Quirky Hotel London

The Rookery Hotel, London

Not long ago I stayed at one of the quirkiest hotels I've ever come across. The Rookery hotel in London was actually a business booking as I was there to stay between training courses I was delivering that week...
Aqua Sana Spa

Aqua Sana Spa – Longleat

At the end of our stay at Centerparcs Longleat we booked in for a 3 hour session at the Aqua Sana Spa at the holiday park. We had decided that a spa day would be an ideal way to round of the holiday and leave f...
Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson 2016 Review – Ideal Roadtrip Car

In a first for Awesome Wave, we were given a new car! For a few days anyway. The Hyundai PR team got in touch to see if we wanted to try out the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson and take it for an extended test-drive. W...

Five Best Hand Luggage Options

I think I can safely say that I have tried all manner of hand luggage options over my many years of travelling - from small rucksacks, totes bags and handbags right through to perfectly measured out small wheel...
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Rucksack with Wheels : Osprey Sojourn 60

I’m a backpack purist, I enjoy a set of straps. But I also know the backache that can come with it. There has been an increasing trend towards suitcases, hand-luggage-only and wheeled bags. Somewhere in the m...
Rucksack with Wheels

Rucksack with Wheels: Caribee Fast Track 75

Before we hopped on our flight to Thailand last November I was in the market for a new rucksack. Now, my trusty ol' faithful has done me well since 2003 and is still doing fine. But instead of lugging around...
Re Hotel lobby

RE Hotel – London

A year ago we were due down in London to catch up with some friends visiting from overseas. It was around Christmas-time and we were planning to enjoy a night out on the town. Originally we intended to jump o...
Tune Hotels Downtown KL

Tune Hotels – Kuala Lumpur

We only spent a few nights in Kuala Lumpur as we passing through to our main destination of this trip, Chiang Mai. But we were kindly offered the chance to check out the Tune Hotels in the city. The first time...

Best SD Card for Awesome Social Media and Blogging

Have you ever taken an awesome picture on your DLSR and wanted to put straight onto Instagram? Or wished your social media photos were better than what your little camera phone allows? How about just freeing up...
20 Travel Tips for Men

20 Travel Tips for Men

Some of these I've had to learn the hard way, some not so hard and some just plain weird. Nevertheless, I pass these lessons and nuggets of advice to my fellow chap with well wishes and caution on your journeys...

Hotel la Tour – Birmingham

Back in June we stayed at my favourite hotel in Birmingham, Hotel la Tour, whilst organising Blognix (indie UK blogging conference). It was the perfect spot to relax in between the mayhem of the conference. Ho...
Bed Station Hostel

Bed Station Hostel – Bangkok

For 10 nights in Bangkok we stayed at the brand new Bed Station Hostel in the Ratchatewi district of the city. Just off the main road we had wandered past on our first night in Thailand and noted that it looked...
Easy Cover
4.1Camera Essential

Review: EasyCover Camera Case

We had recently purchased a new camera, the Canon 60D with the awesome 50mm lens and were thoroughly enjoying it while at the Photography Show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Whilst checking o...

Kensington Roof Gardens – London

It was to celebrate 4 years of being a couple. Raj surprised me with a spontaneous trip down to London for the weekend and the first stop was for lunch at this delightful rooftop restaurant and bar aptly name...
Carousel Paris

Best Hot Chocolate in Paris

It was for my 30th birthday. Raj surprised with a city break to Paris for a few days. It was the 3rd of January when we landed in the city, the air was filled with drizzle and there was a faint waft of baked go...
Restaurant May Fair Hotel

The May Fair Hotel – London

You know when you are enjoying yourself so much that you forget to take photos? Yeah, that kind of happened when we spent two nights at the gorgeous, luxury 5 star hotel, The May Fair Hotel in London. We w...

Best Wireless Travel Speaker

I went on a shopping spree a while ago. Quite a while ago. A shopping spree for me usually entails spending more than usual on one item and then going home and feeling guilty. This happens maybe once a year. Th...

To Kindle or Not To Kindle

On the face of it, a Kindle seems like an awesome idea. Millions of books on one little device that last for hours and remembers where you were when you pick it up every time. Obviously a piece of loo roll in a...