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Navigating New York: 10 Accessible Attractions

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 Desiree Michels (May 25, 2018)  Short-but-sweet city breaks make excellent jam-packed holidays. For disabled travellers, however, navigating around a fast-moving city like New York can be daunting. Thankfully, the majority of the main tourist attractions in the Big Apple are wheelchair-friendly, making holidays for disabled tourists in New York both achievable and enjoyable. Here is a list of the top ten accessible .. (Travel)

Moving through Madrid: Accessible Sightseeing

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 Desiree Michels (May 25, 2018)  The historical city of Madrid does not have the best reputation when it comes to providing access for the disabled. Holidays here are full of culture and history, but they can also be dotted with snags and complications for wheelchair users. However, things are improving - slowly but surely! Here are my tips for wheelchair-using sightseers in Madrid: what to see and what to bear in .. (Travel)

Let Loose in Los Angeles: A Guide for Wheelchair Users

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 Desiree Michels (May 25, 2018)  There are some cities that get a reputation among disabled visitors for being particularly welcoming, accommodating and equipped to help wheelchair-using tourists enjoy their stay. Los Angeles is one of those excellent cities. Many of the most popular attractions are not only easily accessible, but offer complimentary wheelchairs, extensive disabled parking and more. When you’re .. (Travel)

Focus on Faro: Top Spots for Photography

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 Desiree Michels (May 23, 2018)  Focus on Faro: Top Spots for Photography Capital of the Algarve, the city of Faro and its surrounding area hold numerous fascinations for photography lovers. Positioned in a picturesque coastal spot, Faro is a stunning combination of cultural heritage and natural landscapes capable of extracting a longing sigh even from the most tough-hearted of observers. There are a plethora of .. (Travel)

An Architecture Aficionado’s Guide to Exploring Amsterdam

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 Desiree Michels (May 23, 2018)  An Architecture Aficionado’s Guide to Exploring Amsterdam Amsterdam, a city interspersed with tulips, canals, history and truly impressive architecture, is a source of more than a few gasps among visitors. Walk along the plainest of streets and you’ll chance upon Instagram-worthy historic houses leaning on various angles. Any architecture lover would be fascinated by the .. (Travel)

Take on Tignes: An Off-Piste Guide for Daredevils

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 Desiree Michels (May 23, 2018)  In addition to its wonderful runs and catered chalets, Tignes, which is part of the Espace Killy ski area in the French Alps, is well known for its diverse array of off-piste opportunities. If you’re up for the challenge there’s plenty to keep you in thrills! Safety First As always when straying off the beaten track, your first concern should be personal safety. Off-piste .. (Travel)

Sift for Vintage Treasures in the Marvellous Markets of Amsterdam

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 Desiree Michels (May 22, 2018)  Are you looking for a weekend break somewhere nearby, with vibrant culture and a lot of attractions to explore? Then why not book a holiday to Amsterdam? Airport transfer journeys are easy to arrange and flights are very affordable, which makes the city the perfect destination for travellers on a budget. In addition to the host of well-known attractions, one of the best things about .. (Travel)

Entertaining Your Little Monkeys in Family-Friendly Amsterdam

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 Desiree Michels (May 22, 2018)  Amsterdam may be best known for its adult entertainment, but the city is much more than the stereotype, and actually has a huge amount to offer kids. Before you book your flight and finalise your Amsterdam airport transfer to your accommodation, take a look at this list of some of the city’s best attractions for your young ones. ARTIS Royal Zoo Located in the leafy Plantage .. (Travel)

Visit the Homes and Museums of Amsterdam's Most Famous Faces

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 Desiree Michels (May 22, 2018)  Amsterdam is a cultural city teeming with history. From world-renowned artist Van Gogh to the WW2 diarist Anne Frank, this “Northern Venice” won’t fail to amaze. The Dutch capital is therefore the perfect European getaway for a weekend of historical splendour. The easiest way for visitors to reach Amsterdam is to fly, followed by a pre-booked airport taxi. Schiphol is .. (Travel)

Enjoy a Child’s Paradise in Sicily: Holidays for Families

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 Desiree Michels (May 21, 2018)  A family holiday should be exactly what it says: a wonderful treat for all the family. The trouble is that what you find relaxing, entertaining and revitalising may not be the same as your little ones. So the only way to ensure that your children come home from your next holiday feeling as refreshed, and with as many precious memories, as you is to make sure the hotel you choose has .. (Travel)

