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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)

Explore the Wonderful World of Beatrix Potter with Your Class

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 Desiree Michels (April 18, 2018)  An educational trip to the Lake District will be a wonderful experience for students of all ages, especially if you take the time to introduce them to the memory of one of its most influential characters: children’s writer Beatrix Potter. More than just drawing inspiration from the wonderful landscape and wildlife of the Lake District, Potter became one of its earliest protectors . (Travel)

A Delicious Education in Chocolate at Cologne’s Lindt Museum

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 Desiree Michels (April 18, 2018)  Who says educational visits can’t include chocolate? Certainly not Hans Imhoff, the legendary chocolate maker who set up Cologne’s Chocolate Museum to inform the public about the history, cocoa cultivation and production process that goes into making the sweet treat. A visit to the museum is more than an excuse for your pupils to gorge themselves. The building in which the .. (Travel)

Take a Cruise into the Arctic Wilderness of Northern Norway

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 Desiree Michels (April 17, 2018)  Cruises of Norway and its Arctic waters have never been more popular, and most likely you’ve seen plenty magazine and newspaper adverts for cruises vying to lure you on to their ‘NorwayTour’, aboard massive, impressive cruise ships. But the reality is that to truly see this beautiful region, up close and personal, you’ll need a smaller vessel. If what .. (Travel)

Putting in Peace: Golfing on Spain’s Top Courses

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 Desiree Michels (April 17, 2018)  Blue skies, Mediterranean sun and a laid back out approach to life; as a holiday destination Spain has it all, including some of Europe’s best golf courses. Producing a string of legends, the country is renowned among well-travelled putters as a Mecca for players and is at the top of list when it comes to planning a luxury getaway. With a myriad of courses peppered throughout the .. (Travel)

Planning Your Putt: When to Golf in the Algarve

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 Desiree Michels (April 17, 2018)  The Algarve is blessed with breathtaking views of the mountains and sparkling blue sea, charming towns with winding alleys and a traditional flavourful cuisine. Top that off with some warm Mediterranean sunshine and the best golf courses in Europe, and you’ve got an ideal holiday destination. Boasting an array of courses created by world-renowned designers, combined with .. (Travel)

Best Benidorm Holiday Recommendations for History Buffs

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 Desiree Michels (April 16, 2018)  Benidorm has long been a popular holiday destination for beachgoers, but did you know it also has unique cultural offerings? While some visitors may overlook them, the city has some prominent historical sites. Let me share with you a few highlights you won’t want to miss on your visit! Museo de Agricola Benidorm’s ‘Agricultural Museum’ certainly has much to offer . (Travel)

Sun & Smiles in Family-Friendly Praia da Rocha

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 Desiree Michels (April 16, 2018)  The most full-of-life resort on Portugal’s Algarve coastline is Praia da Rocha. It’s a comfortable little town that strikes the perfect balance between exciting entertainment and peaceful comfort. Excellent beaches and fun, organised activities occupy your days, while restaurants serving delicious food and a variety of nightlife opportunities ensure that your evenings are .. (Travel)

Get Your Caffeine Fix in Amsterdam’s Best Cafes

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 Desiree Michels (April 16, 2018)  One of the most artistic cities in Europe, Amsterdam boasts numerous galleries, world-class museums and canals, which evoke the poetic sensitivities of anyone who stops to look at them. But if you are a free spirit who’d rather not go with the flow, you might be more interested in the behind-the-scenes look of Amsterdam its residents enjoy daily. And since coffee drinking is most .. (Travel)

Better Late Than Never: Late Season Ski Resorts in the French Alps

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2018)  Bombing down the slopes in a t-shirt and sunglasses. Stopping for a cold beer at the foot of a run. Beautiful vibrant scenery and relaxed, balmy après-ski – late-season skiing is a real delight! Let’s talk about the best resorts for late-season getaways and some of our favourite catered and self-catered ski chalets! Val Thorens With 99% of its runs above 2000m, Val .. (Travel)

