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Mar 17 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Visit Shakespeare’s Cities for National Shakespeare Week

The Juliet Balcony in Verona

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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Jan 10 2014 / Destinations

Spending costs drop at popular Monarch holiday spots

Fly to Faro, Portugal with Monarch

Great news, sunshine lovers – your spending money will go further than ever if you holiday in Algarve, Portugal this year.  The popular Monarch destination has been named best value destination to visit in Europe, according to the Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer report published by Post Office this week. The Post Office barometer monitors the price of eight tourist items in over 40 destinations […]

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Do as the locals do – Try aperitivo in Rome!

Apertivo

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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Jan 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

World’s funniest countries

Brazilian woman laughing

On January 24, people across the globe checked their watches at 1.24pm, and then began to smile, cackle, chortle and chuckle. Missed it? So did I. But the event, which was Global Belly Laugh Day, did get me thinking about the different things that make us laugh and smile around the world. Take Thailand, where it seems every person […]

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Hidden Rome – neglected treasures of the Eternal City

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Rome swelters in August – and it’s packed with tourists too. So it’s a perfect time to slip away from the crowds and get a down-home sense of this city. While you won’t want to miss Rome’s big draws, add a couple of the city’s more secluded corners to your itinerary, and discover its quirky and quiet sides: 1. […]

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Age is just a number

Monarch, Age is a Number, Sharm el Sheik

30 is the new 20, 50 is the new 40… there’s no such thing as ‘growing old gracefully’ in the 21st Century! Still, with phrases like ‘you’re too young for that’ and – more importantly – ‘I’m far too old for that,’ still being bandied about, we think it’s important to remind ourselves from time to time that age […]

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Sun and cinema – your guide to holiday locations from the big screen

Monarch Piazza San Marco Venice

If you’re a film fan but can’t make it to Cannes, why not combine a holiday with a visit to one of your favourite film locations? There are plenty to choose from in accessible destinations that won’t break the bank. Barcelona Along with these guys, the star of Woody Allen’s recent effort, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, was the beautiful city […]

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Enthusiast events head to Italy!

Enthusiasts' Day aircraft

  After a short break, the Monarch Enthusiast Days are back! Whether you’ve been a regular on our popular events, or have been dying to hear about the next one, the next event is imminent and we’re going international! On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July, we’re taking the Enthusiast Day concept to Italy.  We’ll be offering you the […]

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Hot or not? Monarch’s climate 101

Cyprus

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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Affordable honeymoon holidays with a difference

Monarch Dolphins

Why should you have to face choosing between the dream wedding and the dream honeymoon? With the incredible vacation deals and cheap flights available, love birds can have their wedding and their honeymoon too – with money to spare! After all, there’s nothing romantic about penny-pinching. The world can be your oyster when choosing your post-nuptial getaway, but there […]

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