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Enjoy Christmas with Luxury Family Hotels …….

6:16pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THIS Christmas and New Year, the experts in family travel, Luxury Family Hotels, have a superb range of breaks on offer at their seven family-friendly properties around the country.

‘Quirky’ Edinburgh is worth a visit

South Wales Argus: Edinburgh is packed with history, culture and great food

4:29pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

You will find plenty to do in Edinburgh, a capital which offers a modern city set alongside a historic town that’s ready to transport you back in time.

More going to Europe's festive markets

South Wales Argus: Frankfurt Christmas market in Germany

4:14pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The history of Christmas markets dates back to the late middle ages and originates from the German speaking part of Europe.

Enjoy pretty countryside and top cooking classes

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4:13pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Nestled in a village location on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border, between Tewkesbury and Pershore lies Eckington Manor, a long-established farm set in 260 acres of land, which has at its heart a 12th century hall.

WADE'S WORLD: Tokyo holiday brought typhoon terror

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4:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE news that Typhoon Vongfong was set to hit Japan causing widespread destruction brought back memories of my brush with the brutal forces of nature in that part of the world almost exactly a year ago.

Age-friendly sites win the thumbs-up for silver travel

South Wales Argus: Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey

12:39pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Nine tourist attractions in North Wales have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out, according to a new report from Silver Travel Advisor, the travel review and advice site for mature travellers.

Truro hotel makes Cornwall stay magnificent

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12:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Alverton has so much going for it that it’s actually hard to know where to start.

WADE'S WORLD: Travel inspiration from Nato visitors

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12:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

IT was a week which saw the world come to Newport.

Holidaying like Hollywood: Our guide to Malta

South Wales Argus: Gozo is the second largest island and perfect for walking, cycling and diving

12:22pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

HOLLYWOOD icons Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent their honeymoon on the islands of Malta after a secret wedding in France, while shooting their new raunchy blockbuster By the Sea.

WADE'S WORLD: Pilgrimage to honour the war dead

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8:10am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War has encouraged huge interest in the Great War. Perhaps the greatest spur for this interest is the urge to find out about relatives who died in the conflict and to visit their final resting place.

8 most annoying things people do on a plane

South Wales Argus: A Jet2 airliner takes off

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

IT'S almost unavoidable. If you go on holiday, the chances are you'll have to fly. But what are the most annoying things your fellow passengers do in-flight?

WADE'S WORLD: Travel to catch World Cup fever

South Wales Argus: WORLD CUP: World Cup fever hots up in Darlington

11:48am Tuesday 10th June 2014

AS ever, I?m jealous of anyone going to watch the World Cup - and by that I mean in the country it?s been played in at the actual stadiums.

Tampa is perfect place to unwind

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10:44am Tuesday 10th June 2014

GAZING at the ocean from the white sands of Clearwater Beach, Florida, it's almost impossible to have a care in the world.

Planes 'need child-free zones' - survey

South Wales Argus: Family with cart of luggage in airport (6052272)

10:56am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Almost 70 per cent of travellers think planes should have child-free zones, according to a survey.

WADE’S WORLD: Was the Channel Tunnel worth it?

South Wales Argus: Peers have recommended that the cost of using the Channel Tunnel should be reduced

11:04am Wednesday 14th May 2014

TWENTY years ago, the Channel Tunnel was marking its first week of operation with trains carrying passengers 23 miles under the sea bed to France and back.

Language no barrier to fun at Disneyland Tokyo

South Wales Argus: The volcano on 'Mysterious Island' in Tokyo DisneySea 

10:45am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Disneyland Tokyo pulls in around 14 million visitors a year, making it the world's third most visited theme park. But on the day Martin Wade went, it wasn't quite as busy as he'd feared.

Seaside hotel is at lively heart of Newquay

South Wales Argus: The Fort Inn, Newquay, Cornwall

12:53pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

NEWQUAY on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast is often heralded as one of the country’s favourite seaside towns and is Britain’s unofficial surfing capital. IWAN GABE DAVIES stayed at the ideally situated Great Western Hotel, right in the heart of its lively heart.

