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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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Haunted London Theatreland Walking Tour (CheapOair)

For a frightfully good time with more than a dash of showbiz pizazz consider joining in on one of the few upcoming “haunted” walking tours set inLondon’s famous Theatreland. The Official London Theatre’s Haunted Theatreland Walking Tour returns this fall … Continue reading

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Voodoo Shops in New Orleans’ French Quarter (CheapOair)

Voodoo. How much of its mysterious traditions are hokey hype and how much genuine religious practice? There’s no better place to find out for yourself than in New Orleans, where the legend, the kitsch and the reality of Voodoo collide … Continue reading

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Sex and El Dorado at the British Museum (CheapOair)

Home to one of the world’s greatest collections of cultural artefacts, there’s never really a bad time to pop round to the epic British Museum. But with two sensational exhibitions that have recently opened there – Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art and Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia – a visit is even more enticing than usual. Continue reading

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50% Off All Steaks at MASH Steakhouse in London (CheapOair)

To celebrate its first birthday, Danish steakhouse MASH is to offer all their steaks at half off their regular price from Sunday the 3rd to Thursday the 7th November. For these five days only, diners will be invited to indulge … Continue reading

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Celebrate Halloween in Edinburgh (CheapOair)

Where better to spend a night of spooky merrymaking than in Edinburgh – purportedly the most haunted city in not just Scotland or the UK but the whole of Europe. From ghost stories to frightfully fun parties, here’s a roundup of some this great city’s best Halloween events and activities. Continue reading

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Give Thanks for a Great November in Houston! (CheapOair)

Planning a visit to Houston next month? Here’s a list of some of the more interesting events coming up on the Houstonian calendar to help you celebrate Thanksgiving in style and get ready for the run up to Christmas and New Years.
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5 Fine Ceviches in London (CheapOair)

Ceviche and Latin American cuisine are all the rage in London these days. With terrific restaurants such as the following five places wowing British palates with New World panache, it’s easy to taste why. Continue reading

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Corona Capital Music Festival 2013 in Mexico City (CheapOair)

The Corona Capital Music Festival 2013 descends on Mexico City mid October offering music fans one of the most amazing rosters of musicians out there today. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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Visit James Bond’s England (CheapOair)

Bond. James … yeah, you know the next bit. One of Britain’s greatest pop icons – the one and only 007 – is wowing film fans visiting the UK at these attractions celebrating the world’s most famous spy and the works of writer Ian Fleming. Continue reading

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Get a Taste of Brazil during London’s Brazilian Film Festival (CheapOair)

The Brazilian Film Festival – the premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK – returns to London from the 27th of September to the 1st of October, offering a riveting presentation of Brazilian culture on and off the screen. Continue reading

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World’s Biggest Chocolate Show Coming to London This October (CheapOair)

Salon du Chocolat, the world’s biggest chocolate show, is joining forces with the organisers of London’s annual chocolate festival, Chocolate Unwrapped, to create what is slated to be the most incredible chocolate show the UK has ever seen: Salon du Chocolat – London. Continue reading

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Happy (Early) Halloween from Houston (CheapOair)

Trick or treat, y’all? October’s just around the corner, and Houstonians are preparing for a frightfully fun Halloween. Here’s a selection of five events around Houston, whether you’re looking for family friendly activities for the little ones or something more mature for the witching hours. Continue reading

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DIG by Sculptor Daniel Silver: Intriguing Outdoor Art on View for Free in London (CheapOair)

An abandoned, overgrown landscape in central London is the site for an installation of free-to-view public art by artist Daniel Silver. Called Dig, the installation features a series of not-quite-finished (often eerily incomplete or eroded) figures and fragments of varying size all worked from hand and made of a range of materials including marble, plaster and terracotta. Continue reading

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A Guide to Mexico City’s Neighborhoods (CheapOair)

Mexico City is a lot of things to a lot of people. But there’s one aspect that everybody who’s ever been there can agree on. It’s a big place. One of the largest cities in the world, the same dynamic that makes Mexico City such an excellent destination can also lead to a bit of frustration if you’re unsure how to get around. Before you go, have look at this quick guide to the city’s main neighborhoods. Continue reading

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Bermondsey Street Festival Returns to South London (CheapOair)

Bermondsey Street Festival is an annual celebration of music, dance, arts, cuisine and creativity situated in and around one of London’s quaintest little lanes. The festival is entirely volunteer-led and can draw big crowds. Last year the event saw 15,000 visitors enjoying a range of activities including a dog show, a fashion show, maypole dancing, an open air cinema and more than 100 stalls. This year attendee numbers are expected to nearly double. Continue reading

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Great Day Trips from New Orleans (CheapOair)

Not that you’d ever run out of things to do during a visit to New Orleans but it’s good to keep in mind the wealth of day trip destinations and attractions within a few hours drive of NOLA. If enjoying a few days at the beach, communing with nature or discovering the region’s unique culture sounds like an ideal add-on to your upcoming trip to New Orleans, keep reading for some suggestions. Continue reading

