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Celebrating Bastille Day in Paris

Better known to locals as La Fête Nationale, Bastille Day takes place on the 14th July each year and is one of the biggest annual celebrations in France. The public holiday owes its roots to the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a historical day which moved the country towards revolution and eventually becoming a republic. Now, each year the whole nation joins together to celebrate the anniversary of the momentous day with parties, fireworks and live events; and there is nowhere better to experience the incredible atmosphere than Paris.

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Beach Tips for Travelling With Young Children

The days are getting warmer, the summer holidays are on the horizon and that can only mean one thing: a trip to the beach. While this activity can be daunting for new parents or those with young children, there are a few simple ways you can ensure your day at the coast is as fun as possible. Check out some of our top beach tips for young children so you can simply relax and enjoy your family day out.

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Street Food in Amsterdam: Take a Bite Out of Holland

There is no better way to get know a country than by tasting some its delicious delicacies. Luckily, the capital of Netherlands is packed-full of moreish morsels and phenomenal street food. To assist you through the minefield of savory snacks and sweet treats we’ve highlighted some of the most well-known delicacies and the best street food tours in Amsterdam to help you find them.

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Berlin Light Festival: Illuminating the German Capital

Once a year, the German capital undergoes a curious makeover. Every evening from 9th – 18th October, buildings across the city are bathed in dazzling light projections that make up the Berlin Festival of Lights. The annual event attracts over two million visitors to the city, making it one of the most successful light shows in the world. Continue reading Berlin Light Festival: Illuminating the German Capital

Game of Thrones Tours: Discover Westeros in Northern Ireland

Magic, mystery and murder in medieval times; the HBO award winning series Game of Thrones (GOT) has inspired a wave of fans to visit its filming locations, particularly in Northern Ireland. As the backdrop to many scenes, the region offers a stark, dramatic landscape perfect for the fictional continent of Westeros. To help you navigate this wonderful world, we’ve highlighted a number of our favourite filming spots so you too can walk in the footsteps of the Starks and see the Iron Islands…

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Chocolate Shopping in Bruges: A Sweet Day Out

The stunning city of Bruges attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe every year who are drawn to its cobbled streets, Gothic architecture and, most importantly, its abundance of delicious chocolate. To help you navigate the city’s array of chocolatiers, we took a look at some of the finest places selling chocolates in Bruges.

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Cannes Fireworks Festival: An Explosion of Colour

For a few magical evenings a year the skies over Southern France light up  for the annual Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. Bursting into life in July, you won’t want to miss out if you’re a fan of fireworks, as this annual spectacle promises a night like never before.

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