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WHAT'S IT LIKE AT FESTIVAL NO.6?

WHAT'S IT LIKE AT FESTIVAL NO.6?

Festival No 6 at Portmeirion is possibly Britain's most magical festival. Veteran of the festival, Steven Gill, tells us what it's like...

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We Go "Ready Camping" in Scotland...

We Go "Ready Camping" in Scotland...

Claire Donnelly goes with her family on a Ready Camp holiday to the shores of Loch Lomond.

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SWEET TREATS AT BODNANT COOKING SCHOOL...

SWEET TREATS AT BODNANT COOKING SCHOOL...

We're invited to afternoon tea at the Bodnant Welsh Cooking Centre, as long as we make our own cakes...

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TRAVEL GIFTS FOR MOTHER'S DAY

TRAVEL GIFTS FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Time to treat your mum with these great travel gift ideas for Mother's Day.

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TAKE THE BERNINA EXPRESS

TAKE THE BERNINA EXPRESS

The Bernina Express, a UNESCO World Heritage site, connects Italy with Switzerland across the Albula and Bernina passes, and is often considered to be the most scenic train journey in Europe. Simon Buckley joins the train at Tirano...

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EXTENDED BOOKING WITH VOYAGES SNCF

EXTENDED BOOKING WITH VOYAGES SNCF

Finally, extended booking for the summer holidays...

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Festival No 6 - Portmeirion

Festival No 6 - Portmeirion

Spend a long weekend in the magical kingdom of Portmeirion at Britain's best festival, the award winning Festival No 6...

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Halloween will soon be here. Here are 5 events that have caught our eye...

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TIPS TO AVOID TRAVEL SICKNESS

TIPS TO AVOID TRAVEL SICKNESS

If it’s as much about the journey as it is the destination, what do you do when your journeys are usually spent trying not to be sick?

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HOW TO AVOID THIS SPANISH TOLL ROAD MISERY...

HOW TO AVOID THIS SPANISH TOLL ROAD MISERY...

Learn the lesson from this Spanish toll booth mayhem...

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The Liberation Route

The Liberation Route

As Europe celebrates the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Flic Everett follows Holland’s own Liberation Route and discovers Operation Market Garden, A Bridge Too Far - and a sky filled with falling men.

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MY LOVE-HATE AFFAIR WITH FRANCE

MY LOVE-HATE AFFAIR WITH FRANCE

BEN HATCH, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ROAD TO ROUEN, THE STORY OF HIS FAMILY’S EPIC ROAD TRIP THROUGH FRANCE, EXPLAINS HIS LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION...

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HONEYMOON DISASTERS – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

HONEYMOON DISASTERS – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Bestselling author Janey Fraser explains what not to do on honeymoon- as she discovered when she researched her latest holiday read, After The Honeymoon.

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TEN THINGS FRANCE DOES BETTER THAN US

TEN THINGS FRANCE DOES BETTER THAN US

We may think we’re superior to the neighbours described by Homer Simpson as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.” But that doesn’t stop 17 million of us heading over there every year. Here’s ten things the French do better- and why.

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Roads That Glow In The Dark

Roads That Glow In The Dark

A new idea is being rolled out in Holland...

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Can I Take My Pet Abroad?

Can I Take My Pet Abroad?

Sometimes, you may want your pet to come on holiday with you. Here’s all you need to know about taking your pet abroad by road, rail and sea…

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THE SAN MARINO AND RIMINI RIVIERA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

THE SAN MARINO AND RIMINI RIVIERA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

Just a 45-minute drive from San Marino, close to the city of Rimini, is the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli where the San Marino Grand Prix takes place every year. 60,000 fans come to watch. Including our race-virgin Bibi Lynch.

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CONFESSIONS OF A BARCELONA VIRGIN

CONFESSIONS OF A BARCELONA VIRGIN

Jules May-Brown explores Spain’s most vibrant city for the first time- and meets some colourful locals…

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STENA LINE FERRY TO HOLLAND

STENA LINE FERRY TO HOLLAND

What is it like on a Stena Line ferry to Holland? Read our guide to find out....

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5 WAYS TO ENJOY A CITYBREAK WITH KIDS

5 WAYS TO ENJOY A CITYBREAK WITH KIDS

A citybreak is supposed to be romantic- a weekend spent lounging outside pavement cafes, sharing candlelit meals, strolling hand in hand round cultural monuments… so can you really enjoy a weekend in a glamorous European city with the kids in tow? Yes, you can- and here’s how.

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Ffestiniog Travel

Ffestiniog Travel

Ffestiniog Travel are our chosen partners for our bespoke rail holidays. Read more about them...

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HOW TO PROPOSE IN PARIS

HOW TO PROPOSE IN PARIS

Getting engaged in the city of love…  

Scatter the petals, dim the lights and strike up the violins- this is the story of what it’s really like to get engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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COMPETITION TIME!

COMPETITION TIME!

WIN! A SNOW ANGEL CASHMERE POM POM HAT WORTH £45!

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WHAT'S IT LIKE AT THE TOP OF THE JUNGFRAU?

WHAT'S IT LIKE AT THE TOP OF THE JUNGFRAU?

What's it really like at the top of the legendary Jungfrau? Flic Everett reveals that what happens at 3,500 metres stays at 3,500 metres.

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SLOW TRAIN TO SWITZERLAND

SLOW TRAIN TO SWITZERLAND

A new book traces the fascinating history of tourism in Switzerland, and follows Thomas Cooks' first customers as they set off to an unexplored land of snow, lakes and mountains.

In this extract, Slow Train To Switzerland author Diccon Bewes reflects on the diaries of a Victorian lady that inspired him to take the Slow Train to Switzerland, recreating Thomas Cook’s first-ever Conducted Tour in 1863…

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN SWITZERLAND

HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN SWITZERLAND

For many visitors, the first question is “is Switzerland expensive?” It can be, if you stay at top hotels and pay full price for travel - but with some cost-cutting and common sense, a trip to Switzerland can be brilliantly affordable. James Wilson from the Switzerland Travel Centre offers his insider tips for finding a Swiss bargain.

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JAMES BOND IN SWITZERLAND

JAMES BOND IN SWITZERLAND

Home to some of the world’s most dramatic (and dangerous) scenery, it’s no wonder so many Bond films have taken advantage of Switzerland’s glorious mountain peaks and sweeping passes for their visual thrills. Here’s how to follow in the Swiss footsteps of 007.

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THE 5 C'S OF SWITZERLAND

THE 5 C'S OF SWITZERLAND

THERE ARE PLENTY OF CLICHES ABOUT SWITZERLAND- AND THEY ALL BEGIN WITH C. BUT WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT CHOCOLATE, CHALETS, CHEESE, COWBELLS AND CUCKOO CLOCKS? ASKS FLIC EVERETT

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THE RIGHT CLOTHES TO PACK...

THE RIGHT CLOTHES TO PACK...

As the old saying goes, “there’s no such thing as the wrong weather- only the wrong clothes.” And Manchester-based “outdoor attire specialist” Lissom & Muster is the place to find the right outdoor wear.

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THE 5 BEST TRAIN JOURNEYS IN SWITZERLAND

THE 5 BEST TRAIN JOURNEYS IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is home to the world's most beautiful rail journeys. Here's our pick of the very best.

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