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    Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Destinations

    by  • August 18, 2015 • Alhambra, Barcelona, City Breaks, Granada, Istanbul, Rome

    From Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor to the Coliseum in Rome, Lonely Planet Publishes its 500 Best Places on the Planet. There’s much talk in the travel world this afternoon about Lonely Planet’s grand unveiling of its latest book “Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet… Ranked”. This new and essential travel guide, billed...

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    Which City will be Crowned Europe’s Best Destination in 2015?

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Top 10, Vienna, Zagreb

    From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 20 European cities fight it out for the coveted title of European Best Destination. Voting is currently underway to decide which city is the ‘European Best Destination’ in 2015, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in Europe with tourist...

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    Condé Nast Traveller Reader Travel Awards 2014 – Top 20 Cities

    by  • November 30, 2014 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Florence, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Paris, Rome, Venice

    New York, Paris and Venice take the top three slots in this year’s customer satisfaction poll. It’s that time of year when polls are published and awards are in full flow, congratulating and celebrating the hotels, spas, cities and countries that have hit the high notes in the 2014 holiday season. I recently blogged...

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    Discover Istanbul…

    by  • September 24, 2014 • City Breaks, Istanbul

    The only city on the planet to straddle two continents, Istanbul truly is a unique city crammed with colour, complexity and contradictions from both Europe and Asia. Visit the stunning Sultanahmet Mosque, haggle for carpets in the Grand Bazaar or try one of the many tempting dishes in the vast selection of trendy and...

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    Rome & Istanbul from only £699pp

    by  • January 28, 2014 • City Breaks, Istanbul, Rome

    Trace the roots of western civilization through the classical treasures of Rome & Istanbul and experience the history, culture, religion and art that have shaped our world. Rome needs little introduction. Explore the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps of just lose yourself in a...

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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    Istanbul – a Blockbuster Backdrop

    by  • August 7, 2013 • City Breaks, Film, Istanbul • 0 Comments

    One of my favourite films this year has to be Argo, Ben Affleck’s multi-award-winning thriller telling the story of the rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. And yet given Iran’s fractured relationship with the western world, it probably comes as no surprise to learn that much of...

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    A Gastronome’s Delight – Part II

    by  • August 2, 2013 • Barcelona, Bologna, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Festivals, Food & Drink, Istanbul • 0 Comments

    A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at the cities of Paris, Lyon, Brussels and Rome, each enjoying a richly-deserved reputation as some of Europe’s most prominent culinary capitals. This week, we focus on a further four cities renowned for their gastronomic prowess: Barcelona, Istanbul, Copenhagen and Bologna. Barcelona Without doubt, Barcelona...

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    The Best City Break Destinations in Europe

    by  • June 11, 2013 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Boston, Bruges, Budapest, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Florence, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Naples, New York, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw • 0 Comments

    Ubiquitous amongst travel professionals and holiday makers alike, Trip Advisor has just published the long-awaited resulted of the Travellers’ Choice survey for 2013 with some perennial favourites and a couple of surprise additions topping the polls amongst those who took part. How many have you been lucky enough to visit and which still sit...

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