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The Geological History of the Galapagos Islands

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 Desiree Michels (July 24, 2017)  The volcanic archipelago we know as the Galapagos Islands is situated almost 1,000kms off the coast of Ecuador, in South America, distributed over both sides of the Equator. With a landscape of extreme diversity and great beauty, the geology and natural history of this fascinating region are of enduring interest. For those who come to the islands on a Galapagos holiday, along with the .. (Travel)

The Blue-Footed Booby of the Galapagos Islands

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 Desiree Michels (July 24, 2017)  The wildlife-rich archipelago of the Galapagos Islands is home to a huge number of endemic and breeding avian species. For birdwatchers, the very best way to explore this fascinating region is on a Galapagos cruise. Visiting the smaller, less-accessible islands as well as the more high profile ones affords the opportunity to observe a vast and diverse range of birdlife. The Blue-Footed . (Travel)

Explore the Hang Son Doong River Caves of Vietnam

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 Desiree Michels (July 21, 2017)  Picture it: you’re walking through a cool, dark space, cautiously following the dim shine of your torch. The reverberation of your steps is mixed with the soft gurgle of water and the melodic chatter of swifts and bats, fluttering past above your head. Suddenly, you stumble across a dome-like grotto, and boom: turquoise waters, white sands, and rugged rocks come together to form a . (Travel)

Super Surfing Safari: Discover Australia’s Best Surfing Beaches

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 Desiree Michels (July 21, 2017)  So, you’re looking for summer, sun, and adventure? If you’re ready to say goodbye to the grind of everyday life for a little while, why not wave hello to Australia’s balmy ocean waters this summer? Grab your sun screen, bathing suits, and your Australia travel insurance: it’s time for a scenic surfing safari. Let me tell you about some of my favourite spots to .. (Travel)

3 Of the Best Courses to Tee Off in Portugal

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 Desiree Michels (July 21, 2017)  For true golf devotees, Portugal is usually at the top of the game bucket-list. One of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations, the country with its warm sunny climate plays host to over 40 courses in the Algarve region alone. Golfing opportunities in Portugal attend to all skill levels ensuring time to hone your skills and even possibly lower your handicap. So be sure to .. (Travel)

A Taste of Sicily’s Food and Wine | A Gourmet Guide

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 Desiree Michels (July 12, 2017)  Nothing says ‘Sicilian holiday’ like filling up on the island’s most exquisite food and drink. With its position at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, you can experience the delicious influences of the island’s Ancient Greek, Arabic and Spanish history. Parts of Sicily are on the same latitude as the coast of North Africa, meaning the island experiences .. (Travel)

Zadar: the Most Relaxed Beach Break in Croatia

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 Desiree Michels (July 12, 2017)  If you’re looking for somewhere to escape the crowds this summer, look no further than Zadar. Beach breaks have never been so relaxing or easy to organise with this north Croatian well-kept secret. With cultural and historical attractions that live up to those of Dubrovnik (and none of the price tags!), it’s the perfect summer holiday destination. Sun Seekers What better to . (Travel)

5 More Superb Sites in Sicily’s Catania

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 Desiree Michels (July 12, 2017)  When you think of Mount Etna in Sicily, you picture vast swathes of beautiful, natural land and not much else. But, sitting at the foot of the giant volcano is the enchanting city of Catania, the second largest city on the Mediterranean island. It’s a wonderful place to explore for food and history lovers alike, or those who just enjoy admiring beautiful sights. We’ve picked . (Travel)

A Perfect Morning in Tuscany

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 Desiree Michels (June 28, 2017)  For a unique and memorable experience that will stick with you for years to come, look no further than a Tuscany tour. From medieval hilltop towns, fabulous Renaissance era villas and mouthwatering food and drink, Tuscany offers everything you could need for that special once in a lifetime trip. A Perfect Walk Start the morning of your Tuscany tour with an energising and inspiring hike . (Travel)

Teen Surfing Trip in Croatia: Surf’s Up in Nin!

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 Desiree Michels (June 28, 2017)  Nin is a beautiful location for a beach holiday. The area lays claim to a stunning natural heritage including being the home for rare and endemic plants, a variety of birds and wildlife, salt pans, sandy beaches and medicinal mud. In the town centre the world’s smallest cathedral can be found along with many sites regaling Nin’s historical significance as Croatia’s .. (Travel)

Visit the Museum of Illusions in Zadar

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 Desiree Michels (June 28, 2017)  Zadar is one of Croatia’s most beautiful cities. After a speedy airport transfer to your accommodation, set out to explore Zadar’s beauty and cultural curiosities. Situated on the Dalmatian coast, it boasts medieval churches, Roman ruins, chic hotels and cafes, and a number of intriguing museums. After absorbing as much history and culture as you can you might enjoy giving .. (Travel)

Summer Fun with the Family at Lake Annecy

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 Desiree Michels (June 23, 2017)  For a good-value, family-friendly holiday, summer in La Tania is always a good option. The resort was built for the 1992 Winter Olympics, its buildings scattered across a picturesque woodland scene. The village itself is fairly small but has everything you need – and for me, that’s part of its charm. But what really makes summer in La Tania so special is the range of .. (Travel)

Family Ticket to Summer Fun: The Les Menuires Multi-Activity Card

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 Desiree Michels (June 23, 2017)  Summer in Les Menuires is the perfect time for a fun-fuelled family holiday. Located in the Savoy region, in the Three Valleys domain, Les Menuires is ideally located to explore this special part of France. Although primarily known for its great skiing, when summer in Les Menuires gets into full flow the mountains shake off their winter chill and begin to cater for a whole host of .. (Travel)

The Pit Stop’s Drive to Keep Hauliers Healthy

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 Desiree Michels (June 22, 2017)  Truck driving is sometimes seen as an isolated occupation, but is not the case at The Chippenham Pit Stop. Here truck drivers and management worked together to raise money for the installation of a life-saving defibrillator. I look at what motivated their actions and share a few tips on health whilst driving haulage. A Life-Saving Installation Chippenham Pit Stop, in Wiltshire just .. (Travel)

Are You a Scania Driver? Head for Convoy in the Park!

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 Desiree Michels (June 22, 2017)  If over 400 trucks paired with a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Sweden sounds up your street, make sure join Scania GB with your Scania at Convoy in the Park on the 22-23 July. Scania GB is planning to break the world record for the largest gathering of a single make of trucks this July and needs your help to do it. Aiming for over 400 vehicles, the manufacturers are .. (Travel)

Breakdown Peace of Mind for FTA Recovery Members

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 Desiree Michels (June 22, 2017)  I come bearing fantastic news this month – the Freight Transport Association’s 2,000 Recovery members and their 86,000 mixed vehicle fleets will continue to benefit from the AA’s breakdown services. The FTA has renewed its contract with the AA fleet and SME division for another five years. With this fully comprehensive contract, the UK’s leader in breakdown and .. (Travel)

Salute the Sun and Sea: The Iconic Art Installations of Zadar

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 Desiree Michels (June 20, 2017)  Zadar is located on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, one of Europe’s best destinations. The city is steeped in natural and cultural history, but it’s also known for its highly interesting art installations that are inspired by nature. These two installations, The Sea Organ and The Sun Salutation can be found on Zadar’s waterfront. The Sea Organ The Sea Organ is an .. (Travel)

Nin: The Most Romantic City in Europe

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 Desiree Michels (June 20, 2017)  The Dalmatian city of Nin in Croatia is known as the ‘most romantic city in Europe’, and not without good reason! People visit here for fun and rejuvenation, and you can’t help but feel amorous when you’re so relaxed! Even as you come in to land at Zadar Airport you’ll start to realise just why it’s so easy to fall in love in Nin. The History Nin is . (Travel)

Explore the City's Gorgeous Green Spaces on Your Rome Tour

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 Desiree Michels (June 19, 2017)  For first-time visitors to Rome, the temptation to try and see and do everything is almost irresistible. Italy's capital is spilling over with more than 3,000 years of history, and from the priceless art of the Vatican City to the Pantheon and the mammoth ruins of the Colosseum and Forum, the city provides a truly mind-blowing cultural experience. But even the most admirable attempts .. (Travel)

Why Choose a Rome Tour?

