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Travel news contributor and beach holiday enthusiast. Get in touch at james.barnett@thomascookonline.com

11 Awesome Waterparks in Europe

Nothing say’s ‘holiday’ more than sunshine, ice cream and waterparks and I’ve found 11 of the wildest ones in Europe. Imagine yourself swirling down a waterslide, swimming through the wave pool and then chilling out on a cruise down the lazy river. These 11 awesome waterparks just made your next summer holiday even better.

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: Popular Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Europe’s top five waterpark holidays

If there’s one thing that kids love when they’re on holiday, it’s a trip to a waterpark. If you love messing about in the water but, you need a break from the beach, waterparks are a great option for a fun family day out. There some amazing deals on family holidays for 2017 right now,

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Spain’s secret Costa

While you may already be familiar with Spain’s main Costas, there are plenty of other gorgeous stretches of coastline that are a little off the usual tourist trails. 2017 looks like it’s going to be another bumper year for Spanish family and beach holidays for UK travellers, but rather than dealing with crowded Costas, why

By |October 11th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

11 Signs That You Desperately Need Another Holiday

Do you find yourself day dreaming about a holiday on a sunny beach?  It’s easy to see why. Holidays bring fun and happiness with a once a year treat creating once in a lifetime memories. There’s no better place to spend quality family time than in a hotel by the beach with all your favourite

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top five things to do in Sunny Beach Bulgaria

Bulgaria has become a major tourist spot in the last ten years, and one of the top destinations in the country is the aptly named Sunny Beach. There’s much more than just sun, sea and sand to this family favourite holiday spot, and in 2017 there’ll be even more to enjoy as more entertainment options

By |October 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Best Apps for a Stress-Free Summer Holiday

Your flights are booked, your bags are packed and you’re on your way to some exotic location. Unfortunately, that much-awaited summer holiday won’t always go as smoothly as you’d like. Whether it’s difficulties navigating a new location, having to deal with unexpected weather conditions, missing out on the best sight-seeing or simply misplacing your travel

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Island hopping in the Canaries

With seven islands to choose from, each with its own unique personality, why pick just one for your Canary Islands holiday in 2017? Island hopping isn’t just something you do in the Greek Islands, you can do it here too. Ferries and planes run between the islands all year round, so it’s easy to spend

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Snapchat launches sunglasses with camera

What if you could take your holiday snaps without having to carry your phone around? What if rather than packing a camera, you packed a pair of sunglasses that can take a video of anything you look at? That’s exactly what internet giant Snapchat has done with the launch of their ‘Spectacle’, a pair of

By |September 25th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Beach destinations for Pokémon Go

It’s the craze that just won’t quit, and Pokémon Go looks set to keep on going right into 2017. If you’re addicted to finding Pikachu but can’t resist the call of a soft, sandy beach and crystal clear blue water, why not combine the two? Find out where you can ‘catch them all’ and catch

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Tempted by Fuerteventura?

Fantastic beaches, glorious sunshine and some of the best surfing spots in the world make Fuerteventura an unmissable beach holiday destination. Throw in some tasty local cuisine, a treasure hunt and the entertaining Oasis National Park and you’re beginning to get a taste of a Fuerteventura holiday. Check out my favourite things to do in

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments