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Ski Tour Guides Stopped in Their Tracks

Whilst on Holiday with my family in Tignes, France during the half term holidays last week it was somewhat of a shock to find out that British ski guiding provided by various UK tour operators has been banned by a ruling in a French Court in Albertville. The court ruled that it breaks French law [...]

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Last Minute Holidays: 10 Signs you Need One!

We all get to the point where the daily routine is no longer achievable without a good week or two off on holiday. Although everyone is different, there are a range of warning signs to look out for that indicate meltdown is fast approaching. Here’s a checklist to see if you need to book yourself [...]

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Shopaholic’s Guide to the World

Prove anyone who says shopping isn’t a valid sightseeing experience completely wrong with these far-flung places for a spree. Supersize Mall – Dubai The land that brought us 7-star hotels doesn’t disappoint when it comes to shopping. Dubai Mall is a beast of a shopping centre likely to convert even those who hate shopping. If [...]

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Ducks, Tats and Junkanoo: Technicolour Festivals of the World

  Revellers tired of grey skies over Notting Hill Carnival should consider heading to foreign festivals for a serious colour fix. Here’s our pick of some of the world’s brightest gatherings. These events are guaranteed to leave a vivid impression, whether or not the sun puts in an appearance. Holi, India Also known fittingly as [...]

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A Troll’s Tale: The Mythical Beasts of Norway

You may or may not have seen the 2010 cult classic Trollhunter, a Norwegian “mockumentary” directed by André Øvredal, which purports to tell the story of a group of students whose investigations into a mysterious trapper, reveal that he is actually employed by the Nowegian government to hunt down rogue trolls! The film taps into [...]

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10 Very Cheap Holidays: Paradise for Pennies

Cheap doesn’t have to mean nasty, and in these challenging times budget options are more sought-after than ever. Holidays are no exception, and we are here to show you that you can have an amazing holiday on a shoestring budget! Some options are more obvious, while others will take you beyond the usual holiday ideas [...]

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Fado Music – Lisbon’s ‘Portuguese Blues’

The beautiful and historic Portuguese capital of Lisbon is rightly popular among holidaymakers seeking a city break that covers all the bases – great food, great nightlife, great shopping and a spectacular view from the city’s high points. Being built on seven hills, there’s no shortage of these, and the funiculars – giant “elevators” will [...]

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Dessert on the Tablecloth for $450? Chicago’s Chocolate Utopia

Anyone who considers themselves a true foodie or chocolate enthusiast needs to book a trip to Chicago to experience one of the most amazing displays of food-art in the world. As the video shows (below), head chef and owner Grant Achatz paints this incredible dessert straight onto the tablecloth before diners’ eyes. The surface is [...]

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7 Theme Park Wonders of the World

With so many amazing amusement parks around the world, it’s good to know which ones rise above the crowd to become truly wonderful experiences. This ‘magnificent seven’ represents a global selection of parks which combine clever theming with top quality rides and a great visitor experience. With many offering on-site accommodation, you could even plan [...]

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Around the World in 25 Tattoos

Although tattoos have significantly gained popularity in recent years, the idea is certainly not a new one!

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Cookie Catwalk: Biscuit World Series Winners [SFW]

Whether they are cookies or biscuits to you (we’ll stick to biscuits here), these little baked treats inspire real passion and deep national pride. From the US staple Oreo to the UK’s beloved Hobnob, this list is a world series in the literal (non-American) sense, in that it actually spans the world. Which one takes [...]

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Air NZ and Rhys Darby Win Over Kiwi Sceptics

Air New Zealand is doing pretty well on the social media circuit right now with these latest videos – part of their biggest promo campaign in ten years! We absolutely love them!

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Brits Follow in Fogle’s Footsteps and Swim with Crocs

Following in the footsteps of intrepid adventurer Ben Fogle, Brits heading off on holidays to Australia have been encouraged to go swimming with crocodiles.

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Sunshine Holidays are Good for Your Health

We all know holidays are good for us, but sometimes it’s good to hear that the experts give us some scientific reasons why! As well as giving us chance to unwind and spend some quality time with loved ones, holidays in the sun provide us with a boost in levels of vitamin D, which gives [...]

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Menorca: An Unspoiled Paradise

Guest post this week from some friends of ours living in Menorca! They give us ten reasons why visitors just keep coming back.

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Heathrow Passengers Share 1200 Kisses a Day

Heathrow airport has taken advantage of the romantic mood surrounding Valentine’s Day by reporting that passengers at its terminals share more than 1200 kisses day – that’s one every 49 seconds!

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