Monthly archives for November, 2013

LETS GET PHYSICAL

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Everyone has a vision of how they want to spend that longed-for couple of weeks of travel each year. From the beach-side relaxers, to the bar-visiting party people. From the families who want plenty of space, to the couples on a cultural exploration. From the eaters, to the sleepers, the tanners, to the head-stuck-in-a-bookers, we […]

MYTH BUSTING : THE CARIBBEAN

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Like every country in the world, the media and stereotypes build popular misconceptions in travellers minds about the nature of a destination. We’re here to bust those myths and open your eyes to the wonders of the Caribbean. MYTH: Every Caribbean island is basically the same, isn’t it? REALITY: This couldn’t be further from the […]

FOOD, WINE AND RUM FESTIVAL

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This delicious event brings together the very best of culinary delights from across Barbados, with a splash of rum, a dash of culture and a sprinkle of festive cheer. The finest local chefs as well as world-renowned masters take part in the activities, using beautiful on-island ingredients from both the land and the sea. Wine […]

THE FEAST OF MUSICIANS

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Today, November 22nd, marks St Cecilias Day in St Lucia. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and church music and the whole island pays homage to this special day. Throughout St Lucia, special church services are held to celebrate this female Saint who was devoted to prayer. St Lucia is one of the only […]

DON’T LET AIRPORT BOREDOM SET I...

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Since undergoing major upgrades from 2000-2006, Grantley Adams International Airport is now a major gateway to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, including exotic tropical Barbados. Direct international flights link the island with North America and Europe. The airport now provides all the modern amenities travelers have come to expect, granting a warm welcome to […]

THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

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We know your time is precious. With most travellers having only 6 weeks holidays available a year, why waste your time on the same old destination when you could make the most of your time with somewhere completely new and exciting. Get prepared with our first hand tips and hints and make your travel as […]

OUR TOP 10 ESSENTIAL CARRY ONS

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With organisational qualities bordering on obsessive, I decided that it was time to post my views on travelling. Every traveller wants their trip to be as smooth as possible, after all, you travel mainly to relax, to get away from it all and to enjoy yourself. The last thing you need with those aims in […]

HALF MOON BAY – THE BEST BEACH ...

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With direct flights, very short transfers and family-friendy excursions, Antigua has it all in terms of a value for money destination that still retains the mystique and exclusiveness of the Caribbean. HALF MOON BAY Located on the South-East coast of Antiuga, this lovely stretch of often deserted sand is found on a headland meaning that […]

WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 2013

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So this week, the Handpicked team had the opportunity of going down to London for one of the years most hotly anticipated travel events, the World Travel Market. This coming together of nearly every country around the world is a fantastic location for creating new business, meeting existing suppliers and immersing yourself in a plethora […]

FIESTAS!

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In many Spanish countries, there are a plethora of fiestas to enjoy throughout the year, and Mallorca is no exception to this! Each fiesta has its own charm and personality, each laced in its own meaning. The most impressive displays are found in Pollensa and Soller. To attend these special events is to fully immerse […]