Sep 21, 2012

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Overall Winner of Capture the Colour – JohnnyVagabond’s The Ganges at Varanasi...

Overall Winner of Capture the Colour – JohnnyVagabond’s The Ganges at Varanasi

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce the overall winner of TravelSupermarket’s Capture the Colour PhotoBlogging Competition is JohnnyVagabond.com (real name Wes Nations!) with this fabulous shot of “The Ganges at Varanasi”. Alongside Wes’ iPad prize for winning the red category with this same photograph, he also picks up the overall grand prize of £2,000. As anybody following the competition will know, the judges needed an extension to the announcing date because the selection process was proving very...

Sep 20, 2012

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Capture the Colour Results – Category Winners Review...

Capture the Colour Results – Category Winners Review

The judges have announced their winning choices for each of TravelSupermarket’s Capture the Colour categories. We’ve compiled this post to review the top 3 images for each colour in what has been a fantastic competition and hugely popular amongst the travel blogging community. We’ve had close to 600 entries of outstanding quality, you can review them all on our Capture the Colour Pinterest Boards. I need to thank our expert judges for taking the time to participate in...

Jan 6, 2012

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A winter trip to Niagara Falls with our Editor, Clare Francis...

A winter trip to Niagara Falls with our Editor, Clare Francis

Our Site Editor, Clare Francis has just spent her New Year’s break visiting Niagara Falls and took some stunning images of Canada’s most recognised natural phenomenon. Clare crossed the US/Canadian border several times and visited all three falls; Bridal Veil, Canadian Horseshoe and the American Falls during her stay. As you’ll see from her pictures, the volume of water crashing over the brink is mindblowing – the Horseshoe Falls have 2.2m litres of water tumbling over every second. The...

Aug 30, 2011

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The Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride

Looking for an adventure holiday with a difference? Then why not take part in this years Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride presented by CIMB Bank. Taking place on Saturday 3rd December, this annual charity fundraising event, allows participants to experience Siem Reap’s magical temples across the Angkor Wat complex at time when the Angkor roads are closed off to traffic. So whether you’re a dedicated cyclist or you just want to join in for fun, the race...

Aug 8, 2011

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4 Unique Places to Experience Glamping...

Glamping is the new term for glamorous ‘camping’ and it’s a growing trend all over the world. Traditionally, travel guides suggest that the stereotypical view of camping should be rough sleeping arrangements, do-it-yourself toilets and mosquito bites (list not exhaustive), but this is starting to die out thanks to the new ‘glamping’ phenomenon. When we think of camping we think of a budget experience with very limited luxuries, however looking at some of the ‘glamping’ campsites and their...

Jun 29, 2011

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The State of Internet in Australia

When travelling through Australia, you’re likely to have a great need for using the internet, whether in a cosmopolitan city like Sydney or in a dusty outback internet cafe. With such large distances to cover and have all manner of activities to plan, plus friends back home you want to stay in touch with, getting online is as much part of a trip to Australia as board shorts and flip flops. However, what every travellers needs to be...

May 9, 2011

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Summer Music Festivals Across Europe

With summer just around the corner our thoughts turn to holidays as we dream of escaping to another country to sit on the beach, sipping on a nice cold drink. Many people like to incorporate music into their trip by visiting some of the many music festivals across the globe. There are lots of things to consider before we travel money, are the passports up to date and where shall we go? With this in mind, what are...

Apr 7, 2011

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Top Five Things to do in New Zealand in the Winter...

It may seem counter-intuitive to visit New Zealand in June, July or August, when it’s warm and sunny (or at least warmer and sunnier than usual) in the UK in contrast to the the middle of winter down under.  However, visit the ‘land of the long white cloud’ during the winter months and you might be pleasantly surprised. Here is a quick overview of ‘should do activities’ on a winter jaunt to New Zealand…. Skiing and Snowboarding Already...

Feb 7, 2011

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Top Five Not So Obvious Things To Do In Edinburgh...

Edinburgh is a city that simply must be explored. Not only is Edinburgh one of the most beautiful cities in the world but it is also one of the smallest making everything accessible, which means you can explore a lot of the city in a relatively short time. Edinburgh has a host of world class attractions that everyone who comes to Edinburgh has heard about before they get here such the picturesque Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and...

Feb 1, 2011

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CAA Request Customer Feedback – Snow Joke!...

Snow Joke – your views count Ever been stuck at an airport due to bad weather? Found that your flight has been cancelled and you have to find an alternative? Been lead from pillar to post about delays to your departure, misinformation on compensation and unsure as to what you are entitled to? Well following on from the chaos experienced at many UK airports in November and December 2010, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) wants to know your...

