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Month: January 2020

San Marino: a day trip to the world’s oldest surviving republic

San Marino: a day trip to the world’s oldest surviving republic

Travel writer Julia Hammond spotted an unexpected face while touring the San Marino parliament.. I knew very little about San Marino before my visit, other than that it is one of the smallest countries in the world. Pub quiz trivia: it’s also one of only three countries in the world, together with Lesotho and Vatican City, which is totally surrounded by a single country, in this case Italy. Small places are perfect for a day trip, especially as I was on…

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Tips for flying with a toddler

Tips for flying with a toddler

Planning a family trip with a toddler along for the ride? Here are a few tips to help. Planning with your airline While you’re booking your flight, check with your airline as to what hand luggage allowance they have for infants and children. It can be handy if you can take a separate bag for your little one. If your flight includes meals, check what the options are for toddlers or small children. You’ll often need to order a special…

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Why is Mauritius so popular? Beaches, catamarans, and more.

Why is Mauritius so popular? Beaches, catamarans, and more.

This year we’ll start taking a personal look at holiday memories you might like to recreate for yourself. This month, Lara Whybrow tells us about her travels to Mauritius. An old favourite among tourists, Mauritius is absolutely gorgeous, and most travellers have been back many times to luxuriate in its lush flora and spotlessly clean beaches. It’s a volcanic island, famed for its beaches, reefs, and lagoons.  We booked our holiday through a specialist travel agency that has lots of interesting…

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