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Month: August 2012

Last-minute Summer Deals

Last-minute Summer Deals

To encourage last-minute, late-summer bookings, a stack of holiday companies have dropped prices on departures from now until 21 September. We’ve found cruises, city breaks and beach holidays, with savings of up to 55%. Here’s our pick of the hottest deals on offer. . £56 & up — Luxury UK & Irish Villas on Sale, Save 25% . £199 — Brussels & Bruges Hilton Break w/Eurostar, £109 Off £285 — North Cyprus: Week in the Sun, Save 49% £86 &…

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Notting Hill Carnival in London – Last Weekend In August

Notting Hill Carnival in London – Last Weekend In August

Sunday & Monday 26 & 27 August Since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com New places to go, good value accommodation, great activities and exciting things to do. Get a free listing in traveljunkies for your travel or activities business!

Best Ski Team For The Job

Best Ski Team For The Job

                Whilst most of us are reliving summer holiday memories, sharing photos with friends and trying to prolong our sun tans, ski companies are well into the swing of things planning for winter. One of the common misconceptions of ski companies is that they only work during winter. In actual fact all the behind-the-scenes things are done throughout summer leaving them free to focus on customers and ski related aspects during the winter….

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India Imposes a Temporary Ban on Tiger Tourism

India Imposes a Temporary Ban on Tiger Tourism

http://www.vagabondish.com/tiger-tourism-ban-india ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com New places to go, good value accommodation, great activities and exciting things to do. Get a free listing in traveljunkies for your travel or activities business!

Campaign To Reduce UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

Campaign To Reduce UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

Please support this campaign and pass it on.   Dear Mr Chapman As a frequent flyer, you will know as well as anyone that taxes on air travel are higher in the UK than anywhere else in the world – so I wanted to tell you about a campaign aimed at changing that. In the last six years, Air Passenger Duty (APD) has risen more than 300 per cent on many routes – while inflation has increased barely 20 per…

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Skye and Lochalsh Breathtaking by Day and Spectacular by Night

Skye and Lochalsh Breathtaking by Day and Spectacular by Night

Dark Sky -Skye – Something different for the autumn Skye and Lochalsh in Scotland enjoy some of the darkest skies in Europe.  Free from the light pollution which blights towns and cities, inky black skies present the heavens in all their spectacular beauty. There is plenty to discover, and Skye and Lochalsh accommodation providers will be able to direct visitors to one or more of the nine designated Dark Sky sites on the Isle of Skye, where there are fantastic views of the night…

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Off-Season UK Bargains

Off-Season UK Bargains

Now that the summer months are coming to an end you can pick up some really great rates in self-catering properties. From September to March you can book a self-catering property at much reduced prices so why not take the opportunity to explore England. You can choose to take a late holiday and stay a week or maybe take a weekend or mid-week break. Not only are there great rates to be had but you will find that most self-catering…

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My Top 10 Caribbean Beaches

My Top 10 Caribbean Beaches

Noelfy Langamen has been travelling the world on board ships and in the air for the past 8 years and here are her favourite Caribbean beaches . . . “Hard to choose among all of them, any of them has something special that I love. There are not listed in any special order:” . 1.- Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands: Official one of the Top 10 beaches of the world, any of the photos I took really reflect this fact. Located inside…

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Norway – A Viking Island Kingdom

Norway – A Viking Island Kingdom

 Walking In Norway I’d read as much as I could; I’d studied every website, every photograph I could find, and now here I was – peering excitedly through the window of the small plane that was flying me across the ocean to a remarkable archipelago of islands that had enthralled me ever since I’d first heard of them.Staring ahead, I soon saw what had become a familiar sight in my mind’s eye, the famous ‘Wall’, a seemingly impenetrable barrier of…

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From This . . . To This . . .

From This . . . To This . . .

From this . . . To this . . .   Facebook post today from my friend Keith Keller of Cayman Custom Cycles . . .  “Ok so have been away from our Facebook for a little while as we have been busy!! As a custom shop we get to play around with different motorcycles but not all our builds are to go fast… We have a friend that is wheelchair bound and wanted to be able to go into the…

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