New Year Travel in Ireland: Destinations to Visit

Dublin on New Years- Flickr CC dansapples

The blarney, craic and coffee, the Guinness, whisky and story, the folk fables, folk music and the folk themselves – there are so many reasons to visit Ireland nestled within it’s lush, majestic and equally rugged country that it’s no wonder 2014 is looking like one of the best years to visit. Ever. After long […]

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Reasons to visit Faro, Portugal

Faro, Portugal - Flickr CC karismafilms

Faro is a beautiful city located in southern Portugal. The city is known for its rich history and mild Mediterranean climate. With a bustling city, old world feel, and many historical sites to visit, there is plenty to see and do. Here are a few reasons to consider spending your holiday in Faro, Portugal: Old […]

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Best winter breaks for kids

It doesn’t get more wintery than the Alps - Flickr CC ghentooo

Children get very excited about Christmas of course but once that is all over there is an awful lot of winter still to go and they still need to be amused. Not only is there the rest of the Christmas school holiday to fill but also the February half term, when time can hang really […]

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Take a trip to Turkey

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul - Flickr CC simononly

Turkey is a perennially popular tourist destination, combining the Mediterranean with the magic of the Middle East. This varied country boasts beautiful beaches and an array of incredible natural landscapes, from majestic mountain ranges and cascading canyons to volcanic craters and thermal springs. Centuries of civilisations have shaped this stunning country and relics remain from […]

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Boy wearing sunglasses


Today’s feature smiling face photograph is of a cute boy trying on my over-sized men’s sunglasses in the desert region of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. // // // //

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Europe’s budget city breaks: Sofia vs. Budapest

The biggest church in Sofia - Flickr CC klearchos

With the effects of the credit crunch still hanging over us and Christmas around the corner, getting away for a quick autumn city break may seem out of reach for many. However, these holiday deals offer all the culture and great food and drink of a classic weekend escape, but on a shoestring. Sofia and Budapest, capitals […]

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Vietnamese girl with spider man hat


Today’s feature smiling faces from Vietnam is of a cute Vietnamese girl walking down a street in Dalat beaming a lovely grin while wearing a Spider Man cap. // // // //

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Cultural Landscapes: The Heritage of Ancient Egypt

Camels at the Pyramids - Flickr Eugene Regis

It is often startling to consider the age of the Egyptian civilisation. When the Great Pyramids of Giza were built, Woolly Mammoths were not yet extinct, and Cleopatra lived closer to the present day than she did to the construction of the Sphinx. What is remarkable about Egypt’s history is how enduring it is, with […]

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