Category Archives: Destination Insights

5 top tips for planning a Northern Lights holiday

Northern Lights over the Ersfjord in Tromsø. Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen/www.visitnorway.com

Aurora Borealis. Speak to anyone and the Northern Lights is definitely on the list of top things to experience.

This spellbinding, natural light display appears when high speed solar particles collide with atoms and molecules in the earth’s atmosphere, resulting in vivid bursts of … Read More

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A local’s guide for the Wimbledon visitor: 5 recommended things to do

All eyes are on Wimbledon, London this week as the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championship gets underway. For the thousands of tennis fans visiting this leafy area of south west London over the next 2 weeks, Your Holiday Planner shares 5 recommendations for ‘a local’s guide’ for things to do and places to visit:

 

Wat Buddhapadipa

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REVIEW: Family friendly Chiang Mai: Personal tips for a family holiday

Chiang Mai has long been a cultural capital in Northern Thailand, boasting a walled city and more than 300 temples. For modern day visitors, Chiang Mai offers a fantastic combination of both modern (chic, boutique hotels and trendy bars and restaurants) and old.

Your Holiday Planner was delighted to receive this account of a recent family … Read More

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Marrakech: Top 5 favourite things to do

Marrakech is a city that offers visitors plenty of things to do. Here are Your Holiday Planner‘s Top 5 favourite things to do:

Marrakesh: Sunset over Djemma el Fna

Marrakesh: Sunset over Djemma el Fna

Watch the sunset over Djemaa el Fna from a rooftop terrace, while sipping mint tea; have an early dinner on a rooftop terrace of the … Read More

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Marrakech: Hot holiday destination in winter from UK

One question Your Holiday Planner gets asked a lot is: Where is it hot in winter that’s within easy reach of the UK?

Djemma el Fna, Marrakesh

Djemma el Fna, Marrakesh

Marrakesh is undoubtedly one place I would recommend to get some quick sun and escape the UK winter weather. The phrase ‘sensory overload’ springs to mind when you land … Read More

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