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Top 4 countryside spots within 2 hours of London

Top 4 countryside spots within 2 hours of London

"New Forest"We all need to get back to nature sometimes, especially when what we do see of daylight seems to be spent navigating crowded London pavements and foraging for the juiciest looking sandwich at lunchtime. Luckily it doesn’t take long to escape the capital and plunge into some of England’s nicest countryside. Continue reading “Top 4 countryside spots within 2 hours of London” »

Where’s good for a glamping break in England?

Where’s good for a glamping break in England?

"Seven_Sisters, Sussex"Have you ever thought about taking a glamping holiday? If you’ve not, I think now’s as good a time as any to embark on one. There are so many benefits to going on this kind of break, from staying in unique accommodation to connecting with nature, that I’m confident you’ll have an amazing time. Continue reading “Where’s good for a glamping break in England?” »

Why the Olympics make me happy to live in London

Why the Olympics make me happy to live in London

"London bridge in rain, Olympics 2012"Every year 30 million international visitors come to London. The capitol of England is the world’s leading tourism destination and the city is a home to an array of famous attractions. It is stated that the tourism revenue constitute 10 per cent of London’s gross value added and contributes to the employment of up to 13 per cent of London’s workforce. Continue reading “Why the Olympics make me happy to live in London” »

Plan your Luxury Getaway in Perthshire

Plan your Luxury Getaway in Perthshire

"Perthshire restaurant"It’s easy to think of Perthshire as just rolling hills and sleepy countryside but until you visit, it’s impossible to really understand the beauty and diversity of the region. With the Highlands sitting on your doorstep, a trip to Perthshire promises excitement, unforgettable scenery and a chance to get a taste of the real Scotland… Continue reading “Plan your Luxury Getaway in Perthshire” »

Top spots to include on an Olympics tour of London

Top spots to include on an Olympics tour of London

"London_Olympics_2012"The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics promise to be the sporting spectacles of the year, as the entire world sets its eyes on Londonfrom the beginning of the opening ceremony right through to the end of the closing party. Although it’s going to be broadcast on TV and radio, I think if you really want to get an idea of the magic of the Olympics it’s worth booking a stay in a London hotel so you can take a tour of the numerous venues that will host the competitions. Continue reading “Top spots to include on an Olympics tour of London” »

London fun: Animal Inside Out exhibition at Natural History Museum

London fun: Animal Inside Out exhibition at Natural History Museum

"Camel, Animal Inside out, Gunther von Hagens, London"Because for the last two months the weather in England has been not very generous with the sunshine and warm temperatures, I’ve been spending most of my weekends indoors. But instead of turning into a couch potato, I have been visiting museum after museum and a variety of exhibitions. Last weekend I went to see the new exhibition at Natural History Museum called Animal Inside Out Continue reading “London fun: Animal Inside Out exhibition at Natural History Museum” »

Travel health fact or fiction – common health travel myths debunked

Travel health fact or fiction – common health travel myths debunked

"travel health"Staying healthy whilst travelling has always been a concern, from contracting malaria in mosquito-ridden countries, to worrying about getting rabies from a small bite from a stray dog, to simply experiencing a dodgy tummy from eating something your body isn’t used to. What with the SARS epidemic in 2003 and swine flu rearing its ugly head more than once over recent years, travellers are more aware than ever of taking precautions to ensure that they stay healthy whilst abroad. However, there are lots of myths when it comes to travel health so here’s our guide to sorting the fact from the fiction when it comes to travel health. Continue reading “Travel health fact or fiction – common health travel myths debunked” »