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The couples spa day

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“Why don’t we do anything together anymore?” she says over the top of Manchester United vs Manchester City. It is the nightmare situation. You know as well as she does that the two of you are always doing things together; restaurants, the cinema, day trips and the like – but you also both know that she is angling for something else entirely. Ladies love to be pampered and fussed. She is looking for a spa weekend. So you jump online and start to research it; what kind of place does she want? A big country manor? What about an ultra modern one in the city? Once you have landed on the place it is down to what’s known as “treatments.” Head massage, full body massage? Mud baths? Facials? This is a world that men have rarely ventured into, one that isn’t safe. Do some research or, should all else fail, just let her pick.

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Tennis Travel

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For many people they have one particular sport that they enjoy following. Be it Rugby as they travel around Europe for the world famous Six Nations tournament, or maybe Football as fans follow their country to the ends of the earth to watch them play some country ranked 400th in the world. Fans are dedicated and passionate for both sports, with a strong sense of national pride involved. Tennis, though, is a sport that doesn’t often have that sense of pride, outside of the Davies Cup tournament. Instead there are specific tournaments at fixed locations every year, with people being followed rather than countries. You can pick your favourite player and follow them around the world. The most famous of example of that kind of support is from Leyton Hewitt’s dedicated following. They followed him from country to country, tournament to tournament, sat in the same seats and became friends with him. Give it a try!

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Top Places to Visit in 2015

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If you want to make 2015 your year of exploration , adventure and excitement, then there are plenty of places you should visit on your travels. One popular destination right now is Cartagena in Colombia. Here you’ll see beautiful urban streets, cobblestone pathways, coral reefs, colourful buildings and plenty of sunshine! Another great option is Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. This destination is perfect for a city break, but there’s not as much hustle and bustle in Pittsburgh as there is in many other US states. For something completely different, try Myanmar in Burma. There are so many beautiful views, whilst the area is peaceful, scenic and unique. There are many ancient traditions and cultures such as the leg rowers of Inle Lake, which isn’t too far., while you’re close to Thailand and India, so you can continue on your travels to more beautiful countries.

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Beaches; The perfect break?

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There is one indelible image we all have when we think about holidays (or at least we should all have it you town loving weirdos) and that is the thought of us, in shorts and sandles, sat on white, sandy beach with our toes in the sand, in front of a crystal blue sea with the sun beating down onto our tanned faces. It is the perfect image of a holiday. But the holiday companies know what our expectations are; they know what we want, they know only certain places in the world can offer that experience as well and, as result, can charge whatever they see fit at certain times of the year. It pays to know you’re geography though; narrow down places you would like to go. Look at the beaches, read about what kinds of things they offer as resorts; it’s these smaller details that can really make or break a holiday, no matter how fantastic the beach itself is.

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Cruising for the younger generation

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Cruise ships often carry a certain stigma with them; older people with no energy sitting on a ship and being ferried around and being entertained by average performances and performers. What that stigma has meant, for both the industry and for would be holiday makers, is that younger people, and young families, have avoided cruises for a very long time. They have been missing out, and cruise companies are positioning themselves to cater to younger audiences as well. Some of the older ships still maintain all the trappings of the older generation; those will be very difficult, not to mention expensive, to change for the companies. Still, the shops on board are stocking more adolescent friendly goods, while the shows on display are starting to feature music from more contemporary artists. The newer ships, though, feature a dazzling array of fittings to suit all ages. Water rides, surfing, tennis, pools and golf; the range of activities on display is mind boggling and puts to bed the idea of older cruises.  

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