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13 June, 2016


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Destination Guide: Paris

It's hard to deny the unmistakable allure of Paris. Just strolling the city's vast avenues and boulevards is a pleasure whether it's your first trip or your seasoned return!

And the major attractions will not disappoint - there is nothing like the timeless icons of the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe and the Louvre but where Paris really earns its title is in the dawn-to-dusk calendar of cultural events, historic monuments, sights and colourful galleries. And with regional attractions such as Palace De Versailles a short train trip from the city centre and the battlefields of infamous world war battles such as Flanders and Passchendaele an easy day trip, there really is something to suit everyone.

Go on, have an affair with the city of love!

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Destination Guide: Rome

As one of the most visited cities in the world Rome has a lot to live up to in the eyes of its visitors. Yet with the very visible signs of its powerful past in seemingly every direction you look - think the Colosseum, Roman Forum; cultural hot spots such as Piazza Navona and Trastavere and Vatican City - it barely has to lift a finger to wow the hoardes of tourists that visit the Eternal City each year.

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Essential Guides: Choosing the Right Lock

There's plenty to consider before you depart on your trip and for most travellers, security is high on the list of priorities. Choosing the right lock will give you the peace of mind to enjoy the adventure ahead.  We explore the pros and cons of keyed and combination locks and explain the use of TSA locks for US travel.


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