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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


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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Our top 4 picks for a 3-day weekend

Couple eating in Rome

Easter is just around the corner and with it comes the first of spring’s three-day weekends. If you’ve got itchy feet, you’ll naturally want to make the most of these minibreaks. So which are the best destinations when you’ve got just three days? With so many European destinations in easy reach, I’ve broken down some of the top options […]

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Skiing the great unknown – Les Contamines

Les Contamines Rob C 017

Guest post by written by Rob Crabtree of Ski Club of Great Britain So you’re planning a winter ski holiday and itching to make those first few turns. If you’ve decided on France, you’ve made a great decision. But with so many great resorts to choose from, the question is where to go? I’ve skied in many of the larger […]

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Unexpected places to celebrate Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese Red Lantern

I first encountered Chinese New Year in a seemingly unlikely place – Melbourne, Australia. There, crowds follow the customary dragon dances and deafening drums as they follow in procession from one end of Chinatown to the other, evicting bad spirits from businesses as they go. What are your experiences of Chinese New Year? Tell us your highlights in the […]

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