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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    Nice – Ideal for a Winter Short Break

    by  • November 19, 2015 • Art, Cheap, City Breaks, Nice

    Nice can offer good weather and great prices during the quieter months. When the weather starts to feel rather cold, wet and generally miserable here in the UK, it’s always good to have a short winter break to look forward to and an ideal destination for such an escape is Nice. Often rather hot...

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    It’s Carnival Time in Nice

    by  • February 15, 2015 • Festivals, Nice

    The biggest winter event on the French Riviera takes place between 13th February and 1st March One of the largest Carnivals in the world, the Nice Carnival takes place every February. The earliest mention of Carnival merrymaking in Nice goes back to 1294, when the Count of Provence is referred to having spent “the...

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    Nice – A City Experience to Remember

    by  • January 3, 2015 • Art, Cannes, City Breaks, Monaco, Nice

    Nice makes an excellent base for discovering the French Riviera The beautiful city of Nice has plenty to offer the tourist who is visiting for a few days.  Just wandering around the Flower Market in the Cours Saleya with its pretty striped awnings and sweet smelling flowers of every hue will surely delight every tourist.   Many will enjoy...

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    Europe’s Colourful Markets

    by  • September 27, 2014 • City Breaks, Food & Drink, Munich, Nice, Venice

    Many European cities have an attractive food or flower market to wander around. When visiting any city I like nothing better than to wander around a colourful market, whether it is selling fruit and vegetables, flowers or local food specialities.  In this blog I take a look at 3 well known markets which are well worth...

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    Carnivals and Festivals on the French Riviera

    by  • January 20, 2014 • City Breaks, Festivals, Nice

    Regardless of the time of year, Nice reigns supreme as the Queen of the French Riviera, its practically perfect year-round climate, coupled with a rich cultural and artistic heritage, picturesque Old Town and sweeping views over the Baie des Anges, making for an ideal short-break destination just a short flight from the UK. Visit...

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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