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 Desiree Michels (June 19, 2017)  In order to really travel and not merely ‘pass through’ a destination, discovering the authentic spirit of a place is a vital part of the experience. One way to achieve this is to seek out some of the lesser-known nuggets of history and culture and not simply rely on the rote narratives that are inevitably rolled out. When in Rome, yes, you guessed it, you should indeed do .. (Travel)

Our Favourite Spots in Rome

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 Desiree Michels (June 19, 2017)  For anyone with a passion for archaeology, history and art, all roads must inevitably lead to Rome. The Eternal City is eternally fascinating to those with a desire to come face to face with the 3,000-year span of history that has shaped the world. The sheer size and scope of the culture of the Italian capital is best consumed in easily digestible chunks to reduce the risk of becoming .. (Travel)

5 Must-Sees in Catania

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 Desiree Michels (June 16, 2017)  As soon as you touch down in this east coast city you will want to jump in one of the taxis from Catania airport and get straight in to the heart of Sicily’s second largest city. And we don’t blame you! There is so much character and history to admire in this beautiful city – we’ve picked just a few of our favourites things. Taxis from Catania airport cease being . (Travel)

Views, Vaporettos and Venetian Masks: A Teen Guide to Venice

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 Desiree Michels (June 16, 2017)  Venice is famed as one of the world’s most romantic destinations, but that’s not to say it’s only for couples. The city is a place for everyone; it makes for fantastic family break, particularly for those bringing teenage children in tow. Almost like visiting a living, breathing theme park, its unique qualities are sure to entrance even the surliest of teens. .. (Travel)

Cultural Venice: Inside the Doge’s Palace

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 Desiree Michels (June 16, 2017)  Throughout history, Venice has been a seat of power, wealth and art, and nowhere embodies this more than the magnificent Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace, in St Mark’s Square. The richness of its sumptuous architecture and ornately painted halls could take days to pore over. Not everyone has such luxury of time, but even if you’re on a short stopover in the city, make .. (Travel)

Three Museums in Munich the Teens Will Love

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 Desiree Michels (June 15, 2017)  Munich is a city bursting with culture. With historic buildings, multiple theatres and opera houses and of course all of that incredible food, it’s the perfect destination for your family holiday. What really sets it apart though is its diverse and fascinating museums. Even the surliest of teenagers will not be able to resist enjoying themselves in one of these incredible .. (Travel)

Experience the Authentic Food, Glorious Food of Catania!

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 Desiree Michels (June 15, 2017)  Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, is a breathtaking wonder of culture and history. Settled on the Ionian Sea and looked upon proudly by Mount Etna, it is a beauty of Roman and Baroque architecture, with its buildings made from the lava that has tried and failed to stop the city from growing. What really sets this Italian jewel apart though is the food. As a thriving port .. (Travel)

Ciao Catania! A Family Beach Holiday in Sicily

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 Desiree Michels (June 15, 2017)  It might not be your first thought for a family beach holiday, but Catania in eastern Sicily is an ideal destination if you want some activity and adventure that keeps everyone happy. The port city boasts mouth-watering food, beautiful architecture and of course the majestic Mount Etna. However it’s the beaches that really make Catania a favourite with families. With a number of .. (Travel)

Discover Tuscany on Foot: Our Favourite Hikes

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 Desiree Michels (June 14, 2017)  The sunburnt terrain of Tuscany lends itself perfectly to gentle, leisurely hiking and there are countless well-maintained routes that weave and wend their way across the rolling landscape that defines the region. Few places in the world are more iconic to put foot to soil, and there's no better way of gaining an authentic connection to this captivating land. Explore on Foot For .. (Travel)

A Cycling Tour in Tuscany

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 Desiree Michels (June 14, 2017)  For those who like to get a little energetic while on holiday, there are few places in the world more rewarding to explore on two wheels than Tuscany. Tour the rolling countryside in the saddle of a comfortable bike and you'll experience first-hand the exhilaration and freedom only cycling can bring. Travelling at a slower pace enables you to see, do and enjoy so much more than you .. (Travel)

Florence and the Birth of the Renaissance

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 Desiree Michels (June 14, 2017)  The Tuscan city of Florence is renowned as the birthplace of the Renaissance. It was from this beautiful city on the banks of the River Arno that many of the 15th century Early Italian Renaissance artists rose to prominence. For anyone who wants to gain a deeper insight into this historical artistic rebirth, a Florence walking tour with ArtViva takes in a host of important sites and .. (Travel)

