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  • The magic of Southern Europe

    The magic of Southern Europe

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    16 November 2017

    Azure coastlines of sparkling beauty on the French Riviera, the dusky allure of Spanish Andalucía’s golden cities and the timeless romance of Italy’s Amalfi Coast

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  • Whitby’s Gothic Heritage

    Whitby’s Gothic Heritage

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    25 October 2017

    Picture the scene: a typical, seaside town. Perhaps in the witching hour of 3am. It is a damp, cold night, the mists of the coast are swirling up around you, chilling you to the bone. There is not a soul to be seen in the streets, and only the rustlings of nocturnal creatures and the gentle crashing of waves upon the shores disturb the silence that has otherwise pervaded the town.

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  • The merry buzz of the Christmas market

    The merry buzz of the Christmas market

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    19 October 2017

    Nothing quite shouts Christmas quite like Christmas markets. Lit up by the warm glow of red, green and gold lights, these rambling bustles of festive activity embrace the best parts of the most wonderful time of the year, celebrating everything and anything of a yuletide nature.

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  • Wild Switzerland

    Wild Switzerland

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    13 October 2017

    If you thought that Switzerland was nothing but top-secret bank accounts, luxurious chocolate and Alpine mountains, then have no fear, we’re on hand to put the record straight.

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  • Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Alps

    Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Alps

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    27 September 2017

    The Alps are an icon of Switzerland, and though this range of famous peaks stretches across several nations, it's often on a Swiss adventure travellers will consider exploring the mountains. Mountain holidays have become popular in recent years, with both summer and winter travellers choosing to soak up the scenery that Switzerland is justly famous for.

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  • The transforming magic of a special event

    The transforming magic of a special event

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    21 September 2017

    While in almost every holiday the destination is the attraction in itself, there is nothing that truly gives as much of an insight into the culture and people of that destination than experiencing a special event.

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  • Discover Sweden

    Discover Sweden

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    14 September 2017

    Put all chocolate box impressions of Sweden to one side: the notion of a gentle dusting of snow across a smattering of cabins is a lie.

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  • Iconic trains through history

    Iconic trains through history

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    1 September 2017

    From modern masterpieces travelling faster than anything else on land, to heritage locomotives that get you from A to B in sumptuous style, there have been countless trains throughout the decades that have won the hearts and minds of their passengers, and we thought we’d share with you our top contenders, in no particular order!

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  • Top 10 Facts About Venice

    Top 10 Facts About Venice

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    23 August 2017

    The incomparable 'Floating City' of Venice is many things: iconic; ancient; unique in a multitude of ways. Yet, there are many intriguing facts about the unmistakable city on the lagoon that are rarely spoken beyond its canals. Today, we're taking a sneak peek at some of the secrets of Venice, with a list of our Top 10 favourites.

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  • Train Films

    Train Films

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    17 August 2017

    With the unique iconography, the rosy nostalgia and the inherent romance, rail travel and trains have long been a deep well of inspiration for the cinematic industry. From Bond to Potter, Wes Anderson to Alfred Hitchcock, all manner of trains have appeared in all kinds of film including thrillers, romances and comedies. In a difficult list to compile and with minor spoilers for some films, here are our favourite film scenes featuring trains and railways:

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  • Jersey

    Jersey

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    16 August 2017

    100 miles away from the iconic white cliffs of Dover across the English Channel, lies the oft forgotten archipelago of the Channel Islands. While still officially British territories, they are closer to France than their mother country, floating just fourteen or so miles off the historic beaches of Normandy. The very nature of its geography reveals part of why it isn’t as popular a holiday destination as somewhere such as Cornwall; with its official title as the UK’s sunniest destination (even though it isn’t officially part of the UK), you’d think it’d be swarming with adventurous staycationers, but no.

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