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UNLOCK THE QUAYS

UNLOCK THE QUAYS

Just 15 minutes by tram from Manchester city centre is what is fast becoming the hottest short break destination in the  UK. Salford Quays, Manchester’s unique waterfront destination has just about everything for everybody from art, drama, retail therapy, sport, restaurants and bars and even a watersports facility. It’s around an hour to an hour […]

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Sometimes things are not what they seem – particularly from the outside. Many of us will have driven passed a rather austere, brick built building on Wellington Street, that resembles the outside of one of the popular supermarkets or a government building. But investigate a little further and be tempted to step inside the Crowne […]

OLLIE THE OWL FLIES INTO LEEDS STATION

OLLIE THE OWL FLIES INTO LEEDS STATION

Following new research from Virgin Trains that reveals the people of Leeds are letting their to-do lists to pile up for 180-plus days, the company recently brought Ollie the Wise & Psychic Owl to Leeds station to offer people life advice and help them to be more decisive in 2018. Ollie helped locals to cross things off their to do lists and make decisions such as whether […]

VIRGIN TRAINS HELPING LOCALS REAP BENEFITS WITH THEIR TRAVEL PLANS

VIRGIN TRAINS HELPING LOCALS REAP BENEFITS WITH THEIR TRAVEL PLANS

New Research reveals life-admin tasks languish on to-do lists for 180-plus days for busy Leeds locals Stressed locals blame mounting work pressures for putting tasks off DIY, paying bills and booking travel take longest to make it to the top Psychologist urges Leeds to wise up, get ahead and reap the benefits of ticking off […]

UP AND AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND

UP AND AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND

City breaks are a great way to get-a-way from it all. Whether it’s a celebration, a chill-out opportunity for busy people or just an excuse to spend some time with a partner or close friend. They are also great way to indulge oneself with good food, a great hotel and plenty of me time. The […]

THE MARZIPAN CITY

THE MARZIPAN CITY

Lubeck is the ideal destination for a winter break. One of  North Germany’s ‘hidden gems’ this small Medieval city is a hub of culture, history, gastronomic experiences, host to an authentic and magical Kindermarket and only twenty kilometres from the shores of the Baltic. Lubeck can trace its history back to 1143. It was  the […]

CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER

CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER

Today  ocean going cruise ships have lost much of their glamour, sophistication and prestige that they had in the past and now resemble small towns catering for over 5,000 passengers. So it was no surprise to me, after experiencing  a seven day Viking River Cruise down the Rhine,  to discover that  river cruising  is now […]

NEW INDEPENDENT TRAVEL BOUTIQUE FOR LEEDS

NEW INDEPENDENT TRAVEL BOUTIQUE FOR LEEDS

A brand new independent travel boutique is to be unveiled in Horsforth later this month. The Luxury Travel Lounge will open its doors on 11th February 2016, just in time for marriage proposal season. The store opening marks the beginning of a new chapter for seasoned travel advisor and traveller, Tanya Haigh who in 2015 […]

HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

The Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport is like no other. In fact its unique. As a seasoned travel writer airport hotels usually leave me cold! Even the luxury ones I find are a dreadful cacophony of activity and noise. They are impersonal places with no atmosphere ,whose aim seems to process their guests as […]

Liz Coggins travels to the cultural heart of Germany

Liz Coggins travels to the cultural heart of Germany

Firmly established on the central German cultural map for hundreds of years, Weimar in the state of Thüringen is home to 16 UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily accessible from the UK with twice weekly flights by Germania airlines to nearby Erfurt. I took the flight from Gatwick travelling down to London on East […]