The Nottingham Arena provides indoor sports, entertainment and conference facilities in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. The concert hall has a capacity of 10,000 and attracts big named bands and artists. It is also the home of the Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team. Since April 2008, it has been known as the Trent FM Arena, after it received sponsorship from a local radio station. Below is a guide to some of the hotels that are close by. Read more “Hotels Near Nottingham Arena in the UK”
Cosmopolitan Bayswater in West London is a popular tourist base. Ten minutes from Oxford Circus and thirty from the Houses of Parliament, Bayswater is in easy reach of the capital’s many tourist attractions. There are dozens of hotels in the area ranging from top end boutique hotels down to backpacker’s hostels. Here are just a few of the options available.
These hotels are older, and they’re not exactly as glamorous as the megaresorts on the Strip, but if you’d rather spend your Vegas budget on gambling and fun rather than a place to sleep, they are just the ticket.
Of the downtown options, these hotels will give you the best value for your buck. Read more “Budget Downtown Vegas Hotels: Sleep For Cheap in Sin City’s Downtown Area”
When looking up where I should spend the night while traveling to the Cascades D’Ouzoud in Morocco, I consulted my Lonely Planet and found that near the waterfalls themselves there were several campgrounds and a hotel out of my budget range.
Traveling on a shoestring budget does not mean you are destined to starve for the entire duration of your travels. Far from it, this is after all still a vacation. Eating out can add up, and fast, so here are a few helpful hints to keep your stomach and pocketbook full. Read more “Backpacker’s Guide to Cheap Eats”
The HI – Calgary City Centre has been somewhat surprising during my stay (I am currently there). As a former employee of the hostel in Edmonton, I thought it would be like HI – Edmonton in some terrible ways (ie. dorms with transients from Fort McMurray). However, the HI – Calgary has been filled with nearly 100% backpackers and I have had some great conversations already with some intelligent students.
While doing research for my Charleston directory, Doin’ the Charleston, I discovered an interesting looking establishment with a catchy name: Not So Hostel on Spring Street in the historic district. I was intriqued, and when I needed to go to Charleston to pick up copies of my book Haunted Marietta from the History Press, I booked space there for my husband and myself.
We could have stayed in a dorm-style room with four bunk beds for $21 a night each, but since we have not stayed in a hostel before, I decided to spend a little extra and get a private room for $60 a night, breakfast included.
I left Edinburgh late in the morning and arrived in York late in the afternoon. I had a little less than a day to explore as the bus I was taking to Oxford the next day was leaving around 3pm. The hostel wasn’t far from the bus station; it was maybe a half a mile up the hill, through the gate and into the city. York is a really awesome place to visit, especially if you’re a medieval history junkie like I am. The entire city is still surrounded by a very impressive wall that dates to the 12th to 14th centuries and you have to go through a gate to get into the city. Read more “Backpacking the UK: My Trip from Edinburgh to London”
I decided to go to Peru this past summer. The ancient, mountain set city of Machu Picchu was the main draw. I was also very excited about traveling in South America and brushing up on my Spanish, which is sadly still not in very good shape! Read more “Tips for Budget Traveling in Peru”
So, things are tight right now, but you’ve still managed the keep your European vacation plans from falling apart. The only problem is, now it’s so tight you’re not sure how you’re going to make it enjoyable? Fear not!