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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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t miss the giant LEGO SnowGlobe in London this Christmas

It’s a modern Juletide tradition we’ve come to love – the LEGO installations in London. Not content to merely repeat previous works of art such as 2011′s LEGO Christmas tree at St Pancras station or last year’s advent calendar in Covent Garden, Duncan Titmarsh and the Bright Bricks team have surpassed themselves for 2013. Ladies and gentlemen, [...]

Great British Pubs – The Wiremill, near Lingfield, England

You may remember that a while back I extolled the many virtues of my favourite hotel in the south of England, the Felbridge Hotel & Spa… Well I remember that you liked it, yes. That’s what you mean, right? It certainly is. You may also recall that as well as the facilities and service offered [...]

Not for the lily-livered – top 4 alternative adventure sports in the UK

This article is brought to you by Sykes Cottages, the UK’s leading independent holiday cottage letting agency with more than 4000 cottage throughout the UK and Ireland to choose from Any extreme sports purist will tell you that there’s nothing like tearing down a tree peppered mountainside on two wheels, or coasting the crest of a [...]