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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Summer Holidays Are Good For You

Published on: June 27, 2014

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Research shows summer is beneficial for your health – the perfect excuse to make the most of it and book a holiday in the sun!   Summer helps you eat better A warmer environment coupled with increased availability of summer fruits makes it easier to eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a…

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Avoid Extra Costs When Travelling With Low-Cost Airlines

Published on: June 24, 2014

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Be careful when booking flights with budget airlines, while the basic fare may be very cheap compared to other airlines, once you have added on all the extras and charges you may end up paying almost the same price as a non-budget airline. Here’s what to watch for:   Baggage charges Having bags to check…

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How Sun Lotion Can Burn A Hole In Your Wallet

Published on: June 20, 2014

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Sun lotion, is a must have for your holiday if you are going anywhere where the sun shines. However you should be careful about spending over the odds for a brand just as effective as a cheaper one.   Sun lotion can cost up to £25 for a 200ml bottle on the high street. Yet…

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Avoid Buying Travel Money At The Airport

Published on: June 19, 2014

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Preparation is key to getting a great deal on your travel money.   The number one rule of ensuring you get a great deal is to avoid purchasing travel money at the airport where bureau de changes may offer poor rates.   A my Travel Cash Card takes the hard work out of buying your…

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Relax On The Best Beaches In The World

Published on: June 16, 2014

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We’ve taken a look at 10 of the best beaches around the world to deliver some inspirations for beach lovers everywhere.   Grande Anse Beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles Seen by many as the benchmark of what a beach should be Accessed by bike or hike so missed by many tourists Must for surfers, waves…

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Our Pick Of The Best Theme Parks In The US

Published on: June 12, 2014

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Going to the US this summer? Why not visit one of the many fantastic theme parks  it has to offer. Here are some recommendations from the my Travel Cash team of the best ones to visit:   Knott’s Berry Farm Located in Buena Park, California it is a old-school classic American Theme park, but don’t…

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Make The Most Of Longer Summer Days

Published on: June 11, 2014

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Summer is a fantastic time of year as days seem to last longer with the hours of daylight increasing, great for spending more time out and about with family and friends. We are fast approaching the ‘longest day’ of the year, 21st June. Also known as the summer solstice or midsummer, this is when the…

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Always Book In Advance To Save When Booking Airport Parking

Published on: June 10, 2014

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Car parks can be a major money spinner for airports. It’s recommended you book first to get a better deal rather than just turning up. Generally the earlier you book the better the deal you’re likely to get, but even just booking online on your day of travel may save you money.   Shop around…

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Don’t Rely Solely On The Hotel Star System

Published on: June 9, 2014

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When booking your hotel don’t just rely on the star rating to determine where you stay.  You could stay at a magnificent 2-star hotel or have a terrible experience at a rather bad 5-star complex! This is because the star rating system isn’t standardised worldwide, it differs from region to region, sometimes even country to…

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Top European Music Festivals

Published on: June 6, 2014

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While there are some fantastic music festivals taking place in the UK this summer, have you considered travelling further afield to a European festival ?   Here’s our pick of the top festivals happening across Europe this summer:   Sónar – 12 to 14 June 2014 Location: Barcelona, Spain Line-up includes: Caribou, Chic feat Nile…

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