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Top five things to do in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the UK’s favourite sunshine destinations all year round. With average temperatures that rarely dip below 20°C even during the winter, it’s no surprise that during January and February sun-starved Brits head for this jewel of an island to escape the winter blues. While you’re here, there’s plenty to do, including

By |September 18th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Zante’s best kept secrets

It may be one of the Greek Island’s best loved destinations, but dig a little deeper underneath the usual tourist trails and resorts, and you can still find Zante’s ancient past. From natural wonders to man-made marvels, any holiday to Zante should include some day trips out to discover some of the island’s best kept

By |September 12th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Fun family summer holiday ideas for 2017

When it’s cold and dark outside in the middle of winter, there’s nothing nicer than sitting down as a family and planning that  great summer holiday. Where should you and your family be heading off to in 2017 for a fun summer holiday? Fiesta time in Mexico If the kids are a little older and

By |September 12th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Where’s hot in September?

There’s no need to travel far to beat the September blues. Only a few hours flight time away from the UK are 5 sizzling hot beach destinations. Picture yourself with hot dog legs, cocktail in hand deciding what ice cream to eat next. Cookie Crumble, Chocolate Vanilla, or Fruit Sorbet?  Whatever you’re taste, style or

By |September 12th, 2016|Categories: Popular Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five sizzling beach destinations to beat the winter blues

If putting on another jumper or turning up the thermostat just isn’t warming you up this winter, then perhaps it’s time to head to sunnier shores for a couple of weeks. Normally, holiday adverts start after the Christmas break, but with providers trying to tempt customers in early this year, there are already plenty of

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Costa Blanca: a family destination

Over 120 miles of gorgeous coastline, family entertainment, welcoming hotels and friendly restaurants, is it any wonder the Costa Blanca is still one of the UK’s favourite Spanish destinations? 2017 looks like another bumper year for the ‘White Coast’, with millions of sun-starved Brits already booking winter breaks and Easter holidays to this family-friendly destination.

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

Ibiza: see a different side

The first word that springs to mind when you say Ibiza is ‘party’. This gorgeous island has a bit of a reputation as the party capital of Europe, and every year hundreds of thousands of ravers travel here for weeks of late night dancing, wild parties, and lots of beer. However, that’s just one side

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Which Canary Island are you?

So you’re booking your holiday and have decided on the Canary Islands. Can’t decide which one is right for you? Luckily, our simple quiz does all the hard work. Have a go, it’s really good fun! [playbuzz-item url="//www.playbuzz.com/jamesb63/which-canary-island-are-you" info="false" shares="true" comments="false" recommend="false"] What result did you get? Visit the Canary Island that's best for

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

Top five things to do in Cuba

Over two million visitors flock to Cuba every year, and it’s right at the top of travellers’ must-visit lists for 2017. Most holidaymakers tend to go for an All Inclusive resort holiday, but what about the rest of Cuba? There’s plenty to see and do if you get bored of lying on a sun lounger

By |August 27th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

5 Super Fun, Exciting Things to Do in Kos

Whether you’re a beach bum, water sport enthusiast or history buff, there’s plenty to keep you entertained on a holiday to Kos. The island has 20 golden beaches, 2000 years of fascinating history and numerous watersports and equestrian centres. For explorers, there’s even a live volcano you can stand in the middle of and feel

By |August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Destinations|0 Comments