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Explore Iceland this winter

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Iceland is a wonderful European destination to visit all year round, but in winter it sparkles and comes to life. We’ve put together the top things to do in Iceland on a winter wonderland getaway. 1. Visit natural ice caves Each winter ice caves form in Europe’s largest glacier, the Vatnajökull glacier, and every summer…

See the sights in Sweden

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With many people keen to book a winter break, Sweden can be the ideal destination. With numerous travel options, you can reach Sweden from the UK via a relatively short flight, meaning that it’s suitable for weekends away as well as longer breaks. Whilst holidaymakers may want to opt for a relaxing break in the…

Living it up in Latvia

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With miles of coastlines, undeveloped forests and sandy beaches, it’s not surprising that tourism is one of Latvia’s biggest economies. Easily accessible from the UK, Latvia is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination. While short flight times means that you can reach Latvia from the UK easily, Riga International Airport actually handles incoming flights from…

Ideas for epic activity holidays in Europe

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Lounging by the pool soaking up the rays is not everyone’s idea of a perfect holiday. Increasingly, people are looking for ways to combine fresh air, fitness and fun on their annual break. There is also a roaring trade in European short breaks that include activities and outdoor adventure. Families, in particular, may want to…

The strange world of dark tourism

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Chernobyl, a remote Northern outpost of Ukraine, is best known for providing a horrific example of what can go wrong with nuclear energy. However, remarkably perhaps, it is now a major tourist attraction bringing revenue to the region. There is a steady trade for bus tours taking tourists on a day trip from Kiev through…

3 Mediterranean islands you must visit before you die

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The great thing about visiting Europe is the diverse array of climates and spectacular destinations on offer. With such choice, it is often tough deciding where to go; but if sun, sea, gorgeous beaches and never-ending relaxation is what you have in mind, then a visit to a Mediterranean island is the place for you….

5 top facts about Crete

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Crete is a wonderful place. Known for its creamy feta cheese and quality olive oil, the food is hard to beat, the people are friendly and the water is the bluest for miles around. It’s no wonder it’s popular with tourists the world over. If you have booked your ticket, you will probably already know…

What snowboard should you use for your Alpine holiday?

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If you’re planning on hitting the Alpine slopes in Europe this winter on a snowboard and you’re new to the sport, there are a few things you should know. First and foremost, check that you have the right insurance for risk sports whilst abroad so that you will be able to get home. You should…

Why you should visit Füssen on your next European trip

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Bavaria is a state in the southernmost tip of Germany that is roughly the same size as Scotland. Its land is mainly beautiful countryside that transforms from lush green openness in the summer to a winter wonderland in the colder months. Nestled in the south amongst the foothills of the Alps, that separates Germany and…

Top tips for touring Europe by bike

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Touring by bicycle is one of the best ways to see what a country has to offer and immerse yourself in the experience. Much of Europe is uber cycle-friendly, but to get the most out of your experience, here are four top tips. Good maps Many European countries have well-developed cycle routes in place and…

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