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Know Before You Go

Research shows that some 70% of people believe that looking into the local laws and customs of their travel destination, before they leave home, would make their holiday more enjoyable. So it comes as no surprise that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is encouraging UK travellers to ‘Know Before You Go!’

Each year British citizens are caught breaking laws overseas and, in the majority of cases, this is merely down to a lack of local knowledge. It is vital that anyone travelling overseas understands the laws of the country they are visiting and appreciates their customs and what is considered appropriate behaviour.

For all of the information you need on country specific laws and customs, take a look at this handy travel advice directory.

28. November 2014 by Joanne Wilson

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Azoreans Put the P in Party!

Christmas, in the Azores, was traditionally a time when locals would make liqueurs, cakes and sweets and invite neighbours around to taste the fruit of their labours. As the drinks were made in honour of the baby Jesus, their pouring was referred to as "O Menino Mija" - the baby Jesus passing water!

Although homemade liqueurs are no longer a key feature of Christmas traditions here, Azoreans still invite friends and relatives to their homes to participate in "O Menino Mija" by enjoying a drink and a piece of Christmas cake!

Discover Azorean traditions for yourself, when you travel with us to these wonderful volcanic islands.

25. November 2014 by James Walker

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More Than a Feeling

‘What does it feel like to see the Northern Lights?’ It’s one of those questions we are often asked by customers planning a trip to see the Aurora and the one question, if we are honest, that’s practically impossible to answer.

Seeing the lights is a very personal and emotional experience. For some, it is quite literally breathtaking, whilst others find it an almost religious experience. According to Northern Lights photographer Pal Jakobsen, a native of Narvik, north Norway, the Aurora ‘cannot be described in words, it must be experienced.’ More...

21. November 2014 by Emma Smith

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What's That Coming Over the Hill?

We all know about the legend of the Loch Ness Monster but did you know that Iceland has its very own version of Nessie?

The Lagarfljótsormur, or Icelandic worm monster, is purported to live in Lagarfljót, Egilsstaðir and was first ‘sighted’ in 1345. Serpent like in appearance, longer than a football field and with many humps, the creature often rises above the waterline of its freshwater home. Indeed, it has even been sighted out of the water, either coiled up or slithering through the lakeside trees. More...

18. November 2014 by Emma Smith

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Kermit Yourself to a Trip to Madagascar!

A new species of tree frog has been found in Madagascar by a student from the University of Bristol. The 'boophis ankarafensis' was identified by Samuel Penny during a student trip to the Sahamalaza Peninsula of Madagascar to study amphibians and the noises they make.

The frog is described as green with red speckles across its head and back. Adult males are around 24mm long and females 29mm long.

To see Madagascar's amazingly diverse creatures for yourself, plan your Mighty Fine trip to this magical island today!

 

14. November 2014 by James Walker

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