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Oct 21 2014 / Destinations

Islands and spirals: the top hidden gems of Venice

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Venice is very much a city that needs to be explored by foot. Obviously, buses and cars won’t be found here, and while the vaporettos are an efficient method to get from point A to B, its true charm comes alive when you lose yourself in its extensive network of canals, narrow streets and cobblestone alleyways. And you never […]

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Oct 17 2014 / Destinations // Food and Drink

Buon Natale: It’s (almost) Christmas time in Italy!

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Can you believe we’re getting close to Christmas already?! The weather is getting cooler, the decorations are on the way, and there’s even the smell of roast chestnuts in the air. However, nobody does Christmas celebrations quite like the Italians, what with their week-long feasts and months-long religious holidays! Now’s the time to charge up that Christmas spirit with […]

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Oct 14 2014 / Destinations

Where will you be jetting off to from Leeds Bradford Airport next summer?

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Our summer 15 routes departing from Leeds Bradford Airport are now on sale, with the introduction of two brand new destinations – Naples and Alicante! So, let’s take a look in more detail at these two fantastic destinations and other places you could be jetting off too next summer from Leeds Bradford Airport… Naples – embrace the history If you’re thinking […]

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Oct 10 2014 / Destinations

Six adventure trails guaranteed to make your head spin!

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Consider yourself a bit of a daredevil? Want to try defying gravity? Then you need to add these crazy-cool hiking paths on your to-do list. From Madeira to Malaga, we’ve found six top trails that will leave you breathless – both with their sheer beauty, like the stunning Cinque Terre coastline, but also their dizzying heights! Ready for a walk […]

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Oct 9 2014 / Destinations

Monarch’s destination insider tips guide

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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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Oct 7 2014 / Destinations

Neapolitan pizza: the true taste of Napoli

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Naples is famed for its history, ice cream and of course being the birthplace of the pizza. So when we discovered October is National Pizza month, we thought what better way to celebrate than to head to Naples and find out more about this world renowned dish. We caught up with Massimo Di Porzi, Vice President of Assoziacione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) […]

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Oct 3 2014 / Destinations

Bella Italia! Breathtakingly beautiful Italy

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They don’t call it la dolce vita for nothing – Italy is certainly one spectacular country. Swimming in natural beauty, holidays to Italy offer an unbeatable combination of stunning landscapes, history, culture and cuisine. Here are the most picturesque places to fall head-over-heels in love with. Manarola, Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Portovenere You may have heard of Cinque Terre before, […]

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Oct 2 2014 / Destinations

October Spotlight: Italy

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From ski slopes to picturesque coastlines; Italy is a true delight. It’s an ideal destination for those looking to experience some culture and history, hit the slopes or relax on quiet beach for a weekend or longer. Over the next month we will spotlight what Italy has to offer including must see places and where to indulge in some fine […]

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Sep 26 2014 / Destinations

In images – Pretty towns, beaches and sea creatures

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Pretty towns, wow-factor scenery, beautiful beaches, an incredible underwater world, glittering marinas, fantastic animal and water parks – what more could you want from a holiday destination? Over the past month we’ve taken a look at what four Canary Islands islands have to offer. Are you tempted to go and visit? We know we are! Here’s a round up of […]

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Sep 23 2014 / Destinations

Tenerife – the Rio de Janeiro of the Canaries

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The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is also the most popular. Thousands of British and German tourists flock to the island all year round – drawn to its stunning landscapes, busy nightlife, beaches and watersports. If you’re tempted by a holiday to Tenerife, here are a few things that might sway you… The kids will love it! Siam Park […]

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