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Travel Blog 2014

Backpacking Tips Backpacking tips – Do’s and Don’ts

Published: 23 December 2014

Backpacking has become increasingly popular and is a great, cost effective way to travel around Europe and see as many places as possible. But before you pack your bags and put on your walking boots, check out some of Flexicover’s essential backpacking tips!

We look at some interesting Do’s and Don’ts that you may want to remember!

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Budapest weekend break Budapest: The perfect destination for a long weekend break

Published: 22 December 2014

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is a gem of a city and a treasure trove that attracts so many each year. If you haven’t visited yet, add it to your 2015 list! From its baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau buildings to its wonderful Hungarian dishes that are heart-warming and tasty, this city is the perfect place for a European long weekend break

Here are some more great reasons to visit.

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Caribbean Travel tips Tips when travelling to the Caribbean

Published: 21 December 2014

When it comes to idyllic beaches, crystal blue waters and warm weather, the Caribbean really is the place to go to. Thousands of holidaymakers and celebs travel to various Caribbean islands throughout the year making it a popular tourist destination.

The Flexicover Team highlight some key points to consider if you are lucky enough to be visiting soon:

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Caribbean  must visit Top 4 places that are a ‘must’ visit in the Caribbean

Published: 20 December 2014

It is no surprise that so many of us flock to the Caribbean for our holidays each year. Nothing compares to its idyllic beaches, powder-white sand, coconut tree-lined coasts and first class service. With so many islands to choose from, the Flexicover team look at 4 in more detail:

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Dominican Republic winter Dominican Republic: What are the popular places this winter?

Published: 19 December 2014

Due to its large and expansive size, the Dominican Republic is one of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean and offers not just miles of beautiful sandy beaches and coastal areas but also mangrove lagoons, mountain peaks and waterfalls inland. There is something for everyone here from All inclusive hotels to family friendly hotels and luxurious spa resorts. A great year-round destination for those who want a warm getaway!

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Winter sun destination Good value winter sun destinations!

Published: 14 December 2014

Winter is the perfect time to travel, especially for those who want an escape from the hustle and bustle of Christmas festivities and New Year celebrations in the UK. For those wanting some sunshine, warmth and an escape from the cold, we have some great destinations that are worth a visit. These four destinations can also have some great value offers too so book soon!

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Travel SouthEast Travel South East

Published: 13 December 2014

With a great mix of culture and a number of attractions to see and experience, South East Asia has great destinations to explore and has become an increasingly popular tourist region.

We look at some great places to visit:

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Beach winter getaways What are the 4 best beach winter getaways?

Published: 12 December 2014

Winter is a wonderful season to travel. Whilst snow may make for a pretty landscape and the cold weather may be an excuse for a delicious hot chocolate, soon enough the idea of a beach escape will seem very appealing! Enjoy sun, sea and sand with a winter getaway this year! Our team look at 4 great picks:

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Mexico travel Why should you travel to Mexico this winter?

Published: 10 December 2014

If you are fed-up of the cold weather, continuous rain showers and miserable days here in the UK, and are considering a holiday to warmer climes, consider Mexico! This delightful country makes for an exceptional and exciting travel destination, and the Flexicover Team tells you why:

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Australia travel Tips if you are travelling to Australia this December

Published: 09 December 2014

December is usually a busy month with friends and families either preparing for Christmas and the New Year or planning holidays abroad. Australia is a popular destination at this time of year mainly due to the warm climate! If you are lucky enough to be travelling to the land down under, here are some tips for you:

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Memorable Christmas The best ways to spend a memorable Christmas

Published: 05 December 2014

We can’t believe it’s the first week of December already! Time to unearth the tree and decorations. In this cold weather, no doubt like us, you are tempted by warm mulled wines, wholesome winter foods and yummy mince pies. The Christmas season is almost upon us and we just love the vibrant, cheerful atmosphere that surrounds us.

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Christmas travel Asia Last minute Christmas travel destination in Asia

Published: 04 December 2014

When thinking of Christmas, many picture pristine snow lands, festive markets and the last minute flurry of gift shopping! However, if you are looking for a different taste of Christmas this year, a last minute holiday to Asia could be just for you!