Jan 21, 2011

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Valentine Choccies, Flowers, Smellies and Spas in Europe’s Cities...

Post written by Dave Holcroft With Valentines’ Day less than a month away (that’s right fellas check your diaries) many of us will be thinking about how to treat our partners. Here are a few ideas from the travelsupermarket.com team, loosely based around all those traditional Valentine’s Day gifts: Flowers in Amsterdam Amsterdam is known for its tulip production, and whilst the season means that it’s a little early to experience the flowers in bloom during a trip...

Jan 6, 2011

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Travelsupermarket’s Jedward TV Advert...

We’ve just launched our new tv advertising campaign featuring one of X Factor’s more interesting acts, the infamous Jedward twins. What do you think? Compare hotels, flights, ferries, packaged holidays and city breaks at travelsupermarket.com We filmed the holiday ‘bromance’ ad on location, with Jedward and moneysupermarket frontman Omid Djalili, in the slightly warmer climate of South Africa whilst the UK was gripped in chilly arctic conditions a few weeks ago. As holiday comparison experts, the story line...

Dec 23, 2010

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Coldest Place Names In The World

Post written by Dave Holcroft With the UK in the grip of a winter cold snap at present, many areas of the country are covered with snow and ice, with some of us getting a white Christmas as a result. But even after the weather has warmed up a bit, there are towns and street names around the country which remind us of the winter season, here are just a few ‘Cold Towns’ from around the UK: Many...

Dec 16, 2010

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Planning for the Perfect City Break

European city breaks have never been more fashionable. Low cost airlines and the allure of weird and wonderful city locations means that passengers are spending more than ever before on city breaks. With so much choice, what really does make for the perfect city break and why are so many passengers enjoying those weekend breaks away? Put simply, we love to travel. Weekend breaks can be enjoyed all year round and give us a chance to get away...

Nov 26, 2010

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Travel Photo Friday – Let it Snow...

With the UK about to face a deluge of snow and dropping temperatures this weekend (lots of white and blue bits on the weather man’s map) I thought it would be appropriate to give this week a wintery theme. I’ve published some cracking photo’s taken by staff of snowy scenes around the world. The first photo is cheating a little, its the view out of the rather snowy travelsupermarket.com offices this afternoon. Click to...

Nov 24, 2010

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7 Reasons the UK Should Celebrate Thanksgiving Day...

Thanksgiving Day in America is a couple of days away now (it was a couple of weeks ago in Canada). It’s one of those holidays that the British know little about and often resent the idea of. Most of what we know has been gleaned from various American TV shows and talking with Americans on holiday. Recently I read Bill Bryson’s “I’m A Stranger Here Myself” where he talks about thanksgiving and raises an interesting point, why hasn’t...

Nov 19, 2010

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Travel Photo Friday – Around the World with Travelsupermarket part 1...

Our intrepid employees have been globe-trotting their socks off  during their well deserved holidays and amassed some great travel photography in the process. We’ve decided to publish a few of these photos each Friday and heighten the sense of wanderlust in our travel hungry readers as we head into the weekend…click to...

Nov 15, 2010

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I’m A Celebrity Style Bug Eating is Nothing New...

Post written by Dave Holcroft As the next gaggle of B list celebrities head into the jungles of Australia for another annual instalment of ITV’s bug eating “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” I find myself questioning whether or not Linford Christie or Lembit Opik would ever be challenged to eat something that would kill them? Imagine it, nutrition diet guru Gillian McKeith meeting her maker live on ITV, it just wouldn’t happen. If the I’m...

Nov 15, 2010

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Head Down Under for Christmas Holidays in Australia...

Australia is the perfect place for holidaymakers and backpackers to spend Christmas…it’s got the usual festive traditions like Christmas trees, carols and present but the best thing about this season in Oz is the weather! It’s warm, sunny, the sand is golden and the sea doesn’t contain icebergs. The biggest question you need to be asking yourself is how you should spend your Christmas in Australia? Christmas Eve – Carols By Candlelight, Melbourne Start your Christmas in Oz...

Oct 19, 2010

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The Top 5 Not So Obvious Things to do in Australia…...

Australia is an exciting and magical place to visit with Aboriginal culture and mythical beliefs, seeping into every aspect of daily life. What is truly fascinating about Australia is the diversity of the lands that await you; don’t just stick to the usual run of the mill trips (yawn), be adventurous and find something unique and different. Check out our top 5 not so obvious things to do in Australia… 1. Swimming with Whale Sharks – Ningaloo Reef,...