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A Valentine’s Day Tour of Italy – On the Trail of Shelley

11th February 2016

 Valentine's Day - Spanish steps in Rome at night

One of the great English Romantic poets, Percy Shelley was never appreciated in his own time. It wasn’t until his death in 1822 that he started to receive any sort of recognition. Although born in England, Shelley spent a lot of time on the continent. He lived in various cities in Italy for the last 4 years of his life. With this in mind, we’ve put together a collection of some of the most romantic locations where he lived.

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2016 Easter Holiday Ideas

9th February 2016

2016 Easter Holiday Ideas

With Easter falling early this year on March 27th, you have a few more options than normal depending on which week you take off. But more options means harder decisions! Are you going to head to the mountains or the beach? Do you want to explore a new city or relax by the pool? We’ve put together this list of our top 2016 Easter holiday ideas to help you make your choice.

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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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