Category - Our Holidays

A selection of our favourite destination guides, summer holiday ideas and resort info from the expert team at Purple Travel

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Hiking amongst volcanoes: The best places to hike in Lanzarote
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Lanzarote: one of the favorite holiday destinations for Brits in Spain
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The ultimate guide for holidays to Cancun
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Family holidays in Greece: The best islands to visit!
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Enjoy the best of the Ionian cuisine on your next holidays to Zante
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10 of the best cultural monuments in Europe Part 2
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The top 5 cheap beach holiday destinations in Europe
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Meet the Easter bunny by the beach: the best Easter Break Destinations
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The absolute staple dishes to try during your holidays in the Dominican Republic
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Women make the world go round

Hiking amongst volcanoes: The best places to hike in Lanzarote

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The lunar landscape of Lanzarote is a place full of paths to take and settings to explore. Before you decide to spend yet another day by a hotel pool or beach gazing down the endless ocean with a cocktail in your hand, make an effort to get up and take one of the spectacular hikes the island has to offer. The volcanoes and arid settings of the island are amongst the main reasons why holidays to Lanzarote are more than just beaches and all inclusive deals. Without further ado, here are some of the best hikes in Lanzarote.

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Lanzarote: one of the favorite holiday destinations for Brits in Spain

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The sunny and friendly land of Spain is host to some of the best seaside destinations. Home to around a million British expats with way more visiting on holidays each year, the land of rabbits as its otherwise called and its islands, are a true playground for any type of traveller and budget. From a hip Barcelona getaway to a sunny session on a sandy beach in the Canary Islands, holidays in Spain provide some of the best vacation options just a short flight away from home. Speaking of the Canary Islands however, there is a certain destination which seems to be on the rise like never before. If being chosen by the British prime minister as his holiday destination doesn’t convince you, then allow us give you some insight into why this place is one of the favourite British holiday destinations in Spain.

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The ultimate guide for holidays to Cancun

 

Amongst the most well-known long haul holiday destinations, Cancun, never ceases to amaze with its stunning white sand shores, tropical vegetation and vibrant spirit. This all inclusive holiday extravaganza has a lot to offer to anyone opting to spend some days away from home and as such, Cancun manages to be a thrilling overseas proposition regardless of what you might be looking for as a vacationer.

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Family holidays in Greece: The best islands to visit!

An all-time favourite for vacationers, Greece is amongst the sunniest and friendliest family holiday destinations in Europe. The sun, sea, sand and magnificent sights all over are just some of the perks of having your family holidays in Greece and if you also count the fact that its rated as one of the safest countries in Europe, travelling there could be one of the best family experiences ever! As Greece has more than 2000 islands under its jurisdiction, it would be quite hard to find the perfect one for you and your family. However, in order to make your life a bit easier here are 5 islands full of things to see and do, along with why those are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.

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Enjoy the best of the Ionian cuisine on your next holidays to Zante

 

 

Combining some of the clearest blue waters, lush vegetation and vibrant culture, the Ionian island of Zante is a marvel to behold in its entirety. Zante is host to some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and due to its rich history and culture its cuisine is no less spectacular. The local dishes combine Greek heritage with Venetian and French influences and this is no mean feat as this makes for a succulent combination of flavours. If you like to explore new tastes, give the local cuisine a try on your next holidays to Zante and savour the island’s culinary spirit.

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10 of the best cultural monuments in Europe Part 2

European Monuments

The continent of kings and explorers, Europe, is home to countless important cultural monuments. As those couldn’t be covered in one installment we have decided to present 5 more to see and get a taste of the best historic cultural displays which have survived during the passing of ages. From the wonderful Colosseum in Rome to the immensely imposing Schönbrunn Palace, all are wonderful and all of them unique. So go ahead, get informed and have one or more reasons to have your next holidays somewhere in Europe.

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The top 5 cheap beach holiday destinations in Europe

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Amongst various offerings worldwide, beach holidays are all the rage. The feeling of soft sand getting in between your toes, the sun warming you up and the relaxing sound of waves splashing a few feet away, are amongst the most soothing offerings of nature. Pair that to beach bars serving you fresh cocktails by the seaside and the choice of activities and opting for a beach holiday over any other type of vacation becomes apparent! However not all people can afford the exotic goodness of the Caribbean and as such they have to remain within the confines of Europe. Worry not because if you decide to have your beach holidays in Europe you still have a huge variety of amazing places to choose from!

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Meet the Easter bunny by the beach: the best Easter Break Destinations

Easter signifies two grand occasions. Beside the chocolate bunnies and week off work, the weather usually turns around and starts to bring a whiff of summer. However good weather is not always guaranteed on the shores of the Ol’ Blighty so our next best bet would be make good use of our leave, pack up and head to one of the following sunny beach destinations.

Tenerife

Amongst the most visited destinations in Europe, Tenerife is home to anything you might be asking of your Easter break. Spend a day or more relaxing by one of its golden sandy beaches while getting your tan on, or visit the highest mountain of Spain, Mt Teide and the immense natural park surrounding it. Bring a little culture to your holidays in Tenerife as well by venturing into town and witnessing the colourful celebrations and processions the locals organise to honour the holy week.

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The absolute staple dishes to try during your holidays in the Dominican Republic

 

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Booking holidays to the Dominican Republic usually entails tropical beaches, fine sands and lots of fun under the sun. All inclusive resorts and a multitude of restaurants will certainly satisfy your hunger after a long day at the beach by providing any kind of cuisine you might be after. However, the exotic and sunny Dominican Republic is also well endowed with a rich variety of traditional tasty dishes, combining Latin, African, Asian and local influences into a broad palette of flavours. Hard as it is to distinguish amongst the culinary goodness of the Dominican Republic, we have decided to present you with 5 of the most popular and unique dishes this sunny land has to offer.

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Women make the world go round

Women Holidays

 

As the popular song used to say ‘it is a man’s world’ but not anymore, as recent research suggests (source). Speaking about the matter at hand though, travel, women seem to be making all the decisions and possess the spending power to make them happen too. According to research by the Harvard Business Review, women control $15 trillion in purchases. This is quite a formidable amount as it accounts for more than India and China’s growth markets combined. As expected, a large amount of those funds trickles down on travelling expenses decided upon by women as research by suggests. Namely, 80% of travel decisions are made by women regardless of who is paying for the trip, where they go or who they travel with. As such, there has been a huge increase in travel companies devoted to women only travel during the past six years which amazingly surpasses 230%.

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