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From desert to coastal marshes – birding in southern Morocco

Mar 02, 2015 17:05 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays ​In addition to its amazing scenic, historic and cultural heritage, Morocco also offers some of the best birdwatching in North Africa. Steve Newman is currently birding in southern Morocco with us on our new trip to the desert, wetland and mountain habitats of the Atlas Mountains. Here is the second of his day-by-day accounts for Silver Travel Advisor.

The baggage’s wild ride and other stories from the depths of Oslo Airport

Mar 02, 2015 09:19 GMT Oslo Lufthavn AS We are three floors below the check-in counters in the terminal. Suitcases and boxes fly past at a furious pace, in carts attached to a roller coaster-like mechanism. This is the baggage handling facility at Oslo Airport.

“Secret Creek” – discovering the Essex Backwaters

Feb 27, 2015 17:12 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays ​Ramblers Worldwide Holidays’ public relations consultant Graham Ross wears a number of hats. In addition to his consultancy work, he’s also an author and artist and has just launched his latest book “Secret Creek” – an affectionate portrait of the mysterious and magical Essex Backwaters. Here’s what John Carter, former TV presenter with ‘Wish You Were Here’, says in the foreword.

Birding in southern Morocco – a new experience

Feb 27, 2015 16:57 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays In addition to its amazing scenic, historic and cultural heritage, Morocco also offers some of the best birdwatching in North Africa. Steve Newman went birding in southern Morocco with us on our new trip to the desert, wetland and mountain habitats of the Atlas Mountains. Here is the first of his day-by-day accounts.

The Spa Guide To Beating The Winter Blues

Feb 27, 2015 15:47 GMT Stoke Park ​It’s that time of year where the winter months have taken their toll and we all just long for those endless sunny days of summer to return..

How A Chance Meeting in Ireland in 2012 Created Solagusto

Feb 26, 2015 14:37 GMT Solagusto Limited We met in a small Irish town called Carlow in 2012 when Estefanía had gone there with her children for 6 weeks to have a change of scene.

Walking The Moorish Trail

Feb 24, 2015 11:17 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays The vibrant souks, the magnificent Alhambra Palace, Cordoba’s exquisite Mezquita and Madrid’s Palaccio Real are obvious enduring memories of the Moorish Trail for Jill and Roger Skidmore; but here are their Top Ten other memories which will remain with them for just as long.

Gate allocation – an advanced jig-saw puzzle

Feb 23, 2015 12:46 GMT Oslo Lufthavn AS Think back to your childhood when you put together jig-saw puzzles on the floor. Then replace the pieces with planes, multiply the size by a thousand, and throw in time pressure and a desire to provide the best possible service to both passengers and airlines. This describes the workday of the crew responsible for gate allocation.

Chinese New Year 2015!

Feb 19, 2015 15:13 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays ​On 19 February the World will erupt with celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring festival.

Family Friendly Half-Term Escape At Stoke Park

Feb 19, 2015 11:19 GMT Stoke Park ​Half-term is upon us, the house may be buzzing – but fear not here at ​Stoke Park, we can ensure your half-term is stress free. With a number of different activities to choose from, these will not only entertain the ​children but will create an experience for the whole family to enjoy.