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April Showers: The Best Rain or Shine Destinations for Spring

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You might think that spring showers are the last thing you’d want from a holiday, but a few damp afternoons can actually add to your holiday by taking you away from the beach and through the doors of places you may not have considered otherwise! Check out our top destinations that offer the best of both sun and showers: […]

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Tuesday Tips: Packing 101

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Do you pack everything but the kitchen sink? Or, so little that you now have a sizeable collection of toothbrushes, combs, and sunglasses?  No matter your style—over-stuffer or under-stuffer—one thing is certain: packing is an art. And who better to teach you that art than those who travel for a living?  Here are some of the best packing secrets […]

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Top Three Easter Getaways

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Desperately need of a short break from the daily grind? Check out these three Easter getaway destinations that tick all the boxes for sunshine, fun, and adventure. Far Away in Faro As the southernmost tip of Europe, Faro is the perfect blend of sunshine, history, relaxation and culture. The city has been around since Roman times and has lost […]

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Tuesday Tips: Gibraltar

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With an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, a trip to Gibraltar isn’t a hard sell. There are plenty of sunny spots to visit in the Mediterranean, but only this part of the world boasts the Rock of Gibraltar, the Ape Caves, and plenty of maritime fun. Here are some of Head of Retail and Online Ian […]

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Mother’s Day Getaways: Spring Trips for the Family

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Mother’s Day: that one designated day a year when you recognise the amazing women in your life. You bring them breakfast in bed, take the chores off their plate, and at least for the day, you acknowledge they’re always right, even if they’re not! This year, why not extend the celebration with a Mother’s Day getaway the whole family […]

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Tuesday Tips: Menorca

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Of the four Balearic Islands floating in the emerald-tinted Mediterranean, Menorca is the most tranquil and the least overrun by tourists. Whatever you choose to do here, from exploring natural wonders to tasting locally-distilled spirits, this particular island is a perfect reminder that anything that takes time to create is well worth the wait. Since sunbathing on a remote […]

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Tuesday Tips: Tipping

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Attention, savvy travellers: Always learn about the tipping customs of your destination before stepping off the plane. Our team has travelled far and wide and has faced many an awkward tipping moment along the way. The good news: they’re sharing everything they know. So, here are some of our most useful tipping tips, by country, that will help you […]

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Mar 17 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Visit Shakespeare’s Cities for National Shakespeare Week

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Shakespeare: one of history’s greatest writers. His name has been around for a while – in fact, he’s celebrating his 450th birthday on 23rd April – but his masterpieces have transcended the ages. Shakespeare explored all of Europe in his plays, introducing the British public to exotic lands they’d never seen or even heard of before. From Venice to Cyprus, Shakespeare captured […]

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Take the Monarch Tapas Challenge!

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Here at Monarch we love all things Spanish, and apparently so do our customers, as our Spanish flights are among our most popular routes. If you also have a craving for España, you’ll probably be familiar with the local eats, otherwise known as tapas. So, to put your tapas knowledge to the test we’ve created the Monarch Tapas Challenge. […]

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Falling in Love All Over Again in Morocco

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As a couple who travels the globe side-by-side in a rusty old camper, getting married on average every ten days, we are no strangers to romance. Our adventure has taken us to some of the most romantic places in the Western world (so far), from Italy to Argentina, South Africa to Bora Bora, Brazil to Hawaii, but one of […]

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