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Prepare for a Summer Surfing Safari!

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 Desiree Michels (May 17, 2017)  So you’re preparing to make a summer surfing trip? Then you’re also preparing for the trip of a lifetime! Nothing is fresher than the spray of the sea in your face, the waves at your back, and pure adrenaline running through your veins. It’s a sweet image, but it’s all the sweeter if you’re properly kitted out for it. Knowing where’s good to go .. (Travel)

How to Survive a Summer Camping Trip With Teens

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 Desiree Michels (May 17, 2017)  Ah, the summer holidays – that glorious season of sun, relaxation, and… teenagers with too much free time on their hands, and far too much to get choosy about. We’ve all been there. But it is possible to make that summer camping trip a good experience for everyone, you most of all! Here are my tips for achieving those pain-free pleasures: Choose the right location .. (Travel)

Surviving the Beach with Small Children

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 Desiree Michels (May 16, 2017)  On a beach holiday, a day on the sand with the kids should be as simple as it sounds. However, as so many parents know all too well, it’s often not. Juggling sun cream applications, sandy lunchboxes and keeping them entertained seems an impossible task that leaves you exhausted and wanting to leap back in the car and head for home. However, with these tried and tested tips, you .. (Travel)

How to Make Your Clubbing Holiday a Success

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 Desiree Michels (May 16, 2017)  When booking a clubbing holiday with the boys, there are loads of important things you need to remember to do: pack your sunglasses, look up the DJ listings for each club, source the nearest beach for all your post-party watersports needs, to name just a few. What you don’t want to be worrying about is actually having a good time. Luckily, the best clubbing resorts have all the .. (Travel)

Best Beaches for Children in Europe

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 Desiree Michels (May 16, 2017)  It’s often hard to find a beach holiday in Europe which gives you a chance to relax and unwind, but also offers enough facilities and entertainment for your kids. Here we’ve sourced 4 amazing seaside spots which will ensure your family getaway has something for everyone. Praia de Barranco, Algarve, Portugal The gorgeous resort of Pine Cliffs not only boasts breathtaking .. (Travel)

Best Birding Sites in Lesbos

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 Desiree Michels (May 03, 2017)  As the third largest of the Greek islands, Lesbos (also called Lesvos) is popular for a number of things: olive oil, sardines, wildflowers and its fascinating mythology. But its greatest renown comes as one of the best bird watching sites in Europe. Dedicated birding holidays in Lesbos introduce participants to an island absolutely teeming with migrant and resident breeding species, .. (Travel)

Take to the Open Road with the World’s Most Awesome Motorbike Routes

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 Desiree Michels (May 01, 2017)  All our guests at Summit and Blue have one thing in common: a love of adventure and the open air. That’s what drives them to search out the ultimate activity holiday destinations, from the USA to Iceland and Finland to Antigua. But while we all share a passion for adventurous destinations, maybe we should think about planning a little excitement into our journeys as well. For .. (Travel)

Check Out the Monster Waves of Portugal’s Nazaré on Your Next Surf Trip

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 Desiree Michels (May 01, 2017)  For keen surfers enjoying an activity holiday with Summit and Blue in Peniche – on Portugal’s Silver Coast – there’s a great treat just up the shoreline in the form of the fishing village of Nazaré. It was here that in 2011 big wave surfing superstar, Garrett McNamara, first broke the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Surfing Legend In 2011 .. (Travel)

Underwater Wrecks: The Most Dramatic Sites for Diving

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 Desiree Michels (May 01, 2017)  From the waters of the Caribbean to the historic shipping routes of the Mediterranean, the underwater world around some of our favourite activity holiday hot spots hold many secrets – some of the most fascinating of which are the ships that lie on the ocean floor. When it comes to underwater explorations, wreck diving is undoubtedly an essential feature of any avid diver’s .. (Travel)

Exploring the Wonderful Western Coast of Sicily

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 Desiree Michels (April 29, 2017)  I've been helping clients plan Sicily holidays for more than three decades and, in my opinion, the western part of the island is one of the most fascinating and authentic destinations in all of Italy. It's absolutely brimming with history, culture and traditional cuisine, but it's more than that; I think that if you discover the west, you've discovered the real Sicily…Make Like a . (Travel)

Culture Vultures: Flock to Paphos, Cyprus!

