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Located in the western Pacific, the Philippines is the name given to a group of more than 7,000 islands. The local cuisine of the Philippines has changed along with the island over the centuries, fusing flavours and ingredients from around the world for a unique multi cultural flavour. Read the rest of this entry »

A Quick Guide to South Tyrol

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 Posted by

Covering a vast expanse of 7,400 square kilometres on the southern face of the Alps, South Tyrol is Italy’s most northern province. Also known as Alto Adige, the region is bordered to the north and north-east by Austria, while Switzerland lies to the north-west. Combining elements of both the Mediterranean and central European lifestyle and culture, the mountainous landscape of South Tyrol provides the setting for a unique Italian vacation. In this blog, we look at some of the regions top destinations and the food specialities that you can try while you are there. Read the rest of this entry »

Whales and dolphins have long held a fascination for us humans, and a growing awareness of how our presence on this planet affects them has served to increase this interest. Getting close to these amazing mammals is an unforgettable experience so it is no surprise that whale watching has become such a popular holiday activity. The first organised whale watching trips started in the 1950s, however it was not until the mid 1980s that the industry really took off. Today, there are many destinations where you can see these denizens of the deep in the wild – in this blog, we select a few of the best. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Family Games to Play on Car Journeys

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 Posted by

A long trip in car to your holiday destination is an exciting adventure and a great way to start a family break. However, those hours of travel can take their toll, and family members of all ages will need something to keep them entertained and prevent moaning! Never fear, we’ve gathered together a selection of four fun family games that are perfect for car voyages – they require little equipment and space (for obvious reasons) and will help to keep everyone’s minds occupied until you reach your destination. Read the rest of this entry »