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Explore the Vibrant History of Jordan on an Escorted Tour

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 Desiree Michels (March 29, 2018)  Jordan hosts a vast and fascinating history which will capture the heart of any explorer. With such a profound culture, Jordan is the perfect destination for anyone looking for some adventure. There are so many sights to see, all equally thrilling, that you’ll need to plan your time carefully so that you don’t miss anything. The Unbelievable City of Petra The ancient city .. (Travel)

Putting the Algarve on the Golfing Map

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2018)  A True Champion The responsibility for turning the Algarve into a world-renowned golfing destination lies on the shoulders of one man: Sir Henry Cotton. Without exaggeration, Sir Henry put the Algarve on the golfing map. His vision was clear: to give golfers the chance to play all year round, unconstrained by the tumultuous weather conditions so familiar to golfing Brits. His response: .. (Travel)

Perfect Your Putt on Spain’s Best Courses

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2018)  Few places in the world offer a more complete golfing experience than Spain. This golfing paradise has everything – warm weather, great food, beautiful natural landscapes and – most importantly – hundreds of fantastic golf courses. With so many amazing courses to choose from and limited time in life to enjoy them, these are five of the best to tick off of your bucket .. (Travel)

Alicante: Golf, Galleries, Gastronomy and More

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2018)  The port city of Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca is the perfect destination for golfers looking for culture to complement their putting and driving. The city is not only surrounded by some of the country’s most magnificent courses, but it is also home to fantastic ruins, beaches, museums and markets. The weather in this area of Spain is warm and sunny all year round, and .. (Travel)

High Definition Wildlife: Using Tech to Connect with Nature

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 Desiree Michels (March 26, 2018)  The name Sir David Attenborough is synonymous with the world of wildlife, and for more than six decades the veteran naturalist has been bringing the wonders of nature into the homes and hearts of the masses – many of whom may never have the opportunity to experience it in real life. An inimitable force of nature himself, he has inspired millions to join him along the way on his .. (Travel)

Giant Trevally: The Bird Eating Tropical Fish

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 Desiree Michels (March 26, 2018)  All over the planet, our oceans are teeming with fascinating marine life – much of which we still know little about. And, while they cover around 70% of Earth, we've only explored 5% of our oceans. Through his magnificent Blue Planet II documentary series, eminent naturalist Sir David Attenborough has taken his own explorations to the limit and captured some of the most .. (Travel)

Elephant of the Antarctic: The World's Largest Seal

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 Desiree Michels (March 26, 2018)  Wildlife cruise itineraries cover destinations as diverse as the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, South America, Scandinavia, the Arctic and regions throughout the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. For nature lovers, travelling by sea provides a wealth of opportunities to explore some of the world's greatest unspoilt wilderness areas that, in some cases, can only be reached by water. One of .. (Travel)

5 Films to Get You in the Mood for Your Italian River Cruise

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 Desiree Michels (March 21, 2018)  There is nothing that will get you so in the mood for the sights and sounds of Italy, before your next Italian river cruise, as losing yourself in the wonderful scenes of some of the country’s most iconic movies. From the steamy sultriness of Rome in the swinging Sixties in La Dolce Vita to the culture clash of British reserve with Italian passion in A Room With a View, these .. (Travel)

Embrace Spring with a Relaxing European Barge Cruise

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 Desiree Michels (March 21, 2018)  Spring is a wonderful time of year, and there is no better way to embrace the change from dreary winter to fresh spring than to take a lovely barge cruise through some of the most fecund European countries. These types of holiday will provide plenty of much-needed sunshine and fresh air whilst featuring some of the most beautiful parts of the continent in full bloom. Europe has many .. (Travel)

Discover Ireland’s beautiful Castles on a Peaceful Barge Cruise

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 Desiree Michels (March 21, 2018)  The Republic of Ireland is home to many of the most impressive castles in all Europe, and there is no better way to see these amazing fortresses than by boarding a barge cruise that travels along the River Shannon (the longest river in Ireland). Meandering through the heart of Ireland, a cruise will slowly reveal the great beauty of the country and allow you to hop off at numerous weird . (Travel)

