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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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May 22 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

The Monarch Guide to Wine Tasting

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Europe produces some of the best wine in the world, and you can find over half of the world’s vineyards here. To make things easier for you, we’ve selected some of our favourite European wine tasting experiences – from the hills of Montepulciano to the rugged coast of Madeira. Destination: Nice Wines the region is known for: Vin de Pays […]

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May 13 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tips: Madeira

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Just off the coast of Morocco is the tiny Portuguese island of Madeira, also known as the Islands of Eternal Spring, or the Garden of the Atlantic. Originally settled in the 1400s by Portuguese sailors, Madeira today draws in over a million tourists every year, many who come for the island’s perfect weather, rich culture and breath-taking natural beauty. […]

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The Monarch Guide to North African Cuisine

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North African cooking may not be as renowned as the old favourites, Italian, French and Chinese, but you should definitely make it your mission to track down some of these regional delicacies. In fact, Monarch is now offering new flight routes to Enfidha in Tunisia, Agadir in Morocco, and Hurghada in Egypt so you can taste your way around […]

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V-E Day: Where to Learn about World War II

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On the 8th May we commemorate V-E Day and honour those lost in the Second World War. While it’s a sombre date, it’s important to remember Europe’s history, both the triumphs and the losses, and, for many, exploring this part of their heritage is fascinating. If you want to delve deeper into the history of a war that shaped […]

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Apr 23 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

St George’s Day, a Day of Celebration Around Europe

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Today is St George’s Day, England’s National Day in recognition of the country’s patron saint, St George. In honour of the occasion, you might be joining one of the many festivals, parades, and events taking place across the country. Red and white St George flags will fly from pubs and public spaces; restaurants will serve traditional English fare of […]

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