Blog Posts from October, 2014

Travel Image of the Week: Petra, Jordan

October 30th, 2014

In the Middle East – bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Israel – lies Jordan. Within its borders is the ancient city of Petra, also known as the Rose City, due to the colour of the stone it is carved from. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, and is Jordan’s

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Travel Talk on Twitter: A smile and a hello – travelling with people you don’t know

October 29th, 2014

              Do you tend to make new friends when you travel? Whether you set off on a journey on your own or with friends, the appeal of experiencing an adventure with someone entirely new can be almost as exciting as the trip itself. In this week’s #TTOT, travellers discussed

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Halloween Festivals Around The World

October 24th, 2014

Also known as ‘Allhalloween’, ‘All Hallows’ Eve’, or ‘All Saints’ Eve’, Halloween is traditionally a day to remember the dead; with most associating this with dressing up in ghoulish costumes. It is one of the oldest festivals in the world, first thought to have signified the end of the harvest, and the beginning of winter.

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Travel Image of the Week: St. Kitts

October 24th, 2014

St. Kitts is a small, unspoilt Caribbean island, not too far from Antigua. The scenery is breathtaking, the food is fantastic and the nightlife on offer varies from traditional carnival dances to contemporary cocktail bars. You’re constantly surrounded by natural beauty in St. Kitts, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to have the

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Travel Talk on Twitter: There’s no place like home…discover your own country

October 22nd, 2014

Sometimes, one of the most exciting things about travelling to a new country is meeting locals there who can really show you the best sights. Imagine how useful it would be then, if a bunch of people gathered themselves in one place to discuss the best kept secrets about their home towns…. In this week’s

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Olympian To Give Expert Advice At The BodyHoliday, St Lucia

October 20th, 2014

Colin Jackson, CBE, will be providing expert advice and tips at The BodyHoliday in St Lucia in November and December this year. The Olympic medallist is best known for his career specialising in the 110 metre hurdles; becoming world champion three times, Commonwealth champion twice and being undefeated at the European Championships for 12 years. His world record of

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Arrive In Style With A Private Plane Transfer For Under £100

October 17th, 2014

Buccament Bay Resort is offering a private charter service operated by Caribbean Helicopters to transfer up to six guests at a time between Barbados/St Lucia and the resort’s home of St Vincent. For just US$ 150 (£95) per child (up to 12 years of age) each way and US$ 200 (£125) per adult each way,

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Travel Talk on Twitter: The journey doesn’t begin until you get lost… Tips for first time travellers

October 15th, 2014

Being a first time traveller can be overwhelming, exciting and educational all at the same time! There are many ways to discover the world – but if you could go back to your very first trip, is there anything you would do differently? Are there any tips you could give to first timers that will

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Take A Trip On The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

October 14th, 2014

The world’s largest cruise ship will be making its first ever port of call into Southampton today. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, features an incredible array of facilities including: 20 swimming pools and whirlpools, surf simulator, rock climbing walls, zipline, an outdoor park with real grass, a seaside boardwalk, an ice

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Travel Image of the Week: St. Lucia

October 13th, 2014

The Caribbean island of St. Lucia is an idyllic holiday destination, with views that will take your breath away. Lush rainforest covers a lot of St. Lucia, with thriving greenery and plant life providing just as much beauty as the still, sandy beaches. It’s a luxurious destination that, contrary to popular opinion, doesn’t cost the

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