Mark Roddis

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Hotel Review – Park Inn Manchester City Centre

I stayed here for one night mid week arriving by car. Parking is across the road at a very old, dark and run down NCP car park. You would not … Continue reading

Monday, June 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hotel Review – Holiday Inn Slough Windsor

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Slough Windsor a few years ago and it was rather tired and a bit of a let down. This is still not the best Holiday … Continue reading

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hotel Loyalty Schemes – Time For A Change

I have been traveling for business for about 15 years now and one thing I was introduced to very early on was the value of Loyalty Schemes with hotels, airlines … Continue reading

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

17 Nights In Singapore

A new year and a new role and before the echoes Auld Lang Sine had finished, I was leaving a cold and damp UK behind and flying east. I have … Continue reading

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Hotel Review : Hilton Newbury North

I stay in hotels every single week and every now and then, things go wrong. But occasionally you get a stay that is a disaster from start to finish and … Continue reading

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hotel Review : Holiday Inn London-Heathrow M4, JCT 4

Airport hotels exist for a single reason. In the case of this one, it is to serve Heathrow. It is not somewhere you would normally stay if you were visiting … Continue reading

Friday, October 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hotel Review : Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10

Lets get the bad news out of the way first. Location wise, this hotel is right in the middle of a business park surrounded by offices. If you are looking … Continue reading

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Hotel Review : Holiday Inn Reading West

For some reason, on the night I stayed here, most hotels in the area were fully booked so my options were limited. First things first, this is not in West … Continue reading

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The last days of summer – Wells Next The Sea

Summer 2014 is rapidly drawing to a close. In the evenings it’s getting dark sooner and the leaves are changing colour on the trees. But it’s not winter yet and … Continue reading

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

USA Holiday 2014 – Part Three – Hoover Dam

Another hot day in Vegas but we still had our hire car so this time we headed out to see one of the areas man made wonders. The Hoover Dam … Continue reading

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

USA Holiday 2014 – Part One – Las Vegas

We have just returned from a couple of weeks in the USA. Our 2014 summer vacation. The holiday was split into 2 parts with 6 nights in Las Vegas and … Continue reading

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Ironbridge Gorge – June 2014

The wheels keep on turning and this weekend we have headed over to the other side of the country to Telford in Shropshire and to Ironbridge. This is where the … Continue reading

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

My New 2014 BMW 520D SE

As mentioned the other day, my company policy states that I must have a company car to drive on company business. Whilst I am still convinced that my previous Audi … Continue reading

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Reboot – Blog Update

The planets have aligned and a new chapter seems to be opening up with new opportunities The arrival of a company car (a first for me) has opened up an … Continue reading

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hotel Review : The Hilton Hotel Basingstoke

I don’t know what it is about Hilton hotels. They seem reluctant to spend any money on keeping the rooms up to date but are quite happy to lavish large … Continue reading

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Three Days In Paris – April 2014

A quick get away and the weather was’t great but it did stay dry and we did mange to cram in all of the sights. As usual, more photos can … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment


Hello I'm Mark and welcome to my personal blog.

I travel a lot both for business and pleasure, often on my own but also with my family whenever I can.

I really do enjoy taking photos when I travel but would still consider myself a traveller first and a photographer second

I suppose you could think of this as a travel blog but it's more than that. It's really a place for me to share my experiences and thoughts on just about anything.

Considering I work in IT and telecommunications I have an unhealthy interest in technology and gadgets and all things tech related. I also like my cars so expect plenty on non travel stuff to be included as well.

So the words are my own (not my employers) so have a look around and please feel free to leave a comment or Two

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