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Christmas lights around the world: A festive quiz!

December 13, 2012

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Christmas lights Los Angeles

Lights, camera and plenty of festive Christmas lights action… Take a look at the seasonal Christmas lights phenomenon with a globe-trotting flavour, in our name the country/city Christmas light-spotting challenge! Putting up the lights unites cities round the world at this time of year, from the addition of tastefully-twinkling icicle lights to more ostentatious displays. The practice of covering an [...]

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Hurricane Sandy Puts New York City in a Different Light

October 29, 2012

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empty times square subway

With Hurricane Sandy hitting the shores of New Jersey, New York City is on lock down. Dubbed the ‘Frankenstorm’, New Yorkers are expecting Sandy to batter the Big Apple until the pips squeak. The worst case scenario is a feared combination of a storm surge, ferocious blizzards and coastal flooding. And this has given the [...]

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New York City Bloggers

October 10, 2012

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I am more than excited at the moment as in just over a week I will be heading off to one of my favourite places in the world, New York City. I have been there quite a few times now and have a rough understanding of the lay of the land but in the city [...]

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America’s Best Haunted Attractions

October 2, 2012

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Skeletal heads for a haunted attraction

Anyone who has ever visited the United States or Canada in October will know that Halloween is big business. From its humble origins as a night for scoffing candy and playing pranks while dressed in mismatched old clothes, the holiday has grown to a retail behemoth. Consumers are expected to dish out almost $8 billion [...]

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Independence Day 2012 – In Pictures

July 6, 2012

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Independence Day is celebrated in America to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 4th July, 1776. So we thought we would have a look at some of the celebrations that went on, on the iconic 4th July 2012… Independence Day Patriotic banners: Source: athomebootcamp.blogspot.ca via Outside on Pinterest [...]

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Daydreaming of a holiday: Maui Edition

June 27, 2012

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  As I look outside at the rain pouring down, it all seems so unfair! Why can’t Scotland just have a normal, sunny summer? Siiigh. The best I can do is close my eyes and daydream of white sands, palm trees and a fruity cocktail (adorned with the obligitory miniature umbrella). Today’s daydreaming took me [...]

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#MeetYouThere – Sheraton Hotel and Spa social initiative

April 24, 2012

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Sheraton Edinburgh

Sheraton Hotel & Spa are running an innovative social initiative, MeetYouThere, encouraging guests to connect through an online community of honest reviews of Sheraton Hotel facilities, services and beyond. Bloggers from around the world joined in an outreach event on April 12 at the newly refurbished Sheraton Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh. Some followed via [...]

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One time, I decided to work in the USA for the summer

April 18, 2012

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Me with the two mascots

Between my 2nd and 3rd years at uni’ I decided it was time for an adventure. So after very little thought, planning or deliberation I took off to work in the USA for the summer. Due to the very helpful people at Work America and despite my lack of planning or preparation I managed to [...]

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The world’s most romantic holiday destinations

April 17, 2012

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You’ve just tied the knot the man or woman of your dreams, the bouquet has been tossed to the to the eagerly awaiting scrum of singletons, and now you’re off to one of the most romantic places in the world with the most important person in your life. Setting the right foot forward when you [...]

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The USA’s top road trip attractions

March 28, 2012

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On beautiful sunny days like this, it’s inevitable that our thoughts drift from the stuffy 9-5 to dreams about hitting the open road, and what better place to put a pedal to the metal than in the grand ol’ US of A? Here are some of the places we would visit if we were able [...]

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