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Airport security

Getting Through Airport Security Quickly & Easily

We fly a lot. Over the last 12 months, we’ve taken 26 flights – more than two a month! So we’ve become pretty adept at threading our way through airport security to make it as fast and pain free as possible. Here are our tips: Get your hand luggage packed correctly The key is to pack well while you are still at home. There’s nothing worse than stumbling around in airport security trying to rearrange your luggage. Liquids – we…

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Travel News June 2018

Primera Air – Transatlantic Flights Suspended Primera Air have suspended their transatlantic flights departing from Birmingham to New York and Toronto from the 21st June. The airline is blaming the cancellations on Airbus, citing delays with the delivery of their A321neo fleet. Primera Air had already cancelled plans for flights from Birmingham to Boston in January, which had been due to commence this month. The first of their A321neo aircraft are operating out of London Stansted, Primera Air have pledged that…

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Gatwick Lounge

No1 Clubrooms Gatwick Airport

The Clubrooms are the highest tier Gatwick lounge in the No1 collection and you will find them located between Dixon’s and JD Sports on the first floor of the South terminal at Gatwick. We had booked online and paid £45 per person and with the minimum age for entry being 12 years old we also paid full price for our 12 year old Daughter. The entrance is rather grand with electric double doors and there are a series of separate rooms…

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Travel News May 2018

Thomas Cook – Club 18-30 to be discontinued Thomas Cook have confirmed that their sun, sex and booze Club 18-30 brand will stop after a final fling this summer. The tour operator has switched their focus to a new brand Cook’s Club to offer young holiday clients, trendy destinations including DJ’s and cocktails. Cook’s Club will launch 15 hotels under this brand by summer 2019. Club 18-30 was founded in 1965 and used to attract around 100,000 guests a year…

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Canarian photography

Personal Tours With Photo Memories In The Canaries

Canarian Photography are offering a unique service, currently in Lanzarote, but soon to be on other islands. They will shoot professional quality images of you and / or your family at some of the island’s stunning locations, giving you a chance to enjoy visiting some amazing places, and taking permanent memories home with you. The will come to your accommodation, and can offer: A family photo shoot A photo adventure – they will tailor a personal tour for you! A…

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Duty Free

Canary Islands Duty Free

The Canary Islands are a bit of an anomaly – on paper, we are in Europe (although geographically we are in Africa,) and we are part of the European Union, but we don’t have EU taxes or VAT and we are duty free! So goods are free of duty, and because our equivalent of VAT is only 7%, there are some big savings to be made! The reason for this is that the islands are a special economic zone of…

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Skyroam Solis

Staying Online Around The World With The Skyroam Solis

For our recent USA road trip, we needed a better solution to staying online without incurring ridiculous roaming charges. After some research, I came across the Skyroam Solis, and it proved to be one of the best investments we’ve ever made. The Solis gave us coverage all across America, for all our devices, for less than €3 per day. The unit is a circular orange box, a little larger than a packet of cigarettes. It acts as both a wifi…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a car Whilst in Fuerteventura!

Explore the second largest Canary Island and enjoy the hypnotic volcanic landscapes of Fuerteventura.  Leave no stone unturned and see the whole island from the comfort of a car! Here are 6 reasons why you should hire a car whilst in Fuerteventura. Forget transfers & queuing and get to your hotel or destination ahead of everyone and kick start your trip straight away. Driving in Fuerteventura is not only a pleasure, it is simple as well!  The traffic is very low, the roads are flat,…

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