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Jun 25 2014 / Guide to Greece

Ithaca: a hidden Greek getaway

Ithaca

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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Jun 6 2014 / Guide to Florida

A guide to the best beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Naples Beach, Florida

Florida is one of those destinations that really does seem to have it all – cosmopolitan cities, world-class theme parks, stunning national parks and, of course, outstanding beaches. We’re going to focus on the latter today and take a look at some of the best stretches of sand on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Where is Florida’s Gulf Coast? Florida’s Gulf […]

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Jun 5 2014 / Guide to Gozo

Gozo: combine sunshine with history

Ggantija Temple, Gozo

Gozo is a charming and beautiful island, and one that’s often overlooked as a holiday destination in favour of its more famous neighbour Malta. However, there is an awful lot to discover on Gozo and it is, of course, blessed with the same wonderful weather. Generally, Gozo experiences plenty of sunshine, with an average of 12 hours in the […]

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Self-catering survival tips

Happy Family Celebrating Birthday Outdoors

So you’ve booked your self-catered villa or apartment and are excitedly awaiting your holiday departure day, but did you know that a little pre-planning can make your holiday super special and stress-free? Here are some self-catering survival tips to ensure you get the most out of your trip. 1. If you’re arriving late at night or on a Sunday, […]

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May 30 2014 / Travel Tips

Tips for booking a bargain break in the school holidays

Family at the beach

When it comes to booking a summer holiday for the whole family, most parents groan as soon as they think of the price. We all know that the cost of travelling at these busy times of the year means it’s going to be more expensive, but there are ways of reducing the amount you have to splash out for […]

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