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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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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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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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Aug 22 2013 / Competitions // Destinations

Choose your favourite citybreak & win Samsonite luggage & Monarch flights!

City break

Would you love a city break? Enter the draw to win a set of Samsonite luggage PLUS return flights to a city break destination each for two people! HURRY ENDS MIDNIGHT MONDAY 27 AUGUST! Click here to enter on Facebook! To enter the competition, all you have to do is choose your favourite from one of our popular cheap city break […]

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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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Give us an M!

Leeds students make a Spotty M to celebrate Monarch launch at Leeds Bradford Airport

To celebrate the start of summer departures from our newest base, a group of Leeds City College & The Aviation Academy students created a giant Monarch spotty M outside Leeds Bradford Airport yesterday. More than 40 students, accompanied by staff from the faculty, were on hand to help mark the occasion. The summer programme of flying includes flights to […]

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Dec 24 2012 / Uncategorized

It’s been swell, 2012. Now bring on 2013!

Olympics Opening Ceremony

It’s hard leaving 2012 behind, in all its Olympic glory and Jubilee glitter. It was a giddy ride, but its ending could easily double down on our inevitable January blues. As ever, we’ll be cold, cash-strapped and crying out for just a little something to lift us out of our seasonal slump. But perhaps the best tonic is to […]

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City breaks your children will love

Pizza in Venice

My sister-in-law is an urban sophisticate, and loves exploring the world’s cities in style. So when she set off on an all-inclusive package holiday to Ibiza this summer – with flip-flops, bucket and spade – it wasn’t exactly her ideal break. But her two primary-school age children had the time of their lives. It made me wonder whether parents really […]

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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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Jul 20 2012 / Travel Tips & Advice

Inside the stylish suitcase

Nicola's stylish suitcase

Nicola Duncan is a sun-seeker and frequent flier. She goes abroad so much her suitcase rarely goes into storage. And who would blame her, with the terrible weather we’re having this year? This summer she’s off to Rome, and wants to look stylish while still being able to lift her suitcase. Here are Nicola’s tips on how to travel […]

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