The Most Fabulous Festivals That Benidorm Has to Offer

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2018)  Benidorm, the world-famous resort in eastern Spain, has just about everything you could want: sun, sand and some of Europe’s biggest parties. Let’s talk about the most flamboyant festivals in town! The Elvis Festival While not the first event of the year, April’s Elvis Festival is certainly one of the most interesting. What started in 2011 as a small convention for .. (Travel)

Benidorm: The Ultimate Hen and Stag Destination

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2018)  Benidorm might be an obvious choice for your hen or stag do, but it’s popular for good reason. Let us fill you in. Why Benidorm? Benidorm is a tourist’s dream town, filled with great party options at affordable prices: it’s truly in a league of its own as a hen or stag destination. So hop on a plane, make the transfer from Alicante to Benidorm, and get ready for a .. (Travel)

Organised Entertainment in Benidorm for the Whole Family

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 Desiree Michels (April 12, 2018)  You successfully caught your plane, and miraculously made it from Alicante Airport to Benidorm without losing a single child or suitcase. Perhaps you’re looking to relax but the kids have other ideas? If your children are restless for adventure, Benidorm has some fantastic options for an adventurous day out. Here are some of the best. Mundomar Animal lovers will want to head .. (Travel)

Explore Amsterdam’s Culture: Focus on Festivals

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 Desiree Michels (April 12, 2018)  Amsterdam is a friendly, vibrant and enlightening city, with endless sources of entertainment. Not only famous for its Red Light District or its affinity with the tulip, it’s also packed to the rafters with amazing cultural events, namely: festivals. It is truly an incredible city, with countless hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Not only this, but its location and .. (Travel)

Discover the Flower Power of Amsterdam

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 Desiree Michels (April 12, 2018)  Looking to soak up some culture in a beautiful European city? Then Amsterdam is the place for you. Renowned the world over for its exquisite and unique botanical history, you’ll experience a stunning and peaceful city with a real sense of individuality and natural beauty. The Tulip Tale Amsterdam is well-known for one flower in particular: the tulip. First introduced to The .. (Travel)

Highlands End Park for Dog Friendly Holidays

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 Desiree Michels (April 11, 2018)  When you’re planning a holiday with the family pet, it’s vital to find the right dog-friendly accommodation. Dorset boasts plenty of places to stay, but one of the best is undoubtedly the fantastic Highlands End Holiday Park, which has all of the amenities that you’ll need to make the most of a break with man’s best friend. Whether you’d prefer a .. (Travel)

More Great Dog Walks for Holidaymakers in Dorset

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 Desiree Michels (April 11, 2018)  As a destination for dog-friendly holidays, Dorset is difficult to beat. Its magnificent coastline and beautiful countryside give you a range of appealing walking routes, whatever kind of surroundings you’d prefer to take a stroll through with the family pet. Why not try out some of these great locations? Old Harry Rocks At the most easterly point of the county’s famous .. (Travel)

Canine Dos and Don’ts When Holidaying in Dorset

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 Desiree Michels (April 11, 2018)  With walking routes galore and a range of dog-friendly accommodation, Dorset has always been a welcoming holiday destination for dog owners. Why not repay the hospitality by ensuring that you behave responsibly with your pet? Here’s a few tips to keep in mind when visiting Dorset. DO… Clean Up After Them Just as you would at home, you should always pick up after your pet .. (Travel)

The Croatian Resorts You Should Visit With Your Little Ones

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 Desiree Michels (March 29, 2018)  Croatia is a stunning country with a wealth of history and culture to offer all visitors. In the summer is it a popular destination for families who enjoy playing on the beaches and exploring the country’s charming towns beneath the warm sun. There are a range of festivals, events and celebrations that take place across the country in the summer months meaning there is always .. (Travel)

The Beach Hotels That Are Perfect for Family Fun

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 Desiree Michels (March 29, 2018)  Though for every gorgeous beach there is an equally beautiful beach hotel to stay in, not all of these gems are child friendly. Some hotels explicitly state they are adults-only to preserve an atmosphere of peace and calm for their guests. Thankfully for travel-loving families, there are plenty of accommodation options that are just perfect for children. Today I am singling out one .. (Travel)




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