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Month: June 2019

Geneva: The lakeside city at the foot of the Alps

Geneva: The lakeside city at the foot of the Alps

Geneva has long been associated with the 1864 Geneva Convention which established the humane rules of war. What fewer people know is that this treaty was signed in one of the most picturesque travel destinations in Europe.  Summer is the ideal time to visit, since the temperatures reach a comfortable 26C (79F) during the day and drop down to a cooler 17C (63F) at night. During the summer months, Geneva becomes a bustling town filled with music, open-air bars and…

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Three hot picks for your first Caribbean holiday

Three hot picks for your first Caribbean holiday

The Caribbean has long been a bucket list favourite with British tourists. From the rich and vibrant culture to the crystal-clear waters and miles upon miles of dreamy beaches, it’s no wonder it has appeal.  If you’re looking at visiting for the first time, 7,000 islands covering a huge one million square miles can be a little bit too much to choose from. Here are three favourites that’ll have you packing your case in no time! Barbados You’re likely to feel…

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Cassis: the beauty of French Riviera beaches without the crowds

Cassis: the beauty of French Riviera beaches without the crowds

Situated on the western side of the French Riviera, Cassis is a small place that captures all the charm of Provence without the madness of more popular destinations like Saint-Tropez or Cannes. It is a popular summer destination, even among the French themselves, yet it somehow manages to preserve a sense of peace and calm that makes you feel right at home. You’ll find Cassis on the southern Mediterranean coast, about ten miles east of Marseille. What’s special about Cassis?Nobel prize-winning…

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