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Month: January 2016

Net Savings: How to really find better holiday deals on the web

Net Savings: How to really find better holiday deals on the web

Booking travel online can unlock big savings and great deals. The trick is knowing where – and how – to find the bargains. Here is some practical advice for doing precisely that. Break old habits: stay flexible Staying flexible is the first rule of saving on travel costs. If you are retired or semi-retired, then you’re probably already used to off-season travel and avoiding those peak times. But staying flexible is an approach you should apply to other factors in…

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Seville in the spring: sunny, serene and stunning

Seville in the spring: sunny, serene and stunning

“Sunny Spain” doesn’t have to mean the seaside – go inland this spring and explore the fascinating Andalusian city of Seville. With its centuries of history and wealth of captivating architecture, Seville in southern Spain makes a fantastic choice for a city break. Going before summer arrives also means less crowding! What to see Seville’s glories are its superbly preserved buildings, showcasing a tradition that runs from medieval times to the present day. UNESCO has recognised the city’s importance by…

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A Blissful Beach Holiday on the Budva Riviera

A Blissful Beach Holiday on the Budva Riviera

The Budva Riviera is one of the most up-and-coming sun and beach destinations in the Adriatic Sea. Located on the dramatic coast of Montenegro, this region is ideal for a blissful beach holiday. This is an affordable and uncrowded destination that has much to offer in the way of beautiful coastal landscapes and pretty architecture. Beach Life The Budva Riviera has more than 40 beaches, ranging from picture-perfect sandy beaches to secluded coves. Budva is the largest town in the…

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City break with a beach: discover Santander’s charms

City break with a beach: discover Santander’s charms

Santander is not just the name of a bank! It’s also a mid-sized Spanish city that is often (and unfairly) overlooked by foreign tourists, and as such, it makes for a great city break away from the crowds. Mild weather means that Santander is a great destination all year round, as average temperatures range between 23C/75F in the summer and 15C/57F during the winter. Beautiful seaside setting Santander’s appeal lies in its exceptionally beautiful seaside setting and on its palatial…

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Discover Monterosso – The Jewel of Italy’s Famous Cinque Terre

Discover Monterosso – The Jewel of Italy’s Famous Cinque Terre

Many British travellers have heard of the Cinque Terre – or five lands – which lie on Italy’s west coast mid-way between Genoa and Pisa, near La Spezia. Although these five settlements conjure up the image of quaint fishing villages clinging on to the side of rocky outcrops, Monterosso is somewhat different. Firstly, it is reasonably accessible by road. Most of the other Cinque Terre are really only practical to get to and from by sea. Secondly, Monterosso boasts a…

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A beach holiday in Pyrénées-Orientales

A beach holiday in Pyrénées-Orientales

The winter months often have us daydreaming about escaping to sunnier and warmer climates. If you are already planning your next summer holiday, how does a beach getaway in southern France sound? Tucked away on the southeastern coast of France, the Pyrénées-Orientales region is a lesser-known sun and beach destination that offers nearly 40 miles of beautiful coastline, a low-key atmosphere, and a great deal of attractions to keep you busy for days on end. Sunny climate and a convenient…

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