Top Tips for Buying Your First Snowboard

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2018)  The journey of every snowboarder includes the exciting step from renting to owning your own snowboard. Once your passion for the sport grows and your participation is so regular that owning your own snowboard is the only option, it is finally time to pick one out. This can be quite a stressful process; after all, knowing what to look for is not always clear, especially for those who .. (Travel)

Tech on the Open Road – Essentials for Your Next Road Trip

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2018)  Taking a wrong turn and ending up somewhere odd and unfamiliar is a feature of all good road trips. It’s not quite the same, after all, if you get from A to B without a bit on unscheduled excitement. However, some aspects of the road trip – such as cold hands and warm drinks – are things that, in 2018, you can certainly do without! Luckily for you, technology companies . (Travel)

6 Top Tips for a Skiing Getaway in St. Anton

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 Desiree Michels (March 19, 2018)  A Skier’s Paradise Is there a word for that sound your skis make as they glide over the snow? If there isn’t, then someone should invent one. It’s part of what draws us back to the slopes year after year – the sheer, sensual exhilaration of it all. And for the avid skier looking for a challenge, St. Anton is the perfect resort. Providing a high-spec range of .. (Travel)

4 Spooky Stories About Dorset that Your Kids Will Love

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 Desiree Michels (March 16, 2018)  If you’re taking the tots to one of the holiday parks in Dorset, they (and you!) are in for a treat at any time of year. From snorkelling and hiking to stargazing and geocaching, this natural oasis is well-suited to families in search of athletic adventures of any kind. The fun doesn’t end here, though: Dorset is also the birthplace of some of the country’s spookiest .. (Travel)

The Top 5 Perks of Caravan Holidays in Dorset

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 Desiree Michels (March 16, 2018)  You’re sitting in front of your computer, struggling to think of ideas for your next big holiday. If you’ve already gone on spa retreats, hiking trips, skiing getaways and city breaks, you may feel like you’ve seen and done it all – but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Have you ever stayed in a caravan in one of the stunning holiday parks in Dorset? . (Travel)

Off-the-Beaten Track Beauty in Benidorm

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2018)  Benidorm is best known for its beautiful beaches and electric nightlife, but there is much more to the seaside resort on the Costa Blanca than this. It has many great attractions and natural sights to see, so those seeking a little culture with their sun, sea and sand holiday will love it here. For the times that you aren’t worshipping the sun on the gorgeous golden beaches or .. (Travel)

Benidorm: Fast and Fun Facts to Know Before you Go!

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2018)  The sunny seaside resort of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca has a big reputation. It certainly lives up to this, and any fun-loving independent holidaymaker will have a blast here. It is a popular holiday destination that has a little bit of something for everyone, including a pulsating nightlife, gorgeous beaches, tantalising tapas bars, beautiful nature areas and plenty of culture. It .. (Travel)

Beaches, Boats and Buffalo: Family Fun in Benidorm

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2018)  Benidorm is one of eastern Spain’s most bustling coastlines. With its spectacular slides and splash parks, breathtaking beaches, wildlife parks and rollercoasters, the resort is designed to keep thrill-seeking families and couples entertained for days! Going for a Dip at Levante Beach Surfers and sightseers can enjoy a fun-filled day at Levante Beach, which looks out to Benidorm .. (Travel)

Sensational Snowshoe Trails in Courmayeur

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 Desiree Michels (February 23, 2018)  Skiing trips take place in some of the most stunning wintery landscapes in the entire world, but it can be hard to appreciate this beauty when you are hurtling down a mountain at blistering speeds. This is one of the reasons that snowshoeing is such a wonderful activity. It allows you to explore these wild landscapes at a gentle pace so that you can enjoy the vistas and breathe in the .. (Travel)

Gardens of the Aosta Valley

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 Desiree Michels (February 23, 2018)  The Aosta Valley in Northwest Italy is famed for its magnificent snowy mountains and popular winter sports resorts – yet less well known is the impressive array of botanical gardens nestled among the peaks. Set high on the mountainside, these Alpine oases are a vital asset to the biodiversity of the region, not to mention a beautiful setting for a summer hike. The Paradisia .. (Travel)

