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Five of Europe’s most enticing hidden gems

Europe boasts a plethora of famous landmarks, from the Berlin Wall, the Colosseum, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower, to the sandy beaches of the Spanish Costas. But the continent has so much more to offer than the tried and tested favourites. Why not get ahead of the crowds by visiting some of Europe’s beautiful hidden gems? There’s nothing like discovering a new destination, or jetting off to beautiful locations your friends and family have never even heard of before. 

Claire Small



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Why visit Pisa at least once in your life

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 08/01/2019 - 3:39pm

Pisa, the city of the Leaning Tower that gave birth to Galileo Galilei, is the ideal destination for a journey full of discoveries in Tuscany. This wonderful city can also be visited in a single day, so as to leave room for the other cultural treasures of the region, especially if you have planned your stay in a beautiful Tuscan villa like the ones you can find on Tuscany Now and More.

Cofton Holidays launches mes-merizing mermaid and shark swimming lessons for the summer

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:02am

Children fascinated by the exploits of Ariel can experience what it’s like to be a real-life mermaid or merman this summer with the launch of mermaid and shark swimming lessons at Cofton Holidays in South Devon.  

Following hot on the heels of Disney’s recent announcement that Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in the upcoming The Little Mermaid remake, Cofton Holidays expects the experience to be a real hit with kids looking to channel their inner mermaid or shark.  

The big summer getaway begins with record numbers taking to the skies

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 07/26/2019 - 8:41am

With schools now broken up for summer, the next few days will see the peak of the summer for flights with NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, expecting to handle well over 8,000 flights per day.

2018 was the busiest summer on record for air traffic in Europe with peaks of 37,000 flights a day and 2019 is expected to be even busier.

This summer has already seen records broken for most UK flights ever in a single day, July 5th, when 8,863 flights were handled by NATS in 24-hours.

British holidaymakers fired up over red-hot sun-cream fees abroad

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 07/23/2019 - 5:58pm

A survey of 2,000 holidaymakers commissioned by online travel agent Holiday Hypermarket has revealed the true cost of Brits failing to take enough sun cream abroad. According to their findings, some families of four could end up spending in excess of £100.

25% of respondents to the poll admitted that they don't take any sun cream at all with them on holiday, while 44% said that they take just a single bottle per adult, well below the NHS recommendation of four.

Exeter Airport joins Government backed campaign to warn passengers of consequences of disruptive behaviour

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sun, 07/21/2019 - 10:56pm

With air traffic movements (ATMs) set to peak for the year the One Too Many campaign is reminding passengers to ensure make sure they travel responsibly and avoid serious consequences and penalties for disruptive behaviour. 

Over 8,800 flights are expected to travel through UK airspace today as the summer holidays officially kick off for many across the country. The One Too Many campaign recently relaunched for Summer 2019 with the support of Aviation Minister Baroness Vere, building on the back of a successful inaugural year.

Best Parks and Gardens in Exeter to Visit this Summer

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:39pm

With the summer holidays now upon us it’s time to start planning your days of adventures! There are so many beautiful locations in and around Exeter that can be explored throughout the year, but with the sun shining and blue skies now is the perfect time to take a trip to the best parks and gardens in the area.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

The Best Holiday Locations in Yorkshire

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 5:56pm

Yorkshire is the British county defined by its luscious peaks, rugged coastline, and sprinkled with cultural hubs. This is a brilliant location to spend a weekend away with old school friends, a week with family or even take a longer period of time to truly explore what Yorkshire has on offer. From York Minster to renovated industrial buildings - there is something for everyone within this northern gem, and you’ll find the people some of the most hospitable and welcoming people on these isles. 


How to Know if Buying a Caravan is Right for You

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:55pm

Getting a caravan can be thrilling, especially if you have plans of taking it away for the summer, camping, and having adventures. Sometimes you just know when something feels right, but if you’re not entirely sure whether buying a caravan is right for you, then trust this article to tie up a few loose ends and make the decision a little clearer. 

Do Your Homework 

Positive Benefits of Taking a Well Deserved Vacation

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:17am

Taking a much-needed vacation from work is something that most employees look forward to. Imagine the thought of not having to report to work for a couple of days or weeks? No need to stay long hours to meet specific deadlines and reports. It is nice to look for large country houses to rent for weekends so that your family and friends can tag along.

The Best Hidden Beaches to Visit in the UK

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 07/12/2019 - 6:07pm

Hitting the beach during a holiday is a great way to spend time, as is taking a dip in the ocean and spending time trying some water sports. Usually, however, the best beaches come with the added crowds because everybody else wants to go to the same beautiful beach that you do. 

There are many hidden gems in the UK, however, which might enable you to escape the crowds and find some tranquil peace. Here are a few of them. 

Kynance Cove, Cornwall