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Save the Date: 3 Super Summer Festivals in Amsterdam

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 Desiree Michels (June 28, 2018)  After landing at Amsterdam airport transport yourself to the hedonistic world of the Dutch festival scene which can be as wild and wonderful or as serene as you choose it to be. The city in the summer is an ideal ‘quick getaway’ destination with flights from the UK only taking around 2 hours. Once you arrive you’ll find a city buzzing with excitement and embracing the .. (Travel)

Follow Your Nose to Barcelona’s Quirkiest Cafes

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 Desiree Michels (June 28, 2018)  Your first cup of coffee may be a little disappointing but don’t base your opinion on the basic brews you’ll find at Barcelona airport. Transfers from Spain’s busiest airport can whisk you away to a better cup in the blink of an eye! Spanish coffee has traditionally been regarded as rather basic and lacking any real personality. It has been generally viewed almost as a . (Travel)

Keep the Kids Happy on a Family Holiday in Barcelona

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 Desiree Michels (June 27, 2018)  Barcelona is a friendly, hospitable city, with something to offer everyone. From historical and architectural marvels, the best in food, art and music, and an indefinable bustling beachside vibe that carries you along with it, you can’t help having fun here. It’s never easy travelling with children, but Barcelona has a set of attractions that are diverse enough to keep the .. (Travel)

Follow the Beat: Barcelona’s Best Techno Music Venues

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 Desiree Michels (June 27, 2018)  Barcelona is known the world over for its club culture. The whole laid-back vibe of the city seems set up for dance music to thrive, with all-night parties all over the city, and world-renowned DJs and bands making regular stopovers in the Catalan capital. This means an incredibly competitive marketplace for new clubs, and a wealth of options if you’re in town in search of a good .. (Travel)

Peddle Power from Palma to Pollensa: Cycling in Mallorca

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 Desiree Michels (June 19, 2018)  One of the great things about Mallorca as a holiday destination is its versatility – the Mediterranean island really does have something for everybody. Its cycling opportunities are particularly good; the island offers services and routes for casual users, but the real pay-off is for those of an intermediate or advanced fitness level. The breadth of route type for such a small .. (Travel)

5 Reasons to Plan a Family Adventure to Mallorca This Summer

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 Desiree Michels (June 19, 2018)  There are many exciting family activities to do from the moment you touch down at Mallorca airport. Transfer from biking to sailing to wildlife spotting: everything is in place for the holiday of a childhood. Here are five great locations to aim for if you’re planning a couple of weeks out with the kids. S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park We start with a beautiful natural .. (Travel)

Packing Hacks for Stress Free Family Holidays

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 Desiree Michels (June 19, 2018)  You’ve decided on your destination, booked your flights, picked your accommodation and got yourself some cheap family travel insurance. looks like the only thing you’ve got left to do is the p-word: Pack. Although many dread it and procrastinate and throw their suitcases out the window in frustration because the 25kg weight rule airlines have is impossible to comply with, .. (Travel)

Global Budget Beaters: 3 Affordable Travel Destinations

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 Desiree Michels (June 18, 2018)  As backpacking has grown in popularity, it seems to have become more expensive, but seeing the world doesn’t have to cost the Earth. Some of the most unique experiences can be had, not by spending huge sums of money, but by encountering fascinating cultures with friendship and respect. Some think that travelling on a budget is dull and restrictive, but this is far from the truth. . (Travel)

5 Hot Backpacking Destinations you Don’t Want to Miss

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 Desiree Michels (June 18, 2018)  For backpackers just setting out, the world is your oyster. There are so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit, many wish they could continue travelling forever. Every few years there are a number of backpacker destinations that become the new ‘hot’ spots for young wanderers to visit. Some of these popular spots have seen massive growth over the last couple of .. (Travel)

4 Season Surfing Safari Around the Globe

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 Desiree Michels (June 18, 2018)  Most surfers have their favourite spots: the beaches they know like the back of their hands. However, surfing in different locations offers new challenges, as well as unique opportunities to improve, meet like-minded people and have unforgettable experiences. To make the most out of what our oceans have to offer, why not take several trips throughout the year all over the world? .. (Travel)

Top Tips for Travelling in Europe with Children

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 Desiree Michels (June 15, 2018)  For even the most experienced travellers, adding children into the mix can make it a whole new ballgame. You have to do a lot more preparation, budget much more carefully (thank God for cheap family travel insurance) and be far more aware of your surroundings once you’re actually abroad. These helpful tips and tricks will make all that planning a snap – and before you know .. (Travel)

Doing Dublin With the Kids in Tow

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 Desiree Michels (June 15, 2018)  I officially dub Dublin child-friendly. ‘But Ireland and drinking are synonymous!’ you may very well say. Of course, the Irish definitely love a good Guinness, but there are more than a few activities completely suitable for children. In fact, Dublin is a great destination for families with youngsters because the flight time from England is so short. Once you’ve got .. (Travel)

6 Places in Europe You’ve Never Heard Of!

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 Desiree Michels (June 15, 2018)  You’ve seen it all. Paris. Rome. Milan. Berlin. It’s all been done. You’re absolutely sure you’ve explored every last corner of Europe. You’re desolate and depressed – and in luck. I’ve scoured the globe and found six secret spots that most people have never even heard of. Now, you can happily continue on your whirlwind European adventures, free . (Travel)

5 Barcelona Attractions for the Hard of Hearing

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 Desiree Michels (June 14, 2018)  Putting together holidays for disabled people can oftentimes be difficult to do. You want to find appropriate and inclusive activities that are still a whole lot of fun. Barcelona is great place for anyone to travel to, especially if they happen to be hard of hearing. With all the wonderful and colourful visuals, there are endless things to see and do in this sunny Spanish country .. (Travel)

No Barrier Shopping: Barcelona Markets for Disabled Travellers

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 Desiree Michels (June 14, 2018)  Planning holidays for disabled travellers can sometimes be a bit difficult – not everything is made for those with special needs. Some of the things any holidaymaker looks forward to the most when going on their travels are relaxing on a beach and, of course, shopping – why not spend some time (and money) at these great markets in Barcelona? Not only are they historic, but .. (Travel)

5 Great Beaches for Disabled Access in Costa del Sol

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 Desiree Michels (June 14, 2018)  For those who are disabled, holidays often take a lot of research and planning. You want to make sure the places you’re visiting have all the right features and facilities you need so that you can have the best time possible. Luckily, Costa del Sol not only ticks off your relaxation requirement, it also has a high number of beaches that are sensitive to the needs of the disabled. .. (Travel)

Sun and Scuba: The Best Dive Sites in Mallorca

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 Desiree Michels (June 13, 2018)  Diving is one of the most fascinating, well regarded and serenely beautiful activities that can fulfil the most ardent desires of adventurous holidaymakers. Mallorca is one of the best places to enjoy that. Mostly located in the west and south-east parts of Mallorca are sumptuous underwater areas. These are six of the best sites. And they’re great for both experienced .. (Travel)

Connect with the Culture of Malta in Mellieha

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 Desiree Michels (June 13, 2018)  If you’re looking for a beautiful, picturesque spot for your holiday, the village of Mellieha is the perfect place for you. This quiet yet cultured area of Malta overlooks the sandy beach of Mellieha Bay, making for beautiful views throughout your holiday. With fabulous accommodation options, village festivals to attend, and ferries to Gozo and Comino (these are easily accessible . (Travel)

Maltese Holiday Escapes: Bring the Kids to Bugibba

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 Desiree Michels (June 13, 2018)  It’s no surprise that Bugibba is known as one of the most popular tourist spots in St Paul’s Bay. The resort offers everything you’ll need for your perfect family holiday including watersports, beaches, and plenty of child-friendly restaurant options. Bugibba is packed with excitement, adventure and fun; with an easy Malta airport transfer to take you straight there, .. (Travel)

Big, Bold and Beautiful: The Magnificent Bengal Tiger

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 Desiree Michels (June 11, 2018)  The Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris, is the largest member of the cat family. It is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent animals on the planet - visually iconic, with its vibrant striped body and striking eyes. The subspecies is also known as the Indian Tiger (where it is primarily found) and is an integral part of that country’s rich culture. Physical Characteristics .. (Travel)

Sleuth, Stealth and Deadly Accuracy: Hunting Habits of the Tiger

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 Desiree Michels (June 11, 2018)  ATiger safari is one of the most sought after nature experiences on offer for wildlife enthusiasts. Reserves, such as thePench, Bandhavgarh, Panna and Kanha National Parks, in India, provide incredible opportunities for those on a Tiger safari to observe this powerful beast in its natural environment. Learning about an animal’s behaviour before seeing them in the wild can make .. (Travel)

Big Cat Communication: Understanding How Tigers ‘Talk’

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 Desiree Michels (June 11, 2018)  Panthera tigris, aka the Tiger, is the largest of all the big cats. With its sabre-like teeth and powerful physique, the species is endlessly fascinating for observers of nature. The best way of encountering these magnificent big cats in the wild is on an organisedTiger safari and, in order to understand the sights and sounds that may be heard, learning how theyinteract with each other .. (Travel)

Our Favourite Family-Friendly Resorts in Lanzarote

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 Desiree Michels (June 07, 2018)  When planning a sunny, sandy summer holiday that the whole family will enjoy, it can be difficult to find locations that steer clear of partying, nightclubs and rowdy university students. Parents looking for low key holidays to Lanzarote which are appropriate for all ages need look no further. Whether you and your family are looking to relax or go wild, we’ve got three great .. (Travel)

Discover Timanfaya National Park on Holidays to Lanzarote

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 Desiree Michels (June 07, 2018)  The clock will rewind 300 years. It will seem as though centuries are slipping away as you are catapulted backwards in time, passing volcanoes that once teemed with molten lava, villages with dramatic views and even the chance to dine with the Devil himself. The hot and historic attractions held within Timanfaya National Park are partly why holidays to Lanzarote are perennially popular, . (Travel)

Kip on a Ship: School Trips on the HMS Belfast

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 Desiree Michels (June 06, 2018)  School residential trips don’t have to be week long affairs. There are lots of options for one night stays in the UK that are perfectly suited to primary aged children, and none more so, in my opinion, than the ‘Kip in a Ship’ experience provided by the team at HMS Belfast. This inspirational idea has blossomed into a stimulating and very affordable overnight .. (Travel)

Ignite a Passion for Politics on a School Trip to London

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 Desiree Michels (June 06, 2018)  School residential trips focused on politics in London should definitely include a visit to Parliament’s Education Centre. This innovative learning space, opened by the very popular Professor Brian Cox, aims to inspire youngsters to learn about politics while bringing them closer to the world of the politician. Hugely stimulating and creative, the environment in the centre invites . (Travel)

Greenwood Forest: Visiting Wales’ Innovative Eco Theme Park

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 Desiree Michels (June 06, 2018)  Considering one of the many options for school residential trips to Snowdonia for your class this year? If the answer is yes then make sure you factor in a visit to Greenwood Forest Theme Park. A theme park it may be but this is an eco-friendly spot that places a huge emphasis on wildlife is a fantastic place to bring children on school residential trips. It combines lots of fun with a .. (Travel)

Create a New Sexual Culture in Your Life

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 Desiree Michels (June 04, 2018)  How's your sex life? Good? Bad? Fair? Don’t care? There's an emerging philosophy that any other response other than “out-of-this-world-mind-blowingly-good" is simply unacceptable. But why should our dysfunctional and cloying western cultural attitudes towards sex prevent us from enjoying one of the most powerful connections we, as humans, have been afforded? It's a pretty .. (Travel)

Get Arty and Crafty on an Educational Trip to Valencia

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 Desiree Michels (May 29, 2018)  While many school residential trips to Valencia concentrate on its famous futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, there is much more to the Spanish city than these modern museums. From paintings by the masters to the National Ceramics Museum, Valencia has a rich heritage of arts and crafts that are fascinating for students to discover. Spanish Masters at the Museum of Fine Arts One of .. (Travel)

Alternative Attractions in Budapest: Uncover its Hidden Gems

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 Desiree Michels (May 29, 2018)  Budapest, the ‘Little Paris of Middle Europe’, is a city on the rise. The beauty of its architecture has always been remarkable and, in more recent times, it’s begun to make a name for itself for its art and nightlife. New places are always popping up and the good news is that it remains affordable. Visitors will have no trouble finding plenty of bars and clubs, but so . (Travel)

Paddling, Parks & Pirates: Praia da Rocha, a Family Guide

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 Desiree Michels (May 29, 2018)  Praia da Rocha is one of the liveliest towns on Portugal’s sparkling Algarve coastline. History and culture may be close by, but the town is focused on just two things: the beach, and having fun! It’s perfect for kids and young families looking for a relaxing summer break. In fact, there’s so much to do here, you might need more than a single trip! Travel insuranceis .. (Travel)

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 mind . (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)




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