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A sweet little sojourn in Guildford, Surrey

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5 fine family finds in England

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Most Beautiful Villages to Visit in UK? 1 Reply

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Discovering England's Isle of Wight

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Comment by EnLinea Media on August 18, 2011 at 9:55am
Another UK question in Ask A Travel Pro, this time about first-time travel outside London. To help them out, please click on this link. Thanks!!
Comment by Ed Wetschler on May 28, 2011 at 1:54pm

A Tripatini member has a couple of questions about Scotland. Please see our Ask A Travel Pro section:

Comment by EnLinea Media on May 20, 2011 at 11:48am

Can anyone help a fellow Tripatini member with a question about St. Andrews and Dundee, Scotland?  If so, please click on the following link. Thanks much!

Comment by Sarah Harris on May 12, 2011 at 9:46am
I agree there are plenty of options in the UK for travellers with smaller budgets - just look at all the backpackers and students from across the world that come to the UK and particularly London for their gap years.  The Youth Hostel Association YHA has some great properties (and not just for youths) as well as the plethora of pretty decent 'backpackers' small B&B's and holiday/camping parks.  As for food, there are always places to get a decent breakfast for under £4, even in London and plenty of regular offers on various coupon sites etc for discount dining at some pretty good restaurants.  I think perhaps all it entails is a bit of research before leaving home and if all else fails - ask a local!
Comment by Northeast News on May 12, 2011 at 9:32am
I like your story about the $500 room. Also, your questions about displaying hotel options raise an issue of importance to leisure travelers like me. Hopefully some editors are reading this and heeding your words.
Comment by Allan Lynch on May 12, 2011 at 9:24am

Northeast (do you mind if I call you North?),


I've noticed a change in travel coverage. I used to see sidebars that listed a range of hotel prices in a city: high-end, medium, budget. I don't see that anymore. Is that because we, the writers, don't supply the options or because the editors have cut that space? Or was it just something that fell by the wayside without anyone noticing?

Comment by Allan Lynch on May 12, 2011 at 9:19am

15 years ago I stayed at a property which, with currency conversion, charged $110 for breakfast! Guess what? It was packed!


One destination told me that I was in their files as the only travel writer they ever hosted who asked for a downgrade in accommodations. I write for both the individual and corporate traveler. When I got the itinerary for that trip and saw where they had me booked I asked for something less business-oriented. The business crowd weren't my readers for that article so it was pointless to have a $500-a-night room. $500-a-week was more the budget for that reader. It worked. It was realistic. Everyone was happy.

Comment by Angela Jean Seager on May 12, 2011 at 9:16am

Thats what I meant when Is said ridiculous

Fantastic breakfast up here in Masham, Yorkshire, quality products as well for £6.75 pp.   You can also get theatre tickets here for a good price as well


Comment by Northeast News on May 12, 2011 at 9:13am
£23.00 for breakfast! You can get theatre tickets for less. 
Comment by Ann Herdman on May 12, 2011 at 9:11am

Angela is spot on. Across the UK, it is perfectly possible for travellers to enjoy good food and accomodation - whatever their budget. I would suggest that every capital city in the world has hotels and restaurants that cater only for the ultra rich and perhaps the occassional travel journalist! I was once charged £15 for a coffee in Venice which puts a £23 breakfast in perspective.   




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