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Sep 12 2014 / Destinations

Canary Islands: 100 years in pictures

Canaries 20 21 Century

From lace designs to carnivals – over the past 100 years the Canary Islands have retained their wonderful charm and culture. Take a look at these incredible images showing the islands in all their glory in the 20th Century and right now in the 21st Century. Follow Monarch Airlines’s board Canary Islands – 20th Century on Pinterest. Follow Monarch […]

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Sep 9 2014 / Destinations

Fuerteventura: voted the number one island in Spain

Fuerteventura

According to 1 million TripAdvisor users Fuerteventura has been voted the number one in Spain. Fuerteventura can be loosely translated as ‘Strong Winds’ so get ready for the windswept look whilst on holiday here. It’s the second largest of the Canary Islands and is regarded the one flooded with history. Although most of the land is made up of […]

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Sep 5 2014 / Destinations

Spectacular views from the Canaries that will peak your interest

Tiede sunset

The impressive combination of green ravines, high peaks and volcanic terrain give the Canary Islands a unique character which can be best enjoyed from up high. Here are our favourite selection of photos taken on these magnificent islands. Mount Tiede in Tenerife, is the third largest volcano in the world and its summit is the highest in Spain. You can get […]

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Sep 3 2014 / Destinations

Gran Canaria: The miniature continent

Gran Canaria landscape

Pretty fishing villages, sandy beaches, cooking on volcanoes, green lakes, sand dunes and hiking – the Canaries offer so much to see and do. As part of our September spotlight, we’re helping you choose which island would make your dream holiday. Starting with Gran Canaria, here’s our mini guide to the wonderful island. Discover the diverse landscape Gran Canaria is often […]

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Sep 2 2014 / Destinations

September Spotlight: The Canary Islands

Canary Islands - Lanzarote

Situated just off the north west coast of Africa, the Canaries are an all year round sunny destination with a mixture of activities and sun soaking spots, making it an ideal holiday destination for couples and families alike. The relatively short flight time from the UK (around 4.5 hours) and the same time zone as the UK, means you […]

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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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