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 Desiree Michels (April 29, 2017)  It doesn’t take much to slip back in time in this town: history and culture seem to ooze from the very stone walls around you. Meander through the charming Old Town and enjoy a drink at one of many little cafés or pleasant bars down by the harbour. After you’ve absorbed a bit of the ancient vibe, ensure you take in these attractions within the UNESCO cultural site, .. (Travel)

All Aboard the Agape Rose - Explore the Dalmatian Coast in Style

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 Desiree Michels (April 29, 2017)  For anyone who loves sailing, a cruise along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia would have to be at the top of the bucket list. Even for those who've never considered the idea before, a trip aboard the luxury vessel MS Agape Rose is enough to turn a die-hard landlubber into a dedicated sailor. I've helped many of our clients plan holidays in Croatia and, for those with a sense of adventure, . (Travel)

Magical Walking Holidays in Croatia

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 Desiree Michels (April 28, 2017)  Dramatic coastlines, woodlands with an air of the mystical and blue, blue lakes are around every corner in this walker’s paradise. Croatia stands out because of its rich variety of nature: you can wander past spectacular waterfalls, stroll around impossibly blue lakes and explore lush islands all on the same walking holiday! Plitvice Lakes Plitvice National Park has had UNESCO .. (Travel)

Chamonix: It’s All About the Climb

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 Desiree Michels (April 27, 2017)  To complete an adrenaline-fuelled summer, the Alps offer an array of activities, including climbing. In Chamonix, you can give mountaineering, bouldering, cragging and wall climbing a go. If you’re bold enough to take on the challenge, each of these different ascensions guarantees a thrill. Mountaineering What is Mountaineering? Mountaineering is not for the faint-hearted. Said . (Travel)

Must-Ski Pistes in Les Trois Vallées

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 Desiree Michels (April 27, 2017)  Les Trois Vallées ski region has a legitimate claim on being the best in the world. With over 11 resorts and more runs than you could cover in a season, skiing in Les Trois Vallées should be at the top of every skiers bucket list. Among the 600km of varied slopes and the spectacular off-piste opportunities are a handful of runs that are simply a rite of passage. To say you . (Travel)

Avoid the Crowds: Explore Les Trois Vallées Satellite Resorts

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 Desiree Michels (April 27, 2017)  One of the most satisfying elements of frequent travel is becoming so knowledgeable about an area that you no longer need to follow the herd. It can almost feel like your own private secret once you gleefully figure out a way to circumnavigate the common tourist tract and find that back-door access to the best skiing in Les Trois Vallées. The region’s satellite resorts .. (Travel)

Top Business Hotels in Tokyo, a Global Business Hub

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 Desiree Michels (April 24, 2017)  Tokyo is an amazing city for the business traveller, full of bustling life and energy. The culture is a unique juxtaposition of elegant Japanese tradition and cutting edge, vibrant innovation. So, whether you want a little old-style luxury or are looking for something a bit more high-end urban cool, you’ll find a hotel perfect for you and your needs. For any work trip it’s .. (Travel)

Fine Dining Restaurants for Business Travellers to Sydney

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 Desiree Michels (April 24, 2017)  There’s so much to think about when you’re arranging a work trip to the other side of the world, but while tickets and business travel insurance are vital, don’t forget the little details that will wow your contacts and make the trip even more successful! The easiest way to do this in Australia’s financial hub, Sydney, is to take advantage of the city’s .. (Travel)

3 Unusual Cruise Destinations Around the World

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 Desiree Michels (April 24, 2017)  If following the crowds around the usual Caribbean islands, Hawaii or Alaska doesn’t float your boat, then why not try one of the many cruise destinations that make your sailing experience a more unique adventure? From the Norwegian Arctic to the Amazon River, there are a wide variety of cruise options out there which offer exciting new opportunities. So rather than settling for .. (Travel)

