken to a country while on a river boat you’re taken through a country. River cruising is a far more immersive experience as it often goes literally to the heart of the country and offers a special view of the landscape you’re travelling through…

One Warwick Park brings boutique elegance to Royal Tunbridge Wells

24 Aug 2016
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The opening of One Warwick Park in Tunbridge Wells brings London style and elegance to The Pantiles and town in the form of a 39-room boutique hotel…

Top September Long-haul Airports Ideal for Backpackers

September is the perfect time to start backpacking as the kids are back at school after the long summer holidays and many airlines offer discount rates on tickets to help make sure that their flights are full. Asia is the perfect place to visit in September, as this month marks the end of the low season and there are plenty of great deals to be found…

Pie Holes up in Hollywood

22 Aug 2016
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The maple custard was an edible effigy of autumn around the corner, the raspberry cream hand pie, inspired, but it was Mom’s Apple Crumble that won my crew over…

Better late than never at the exciting new Shoryu Ramen, Covent Garden

22 Aug 2016
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Punctuality has never been my strong point. My friends know to add at least 15 minutes to whatever meeting time that I suggest and will bring their Kindle if the date was made more than a few days ago…

How Can Keeping A Close Eye On Currency Changes Bag You A Cheap Summer Holiday

22 Aug 2016
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Even if you don’t habitually follow the currency markets and check exchange rates, becoming familiar with the basics could help make that summer break a potentially cheaper one. Some research time could definitely prove worthwhile…

Travel Tips for Adventuring on a Budget

21 Aug 2016
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When you travel abroad, costs can add up quickly. Food, hotels or hostels, and transportation can drain your bank account and cut into your budget quickly if you aren't careful. So, what items should you make room for in your pack to cut costs? Here's a look at what every traveller should keep in mind when on his or her adventure abroad…

Staycations: Best locations to invest in a holiday home

19 Aug 2016
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British holidaymakers are seeing the light and choosing to stay in good ol’ Blighty when it comes to their summer holidays, opting for a staycation somewhere new instead of facing the long flights and all-inclusive buffets that come with a family holiday abroad. Last year, 13million Brits spent £19.6 billion on trips in the UK…

We rock out at Le Sirenuse’s wonderful La Sponda, Positano

16 Aug 2016
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We take our seats in one of the Amalfi Coast’s most revered restaurants. With a view of the impossibly pretty town of Positano just over the balcony, the sea breeze in our faces and freshly poured glasses of Prosecco in our hands, one thing is for sure: “It’s a Beautiful Day…”