Travel Articles

Be a Brit Different

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To "be a Brit different," travellers in the know are encouraged to experience the culture, diversity, food and drink, and fall in love with the Heart of England.  Although the region is known worldwide for its famous literary genius, William Shakespeare, the area also has lesser known treasures such as a pub hop by canal boat, a local food and drink festival, a trip to a monkey forest, a fine china making workshop, among other experiences.

February's Travel Article

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Environmental Experts List the 5 Best Beaches in Italy

by Antonio Cresce

There’s so much to tempt holiday makers to pick Italy as their destination of choice. Not only does the country boast splendid culture, food, arts and architecture, but the climate makes it ideal for enjoying the glorious Italian beaches. Of course, with so many of Italy’s beaches being of a high standard, it’s a difficult task to separate the superior wheat from the good wheat. Fortunately, the good people at Legambiente publish an annual list of the cleanest and most attractive beaches. The 2008 list has just been published, and the top 5 should be on any beach lover’s check list when taking a family holiday in Italy, especially when the criteria for ranking takes over 130 factors into account, including clean waters, unpolluted sands, art and cuisine!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - New Year in Britain

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5! 4! 3! 2! 1! Happy New Year! 

Fireworks, champagne and Auld Lang Syne… there's no better place to celebrate the New Year than Britain. Wherever you find yourself on New Year's Eve, you'll never be far from a party.

December's Travel Article

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Photo  by Dirk V

YOU can happily trawl the Internet for hours looking for quotations to define happiness. 

All areas of the philosophical spectrum can be found there. 

Some of my favourites are: “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy”; “Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill”; and “I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse, I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.” 

Another one, which is attributed to the American cartoonist Berke Breathed, and which could easily be adopted as the clarion call of the Disney corporation, is: “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

Disney believe that they can make your dreams come true and thereby attempt to cascade you in happiness. 



MY first holiday overseas was to the quiet, almost sleepy (well it was way back then) French seaside resort of Hendaye Plage.

It was a school trip for a bunch of 15 year olds who for the most part were venturing outside Britain for the very first time.