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There are two types of holiday generally speaking – either an activity/sightseeing based holiday or a relaxation based holiday. However, I was intrigued recently to read about a third alternative known as a ‘slow holiday’ which offers holidaymakers time to relax and breathe in the experiences you enjoy on holiday. This might involve a walking, cycling or maybe a carefully…

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innsbruck things to do

Innsbruck in Austria is best known for being a World famous ski resort, yet there’s much more to see and do away from the ski slopes making it a popular all year round destination. Here at Travelphant we’ve handpicked ten things we recommend you see and do whilst you’re in Innsbruck. 1. Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen The Innsbrucker Nordkette is a cable…

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Paros in Greece is a beautiful place full of interesting historical sites and open beaches perfect for soaking up the sun. Paros offers something for everyone, whether you enjoy exploring the streets of the little Greek town of Parikia or enjoying  time on the water, Paros offers many fun outdoor activities for all ages.  Here’s our choices for the top…

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Corsica

The Mediterranean’s best kept secret is the diverse island of Corsica. It has a wondrous amount of geographical diversity where its beautiful landscapes dazzle with crystal clear coastlines and beaches to its breath-taking valleys of forests and hidden hillside villages. Corsica is incredibly varied and appeals to all travellers but I’d say Corsica is best conquered with an intrepid traveller…

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After a 4 hour flight from London, we step off the plane at Paphos airport and the heat hit us. It aways amazes me the difference in climate 2000 miles south can make. Shame we can’t move the UK next to Cyprus. You can see why so many expats come here. We hired a car from the airport as we…

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In 2015, Spain topped the list of the most common tourist destination in the EU for those travelling abroad for their holidays. With so much culture and history, not to mention the temperate climate, it’s easy to see why Spain is a popular destination for tourists. But where are the best places to visit? With so much choice in this…

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These days, it’s all about online casinos. Instant access and gratification being the order of the day for most. Still, there’s nothing quite like the buzz you feel when walking into a premium land-based casino. Here in the UK, we’re lucky to have some of the most incredible casinos in the world. If you thought the action was limited to…

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I’m a big fan of scenic driving routes, road trips and all things adventure related so when I recently came across this infographic of the best driving roads in Europe created by YourParkingSpace.co.uk, I wanted to share it. From The Highlands to The Alps, this infographic features some of the most stunning and challenging roads in Europe including the Stelvio Pass,…

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Where is the coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights? Travelphant’s vote goes to Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere above 60 degrees north latitude but to see them from this igloo village would be an amazing experience. Don’t worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear…

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Featuring 10 cool things to do when on holiday in Switzerland. Switzerland is a fascinating country with so much history, culture and of course natural beauty. Here are 10 things we highly recommend you try out when in Switzerland. 1. Hiking Enjoying the scenery in Switzerland is the number one thing to do. With more than 48,300km of marked hiking…

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