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Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Apartments built atop the Autobahn, Berlin, Germany

After the bunker apartments, here’s another unique architectural concept . The idea of putting housing on top of a motorway has often been considered but Schlangenbader Strasse in Berlin is (so far) the only structure ever completed. More on this in a later post, but yes the motorway runs right through the place.

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Trellick Tower, London, England

I know. You’re justifiably wondering why this ugly tower block is featured in our daily photo section, right? Well wonder no more – you already know that we’re die-hard James Bond fans and believe it or not there is a connection here. This place is called Trellick Tower and is found in North Kensington, London and [...]

Amsterdam – one of Europe’s best family destinations

As Spring slowly but surely begins to reach Europe our thoughts often turn to planning a break to enjoy the warmer weather in one of the continent’s great cities. The latest articles on Amsterdam on the GowithOh site inspired me to check out flights to the Netherlands and my wife and 12-year old daughter didn’t take [...]

How to use tech to improve travel

Image (c) Sean MacEntee Technology is, as the saying goes, everywhere. And the times have indeed a-changed. Once the preserve of corporate road warriors on the company’s dollar, laptops, tablets and smartphones seem to have become standard items on packing lists – even for backpackers. This begs the question – does technology help to improve or [...]

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Checkpoint Charlie guardhouse, Berlin, Germany

My views on the actors prancing around on the actual site of Checkpoint Charlie are not exactly news to regular followers of Grown-up Travel Guide. Fortunately the rest of the area around Kochstrasse/Zimmerstrasse has finally got the memorials and exhibitions it deserves – although you still have to zigzag around the fake souvenir stalls of [...]

For the best value ski resort in Europe, head to Spain

I’m not really a gambling man but I’m willing to bet that for most people considering a skiing holiday in Europe the classic destinations of Switzerland, Austria and France are the first to come to mind. Other possibilities would probably include Italy, Bulgaria and perhaps Scandinavia – but very few think of taking a winter [...]