(CNN) — Anchoring in idyllic bays. Slipping into azure waters for a refreshing dip. Warm breeze filling the sails en route to the next enchanted spot. Drinks and dinner on board under the stars. Gentle lapping to loll you to sleep. And repeat. Day after blissful day. A sailing holiday is a passport to another -- watery -- world where land-based worries are blown away on the breeze. Those with the right qualifications can charter their own boat. Some prefer the help of a skipper and crew, others like to take charge while sailing into a flotilla for shared experiences. However one chooses do it, the life aquatic is not to be missed. First, however, comes the decision on which tip of the planet to drift towards. Here are some of the finest destinations on the planet for sailing holidays: Greece A sailing odyssey in the Greek islands offers everything from quiet coves to charming harbors. Spiros Vathis/Flickr A land lapped by sparkling seas and seemingly more … [Read more...] about World’s best sailing destinations
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US & Canada 17 January 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39732845 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One year ago, the US elected a man who prefers plain speaking to the language of diplomacy. Find out what President Donald Trump has said about your country, which foreign leaders he has met or called since taking … [Read more...] about What has Trump said about your country?
Spain safely holds onto its title in 2018 as the country with the most blue-flag beaches in the world. Spain will be able to fly blue-flags at a total of 590 of its beaches this summer, once again leading the world in the number of quality bathing spots along its vast coastline. Blue-flags are awarded to those beaches that meet demands on issues such as hygiene, sanitary conditions, safety, accessibility and the prevision of lifeguards. Spain is once again the top country worldwide for blue-flags awarded by the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC), a place it has held for three decades since the awards began in 1987, and was awarded 11 blue-flags more for its beaches than last year. Spain also won blue flags for 101 its marinas and five for its cruise ship ports meaning the country will be able to fly a total of 696 blue-flags along its coast line. The region of Valencia on the east coast of Spain boasts the most number of quality beaches in … [Read more...] about Spain officially has the best beaches in the world
Brits in their millions are taking to the web in search of the best travel deals and inspiration for their 2018 escape. And there are plenty of destinations to visit in 2018 whether you're looking for a classic holiday to Spain, France, Italy and Greece, or thinking of trying a new hotspot like Croatia or South America, where tourism is steadily increasing. If you're after a getaway on a budget, read on for our handy guide on where to visit this year, the cheap holiday deals to watch, including staycation breaks and cruises. And to help you kick off the year in style, we've also rounded up the best travel deals in the January sales to help you find the ultimate bargain. What's in the guide? Last minute holiday deals across short-haul and long-haul breaks How to find a cheap city break Family holidays How to book an all-inclusive holidays Camping holidays The flight deals to look out for in 2018 Staycations Cheap hotels Cruise deals Read More Travel Deals 2018 Last minute … [Read more...] about How to find the best deals for a cheap family holiday in 2018
Fancy getting away from the grim weather? Well there are a few more options available if you're planning a flight from Birmingham Airport, including one brand new destination you couldn't fly to before. TUI has announced four new routes - Split (Croatia), Agadir (Morocco), Halkidiki (Greece) and Izmir (Turkey) - for summer 2019. Agadir is a totally new route from Birmingham not already available from other airlines. TUI is also putting on additional flights to popular destinations Boa Vista (West Africa), Chania (Crete), Antalya and Dalaman (both in Turkey). The changes are part of TUI UK’s first programme launch of 2018 after last year’s re-branding. It will also see an additional aircraft at Birmingham Airport and an 11 per cent increase in seat numbers to 120,000. TUI said it recognised that not everyone wanted to holiday for seven or 14 nights, so customers could now find more 10 and 11 night stays thanks to the additional aircraft being based in Birmingham. There will … [Read more...] about This brand new destination has been added to Birmingham Airport