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Our hottest holiday destinations for 2017

With Christmas a distant memory and 2017 in full swing, it’s a great time to start thinking about booking a holiday. With the world at your feet and great deals at your fingertips, booking your yearly holiday or simply a short break away has never been easier. 

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Winter holidays with guaranteed sunshine

Increasing numbers of holidaymakers are looking to seek out some sun this winter so our travel team have some come up with a list of the most popular destinations for escaping to when the British weather starts to get you down.

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The best winter wellness spas

Spa breaks in winter destinations are becoming more and more popular and there are some fantastic destinations to choose from. Read our guide here. 

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The ultimate indulgent child-free holiday

Whether you can sneak in a few days away or enjoy a longer break, there’s no need to feel guilty about wanting time for just the two of you.

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Make the most of half term with a staycation

Before you start looking at breaks abroad, why not save yourself precious time and money by considering a staycation? For the uninitiated, that’s a vacation within the UK.

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Treat yourself to a luxurious weekend retreat

 How do you fancy a spa bath made for two or cocktails at sundown against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset? Our Travel team have picked a selection of luxurious weekend retreats to give you some inspiration.

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Holidays to broaden horizons

Combining a hobby with a holiday is a great way to learn new skills in an inspiring location. Our travel team have taken a look at some of the best learning holidays on offer this summer.

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Weird and wonderful holiday destinations

Are you looking for a holiday that's a little unusual this year? If you enjoy adventure and the idea of experiencing something unique then read on. Our travel team has explored some of the more unusual holiday destinations across the world.

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Easter breaks for chocoholics

If you’re a self-confessed chocoholic and you love to travel, why not combine your two passions into one? Dark, milk, or white, melted into a drink or savoured as it comes, our love affair with chocolate never ends, so it won’t come as a surprise that it has inspired a tourist industry of its own.

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Four unusual European spring city breaks

If you're thinking about getting away from it all for a few days and looking to soak up some culture on a city break, why not take a look at our guide to some of Europe's hidden gems.

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Helping your child plan their gap year

Helping them to plan their adventures and sharing in their excitement will help them to feel supported, and will also give you peace of mind that their plans are appropriate and safe. We’ve put together a few tips on how to help.

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Holiday survival tips for parents and teens

Our travel team has put together this handy guide for helping you and your teenager survive their first holiday without you.

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Pet friendly holidays in the UK

It’s often a dilemma for pet owners - how long will you be away from home, should you take your pet with you, or do you book that ‘no pets’ property and leave your pet in a kennel or cattery? We’ve looked into the best pet-friendly options for you to help make that decision a little easier.

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Travelling with children - a survival guide

Does the thought of going on a long journey with your children by car, train or plane fill you with dread? Well help is at hand. If you’re looking to book a summer getaway, read our guide on surviving your journey with children.

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Top tips for going away this summer

When it comes to remembering those last minute essentials, saving money and having total peace of mind while you are away, our travel team have you covered with these handy tips.

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