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Your Ultimate Guide to Delicious Dallas (Miles Away)

Dallas is a dynamic place, and if you’re in town and seeking a bite of something tasty, you’ll have a run of delicious options catering to all palates and budgets – from food trucks to luxury hotels. And Dallas isn’t just a culinary hub for the great state of Texas, it’s also one of the best and most diverse dining scenes in all of America! Yum. Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Voodoo Culture (Miles Away)

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

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How to Experience the Best of NOLA’s Legendary Live Music Scene (Miles Away)

Are you planning to hit the Crescent City for a taste of live music, but aren’t sure where to go for the best gigs? Don’t worry about it! A visit to NOLA without encountering live music is practically impossible. You cannot avoid great music here even if you try! But before you get down to boogie, keep these tips in mind … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Pensacola – Beyond the Beach! (Miles Away)

Okay, let’s face it! Your aim in heading down to Pensacola is to have a heaping helping of toes-in-the-sand, fun-in-the-sun action. And nobody’s blaming ya! With its awarding-winning white sand beaches, this Gulf Coast destination is an excellent choice for an amazing beach break. But while you’re in this Northwest Florida town, you would be wise to dust the sand off your flip-flops now and again to venture inland for some of the area’s best attractions, food and drink, entertainment, and shopping. Continue reading

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Pensacola, FL Is the Foodie Paradise You Never Knew About (Miles Away)

Sunny days, sandy beaches and sensational food – Pensacola is one of America’s tastiest seaside destinations. From farmers’ markets and “flip-flop fine dining” to innovative regional and international haute cuisine, if you’re hankering for something good to eat, this friendly Gulf Coast town has plenty to go round. Continue reading

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The Coolest Day Trips You Can Take from Birmingham, Alabama (Miles Away)

All the places listed here are within roughly four hours (most a lot closer) to Birmingham. They’re all in Alabama too. However, there’s so much to see and do in and around Birmingham that this list is hardly exhaustive. Get excited about Alabama, and keep in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg! Continue reading

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Trampolines, African Villages, & Vulcan: Your Guide to Birmingham’s Quirkiest Attractions (Miles Away)

Going down to Birmingham and hoping to get off the beaten track to discover some of the quirkier sights in Alabama’s biggest town? You’re in luck! In addition to an impressive range of popular museums, parks, restaurants, and attractions, there’s something for everybody in Birmingham – no matter how obscure or off-kilter your sightseeing proclivities might be. Continue reading

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The First Georgians Exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (CheapOair)

To mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, a new exhibition – The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 – explores royal patronage and taste during in the reigns of George I and George II as … Continue reading

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Photos Commemorate 70th Anniversary of D-Day at War Museum in England (CheapOair)

As part of its commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England is running D-Day -The Last of the Liberators, a collection of photographic portraits featuring some of the last surviving British Normandy veterans. … Continue reading

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Handmade in Britain – Appreciating British Craftsmanship (CheapOair)

Opening the doors to the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall for three days this May, Handmade in Britain will showcase the best of contemporary fine crafts across a range of disciplines. With innovative design to be on display … Continue reading

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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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