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The Best Easter Treats to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Easter is a time for reflection, thanks and celebration, and what better way to spend the holiday than indulging with good company and great food? Easter is celebrated around the world, and each country celebrates the occasion with its own traditions. After the sacrifices of Lent, food plays a big part in these traditions, in particular sweets, treats and […]

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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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Top Three Easter Getaways

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Desperately need of a short break from the daily grind? Check out these three Easter getaway destinations that tick all the boxes for sunshine, fun, and adventure. Far Away in Faro As the southernmost tip of Europe, Faro is the perfect blend of sunshine, history, relaxation and culture. The city has been around since Roman times and has lost […]

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Tuesday Tips: Tipping

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Attention, savvy travellers: Always learn about the tipping customs of your destination before stepping off the plane. Our team has travelled far and wide and has faced many an awkward tipping moment along the way. The good news: they’re sharing everything they know. So, here are some of our most useful tipping tips, by country, that will help you […]

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Jan 10 2014 / Destinations

Spending costs drop at popular Monarch holiday spots

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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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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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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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Jan 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

World’s funniest countries

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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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