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The Rise of the Budget City Break

December 6, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

Not so long ago, planning a holiday abroad meant heading to your local travel agent and browsing a brochure before choosing where to to spend your two weeks away in the sun. Today, the advent of the Internet has made booking a holiday an altogether different affair, and many travellers are forgoing the package breaks …

Don’t Be a Drag in Liverpool

December 1, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

It has taken a while for Liverpool to rise up to the standards of its fellow Northern cities such as Manchester and Leeds in being able to establish a quality gay scene in its area. Liverpool’s ‘Gay Quarter’ is a must-see, regardless of anyone’s sexual orientation, when making a trip to the city. If you …

Princes Street, Edinburgh

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

Princes Street is one of the main thoroughfares in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, and this historic road is also famous for featuring some of the best shopping opportunities in the city. Not only that, but if you’re looking for a luxury Edinburgh hotel, then you’ve come to the right place!

It All Begins In Baku

November 28, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

So, you’ve always wanted to go to Azerbaijan. The Caspian Sea, the Russian legacy, and the country to produce the fifth runner-up to winning Eurovision 2010, make Azerbaijan a place to see with your own eyes. In Baku hotels are plentiful and can accommodate any budget.

An Unforgettable Evening of Lights

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

Every once and a while you come across an attraction while travelling that is truly unique to a country. In this instance, I am speaking of a light festival that occurred in Scotland last year. Now, I have seen numerous light shows in the past, and some of them were quite impressive. Yet, I have …

Bright Fires in Edinburgh

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

Every April 30 on Calton Hill in Edinburgh and ancient pagan ritual is literally rekindled. The Beltane Fire Festival, inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane, is a dramatic celebration of the arrival of summer. The word Beltane means ‘bright fire’ and the festival is awash with flames.

Family Everywhere

November 17, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

For someone that has always been home for Christmas, the thought of being away from my loved ones on such a wonderful day was not a thought that I enjoyed. Unfortunately, the winter of 2009 had been a cold one, and flights in and out of my hometown airport were shut down for quite some …