Jul 9, 2012

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Golf in Scotland

Golf in Scotland

The ancient sport of golf has been associated with Scotland for centuries. Originating in Aberdeenshire on the east coast and Prestwick in the southwest, Scotland is known as the ‘Home of Golf’. To say it has an abundance of courses is rather an understatement as there are over 550 in total, including the iconic courses as St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Cameron House and Gleneagles.  Set amongst rolling hills, seaside locations, woodlands and surrounded by mountains, Scotland has some of...

Feb 16, 2012

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A traveller’s guide to Larnaca, Cyprus...

Larnaca (also spelled Larnaka) is the third largest city in Greek controlled Cyprus. Located on the southern coast of the island, the permanent population is 72,000. Larnaca has its own airport the Larnaca International Airport (code: LCA), this has about 5.2 million annual passengers. The city was built over the ancient remains of the city of Kition. The city has its own Marina which regularly allows tourists to sail to other parts of the island and mainland Greece....

Feb 9, 2012

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7 best theme parks with the kids

Taking the children on an adventurous theme park excursion could be one of the best holiday ideas possible. These parks have everything a child needs to have a good time, and the adults will enjoy the atmosphere and the plethora of activities also. Fortunately, there are quite a few choices to pick from if you want to go to a theme park with your kids in the UK. The following 7 theme parks are all great parks to...

Feb 7, 2012

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Top 5 Hen Party Destinations

Top 5 Hen Party Destinations

There’s no better time to be British than 2012, with the black cloud of the economic downturn lifting to make the country the centre of the world’s attention in the Olympic year. With the eyes of the world upon us, there’s finally cause for optimism in the UK and with this in mind, it’s no surprise that thousands of couples are planning to tie the knot in this year of years. Planning a hen party to mark the...

Feb 7, 2012

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Top Ten Things To Do In Florida

Top Ten Things To Do In Florida

If you’re heading to Florida on holiday this year and you’re looking for inspiration for things to do when you’re there, check out our must-do list… 1. Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort It only takes one look at Cinderella’s Castle to fall under Magic Kingdom’s spell. This was Florida’s first Disney park, and it’s still the most popular. Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain make up the big three rides, but it’s the generous dose...

Jan 9, 2012

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12 More Sci-Fi Film Locations You Can Actually Visit...

12 More Sci-Fi Film Locations You Can Actually Visit

You’ve trekked light-years across the stars on a galaxy quest to the final frontier but you’ve barely warmed up your warp drive. You thirst for adventure like a Ferengi thirsts for Latinum, and you’ll need a lot of liquidity if you desire to continue this expensive expedition – for below we carry on our journey across sci-fi sets you’ve seen on screen, with 12 Sci-Fi Film Locations You Can Actually Visit – Part 2. If you’ve not even...

Dec 20, 2011

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12 Sci-fi Film Locations You Can Actually Visit...

12 Sci-fi Film Locations You Can Actually Visit

“Hey honey, where shall we go for our honeymoon? Shall we eat truffles at the top of the Eiffel Tower? Or take a midnight gondola ride in Venice? Or maybe get drunk and gamble away our life-savings in Las Vegas? What do you think?” “Irksome Earthling! I shall not be part of some tawdry tour of this puny planet! I wish to see the stars! To engage the entirety of the ether! To travel the totality of time...

Nov 15, 2011

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A Tourist’s Guide to Barcelona

The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona welcomes visitors from all over the world each year with, and below is a guide to some of the best bits this stunning city has to offer. La Ramblas La Ramblas is the most famous street Barcelona, with countless shops and restaurants lining the streets, along with vendors that sell food, drink and souvenirs. There are street performers every 50 yards, from freestyle footballers, to Latino buskers, dancers, mime artists and ‘human statues’....

Nov 7, 2011

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5 Charges you’ll face when booking a hostel...

There’s no doubt about it, hostels provide affordable accommodation for those of us that like to spend extended periods away from home whilst on a tight budget. Usually, the bigger the room you’re willing to sleep in, the cheaper your bed, and that’s because the bigger the room, the more beds the hostel will cram into that room. Dorm rooms aren’t the only rooms available in hostels however, lots of hostels now offer single, double and twin rooms,...

Oct 5, 2011

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Mykonos has the X-Factor as Tulisa strikes a chord with viewers...

