Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Great Barrier Reef in Australia while you bask in the intense heat? The Whitsunday Islands might be the right location for you if you want to experience something incredibly beautiful while having the adventure of your life. As a group of islands located off the coast of Queensland, the Whitsundays will blow your…

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While it would be nice to think that your vacation allows you to get away for a few weeks at a time, in reality this just isn’t always the case. With people’s busy lives and schedules, sometimes a short holiday is all you can fit it. That doesn’t mean you should feel trapped and stay at home though, as there…

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Sea You Beach Bar, Cyprus

If you’re on holiday in Cyprus and looking for a cool spot to have a cocktail and a bite to eat whilst watching the sunset, we know just the place! Sea You Beach bar is located close to Coral Bay and has a really cool chilled out vibe , day and night. They have an amazing cocktail menu and food, …

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For decades, students from around the world and across Europe, have descended on the University campuses of Valencia, and it is clear to see why.  Valencia is a student paradise and has so much to offer young ones just setting off in the world.  As Spain’s third largest city, it combines a blend of vibrant city life, with a relaxing…

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It’s a dream for many of us to be our own boss within an industry that we love such as travel. The travel and tourism is the world’s biggest service industry and here in the UK it’s worth a staggering £117 billion and growing!  How many times have you stayed in a poorly run hotel and thought…”jeez, I could do a…

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A U.S. road trip in the wrong car is a wasted road trip. Or if not wasted, certainly a trip that could have been made a whole lot better! Wherever you are travelling from and to, choosing the right car for the trip really can make all the difference. So if you’ve an American odyssey planned in the near future,…

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While there are all kinds of beautiful destinations you can pick for your next ski vacation, few are able to offer such a memorable and exciting experience as a ski vacation in Tignes, France. This high-altitude resort area is actually located in the very heart of France’s ski country and is known as a premier location for year-round skiing in…

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Want to celebrate your love against Spanish backdrops? We’ve got you covered! Honeymoon trips are the most awaited trips of one’s life. We keep planning about this trip days, weeks or months in advance just to make sure that everything is perfect. We want everything to be perfect on our honeymoon, right from the destination to the accommodation to the…

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On the borders of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León, Picos De Europa is arguably the most beautiful national park in Spain, certainly the most dramatic! With 300 square miles of largely untouched, unspoilt landscapes which contrast with their surroundings quite spectacularly, the Picos De Europa national park features deep vertical gorges, rocky mountains that peak at over 8,000 feet above sea…

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We had a lovely overnight stay recently at The Abbey Hotel in Redditch when we visited family in the Midlands for the weekend. The hotel is super convenient being located just off the M5 and is situated on a 175-acre estate with a spa, swimming pool and 18 hole golf course. Our boys loved the swimming pool but unfortunately we didn’t have…

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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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So you’ve worked like crazy, saved some money and now you’re all geared up for the long vacation you were planning to take. The destination is decided, the tickets are booked and all you have to do is to pack your bags and leave. Seems like you have already finished with all the hard parts, right? Well, you are wrong.…

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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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My wife and I love skiing, well she ski’s and I snowboard. We got engaged on a ski holiday in Lake Louise in Canada back in 2002  and we now have two boys who love skiing too. We took them to Whistler a few years ago for their first ski holiday where they learnt to ski and this winter we booked…

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The best train tours include winter wonderlands, autumn colours, summer holidays, interesting events, iconic train journeys and winter sun destinations. Here are Great Rail Journeys top picks for each month: 1. January – China Visit the fascinating Japanese event with the Harbin Ice Festival tour. 13 days on this spell binding tour starts from £3,395 per person. Guests will discover…

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Showcasing the top 10 highest hotels in New York City. These tallest New York hotels offer amazing views of the New York skyline to gaze in awe from the comfort of your hotel bedroom. Starting with the tallest and working down, the tallest hotel in New York is…. 1. Four Seasons Hotel 208 metres or 682 feet 52 floors Built…

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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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Amongst Tokyo’s many claims to fame, cherry blossom season (hanami) is high up on people’s bucket-lists as a must-see when in Tokyo. Every year, you can feel the excitement as the pink petals known as sakura fill the city in a picture-perfect welcome to spring and parks fill with revellers armed with tarps, blankets, bento, beer and sake to enjoy…

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Sometimes, it’s easy to plunge for the first deal you see online, especially if you’ve been trawling through hundreds of websites to get to it. However, with a few savvy shopping skills, getting the best deal for your money doesn’t need to be that hard. Below you’ll find some easy-to-follow tips that’ll make sure you’re getting the best holiday for…

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Seattle

If you like action and adventure with your vacation, you might want to consider a trip out to the epic Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The States are best known for amazing cities like New York and Los Angeles, but it is also an incredibly beautiful and diverse land. This is particularly evident in the Pacific Northwest where…

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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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Lake Eola Park

Orlando is widely known for being the home to Universal Studios and Disney World, and every summer families from across the country make the trip to see these incredible theme parks. You don’t have to spend theme park money to have a great time in Orlando, though. If you want a Florida vacation but don’t want to drop the dime…

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Eating out in another country is always a great experience. There are literally thousands of great restaurants around the world that offer amazing dining experiences and gastronomic delights, but only a select few are able to offer a view to match. Here we showcase are 10 cool restaurants featured in an Audley Travel article back in 2010 offering mouth watering…

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Next time you’re thinking about where to holiday, forget the unremarkable and predictable hotel chains and opt for a one-of-a-kind place to stay. From tree-houses and survival capsules to luxury camping, make your accommodation part of the holiday fun! We love cool hotels and these are our favourite 10 quirkiest places to stay around the world. 1. Spherical Tree House,…

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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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Whitehaven Beach

Australia is the world’s largest island and smallest continent and is also a land of amazing beauty and places with breathtaking views. It is also home to some of the most rare creatures and destinations in the world. It is also famous for major tourist attraction sites such as The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Hunter region and the…

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Rome has always been a city I’ve wanted to visit with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. I must admit, I wasn’t prepared for what my eyes were going to see and my mind try and comprehend. We wanted to see the ancient ruins like the Roman Forum and the Colosseum which showcase the…

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