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sicily bay view
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By Guest blogger
On: 1st June, 2015

Stylish Luxury Family Holidays in Sicily

  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Having been lucky enough to travel throughout Europe with my job, I do sometimes worry that the "wow" factor will be lost on me. Truth be told, sometimes it does all blur into a haze of delectable food and crazily comfortable pillows. Sicily however, was rather different. It isn't the…

algarve portimao beach
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By Guest blogger
On: 14th May, 2015

Portugal: Abandon Your Misconceptions

  • Portugal
  • The Alentejo
  • Porto & the Douro Valley
  • Lisbon

The first time I went to Portugal I was 16 and on my first holiday with friends; giddy at the prospect of having no adults around, we spent the week lying by the pool, getting horrifically sunburnt and drinking strawberry vodka lemonades (we thought we were the height of sophistication).…

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By Guest blogger
On: 27th April, 2015

Four Must-See Mauritius Nature Spots

  • Indian Ocean
  • Mauritius

Thoughts of Mauritius conjure up hazy images of palm-fringed horizons, sipping from fresh coconuts on vast expanses of white sand, dips in the warm, crystal-clear sea: every sun-worshipper's dream. This Indian Ocean hideaway, however, has a wealth of possibilities on offer those who risk…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 31st October, 2014

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

  • UK

As it is Halloween and there are plenty of pumpkins about, don't waste your pumpkin carving leftovers - wow your dinner guests with a pumpkin soup instead.

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 9th September, 2014

Australia Holidays: From Kangaroo Island to the Great Barrier Reef

  • Australasia
  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays

A holiday in Australia will never be a quick trip for us Brits, with its 24 hour journey time, but it is certainly a country I would recommend pencilling in on your bucket list. I have just returned from a two week trip to this amazing country and, although I would recommend spending a…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 29th July, 2014

A Moroccan Adventure: Experiencing Magical Marrakech

  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Marrakech

Africa experts Louise and Fiona have recently returned from Morocco, where they sought out the best places to go, things to see and hotels to stay in. In the first in a series of blogs, Louise shares her magical Marrakech experience.

Hollywood in California
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By Guest blogger
On: 6th July, 2014

Seeing Southern California

  • USA
  • California

'I suddenly realized I was in California. Warm, palmy air - air you can kiss - and palms.' Although Jack Kerouac's On the Road didn't impress me, he did a pretty good job at describing what it feels like to arrive in Southern California.

View of vineyard in Tuscany
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By Guest blogger
On: 29th June, 2014

Tuscany: A Romantic Paradise To Render Every Jane Austen Novel Obsolete

  • Italy
  • Tuscany

Claudia has just returned from beautiful Tuscany where she's been revelling in the glory of rolling hills, romantic settings and stunning hotels. Not jealous at all. Not even a little...

zimbabwe canoe
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By Guest blogger
On: 3rd June, 2014

Zimbabwe is Back!

  • Zimbabwe

"Zimbabwe is back!" says my guide Michael, with a huge grin. And his message was echoed just as brightly by every Zimbabwean I met on my 10 day trip of this beautiful country. And judging by all the visitors I saw, it seems it is indeed back. On the tourist map at least.

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By Guest blogger
On: 26th May, 2014

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

  • Greece
  • Mykonos

Flora has recently returned from a spot of island hopping in Greece; tirelessly researching all the very best hotels, beaches, views and restaurants... poor her! This is the first in a three-part series in which Flora explores the beautiful Mykonos.