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Destinations, Hotels

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Driving around the buzzing Mexican beach town of Playa del Carmen is quite a challenge when it’s pitch black outside, you’re wiped out from 17 hours travelling and you haven’t driven a […]

by × March 21, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Destinations

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Films often inspire our lust for travel, and we got to thinking about some of the world’s most iconic filming locations; places that have inspired writers, locations that lit up the […]

by × January 30, 2016 × 1 comment

Hotels

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Update June 2016 – since this post was first published, the hotel has been purchased by the Hyatt group and though it looks the same, it’s now called The Confidante […]

by × September 23, 2015 × 2 comments

Travel advice

New York City, USA. Image: iStock

Tipping in New York City: a guide to who, when and how much

When you travel to another country, it can be a minefield to know when to tip and how much to leave. Nowhere is this debacle more mind-boggling than the United […]

by × September 18, 2014 × 8 comments

Destinations

Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine. Image: iStock

Five must-visit places in New England

From its ultra-scenic seaside towns to its quirky annual pumpkin festivals, there is perhaps no better place to indulge in autumnal bliss than the USA’s New England. You’ll want to […]

by × July 29, 2012 × 1 comment