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Do as the locals do – Try aperitivo in Rome!

Apertivo

The aperitivo may be Italian for apéritif or cocktail, but it’s no ordinary happy hour. It’s all about food, friends and la dolce vita – just like Rome itself. What’s it all about? Aperitivo is the Italian equivalent of popping into the pub on the way home from work. It’s all about unwinding over a drink and catching up […]

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Jun 6 2013 / Destinations

Croatia joins EU – what it means for your holidays

Croatia holiday

This 1 July, Croatia will join the European Union. It’s a process that’s taken more than 12 years to complete, and so much has changed for Croatia in that time. Take tourism, for instance. Croatia’s become something of a holiday hotspot of late – in fact, the country had its best ever tourist season in 2012. Croatia owes much of […]

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Top tips for student travel on a shoestring

fun on beach

So, you’re nearly through with exams and assessments and you can see the end of the tunnel. And that bright light ahead means just one thing: summer abroad! All term you’ve been picturing unadulterated fun and hedonistic days in the sun. But now that your plans are actually taking shape you’re beginning to wonder if your budget will let […]

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What will your holiday really cost?

cash in hands

So you’ve secured some great cheap flights and bagged a bargain on your hotel room, too. But are you sure you know what your holiday will really cost once you add up eating, drinking and all those little extras? What destinations do you find great value for money? Which destinations do you think are expensive? Let us know in […]

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Europe’s best summer parties of 2013

summer festivals

Summer in the UK can seem all too brief, so why not extend the fun by getting along to some of the best festivals in Europe? Catch a few and summer will feel like one long party, especially when you know that your festival tickets will take you to places where the sun shines brighter  and for longer. Here […]

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Gorgeous gardens to visit in Italy

Giardino Giusti Verona

Spring is here, and National Gardening Week is this week. For true gardeners and wannabe green-thumbs alike, now is the time to get outdoors and turn green with envy over the best gardens out there. This year, why limit yourself to England’s most beautiful gardens? There’s a world of amazing gardens to explore – and some of the best […]

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Travel fit for a queen

travel fit for a queen

The British Royal family knows a thing or two about carrying on no matter what the weather. Last year, the Queen won the nation’s admiration by standing steadfast, at the age of 86, for four freezing hours as she was escorted along the Thames on a barge as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. So with dreary forecasts ahead, […]

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Croatia – festivals to look forward to

Rovinj

Croatia’s fortunes are looking up. This stunningly beautiful country is once again attracting visitors in droves, especially to its Adriatic coastline. Expect more positive vibes than ever this summer, as Croatia will be celebrating its acceptance into the European Union in July 2013. In the party spirit, we’re taking a look at more fun reasons to visit Croatia – […]

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Greatest (achievable) climbs in the world

Bavarian Forest

When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to ascend Mount Everest nearly 60 years ago, it was a feat so impressive that both were promptly knighted (although it was two days before the pair heard about their new elevated status). Climbing Everest, earth’s highest mountain, is still a formidable challenge. In fact, between 1922 and 2011, […]

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Mar 22 2013 / Destinations // Ski

Six reasons why you should ski late season

relaxing in the sun at ski resort

As April approaches, most of us are probably hoping for some warmer weather. But if you haven’t managed to make it skiing yet this winter, there’s still time to book yourself a holiday. In fact, this part of the season is many people’s preferred time to ski, and here’s why: 1) The weather’s better   No white-outs. No frostbite. […]

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