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Month: January 2018

Travel apps: Cheap rooms with Roomer and good food reviews with Zomato

Travel apps: Cheap rooms with Roomer and good food reviews with Zomato

Roomer: Buy a cheap room, or sell your hotel room! Picture the scene: you’ve booked a hotel, and then something comes up and you can’t travel on the day you expected to. For most people, this would likely mean paying at least a cancellation fee, or at worst losing your whole deposit on a nonrefundable booking. Issues like that can often dissuade people from making plans too far in advance, despite the cost savings of booking in advance. We have…

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Cruises: Making the most of a day in port

Cruises: Making the most of a day in port

A day in port makes for a pleasant change to the regular shipboard routine. Crowds of passengers disembark and pile into coaches for excursions to some or other top attraction. But with only five or six hours available, how do you squeeze in as much as possible without things getting hectic? Researching and planning the day A bit of up-front planning can make all the difference to your holiday. You could form a small group of two or three other…

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Malaga city: more than meets the eye

Malaga city: more than meets the eye

Malaga is a Spanish city underestimated by many travellers, who just see it as the place their plane lands before they head for the coast! However, with history, culture, real Spain, great shops and wonderful food, it is growing in popularity. We asked Tracy Morgan, who lived in Malaga and knows it well, to give us an insider’s view. Malaga city offers a wealth of culture, nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. There is something for everyone in this trendy and vibrant…

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Disneyland Paris – not just for kids!

Disneyland Paris – not just for kids!

Much closer to home than its big brother in the USA, much easier to reach, and so much more affordable too, Disneyland Paris really isn’t just for the kids. While it’s true that Disneyland is a magical haven filled with fun and wonder for young children, there is also plenty to keep an adult couple – or a group of adults – entertained too. Of course, if you have children or grandchildren to take along with you, you’ll get so much pleasure…

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Island of Brac: the hidden gem of Croatia

Island of Brac: the hidden gem of Croatia

You know we like to get a local’s view of the places we write about, so we asked Valentino Jaksic to tell us more about Croatia. He was born on a Dalmatian island in a tourism-oriented town, and lived there for 18 years before moving to Zagreb. The Croatian Adriatic coast has become a popular holiday destination for British tourists in recent years. However, there are still some undiscovered parts, since most tourists usually only visit Split, Dubrovnik and Hvar. The real…

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Special events in Europe during February and March 2018

Special events in Europe during February and March 2018

During winter, the summer holidays can feel like a million years away. As you’re reading this newsletter, you’re probably daydreaming of beaches, sunloungers and sangria, but let me interrupt you for just one second! Maybe the remedy for the dark nights isn’t a time machine to transport you to summer. Maybe, it’s right on your doorstep… These ten European festivals are just a short flight away, and will get you over your winter blues in no time! Carnival of Binche …

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