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I'm really excited to have been invited to attend TBU11 as a panelist. I look forward to sharing my experiences as a travel blogger and networking with other travel bloggers and PR/marketing professionals.
If you're visiting Manchester, I recommend downloading Creative Tourist's Cultural Guide to Manchester iPhone app. It contains lots of info on cultural events in Manchester, as well as tips for things to see and do, including walking tours. Oh, and it's free! :-)
Oxford Road is one of Manchester's main throughfares. It starts at St. Peter's Square in the heart of the city and runs very much like a straight line into the city's southern suburbs. Dubbed 'the Corridor', Oxford Road is home to Manchester's two universities, the BBC offices, various… Continue
I had been working at a Dutch bank for ten years when it was taken over. Months passed before it became clear to me that I needed a break. I was exhausted and I felt jaded. Many aspects of my life had gone into auto-pilot mode and I was just there for the ride. I was tired of it. I wanted to renew my zest for life, reignite my passions and start to really enjoy the things and people I love. I left the bank in the summer of 2008 and embarked on a five-month journey around the world; a journey… Continue