Hand Luggage Allowance on British Carriers

Size and Weight Limits for Hand Luggage on British Carriers: Airlines, especially the budget airlines are merciless when it comes to charging for your luggage.  Although most have a luggage allowance of 20 kg for check-in bags, many now raise revenue by charging a fee for checking in your luggage … [Read more...]

Alveston Manor Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon

Review of Our Stay at the Alveston Manor Hotel : Our hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon was the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel which is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of  Stratford-upon-Avon. This hotel is set in beautiful grounds and has a restful feel about it. Our room was a nice size, but … [Read more...]

Treliska Guest House – St. Ives

A Review of Treliska Guest House in St. Ives: St. Ives offers a good range of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs and for our stay in this town we wanted a place that was in the town centre.  Treliska's website was one of the few that caught my attention and it gave good vibes. The breakfast menu … [Read more...]

Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre – Killarney

A Review of Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre : Killarney Towers Hotel is a three-storey modern hotel in the heart of Killarney city. It is very convenient to the many restaurants, pubs in town and the shopping area. We had a triple room so there was plenty of space to spread out, quite … [Read more...]

Barceló Torquay Imperial Hotel – Torquay Accommodation

Torquay Imperial Hotel Once Had Strong Links to Agatha Christie: As we've come to Torquay to experience the Agatha Christie Festival, what more appropriate place to stay than at the Barceló Torquay Imperial Hotel. In its previous life the Barceló Torquay Imperial Hotel was the Imperial Hotel, one … [Read more...]

British Tourism Embraces Hi-Tech

Hi-Tech Tourism, the way of the Future: Are you a technophile or a technophobe? This depends on whether you are one of these people who carry your iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, MP3s, laptop or whatever gadgets with you on holiday because you like or have a need to be connected to the world even … [Read more...]

French Metric Weights and Measures and their equivalents

Metric Weights and Measures and Conversions Units legally used in business in France How to convert the metric system of weights and measures into their Imperial equivalents and vice versa In general, weights & measures in France and the Continent … [Read more...]

Farms, cottages, villas, beachfront properties in France for sale or rent

A property in France can be a good investment Whether your dream is a farm or cottage in the Dordogne, a South of France villa or a beachfront property in Provence, the question of buying or renting is always the first question to be considered. Taking down the "For Sale" sign is easy, but … [Read more...]

Currency Exchange and Money for your Austrian Holidays

Money in Austria - the Euro (€): As of January 1, 2002, the national currencies of 12 countries within the European Union (EU) were replaced with one common currency, the Euro (€).   Austria is a member of the EU and adopted the Euro in 2002. Currency Exchange You can exchange currency and … [Read more...]