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Barry Nolan

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The French have a wonderful phrase ‘Joie de Vivre’…the joy of life…and the region of Provence encapsulates this beautifully in summer.  Fabulous climate, food and scenery.  When you can add to this some thrilling activities in the Gorges Du Verdon it is basically a win-win scenario.

Barry Nolan

Think of Sicily and most people will immediately say Mafia and Etna and then hear the haunting strains of Nina Rota’s ‘The Godfather’ theme in their heads; I profess to falling for this clichéd image as I arrived at Catania Airport.

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Amy Walkington-Gray

Without a doubt, one of the most desired holiday requests is an idyllic island holiday featuring days of sun, sea, and sand.  At Activities Abroad however, we see a lot more to islands than just that.  Our Island holidays offer adventures across mountains, through forests, along coastlines and on the sea in some of the most thrilling ways.

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Get a feel for island life this summer with our top three island adventures:

Jono Archer

 I travelled to Madeira in late September 2016 to see what the archipelago had to offer and I was blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the variety of the activities and the range of wildlife to see.

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Amy Hope

Sadly one of Malta and Gozo’s most cherished natural wonders, the Azure Window, collapsed early yesterday morning due to overpowering weather conditions. After giving so many travellers such joy for so many years, it is sad to see it lost to Mother Nature.

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Nevertheless, this delightful part of the world offers so many other great experiences for all to enjoy!

Amy Hope

Experiencing a snow holiday with Activities Abroad is more than just your normal family ski escape. Combine fantastic snow with bucket list experiences, endless fun away from crowded resorts and magical family experiences.

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Here are our top three places to experience a snow holiday:

Greta Henderson

Our wonderful Activities Abroad representative Greta has been looking after all of our lovely families staying at snowy Luosto this year.  We caught up with her to see how she’s getting on:

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Tell us a little bit about your role here in Luosto

'My job consists of meeting the customers, giving them an orientation of this pretty winter village, explaining what they can expect during their stay, giving them helpful tips and hints. I then spend my time catching up with my customers over the week and help with any queries they may have.'

Ali Mclean

What do you think about when you hear the words “New York”?

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I suspect you would not be alone in thinking along the lines of “it’s a big, buzzing city in America” and you would be absolutely right. However, New York City forms only a tiny fraction of the much less considered but far, far larger New York State.

Amy Walkington-Gray

Each year our very talented product team come up with exciting new holiday destinations that we know you’ll love. This year is no exception and because these new holidays are so good we couldn’t wait to share them with you!

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Here’s a peek at what’s new for 2017 with Activities Abroad:

Amy Hope

With the festive season creeping up on us, it’s not too early to turn your attention to the February half-term holiday in order to make the most of this precious time with loved ones.

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Take a look at this roundup of my favourite holidays departing during the next school half-term:

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