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Aug 15 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Photo Friday: Agadir – tree climbing goats and beautiful beaches!

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If you fancy a break that makes you feel like you’re a million miles away from the UK, then Agadir is the destination for you. It boasts warm weather, sun-soaked beaches and a scenic mountain range, as well as a rich local culture and out-of-this-world food. Here’s a peek at the best bits of this Moroccan marvel: The Atlas Mountains […]

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Jul 22 2014 / Food and Drink

Tuesday Tips: Barce-loning

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Barce-loning [pronounced: bɑːsəˈləʊning] The act of wandering off the beaten track in Barcelona. Courtesy of Monarch Customer Service Centre Team Leader Arian Antinolo, we’d like to present some of the best places to wander in the Catalonian capital. There is life beyond the picturesque La Rambla when you go to Barcelona. Veer off the main street to explore the winding roads of the […]

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Jun 27 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Friday Photos: The Best of Venice

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If you’re looking to book a break in a place that fuses style with plenty to see and do, then the prime choice is Venice. It’s really got it all: from world-famous cuisine and fantastic shopping to incredible architecture and fascinating museums. Here are our top 11 reasons (we couldn’t stop at 10) why Venice is the pick of the […]

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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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Tuesday Tips: Naples, Italy

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Naples is one of the most historic cities in the world, dating back to the second millennium BC. It is often considered an open-air museum, with so many ancient monuments scattered throughout the area. As the largest city in Southern Italy, Naples offers much to keep you occupied, including the Royal Palace, Napoli Sotterranea, and Teatro San Carlo. Even beyond […]

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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

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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!

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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

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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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Jan 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

5 ways to a joyful journey

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‘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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