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Sep 26 2014 / Destinations

In images – Pretty towns, beaches and sea creatures

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Pretty towns, wow-factor scenery, beautiful beaches, an incredible underwater world, glittering marinas, fantastic animal and water parks – what more could you want from a holiday destination? Over the past month we’ve taken a look at what four Canary Islands islands have to offer. Are you tempted to go and visit? We know we are! Here’s a round up of […]

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Sep 23 2014 / Destinations

Tenerife – the Rio de Janeiro of the Canaries

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The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is also the most popular. Thousands of British and German tourists flock to the island all year round – drawn to its stunning landscapes, busy nightlife, beaches and watersports. If you’re tempted by a holiday to Tenerife, here are a few things that might sway you… The kids will love it! Siam Park […]

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Sep 19 2014 / Destinations

The Underwater Universe of the Canary Islands

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Whether you’re a diving fanatic or snorkelling newbie, there’s plenty of beautiful sea life to be spotted on a trip to the Canary Islands. Given the Canaries’ unique location off the coast of Africa and in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are teeming with colourful coral and friendly fish. […]

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Sep 9 2014 / Destinations

Fuerteventura: voted the number one island in Spain

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According to 1 million TripAdvisor users Fuerteventura has been voted the number one in Spain. Fuerteventura can be loosely translated as ‘Strong Winds’ so get ready for the windswept look whilst on holiday here. It’s the second largest of the Canary Islands and is regarded the one flooded with history. Although most of the land is made up of […]

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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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The best wild swims abroad

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Wild swimming in natural lakes, rivers and beaches has always held a kind of free-spirited appeal. Just think  of diving into a clear blue lagoon – bliss! Ever since the comedian David Walliams swam 140 miles of the Thames for Sport Relief, interest in wild swimming has rocketed in the UK. So much so that a new by-law has […]

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You’ll Take the High Road and I’ll Take the Low Road – Beaches Vs. Mountains

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We’re all living for our next holiday – at least we can agree on that. But while you may dream of swaying palms and white sands, I’ll be humming something from the Sound of Music. Shall we go our separate ways or can a destination offer the best of both worlds? Let us know what you think, but for […]

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Hot or not? Monarch’s climate 101

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Naturally, the weather plays an incredibly important role in our decisions about where and when to go on holiday. Many of us are after guaranteed sun, particularly when we don’t get much of it at home! However, if you’re keen to get into the great outdoors, it’s a much more pleasant experience in spring or autumn temperatures rather than […]

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