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Month: July 2015

How to get a good night’s sleep on holiday

How to get a good night’s sleep on holiday

A holiday should be an enjoyable, relaxing experience – but if you can’t sleep well while you’re away, it may end up being something rather different. Most people sleep best in their own homes, so it can be difficult to get used to a hotel bedroom. Here are a few tips to allow you to wake up in the morning refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Freshen up the room’s air Overly hot, stuffy rooms are unlikely to be…

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A taste of Northern Culture: A city break in Gothenburg, Sweden

A taste of Northern Culture: A city break in Gothenburg, Sweden

A city break provides the perfect antidote to the usual summer perils of sunburn and sand in your picnic hamper. Not only will you avoid the bustle of crowded resort towns, a city break can also give you a genuine insight into the culture of the country you are visiting. A fashionable destination For the traveller set on selecting something a little bit different this summer, a journey north to Scandinavia can be an inviting prospect. Always a popular destination,…

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Holiday Inspiration: Combine history and beautiful beaches in Zadar, Croatia

Holiday Inspiration: Combine history and beautiful beaches in Zadar, Croatia

While Dubrovnik is the best-known of Croatia’s Adriatic cities, Zadar, located further to the north, has typically been overlooked by British travellers. This is a shame, because Zadar has a similar blend of medieval and Renaissance history with stunning natural beauty while still remaining relatively uncrowded, especially early in the season. Beaches The Zadar region is home to a mix of both sandy and pebbly beaches running all along the coastline. Kolovare beach is the traditional destination for locals, while…

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An update on car hire following the DVLA changes

An update on car hire following the DVLA changes

New rules The following information is a summary of the DVLA advice site. This information does not apply to people living in Northern Ireland. Since 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence isn’t valid and is no longer issued by DVLA. The paper counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. A new computer system has now taken over from the paper counterpart, which includes some vehicle categories…

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