Equity Point Hostel, Marrakech: A spa, baghrir and rooftop beers

The word hostel means different things to different people. If you’ve never stayed in one, but saw that movie then it’s unlikely you ever will. I imagine though, that if you’re under 30 and have ever travelled independently of a tour operator, you’ve probably stayed in one at some point. I won’t lie — they’re a mixed bag, hostels are, and everyone who stays in them has their limits. For me, that means avoiding sleeping in mixed dorms when I’m travelling alone, wherever possible. If you’re on a budget though, you’ll end up in a situation every now and then…

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Whistlestop Brussels: A Eurostar adventure

It took me ten minutes or so from pulling into the Gare du Midi to slip back in to my Brussels self

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5 hotels from the movies I’d love to stay in

If there’s anything more glamorous than staying in a hotel that’s been used in the mooovies, well gee, I just can’t think of it. Aside from the hotel from In Bruges, which I’ve already talked about plenty, these are my dream digs that have been featured on the silver screen over the years. Hotel del Coronado, San Diego –  Some Like it Hot Supposedly in Miami but actually in San Diego, the Hotel del Coronado captured my imagination almost as much as Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot. It fascinated me because it looked like a cross between the…

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