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Enjoy lunch on Pescherie Vecchie street near the famous italian food markets and shops in the center of old town Bologna.

Ancient cities of Europe that lie off the beaten track

Think of ancient Europe. Admit it. You’re thinking of Athens and Rome, aren’t you? No doubt they’re fabulous cities. But if you want to avoid the tourists, selfie sticks and wild prices, they may not be your best bet. So …

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Living with an allergy isn’t always easy. While others can go through life without having to worry about whether a particular allergen is in their meal or if those are cat hairs on their clothes, some aren’t so lucky. Like anything however you learn to live with it and - with holidays - being prepared is key. Here are six tips for travelling with allergies.

6 tips for travelling with allergies

There are one or two extra things to think about when you go on holiday as an allergy sufferer. Here are six tips to make sure your trip is the happy and relaxing break you have been hoping for. 

This lush planet: a spherical smorgasbord of delicious delights, ready to be sampled by the curious adventurer. Tried the Turkey yet? 

Pamukkale: why Turkey’s perfect pool hangout should be on your bucket list

This lush planet: a spherical smorgasbord of delicious delights, ready to be sampled by the curious adventurer. Tried the Turkey yet? 

Merry Cemetery, Săpânța

5 quirky places to visit in Romania

If you’re on the hunt for a holiday that’s a little different from your run-of-the-mill getaways, then Romania is a fantastic option. It’s a country that bursts with character whether you’re in the city, on the beach or out in …

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Some people believe the name Easter harks back to German pagan traditions celebrating the goddess Eostra. She was revered for bringing spring and fertility on the spring equinox, with rabbits used to symbolise her.

Where does the Easter bunny live? (It’s closer to home than Santa.)

You know where St Nicholas lives. That’s well documented. As for the Easter Bunny? Hmm, that’s a tough one. But we’ve got a hunch - and it’s closer to home than Lapland. Let’s take a look at the evidence...

5 of Europe’s most beautiful forests

5 of Europe’s most beautiful forests

The quintessential holiday haunt for most travel-lovers is the beach. But Europe has way more than shore to explore. Join us as we take a stomp around some of Europe’s most beautiful forests. 

A new EU initiative has been announced to give up to 20,000 18-year-olds European interrail tickets for free. It gives you the chance to discover a whopping thirty countries across an entire continent without paying a penny for the journey. Not bad for something worth around £415. 

How to get a free interrail ticket for your 18th birthday

A new EU initiative has been announced to give up to 20,000 18-year-olds European interrail tickets for free. It gives you the chance to discover a whopping thirty countries across an entire continent without paying a penny for the journey. …

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5 of the world’s most spectacular wetlands

5 of the world’s most spectacular wetlands

Early February marked World Wetlands Day, a day that recognises the 1971 Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Since then governments and local groups have used the date to bring awareness and education to their respective nations …

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Travel insurance: what to do if the Beast from the East affects your flight plans

The now infamous Beast from the East has brought snow, ice and manifest travel disruption to much of the UK. Where do you stand if this monster snap of weather impacts your holiday plans? 

How to avoid the most common travel insurance mistakes

How to avoid the most common travel insurance mistakes

Travel insurance is a holiday essential. But there are certain things to be aware of to make sure you avoid the risk of accidentally invalidating your policy while you're away. Here’s how to avoid common travel insurance mistakes and get …

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