Discover the Ultimate Room With a Sea View

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 Desiree Michels (May 21, 2018)  Nothing beats waking up to the sound of gentle waves lapping, or pulling the curtains back in the morning to reveal an expanse of tranquil blue water. From ocean-side Bermuda accommodation to Crete’s most well-positioned hotel, here is my selection of the very best views from some of my very favourite beachfront hotels. All at Sea in Crete It’s hard to imagine a hotel with .. (Travel)

Tranquillity in the Tropics: Datai Langkawi Has it All

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 Desiree Michels (May 21, 2018)  In a world coming to terms with the huge problems associated with climate change, one resort in Malaysia is showing us the way forward for sustainable tourism. To stay in this hotel, designed by visionary architect Kerry Hill, is to experience a rainforest paradise like no other. The undulating curves and variety of patterns that adorn the building pay homage to the ancient Chinese and .. (Travel)

The Balmy Beaches of Benidorm: A Guide for Sun Seekers

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 Desiree Michels (May 18, 2018)  Benidorm is probably the most famous sunshine destination for English holidaymakers in Spain. Why? From nearby Alicante to Benidorm, this corner of south-east Spain has everything you could possibly want, whether that’s sunbathing or socialising, exploring or shopping. But there is one enduring reason for its fame that trumps all others: it’s those gleaming white sandy .. (Travel)

Amsterdam for Adrenaline Seekers (Yes, You Read That Right!)

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 Desiree Michels (May 18, 2018)  Although well-known for its cultural heritage and hazy brown cafes, Amsterdam has started to make a name for itself as a hotspot for adrenaline seekers. Make the most of this active revolution with cheap flights and a Shuttle Direct airport taxi – Schiphol is the number one best connected airport in the region to fly into Amsterdam this summer. Here are just a few of the awesome .. (Travel)

Be Brave in Benidorm: Hair-Raising Rides in Terra Mítica

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 Desiree Michels (May 18, 2018)  Benidorm’s enduring appeal as a great holiday destination comes from its versatility; it really does have something for absolutely everyone. The resort boasts stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and good food, skyscraper hotels that have become an established feature of the Costa Blanca skyline, and historic medieval districts in the old town. Tourists travelling from Alicante to . (Travel)

Making the Most of UK Study Tours to Durham Cathedral

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 Desiree Michels (May 14, 2018)  Steeped in British history and religious significance, Durham Cathedral is a great addition to the itinerary of UK study tours. Built in the twelfth century, this stunning Norman church offers an insight into medieval architecture and construction as well as the artisan trades of stained glass making and decorative design. History will come alive for students studying medieval life as .. (Travel)

Explore the Great Outdoors on a School Visit to the Isle of Wight

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 Desiree Michels (May 14, 2018)  Set in the English Channel just off the southern coast of England, the Isle of White – with its beautiful beaches littered with fossils and plenty of green spaces to explore – is the perfect spot for UK study tours focussing on the natural world. Your students will enjoy spending time in the great outdoors here, and with plenty of educational attractions highlighting the .. (Travel)

Discover Bram Stoker’s Whitby on UK Study Tours in Yorkshire

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 Desiree Michels (May 14, 2018)  For teachers introducing their pupils to Gothic literature on UK study tours, a visit to the town of Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast is a must. The setting for one of literature’s most famous Gothic novels, Whitby was the town Bram Stoker chose in which to bring his Transylvanian Count on to English soil. Students who have read the opening chapter of Stoker’s Dracula .. (Travel)

Make Blackpool Pleasure Beach Your Maths Classroom

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 Desiree Michels (May 11, 2018)  Some people still scoff at the educational importance of field trips and off-campus excursions. In the UK study tours focusing on all aspects of history and geography can be found around every corner and their benefits to a class curriculum have been proven. However, it can be difficult to find a suitable school trip that concentrates entirely on maths. So, how do you engage your .. (Travel)

Greece: A Food Lovers Paradise

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 Desiree Michels (May 11, 2018)  Any visitor to Greece confronts a barrage of cultural delights. Whether pondering the works of some of the world’s greatest philosophers or delighting in Corinthian architecture, Greece never fails to inspire. With the magnificence of all this culture it is easy to overlook Greece’s formidable cuisine. Although less well-known than its Italian neighbour, Greek food is a .. (Travel)

Adventure Holidays: What Travel Insurance Do I Need?

