Jun 19, 2014

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8 awesome hotel pools

8 awesome hotel pools

Notorious diver? May we humbly suggest that the Uruguay player Luis Suarez save any alleged “foul” play in his country’s game against England tonight for some of the gorgeous hotel swimming pools the national teams are staying at. Now these sweet swimming spots are really worth diving into. For the cream of the world’s hotels, a swimming pool isn’t just somewhere to cool off on a sunny day. It’s a focal point: a point of difference and a...

Jan 5, 2014

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My flying start – win a place on a Flying with Confidence course...

My flying start – win a place on a Flying with Confidence course

For some of us, getting on a plane is no more daunting than hopping on the bus or train to work. However, for others, a fear of flying can seriously impact their life. Nervous flyers can be restricted in many different ways, from taking that dream holiday or visiting family who live overseas, to travelling for business reasons. It can have a negative impact in a world where air travel is becoming an increasing part of everyday life, restricting...

Nov 7, 2013

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Capture the Colour 2013 – the winners!...

Capture the Colour 2013 – the winners!

Following on from the success of the inaugural Capture the Colour contest in 2012, the competition returned this year and we were once again blown away by not only the level of response, but the quality of the photos submitted. For those not familiar with the concept of Capture the Colour, it is a challenge for bloggers to submit photographs taken from around the world that capture five key colours – blue, green, red, white and yellow. Run...

Oct 25, 2013

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Kids’ Capture the Colour – the winners!...

Kids’ Capture the Colour – the winners!

In mid-August, we teamed up with Venture Photography to create a challenge for kids. The idea was simple; we wanted children to get creative using a camera to photograph the world around them capturing five key colours – blue, green, red, white and yellow. Just over two months and 89 entries later, our judges have selected their Kids’ Capture the Colour winners. The standard of the photos submitted was extremely high – there are definitely some budding photographers...

Aug 20, 2012

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A Day on the Mekong River

A Day on the Mekong River

Like a lot of travellers in South-East Asia, I pitched up in the Four Thousands Islands as a handy half-way house between northern Laos and Cambodia. I got there on board the strangest overnight bus I had ever seen: it had beds! Two tiers of single beds down the left-hand side, and double beds down the right. My ticket was apparently for half a double bed, which meant that I would be sleeping with a French bloke called...

Aug 16, 2012

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Your Guide to London Street Food

Your Guide to London Street Food

The street food in London has reached new heights, and is a far cry from the days of greasy hotdogs and chips. The offerings are high quality English fare, tasty Mexican, fragrant Indian, gourmet burgers and much, much more. The food, from Vegetarian to duck and lamb, is fresh, well prepared and suits everyone’s budget. Here are the best street food stalls to keep you full whilst you roam the busy streets of London! The pedestrian road at...

Aug 2, 2012

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Alternative Music and Art Festivals in Europe to Visit This Year...

Alternative Music and Art Festivals in Europe to Visit This Year

When it comes down to choosing a travel destinations there can be a huge variety of different things which can make a particular city or country seem appealing to us. But there is one factor which is increasingly making some of the lesser known, or less often visited locations in Europe popular with tourists and travellers. Alternative art and music festivals are scattered throughout European destinations, being hosted all through the summer and spring seasons. Many of these...

Jun 29, 2012

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Bruges – A Romantic City to Fall in Love With...

Bruges – A Romantic City to Fall in Love With

Romantic breaks can be the most amazing and memorable experiences to share with the person you love. Trips away with your partner can help to maintain the spontaneity between couples who live in each other’s pockets, or spark a deeper connection between couples in the earlier dating stages. The topic of where to visit is often where problems occur though – after all you want the trip to be perfect right? Often a trip to say Paris however,...

Jun 20, 2012

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How to See Seville on a Budget

How to See Seville on a Budget

If there’s one place that sums up Spain in a nutshell it’s Seville.  Anyone who has visited during carnival season will know they have the most passionate Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations, an incredibly colourful annual feria (fair) and if you’ve read your guidebooks right, you’ll know that they’ve been credited with inventing tapas. Cut Seville in two and it would probably bleed flamenco and bullfighting… In short, Seville thrives on la buena vida. The city is host...

Jun 14, 2012

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The World’s Geekiest Travel Spots – as recommended by Top Celebrity Geeks!...

The World’s Geekiest Travel Spots – as recommended by Top Celebrity Geeks!

If discovering unique things on holiday beats laying out in the sun and sipping on margaritas then this would be the perfect travel guide for you. Do as these Celebrity Geeks would and keep yourself intellectually entertained by exploring the geekiest places around the world as recommended below: London, UK – The Wellcome Collection This free-to-visit museum and Trust was founded by Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936), an extensive collector of medical oddities and adventurous world traveller. Top Geek Stephen...

