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16 April, 2015
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7 Ways to Make the Most Expensive City in the World Affordable

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I received a lot of jokes about being my parent’s most expensive child after deciding to study abroad in London, the most expensive city in the world. Like most students studying abroad, I am under a lot of pressure to have a great time, but on a shoe string... Read more
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16 April, 2015
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Travelling Back in Time

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With only one month left on my student visa, I am trying to enjoy every second I have left in the UK. For me, that means lots of travelling, because who knows when I’ll have a chance to come back... Read more
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16 April, 2015
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Staycations

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No two Best Western hotels are the same – each has its own unique personality and story to tell. With more than 275 hotels across Great Britain and unfortunately too many to squeeze into this section, we have selected three staycations... Read more
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16 April, 2015
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If You Go Down To The Woods Today

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Ever wonder why a fairytale is called a fairytale? We have, because seldom does it ever have a fairy actually in the tale! After doing some research, we have found that there are three aspects that nearly every fairytale contains... Read more
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16 April, 2015
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The Wooooo! Factor

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Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there has been some pretty ghoulish goings on in some Best Western hotels. From the Giggling Girl on the tricycle spotted at the Best Western Queen Hotel in Chester to the Grump Serving... Read more
  • London
    16.04.15

    7 Ways to Make the Most Expensive City in the World Affordable

    I received a lot of jokes about being my parent’s most expensive child after deciding to study abroad in London, the most expensive city in the world. Like most students studying abroad, I am under a lot of pressure to ... Read more
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  • Edinburgh-3
    16.04.15

    Travelling Back in Time

    With only one month left on my student visa, I am trying to enjoy every second I have left in the UK. For me, that means lots of travelling, because who knows when I’ll have a chance to come back...... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • staycation
    16.04.15

    Staycations

    No two Best Western hotels are the same – each has its own unique personality and story to tell. With more than 275 hotels across Great Britain and unfortunately too many to squeeze into this section, we have selected three ... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • fairytale
    16.04.15

    If You Go Down To The Woods Today

    Ever wonder why a fairytale is called a fairytale? We have, because seldom does it ever have a fairy actually in the tale! After doing some research, we have found that there are three aspects that nearly every fairytale contains...... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • woooo
    16.04.15

    The Wooooo! Factor

    Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there has been some pretty ghoulish goings on in some Best Western hotels. From the Giggling Girl on the tricycle spotted at the Best Western Queen Hotel in Chester to the Grump Serving...... Read more
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  • airupthere
    16.04.15

    Smells like Summer

    Summer has arrived and it’s time to get out doors, but have you ever really thought about air? About how it can smell or even taste? Sure, you probably notice the air around you is a little ripe, or smells ... Read more
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    09.04.15

    The Short Story

    Despite his 70 years, Tony is still heavily involved in the sport and par 3 golf has become something of an obsession for The US Open and Open Championship winner... Read more
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    09.04.15

    Extreme sleeps

    Extreme sleeping is quite simply camping out, away from defined sites, sometimes under canvas but often not – when nature provides the shelter for you. It’s completely exhilarating... Read more
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  • swimmer
    09.04.15

    Where the wild swims are

    Although Mike Durkin, Head Chef at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel in the Lake District is out wild swimming every day, we don’t expect... Read more
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    09.04.15

    Feeding lobster to the cat

    One of the very (very) few positive sides to global warming, as it turns out, is that our steadily warming seas currently mean cheaper lobster, all the better for gourmets... Read more
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    09.04.15

    Our Baker’s Bio – Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Isle of Arran:

    George Grassie is the new head baker in the bakery located next to the Kinloch hotel. Originally raised on Arran in Shiskine, it has been 20 years since he lived here... Read more
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    09.04.15

    What’s hot in our gardens?

    The largest crop grown here is rhubarb, which the sweet chef uses for crumbles, brulee and in meringue roulade. It’s seasonal, so you have to get it while it’s hot... Read more
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    09.04.15

    The myth of British food.

    Let’s be honest, the British don’t have a brilliant reputation for food. We are the butt of endless jokes about the blandness of our palate. Many Europeans return home... Read more
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    31.03.15

    Hot Cross Buns!

    Best Western would like to welcome George Grassie the new head baker in the bakery located next to the Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Isle of Arran. Originally raised on Arran, it has been 20 years since ... Read more
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  • The tale of the amateur brewer
    04.11.14

    The tale of the amateur brewer

    Like many before me I succumbed to the urge. I was in my mid-20’s, slightly hazy, after one too many, and felt like I could take on the world. I was going to do it. No matter what my girlfriend ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    Where the wild things are

    When you take a bit of time out to drink in the wonders of nature, there’s no getting away from the fact that wildlife is bizarre. And this blog is dedicated to one of the more unconventional-looking creatures; the flamingo...... Read more
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    04.11.14

    How to increase your chances of surviving a bear attack

    With many Brits planning their summer holidays to North America, Canada and other bear countries, I thought it would be good to write something practical relating to the unpleasant scenario of coming face to face with a bear... Read more
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    04.11.14

    A westerner's search for peace and quiet

    As I walked beside the River Ouse, I couldn’t help but grow agitated at the sounds of heavy machinery digging up the adjacent land. I’d specifically set off that morning to find somewhere quiet... Read more
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    04.11.14

    Weekend woes

    It’s powerful, it dominates our thoughts and for many of us, it’s what gets us through the working day. The weekend. For one evening and two whole days we can do whatever we want. Whether it’s action packed, relaxing or ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    The Fans' Best Room in the World

    The stunning cathedral dominates the town, and was opened in 1239. The hotel is a youngster in comparison, but even the hotel dates from 1422, that’s when its first mention is recorded, and apparently it was good back then too...... Read more
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    04.11.14

    Me, My Surfboard and a Curious Seal

    For me, sport always existed in two exclusive worlds: football and rugby. Everything else felt like a distraction. It wasn’t until I was 18-years-old that I discovered how wrong I had been. I moved from the landlocked South Wales Valleys ... Read more
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  • sandwiches1-640x325
    04.11.14

    Nine Weird Sandwiches

    It is rumoured that the sandwich started life as a humble snack designed for an aristocrat. Over the centuries it has become the cornerstone of packed lunches, light bites and global business ventures... Read more
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    04.11.14

    10 Things We Know You Don't Know About British Food

    Let’s be honest, the British don’t have a brilliant reputation for food. But oddly enough, for many centuries the kitchens of the English court and the great houses of the Middle Ages cooked with a much wider variety of spices ... Read more
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  • tees
    04.11.14

    Britains Best Rivers

    Across the land, you will find rivers famed for their history, scenery or the challenge they pose. All of those mentioned here can give you a day to remember but be warned, some of them must be handled carefully once ... Read more
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