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Techno Robot Madness at Robot Restaurant Tokyo

Queuing for the Tokyo Robot Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan

Techno Robot Madness at Robot Restaurant Tokyo Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant is one of those rare things in life. A unique blend of imagination, big thinking, spectacle and a reported five million lightbulbs. It’s also, unexpectedly, a family show and bonding experience. Yes there are dancing girls but this is NOT an adult show. And don’t […]

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A Most Rewarding Summer of Japanese Adventures

Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima near Hiroshima

A Most Rewarding Summer of Japanese Adventures This summer we discovered Japan, thanks in part to a partnership with the InterContinental Hotels Group.  If you’ve been following our blog for a while you’ll know our travel style isn’t usually at the luxury end of the spectrum but this summer, thanks to IHG, we were able […]

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Movie Tour London: Made in Chelsea TV Tour

Patriotic Mini in London

A TV Tour Made in Chelsea TV and movie locations tours are big business. Just ask the people at Universal Studios- they’ve been carting droves of tourists around their movie lots for years. And in the UK  there are plenty of tours on offer chasing the fictional ghosts of Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and James […]

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Barcelona Travel Tips – from those “In the Know”

Barcelona Travel Tips – from those “In the Know” Barcelona is a classic weekend getaway. But it’s also a huge and busy city, so where do you base yourself for maximum enjoyment? In this post, brought to you in a collaboration with Apartment Barcelona, we offer some guidance as to what’s in the different districts you could […]

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25 Family Friendly Reasons to Visit Dubai

Dubai Cool for Families 2

25 Family Friendly Reasons to Visit Dubai Have you ever considered a holiday in Dubai but not sure it’s for you? We felt like that. As a family who prefers adventure and the outdoors to city breaks and attractions, we wondered if we’d find enough to do in this modern urban environment. But we stopped […]

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Salford Quays – ‘a beautiful place with no ships’

View from Viewing Tower of Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays Manchester

A short break in Salford Quays – ‘a beautiful place with no ships’ The suburbs of Manchester may not spring to mind when you imagine a fun family weekend break, but following years of investment and redevelopment there are now plenty of things to do in Salford Quays, making it a great choice for an interesting short break, […]

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One Cool Desert City. Seduced by Dubai.

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Dubai

Seduced by the Dubai Bubble? One Cool Desert City Some friends were shocked when we announced we were off to Dubai for Easter. They warned of packaged adventure, luxury hotels and mass tourism, like they were enemies of the adventurous traveller. “No one ever leaves the hotel swimming pool!” said one friend. And the alcohol […]

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Has my car been towed? Get it back in Barcelona

Car Towed Away Sticker Barcelona

Has my car been towed? Get it back in Barcelona It’s tough being a foreigner sometimes. You don’t know the rules. You can’t speak the language. That two lane road you parked on last night has suddenly become four lanes, and your car has disappeared. If, like us, your car gets towed away and impounded […]

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Tibidabo amusement park – nostalgic family fun

Tibidabo amusement park – nostalgic family fun For a gentle rush there is nothing to beat Tibidabo, Barcelona’s iconic mountain, amusement park and family playground. While weekend visitors from around the globe flock to Barcelona city centre to see Gaudi’s visionary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, people with small children head for a cooler mountainside location […]

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Castilla y Leon – UNESCO World of wonders

Burgos Cathedral

Castilla y Leon – UNESCO World of Wonders Castilla y Leon in Northern Spain is something of a king of the castle when it comes to history and heritage, boasting eight UNESCO World Heritage listings including three provincial cities (Avila, Segovia and Salamanca) and the pilgrim trail of the Camino de Santiago. In this, the […]

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