Havana Holidays – What To See and Do

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 Posted by

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Located on the north coast of the island, Cuba’s capital city, Havana is one of the largest Caribbean cities and was founded by the Spanish in the late 1500s. Benefiting from a tropical climate, many travellers say that the best time to visit and explore the city is between December and April, when rainfall averages are lowest and temperatures hover around a pleasant 22 – 24°C. With lots to see, do and experience in the city, we look at some of the best attractions to check out during your visit. Read the rest of this entry »

Festive Tipples for New Years Eve

Posted on: December 24th, 2012 Posted by

It is nearly time to bid adieu to 2012 and say celebrate the dawn of 2013. Whether you are hosting a family gathering at a rustic cottage in the Cotswolds or have booked a self catering apartment in Paris for a romantic new Year’s Eve for two, we’ve got a selection of easy-to-make cocktails to bring a special touch to the night.

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Top 4 European Christmas Markets

Posted on: December 18th, 2012 Posted by

What better way to get yourself in the mood for the festive season than with a visit to a Christmas market? We’ve selected four of the best, so whether you want to combine purchasing some last minute gifts with a short city break in Europe, or you want to give the kids a weekend to remember, without going too far afield, we’ve got the market for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Magical Winter Holidays in Lapland

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 Posted by

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Lapland is the name given to the most northerly region of Finland, close to the Arctic Circle. With unique climatic conditions which creates eight distinct seasons over the  course of a year, the brisk, sparkling, snowy winter is a particularly magical time to visit. The capital of Lapland is Rovaniemi, a bustling town which has plenty to see and do, making it a popular choice for first time visitors. In this blog, we offer suggestions of some of the best attractions in the area for all the family. Read the rest of this entry »

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 Posted by

In many European countries, sweet chestnuts are a traditional festive treat, and of course are the inspiration for the opening lyrics of the Nat King Cole’s classic “The Christmas Song”. If you have yet to experience the delights of a freshly cooked chestnut for yourself, read on to learn more about this delicious winter food. Read the rest of this entry »