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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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Tuesday Tips: Packing 101

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Do you pack everything but the kitchen sink? Or, so little that you now have a sizeable collection of toothbrushes, combs, and sunglasses?  No matter your style—over-stuffer or under-stuffer—one thing is certain: packing is an art. And who better to teach you that art than those who travel for a living?  Here are some of the best packing secrets […]

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Falling in Love All Over Again in Morocco

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As a couple who travels the globe side-by-side in a rusty old camper, getting married on average every ten days, we are no strangers to romance. Our adventure has taken us to some of the most romantic places in the Western world (so far), from Italy to Argentina, South Africa to Bora Bora, Brazil to Hawaii, but one of […]

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The Top 10 Most Romantic Travel Experiences

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Looking to add a little excitement to your love life, or surprise your partner with a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day? For a little inspiration, here’s a list of 10 of the most loved romantic travel experiences from all over the world! 1. A trip to Juliet’s balcony in Verona Despite it’s tragic ending, Romeo and Juliet is irrefutably […]

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The Top Destinations for Adventure Lovers

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Who says that you can’t mix romance with a little bit of adventure? As ‘A Couple Travelers,’ Vicky and I have been travelling the world for over a year and a half, and we’ve spent multiple Valentine’s days abroad. Sometimes, we just can’t get a gourmet dinner or candy hearts. So, we have to settle for a bit of […]

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Travel fit for a queen

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The British Royal family knows a thing or two about carrying on no matter what the weather. Last year, the Queen won the nation’s admiration by standing steadfast, at the age of 86, for four freezing hours as she was escorted along the Thames on a barge as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. So with dreary forecasts ahead, […]

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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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Forget Paris – 5 romantic cities to visit instead

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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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Jun 22 2012 / Behind the Scenes

Then and now – Lisa’s cabin crew retrospective

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Our cabin crew blogger Lisa comes over all nostalgic about how air travel has changed since she’s been flying… and hopes her reminiscing doesn’t reveal her age! After reminiscing with the girls and having a good giggle… it got me thinking about how much has changed on-board over the last 25 years whilst I have been flying around in […]

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Age is just a number

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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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