*Read our latest X-Factor article here* Following this weekend’s ITV1 X-Factor episodes, which saw 32 contestants singing for survival at the ‘judges’ houses’ around the world, there has been a surge in interest to the featured destinations according to TravelSupermarket.com Tulisa proves most influential judge ever with 433 per cent rise in online flight searches for Mykonos Kelly Rowland helps drive 50 per cent rise in searches to Miami X-Factor increasingly inspires British travellers to visit the stars’ holiday...

Sep 19, 2011

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Preparation Is Key To A Cost Effective Stag Weekend...

That Great British tradition of the stag weekend is an occasion circled twice on calendars of men all over the UK as the groom-to-be prepares to take the dreaded walk down the aisle. Unfortunately this event is also victim to another British tradition, that of one-upmanship as groups of friends try and outdo one another when it comes to booziest, most adrenalin-fuelled, memorable stag weekends. Without planning and foresight costs can easily spiral out of control when planning...

Aug 4, 2011

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Four Great Cities for a UK Stag Weekend...

Looking for a great place to go for your stag weekend, but wanting to stay closer to home? You’re in luck, because there are loads of fantastic cities nearby that are the perfect places for a stag weekend. All of these cities have plenty of places to party, with nightclubs, pubs, and lounges galore, and lots of things to do for active stag weekends 1. London London is one of the world’s greatest cities, so if you have...

Aug 3, 2011

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Tips for Driving in Europe

Driving on the wrong side of the road in another country may seem a little daunting, but with these tips for driving in Europe will help ensure you have a trouble free trip on the road. 1. Preparation Make sure the car, motorcycle or camper you are travelling abroad is in the best condition.  Check your tyres including the pressures, visually check your brake pads, that your fluid levels are correct and that your wipers are in good...

Jul 18, 2011

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London Ghost Walks

Haunted hotel rooms are all very well and good, however, if you are brave enough, you will want to visit what is believed to be the most haunted building in the UK; you have to visit the Tower of London. Constructed by William the Conqueror in 1078, the Tower of London hosts many stories of historical ghosts. These include the ghostly “White Lady” who once stood at a window of the White Tower waving to a group of...

Jul 5, 2011

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Britain’s Greatest Olympians

With the next summer games due to take part in England’s capital city next year, excitement is building throughout the UK as spectators begin to make plans to visit London for what may be a once in a lifetime event. It’s unlikely that we’ll see another summer games hosted in the UK anytime soon so anyone planning a visit to London next year should have already been informed if they have been successful with a ticket application. Tickets...

Jun 20, 2011

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A guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...

Edinburgh’s sixty-fifth fringe festival is quickly approaching; according to the official website it is ‘the biggest arts festival on the planet’. Fringe Festival can be attended annually during the month of August. During 2011 the Fringe Festival runs from the 5th to the 29th of August, the festival goes on for a period of four weeks and as you can imagine it is one of the biggest arts festival around. The capital city of Scotland attracts an audience...

Jun 14, 2011

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Top 5 Amusing Travel Commercials

Deciding where to go on holiday is a hard decision for most, with so many destination choices and welcoming hotels it has always been a mind boggling choice. So do we get tempted by the amusing commercials? Looking back over the years, there have been a number of travel related commercials that have been put together in aid to capture our attention. I forgot how random and humorous some of these were so I have compiled the top...

May 23, 2011

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Advice on the volcanic eruption in Iceland...

After another one of Iceland’s volcanoes; Grimsvotn, erupted over the weekend, there has been concerns that there could be a repeat of last year’s air travel disaster when flights were grounded after the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in April 2010. Bob Atkinson, travel insurance expert at moneysupermarket.com has given the following advice for anyone travelling in the next few days. “As news of the Icelandic volcano eruption hits, with it brings the same travel uncertainty as we experienced in...

May 23, 2011

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Other activities to enjoy in The Alps...

There is more to do in the Alps than just ski (and I’m not talking about snowboarding!). The beautiful and picturesque location is a draw for visitors all year round, with plenty of summer activities and awe-inspiring areas to explore on foot. When the snow melts away, the slopes are transformed into lush green valleys and remarkable geological formations. Hikers emerge as the snows dissipate and walking trails are opened. Hiking is an activity that can be enjoyed...

Apr 4, 2011

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Adventures in North Wales

North Wales is one of the UK’s greatest adventure destinations. Home to the highest and craggiest mountains south of the Scottish border, along with some of the biggest waterfalls and clearest lakes, North Wales has world-class rock climbing and hill walks from the gentle to the extreme. It has fast flowing kayaking rivers, excellent surfing beaches, and even underground caverns. The most famous walk is, naturally, Snowdon. The tallest mountain in England or Wales at 1085m (well over...