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Think Champagne – think weddings, romance and celebration
Think Gluhwein – think snow, mountains and après ski
Think Guinness – what do you get?
For me Guiness embodies the spirit of Ireland – hospitality, conviviality, cozy pubs and laughter; and they used to say, before the days of the dreary Trade Descriptions Act, that the Guinness is Good for You!
Old sign in the folk village.

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Everyone loves to travel and we all have our different ways of packing. What type of traveler are you – suitcase or backpack?
Backpack or suitcase?read full article

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Do you know that you can now get the most of your travel bookings with Venere & Alitalia? Read on to find out how!

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Do you fancy some interesting but completely and utterly useless facts related to travel? Well, here are 20 for you to mull over!

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America has a fine tradition of travel literature that is often put down to the simple size and geography of the place. Since the distances to be travelled are large and people spend a lot of time travelling it becomes an important part of their lives. The advent of the car in the twentieth century continued the trend and we are now left with a glittering array of literary options to indulge it.

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One of the most often heard phrases when others are discussing a recent trip abroad is, “I wish I could get away more often”. The main inhibitors for many in their desire to get away are time and money. While I cannot advise sure means to get more of those precious commodities, there are other ways of ensuring that in future it will be you telling stories about your exotic adventures abroad.

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Good time management is the best way to ensure that you can travel more often. Many people assume that their lives are so busy they can rarely take a weekend away when, in fact, this is rarely the case. Plan ahead and keep a weekend free. read full article

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Literature can be a great way to get a sense of the atmosphere of a place before you travel, or remind yourself of the good times once you return home. Here is an entirely subjective list of novels that, for me, best capture the character of the countries of Western Europe.

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The Sun Also Rises is thought by some critics to be Ernest Hemingway’s greatest work, even though it was his first novel. The book is set in the aftermath of World War I and is narrated by a journalist living in Paris, although the central characters later travel to Pamplona in Spain. read full article

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smartphoneLeaving maps and guidebooks behind, we’ve entered the Internet era and traveling itself has really changed.

Far more conveninent than those big maps or huge guidebooks we were used to brining on vacation, the iPhone, the Blackberry or any other android-compatible smatphones can really make our life easier. read full article

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Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, has repeatedly been recognised as one of the cities with the best quality of life. Bright, cosmopolitan and environmentally friendly (the water in the inner harbour is so clean it can be swum in) the city is a safe and popular destination for families.

Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens with Family

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Travel Agony Aunt received the following question from a traveler in agony:
Dear Travel Agony Aunt
I am traveling to Prague for a week and am wondering if yo have any suggestions on things to pack for the trip? Are there essentials traveling to Prague that you think I may need? Thanks
K, age 36… read full article

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Mp3 playerListening to music on the move always helps to pass time and put you in the mood, and even if the song’s associations with travel are extremely remote, the songs I’ve picked seem to fit in best every time I fly somewhere:

1. Norah Jones: Don’t Know Why

Almost certainly… read full article

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