Where to Stay (& Avoid) in the Largest Linked Ski Area on the Planet

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2017)  335 ski runs, 600km of slopes, 180 ski lifts, 4 glaciers and 3 valleys – where to even begin?! Ranked top in the list of the world’s elite ski areas, skiing in Les Trois Vallées is a treat morning, noon and night thanks to its excellent array of restaurants and après to suit every taste. Made up of the Courchevel, Méribel and Belleville valleys, each .. (Travel)

The Best Weekend Ski Breaks from Geneva

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2017)  Why Geneva? With flight times from London as short as 90 minutes, Geneva is the perfect base for a quick weekend getaway. From Geneva, ski transfers to the following 10 resorts are under 2 hours, further making the most of your weekend of skiing. You can be whooshing down the slopes or sipping a delicious wine piste-side within a few short hours of take off. Our Recommendations Verbier . (Travel)

Tips For Organising a Company Ski Trip

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 Desiree Michels (April 20, 2017)  So, You’re Planning Your Company Ski Trip You’ve taken on quite some challenge Amy from accounts wants to be on the first lift and have a piste-side picnic to maximise her time on the slopes, whilst Mike from marketing cares more about the après scene and boozy lunches than getting any serious runs in. Everyone else falls somewhere between those extremes, but with .. (Travel)

Last Minute Easter Holiday Getaways

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2017)  After a damp, dark British winter there’s nothing like the sunshine of Easter to raise your family’s spirits, not to mention injecting some much needed vitamin D into their systems. Holidays at this time of year don’t need to cost the earth; whether you choose to enjoy a break here or abroad there are plenty of last minute deals to be had. Enjoy a UK Staycation Okay, .. (Travel)

Be Prepared: Driving on the Right Hand Side

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2017)  Taking your car on holiday with you to Europe can be a great way to save money and ensure that you have transport for you and your family when you get there. However, it’s important to be prepared for the differences when driving on the Continent. It’s all very well planning the details of your stay in Europe – travel insurance, hotel bookings etc. – but if .. (Travel)

A Survival Guide for Travelling with Small Children

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 Desiree Michels (April 13, 2017)  While it’s true that family holidays are the stuff that lifelong memories are made of, no parent is going to pretend that travelling with small children doesn’t involve a certain amount of stress. Thankfully there are a variety of precautions you can take to make sure your time away with your young children is everything you (and they) hoped for. Preparation, Preparation, .. (Travel)

Our Top Properties for an Incredible Agriturismo Experience in Sicily

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 Desiree Michels (April 05, 2017)  In my humble opinion, you cannot beat sampling fresh produce in a picturesque natural setting whilst on holiday. It is for this reason that we often recommend agriturismo in Sicily as a vacation, which will allow you to indulge in delicious home-grown food and wine at a scenic Italian farm surrounded by the beautiful rolling country hills. Agriturismo Defined So, what is an .. (Travel)

Immerse Yourself in History in these Prestigious Hotels

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 Desiree Michels (April 05, 2017)  The hotel that you stay in during your vacation is much more than somewhere to lay your head each night. This will be your home for the duration of your trip and, in some cases, it can be a key part of your experience. In our portfolio we have dozens of wonderful unique hotels that hold historical significance and offer supreme luxury. If calling a prestigious palace, castle or mansion .. (Travel)

Explore Enchanting Underworlds in the World’s Greatest Cave Networks

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 Desiree Michels (April 05, 2017)  There are few things on Earth as enchanting, mysterious and breathtaking as natural caves. These stunning subterranean underworlds create weaving networks with all kinds of hidden treasures just waiting to be uncovered. If visiting caves in beautiful parts of the world sounds like your kind of holiday, then the team at Prestige Holidays can put together a fantastic trip to one of these .. (Travel)

Enter the Game of Thrones in Croatia

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2017)  Game of Thrones fan? It’s hard to find someone who isn’t completely hooked on HBO’s spectacular TV show from George R. R Martin’s books, which is why I am confident that I have a vacation that you are going to love. In recent years, the beautiful UNESCO-listed Croatian city of Dubrovnik has skyrocketed in popularity and earned the attention of an entirely new .. (Travel)

