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Making the Most of Your Time in Scotland

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Travel

Scotland is a small country within another small country, but for its small size it punches way above its weight in terms of visitor attractions. Scotland has a huge amount to see and do, and even on longer breaks here it can be difficult to take in everything that this wonderful part of the British …

The Quest for Coffee in Perth and Glasgow

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Travel

In times of recession everyone cuts back on luxuries. Dining and drinking out, foreign holidays, and other less necessary expenses are cut away and meals, holidays at home and nights in with friends as opposed to out at the pub become the norm. However, recent research shows that despite nearly three years of financial cut …

Visiting Shrewsbury

February 13, 2012 | Posted in Travel

If you are planning a visit to Shrewsbury, then I would suggest that you visit this picturesque town in August. This is because this is the time in the summer when the Midlands’ biggest annual folk festival is occurring – Shrewsbury Folk Festival. It takes place at The Agricultural Showground on Berwick Road and you …

The Importance of Wool, the Centrality of Shrewsbury

February 13, 2012 | Posted in Business

The British historical annals are heavily inked with deadly and drawn out battles, territorial conquests, and a colourful retinue of kings and queens whose personalities and predilections inexorably shaped entire nations. Other more subtle, but no less significant reasons that Britain has been able to garner a position of wealth and power for centuries exist. …

Introducing Venezuela

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Travel

Venezuela is a much-overlooked South American country, and one which has an abundance of delights to offer to travelers. It’s certainly a very different place to some of the popular Central American destinations, as anyone who has ever decided to volunteer in Guatemala will soon see…

Alfreton Town – Small & Mighty

February 7, 2012 | Posted in Destinations, Travel

It’s been a tough start to the season for newly promoted Alfreton Town, who after promotion from the Conference North have struggled in the Blue Square Bet Premier, languishing second-from-bottom as we approach the half way point of the season. However, the Derbyshire outfit have since taken seven points out of a possible nine and …

Finding a Hotel Room With a View

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Destination Tips

When booking a hotel, how many of us take the time to consider what views it will offer during our stay there? It is easy to get so drawn in by apparent bargains that we might miss these finer details. Take the Copacabana Palace hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This super glamorous hotel has …

Around the World in 80 Dishes

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Destinations

For foodie types, one of the best things about exploring the world is the chance to discover delicious new dishes and flavours. Fruits, vegetables and spices native to your destination can create who new taste experiences, and those who like to try new things will find endless opportunity for adventurous eating on excursions around the …

Finally, A Chance to Enjoy Scotland

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Destination Tips

I would just like to say thank you to two hotels that we visited in Scotland a few months ago. As many people are aware, business conferences are a great source of stress. I have been visiting Scotland for a number of years, but never really appreciated my trips until this most recent one.