Valentine’s Day

February 14th, Valentine's Day, is sneaking up on us all. Have you found a good way to celebrate it with your partner? This year it falls on a Thursday, making it a perfect excuse for a four day weekend. You can book a romantic hotel for Thursday through Sunday and make a mini-vacation out of...
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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is an interesting date linked to Easter. It comes with many different names, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and Carnival. The origins of the name Shrove Tuesday come from the word “shrive” which is used to describe the process of absolving yourself of sins through confession and penance. In the past this...
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Spa Hotel near Utrecht and Amersfoort

Sometimes a hotel is overlooked because you simply don't know about it, or you think it's too far outside the city centre. Sometimes though, it's worth looking around a little. I did this recently, and discovered an amazing spa hotel just outside of Utrecht in the Netherlands.  This hotel is the Hilton Royal Parc Soestduinen. ...
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The top 20 holiday apps for 2013

When you're heading off into the unknown for your next great adventure, having detailed information about where to go, what to do and what to avoid can make or break your trip. Smartphones enable us to keep all this info to hand, so HRS has rounded up the very best travel apps that will enhance...
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The twelfth Night

The evening of 5 January of each year is celebrated in many places around the world as the official end of the holiday season. It is called the Twelfth Night of Christmas. There are many traditions associated with Twelfth Night. It is considered to be a time to play practical jokes on friends and neighbours....
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