• Cannes festival & the French Riviera
    Europe,  France

    Cannes & the French Riviera

    The French Riviera otherwise known as the Côte d’Azur, is the Mediterranean coast of south eastern France. It includes famously noted beach resorts such as Cannes & Saint Tropez. The popular resort town of Cannes has an ideal location being situated on the pretty side of the French Riviera with its upmarket hotels, golden sandy beaches and top michelin star restaurants that all add to the appeal of this glitzy city. The superb beaches here in Cannes seem continuously packed with people. But have you ever wondered who still visits all of the beautiful beaches here during the famous Cannes Film Festival? Why are they are so busy whilst everyone…

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  • norfolk island photos
    Australasia,  Norfolk Island

    Norfolk Island

    Norfolk Island Norfolk Island is a very small Australian island in the South Pacific ocean and it is well known for its many characture pine trees situated on rugged cliffs. It also has delightful sandy beaches with one famous beach called Emily bay. This particular beach has attractive reef-protected waters. The Norfolk Island Museum which is located in the capital, Kingston, the island’s historical & interesting past can be reseacrched. Norfolk Island National Park has incredible views offering visitors a chance to capture some stunning photographs of palm forests from Mont Pitt. Located between New Zealand, Australia and New Caledonia, the temperature rarely drops below 10 degrees celsius and hardly ever goes…

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  • alicante beaches
    Destinations,  Europe,  Spain

    Alicante beaches

    Alicante beaches, coasts and holidays With over 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline Spain is ideally placed as a top summer beach destination and nowhere in Spain has better beaches than the province of Alicante. Located in south-eastern Spain the Province of Alicante is a micro climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year that the World Health organisation calls one of the best places to live on the planet. The entire Spanish coastline is divided into 10 costa’s (coasts) with Alicante Province being home to Costa Blanca, the “White Coast” named for its fine white sandy beaches. Stretching from the beaches around Torrevieja in the south to Denia in…

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  • nerja costa del sol
    Destinations,  Spain

    Malaga’s Nerja – the hidden jewel for a family holiday

    Nerja is a classic Spanish beach resort on the Costa del Sol that has resisted the ambitions of developers allowing its centre to retain a traditional white-washed village charm. Located just a 65 km journey from Malaga airport on the N-340 coastal highway, Nerja sits at the base of the Almijara Mountains gazing out at the Mediterranean Sea. Meaning “abundant springs” in the language of the Moors, Nerja is steeped in history dating back to cave dwellers of Palaeolithic times and the Balcón de Europa a former 9th century Moors fortress that is now a palm fringed pedestrian promenade with majestic views. Despite the history, most people visit Nerja for…

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  • malaysia penang
    Asia,  Destinations

    Malaysia, Penang and thrilling memories.

    An Exciting Trip to Penang Having been introduced to Europe on holiday when I was 19, I was hooked. Hence we had many subsequent holidays to Spain and Greece over the next decade. Yet now, it was time for a true adventure, something a little different. Malaysia wasn’t a place I’d ever imagined I’d go, but only read about or see on TV. Then it happened. It only took one person to share their experiences, and we were tempted. Soon we progressed to more than looking in holiday brochures, we were booking flights! We actually decided to do it. What an exciting trip to Penang and we have to say that…

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  • Destinations,  Europe,  Spain

    Majorca for family holidays

    Mallorca’s best family-friendly resort Mallorca has long been a popular tourist destination for families looking for a fun and exciting place to spend their summer holidays and it’s no wonder why. With picture perfect weather except for the odd storm or two during the winter and spring, Mallorca averages around 300 sunny days a year. Add to this a coastline dotted with secluded coves white pristine sandy beaches and gin-clear turquoise water and you have on paper at least the ideal summer beach destination. Now you have decided that Mallorca is for you which part of the island is more suited to families with children? First of all, we can…

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  • best beaches in the world
    United States

    In search of the best beaches in the world

    A Trip to the beach that completely changed my outlook So many of my personal childhood memories were created at the seaside. Seagulls making their distinctive calls, sand blown into my hair and face, falling into the water and the pungent smell of vinegar being used instead of suncream! All of this sounds more like a nightmare than a pleasant recollection of our holidays together as a family. Yet, to this day, the beach has become my favourite holiday destination. From the age of 2 years up until 16, it seems like there was only one destination available, Great Yarmouth. It clearly must have been a personal favourite to my parents, and as teenagers,…

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