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Making the most of a villa holiday

Vila holidays

If you’re planning to try something different to your usual all-inclusive package this summer, a villa holiday may well be on your mind. However, if you’ve never been on this sort of trip before, you may be wondering what you can expect. The following is a brief guide to help you prepare for your villa holiday and to make […]

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Jul 4 2014 / Uncategorized

Insider’s Guide to Italy’s finest: Rome, Pompeii and Capri

River view to St Peter's

Today’s guide is by Kirsten Powley, author of the travel blog Kirst Over the World. Exploring the world started young for Kirsten, being half-Czech and cruising around the Mediterranean from an early age. Since, her desire for travel has led her to tour Iceland, study in Australia and drive through North America, along the way writing about her adventures […]

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Choose Fuerteventura for an active holiday

Fuerteventura Holidays

Fuerteventura is one of the best Canary Islands to visit if you’re looking for an active holiday this summer. This destination has a reputation for being a haven for water sports enthusiasts, and it’s not exactly short of things to do on dry land either. If you’re not sure what you can look forward to on a holiday in […]

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Jun 27 2014 / Guide to Madeira

Top tips for exploring Madeira


Madeira is one of the most charming and beautiful islands you could ever be lucky enough to visit. As you approach it by plane you can see towering, forest-clad mountains and sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. Towns cling to the steep sides of the island and small patches of farmland are positioned on impossible-looking terraces. It’s […]

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Jun 25 2014 / Guide to Greece

Ithaca: a hidden Greek getaway


Ithaca was recently named one of the top secret spots in Europe , which may make more people think about heading to this peaceful and pristine island. Often overshadowed by neighbouring Kefalonia, Ithaca has remained relatively untouched and is under many tourists’ radars. It is a wonderful place for rest and relaxation, as well as having interesting cultural and […]

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Jun 24 2014 / Guide to Gozo // Guide to Malta

Unusual seaside spots on Malta and Gozo

Azure Window

Malta and Gozo are fascinating islands to explore on a holiday this summer, with both offering plenty of sunshine, beautiful beaches and interesting historical sites. However, if you want to escape the crowds and see something a little bit different, consider paying a visit to one of the following, rather unusual, seaside spots. Dwejra Bay, Gozo Dwejra Bay in […]

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Jun 21 2014 / Family holidays

Tips for keeping the kids occupied on a flight

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For many parents, the most stressful part of a family holiday is the actual travelling – getting to the airport, checking in, going through security and, of course, the flight itself. There’s always a slight worry that your child will struggle on the aeroplane, whether it’s with the pressure changes or having to sit still for hours at a […]

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Jun 20 2014 / Guide to Tunisia

Port el Kantaoui for sun, sand and sea

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If you’re starting to regret not planning a summer holiday and are looking for a last-minute destination that’s affordable, not too far to travel and offers plenty of sun, sea and sand, consider Tunisia. This north African nation is becoming ever-more popular and has some wonderful all-inclusive beach destinations, of which Port el Kantaoui is just one. This destination […]

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Jun 9 2014 / Guide to Morocco

Taghazout: an alternative Moroccan beach destination

Surfing in Morocco

Morocco is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for a beach holiday and, while the likes of Agadir and Essaouira are making a name for themselves as the country’s top seaside spots, there are several, lesser known areas you can visit as well. One of these is Taghazout, which is just under 20 km from Agadir but certainly somewhere very […]

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Jun 7 2014 / Guide to Menorca

Discover ‘real’ Menorca in Ciutadella

Ciutadella, Menorca

Menorca is a wonderful Balearic Island to visit if you want to see a less-developed, more peaceful side of the region, with this destination often overlooked in favour of its larger neighbour Majorca. Naturally, there are parts of Menorca that are more developed than others, which is why Ciutadella is the perfect base if you’re hoping to see a […]

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