The Botanical Garden of Saussurea

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 Desiree Michels (February 23, 2018)  Nestled at the base of Mont Blanc, you would be forgiven for dismissing Courmayeur as a destination for winter pursuits alone. However, this stylish Alpine town has far more to offer than snowy pistes over the winter season: in Courmayeur, attractions abound for the off-season visitor. Among those in the know, it has grown in popularity as a place for a delightful mountainside break .. (Travel)

Welcome in the Spring With Madeira’s Annual Flower Festival

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2018)  As the daffodils and crocuses in the UK force their way through the last of the winter frosts and stretch their heads towards an increasingly warm sun, there is already spring in the air at home. If you love this time of year, with its promise of renewal and warmth to come, then why not celebrate it in style with a ‘Madeira flower holiday’. On the Portuguese island of .. (Travel)

Take a Wine Tour of the British Islands

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2018)  Most wine connoisseurs will have made the pilgrimage to the vineyards of France, some to the vine-growing regions of Italy, Germany and California, others as far as Chile and South Africa. But not many oenophiles will have taken a wine tour around the UK to discover more about British wine. Even as I write, I can imagine the general scoffing at the idea of visiting UK wineries, and ten . (Travel)

Luxury Hotels For Families With Active Youngsters

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2018)  If your little ones are looking for more from their holiday than lying on a beach and flopping into a swimming pool then the good news is there are some great hotels which offer a range of sports and activities for on-the-go children. Holidays don’t need to be about ‘doing nothing’ and ‘relaxing’: for loads of active youngsters, their idea of fun is to .. (Travel)

Explore Greece’s Fascinating History on Three Escorted Tours

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 Desiree Michels (February 21, 2018)  There are few countries with such important history and influence than Greece. The Greek past has defined the course of history around the globe dating right back to the ancient Minoan civilisations. This means that it is the homeland of countless incredible stories, myths and legends that those with an interest in the past love to sink their teeth into. It is also a country of stunning . (Travel)

Sunshine in a Glass: Bermudan Rum Cocktails

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 Desiree Michels (February 21, 2018)  Nothing brings back the memories of your Bermuda holiday quite as well as recreating the flavour and tastes you enjoyed in the warm sunshine, on the pristine pink sand beaches and in the elegant cocktail bars of this beautiful island. One way to do this is to bring back home a bottle of the famous Gosling Rum. This delectable drink has been distilled here for more than two hundred .. (Travel)

Activities and Beaches: Family Fun on the Dalmatian Coast

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 Desiree Michels (February 21, 2018)  Finding a family holiday destination that has something to keep every member of your family entertained can be a tall order, but you’ll have it all covered in Makarska, Croatia. Whether your clan is into relaxing on a beach or getting into some serious, adrenaline-pumping activities, this resort on the Dalmatian Coast has plenty to offer. Great for You The resort of Makarska is .. (Travel)

Mobile Management for Freight Forwarders: 10 Perks

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2018)  The future is mobile. By 2025, an estimated 80 billion mobile devices will be connected to the internet, which is four times as many as we have today. This is a trend that will impact every aspect of our lives and revolutionise the way in which haulage companies do business. Currently in the UK, almost half of fleet drivers and operators use mobile devices to handle haulage operations. . (Travel)

Latest Brexit Developments: Support for UK Hauliers

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2018)  As all owner operators know, it is becoming more and more obvious that the freedom of commercial haulage needs to be protected as the UK slowly moves towards Brexit. At the beginning of February, the UK government introduced legislation on cross-border haulage, which aims to prepare them for potential changes to current systems. I am going to break down the new Haulage Permits and .. (Travel)

Haulage Company Builds Hospital Play Area for Sick Children

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2018)  Today, we are talking about why it’s a fantastic idea for haulage companies to get involved with charity. Whether you’re responding to a specific need, hosting an event or encouraging employees to run a marathon, raising funds for a good cause is an excellent way to give back to the community. Let’s look at how the Europa Worldwide Group has helped transform a local .. (Travel)

