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5 Things to do over Easter in the UK

With the kids at home for the Easter holidays, you’re likely to find yourself swamped trying to find things to keep them occupied every day, especially when the Bank Holidays arrived and they’re high on all the chocolate. In the run up to the big day, there are plenty of things you can do, from melting down chocolate and making your own Easter Eggs as homemade gifts for friends and family, or painting your own egg shells if you’d prefer to keep them as far away from the chocolate for as long as possible, to going out for picnics in the sun or staying in if the weather turns and watching Easter themed DVDs. But if you want to make more of the long weekend when it rolls around, wherever you are in the UK there are events happening countrywide, and here are just a few you can take part in:

Seville

5 Best City Breaks for Easter

The Easter Bank Holiday break might sound fantastic, with the kids broken up from school, the possibility of barbecues in the garden and time off work, but in reality it’s often all busy roads, traffic jams and rainy days. Instead of spending the days lounging around at home wondering what to do, why not book yourself a last minute city break? It could be a week or weekend, depending on what you want to do, where you want to go and your budget. Here are our top five picks for a fun filled Easter city break: (more…)

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Guidebook to Enjoy the Smells of York

Looking to sniff out a great city break, why not visit York and have a look at the new free guidebook entitled Smell York. This guidebook is the perfect way to explore the medieval city of York, not only is it packed full of useful information, but it also has plenty of pictures and features many local smells. That’s right, smells.

Singapore Skyline

Singapore: the world’s most expensive city

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore has come out on top of the list of 131 cities around the world as the most expensive city to live in 2014.

Singapore has a very strong currency rate at present, and that combined with the costs of running a car and high utility bills contributed to its high position. If you’re heading their on holiday, beware that it is the most expensive place in the world to make clothes purchases.

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Britons advised not to travel to certain parts of Egypt

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising Britons not to travel to certain parts of Egypt after a tourist bus was attacked in Taba, South Sinai on Sunday. Four people were killed in the attack, which has prompted the FCO to urge travellers not to travel to Taba and Dahab unless it is ‘essential’.

Mihir Gahr, Rajasthan

Guide to the top 10 most extraordinary places to stay in 2014 from Lonely Planet

These are places you won’t find on your average package holiday, destinations which may not be on everyone’s must visit list nor places you may actually think of visiting. However the Lonely Planet reveals the top 10 most extraordinary places to stay in 2014 may just give you some inspiration to visit somewhere you may not necessarily have visited.

Late season skiing

Make the Most of the Snow – Where to go for End of season skiing

We haven’t seen a lot of snow in the UK this year compared to recent times; many people are loving the fact that they can get out of the house easier, but others are lamenting that they haven’t enjoyed the winter weather they love. If you’re in the latter group, then there’s no need to worry, there are plenty of resorts that still have snow well into spring, with lifts still running to keep every skier and snowboarder happy.

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Sochi and the Winter Olympics

Located on the Black Sea Coast and snuggled between Georgia/Abkhazia is a versatile Russian City. In the summer months it is a wonderful beach resort, reminiscent of the south of France in many ways with promenades lined with palm trees and yachts docked in the marinas. In winter Sochi is transformed into a winter wonderland. A fantastic winter sports destination, which is why it was chosen for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Alamo Square, San Francisco

San Francisco tourist guide

San Francisco is a beautiful city steeped in history. From its steep rolling hills and Victorian architecture to the serenity of the city’s cable car system, San Francisco has something for everyone. Remember to pack some warm clothing when visiting the city as even during the summer months the average temperature is 15°C and gets considerably colder in the evening.

P&O Ferry

Increase in UK Ferry Passengers and Increase in Cruises seen in 2013

Figures suggest 2013 was the year that people took to the high seas in their droves as both the UK ferry industry and the cruise industry in general saw an increase in passengers. Here in the UK the ferry industry showed growth across all its travel sectors. Figures show that there was an increase of 2.6% up to 38million passengers for 2013. It also showed all cars carried up 1.1% to 8.37million, and coaches up overall 4.1% to 158,470.

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UK Topping TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for Best B&B

For travel agencies, airlines, hoteliers B&B and holiday cottage owners TripAdvisor can make or break your business. The online review services for many will mean whether someone books somewhere or not as people go of reviews and ratings before booking. TripAdvisor in the past have been known for not doing enough to remove unfair and untrue, malicious reviews, causing false negative ratings. However positive reviews can really bolster a business, especially when somewhere makes the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards.

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