Christmas Shopping in Dublin

Traditionally, December 8th, the ‘Feast of the Immaculate Conception’ was the day when bargain hunters from all over Ireland descended on the big smoke to pick up their Christmas shopping. With the spread of better regional shopping centres, not to mention online shopping, the tradition is no longer as popular, but that doesn’t mean Dublin isn’t a great place to find quirky and uniquely Irish gifts. The following is Travel Edits’ pick of the best…
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AUTUMN/WINTER EDIT

The Dublin Edit: Tuzo – A New Mexican Kitchen in Town

Dublin is undergoing something of a Mexican invasion. Burritos and Blues, Little Ass and 777 have all popped up south of the Liffey in the last 12 months. And this week, Tuzo Mexican Kitchen (occupying the former space of Insomnia) has mushroomed on Dawson Street. Concerns about chilli overkill are unfounded. Already, there are a few things that make Tuzo Mexican Kitchen stand out from the competition. Super Fresh Ingredients and an Authentic Menu: If…
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How to Live the Made in Chelsea Lifestyle on a London Break

Made in Chelsea is the British TV series that follows the trials and tribulations of a bunch of pretty, privileged twenty-somethings as they shop and party around London’s most glamorous locations. Granted, all the fast cars, champagne and glamour is enough to make you green with envy, but follow Travel Edits’ guide to this ‘totes amaze’ corner of London and you too can live the Made in Chelsea dream for a weekend at least… Where to…
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Festive Glasgow: What’s On in the City

Glasgow is an exciting city to visit from mid-November until the big day itself. There’s lots of festive fun going on, making winter the perfect time to visit this Scottish city. Travelodge offer a range of Glasgow hotels so there’s no need to spend big on a Glasgow winter mini break. There are six Glasgow hotels to choose from but if you want to stay right in the heart of the city’s Christmas atmosphere then…
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The Bed Edit: The Independente Hostel and Suites Lisbon

Vendors selling roasted chestnuts (a dozen for two euro) are the only indication that it is November in Lisbon. Puffs of smoke billow into clear blue skies as the yellow carriage trundles downhill. A crowd is gathering at the bottom of Restauradores Square ready to climb aboard the historic Gloria funicular tram. Nearby, a digital street thermometer says it’s 19 degrees. Dating back to 1885, the Elevador da Gloria  is one of Lisbon’s top tourist…
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