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What do you pack? Home comforts on holiday

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We’ve been taking a closer look into holidaymakers’ suitcases to find out what items you can’t leave home without.   And the results proved very interesting. In a survey we ran last year, more than 1360 people answered the question: ‘What is the one thing you can’t live without and always take with you on holiday?’ Here are the best […]

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The City Breaks Hub – everything you need to know about Europe’s best cities

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With a bit of everything, from culture, to cuisine, to shopping, to sightseeing, to relaxation, there’s no better way to make use of some time off than a city break. But where should you go and how should you plan what to do? Visit our new city breaks hub at The Express for expert advice, and use our interactive […]

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Pick a card, any card – enter to win flights!

Win flights! Pick your favourite Monarch Prepaid MasterCard® design here bit.ly/14LDOMJ to enter

We need your help, readers! We have three possible new designs for our Monarch Prepaid MasterCard® and we can’t decide which one to produce. Tell us which is your favourite and you’ll go in to win flights on our scheduled network.  Visit this link on Facebook http://bit.ly/14LDOMJ to enter. Option 1 Option 2 Option3   The Monarch Prepaid MasterCard® is […]

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Four of the best low cost holiday destinations

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When you’re looking for a truly affordable holiday, booking a cheap flight is just the beginning. Add in accommodation and food – plus all the little things that make a good holiday great – and your budget could soon be bigger than you bargained for. Package deals are one solution. But even if you go down the all-inclusive route, […]

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Do as the locals do – Try aperitivo in Rome!

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The aperitivo may be Italian for apéritif or cocktail, but it’s no ordinary happy hour. It’s all about food, friends and la dolce vita – just like Rome itself. What’s it all about? Aperitivo is the Italian equivalent of popping into the pub on the way home from work. It’s all about unwinding over a drink and catching up […]

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Books to suit your holiday personality

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A summer holiday is all about down-time and enjoying the nice weather. But all that time and no to-do list to complete can be quite a shock to the system. You’ve booked some cheap flights, found somewhere nice to stay – now what should you do? Well, remember that thing people used to do that involved opening a book and […]

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May 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

Our top 3 vegetarian feasts on holiday

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It was National Vegetarian Week recently, which got me thinking about some of the terrible vegetarian meals I’ve had while travelling – from a couple of sad veggies minus the meat (plain boiled beans and potatoes – yum yum), to pizzas so laden with cheap and nasty cheese that they formed their own oil slick, to ‘vegetarian’ soups that were […]

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Top tips for student travel on a shoestring

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So, you’re nearly through with exams and assessments and you can see the end of the tunnel. And that bright light ahead means just one thing: summer abroad! All term you’ve been picturing unadulterated fun and hedonistic days in the sun. But now that your plans are actually taking shape you’re beginning to wonder if your budget will let […]

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What will your holiday really cost?

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So you’ve secured some great cheap flights and bagged a bargain on your hotel room, too. But are you sure you know what your holiday will really cost once you add up eating, drinking and all those little extras? What destinations do you find great value for money? Which destinations do you think are expensive? Let us know in […]

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Europe’s best summer parties of 2013

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Summer in the UK can seem all too brief, so why not extend the fun by getting along to some of the best festivals in Europe? Catch a few and summer will feel like one long party, especially when you know that your festival tickets will take you to places where the sun shines brighter  and for longer. Here […]

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