Consider these fabulous destinations this December:

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Culture capitals Culture capitals – Europe

Published: 02 December 2014

Europe is full of wonderful, culturally rich countries that are filled with remnants of ancient civilizations, great attractions and historical marvels. With so many cultural capitals to visit, the Flexicover Team look at 4 great ones that you may want to visit in 2015.

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European gems European gems for 2015

Published: 20 November 2014

When thinking of European city breaks, many automatically think of Paris, Rome and London! Whilst these cities are wonderfully charming, there are some great alternative destinations for adventurous travel.

Flexicover look at 5 undiscovered gems for your 2015 list.

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Warmer European destinations Warmer European destinations

Published: 19 November 2014

Whilst much of Europe has similar weather to the UK, which around this time of year can be cold and dreary, there are some destinations that offer slightly warmer weather. So if you are looking for a slightly warmer escape before this year draws to a close, then the Flexicover team has some lovely options for you.

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Travelling tips Tips when travelling

Published: 18 November 2014

Travelling around Europe is great and makes for a wonderful adventure. With so many places to visit and so many things to do, your travels will no doubt leave long lasting memories and capture your heart. However, as with any trip, there are always things you will need to consider and of course making time to put together the perfect itinerary.

Check out Flexicover’s tips for travelling in Europe.

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Travel tips winter destination Travelling to winter destinations: Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind

Published: 17 November 2014

Europe is a wonderful destination to visit, especially during the winter season. With so many countries to choose from and such a wonderful mix of cultures, geographical conditions and attractions, there is something for everyone in Europe. The holiday season is a popular time for many people to travel. Nevertheless, as with anything, there can often be risks to consider.

Flexicover have a list of some do’s and don’ts that will help make your winter travels a little safer!

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Autumn getaways Discover popular autumn getaways in Europe

Published: 16 November 2014

Autumn in Europe is a wonderful time and a great season to travel in. Greeted by a burst of colour from the local flora, you will find most trees turning into vibrant shades of yellow, orange, red and brown as local flowers like the zinnia and salvia burst into bloom. The crisp autumn air becomes cooler during the evening, making this an ideal season for that perfect pre-Christmas vacation.

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Autumn travel Europe Travel to Europe in autumn

Published: 15 November 2014

Europe has a charm like no other and it’s a great region to travel in. Attracting thousands and thousands of visitors each year, it is steeped in history and culture with so much to do and see and so many wonderful adventures and experiences to be had.

We give 4 reasons why travelling to Europe in autumn is ideal.

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Autumn activities Autumn activities in Europe

Published: 14 November 2014

Autumn in Europe is wonderful. The weather is cooler, the colours are majestic and the atmosphere is vibrant. You have an opportunity to really learn about the local culture and heritage of the place you’re visiting, try new cuisines and take away some life long memories.

If you are looking for inspiration for some autumn activities in Europe, our team have some great ideas:

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Europe festivals Experience the exciting festivals of Europe this year end

Published: 13 November 2014

Europe consists of so many wonderful countries, each with their own unique flare, culture and heritage and each hosting a number of different festivals throughout the year. The themes of each festival are different and some attract thousands of visitors from all around the world.

Here are some exciting festivals around Europe this year end that we recommend if you are travelling!

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Autumn Switzerland Autumn in Switzerland

Published: 12 November 2014

Switzerland is a land of adventure, rich culture, pristine landscapes and great attractions. It is a great European destination for those visiting with friends, as couples and even families with so much to do for everyone. Whilst it’s a lovely place for a holiday all year round, we think Autumn is a magical time.

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European gems Hidden European gems for late Autumn travel

Published: 11 November 2014

With so many iconic buildings and monuments such as the Eifel Tower in France, the Colosseum in Italy, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace in the UK, it is no surprise that Europe is visited by so many from all over the world.

Apart from the most famous and spoken about cities, Europe has some wonderful hidden gems that are just perfect destinations to visit in Autumn:

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Halloween destinations The most spine chilling Halloween destinations in Europe

Published: 10 November 2014

Halloween in Europe can be an exciting time! If trick or treating, fancy costumes, ghost stories and haunted castles are your thing, you are in for a real treat! Get in touch with the traditional roots of this festival and take a spine-chilling holiday in Europe.

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