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5 Things To Do In Manchester That Have Nothing To Do With David Beckham

Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, England.

A few years ago Manchester, England, got an approving nod from the New York Times when the newspaper named the city in its top 41 places to visit in the world. Outside of England, the city’s probably best known for its two popular football clubs and, to a lesser extent, the post-punk sounds of the Smiths and Joy Division. For travelers curious to see what helped land the city the Times’ mention, we put together…

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London: Smart Hyde Park View | Hangin’ with @HostelBookers

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[google1][pinit count=”vertical” url=”http://www.beersandbeans.com” float=”right”] Over the last year Beth and I have discovered that we are no longer hostel dorm people. While a lot of it has to do with our nomadic lifestyle of trying to balance work with travel, we’ve also realized that we like having our own privacy and space. At first I kind of felt guilty, like I’m some bourgeois backpacker who’s no longer keeping it real. But then, as I spoke…

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Traveling through Literary Britain

[google1] This is a guest post from Jessica Minier Mabe. She is not only one of our readers but also the owner of Distant Mountain Trips which orchestrates intimate & unique tours across Europe. As a former English teacher one of her favorite tours is ‘Literary Britain’. Reading her post below it is clear she has a passion not only for quality, well thought out travel but also for diving behind the scenes of literary…

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Murder Mystery on an Escorted Holiday

[google1] Editor’s note: This is a guest post from a reader. When my partner told me I might need to dress up in a nun’s outfit for my birthday surprise I was a little dubious, and curtly reminded him that it was my birthday not his. When he produced a vintage policeman’s hat and a pair of handcuffs I was more worried than anything else. Weren’t we a bit old for that? But, thankfully, he…

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Three Great Music Festivals in the U.K.

Photo by Alaskan Dude via Flickr.

In doing a little research on events in the U.K. I came up with three different musical events that you might want to check out if you’re headed across the pond in the next few months. The Steelhouse Festival Photo by Watt_dabney via Flickr. This new outdoor music festival takes place August 19 – 20, 2011 at the Hafod-y-dafal Farm in southern Wales. It’s a classic rock festival with a multitude of bands playing through…

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Audio Intensive Care for Beat-Up Backpackers

Photo by Martin Cathrae.

I am a pretty lucky girl. All of my friends seem to be mad talented and whether it’s free paintings, free stationary or free food I always seem to be benefiting from it. In this case my friend David is darn good DJ and kicks butt at editing music.  He’s got a guest post lined up for today and if you’re in the need for travel dance music or some kickin’ photo editing music take…

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Three Upcoming ‘Can’t Miss’ London Events

Photo by the12thplaya.

  I’m not gonna lie. I need me some London. The past two months have been really tough and have left me feeling pretty blah. All recent travel plans were cancelled due to my father’s health and it’s seems I often find myself day dreaming about going somewhere – even if only for a few days. Hopefully we’ll be planning the next leg of our trip out again in the near future but the past…

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