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WTM, London Calling with villas.com

My word had a year passed already? The annual trip to London for World Travel Market (WTM) was due again and it was time to head off to London once more. It’s a great travel show held at Excel at London’s Docklands each November. I distinctly remember last years, my feet hurt. My feet hurt a lot. Sunday saw us …

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Bulleigh Barton Manor, Devon – Review

Last April found us winging our way South, not to a far flung destination but to Devon. Iain had been invited by Alex Graeme of Unique Devon Tours to sample a “Hounds of the Baskervilles” tour and had arranged accommodation nearby Bulleigh Barton Manor. Located in the charming village of Ipplepen in South Devon, this 14th Century Manor house proved …

Finding Accommodation with Villas.com

Guest post by Alison Bailey Visiting a city, but need help finding accommodation? Searching for something slightly different away from the normal hotels, self-catering, with more flexibility, possibly dog friendly, well, more! Consider Villas.com which don’t just book villas, but also apartments, cottages, holiday homes, and chalets throughout Europe. There is wide variety of cool independent properties available, couples, families, or groups are catered …

New Hotel, Athens – Boutique style, Big Hospitality

The New Hotel is certainly aptly named for now, only opened in July of 2011 near Constitution Square in Athens. When I visited it had been open just four months. First impressions are of a very stylish boutique hotel, with some very cool artistic touches around the lobby area and in the rooms. The reception team were both professional and …

Hostel Life – A survival guide

Hostels are the undisputed first choice of most budget travellers, cheap and usually filled with fellow backpacking aficionados there are few that have not experienced their facilities. I am not a big fan of five star hotels; yes, it is quite possible there is something wrong with me! They are usually quite impersonal as well as the obvious disadvantage that …

La Reverie – Chambres d’Hôtes St Antonin Noble Val, France

It immediately becomes obvious there is something a little special about this pleasant little bed and breakfast in France as soon as you arrive at the front door. Not only is it unlocked it is wide open; I am not sure why but such gestures always seem a little reassuring and certainly extremely welcoming. I called upstairs and was immediately …

Italy; Garni Dolimitenblick – All in the name

This little guesthouse is located in Ortisei in Val Gardena, Italy in the Süd Tirol and sits all on its own at the side of the road overlooking the town and valley. The views are really outstanding, you get exactly what it says on the building side. Dolimitenblick means Dolomites view. They only really speak Italian or German, with a …