5 of the Best Contemporary Art Spaces in Milan

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 Desiree Michels (June 13, 2017)  From Rome to Naples, Italy’s great cities continue to impress travellers who want to delve into its cultural past. If, however, you’re interested in the contemporary scene, Milan is the place to be. While many tourists will be drawn to the classics – da Vinci’s The Last Supper and numerous works of Caravaggio come to mind – it’s definitely worth .. (Travel)

Urban Escapes: 5 Stunning Boutique Hotels in Milan

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 Desiree Michels (June 13, 2017)  Milan is perfect for a short city break: a fashion capital and foodie paradise, with amazing sights, all within easy reach of airports and rail links. When it comes to staying, no matter how short, there are plenty of stunning boutique options, from indulgent romantic suites to places with buzzing bars and stylish interiors. Here are my top 5 choices, based on recommendations I’ve . (Travel)

Spending 48 Hours in Milan? Try This Itinerary!

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 Desiree Michels (June 13, 2017)  Milan is perfect for a 48 hour break: there are plenty of top sights at good prices, the compact city centre is quick to cover, and of course, as one of the world’s fashion capitals, there are great places for retail therapy. It’s also really easy to get to, with flights regularly running at low fares to the main airport, Malpensa; shuttle and transfer services can then get .. (Travel)

The Literary Legacy Of Tuscany

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 Desiree Michels (June 07, 2017)  Tuscany as a region is inspirational, its landscape a mix of beautiful countryside and extraordinary cities each with their own rich history. The region’s vistas pack such a punch that they can in fact be credited as the direct inspiration behind the best works of some of history’s most famous writers, namely Dante, Goethe, Stendhal and D. H Lawrence. So why not book .. (Travel)

Making It in Munich: A Business Travel Guide

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 Desiree Michels (June 02, 2017)  As a business travel destination, Munich offers a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Home to a number of globally-renowned corporates, financial institutions and media and publishing organisations, the city has suitably evolved to provide all the infrastructure, amenities and services that one would expect from a global business hub, while offering plenty in the way . (Travel)

How Wheelchair-Accessible is Venice?

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 Desiree Michels (June 02, 2017)  If you’re planning a trip to Venice but are worried about wheelchair accessibility, worry no longer! While on first impression a canal-based city dating back hundreds of years may not seem synonymous with wheelchair convenience, great strides have been made to develop and ensure accessibility in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, with over 50% of the city .. (Travel)

Discover Venice, City of Water… From the Water!

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 Desiree Michels (June 02, 2017)  Thinking of a boat trip along Venice’s Grand Canal? Excellent idea! Relax as you enjoy some of the most spectacular and iconic of Venice’s landmarks in comfort, taking in the many towers, domed basilicas and accompanying gondolas on the waterway. Once you’ve chosen from the available Venice airport transfers at the airport and journeyed into the city, here are some of .. (Travel)

Discover the Religious Architecture of Florence

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 Desiree Michels (June 01, 2017)  Nowhere is the development of Florence’s rich, detailed architecture more visible than in its stunning array of historic churches, cathedrals and basilicas. A Florence walking tour is the perfect way to see the city’s fascinating history written out in the bricks and mortar of these beautiful buildings. As the home of the Renaissance movement, many of the world’s .. (Travel)

Art Icons of the Uffizi Gallery

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 Desiree Michels (June 01, 2017)  If Florence is the home of Renaissance art, then the city’s wonderful Uffizi Gallery is where it lives and breathes, rightly earning its place on a number of Florence tours. World famous for the sheer scale of its collection of works by the Old Masters, the Uffizi is much more than a mere gallery, it’s an art ‘experience’. Of course, with this many famous .. (Travel)

Travellers’ Tips for Staying Safe in South America

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 Desiree Michels (May 31, 2017)  South America has it all: pristine beaches, tropical rainforest, cities that never sleep and something for everyone. Whether dancing all night is your thing or you’re more at home making sunrise treks for the best views, you’ll fall in love with what this continent has to offer. Be prepared for all the times you’ll be asked ‘but is it safe?!’. It is! You .. (Travel)