East Meets West on a Caucasus Country Tour

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 Desiree Michels (February 19, 2018)  The beautiful, rugged landscape of the highland Caucasus countries is a stunning backdrop for the rich cultural history of the region, making this a fascinating place to enjoy an escorted tour. One of the oldest Christian regions in the world, the mountains of Armenia and Georgia have a fascinating history of conflict and still bear the signs of a history steeped in religious turmoil .. (Travel)

An Insight into Naturalist Gerald Durrell’s Formative Years in Corfu

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 Desiree Michels (February 19, 2018)  The late, great Gerald Durrell did some truly outstanding conservation work over the course of his life and changed our outlook on many of the planet’s endangered species. These remarkable accomplishments ensure that the naturalist and author is greatly loved around the globe by fellow nature lovers, and his work continues to inspire hope today. See Where it Started For those .. (Travel)

Dorset Weekend Breaks: A Cider Tour

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 Desiree Michels (February 16, 2018)  Traditional scrumpy will forever be associated with the West Country, and the artisanal cider industry in particular is highly regarded in Dorset. Weekend breaks to the area should at least include tasting the local product, but for those who want to discover more, here are some suggestions for a cider tour of the county. Dorset Nectar Orchard and Tasting Tour The award-winning Dorset . (Travel)

Top Tips for Buying Ski Goggles

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 Desiree Michels (February 16, 2018)  The best ski goggles should be invisible… Well, not quite. But you want to forget they’re there. You want a seamless fit between your practice and the gear. In order to achieve that effortless feel, prior research is a must. But in the high-end world of VLTs and tints, it can seem like nailing the fall line is the easy bit. What’s really essential? And how can you .. (Travel)

The Top 5 Snowy Resorts to Try This Ski-son

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 Desiree Michels (February 16, 2018)  Much like swerving pine trees on a particularly challenging off-piste run, negotiating the multitude of options available when deciding on a winter sports holiday destination can feel like tricky business. Of course, all you really need for a memorable winter vacation is great company, consistent powder days and fun activities to get stuck into when it’s time to hang up your skis .. (Travel)

Outdoor Action: Hiking the Jurassic Coast

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2018)  If you and your family love pushing yourselves to the limit with long hikes across challenging terrain, staying at one of the excellent holiday parks in Dorset gives the ideal opportunity to explore the striking scenery of the Jurassic Coast. Its 95 miles of coastline, forming part of the epic 630-mile South West Coast Path, are the perfect place for an adventure. Here you’ll find . (Travel)

Taking Tots to Dorset: A Family Adventure

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2018)  Do you have trouble keeping the kids entertained on holiday? We know that taking younger children away can be a nightmare if you choose the wrong destination or resort, which is why you should make sure during the planning process that there are plenty of things to do. For example, if you’re planning a trip to one of the holiday parks in Dorset, you’ll find an array of great . (Travel)

Wonderful Water Adventures in Dorset

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2018)  Many superb holiday parks in Dorset are based within a stone’s throw of the towering cliffs, rugged coastlines and endless stretches of ocean that make this region a paradise of the adventure-seeking family. If you’re looking to really make a splash with your family holiday this year, we’ve picked out some incredible water adventures to try your hand at. Kayaking If .. (Travel)

Alpine Adrenaline-Fuelled Adventures in Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 14, 2018)  Morzine is a skier’s dream winter destination, but also has many activities available during the warmer months. This popular resort is one of 14 locations that belong to the massive ski area of Portes du Soleil. Although Morzine is home to 52 hotels and 41 bars, it still boasts an authentic mountain village feel. With 650 kilometres of pistes, Morzine is popular with beginners, .. (Travel)

Our Favourite Long Ski Runs: You’ll Glove Them!

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 Desiree Michels (February 14, 2018)  There are few more satisfying sensations than coming to the end of a long, challenging ski-run. From the moment you see the après-ski options stretch out in front of you through steamed-up goggles to the trudge back to the chalet on tired, well-used legs, the satisfaction of taking on a lengthy route is one that you’ll feel in your body. These ski-runs are five of the most .. (Travel)

One Day in La Plagne? One Day of Family Fun!

