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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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Feb 12 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

How not to annoy your loved one on holiday

laura the explorer

So you get along at home in your day-to-day lives, surely you’ll get on just as fine when you’re relaxing on a beach. Well, in my experience, that’s not always the case! So here are a few handy things to remember to stop you driving each other crazy during your travels: Spend quality time together… When you’re on holiday, […]

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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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Top tips for student travel on a shoestring

fun on beach

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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Jan 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

5 ways to a joyful journey

couple playing with luggage in airport

‘Life’s a journey, not a destination,’ they say. Right. So, should I expect queues, crowds and security checks all the way, then? Brits barely went abroad before the 1960s, and back then Cliff Richard’s ‘Summer Holiday’ captured the carefree excitement of setting off on a journey. These days, we’re world-weary travellers. We may unwind on arrival, but getting there […]

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Forget Paris – 5 romantic cities to visit instead

Venice Romance

Try as I might, I just can’t fall in love with Paris. Now, I’m not denying that it is chic, slick and sexy. Or that the city’s every square inch oozes with history, art and culture. I just can’t join those who believe that Paris sums up romance in every aspect. Perhaps, due to hopelessly romantic films set in […]

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Aug 23 2012 / Travel Tips & Advice

How to beat the post-holiday blues

dirtydishes

Summer holidays are the stuff that dreams are made of – the promise of a sun-kissed break by the sea is what gets most of us through the rest of the year. So when the plane touches back down in the UK, some post-holiday blues are sure to follow. Make sure you avoid the scourge of late summer with […]

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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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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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Hello world, the Monarch blog is lifting off!

Monarch aircraft

 Welcome to the Monarch blog! Thanks for joining us, it’s a great to have you here. We hope that you will find the blog a very useful, informative and entertaining way to keep in touch with us. It’s going to be packed full of useful travel tips and news you can use, with regular destination features, glimpses behind-the-scenes here, new route launches and […]

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