Cities and the Meanings Behind Their Nicknames

london Cities and the Meanings Behind Their Nicknames

Everyone has heard of New York being called ‘The Big Apple, ‘The Smoke’ describing London and Paris is renowned for being the ‘City of Love’ – but have you ever stopped to think why?

There are a variety of reasons why each city has earned its name – some of them refer to cultural heritage, whereas others refer to events that happened and the overall environment of the city. In this blog post we are going to be explaining the stories behind the names of the world’s cities, revealing exactly why they have been given that particular nickname. Continue reading

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The Reasons To Not Share Holiday Details on Social Media

claims The Reasons To Not Share Holiday Details on Social Media

How many of us are guilty regarding holiday spam over social media websites? Let’s face it, we’ve all either seen it or done it, so much so that it’s now become ingrained into our holiday routine – checking in at the airport, photos of your tanned legs on the beach and status updates every thirty minutes on how (still!) gloriously hot the weather is. Continue reading

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The Importance of Taking Cash to Greece

greece The Importance of Taking Cash to Greece

Greece is a popular choice for those looking for glorious beach weather and fantastic beaches juxtaposed with an array of historical architecture just around the corner. It can be said that Greece is the place to go if you’re looking for a great holiday that won’t disappoint but at a bargain price that doesn’t break the bank… Continue reading

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Have You Checked Your Sun Cream?

sun cream Have You Checked Your Sun Cream?

With the summer months around the corner, many of us are booking the annual vacation abroad to a warmer climate. Sunglasses and beach hats are great for protecting our eyes and faces from the harmful UV rays, however after a quick dip in the pool or swim in the sea, our wet skin is vulnerable to getting sunburn and painful blisters. That’s why packing sun cream is so important. Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Passports in the World

PASSPORT The Most Powerful Passports in the World

Travelling allows us to completely escape the everyday grind once in a while and provide us with the chance to relax. If you’re travelling abroad by plane in particular, you will most certainly be required to have a passport in order to travel. The notion of owning a passport gives travellers the sense that they are free to roam where they please and see what the world has to offer… or so you would think. Continue reading

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Your Hotel Questions Answered

hotel1 Your Hotel Questions Answered

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to take home the complimentary robe, slippers and toiletries home with you after your hotel stay as well as devouring the entire contents of the minibar and not get into trouble or have to pay? What happens when a guest passes away during their stay? And the most important question of them all… what happens to the half used loo rolls? Continue reading

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How to Use Social Media to Get a Free Hotel

hotel2 How to Use Social Media to Get a Free Hotel

From Myspace ‘Top 5s’ and Bebo ‘Loves’ to Facebook ‘Likes’ and Twitter ‘hashtags’, it’s safe to say that social media has grown significantly in popularity over the last decade – and it is not just an online-only phenomenon anymore. Social media is now ingrained into the medium of television with prime-time viewing programmes such as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing encouraging us to talk about our favourite shows as they are happening, with the use of hashtags and Facebook page voting to gain instant feedback on the show. Continue reading

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Expert’s Guide to Holiday Packing

packing Expert’s Guide to Holiday Packing

Often left until the night before a holiday, packing is one of those tasks considered to be stressful and frustrating. Once you’ve gathered all the items you’d like to take away with you, there is then the added challenge of trying to fit everything you need in to a case that is, well, just too small for all of your possessions – or is it? Continue reading

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