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Formula One Cycling at Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Formula 1 Track Abu Dhabi

Formula One Cycling at Yas Marina Circuit Have you ever dreamed of racing on a Formula One circuit? On a ladies shopper bike? No? Me neither. In my dreams I have always been Ferrari badged, dressed in racing red, squeezed into a carbon fibre cockpit. In my dreams. But that’s not how it is today. No, [...]

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Barcelona Travel Tips – from those “In the Know”

Barcelona Travel Tips – from those “In the Know” Barcelona is a classic weekend getaway. But it’s also a huge and busy city, so where do you base yourself for maximum enjoyment? In this post, brought to you in a collaboration with Apartment Barcelona, we offer some guidance as to what’s in the different districts you could [...]

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Kidzania Dubai – Who do You Want to Be Today?

Kids at Work, Kidzania Dubai

KidZania Dubai – Who do You Want to Be Today? What would you like your children to be when they grow up? Or more to the point what do they want to be? A family attraction is providing careers advice in a unique and engaging way. At KidZania your children can try on different career [...]

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25 Family Friendly Reasons to Visit Dubai

Dubai Cool for Families 2

25 Family Friendly Reasons to Visit Dubai Have you ever considered a holiday in Dubai but not sure it’s for you? We felt like that. As a family who prefers adventure and the outdoors to city breaks and attractions, we wondered if we’d find enough to do in this modern urban environment. But we stopped [...]

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7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona

Cycling on the Delta Llobjegat, Costa Barcelona

7 Nature Inspired Day Trips from Barcelona Looking for a city break with a gateway into the countryside? Then bag yourself some cheap flights to Barcelona. While the city itself is one of the busiest in Europe, it’s just a short hop to the Costa Barcelona, a green province with a wide network of nature [...]

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Miracle Gardens Dubai… 45 million flowers in a desert

Dubai Miracle Garden Dubailand

Miracle Gardens Dubai – truly a desert miracle Was there ever a garden that was more aptly named? The Miracle Gardens Dubai are one of freshest and most eye catching attractions in the United Arab Emirates. Roughly 45 million flowers; shaped, sculpted, watered and guarded to an inch of their lives. If you like flowers, you’ll [...]

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One Cool Desert City. Seduced by Dubai.

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Dubai

Seduced by the Dubai Bubble? One Cool Desert City Some friends were shocked when we announced we were off to Dubai for Easter. They warned of packaged adventure, luxury hotels and mass tourism, like they were enemies of the adventurous traveller. “No one ever leaves the hotel swimming pool!” said one friend. And the alcohol [...]

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Family Nordic Skiing at Guils Fontanera, Catalonia

Looking out over Cerdanya from Guils Fontanera

Family Nordic Skiing at Guils Fontanera, Catalonia Fancy a skiing holiday without the cost of a lift pass or the queues to get on the mountain? Have you thought about trying Nordic skiing? It’s a peaceful, bonding, more natural experience than its downhill sister. But be warned; it is more challenging than it first appears, [...]

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Eating like a local: Barcelona food guide

Boqueria Market Barcelona Fish for Sale

Eating like a local in Barcelona Food is integral to Barcelona. And it is likely to be integral to your tourist experience of the city. But unlike some European cities, you don’t have to part with the contents of your wallet in honeypot restaurants. If you eat where the locals eat, and when they eat, [...]

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Catalonian Pyrenees: Five Fabulous Family Ski Resorts

Family learning to ski in La Masella Pyrenees

Catalonian Pyrenees: Five Fabulous Family Ski Resorts We were recently in The Pyrenees. The sun was golden and the skies were blue. The apres ski was affordable. The runs were quiet and seemingly endless, and most of the time there were no queues for the lift. Yes, I said The Pyrenees. In the school holidays. [...]

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