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 Desiree Michels (February 14, 2018)  As anyone who has planned a family winter sports excursion will know, when it comes to choosing a destination you sometimes have to sacrifice that picture-perfect vision of a secluded chalet in favour of a more practical location, with all the amenities you need to keep the kids happy. Not so in La Belle Plagne, the gem of the Tarentaise Valley, which combines a village feel with large .. (Travel)

The Abridged Guide to Venice’s Most Beautiful Canal Crossings

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 Desiree Michels (February 12, 2018)  Venice, a city of wide piazzas and narrow streets, is famous for its intricate network of canals. Lined with glorious remnants of the city’s decadent Renaissance past, these canals and their 400 bridges have made the city a top tourist destination in the modern age. Venice lies in an enclosed bay bookended by the mouths of the Piave and Po Rivers – popular with Italian river . (Travel)

Find Medieval Magic in Ferrara

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 Desiree Michels (February 12, 2018)  The city of Ferrara is situated on a branch of the beautiful Po River in Northern Italy. Its location makes the charming town an ideal stop for visitors exploring the countryside via river cruises. Italy is famous for its ancient towns steeped in intrigue, romance and drama – and Ferrara is no different! Read on to uncover this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s thrilling medieval . (Travel)

A Foodie’s Guide to Mantuan Cuisine

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 Desiree Michels (February 12, 2018)  A terrific way of exploring a country’s culinary history is by going on river cruises. Italy has an array of traditional recipes which vary hugely depending on the region. You can get a great introduction to Lombardian cuisine, for example, in the beautiful city of Mantua. With a great range of mouth-watering main courses and delicious desserts, it may be hard to know which dishes . (Travel)

An Adrenaline Rush to Remember: Family Holidays in Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 09, 2018)  If you think that the French ski resort of Morzine is all about skiing and snowboarding, think again. Home of adrenaline-fuelled winter activities, the Alpine town has a wide range of family activities to thrill and excite you. And the best thing is it’s just a short distance by airport transfer from Geneva to Morzine, so you’ll waste very little of your precious school .. (Travel)

A Speedy Ski Fitness Guide: Get in Shape in a Flash!

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 Desiree Michels (February 09, 2018)  You know what it’s like, you wait all year for your precious winter sports holiday and then, by day three, those muscles that you didn’t even know you had are throbbing and you’re wondering if you should spend the day in bed. Luckily there’s no need to miss even an hour of action on the slopes if you take a little time to get your ski fitness levels up before you . (Travel)

10 Reasons for Visiting Family-Friendly Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 09, 2018)  The Alpine town of Morzine is more than just a ski resort, it’s a year-round thriving community with a great range of facilities for families. Here are just 10 of the many reasons to go skiing in Morzine with the family. 1. Award-Winning Family-Friendly Resort To start with this isn’t just my opinion, a leading group of French tourist authorities have awarded the Alpine .. (Travel)

Introduce Your Students to Animal Conservation in India

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 Desiree Michels (February 08, 2018)  Nothing will bring the plight of some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures into sharper focus for your students than a residential trip to the national parks of southern India. Your class will actually see animals such as tigers and elephants in the wild as local experts explain to them the difficulties these creatures now face living so close to man. There are .. (Travel)

Geography Done Right in the Isle of Wight

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 Desiree Michels (February 08, 2018)  All teachers know that a residential trip of any kind is about taking a subject off the page of a text book and presenting it in a ‘real world’ environment. There are few subjects that benefit from this ‘real world’ approach quite as much as geography. Your students may have learnt about wave erosion and sedimentary rock formation, but seeing it in action will .. (Travel)

A Spanish School Trip to the City of Arts and Sciences

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 Desiree Michels (February 08, 2018)  Whether your students are budding scientists, engineers or performance artists, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, will have something to keep them all enthralled on a residential trip to the city. Set in the dry river bed of the diverted Turia River, the stunning work of local architect Santiago Calatrava is a homage to contemporary design and modern learning. . (Travel)




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