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 Desiree Michels (May 10, 2018)  For many travellers, the nature of a holiday break is changing. More and more of us are picking sea sports over sunbathing and hiking in the mountains over ambling round a busy town. This means the nature of holiday insurance is changing too. If you’re preparing for an adventure holiday this year, then you should consider what type of cover you’ll need. This article will .. (Travel)

Strap on Your Hiking Boots in Benidorm: A Trail Guide

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 Desiree Michels (May 10, 2018)  While the Mediterranean weather and sensational skyline make it a popular destination for sun seekers, Benidorm is often overlooked by adventurers. Little do they know that it’s an excellent base for hiking enthusiasts. Just look out of your window as you drive from Alicante Airport to Benidorm to witness the rocky range sheltering the city. Only half an hour’s drive away, .. (Travel)

Splash, Slide and Smile in Benidorm: A Guide to Aqualandia

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 Desiree Michels (May 10, 2018)  Benidorm has long been a fond favourite among British tourists. Wiht beautiful beaches, delicious Mediterranean food, plus an excellent choice of all-inclusive deals on offer, planning your summer holiday has never been simpler. As it’s only a short drive from Alicante Airport to Benidorm, this sun-soaked resort is the perfect destination for parents looking for some family fun in . (Travel)

Five Experiences That Should Make it onto Your Bucket List

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 Desiree Michels (May 09, 2018)  Are you assembling your travel bucket list? Here are a few of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that any adventurer needs to see. So grab your backpack and get ready to start trotting that globe. Volcanic Choices The first place that should feature on your bucket list is Iceland. A truly amazing landscape, Iceland is the most stark example of geology and geography in nature today. .. (Travel)

Bucket List Goals for Nature Loving Travellers

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 Desiree Michels (May 09, 2018)  Like many nature lovers, there are many experiences on my travel bucket list that involve animals. In my opinion, these creature-themed excursions should be at the top of any “Try Before I Die” list. Nature from Afar Ladakh, in India, is our first stop. With a large snow leopard count (almost 200), this is the best possible place to catch a glimpse of this extremely .. (Travel)

Awe-Inspiring Experiences for Bucket List Travellers

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 Desiree Michels (May 09, 2018)  Everyone’s travel ambitions are different, but there are some must-see sights and experiences around the globe that should surely take pride of place on any adventurer’s ultimate bucket list. Looking for some inspiration? Look no further. Grander than the Rest The Grand Canyon is a classic bucket list appearance, but have you ever considered viewing it from a different .. (Travel)

Kingston Lacy: Discover Dorset’s Unexpected Italian Mansion

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 Desiree Michels (May 08, 2018)  Considering a trip away somewhere in the UK? Looking to experience culture and the countryside? How about a Dorset weekend? Breaks like these are unparalleled for relaxation, historical entertainment, and rural adventure options, but there’s one thing you should make sure you don’t miss out on: Kingston Lacy. A Stunning Interior Kingston Lacy is a beautiful country mansion .. (Travel)

Regional Dorset Specialities to Try on Holiday: Part 2

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 Desiree Michels (May 08, 2018)  Do you love to try new food when you’re away on holiday? Are you intrigued bylocal specialities and impressed by the abundance of fresh ingredients in the different regions of the UK? If the answer is yes and you’re looking for ideas for your next self catering holiday, Dorset should be pretty high on your list. We’re lucky to have such a diverse national cuisine in .. (Travel)

Local Dorset Treats to Taste on Holiday: Part 1

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 Desiree Michels (May 08, 2018)  For lovers ofself catering holidays, Dorset is a wonderful destination. Fabulous scenery, reliable summer weather and deliciously intriguing local cuisine, this county has all the ingredients anyone could need for a self catering holiday to remember. One of the best parts of looking after yourself when it comes to wining and dining on your holiday ishaving the time to taste the .. (Travel)

A Luxurious Golfing Getaway at Villa Padierna Palace

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 Desiree Michels (May 04, 2018)  For any keen golfer considering luxury golf holidays, Spain’s Villa Padierna Palace should be at the top of the list. Located on the Costa del Sol, this stunning hotel has been designed and built with incredible attention to detail. From the striking exterior to the lavishly furnished interior, the opulent design stands in complete harmony with the comfortable and tranquil .. (Travel)