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Where to Eat Hot Wings in London (CheapOair)

Winging it for next meal in Central London? Here are five London eateries with chicken-rific menus serving awesome wings that you should give a cluck about. Continue reading

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Free Outdoor Cinema at The Scoop in London (CheapOair)

London’s riverside amphitheatre, The Scoop at More London, will host free outdoor cinema screenings of classic, cult and contemporary films from the 11th of September until the 27th. All screenings at this purpose-built 1,000-seat amphitheatre with 25 foot screen (not … Continue reading

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Dining in Chiswick, West London (CheapOair)

Situated in a leafy and somewhat suburban area of West London, Chiswick is a family friendly community with a village-y feel. It’s also a fantastic destination for some of London’s best restaurants with one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the entire city. From Michelin stars to whoopie pies and just about everything delectable in between, Chiswick is home to a variety of restaurants and food shops for just about any occasion. Here’s a list highlighting but a few of the excellent eateries around Chiswick. Continue reading

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Houston’s Museum District (CheapOair)

More than a dozen museums and cultural attractions within a mile and a half radius? Everything truly is bigger in Texas, even the museum districts! The Houston Museum District is home to 19 museums and cultural attractions all located with a mile and a half of the city’s Mecom Fountain. Continue reading

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NFL in the UK (CheapOair)

Every year since 2007, a regular season game of good ole NFL American football has been played at Wembley Stadium in London. Plans for the 2013 season keep with this well established trend but actually up the ante with not just one but two NFL International Series games slated to be played at the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium, the world’s largest stadium with all seats under cover. Continue reading

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Explore London’s South Bank (CheapOair)

have a look at all the fun waiting for you on the south side of London’s historic River Thames. Here’s a list of the area’s top attractions. Of course, you’ll find fantastic hotels located amid these great venues. It’s a well connected part of town as well with a handful of Tube stations and rail services – even Thames Clipper river boat services – all just an easy stroll away. Continue reading

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4 Mexico City Blogs en Inglés (CheapOair)

Of course, such a huge metropolis has a lot to offer whatever your reasons for traveling, but finding out about what’s on and worth checking out while visiting “the DF” can be a challenge. Here’s a list of four blogs about Mexico City, written in English and sharing all sorts of tips and insights. Continue reading

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5 Foodie Blogs from NOLA (CheapOair)

Hungry? You will be after reading this scrumptious list featuring five of New Orleans’ tastiest food blogs. Continue reading

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London’s Best Bowling Alleys (CheapOair)

Let’s face it. London weather can be variable. And that’s putting it mildly. Folks looking to book their London flights probably aren’t planning their visit to work on their tans. That said, at the time of writing this blog post, London is in the midst of a mini-heat wave with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Whatever the case with the weather may be, London offers a fantastic range of indoor activities such as bowling. Everybody likes to bowl, right? Continue reading

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The South for France Comes to London for the Joie de Vivre Festival (CheapOair)

Britain or France for your summer vacation? Hmmm … it’s a tough choice. Or maybe you’ve already booked your London flights for this time round and you’re considering making France yoru next big destination?With the Sud de France Joie de … Continue reading

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England’s Sports Museums (CheapOair)

When not on the court or in the stands, another great way to soak up all of England’s athletics heritage is to visit one of its sporting museums. Here’s a list of the country’s top museums dedicated to the history and legacy of British sports … Continue reading

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The Whitstable Oyster Festival (CheapOair)

Keen for a taste of some of Britain’s best seafood? This is the place! And a great time to visit is during the town’s annual celebration of everybody’s favorite bivalve mollusk – the oyster! Continue reading

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Casts Summer Spells for All Ages Fun (CheapOair)

This summer, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is inviting kids of all ages to experience its first ever Summer Spells feature. Running from the 26th of July until the 2nd of September, Summer Spells will give visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films and discover firsthand how spells such as Wingardium Leviosa were brought to life on screen and how details such as wand movements that accompanied the spells were developed. Continue reading

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Hot Concerts This August in Atlanta (CheapOair)

They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing! And with a host of hit makers coming to the Georgia capital this August, the city is set to get even hotter. Continue reading

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New Science Gallery Planned for London (CheapOair)

A new science gallery has been announced for London with an aim to “generate and host dynamic exhibitions, events, performances and festivals” and bring “science, technology and health into dialogue with the arts” while “inspiring new thinking.” Continue reading

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Top Tips from Milan’s Best Bloggers (CheapOair)

Whether you’re hoping to mingle at some of the city’s coolest wine bars or to discover the latest trends in fashion before they hit the streets back home, getting the scoop on what’s hip and happening from Milan’s most active bloggers is a smart way to glean a bit of insider insight. Continue reading

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