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Piémanson: Beach town France – True Burning Man Utopia

Piémanson was one of the last refuges of wild camping; a 10km stretch of sand in the heart of the Camargue Regional Nature Reserve. Open to campers from the 1st of May each year, come the 1st of September the police would close it off for the winter, and the inhabitants would join together to mark the occasion with a huge bonfire, all of the … Continue reading Piémanson: Beach town France – True Burning Man Utopia

Top 10 best-selling crime novels – in time for your holidays!

The top 10 best-selling crime novels of the last five years on Kobo have just been revealed – just in time to make a list and download them ready for your beach holiday Watch our video where crime writer and former president of the Detection Club Simon Brett OBE gives you a guide to these contemporary crime classics There’s nothing like a gripping thriller or … Continue reading Top 10 best-selling crime novels – in time for your holidays!

Holiday Reading – why choose books over e-tablets?

Although the idea of taking an entire selection of great holiday reads abroad in one portable easy-to-use tablet is tempting, booksellers everywhere suggest that our relationship with e-books cannot surpass our relationships with books. Interacting with a book, turning its pages, seeing it transform from being untouched to gathering stains and dog-eared pages, gives us a tangible emotional attachment to it as a physical object. … Continue reading Holiday Reading – why choose books over e-tablets?

Why holiday in Sardinia this summer?

As the British Big Chill sets in even further, many are finding comfort in thoughts of this year’s summer holiday.  Instead of jetting off to Spain or Portugal this year, why not try the Med’s somewhat forgotten island, Sardinia, and sample a culture as passionate as it is beautiful.  Sardinian legend tells that once God had finished creating the earth, he scattered all the left-over … Continue reading Why holiday in Sardinia this summer?

How to Sparkle on Holiday

Your clothes are folded neatly into your suitcase, you know where your passport and tickets are but you don’t have a clue how to accessorise on holiday. Sound familiar? Don’t despair. To effortlessly bring together your holiday wardrobe, you need three key pieces; the necklace, the bracelet and earrings. Packing the right accessory can bring variation to your holiday wardrobe as well as stop you … Continue reading How to Sparkle on Holiday

Insider Tips for Tenerife Travellers

The difficulty with travelling to a destination for the first time is knowing where all the hidden gems are and where the locals go. If only you had all the insider information on your holiday destination in a bite-size format beforehand… Luxury holidays specialist, Sovereign.com has just launched the second in a series of Insider Destination Guides which provides just this information. Using tips from … Continue reading Insider Tips for Tenerife Travellers