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Monarch Guide to Turkey: hiking, climbing and rambling

Cappadocia

If you itch for an active holiday, Turkey could be ideal for you. Between its long coast, which skirts three sides of the country, and its highest peak (the volcanic Mount Ararat) you’ll find just the right terrain for a hike, climb or ramble to suit you. Turquoise Coast This glittering stretch of coast is a firm favourite for […]

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Jul 20 2012 / Travel Tips & Advice

Inside the stylish suitcase

Nicola's stylish suitcase

Nicola Duncan is a sun-seeker and frequent flier. She goes abroad so much her suitcase rarely goes into storage. And who would blame her, with the terrible weather we’re having this year? This summer she’s off to Rome, and wants to look stylish while still being able to lift her suitcase. Here are Nicola’s tips on how to travel […]

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Inside the expat suitcase

candy hall final

If you work at customs, you get to look inside other people’s suitcases every day. But for the majority of us, what’s inside our fellow travellers’ suitcases remains a mystery. With the new Monarch TV ad as our inspiration, we thought it the perfect opportunity to snoop inside the nation’s suitcases. Today we’re talking to Candice Hall, a Brit […]

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What do cabin crew pack? (And what is a ‘hatbin’, anyway?)

jane final

Following on from Martin the pilot yesterday, we caught up with another airport regular, Cabin Crew member Jayne Alger. Jayne packs a suitcase like a true professional- she’s been flying with Monarch for more than twenty years! Jayne was full of wisdom on how to always be prepared, and on how flight crew always keep their uniforms so pressed […]

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What does a pilot pack? Monarch is on the case

martin final

You might have seen our new TV ads, calling on Britain to ‘get your suitcases out’ and try out one or two of the new Monarch routes. To celebrate, we’re running a month of suitcase-themed fun and today we’re looking inside the suitcases of our staff and customers. Starting with… a pilot, naturally! Head of Pilot Training Martin Dudley […]

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Jul 16 2012 / Travel Tips & Advice

Can’t switch off? Tips on making the most of your summer

woman surfing

You thought a mad rush to the airport was the last of your worries for some time. But now you’ve reached your destination and you still can’t quite unwind? A study by Dr Daniela Calvetti, has shown that ‘just as thinking burns energy – so does blocking a thought.’ The researchers likened trying to empty your mind to ‘stopping a […]

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Holiday escapes for families of all shapes

smiling girl in swimming pool

No two families are the same – and no two holidays are alike, so I’ve put together my own list of great get-away ideas for families of all shapes and sizes. Travelling with little ones A change of scene is life-restoring for parents who’ve been cocooned at home with young children. But remember, your infant or toddler’s first trip […]

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Tarifa – a Spanish ‘costa’ free from crowds

Tarifa

The Costa del Sol was once a sunlover’s paradise, but now it’s hard to find even a small square of that Mediterranean coast to yourself. But go west from the overrun resorts of Torremolinos and Marbella, swing around Spain’s southernmost tip, and you’ll find yourself on a fresh stretch of coast facing the Atlantic. This is the Costa de […]

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You’ll Take the High Road and I’ll Take the Low Road – Beaches Vs. Mountains

Troodos Mountains

We’re all living for our next holiday – at least we can agree on that. But while you may dream of swaying palms and white sands, I’ll be humming something from the Sound of Music. Shall we go our separate ways or can a destination offer the best of both worlds? Let us know what you think, but for […]

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What to do with dad on Father’s Day

father & son fishing

Whenever I ask my dad what he wants for Father’s Day (or his birthday or Christmas, for that matter) he says: “Give me a liquorice stick!” Although my dad is really quite fond of liquorice, I’m guessing that what he really wants is to spend a great day with his family – and perhaps to get a little bit […]

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