• It’s Munch Time!

    by  • August 27, 2015

    A Trio of Upcoming Exhibitions in Amsterdam, Vienna & Madrid Complement Permanent Homages to Edvard Munch in Oslo & Zurich. It’s not often that I write about the artist, Edvard Munch and yet coming up over the next couple of months are a trio of exhibitions across Europe devoted to this famous Norwegian Expressionist painter....

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    A September Summary

    by  • August 26, 2015

    From film festivals and car shows to centuries-old cultural events, here’s a snapshot of what’s on in September across Europe. As we prepare to say goodbye to summer (‘what summer?’ I hear you cry!) and autumn fast approaches, there’s still plenty of events and offerings taking place across Europe, perfect for combining with a...

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    Condé Nast Traveler’s Friendliest Cities for 2015

    by  • August 19, 2015

    Dublin, Kraków, Bruges, Edinburgh, Budapest and Reykjavik Voted in the Top 10. The luxury American travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, recently published the results of its third annual Reader’s Choice Survey awards, as voted for by tens of thousands of its US readership. One of the polls to catch my eye was its top...

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    Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Destinations

    by  • August 18, 2015

    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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    The Blue Mosque of Istanbul – a City Break Essential

    by  • August 12, 2015

    Images of Istanbul Adorn the Silver Screen. When watching a film, as well as the story depicted on the big screen, I’m always interested in finding out more about the movie locations used as backdrops to some of cinema’s most successful releases. And last night’s film choice was no exception: The Water Diviner, Russell...

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    A Taste of Luxury……

    by  • August 9, 2015

    What better than a luxury spa break for a totally relaxing holiday! It’s certainly possible to combine a top quality spa break with a visit to one of Europe’s many fascinating cities. Such a holiday sounds like a perfect treat and if taken during the quieter months between November and March it doesn’t have...

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    #DalíMeetsDante: An Exhibition in Florence

    by  • August 5, 2015

    A Florence City Break with a Surrealist Twist. Chances are you may not have realised that 2015 marks the 750th anniversary of the birthday of Dante Alighieri, the world-renowned Florentine poet, he of the Divine Comedy fame. And if you happen to be city breaking in fabulous Florence over the next few weeks, you’ll...

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    Belfast is Booming as a City Break Destination

    by  • August 2, 2015

    The city of Belfast has come a long way since the days of “The Troubles” There are plenty of reasons to visit Belfast. The city is easily explored on foot, allowing you to wander through the streets, admiring historic city buildings as well as diving into the various local shops. There is also a...

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    Give Valencia a Try……..

    by  • July 30, 2015

    New flights announced by British Airways will link London Gatwick with Spain’s 3rd city The direct route from Gatwick to Valencia begins on November 6th, with four flights a week, increasing to six a week by summer 2016. Valencia is eclipsed by its better known rivals Madrid and Barcelona in the city break stakes,...

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    Paris – the Perfect City Break Introduction for Children

    by  • July 29, 2015

    Indoors and Outdoors, Paris Offers a Magical Summer Holiday Adventure for all the Family. With the summer holidays now well underway, you might already be wondering how you’re going to survive the remaining few weeks, especially if the weather doesn’t make a swift improvement! If you’re looking for an easily-accessible change of scene for...

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