Connect with Nature and Indulge in Luxury on Our Tenerife Holidays

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2017)  Here at Prestige Holidays, we understand that finding the right balance between indulging in luxury and getting out in the thick of nature can be challenging. You should not have to sacrifice either, which is why we have carefully selected properties that allow you to get out and explore by day and then indulge in the finer things after a full-on day. This is particularly true of our .. (Travel)

A Child-Friendly Cultural Holiday in Historic Siracusa

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 Desiree Michels (March 27, 2017)  I speak to many clients who believe that it is impossible that a family holiday will be a fantastic experience for both parents and their children. It seems that culture and luxury do not mix with the demands of youngsters, but I am confident that I have a vacation that will be as fulfilling for the little ones as it is for mum and dad. Our holidays to Sicily allow you to follow in the . (Travel)

Take the Road Less Travelled Through South America

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 Desiree Michels (March 23, 2017)  South America is a dream travel destination for many, and its name alone conjures images of impressive Incan ruins, exotic jungle terrain and bustling Latin cities. This guide will outline some of the exciting lesser-known destinations away from the heaving crowds to visit in between all of the main attractions, to make your trip more meaningful and memorable. Huacachina, Peru The only . (Travel)

Lions, Leopards and Luxury on Safari in Africa

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 Desiree Michels (March 23, 2017)  An African safari is the trip of a lifetime for many, born out of a childhood sense of adventure. Nothing is quite like the experience of seeing larger-than-life majestic animals roaming free in their own habitat. African safaris are now considered one of the most luxurious travel experiences around. The warm hospitality of the hosts only enhances the luxury amenities, sophisticated .. (Travel)

Festival du Film Aventure et Decouverte, Val d’Isere

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2017)  This April, Val d’Isere will once again be hosting the fantastic Adventure and Discovery Film Festival – this year celebrating its 21st anniversary. This spectacular festival celebrates and showcases documentaries on the themes of adventure, discovery, exploration, expeditions, ethnic encounters or sport. Val d’Isere, in the stunning Tarentaise region, is the perfect .. (Travel)

Enjoy the Delights of Méribel San Skis!

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2017)  There is a common misconception that you have to ski to enjoy a winter break at a ski resort, which is a shame, as these places are absolutely fantastic for anybody who enjoys the little luxuries in life and is looking for a bit of downtime. I highly recommend a Méribel ski holiday to anybody seeking a fulfilling vacation, as this fabulous resort has many wonderful opportunities .. (Travel)

Après, Après, Après: Méribel’s Non-stop Winter Party

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 Desiree Michels (March 20, 2017)  The excellent resort of Méribel is a magnet for party animals, attracting winter sports fanatics who like to burn the candle at both ends from all around the world (and especially Britain!). This helps to create an electric atmosphere under the stars at night and the parties carry on well into the early hours. These are a few of the top après spots to check out on your .. (Travel)

Birdsong Syntax – Birds Speaking in Sentences

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 Desiree Michels (March 17, 2017)  Organised bird tours take participants to a host of destinations around the world, affording them the exciting opportunity to observe a diverse range of species in their natural habitat. While professional bird tours utilise the expertise of a naturalist or ornithologist to share their knowledge and be on hand to answer any questions, it's a good idea for participants to carry out their . (Travel)

3 New Bird Species Discovered in Africa

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 Desiree Michels (March 17, 2017)  For keen wildlife watchers, well-organised professional bird tours provide the opportunity to travel to a host of exotic destinations around the world to experience sightings of rare and endemic avian species in their natural habitat. Anyone planning on joining one of the bird tours to Africa may be interested to learn of three newly documented species recently discovered in Ghana and .. (Travel)

Introducing the Newest Species of Thrush

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 Desiree Michels (March 17, 2017)  While the news may have gone under the radar of anyone without an interest in bird watching, in 2016 scientists announced the discovery of a new avian species: Zoothera salimalii, the Himalayan Forest Thrush. Named in honour of the late Indian ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, whose extensive contributions to research have been invaluable to the base of scientific knowledge of birds, the .. (Travel)

Making Modern History: Great Achievements in Skiing

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2017)  There is always that buzz of excitement that you get once you have booked a ski holiday that you just do not get with a typical vacation. This is because you know that it will not be too long until you are shredding powder, soaking up the amazing après atmosphere and indulging in luxury in your catered ski chalet or in a state-of-the-art spa. For those setting off on a winter .. (Travel)

