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Romantic Dream Getaways

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Ok, so I’ve learned a thing or two about our loyal readers and customers after plowing through some of the recent ‘Perfect Holiday’ contest entries…

Namely that you are a bunch of sappy romantics!

Seriously, though, we’ve received some descriptive and inspiring responses to our call for entries (to win a £500 isango! voucher), many of which I will posting on [...] Continue Reading…

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More than 2m Brits escaping this weekend

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With the majority of schools breaking up today (July 18th), this weekend is expected to see more than two million Britons heading overseas, the Association for British Travel Agents (Abta) has said. Despite the strength of the euro, Spain is expected to remain popular, along with France, Malta and the Caribbean.However the biggest growth of all has been recorded [...] Continue Reading…

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Parliamentary Special Train in New Zealand

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From August 6th to 8th, visitors to New Zealand looking for historic entertainment can find just that.

To commemorate the centenary of the North Island Main Trunk, there will be a re-enactment of the Parliamentary Special.

Organised by rail operator ONTRACK, the train re-enacts the first passenger rail service between Wellington and Auckland when 44 parliamentarians travelled to see the visiting [...] Continue Reading…

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Survey reveals where Brits want to go before ”kicking the bucket”

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A new survey reveals where exactly in the world Britons want to travel to before they ”kick the bucket”. The number one response was the Grand Canyon, followed by the Pyramids in Giza and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Two Canadian destinations came in at number four and five – Niagara Falls and the Canadian Rockies. These were [...] Continue Reading…

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New musicals to hit Broadway next year

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A musical based on the 1980 film Nine to Five is set to open on Broadway on April 23rd next year, following a short run in Los Angeles this September.

Country star Dolly Parton – who received an Oscar for the title song – starred in the original film with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

The musical, about three colleagues who [...] Continue Reading…

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Snacking banned at monuments in Rome

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Rome City Hall has banned snacking near its famous monuments in the city”s historical centre, according to reports.

A £40 fine will be slapped on those who violate the ban which runs until the end of October, the Associated Press said.

Officials told the news agency they want to preserve artistic treasures and decorum in a city that has millions of [...] Continue Reading…

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Innocent Village Fete in London

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On the weekend of August 2nd and 3rd, head to Regent’s Park to enjoy live music and plenty of food and drink at the Innocent Village Fete.

This festival is full of fun and entertainment – enjoy performances by The James Taylor Quartet, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and many more, or laugh along with the many comedians and [...] Continue Reading…

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Cape Town is designated a ”must see” city

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Cape Town has achieved a continental first by becoming the first city in Africa to feature in the National Geographic Traveler Magazine”s Places of a Lifetime website. Showcasing 50 of the world’s top destinations, National Geographic”s Places of a Lifetime website lists the top destinations in the world that no self respecting traveller should miss.National Geographic asks: "What”s not [...] Continue Reading…

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Cape Town is designated a ”must see” city

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Cape Town has achieved a continental first by becoming the first city in Africa to feature in the National Geographic Traveler Magazine”s Places of a Lifetime website. Showcasing 50 of the world’s top destinations, National Geographic”s Places of a Lifetime website lists the top destinations in the world that no self respecting traveller should miss.National Geographic asks: "What”s not [...] Continue Reading…

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Chariot racing could return to Rome

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Many visitors to Rome hope to experience some of the ancient culture that has made the eternal city famous – however, few would expect to catch a full-blown chariot race.

But that”s exactly what could be on offer as the historical society Vadis Al Maximo hopes to stage a major chariot race event next year.

Speakung to ANSA, Vadis Al Maximo [...] Continue Reading…

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