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Ten ways to Make That Flight More Comfortable

With a little planning it’s possible to make any flight much more bearable. Here are afew tips to help you make the most of your next flight. Choose your seat carefully. On many flights it is possible to reserve your seat, on others you may have to quietly ‘assert yourself’ to get the spot you […]

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How To Reduce The Risk Of Mosquito-Born Disease On Holiday

Diseases previously found only in the tropics have been discovered in European countries like Greece, France, Italy and Spain. A move that may concern those visiting Mediterranean beaches this summer. The mosquito-borne disease include ‘Chikunguya’, a fever which causes fever and painful joints and ‘Dengue Fever’, a powerful flu-like virus. Whilst the risk of infection […]

How to Avoid Holiday Villa Scams, with Advice from the Experts

In light of recent fraudulent villa scams hitting headlines, specialist villa rental company Villa Retreats share their expert tips on how to avoid fraudulent bookings. Villa rental fraud is expected to reach record levels this summer, with a 39% increase in villa fraud across key holiday destinations such as Spain. Simon Rowland, Managing Director at […]

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Holiday Sun Safety Tips For Parents & Children

We all love warmth the sun. But no one loves it more than children. The fun and games that the combination of sunshine, sand and water allow, make for many of our best childhood memories. But how do you make sure you children stay protected from the sun ‘s harmful rays whilst still enjoying those […]

Travel Apps

Six Must-Use Travel Apps

These days there are countless apps on offer, all claiming to simplify your life and solve your day to day problems in one way or another. Often the reality is rather disappointing. Here we have listed a few apps that really do work. Apps that are truly useful when travelling. Check them out below. Google […]

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Your Invitation To Love Island

With the start of ITV’s hit show Love Island just a few weeks away, the lucky lads and ladies of this year’s series will be wondering what tricks the producers have up their sleeves for them this summer. Fans of the show will be sure to remember the thrills and spills of the last two seasons when […]

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Stand Up Paddleboarding In The Algarve

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to get out on the water, to enjoy as much or as little exercise as you want and to see the coastline and marine wildlife. We spoke to our friends at Algarve SUP recently, to find out a little bit more about this fast growing sport and […]

Luxury Villa In Antigua

Night of Bliss at Blue Waters

Villa Retreats’ travel expert Tina Moorcroft took a trip to Antigua to do a little research. As part of her trip she spent a night at Blue Waters, an exclusive luxury villa resort. Here Tina describes the experience in her own words. I arrived at the idyllic tropical paradise at midday, after being greeted with […]

Luxury Villa In Mallorca

Finca Son Salas

A beautifully restored 17th century farmhouse situated in the heart of its own 50 acre estate in the beautiful Soller Valley on Mallorca’s spectacular west coast. The house is built around a cobblestone courtyard and has a wealth of original features which have been sympathetically presented and combined with modern comforts. A truly special villa […]

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Five Great Reasons To Visit Antigua

If you fancy a trip to the Caribbean, Antigua should be right at the top of your list of places to visit.  Here are the five very good reasons. Beaches With a different beach for every day of the year, Antigua has some of the best beaches found in the Caribbean, you are truly spoilt […]