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Month: April 2018

Travel tips: Travel light, travel smart!

Travel tips: Travel light, travel smart!

Today, many people travel light, taking only a cabin bag. With good planning, you can have all you need for a great holiday, without the hassle of a large unwieldy suitcase! Advantages of only taking a cabin bag The biggest advantage is cost: all the ‘no frills’ airlines charge for the privilege of taking a checked-in suitcase in the hold. Speed is the other big bonus, with no need to wait for the luggage carousel. In fact, a small cabin…

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Helsinki: A capital city with warmth

Helsinki: A capital city with warmth

When asked about Finland, the first thing most of us will say is “It’s cold!” Although that may be true of the long winter months, it could not be more wrong about the people: they are smart, resourceful and friendly. (Although surprisingly there is no direct translation of the word “please” into Finnish.) They invented the sauna to stay warm, and have an education system that tops the world, making communicating in English very easy. So what does Helsinki have…

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The delights of Porto: foodie culture and wine cruises

The delights of Porto: foodie culture and wine cruises

Fabio Mendes has travelled extensively in Porto, so we asked him to give us his very best tips and advice for a great holiday. There are plenty of reasons why Porto won the award for Best European Destination at the World Travel Awards in 2017. If you enjoy history, excellent food and wonderful views, you will agree that Porto deserves this title. Porto is the largest city in Northern Portugal, and gives its name to the famous dessert wine, port….

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