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Free events: East London

June 29 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #barbican, #bite, #dance, #eastlondon, #Events, #London, #Music, #Travel News, #urbansounds

FREE events this summer as the Barbican goes outside and joins forces with its East London neighbours. Urban Sounds London '09 Combining bands, DJ sets and visuals, this vibrant gig will feature various Guildhall Connect creative music ensembles including...

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Do you know where Hadrian's Wall is?

June 22 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Britain, #British, #Culture, #Hertiage, #holiday, #landmarks, #NortEastEngland, #research, #Staycation, #Travel News, #travelresearch, #UK

Over half of us are planning to take short breaks here in the UK this year. While this is great news for British tourism, new research has revealed many of us haven't a clue about the historic and cultural sites our doorstep. According to the study by...

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Poetic about London

June 18 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #advert, #eveningstandard, #London, #poetry, #poetryseason, #Travel News, #TV

Just a quick one, to say I am enjoying the BBC poetry season, and the travel link - my favourite advert of the moment from the Evening Standard about London. If you have come across any other travel-related poetry do share.p

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Childhood jet-setters

June 16 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Britain, #Britishchildren, #child, #children, #countries, #destinations, #family, #familytravel, #holiday, #hotel.com, #parents, #research, #travel, #Travel News, #travellers, #under16

The youngest edition to my family, my two-year old nephew Levi is well travelled, by the time he was 18 months, he had been to Eygpt, Israel and Malta. Bit, these days that's nothing new, according to recent research by Hotels.com, he is typical of today's...

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Are you paying 500% for your travel insurance?

June 11 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Buying insurance from a travel agent, #could see holidaymakers paying nearly ..., #rather than shopping around, #Travel News

Breaking News! If you buy your travel insurance from a travel agent, rather than shopping around, you could be paying as much as 500% more than necessary, accordingly to research commissioned by price comparison website Confused.com.*