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Glorious gardens to visit in Europe

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Spring is here, the flowers are blooming and the temperatures are warming up. There’s never been a better time to visit some of Europe’s best kept botanic gardens. We’ve picked out a few which you might like to visit. Monserrate Palace Gardens, Portugal Wander through tangled trees, and discover replica temples which look like they’ve…

Want a cheap getaway with friends? Why not drive to Belgium?

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Summer is just around the corner, and with the weather as beautiful as it is at the moment, we are all pining for an adventure. If you and your friends are yet to make plans, why not pile into the car and drive over to North Belgium for a few days? Just don’t forget to…

3 of Europe’s best beaches

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Spring is upon us and, as the weather starts to warm up, we are all dreaming of where our summer holiday could take us. If you haven’t booked anything yet, check out our guide to Europe’s best beaches. The only thing left to do is to buy a bikini, pack your passport and EHIC and…

Top tips for entertaining the kids on long journeys

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The summer holidays are fast approaching and, if you’re planning a trip abroad, maybe by car to France, Spain or Germany, how can you keep the kids entertained and stop the constant ‘are we nearly there yet’ questions? While you’re packing your passport, travel insurance and European medical card, check out these top tips for…

Will Great Britain decide to remain in or exit the EU?

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On 23rd June 2016, voters will take to the polls across the United Kingdom to mark a historic choice. The nation’s continuing membership of the European Union hangs in doubt as heated arguments both for and against attempt to persuade the populace to either remain or leave. Impact on travellers Those UK citizens who travel…

Travel insurance hints and tips

It might not be the most exciting part of planning a holiday, but you need to make sure that the travel insurance you take out is right for you. Here are three things you need to think about. 1) Check the activity cover Different types of insurance will cover different activities. If you are just…

3 top European footballing weekends

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Europe is home to some of world football’s ‘cathedrals’ – towering, historically important, and in many cases beautiful stadiums which play host to sporting drama throughout the football season. For this reason, a long weekend based around a visit to one of the continent’s football hotspots can work perfectly, also allowing you time to see…

Things to think about before you cycle around Europe

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Cycling is a great way to explore Europe. It’s cheap, it’s simple and anybody can do it. There are a few things that you need to think about before you set off on your trip though. 1. How are you going to get your bike home? Both trains and planes across Europe often have very…

3 top European destinations for outdoor lovers

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Some of Europe’s most incredible offerings lie in its innate beauty. Outdoors lovers are spoilt for choice when looking for ways to walk, swim, run or cycle their way around the continent. Here are our top three picks for holidays for outdoor lovers. 1. Jura region, France Everybody has heard of the Alps but the…

Taking your car to France? 11 rules and regulations you should know

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Thanks to our great range of ferry ports and the Eurostar, driving your own car around Europe is easier than ever, and a lot nicer than having to arrange and learn the foibles of a foreign hire car. One of the easiest countries to access for us Brits is France. We must remember though, that…

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