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Sailing's a cool way to enjoy the Alicante coast

"If there are a few dolphins, they'll often start playing with the boat. The faster the boat goes, the more they play."

Sailing's a cool way to enjoy the Alicante coast

Alicante has 200 kms of coastline to enjoy or you can head off to the lovely Balearic Islands

“There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship,”  keen sailor Errol Flynn said so eloquently, And what could be finer than... more »

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Bali Airport to Close

Bali Airport to Close

If you planned on landing in Bali between Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March this year, you will need to change the date. Bali Ngurah Rai Airport will be closed from 6 a.m. on the 9th until 6 a.m. on 10th. All of Bali effectively shuts ...more »

Costa del Golf

Costa del Golf

Often nicknamed the Costa del Golf, the coast in Southern Spain is no doubt one of the best places to play golf in Europe. You may think we’re biased in some way, and you might be right, but don’t just take our word for it, with more ...more »

Want beauty enhancement or surgery? Visit Alicante

Want beauty enhancement or surgery? Visit Alicante

Alicante is well-known for being a healthy place to live or go on holiday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the region is one of the healthiest places to live, the climate is beneficial for many people and the Mediterranean ...more »

Christmas and New Year at the Conrad Algarve

Christmas and New Year at the Conrad Algarve

The Conrad Algarve is the perfect choice for a Five Star Festive Season. This modern, luxury hotel is situated in the glorious southernmost region of Portugal, with its year-round mild climate and an estimated five hours of sunshine a day ...more »

A stay in Dalat

A stay in Dalat

At a height of 1500m above sea level, Dalat wins the title of “the honeymoon capital of Vietnam” and most young girls yearn for the lush flower gardens, peaceful lakes, dense pine forests and cool weather which promotes the sharing ...more »

Mischief in Bali

Mischief in Bali

Exciting news for amateur sailors looking for a “live-aboard” holiday in one of the most beautiful places on earth; 7 to 12 days of almost total privacy, with an ever-attentive crew waiting on all your needs. There are still a few ...more »

Christmas and New Year at Vila Vita Parc

Christmas and New Year at Vila Vita Parc

If you’re searching for an extraordinary destination to spend the festive season, or looking to find an exceptional restaurant for your special celebration meal, then read on…. The Five Star Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa in Porches was ...more »

Guide to Silves, Algarve

Guide to Silves, Algarve

Silves, the ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve is a charismatic town steeped in history. A great place to visit at any time of the year, there are plenty of things to do and see here. The town nestles against the hills on the banks of ...more »

Beauty Treatments and Trends on the Costa Blanca

Beauty Treatments and Trends on the Costa Blanca

Fashionable fish pedicures, traditional Thai massages, ritual cleansing, colour therapies, ice treatments and moon baths are just some of the many spa treatments available in Alicante. Wellness is taken very seriously in this part of the ...more »

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Mini breaks are a pocket-sized pedicure for itchy feet, the perfect solution for those who suffer from the travellers' ailment but don't always have the time or money to treat it. They range from city escapes to countryside retreats, spanning anything from a single night to a long weekend, and are the ideal way to recharge batteries without performing a full system reboot. What's more, as travel becomes easier and the world's borders continue to dissolve, there's never been a better time to abandon your routine with a brief change of scene.

Unsure where to start? Take a look through our Mini Break articles, specifically tailored to help you make the most out of your next short getaway. Whether you're planning on seeing somewhere on a budget or a city in a day, a long weekend on a different continent or a whirlwind sojourn across your nearest border, a carefree road trip or an impromptu escape into the countryside, you'll find what you're looking for right here.

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