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Sandy beaches and a tropical climate all year round? Head for Berlin – where else?

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The ice-cold beer helped, it really did. The constant heat and humidity were taking their toll and it had only been ten minutes since I had emerged from the water. A few metres in front of me our daughter splashed around at the water’s edge, gathering a mound of fine sand to build some creation […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Stockholm

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In our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we continue our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. If you haven’t checked out our post about London, what are you waiting for? Just make sure you come back here afterwards. Okay I’m back. So it’s on […]

6 of the best…pubs and bars in London

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Despite reports of the huge number of pubs closing each week in the UK (which has now thankfully slowed) there are still – literally – thousands of boozers still going strong in the capital. Choosing six of them may seem like a bonkers proposition but we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So […]

Comparing First Class with Economy flights

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The holy grail of airline travel – Premier Access, Boarding Group 1 If you’ve ever wondered what kind of difference flying First Class makes over Economy then this article is for you. Let’s get a few things straight from the beginning though – first of all we’re talking about a long flight. Domestic or short-haul […]

How to travel the world in luxury while paying budget rates using loyalty schemes

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In a major new series starting next week Grown-up Travel Guide will show you how to win at the frequent flyer game. You must have seen them – the advertisements in the inflight magazines, the leaflets by the check-in desk, the banners on the websites. All promoting the airline’s frequent flyer scheme – or indeed the hotel’s loyalty […]

Hotel Review – Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand

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At the end of May I was back in Thailand just after the coup to attend the DIA conference in Bangkok. The venue for the event was the shiny new Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit in the Thonglor area of the city, and I was lucky enough to receive complimentary accommodation during the actual conference. As I would […]