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Jul 16 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

The Monarch Guide to Coral Reef Diving

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Imagine the perfect place to go diving – the chances are you’re picturing an immense coral reef that’s full to the brim with tiny, brightly coloured fish, while turtles swim by and sparkling shoals shimmer overhead. Fancy taking the dip? For your chance of a winning a free trip for two to one of these fabulous locations take a […]

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Jul 15 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tip: Why would you travel without insurance?

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Travel insurance is one of those things we hope we’ll never need to use… however, it’s also something Monarch recommends you never go without. We’ve pulled together some compelling research about travel insurance from ABTA -and the FCO which really begs the question – why would you travel without it? 

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Tuesday Tips: Faro

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A popular choice amongst holidaymakers of all ages, Faro is the perfect destination to explore the very best of the incredible Algarve coast. Nestled in the very southern tip of Portugal, Faro not only has great beaches and a pumping nightlife, but it’s also ideally located for some unforgettable day trips. We asked our two experts at Monarch, Dominic […]

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Top 5 Water Parks Across the Med

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If you’ve had your fill of the local holiday attractions and can’t be bothered to go to the beach with the kids, then consider heading to a water park for the day. There are plenty of rides and slides to keep kids of all ages amused, on-site restaurants, and loungers and parasols if you want to relax and simply […]

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Jun 27 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Friday Photos: The Best of Venice

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If you’re looking to book a break in a place that fuses style with plenty to see and do, then the prime choice is Venice. It’s really got it all: from world-famous cuisine and fantastic shopping to incredible architecture and fascinating museums. Here are our top 11 reasons (we couldn’t stop at 10) why Venice is the pick of the […]

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Eating Local in Spain

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Imagine you’re on the town in Almeria, but don’t know where to go for a sample of real local flavour. You’re craving a glass of crisp Spanish white and some smoky jamon – not soggy tapas at tourist prices. Don’t despair. Here are some of Spain’s ultimate culinary destinations you need to have on your list. Churros and Chocolate in […]

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Jun 24 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tips: Lanzarote

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Lanzarote is quickly gaining traction as the newest eco holiday frontier. With UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, this lesser-known Canary Island offers stretches of national park, rugged coastlines, hidden beaches, and dramatic volcanic rock caverns and formations. From smouldering Fire Mountain to the cool Cueva de Los Verdes caves, disconnect from your bustling day-to-day life and connect with nature at its most powerful. Monarch’s […]

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Jun 20 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Friday Photos: Best Sunsets – The Longest Day of the Year

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Nothing is better after a day of fun on your holidays than watching the sky turn a kaleidoscope of colours as the sun slips out of view. Is there a surer sign that you’re unwinding than sitting and watching the sun go down? But smart travellers know that some places offer more spectacular sunset surroundings than others. Just in […]

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Jun 13 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Superstitions Around the World

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Get ready: it’s Friday the 13th! But why exactly is Friday the 13th so scary, and what other odd superstitions might you run into? Spooky 13 The history of the superstition isn’t exactly clear, but certainly, some bad luck does seem to hit with the combination of the number 13 on a Friday. There were 13 people at Christ’s […]

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Jun 12 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Summer 2014: The Summer of Sports

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There’s an exciting summer of sport ahead with the football kicking off today (and yes, we did intend that pun) and a host of other events taking place throughout the summer. From the Monaco Grand Prix to the Kings Cup Regatta in Mallorca, this year’s sporting calendar is packed full of exciting events. But why leave it to the professionals […]

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