A World-Class Golf Resort with a Boutique Feel: Royal Obidos

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 Desiree Michels (May 04, 2018)  When you think of golf holidays, Portugal is one of the first countries that springs to mind. Boasting a number of quality courses, this popular Mediterranean destination is a winner for anyone who looks forward to their well-earned golfing break. The Royal Obidos Golf and Spa in Lisbon is definitely deserving of its regal name and, designed by Seve Ballesteros who described it as a .. (Travel)

Secret Golf Holidays: Portugal’s Little Known Northern Courses

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 Desiree Michels (May 04, 2018)  While the Algarve is widely considered to be an unbeatable destination for golf holidays, Portugal has far more to offer the seasoned golf enthusiast than its sun-drenched southern clubs. Venture a little further north and you will find several little-known courses set in lush natural surroundings. If you’re looking for something a bit different for your next trip, Porto and its .. (Travel)

Amendoeira: The Algarve's Ultimate Golfing Resort

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 Desiree Michels (April 27, 2018)  You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to golf in the Algarve. Golf holidays are hugely popular here, as there are 31 excellent courses to choose from, and the great weather and stunning natural surroundings certainly help! Whilst there are a few places that are worth checking out, the Amendoeira Golf Resort stands out, thanks to the two championship courses, the excellent .. (Travel)

Algarve Golf Holidays: 5 Great Destinations for a Luxury Break

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 Desiree Michels (April 27, 2018)  For those who like to tee off is warm weather and against spectacular backdrops, there are few places better than the Algarve. Golf holidays here can be a great way to escape the chilly weather of the UK, as they provide the opportunity to work on your game on 31 fantastic – and not to mention sunny – courses. Unsurprisingly, golf retreats in the Algarve are popular, but you . (Travel)

Amazing Animal Behaviour: The Tool Using Tuskfish

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 Desiree Michels (April 26, 2018)  That our world's wildlife is both remarkable and highly adaptable is no secret. But what's now only becoming clear with advances in our own technology is the scope of their physical and cognitive abilities. The amazing capabilities of our marine wildlife has recently been in the spotlight with the release of acclaimed naturalist Sir David Attenborough's latest nature documentary, the .. (Travel)

Dolphins: The Great Communicators of the Ocean

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 Desiree Michels (April 26, 2018)  The dolphin's intelligence, agility and playful behaviour continue to endear them to nature lovers the world over. Dolphin tours are among the most popular and sought after of all nature travel experiences, with the intriguing cetacean quite often appearing to be as curious about humans as we are of them. Certain places around the world have become particularly popular for professional . (Travel)

The Humpback Whale: An Acrobat of the Ocean

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 Desiree Michels (April 26, 2018)  The Humpback is one of the 11 species of baleen whales, found in virtually all the oceans of the world and migrating to tropical or subtropical waters to breed. As this is a marine animal that spends at least 90% of its time beneath the surface of the water, it's considered an absolute joy and a privilege to enjoy a sighting of one of these magnificent creatures. Embarking on a .. (Travel)

Stay Snug and Safe on the Slopes with These Skiing Gadgets

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 Desiree Michels (April 24, 2018)  Slope veterans and beginners alike can benefit from the latest skiing gadgets. You don’t have to replace your whole wardrobe, skis and snowboard; instead, just make a few additions and maximise your comfort on the mountainside. This guide focuses on the latest gadgets for keeping warm and on cutting-edge wearables that you should be on the lookout for in the coming ski season. .. (Travel)

Tips for Travellers: Turning Your Phone into the Ultimate Camera

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 Desiree Michels (April 24, 2018)  Holiday photography is a passion for many of us looking to capture our best experiences and share them with friends and family back home. Until recently, taking professional quality pictures required slogging heavy and expensive camera equipment around with you – a tedious and tiresome chore, as any amateur photographer will tell you! However, thanks to some nifty new gadgets, .. (Travel)

Drone Tips for Flying High on Your Travels

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 Desiree Michels (April 24, 2018)  The popularity of drones has exploded in recent years. As an awesome way to film or just have fun, taking your drone on holiday is the logical next step for lovers of the technology. However, flying an aerial vehicle in a distant part of the world is very different to flying it in your back garden, and there a few tips and rules that are handy to remember. These tips will help you to .. (Travel)