Spectacular backdrop of Lynmouth - England’s‘Switzerland’

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11:50am Wednesday 14th May 2014

SET among the spectacular scenery of an area known as England’s Little Switzerland is Lynton, a small Victorian town with a selection of shops, tea-rooms and cafés.

WADE'S WORLD: Would you take your kids out of school to go on holiday?

South Wales Argus: Enjoy a park holiday with the family this summer

6:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AS a parent who likes to go on holiday, I, have some sympathy for Paul Cookson. His Facebook rant about prices hikes for holidays out of term time quickly went viral.

Help choose name for Cardiff-based jet

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2:23pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

As it adds two new routes from Cardiff Airport, CityJet is to name one of its aircraft after the 'ultimate Welsh icon', to be chosen by the people of Wales.

Vibrant Hiroshima proud of its tragic past

South Wales Argus: The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. The former exhibition hall was one of the few buildings left standing after the atomic bomb detonated

1:46pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

HIROSHIMA is a Manchester-sized prosperous and thriving city. It has trams, delightful parks, galleries and stylish places to eat – much like any other. Except, of course, it isn’t.

Pembrokeshire is the perfect holiday destination

South Wales Argus: Stacked stones in Pembrokeshire

12:49pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

KNOWN across the world for its awesome coastal scenery, protected by Britain’s only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire is the perfect holiday destination; golden sands backed by towering cliffs teeming with wildlife and covered in a riot of flowers, especially in spring.

Dine like a king at magnificent Thornbury Castle

South Wales Argus: Dine like a king at magnificent Thornbury Castle

3:13pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

JUST a few miles over the border with England, if you take the Severn Bridge from Chepstow, the magnificent Thornbury Castle sits at the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire.

Last chance to see Coronation Street's historic home

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1:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Coronation Street The Tour is offering Corrie and TV fans the unique opportunity to walk down the hallowed cobbles of the nation’s favourite street as the former Coronation Street set is opened to the public for a limited time.

Explore historic Oxford

South Wales Argus: Iwan Davies and his wife in Oxford

10:40am Wednesday 12th March 2014

SO handily situated on the banks of the River Thames, just a few minutes’ walk from the cosmopolitan and chilled city centre, the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel has it nailed down when it comes to the location stakes.

‘The Fair City’ of Perth – gateway to the Highlands

South Wales Argus: The Parklands Hotel, Perth

2:20pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

I am ashamed to say, despite having travelled half way around the world, this was my first visit to Scotland.

Fun for the family in Dorset

South Wales Argus: Fun for the family in Dorset

1:30pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

DORSET is a favourite with families – there’s plenty to do such as enjoying the beach at Weymouth to fossil hunting at Lyme Regis plus an awful lot more.

WADE'S WORLD: The lure of a cycling holiday

South Wales Argus: HERE WE GO: Cyclists Ian Wilkinson, from Barnoldswick, and Paul Oldham, from Trawden, with British Cycling president Brian Cookson (Pendle Council regeneration director) and sponsor Nick Rudge (Holiday Cottages Group).

1:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

They say the most tempting dish in a restaurant is the one being served to your neighbour.

‘Record numbers’ to visit UK

3:45pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

OVERSEAS visitors are set to spend record-breaking amounts of money in the UK this year, according to national tourism body VisitBritain.

Center Parcs - the place for all the family

3:28pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

Taking a family holiday couldn’t be easier if you pick Centre Parcs as your destination, as Caroline Stock found out.

WADE'S WORLD: Travelling without a camera

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2:36pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

LATE last year I went to Japan and Korea and I left my camera at home.

Magical time in Orlando for newlyweds

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10:40am Tuesday 14th January 2014

For a dreamer like me, Disney World in Florida was the only honeymoon destination worth considering.

British over 50s only venture to landmarks on their doorstep

5:57pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Many Brits over 50 have seen less than half of the top iconic sights of the world, according to a new study by the UK’s leading holiday rental specialists

Five great places to visit for New Year celebrations

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3:55pm Tuesday 10th December 2013


Swindon, perfect for a bit of shopping

2:57pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Swindon may not be on your first choice of weekend breaks but the town off the M4 has a lot to offer visitors.

More coming from US to UK

2:52pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Royal baby news and the success of TV shows like Downton Abbey are driving increased interest in the UK from American would-be tourists.

WADE'S WORLD: Emotional memories of Mandela landmark

South Wales Argus: INSPIRATIONAL: The entrance to Robben Island

2:15pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

NELSON Mandela's death brought many memories of the great man. His demise reminded me of a trip to South Africa in 2001 when I visited Robben Island, his prison home for 18 years.

Walking trip to Venice not as odd as you might think

South Wales Argus: Burano Island, Venice

2:00pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Having flown to Venice to join a cruise ship a few years ago, I was intrigued by wooden ramps that had been placed over the steps on either side of many bridges. Was this, perhaps, a belated attempt to cater for visitors in wheelchairs?

Celebrities voice app's fun city guides

1:56pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Cities Talking is the new way to discover your favourite cities, for less. Whether you’re planning a mini-break with your partner, looking for a way to entertain the kids in the holidays or struggling for fun things to do at the weekend on a budget, this new travel app has got it sorted.

Elves help reveal best of Bluestone’s attractions

South Wales Argus: Elite Elves Caitlin Tinsley (L) and Brogan Swart on one of the electric buggys at Bluestone national park venue in Pembrokeshire (2877192)

1:52pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

A chance to become an Elite Elf awaits you at Bluestone national park venue in Pembrokeshire.

WADE'S WORLD: The best airport in the world

South Wales Argus: Amsterdam's Schipol airport - is this the best airport in the world?

4:18pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

They’re places we pass through and often put up with through gritted teeth as we speed to our destination.

Bali leads Far East's charge in long haul holiday value chart

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12:02pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

AFTER three years at the top of the best value rankings, a 45 per cent price rise in Sri Lankan resort costs means that the Indian Ocean destination has lost its crown to Bali and dropped to fifth place in the sixth annual Post Office travel money long haul report.

Berlin: Where history can be found on every corner

South Wales Argus: The Brandenburg Gate (1358383)

11:29am Wednesday 9th October 2013

A VISIT to Berlin means facing some of Europe’s most turbulent times. Its history, especially in the last hundred years, has seen it at the centre of three of the continent's catastrophes.

Great Brampton House – an extraordinary place to have a relaxing time

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11:22am Wednesday 9th October 2013

THE sheep grazing on the lawn of the handsome regency country pile added to the peaceful feel, until we noticed the sheep weren’t actually moving.

WADE'S WORLD: Five minutes to learn a new language

South Wales Argus: Lensman Mark Harrison focuses on Japan

1:23pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

NEXT month I'll be venturing into the unknown as I'll be going to the Far East - Japan to be precise.

WADE'S WORLD: Holidays bring a change in pace

6:30pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

ONE of the best things about holidays, no matter where they are, is that life slows down. In contrast to the frenetic pace at which we live our lives, we can take time over the things which need time taken over them.

Malta - where stamp of history is never far away

South Wales Argus: DRAMATIC: Grand Harbour in Valletta, capital of Malta

6:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

SINCE 2004 the island state of Malta has been a member of the EU and since 2008 they have used the Euro. While these were big decisions for Malta to take, the island has been part of a wider family of nations for thousands of years.

WADE'S WORLD: Where don't you want to go on holiday?

South Wales Argus: FALL: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

1:58pm Friday 12th July 2013

DO you have a list of places you want to go to? The 'bucket' list is a popular term now, alongside the '100 places you must see before you die' or some such nonsense.

Have an illuminating time in Blackpool

South Wales Argus: Have an illuminating time in Blackpool

2:00pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

If you haven’t been to Blackpool during the Illuminations, you are missing a unique experience.

How to get your packing right

1:00pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

Why do so many people get holiday packing wrong? And are men from Mars and women from Venus when it comes to packing? According to this infographic by they are.

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