Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz led the line-up at this year's Benicassim Music Festival

Benicassim – hot days, sizzling nights

July 24th, 2010 in European travel by Sarah Lee 3

It’s festival season across Europe so time to don wellies and prepare yourself for an avalanche of rain and mud. Or maybe not.
Ok so this year Glastonbury-goers experienced better weather than they’ve witnessed in years.
But if you really want to play in the sunshine, Spain’s Festival International de Benicassim (FIB) is the hot tip for music fans!

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Euphoria at the World Cup as Australia knock out Croatia

Party like it’s the World Cup

May 28th, 2010 in European travel by Terry Lee 1

As the football World Cup in South Africa approaches it brings back great memories of the festival of fun we enjoyed at the last one in Germany. We’d applied for tickets over a year before and secured some for Serbia/Montenegro v Ivory Coast. Not the most mouth-watering game, but it was the World Cup and the occasion was the attraction.

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Norwegian Jade's bridge

View from the bridge

March 9th, 2010 in Cruising by Sarah Lee 0

One of the great things about being a travel journalist is that sometimes you’re admitted to places few travellers get access to. One of these is the bridge of a cruise ship. I’m lucky enough to have been on the bridge of three ships now and it is a great experience – a chance to see what goes on while cruisers are relaxing on the sundeck.

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Tasty Tenerife – a new foodie heaven?

February 10th, 2010 in European travel by Sarah Lee 10

A few years ago I went to Los Gigantes in Tenerife and if I’m honest I wasn’t that enamoured with it. It lacked a certain “Canarianess”. I know Tenerife is in the main a mass-market destination but one thing that bothered me was that I was on a Spanish island and there was hardly a hint of Spanish food about.

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Art at St Pancras

London, a cultural classic

November 30th, 2009 in Featured by Sarah Lee 0

A few years ago I left the bright lights of London for a tiny Midlands village, but deep down I’m a city girl and London is one of my favourites. Of course most people love their hometown, but London, despite it’s many flaws (any commuter would happily fill you in on those) is one of the […]

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