Good News for Business Travellers Worried About the Laptop Ban

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 Desiree Michels (May 31, 2017)  We don’t know exactly when the laptop ban is going to come into effect, but it’s expected to be very soon. Here’s the low-down on everything we do know so you can be prepared when it is implemented. Routes Affected Only direct, inbound flights into the UK from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon are affected. The US situation is a little more .. (Travel)

A Guide to Australia – By Backpackers, For Backpackers

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 Desiree Michels (May 31, 2017)  In Australia you should expect the unexpected, plan on not wanting to leave, and on leaving a piece of your heart behind! Beyond that, here are a few pointers to get you planning before you head off on the trip of a lifetime to that magical land of perfect sandy beaches, dense rainforest, bustling cities and wide, open, red landscapes. Plan, But Don’t Overplan… Such a .. (Travel)

A Fine Dining Guide to Taormina: 3 Michelin-Starred Restaurants

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 Desiree Michels (May 25, 2017)  Taormina is a beautiful hilltop town situated near Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily. The town and the island are brimming with ancient historical sites, craggy coastlines and soft sandy beaches. Sicily is a wonderful destination for any reason but it is particularly perfect for a romantic getaway. To truly celebrate in style, start by pre-booking a private Catania airport .. (Travel)

4x Etna Adventures for Teens | A Family Guide

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 Desiree Michels (May 25, 2017)  Etna has loads to offer in terms of a fun-filled family adventure holiday. Here are some of our favourite activities sure to bring the family together with a lot of laughs and excitement this summer! Etnavventura Offers an adventure wonderland in the trees, with tree climbing, rope ladder walking and cable slides at different levels of difficulty to cater to everyone. Don’t be .. (Travel)

Five Free Things in Milan: A budget Guide to a Pricey City

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 Desiree Michels (May 25, 2017)  When travelling on a budget, trying to visit any major city can become especially challenging. Many people shy away from even contemplating destinations with pricey reputations and it would seem to be common sense to do so. However, if you let the mighty currency sign dictate where you can and cannot go you will definitely miss out on some of the greatest sites and scenes that should .. (Travel)

Visiting Egypt with a Mobility Impairment? It Can Be Done!

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 Desiree Michels (May 23, 2017)  I recently had a couple come to Can Be Done looking for the holiday of a lifetime. They were talking about hotels in the Caribbean, the USA or Istanbul – all of which we offer – but when I got talking to them I discovered that what they’d always dreamt of doing was going to Egypt and seeing the ancient pyramids. So why were they talking to us about these other .. (Travel)

Sounds of the Deep South: A Jazzy Accessible Holiday

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 Desiree Michels (May 23, 2017)  In America’s musical southern cities of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville they don’t let much get in the way of their music. In fact, if you mention that you are visually impaired in any of these cities, they’re likely to smile and point out in a slow Southern drawl that you probably hear the music better that way! The US has long been a great location for holidays .. (Travel)

Let Biblical Israel Open Up to You on this Accessible Tour

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 Desiree Michels (May 23, 2017)  Israel, with its rich, fascinating history, ancient architecture and strong cultural identity, is somewhere that many people, of all faiths and none, dream of visiting. That’s why I’m always surprised by how many of my clients believe it is ‘too difficult’ a destination for those with disabilities or mobility issues to visit. The truth is, that while Israel is .. (Travel)

From Stockholm to Helsinki: Accessible Nordic City Breaks

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 Desiree Michels (May 22, 2017)  The Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland and Denmark are famous not just for their beautiful architecture and rich history, but for their progressive thinking and egalitarian attitude too. So it isn’t surprising that, while their cities may contain more than their fair share of cobblestones, they have worked hard to make sure that all major sights and cultural centres are fully .. (Travel)

Designer Labels & Reserved Tables on a Luxury Trip to Milan

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 Desiree Michels (May 17, 2017)  Milan is the undisputable home of fashion, style, chic boutiques, fabulous food and beautiful people. A visit to Italy’s second biggest city can be filled with any luxury you desire. Start your visit off right with a private Malpensa shuttle from the airport that will drive you directly to the door of any one of the city’s luxury boutique hotels. Absorbing Milan’s .. (Travel)




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