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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

Venioce

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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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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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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Take a cocktail tour around the world this New Year’s Eve

Daiquiri

The countdown. The pop of champagne corks. The boom of fireworks. Each New Year’s Eve, these sounds echo right around the world. Yet you’ll still find a local twist to celebrations everywhere. If you’re travelling, New Year’s Eve is a great time to discover how the locals like to party. Even if you’re celebrating closer to home, you can still […]

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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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Age is just a number

Monarch, Age is a Number, Sharm el Sheik

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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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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Hot or not? Monarch’s climate 101

Cyprus

Naturally, the weather plays an incredibly important role in our decisions about where and when to go on holiday. Many of us are after guaranteed sun, particularly when we don’t get much of it at home! However, if you’re keen to get into the great outdoors, it’s a much more pleasant experience in spring or autumn temperatures rather than […]

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