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Is buying an apartment in NYC a good investment?

August 23, 2019

By Sally Norton   Moving to a new city always poses a question – should you rent or should you buy? Spending money on rent seems like ‘wasting money’, whereas investing in your own property comes as a great idea. However, not every apartment in every city makes a good investment. There are a number of factors that you should consider before making such an expensive purchase. Moving to New York seems like a great idea – it is an…

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Travel Tips: Getting the MOT done for your trip

July 28, 2019

When I travel in the UK, I always take my car. It’s easier for us to visit a bunch of things, plus we have little Richie on the back and can bring a bunch of things with us. While out and about in one of our travels, in West Yorkshire to be precise, our Car decided to go “rogue” and started to make some funny noises while turning on some lights… Yep, MOT was due as well. So we decided,…

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How Do You Choose Your Next Travel Destination?

July 6, 2019

Once the travel bug bites, your wishlist of destinations soon starts to mount up. No sooner do you get back from the trip of a lifetime, then you start to crave the next one. You’ve posted all the photos, your tan is starting to fade, and you begin to dream about where in the world to go next. Every traveller is full of dreams about where their next trip is going to take them and what unforgettable experiences they might…

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Scrubba Wash Bag

June 27, 2019

How I love to work with my dear Aussies! There isn’t a single product that I get from Australia, either for home or to travel, or fashion or beauty products that I don’t like. I am not being biased, I would never do that, I speak about what I like, it been always like that and no one will break that thing from me. (*wink*) And here is one product that I never thought about it, but after I got…

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Festival Season is upon us and this is what you need to pack!

June 20, 2019

Wahey! Festival Season is here!! Fun, friends, love, music, partying till early hours, spending days either sunny or muddy, anything goes, and we don’t care. We just care about how much fun and what memories are we going to make. Recently I have been in Glastonbury (not the festival…yet) and went through some really cool photos from the early days of this festival. Analysing the clothing from the 70s in the picture, I pretty much need to tell you what…

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Hotel Room Tour: Double tree by Hilton Swindon, UK

June 19, 2019

What a nice time we had in Swindon. Home of the Magic Roundabout (1 crazy roundabout that contains another 5 roundabouts and… well… confusing to be honest but fun!).   Double Tree by Hilton in Swindon is a family friendly hotel, with space for private parties, large group bookings and conferences. Close to everything, this hotel has a 24-hour gym and a nice restaurant called 14Twelve and the staff is really friendly. We’ve stayed in one of their suites, in…

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The Grand Park Hotel in Rovinj, Croatia

May 16, 2019

The untouched nature, Mediterranean climate and indented coastline with its many islands, the gastronomic offering which earned accolades from the Michelin team and the unique culture and history of the town are just some of the qualities of Rovinj, Croatia’s top destination. The new Maistra Collection’s flagship hotel is now a landmark of this historical city, positioned just across the bay from the Old town, with the St Euphemia church and Catarina island as its focal points. The view from…

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Indian Family Meal at Lasan, Birmingham

May 3, 2019

After an excellent weekend in Kingston Upon Thames (read here), we went straight to Birmingham to have a lovely meal at Lasan’s, and end the weekend in perfection. Lasan is an Indian restaurant true to India’s flavours, colours and culture. Lasan is part of the Lasan Group from the well succeeded Business entrepreneur Jabbar Khan and was Winner of Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Restaurant in the UK and BBC’s ‘The Great British Menu’. So this meal promised. Situated in St…

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Hotel Room Tour at Double Tree by Hilton, in Kingston Upon Thames

May 1, 2019

What a wonderful weekend we had! We’ve been in a little town, considered part of the London plan, zone 6 to be precise, called Kingston Upon Thames. Kingston upon Thames, frequently known as Kingston, is an area of Southwest London, England, 10 miles Southwest of Charing Cross and 25 minutes by train for Waterloo Station. A very clean and quiet country side town, Kingston is also the home of Henry VIII Hampton Court palace and worth a visit (I couldn’t…

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