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A guide to packing for your holiday

If you are planning to travel over the next few months, you will, we imagine, be taking a suitcase, that includes the increasing numbers that take hand luggage only. Now of course if you are venturing into a naturalist retreat, you may not be packing a lot of clothing, but as most people are not, we share with you some tips about the best way to pack a suitcase like a pro does.


Four great things to see in Athens on a budget

Athens is a magnificent city and like many other places you do not have to spend a small fortune to enjoy the city. Many choose a small hotel at the cheaper end of the market and then prefer to enjoy high end cuisine, naturally this may mean having to compromise on sightseeing, but that does not mean missing out on the culture of the place.

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Family attractions for the Easter holidays 2015

Two things stand out in this country of ours, we have to help to keep our children happy and occupied during the school holidays and we are lucky in this country that we have an abundance from which to choose. Naturally a lot depends on which part of the Island you live in or which part you may decide to go away to, but there is sure to be something. There are so many we thought that we would just list five of the very many and these are chosen across a broad age range. (more…)


Some very timely advice about passport renewals

With ever the ever increasing threats from bombers and terrorists, particularly since the events at the World Trade complex in New York on September 11, 2001, security in all countries has been tightened up. At one time if your passport had expired all you had to do was to go to the Post Office and use a visitor passport which was valid for many countries particularly European resorts.

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Our top five European City breaks for 2015

With so much culture just on our doorstep in Europe and with travel to the continent becoming almost as easy as commuting to work, a whole new world is waiting a few short hours away. Picking just five from the many proved to be a difficult task, but here are our suggestions for a city break this year. (more…)

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New Indian visa rules require British tourists to provide fingerprints

Tour operators in this country are concerned that India has tightened up rules governing the granting if a visa to visit the country, British visitors will now have to give fingerprints at one of 14 centres around the country. To many this has come as a complete surprise as India had simplified its visa process for tourists from other countries, which included Australia, Germany, Finland, Japan and New Zealand, they are allowed to get a visa on arrival.


Five British museums to visit with the kids

There is one thing that we in the UK can be rightly proud of and that is we have some of the very best museums in the world. With half term upon us and the Easter and summer breaks not all that far away, a museum is a great place to entertain kids at these times, whether your kids are into trains, football, art or history, there will be a museum suitable, many with interactive exhibits. (more…)

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Five top travel destinations for 2015

Trying to pick just five top places to see during 2015 is nearly an impossible task with so many must see destinations. However, we are putting forward our five choices, two long hauls and three European.

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Unforgettably romantic UK breaks

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, what could be more romantic than choosing a break in one of the UK’s romantic places and there are plenty of those from which to choose. Whether it is a quaint country village, one of the many historic attractions, or the hills and walking trails which abound.

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Scotland’s ski slopes mobbed over the weekend

Following on from a huge dump of snow and freezing temperatures, conditions in the Scottish ski resorts were great and as a result some of the resorts were inundated with skiers, particularly Glencoe, where police had to be called as motorists had blocked the main A82 road between Fort William and Glasgow.

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Blue Monday is approaching – time to book your holiday!

It is referred to as “blue Monday” January 26th which is the day which it is said is the most miserable of the year! Well that surely has to be the day that we should get out those brochures, or get online and book ourselves a nice holiday for the summer months.

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