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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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Jun 10 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tips: Travelling with Kids, Ages 2-6

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We all love family holidays but flying with younger children can sometimes be a bit challenging. To help you all make the most of your trip, we’ve asked our dedicated followers on Facebook and Twitter, as well as some of our Monarch experts, for their personal tips on how to travel with the young ones, ages 2-6. Here are […]

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The Best Summer Music Festivals

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When summer hits, so do the music festivals, with Ibiza Rocks kicking off today. However, as we all know, summer doesn’t always mean sunny in the UK! Why not leave the mud behind this year and jet off somewhere with festival-worthy weather? Here’s our round-up of the ten best summer music festivals across Europe: Ibiza Rocks Who’s performing: Bastille, […]

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Tuesday Tips: Naples, Italy

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Naples is one of the most historic cities in the world, dating back to the second millennium BC. It is often considered an open-air museum, with so many ancient monuments scattered throughout the area. As the largest city in Southern Italy, Naples offers much to keep you occupied, including the Royal Palace, Napoli Sotterranea, and Teatro San Carlo. Even beyond […]

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May 30 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

The World is a Playground – International Children’s Day

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In recognition of International Children’s Day this weekend, we searched far and wide for the best trips and adventures for children. Open up their minds to new cultures and experiences and turn the world into their playground with these wonderful excursions: Water Parks and Whales in Tenerife This lively destination is packed with hotels offering amazing amenities, restaurants to […]

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Tuesday Tips: When to Go Off-Season

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Travelling to a destination in the off-season can help you avoid the crowds and make the most of your trip. Skip the endless queues and head straight to the front of the line with an off-peak trip to one of these destinations: Spring There is plenty of happening in Barcelona during the spring, which you might not know about. […]

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