I have spoken about many many travel delays of late and one of the reasons that I don’t spiral into a panic at the thought of being stranded at the airport is bloc hotel Gatwick. The first bloc was in central Birmingham. Not only is it a great idea for a perfect cheap central city hotel, but I also think that it is an amazing deal for an airport, because you have the…

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For the recent Prague marathon in early May, we chose to stay at the InterContinental Hotel Prague. We booked back in December via hotels.com and paid about £140/night.  We chose the hotel due to the location as it was a) next door to Rob’s dad’s group’s hotel who had flown from South Africa for the race, and b) up the street from the start of the race – don’t need to…

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  At the beginning of our epic trip to South Africa last month, we had a few days before we needed to get to Kruger Park (more on that adventure to come!) and didn’t fancy spending them in Johannesburg, so we started looking around for places to go and Mauritius kept popping up as an idea. Just a 3.5hr flight from Jo’burg, it’s a great option for some serious luxury…

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  When you live on a small island, you have to spend a little more time getting to places than you otherwise would. When we lived in London, we lived a 15 minute drive from Paddington station. We used to grab an Uber or just a bus and be on the Heathrow Express before we knew it. Front door to check-in took less than an hour. And now they’ve introduced the…

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