Newlywed Ideas: Our Top Three Hotels for Honeymoons

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 Desiree Michels (April 23, 2018)  Looking for honeymoon ideas after the exhilaration, stress and high-running emotions of saying ‘I do’? I recommend ihree of our most popular newlywed destinations: Croatia, Malta or Cyprus. They boast luxurious yet cosy hotels, romantic gourmet dining experiences and stunning settings. Better yet, these three resorts all strive to make your first trip as a married couple .. (Travel)

Carnivals and Celebrations: Our Favourite Fiestas in the Canaries

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 Desiree Michels (April 23, 2018)  Renowned for their lively ambiance, the Canary Islands are always an exciting tourist destination, from Grand Canaria to La Palma to Tenerife. Holidays during the festival season are the best, as this is the time of year when the isles are just bursting with life and colour. Here is some insight into three of the fiestas that are not to be missed. Corpus Christi in Gran Canaria Corpus . (Travel)

Beyond Niagara Falls: Discover the Town’s Local History and Wine

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 Desiree Michels (April 23, 2018)  It seems unnecessary to have to convince anyone that Niagara Falls is one of the most extraordinary natural sites on the planet. However, what most people who go on holidays in Canada don’t realise is that the falls are not the only attraction in the area. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a quaint nineteenth-century town on the border between America and Canada. Bursting with local charm, .. (Travel)

Icy Adventures in Tignes You Can Enjoy Without Skis

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2018)  If you want to make the most of your next ski holiday and cram it with excitement both on and off the slopes, Tignes in the French Alps may be just the place for you. Along with a range of excellent catered ski chalets, Tignes has much more to offer its guests than just skiing or snowboarding. Those looking for a little high-octane adventure will find plenty of entertainment on the .. (Travel)

Val Thorens: Why You Should Visit the World’s Best Ski Resort

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2018)  Perched high up in the renowned Three Valleys ski area, this resort is the highest not only in the valley region, but in the whole of Europe. Its lofty location means that panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks are a given and a beautiful blanket of snow cover is a near guarantee from November to May. With its breathtaking natural landscape and a welcoming .. (Travel)

Learn to Ski on the Superb Slopes of Val Thorens

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2018)  This award-winning resort is renowned for its majestic views and first class skiing. Located at 2300m altitude, it is quite literally the top skiing and snowboarding destination within the Three Valleys ski area. Boasting the accolade of a Famille Plus star for its commitment to family-friendly facilities, Val Thorens is a dream destination for a family holiday of a lifetime. .. (Travel)

Ski Like a Demon, Eat Like a Mountain Man!

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 Desiree Michels (April 19, 2018)  If you are an ardent skier with a soft spot for breathtaking alpine beauty, then this is certainly not the first time you have heard of the French Alps. Only there can you ski down the best pistes, admire some of the most picturesque views and spend your nights at the cosiest resorts offering catered chalets in the world. The thing with skiing and hiking in the mountains all day is .. (Travel)

Take your Ski Break to the Next Level of Luxury

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 Desiree Michels (April 19, 2018)  Skiing is not only an exciting winter break, but also a chance to have a romantic escape, snuggled up in cosy and secluded catered chalets set against drastic winter landscapes. As a short getaway, it is also the perfect option for a celebration, be it for an anniversary, a honeymoon, or simply a well-deserved break. Below are some ideas for taking your skiing holiday to the next level .. (Travel)

Maintain your Skis in Tip Top Condition

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 Desiree Michels (April 19, 2018)  Whether you're a once-a-year skier who books a catered chalet with a bunch of mates or a powderhound who chases the snow around the globe, if you've made the investment in your own equipment, it's vital you know how to look after it. Read on for my top tips on keeping your skis in perfect condition. Drying Off at the End of the Day After you’ve had an epic day on the slopes, .. (Travel)

School Trips to Mont Saint Michel: Straight Out of a Story Book

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 Desiree Michels (April 18, 2018)  There are many sights and places to explore on educational visits to Normandy, but none that plunge your students so completely into the area’s fascinating medieval history as a trip to Mont Saint Michel. The abbey and medieval village which grew up around it are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They have remained largely unchanged for centuries, highlighting architectural styles .. (Travel)




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