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Month: October 2016

Travel apps: weather and travel guides

Travel apps: weather and travel guides

Modern technology can give us a wealth of up-to-date information about our holiday destination. As Samuel Johnson said, when two English people meet, their first talk is of the weather, so let’s start there.  WeatherPro covers weather for Europe Having tried out a few weather apps, the best seems to be WeatherPro. It covers weather for the whole of Europe (and beyond), and gives forecasts for individual towns and cities, or sometimes even different places within the city. Of course,…

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Travel tips: Preparing for an autumn trip to Europe

Travel tips: Preparing for an autumn trip to Europe

The autumn months are a good time to visit Europe: queues are shorter, cities are less crowded, and the scenery can be spectacular in its coat of gold and red foliage. Here are a few tips to prepare for travel in autumn: Check opening times Outside of larger cities, some tourist destinations either close or reduce their opening hours during the low season.  Museums, parks, thermal baths and other attractions may not be open all day every day. The same…

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Bavaria beyond the beer: visit Munich for Oktoberfest

Bavaria beyond the beer: visit Munich for Oktoberfest

As summer draws to a close, many travellers will be looking to snap up a low-season bargain, or make the most of the quieter destinations on the continent, with an early autumn getaway. While a secluded spot can be the perfect tonic for some, others are keen to keep the fun of the summer alive for just a little while longer. For those firmly in the second camp, there is one attraction that beats them all. It is one of…

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