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SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Cooksister Blogger, Jeanne Horak-Druiff (CheapOair)

Jeanne Horak-Druiff is a South African who lives in London. Her delicious and photo-rich food and travel blog, Cooksister, is held in high regard among London’s eclectic mix of bloggers and foodies. The blog for Jeanne is a side project, … Continue reading

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A Look at a Few of England’s World Record Sites (CheapOair)

England. It’s a land that’s as celebrated as much for its pomp and circumstance as for its more subtle eccentricities. Those who know the English well are aware of their love of competition – whatever the contest. No matter how … Continue reading

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London’s Best Record Stores (CheapOair)

Record stores: London’s got ’em. Some of the best in Europe actually, and here’s a crème de la crème list of this city’s finest establishments dedicated to the needs of the finickiest vinyl junkies. Sound good? Then you better hurry up and … Continue reading

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Time for Art at the Folkestone Triennial 2014 (CheapOair)

The seaside town of Folkestone is located about 70 miles from Central London on the southeastern coast of Kent. High speed trains run regularly to/from London St Pancras International with a journey time that’s just under an hour. Every three … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery to Re-Open Autumn 2014 (CheapOair)

A glimmering gem in the crown of British art spaces, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester has been closed to the public for several months but is to reopen this autumn following a £15 million (roughly $25 million) transformation. On … Continue reading

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Dine Like a Creole King at the Palace Cafe in New Orleans (CheapOair)

You could spend a lifetime writing about the New Orleans dining scene. During a recent NOLA excursion, I did my best to slurp up as sizeable a spoonful of gumbo as possible during my brief stay. And I’ve gotta tell … Continue reading

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6 Blogs about Venice, Italy (CheapOair)

With Carnevale events already taking place (the big day is Tuesday the 4th of March) in a city which many regard to be among the world’s most elegant and evocative destinations, now is a superb time to see what’s doing with a few … Continue reading

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5 Great Cafes Near London’s Oxford Circus (CheapOair)

Yes, it’s invariable that I will leave at least a couple of great cafes off this list in my pursuit to share a few ideal places to have a quality coffee while keeping within striking distance of all on offer … Continue reading

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4 Fantastique Paris Blogs (CheapOair)

For a local’s perspective on how to make the most visiting any destination, it’s hard to beat a regularly updated and enthusiastic blog. That goes for Paris as much as anywhere. Here’s a list of four excellent Parisian blogs to … Continue reading

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London Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday (CheapOair)

Guess who’s turning 450 this year? It’s William Shakespeare. With the subject matter and themes of his work ringing as true as ever before, The Bard’s his plays are still performed to sold out audiences around the globe – including … Continue reading

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Interview with A Lady in London Blogger, Julie Falconer (CheapOair)

Julie Falconer is a London-based travel writer and consultant. She writes a blog called A Lady in London, on which she covers destinations across the globe with an emphasis on culture and food. She also runs a Europe travel website called VisitingEU. … Continue reading

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Burroughs, Lynch and Warhol at Photographers’ Gallery (CheapOair)

A series of three exhibitions “examining how photography informed and inspired the practices of three key 20th century American cultural figures” has opened at The Photographers’ Gallery showing “a relatively unseen body of work for the first time in the UK” and offering … Continue reading

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Does Your Sweetheart Have a Sweet Tooth? Then Paris is the Perfect Place! (CheapOair)

Sure, it’s probably the most romantic city in the world, and thus the ideal destination for any amorous couple. But Paris isn’t just for sweethearts. Any Francophile can tell you that Paris is one of the sweetest places anyone’s ever … Continue reading

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Turin: City of Foodie Firsts (CheapOair)

Turin is a city of firsts in many ways. The northern Italian city is home to the country’s first official capital. It’s the birthplace of the Fiat automobile and is essentially the go-to scene for contemporary art in Italy today. And … Continue reading

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London’s Quirkiest Taxidermy (CheapOair)

Ever feel like someone … or something … is watching from some dark corner? Never fear, that’s just the décor! If you like your pub with as many heads on the wall as there are patrons at the bar and … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Eat and Drink at London’s Seven Dials (CheapOair)

Seven Dials is a small but popular area of Central London near Covent Garden where seven streets converge at one junction. The area is conveniently located near a number of Tube stations including Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Holborn which … Continue reading

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Top Tips for London’s Big Winter Sales (CheapOair)

London’s best shops and department stores may be taking down the Christmas lights and tossing their trees to the curb, but for bargain hunters visiting in search of a heavy dose of retail therapy the festivities have only just begun … Continue reading

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London’s Top 10 Ice Skating Rinks (CheapOair)

Winter’s here and the festive season is upon us. Time to get outside, put on your skates and take in London at its chilly best! Here’s where to do just that. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.  

