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Category Archives: Travel

Croatia Calls….

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We spent an afternoon walking in the sun at Ancona prior to our ferry across the Adriatic Sea that evening, sampling the last morsels of Italian Gelato(!), as well as the breath-taking Passetto Monument and cathedral in the town. By the time our ferry was about to depart though, the glorious sunshine from the afternoon had turned to dense, dark and very damp clouds as a thunderstorm brewed out at sea. Witnessing the lightning storm on the open sea was simultaneously terrifying and spectacular and needless to say not much sleep was had that night!

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Summer UK breaks: top 5 UK destinations that’ll make you feel like you’re abroad!

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Brush budget worries aside and go on a staycation this year! The good old UK has much more to it than commuter towns and rainy afternoons. We’ve gone out and found the 5 best British places for budget conscious, all weather holidays that’ll make you feel like you’ve gone abroad.

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Best Places to Watch the World Cup!

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The wait’s over, the squad’s acclimatising in Miami and you’re planning a few sneaky sick days to get the best of the action uninterrupted. All that’s left to do is decide where you’re going to watch the biggest games of the 2014 World Cup. Fancy taking advantage of late kickoff times to get in the carnival spirit? We’ve hunted down the country’s most impressive public screens. Grab your cheap train tickets, courtesy of redspottedhanky.com, and don’t forget the face paint!

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Best Ways to Get Into the World Cup Mood!

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Footie fans, it’s time to crank up the atmosphere! The World Cup 2014 kicks off in just a few days,  in the most football-mad nation on the planet. We’ve put our heads together and come up with some cracking ideas for getting in the Brazilian mood. Follow our advice and you’ll be running round the garden with your shirt over your head before you can say “goalgoalgoalgoaaaaaaaal!”

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Father’s Day Days Out!

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Looking for great ways to show the love on Father’s Day? Look no further than our official guide to brilliant dad’s days out! June 15 is just around the corner, and we’ve been scouring the country for the best ways to show dad how much you appreciate him. Plus, if you book cheap train tickets or car hire through redspottedhanky.com, we’ll throw in some loyalty points to give you money off future travel.

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Travel Phrasebook: Five Essential Phrases in Spanish

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Spanish is spoken from Argentina to Venezuela, either as a mother tongue or a significant second language. Get what you need, find your way around and keep the locals happy with our must-use essential phrases. Whether you’re booking train tickets or finding a lost friend at a festival, we’ll keep you rocking the lingo this summer!

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Best Books to Read Whilst Travelling

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Unplug your iPod and stop staring out the window. The great British commute is the perfect chance to catch up on your reading. Forget the books you’ve always meant to get around to, though, and ignore the opportunity to make yourself look all intellectual and stuff. We’ve picked some proper reads to transport you to a better place…

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Backpack or Suitcase?

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Travelling abroad, commute or adventure – the world’s a lot smaller than it used to be, and luggage choices are way more advanced. You don’t have to pack a suitcase en route to work anymore, and you don’t necessarily need a backpack when you book flights around the world. So what’s best for when?

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Greatest Travel Playlist Ever!

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What’s your top tune to get out the door? Your best ever driving song? The music you have to listen to when the ‘plane takes off? We’ve trawled the redspottedhanky.com archives for some top tips, and compiled the greatest travel playlist in the history of transport. Here are a few of our faves. Thanks to all the music geeks and travel junkies who helped us out…

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Top tips for tipping!

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Some folks do and some folks don’t – and if you walk the wrong way through the tipping minefield, you can ruin your whole trip. Avoid bad service, moody stares and downright offence caused, with our handy guide to who to tip; when to tip them; and what to do if you get it wrong…

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