Extreme Winter Highs - The World’s Most Amazing Ski Lifts

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2017)  The main reason that people return time and time again for a ski breakn is not the après scene, the luxury catered ski chalet or the pampering sessions in state-of-the-art spas (although these play a huge part!). It is that surge of adrenaline that you get at the top of the slopes and the thrill of conquering a particularly challenging piste! You can also get this surge of .. (Travel)

Be Early and Get the Winter Worm for the 2018 Ski Season

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 Desiree Michels (March 14, 2017)  It may not be on your mind quite yet, but I highly encourage anybody looking for an affordable ski holiday to book now for the 2018 season. With the current season still in full swing, you can take advantage of the great deals on offer currently for next year’s break. It is never too early to start planning, and particularly if you and the kids have had a great time on the slopes .. (Travel)

Top Picks: Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

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 Desiree Michels (March 13, 2017)  Skiing is a truly family-friendly pursuit. The exhilaration and fun provided by playing in the snow together creates fast memories and a desire for more holidays that promote togetherness. However, travelling with children is usually accompanied by a fair number of headaches regardless of how well you organise the process. Consequently, it should be a relief to know that once you arrive . (Travel)

Sun, Smiles and Snowboarding in Leysin

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 Desiree Michels (March 13, 2017)  Looking for the ultimate snowboarding experience this winter? Leysin resort is the place for you! With its uncongested pistes, world-class snowpark and sunny-weather guarantee, you’re in for an epic holiday. Best of all, thanks to fast and convenient Geneva airport transfers, you’ll be perfecting your tricks in no time. The Swiss Resort of Leysin Leysin is .. (Travel)

A Green Ski Holiday in Anzère

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 Desiree Michels (March 13, 2017)  Looking to relax this winter? Allow yourself to recharge by soaking in the glorious sunshine and astonishing views of the Rhone Valley when you go skiing in Switzerland. Feel the wind against your face as you glide down Anzère’s picturesque slopes before spending the evening being pampered in the resort’s spa. Skiing in Anzère Anzère is a unique .. (Travel)

Planning a Family Reunion? Nimmo Bay Resort is the Answer

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 Desiree Michels (February 28, 2017)  There has been a recent trend for families to shun the stereotypical holiday destinations in favour of something a bit more adventurous. In our day and age of high tech dependency, over scheduling, over working and over stressing, the need to both mentally and physically decompress while on holiday has become even more important for both adults and children alike. Instead of the same .. (Travel)

Leave the Comfort Zone: Family Adventure in Nimmo Bay

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 Desiree Michels (February 28, 2017)  You will be hard pressed to avoid a smile when you see that flash of joy on a child’s face as they discover something new for the very first time. Activity holidays for families should always have facilitating that experience as their number one goal. Nimmo Bay Resort, in British Columbia, excels at introducing exploration and new adventures and activities to the whole family. .. (Travel)

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

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 Desiree Michels (February 28, 2017)  If Mother Nature were to design a zoo, Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest would be what it looked like. This stunning and vast wilderness spans over 400km/250 mi across the central and northern coast of British Columbia. Most nature enthusiasts declare the this to be the best location for bear watching in Canada. An exploration of this vast region gives visitors an unparalleled .. (Travel)

Street (and Piste) Art in Courchevel

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 Desiree Michels (February 27, 2017)  If you spot something strange out on the slopes in Courchevel this season, don’t be alarmed; it’s probably just one of the art installations featured in this year’s L’Art au Sommet exhibition. Held in partnership with Galleries Bartoux, a number of edgy contemporary street artists have installed their work in and around the resort for 2017. You’ll find .. (Travel)

Sailing and Sunshine: Lake Geneva’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud

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 Desiree Michels (February 27, 2017)  Join the crowds of cheering spectators who line the shores of lake Geneva every summer to cheer on the competing sailing teams in the Bol d’Or Mirabaud Regatta. The party atmosphere along the lake is a great reason to explore the Swiss city in June. Of all the events in Geneva’s busy annual calendar, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud holds a special place in the heart of the .. (Travel)




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