Image (c) Andy Higgs, Grown-up Travel Guide Radisson Blu is a familiar hotel brand to us in Scandinavia but the company has only recently opened its first US property which they chose to locate in Chicago. My three nights in the Windy City seemed like a good opportunity to check out how they were approaching […]
In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]
Beats your boring old chain hotel, right? The Jumbo Stay Hostel at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden. More information in this article.
Amsterdam is truly one of the great European cities to visit, and over the years I’ve been there seven times – running the gamut from broke inter-railer and hitch-hiker through weekend tourist from Berlin to a short break with the family. I imagine your choices of accommodation have been similarly varied? You could say that. […]
Finally, after over 40 years, I made it to the USA. And where better to start than the Big Apple? You certainly took your time about it. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely. New York is one city that lives up to both its reputation and the expectations we create for ourselves. I was fortunate […]
So the time has finally come. After all that nagging you’ve decided to give in and finally take your daughter to Legoland in Windsor, England. You mean after all these years she’s developed enough interest in Lego to justify the trip YOU have been waiting for? Well, there’s a bit of that in the mix, […]
[UPDATE: I stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof in February 2012, this time in a studio apartment. Once again I had a wonderful experience and my top score of 6/6 remains in place – also for those travelling alone] Having stayed at – and been wowed by – the Adina Apartment Hotel in […]