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France In A Flash - Arrange A Quick French Getaway

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France In A Flash - How To Arrange A Super-quick French Getaway Sometimes you just want to drop it all and get out of the country for a bit. Maybe an overnight stay or a weekend is all you need to get a change of scene and perhaps a bit of perspective on life at home. For such last-minute travel whims booking a flight is a drag. Firstly, you need to research the airline operators who use your local airport, then pick a destination that won’t set you back a fortune, then work out their baggage charges and airport taxes. For a quick getaway, airports are really nothing like as convenient as they used to be even twenty years ago. Instead, consider a trip to France as a much more viable option for your party, especially if it is to be arranged at the last moment. By foot, it is easy to get to the Channel ports of Northern France like Calais , Dunkirk or Boulogne-sur-mer . If you choose to take your car, then it is not much further to head into Normandy, Belgium or even the

Balboa Island Newport Beach

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Here’s Why Balboa Island Should be Your Next Vacation Destination Balboa Island is a small, modified island that is considered a part of Newport Beach, CA. The ocean forms a sort of moat around the island as it has no waterway access to the open ocean.    The island has just under 3,000 residents and is predominantly devoted to beach-going tourists with a multitude of wonderful resorts , ocean activities and events. Of all the beaches in California, why take a trip to Balboa Island? Here are a few reasons. There is a Wonderful Array of Activities    Balboa Island offers a number of fun activities for its visitors. Kid-friendly activities include sand castle exhibits, parasailing, and good, old-fashioned beach trips. Boat tours, whale watching, and snorkeling can be fun for the whole family while more adult-oriented adventures might include boat rentals or sport fishing. Nearby, there are also easily accessible city activities which include Coney Island, restaurant

50% Off Corinthia Hotels Five Star Malta

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Happy New Year to all our readers. The Resort Guide would like to extend the very best wishes for the year ahead and hopes that 2016 will be a year of exciting travel and discovery. Having endured the wettest December on record in the UK we are already looking forward to the prospect of shaking off the winter blues and travelling to warmer, sunnier climes. Whilst researching some of this year's hot spots we were drawn to Malta, positioned in the heart of the Mediterranean. Small but perfectly formed, Malta is stuffed with atmosphere and history. With plenty of reasonably priced direct flights from many UK airports, Malta is a long standing destination of choice for discerning British travellers who appreciate the blend of culture and modern luxury that the island offers and this is reflected by the increasing number of luxury hotels and resorts available. Corinthia Hotels boasts two of the finest five star hotels in Malta - the secluded Palace Hotel and Spa and

Horse Riding in the Algarve - Giddy Up!

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The Portuguese Algarve is an ideal setting for a great horse-riding experience that is very different from riding in the UK. Rides are available on beaten tracks through the unspoilt countryside, around the high cliffs that offer amazing views over the Atlantic and in the spray of the sea along secluded beaches. The wonderful Algarve climate and friendly guides will only add to the pleasure of your rides. There are lots of opportunities for riding alone or in small groups and all levels of expertise are catered for. Check out some of what is available here.  Quinta Paradise Alto (QPA ), Lagos – offers everything from a 1 or 2 hour accompanied ride in the beautiful countryside to a week-long horse riding experience. Short rides take you through well-worn tracks taking in rivers, hills and valleys with a qualified instructor 20 minute pony rides are available for small children Picnic and restaurant rides take about four hours and involve lunch in the

HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS IN BEAUTIFUL BULGARIA

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The mountains rise high in the distance and the sun beats down from clear blue skies. The air is fresh and clean and the only sound is that made by your horses’ hooves as he carries you clear of a line of trees and you come across a vast, sparkling lake. If that sounds like paradise to you, why not think about a horse riding holiday in unspoilt Bulgaria?   Horse riding holidays offer a tremendous release from the stresses and strains of modern life and can also be a great way to meet new people from different backgrounds...and where better to leave modern life behind than the unspoilt mountain ranges of the Balkans and the winding rivers and gentle lakes of Bulgaria? This is a countryside that is virtually untouched by civilisation yet it is right here in Europe, just a three hour flight from the UK. The terrain, the climate, the Balkan cuisine and wine all await...together with a warm welcome for which Bulgarians are renowned. Below we list some interesting

Enjoy Beach Life & Discover More in Cuba

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Cuba is the least commercialised country amongst the Caribbean islands. Ten hours on an international flight may not be that appealing, particularly when you know there are places you’d like to visit in Europe, but it’s a fantastic adventure to see this part of the world – largely untouched by mass commercialisation – enjoy it before it changes! What’s On Offer Where to start? Well, it has over 300 beaches, and they are magnificent. Fine grained, pale sand dotted with palm trees and on the commercially developed beaches of places like Varadero, you’ll find the full range of water activities, including scuba diving, deep sea fishing, sailing and water-ski-ing. Varadero was a quiet peninsula until the 1940’s, when the hotel magnets moved in and began building a holiday empire and activity base, in what is now the most developed part of the island. It’s ideal for anyone who likes the 24 hour party life! With over 50% of all the hotel accommodation on Cuba, hundreds of restaurants,