Margate. That formerly uncool seaside resort in north-west Kent, has had quite the revamp. It is part of Thanet, which also includes the seaside towns of Ramsgate and Broadstairs, and was recently mentioned in Frommers must-see destinations for 2011. Margate is packed with quirky cafes and vintage shops, and it's also home to the new Turner Contemporary gallery.
When to buy plane tickets - and being a multi-million mile flier for over 30 years - the one big take away on this sheet is to purchase on Tuesday, Wed, Th, and try to fly those days as well. Business travelers generally fly Monday and Friday, thus the expensive ticket prices: