Europe Archive

Fun and Fabulous Things to Do in France

France is home to so much more than Paris. While Paris is stunning, there is a lot more to this magnificent country than the capital. Head out of Paris. Here you will see a wealth of beautiful towns, lovely countryside retreats and powdery mountains. France is vast and different. There is so much to see […]

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How to Avoid the Stresses and Strains of Business Travel

Whenever I see business people cruising coolly and confidently around railways stations or airports, sharply dressed, briefcase in one hand, Blackberry in the other, I always think it must be such a glamorous lifestyle; a few days in an uber-chic hotel in one capital city before catching a high-speed train or plane to another exciting, […]

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Travellers turning back from life on the open road

The carefree life of a gypsy moving unhindered from place to place is a thing of the past, according to official figures, with two thirds now living in a house. The first official census of travellers found that only one in four lives in a caravan or other mobile home. Experts said that public order legislation […]

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Get sailing in National Ferry Fortnight

The annual event encourages travellers to experience the advantages of starting a short break or holiday by boat The Channel Tunnel is now rated an unqualified success, no-frills airlines are finally attempting to become passenger-friendly but British ferries, those workhorses plying across the English Channel, the North Sea, the Irish Sea and beyond, are attracting […]

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See Sicily by slow train

The author of Chocolat visited Venice and Rome on her way to Modica, home of the island’s oldest chocolate shop Robert Louis Stevenson put it best: to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. Certainly, for a writer more familiar with flights of fancy than budget airlines and package tours, the idea of […]

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The best discounts on breaks by ferry

Whether you’re off to the Hook of Holland, France or the Channel Islands, here are the best offers to get you there France without tears Two children under 15 accompanying adults travel free on Brittany Ferries’ daytime sailings to the French ports of Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Roscoff and St Malo this summer. Standard four-berth […]

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Sky’s the limit

When Thomas Cook announced last week that it was shutting up shop after selling package tours from Ireland for more than 100 years, it was a surprise if no great shock. Within the travel trade, the signs were there. Into the second week of January, there was no sign of a brochure. The company was […]

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