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Some Of Our Favorite Posts from 2013 (CheapOair)

Eerily incomplete sculpture, crave-worthy ceviche, and breaking bread with a breathtaking view, 2013 was a fantastic year to be a travel blogger. But those are just my favourite bits from London. Here’s a look at my top five favourite posts … Continue reading

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Top 5 Christmas Lights in London (CheapOair)

Tis the season to enjoy the twinkly show of holiday lights in London. Here’s the definitive list of the five best spots to get in the spirit. Merry Christmas and happy new year! Read my complete post at the CheapOair … Continue reading

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London’s Top 5 Department Store Christmas Windows (CheapOair)

Doing some last night gift shopping in London? Be sure to take a moment to enjoy all the festive sights and pretty lights! The city’s famous department stores do it up in grand style this time of year to show … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Markets in Paris (CheapOair)

They say Paris is the City of Lights. This is certainly true during the festive season, when the French capital seems to twilight and enchant just a little bit more than usual. So bundle up, hit the streets, sip your vin … Continue reading

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Top 5 Christmassy Things to do in Madrid (CheapOair)

Heading to Madrid this month? Here’s a list of tips to help have a Feliz Navidad in true Spanish style. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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Ancient Frescos and Fresh Mountain Air in Trento, Italy (CheapOair)

With a newly opened museum designed by star architect Renzo Piano; a distinctive sparkling wine with a rich tradition behind it; an exquisite regional gastronomy that’s big on flavour; and of course a stunning backdrop of snowcapped mountains, the lively … Continue reading

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Christmas Festivities and More in Edinburgh (CheapOair)

Things are getting hot up north this winter with seasonal celebrations already underway in the great Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Here’s the scoop on how to make the most of a Yuletide visit to one of Europe’s most fun and … Continue reading

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How to Have a Merry Christmas in Mexico City (CheapOair)

Visiting Mexico City in December? From Catholic traditions with an Aztec edge to ice skating in one of the world’s most historic plazas and even catching a live NBA match, you’re guaranteed a feliz Navidad. Here are just a few … Continue reading

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How to Make Merry Like Robin Hood in Nottingham and Sherwood Forest (CheapOair)

I’m writing this post from the back end of a fantastic day trip to Nottinghamshire. Only about a 140 miles or so from Central London, Nottingham and its environs are an ideal destination to add to any England touring itinerary. History … Continue reading

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Product Review: Heat Holder Socks (CheapOair)

Ever spent a whole day away from home with cold feet? I’m not being metaphorical and talking about being too shy or afraid to enjoy yourself. I mean being uncomfortable because you’re not wearing the right socks for the weather. … Continue reading

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4 of Madrid’s Best Blogs (CheapOair)

Madrid! It’s a regal and quintessentially Spanish city with plenty of fun to offer her guests. Here’s a list of four of Madrid’s top blogs (in English) to help you make the most of your travel plans to Spain, help … Continue reading

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Sampling China’s Gourmet Foods (CheapOair)

Home to one of the world’s most beloved and distinctive cuisines, China offers globetrotting foodies a chance to dine in fine style without blowing the budget. Here’s a tasty breakdown of what to go for when traveling in China and … Continue reading

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7 Days in China (CheapOair)

Coming up with an itinerary for a full week in China can prove tricky. Obviously, China’s a big country with plenty to offer travelers of all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re looking for urban delights, rural retreats or something somewhere … Continue reading

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How to Chow Down Like a Houston Food Blogger (CheapOair)

Houstonians are a proud bunch, especially when it comes to their great BBQ, Tex-Mex and fine Southern cooking. Of course these days, this world class city is home to just about any cuisine you could hanker for. For a local scoop of what’s yummiest, have a look at this quartet of superb Houston food blogs and see how long you last before you’re craving for a taste of east Texas. Continue reading

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Top 10 London Restaurants for High Rise Dining (CheapOair)

High rise dining is a relatively new consideration for London, which aside for a few grand exceptions is a rather low rise city. Still with multi-storey towers such as The Shard and Heron Tower opening in the past few years, breaking bread with a breathtaking view of the city’s historic landscape is more possible and desired than ever. Here’s a list of the ten place restaurants for eating out and up in London. Continue reading

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7 Things You Didn’t Know about Mexico City (CheapOair)

Not only is Mexico City one of the biggest cities in the world. It’s also one of the most fascinating. Here are a handful of quirky facts about Mexico City and why it’s such a dynamic destination. Mexico City has … Continue reading

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Where to Experience the Day of the Dead in Mexico (CheapOair)

A festival vibe with a sombre tone – it’s time for the Day of the Dead. Think of it as Halloween, Christmas and the 4th of July all wrapped up into one awesome holiday. Here are five of Mexico’s best destinations for experiencing this commemorative celebration fusing ancient Aztec traditions with Catholicism during the days (and sometimes weeks) around the first and second of November. Continue reading

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