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lille to london: Why Take the Bus to and from Lille

Lille - Opera House and Chamber of Commerce Tower by Daxis, on Flickr
Lille – Opera House and Chamber of Commerce Tower by Daxis, on Flickr

Most people would think of Paris when considering taking a city break in France, whilst others might have some of the cities on the French Riviera in mind, for the sunshine, stunning views and relaxing café culture.  Yet Lille is unjustly overlooked.  Found in the north of the country, close to the Belgian border, Lille is one of the largest cities in France with a cultural heritage that makes a visit there a ‘must’ on everyone’s to-do list.

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How to enjoy your time in Cuba

Cuba Libre by flippinyank, on Flickr
Cuba Libre by flippinyank, on Flickr

Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands, situated just off the coast of Florida. The climate is hot, with lush vegetation and lot of exciting wildlife, mangroves, rainforests, coral reefs and more. There’s so much to see and do that you’re going to want to visit Cuba again and again to experience it all.

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Holidays Abroad: Things to Know Before you Go

At the airport
At the airport

Jetsetting off to hotter climes is a glorious idea conjured by many people all over the country – while our warm days in the UK are, of course, pleasurable, we never seem to get enough of them, so why shouldn’t we head to the shores of somewhere that provides almost 100% guaranteed sunshine and scorching temperatures?

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Top Events this Summer: Proms in the Park, London

Photo by by Keith Laverack
Photo by by Keith Laverack

The summer months call for a city break or two if you have the annual leave from work to allow it and with plenty of events running throughout the upcoming months, London would be an ideal city to consider for your escape. With a jam-packed calendar that will have something that appeals to everyone, London is a hotbed of multi-cultural delights that enlighten, enthral and entertain. A stay in the city needn’t break the bank, with plenty of websites such as https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/book/london-hotels providing excellent deals on city centre accommodation, so that you can spend your hard-earned cash on things that really matter – the events in the capital that will make your visit stand out and be counted.

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Discover the Dominican Republic

Photo by Michelle Brea
Photo by Michelle Brea

Nobody needs an excuse to go to the Caribbean. Let’s face it, if you were handed an all-expenses-paid ticket to a sun-drenched Caribbean island, with all the powder-soft sands and bath-warm waters you could ask for, who could possibly say no? The only difficulty you might face is deciding which island to go to. And if that’s a dilemma you need a helping hand with, look no further.

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Tucking into the best Thai cuisine

Thailand food market_Yeachan
Thailand food market_Yeachan

There are many reasons why tourism in Thailand keeps growing at an impressive rate, with a 15.98% increase in visitors in the course of 2012.

The south-east Asian country boasts golden beaches, impressive temples, a rich culture and plenty of sunshine, and it’s now easy for consumers to take advantage of cheap flights to Thailand. However, there’s another major draw and that’s the nation’s food.

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Get Outdoorsy in the Maldives

Imma by Hani Amir, on Flickr
Imma by Hani Amir, on Flickr

Close your eyes and picture the Maldives: what do you see? Paradise beaches with crystal clear waters, posh holiday villas, extravagant honeymoons? That’s part of the story, but not all of it – the Maldives are an incredible spot for adventure tourism. You can swim, snorkel, dive, kayak, surf, windsurf, sail, parasail, fish, hike, climb, explore ancient Islamic ruins and look for wildlife without ever leaving the archipelago – and you can experience the local culture as well at markets on non-resort islands. There’s a reason the UK voted it their favourite country outside of Europe in 2010 – here are a few of our favourite adventure activities in the Maldives: