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London to Paris: Eurostar vs Low Cost Airlines

Overland travel tends to get flack these days because of how expensive it is when compared to low cost carriers. For most it is understandable but, at the same time, the cheapness of low cost carriers can be misleading. We found this not so long ago when travelling between London and Paris where we are given …

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The Extended Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland)

It feels wrong to have a coastal road trip in Ireland without a visit to the Causeway Coastal Route and the iconic Giant’s Causeway. But, given the different countries on the island, different tourist boards and the technicality that the Causeway Coast isn’t actually on the Atlantic coast (it’s on the Irish Sea) this area has …

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Views Over Rathlin Island (Northern Ireland)

The excursion to Rathlin Island, and back, can sound like a full day trip, but it can also easily be added to a full days itinerary along the Causeway Coast. On our visit, we start with breakfast on Belfast’s Laganside, we forward to Ballycastle via the Dark Hedges, and then travel to Rathlin Island from the Ballycastle …

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Winter Time in the InterContinental London Park Lane

This year we will spend Christmas in Northern Ireland with family and, with an inevitable stopover in London, I thought I’d make the most of the opportunity. With 50,000 points in my Platinum Elite IHG Rewards, I do just that, and I reward myself with a stay at the InterContinental London Park Lane. After two …

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