David Whitley

David Whitley is a freelance travel writer based in the UK. He has a taste for unusual experiences and oddities with a great story behind them.

Quinta Real Zacatecas, Mexico: Built back in 1886, this historic hotel was once considerably less restful than it is ...

Ten incredible places transformed into hotels

While shiny new hotels can be great, they don't tend to have as much character as those that have taken something completely different and transformed it…

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Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho: It's almost worth going well out of the way to Cottonwood, Idaho, just to see the Dog Bark ...

Magical or monstrosity? Ten buildings shaped like animals

We can all fight about the best architectural style – Gothic? Neo-classical? Art deco? Bauhaus? – but deep down inside, we all know there's only one winner – buildings shaped like animals. And here are ten of the most magical.

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