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Jul 22 2014 / Food and Drink

Tuesday Tips: Barce-loning

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Barce-loning [pronounced: bɑːsəˈləʊning] The act of wandering off the beaten track in Barcelona. Courtesy of Monarch Customer Service Centre Team Leader Arian Antinolo, we’d like to present some of the best places to wander in the Catalonian capital. There is life beyond the picturesque La Rambla when you go to Barcelona. Veer off the main street to explore the winding roads of the […]

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Jul 21 2014 / Destinations

Top 6 destinations to add to your summer holiday list

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Now that summer 15 flights are on sale, whether you fancy soaking up the sun on a beach in the Mediterranean, exploring an historic city or discovering somewhere exotic, there are plenty of destinations to choose from!

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Top 5 Water Parks Across the Med

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If you’ve had your fill of the local holiday attractions and can’t be bothered to go to the beach with the kids, then consider heading to a water park for the day. There are plenty of rides and slides to keep kids of all ages amused, on-site restaurants, and loungers and parasols if you want to relax and simply […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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