Tag Archives: accommodation

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Ouagadougou campsite, Burkina Faso, West Africa

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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 […]

Planning your Grown-up Travel – the 12 step programme

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Use this handy guide to plan your trip Image obtained from Flickr.com under Creative Commons (c) Kaushal Karkhanis This is the list we at Grown-up Travel Guide use to plan our travel and we’re sharing it here to help readers in their preparations. There are many high-tech methods to automate some of the processes listed […]

6 of the best…breakfast joints in New York

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So you’ve scored that great hotel in the Big Apple, but your rate is room-only. Perhaps you can’t face another breakfast buffet or would rather try out what New York has to offer. With thousands of places to eat you’re spoiled for choice, but we’re here to help. Here are 6 of the best places […]

Hotel Review – Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

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[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 […]

Hotel Review – Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo, London, England

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Image (c) 2015 Hampton Remember we were in London last month for some more Pottering about? As detailed in the pre-trip itinerary that was published a few days beforehand I had made arrangements to stay at two different hotels in order to se different parts of the city and review them. On the first night in […]

Hotel Review – Sopot Marriott Resort & Spa, Poland

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If you came here from my article describing the fun I had in Sopot, you will already be aware that I loved this hotel. If you didn’t, you are now up to speed with the rest of the readers. I reached that verdict after visiting for four nights in October 2017 (see picture above) when […]

Hotel Review – La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda, La Garrotxa, Spain

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It’s probably best to start this article by making it clear that this is not going to be a regular hotel report, because this is not a regular hotel. When you stay here – and stay here you should – you are getting so much more than a roof over your head and a bed to […]