Top 5 Spooky Destinations to visit!

  • 23 Oct, 2015
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Fancy something a little scarier than a fluorescent jack-o’-lantern and fake blood this Halloween?

We have searched for the freakiest, scariest and weirdest locations from around the globe and have picked a few for a unique Halloween inspired getaway. Check out our Top 5 Spooky Destinations to visit! 

WARNING: Sofa cushions are not provided to hide behind on these trips.  And maybe pack something lighthearted to avoid any bad dreams. Oh also, be prepared for the lights to be out in certain destinations, and in most cases, your mum probably won’t be there to hold your hand. 

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7 reasons you should be talking about September Sun

  • 17 Sep, 2015
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September Sun Fly

Lounging in the sun, reading a book and taking a dip in the pool or the sea, sounds like your typical August holiday, right?

Think again!

September Sun is the new Summer Holiday! You can get great last minute deals and many locations throughout Europe still have amazing weather into September (well, when you compare it to the Great British Summer, anyway!). Flights don’t have to take forever which means you don’t have to eke out that last bit of annual leave to take a whole week off work – why not head out for a long weekend?

It may already be half way through September, but we have picked out our top locations that we reckon are good reasons for a cheeky late September getaway. You won’t regret booking those flights! Read More

Trains, dinos, and ice cream! The best museums for children

  • 14 May, 2015
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Children's Museums

There are two great events coming up – the International Day of Families on May 15th and International Museum Day is on May 18th, and so to celebrate these two worthy occasions we’ve put together our top 10 best museums for children, worldwide!

Museums might inspire a groan from the kids, but they really don’t have to be boring; in fact, at some of these museums you might have trouble getting them to leave!

Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

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Home of the largest model railway in the world, with 930 trains alone, this is a must-see for any train fan or indeed anyone who enjoys scale models in general. It is split into several areas, including Harz, Scandinavia, Hamburg, and the Knuffingen Airport. Read More

The best literary holidays around the world

  • 02 Mar, 2015
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Literary HolidaysIt’s World Book Day on the 5th March, and thousands of children across the country are dressing up as their favourite fictional character and clutching their £1 book tokens. However, the day is not just for kids, so we’ve decided to tempt all the bookworms out there with this list of book-inspired getaways!

Stieg’s Stockholm from The Millennium Trilogy

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy took the world by storm and now you can follow in the footsteps of its protagonists Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist with a trip to Stockholm. A walking tour takes you to some of the key locations from the book and ties these in with relevant local history. Take a break after all that walking at Mellqvists Kaffebar, both Stieg and Mikael’s café of choice, featured in the books! Read More

Top 10 Ski Resort Picks For Winter 2014/2015

  • 04 Nov, 2014
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Chair-lift at ski resort

Have you been to or seen the exciting Ski and Snowboard Show event at Earls Court this weekend just gone and are now raring to book your skiing holiday? With the peak ski season fast approaching, let’s take a look at some of the places that we think you should consider when booking. Whether you want to hop across the Channel to some of the great European resorts or venture a little further afield, we’ve got some great places to look at!

Courchevel, France

Courchevel in the French Alps is part of the popular Three Valleys, the largest linked ski area in the world. There are plenty of runs in Courchevel itself to keep you occupied, from beginner to experienced alike, but the whole Three Valleys area is so easily accessible that you quite literally have one of the largest skiing playgrounds on your doorstep!

Both Geneva and Lyon airports serve the resort, with Geneva being some 30 km closer. Flights to both Geneva and Lyon are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham and Manchester airports.

Courchevel hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics, and amongst many other activities you can also enjoy skating at the Olympic rink.

Chamonix, France

Not, perhaps, for the tranquil-seeking, crowd-adverse amongst us, Chamonix is a beautiful but bustling French resort below the impressive mountain of Mont Blanc in France. Its incredible slopes and tricky terrain has drawn skiers from around the world to seek out the thrills of these runs, but there is something for everyone, regardless of ability. It is unavoidable in Chamonix to experience some queues and waiting around, but there is a reason for this hubris, and it is evident in the quality of the skiing.

Similarly to Courchevel, the resort is accessed by Geneva and Lyon airports. Geneva is the closest of the two, being only 88km away, and benefits from a wide range of flights available from the UK. There is however, a direct TGV service to Chamonix from Lyon airport, despite the extra distance. Read More