Iceland's volcanic dust cloud grounds us all | Dreamstime

Grounded? No, there’s plenty to see here

April 16th, 2010 in Flying by Sarah Lee 0

The Icelandic volcanic ash cloud and subsequent travel chaos has taught those of us in the UK one thing – we are indeed living on an island and if we want out our options are limited, especially when planes are grounded and our airspace closed. Thankfully this is rare else I fear we’d all go mad.

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The Langham's pink and bronze patterned hints were found on centuries old wallpaper uncovered there

Pretty in pink: The Langham’s new look

April 15th, 2010 in Hotels by Sarah Lee 0

When a hotel has an £80m refurbishment you expect it to be something special (god only knows what the £200m Savoy will be like), but The Langham is the first of London’s hotel refurbs to the party. Last night I attended a bloggers’ event held by hotel recommendation site Gekko at The Langham.

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Modern design in the Marriott Grosvenor Square's lobby

Nice hotel, no cigar

February 20th, 2010 in Free wifi campaign by Sarah Lee 1

This week this blog was added to hotel recommendation site Gekko’s list of favourite travel blogs. This is already an esteemed list highlighting some of my favourites such as 501 Places, Europe a la Carte and Traveldudes. Gekko takes details of your favourite places to stay then uses your preferences to recommend a hotel you might like in another city.

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Grab your bags, we're not staying here!

'Staycationers' stay away

December 11th, 2009 in UK travel by Sarah Lee 1

According to the managing director of Butlins the big 2009 staycation (the term for taking a UK holiday) revolution never materialised: http://bit.ly/87bRAX Earlier this year I was wondering about this much talked about phenomena and concluded back in the summer that staycations, like nano-breaks and other ridiculous sounding ‘new’ ways to beat the recession and […]

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Art at St Pancras

London, a cultural classic

November 30th, 2009 in Featured by Sarah Lee 0

A few years ago I left the bright lights of London for a tiny Midlands village, but deep down I’m a city girl and London is one of my favourites. Of course most people love their hometown, but London, despite it’s many flaws (any commuter would happily fill you in on those) is one of the […]

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Dip a toe into Georgian Bath

Dipping a toe into Bath

November 18th, 2009 in UK travel by Sarah Lee 0

I have to confess all too often I’m lured away from the UK to foreign shores. Consequently I’m not very well travelled here and have never been to the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands, Cornwall, or some of our most exciting cities like Liverpool, York, and until recently, Bath. I have to say I fell in love with […]

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