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A coastal getaway at Mantra on Salt, Kingscliff NSW

New South Wales’ Tweed Coast is an ideal beach getaway, especially when you stay at Mantra on Salt Beach. From Queensland to Kingscliff Cross the border from tropical Queensland and you’ll find yourself driving alongside the Tweed River. The sun beats down as day trippers and hobbyists bob along in houseboats and tin fishing boats (Aussies call them...

Review: Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

For travelers arriving in Edinburgh on train, you’d be hard pressed to find a budget-friendly, modern hotel as perfectly located as Motel One Princes. Tucked right on the corner opposite the central station, Edinburgh Waverly’s Princes Street exit and next to the Apple Store you will find Motel One Princes. It’s a 5 minute walk over the bridge to the Royal Mile where...

Viru Hotel and KGB Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Secret police, big brother, and cloak and dagger subterfuge are all a reality at the KGB Museum on the top floor of the Sokos Viru Hotel in Estonia. It was the late 1960s and after reopening the major Helsinki to Tallinn ferry line between Finland and Estonia, western tourists were beginning to infiltrate the communist country, bringing their western ideas into a...

Review: Hotel Nyx

Hotel Nyx is a hidden gem in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. There are times you book a hotel after hours of price comparisons and reviews and you still come out of it underwhelmed. Then there are those times when you book last minute and go in blindly. Throwing caution to the wind, we secured three nights at Hotel Nyx and were more than pleasantly surprised. Driving along the...