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Spot the difference: Photos show how Berlin has changed since 1990

Berlin 1990 Checkpoint Charlie DDR side (640x428)

What a difference 22 years makes… I had the pleasure of living and working in Berlin from 1990-92 and have been back many times since. I was rummaging around in my box of old (printed) photos from those days and took a few of them with me when I was in the German capital a few […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mayan Ruins at Tulum Edited Original Size (640x480)

This is a guest post by Micki Kosman of The Barefoot Nomad Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is best known for the crowded beaches and all inclusive resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. As a family of four, with two little kids in tow, we wanted to travel at a quiet pace away from the crowds. Surprisingly, finding […]

Planning your Grown-up Travel – the 12 step programme

Kaushal Karkhanis

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


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 […]

6 of the best…day trips from Copenhagen, Denmark

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As we’ve said before, the Danish capital has a wealth of attractions for visitors and it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself looking for more during a long weekend. But if you’re staying longer, have ticked off our list of more unusual sights in Copenhagen, exhausted the Danish craft beer scene (yeah, right!) and explored all the […]