May 22, 2012

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Top 3 Surf Spots on the North Devon Coast: A Local’s Guide...

Top 3 Surf Spots on the North Devon Coast: A Local’s Guide

As most people know, Newquay has become the surf hub of the UK. The allure of the famous ‘Fistral Beach’, coupled with the bustling night-life and ample camp-sites, attracts surfers from all over the country, all eager to ‘get their fix’. Not a million miles away lies the scenic coastline of North Devon. Here you will find an alternative, less obtrusive and certainly more unique version of the surf capital. Centred around a small village called Braunton, the...

May 21, 2012

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Where to Go and Stay in Belize

Where to Go and Stay in Belize

Don’t let the size of Belize fool you. This tiny Central American country has so much to see in such a tiny space! Plus it is the only country in the region where the official language is English. Just as it happens when you are visiting new country, it can be hard to decide which areas are the best. After traveling to Belize a couple of times I came up with a great list of suggestions on the...

May 10, 2012

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5 Remarkable Train Drives

5 Remarkable Train Drives

All aboard! Make your trip all about the journey, not the destination, and spend your next holiday on the rails. Below, we list 5 of the world’s greatest train lines, perfect for long-haul travel through some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery… The Eastern & Oriental Express, SE Asia This journey between Singapore and Bangkok combines style and luxury inside the carriages with rainforest and mountain views of Malaysia and Thailand outside. Img: Train chartering & Private rail...

Apr 26, 2012

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Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne...

Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant, thriving city that is brimming with an array of things to do with children. No matter what your kids are into, you can be sure that you’ll be able to find something fun and interesting to fill in the days. Whether it’s tempting their tastebuds, stimulating their minds or simply just a good excuse for a day out, this top 10 list of things to do with kids in Melbourne will have something for...

Apr 25, 2012

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3 things to do in the Gilis

3 things to do in the Gilis

If you are looking for a laid back beach holiday with excellent diving opportunities, the Indonesian Gili islands might be the perfect place for your next vacation. The only way to get to the Gilis is by boat. From the east coast of Bali it will take you around an hour by ferry.  If you happen to be in Lombok, Indonesia, it is just a 5 minutes boat trip to this 3 island lazy beach paradise.  The largest...

Mar 27, 2012

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Win a trip to Barcelona – choose between a Super Shopping Trip and a Fantastic Football Break!...

Win a trip to Barcelona – choose between a Super Shopping Trip and a Fantastic Football Break!

TravelSupermarket.com runs some amazing travel competitions and our latest travel giveaway is no exception! We’ve teamed up with Monarch and Late Rooms to give away not one but two amazing city breaks to Barcelona! Choose between a Super Shopping trip that will see one lucky winner and a friend jet off to Barcelona for a 3 night stay in the 4* Acta Atrium Palace Hotel with £500 spending money and spa treatments for 2. Alternatively, enter the Fantastic...

Feb 20, 2012

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Breaking Even in First Class

Breaking Even in First Class

Have you ever wondered what you really get for the price of first class travel? We decided it would be quite fun to break down the luxuries that are often included in first class to see how much it would cost an economy passenger to purchase them separately. If you like the idea of travelling in first class, but only want some of the luxury, try and work out how much you’d have to spend to get your...

Feb 10, 2012

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All Aboard: 7 Boat Hostels for Stretching your Sea Legs...

All Aboard: 7 Boat Hostels for Stretching your Sea Legs

Aye aye captain, you could take your chance on land. But how about feeling a salty sea spray on your cheeks or listening to the crashing Pacific Ocean as you sleep? Here are seven nautical but nice boat hostels, perfect for making new ship mates… 1. Eastern Comfort Hostelboat Berlin, Germany The flowing river Spree at starboard and the crumbling Berlin Wall at port. Snuggle up to the crackling stove fires in winter with the ship’s first mate,...

Jan 26, 2012

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Breathtaking Scenery of Central America...

Breathtaking Scenery of Central America

Central America is known for its rain forests, abundant wildlife, Mayan ruins, amazing beaches for surfing, black & white sanded beaches, volcanoes and over all tropical settings. So how about a trip along some of the beautiful places that this side of the world has to offer? Belize Cayes – They are a group of tiny white sanded islands right on the Caribbean Sea surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world. Semuc Champey – In...

Jan 6, 2012

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More holiday for your money

More holiday for your money

As the after-effects of the credit crunch continue to bite, the British are taking fewer holidays. But our annual break is still one of the things we cherish. It’s perhaps not surprising that figures from the Office for National Statistics show the number of breaks that we take abroad has dropped by more than 20 per cent in recent years. But we still love to go on holiday. A recent poll by the Association of British Travel Agents...