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Aug 26 2014 / Destinations

Tuesday Tips: 5 of the World’s Most Unusual Festivals

La Tomatina. Spain

From swimming in a sea of smashed tomatoes, to chasing cheese down a hill, there really are loads of weird and wonderful cultural events out there. Will any of these be on your list? La Tomatina: The world’s biggest food fight Image courtesy of Graham McLennan This week, La Tomatina (the annual Battle of Tomatoes) is celebrated in the town […]

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Aug 19 2014 / Destinations

Photography Day: Showcasing your holiday snaps

Venice

Today, 19th August, marks Photography Day. So, we thought what better way to celebrate than to showcase some of your photos you’ve taken whilst on holiday. Here’s a selection of our favourites from the “Snap Happy” competition which features in Passport, our on board magazine. The warm colours, beautiful canals and the famous Gondolas have been caught on camera by Elle-Rose […]

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Aug 13 2014 / Destinations

See dazzling Dubrovnik from above: Catch the cable car

Dubrovnik view islands

Dubrovnik is a beautiful city from any angle, but nothing quite compares to looking down on it from above. This way, you get an amazing view of its medieval walls and stunning forts, which are set against a backdrop of bright blue sea and lush islands. This is exactly what you get at the summit of Srd Hill – but […]

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Aug 12 2014 / Destinations

Tuesday Tips: Calling all Golfers!

Golf course, Florida, USA

August is National Golf Month, and if you’re looking to follow in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy, or just fancy sharpening up on your golf skills in the sun, then look no further than our guide to the best golfing destinations: Costa del Golf! The Costa del Sol has long been a destination of choice for golfers; home to […]

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Aug 11 2014 / Destinations

Monarch’s destination insider tips guide

Tips map from Monarch

Not sure which destination to choose this summer? Or perhaps you’ve already decided but have no idea what to see? Well, we can help you out. Introducing the new Monarch Destination Tips – an interactive map that’s packed with insider secrets on where to go, what to do and where to stay. We’ve gone straight to the experts – […]

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Aug 8 2014 / Destinations

Photo Friday – The Natural Beauty of Crete

Hania Old Town, Crete

Crete is a popular Greek Island holiday spot, and it’s easy to see why. Bursting at the seams with natural and historical eye candy, it’s an assault on the senses of the very best kind. Here are ten of the hottest spots on this simply stunning island: Neoclassical Agios Nikolaos This harbour, with its backdrop of white-washed cuboid builds, […]

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Aug 7 2014 / Destinations

5 Great Last Minute Summer Getaways

Malaga, Spain

This year’s summer getaway is well underway, and although many of us have had our two week sun-and-sand-fest booked since the beginning of the year, some of us haven’t yet got round to booking a summer holiday. Well, fear not if you’re the last minute type. There are still some great last minute deals to be had and we’ve selected […]

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Aug 5 2014 / Destinations

Tuesday Tips: Four things you simply must do in Naples

Pompeii

While many tourists see the city of Naples as nothing more than the gateway to the Amalfi coast, the reality is that this intoxicating metropolis is one of the most iconic and charismatic destinations in Italy. So, before heading off to discover the laidback charm of Campania’s coastal villages, why not hang around for a day or two and […]

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Aug 1 2014 / Destinations

Photo Friday: Don’t Miss Venice & Rome

Rialto market

Venice and Rome are real powerhouses of Italian tourism – with more things to see, do and eat than you could possibly fit into one single holiday. With such a range of options it’s often difficult to work out what to see and do, and what you can leave till your next visit. So here’s our handy guide to […]

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Jul 25 2014 / Destinations

Photo Friday: Best of Verona

Roman arena

A holiday to Verona can be as fun-packed or as relaxed as you fancy. The city is beautiful enough to wander around for days, the local fare is sumptuous and the wines delicious. But if that isn’t enough, Verona offers lots of activities to keep you occupied. Here are a few snaps of the best places to peruse on […]

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