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Celebrating St David’s Day: The Best Places to Go

4th February 2016

Celebrating St David's Day

March 1st. St David’s Day. The most important date in the Welsh calendar except maybe September 26th 2015 (look it up). Where better to celebrate it than in Wales itself? The only problem is; where to visit? Wales may be small but there’s plenty to see and do if you’re celebrating St David’s Day here.

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February Half Term Holiday: How to Avoid Kids

2nd February 2016

February Half Term Holiday

Travelling during school holidays can be a nightmare. Prices increase, places are booked up, and there are children everywhere. This is no doubt great for parents but not so much for those who want some peace and quiet. There are ways to avoid kids on your February Half Term holiday. You just need to be sensible about where you’re going and what you’re doing. If you don’t mind what’s thrown at you, check out these February half term holiday ideas.

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Mother’s Day Present Ideas

28th January 2016

Mother's Day Present Ideas

Remember March 6th, put it in your diary now so you don’t forget. Mother’s Day has a habit of sneaking up on you before you’ve even thought about what you’re going to plan. Here, to help you plan the perfect day, we’ve got some great Mother’s Day present ideas for any budget.

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Driving in Europe – what you need to know

26th January 2016

Driving in Europe

Driving in Europe certainly presents some challenges (I don’t mean the Furka Pass either) and this year has seen some new ones hit the road.

Let’s face it, driving in Europe can be tricky if you don’t know the rules. When you’re driving at home you know the laws of the road.  When you reach the continent, each country has a different take on things, and 2016 is going to make things even trickier.

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Beat the January Blues

21st January 2016

Beat the January Blues

With Blue Monday fast approaching, we’re looking at ways to beat the January Blues. We’ve put together a list of destinations to put a smile on your face so read on and start planning the trip of a lifetime (or year). Alternatively, if you’re looking for a sun and beach holiday, check out Ibiza or Menorca and Mallorca this summer.

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What is Burns Night? And Where Are the Best Places to Celebrate it?

19th January 2016

What is Burns Night?

Come January 25th, millions of Scots at home and abroad will be celebrating Burns Night. Add to that number countless people who’ll be hosting their own Burns Supper as an excuse for a get together and you have a pretty huge world event. It’s as Scottish as bagpipes, whisky, and the thistle, but what is Burns Night and why does everyone celebrate it?

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How to Photograph Wildlife

14th January 2016

How to Photograph Wildlife

We’ve all seen David Attenborough’s work and thought, “How do they produce such great images?” The camera? Well years of practice is the answer. It has nothing to do with the kit, a £15,000 camera doesn’t guarantee better images than your compact. What does guarantee good images is an understanding of the principles of photography, lighting, shutter speeds, white balance, and focal lengths. This is where we come in, we’re going to help you learn how to photograph wildlife so next time you’re on holiday you can capture the perfect image.

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Travel Quiz 2016 – how well travelled are you?

12th January 2016

Travel Quiz 2016It’s a New Year with new travel opportunities so where are you doing to go? We’ve put together a travel quiz that might help you decide your next destination. Failing that, it will tell you how well travelled you are!

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2016 Sporting Events To Look Forward To

7th January 2016

2016 Sporting EventsWhen it comes to major sporting events, 2016 is going to be pretty spectacular. The main event is obviously the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but there are plenty of other highlights for sports fans. Here we’re going to take a month by month look at the biggest 2016 sporting events so you know exactly what’s on where.
The undoubted 2016 sporting highlights are the Olympics and Euro 2016. Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympiad and are the first South American host city in history.

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The Best February Half Term Holidays with the Kids

5th January 2016

February Half Term Holidays
I’m afraid it’s that time of year again. Time to decide what you’re going to do over the February Half Term, do you travel near or far? Stay at home and do nothing? Tell your kids that Half Term was cancelled and they’re going to school anyway? The possibilities are endless! That’s why we’ve come up with some ideas for the best February Half Term holidays. If none of them float your boat, check out these half term suggestions instead.

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