EXPERIENCES

Celebrating unlikely food origins on Hamburger Day

By Steve Adams, Travel Writer
Experiences | 25/05/2018
However, the humble burger is no longer just the mainstay of the typical high street food chains, with trendy restaurants, gastro pubs and street food trucks serving up their own take on the...
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Heat Awareness Day

By Natasha Hegarty
Experiences | 23/05/2018
This is the most obvious holiday essential, and the most important. There’s no doubt that having a nice tan makes us feel better, but it really isn’t good for our skin. You can't have missed the many...
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Finland in the Summer: Fun, Foraging and Food

By Mary Anne Evans
Experiences | 18/05/2018
Summer is the time to escape the cities for Finland’s wonderful lakes where little red wooden cottages sit on the banks with a sauna nearby, and families splash around in the warm waters.
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Getting Married Abroad

By Natasha Hegarty
Experiences | 16/05/2018
However, if you are not a member of the Royal Family, your wedding will be unlikely to be seen by millions, but it doesn’t make it any less special. To celebrate the new Royal couple’s nuptials,...
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Blooming Lovely – Six Of The World’s Top Gardens

By Steve Adams, Travel Writer
Experiences | 11/05/2018
This year’s Chelsea Flower Show takes place from 22-26 May and organisers are hoping it’ll be one of the biggest and best yet, with a wide array of gardens, plants and flowers for visitors to...
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Top 5 Places For A Family Holiday

By Natasha Hegarty
Experiences | 09/05/2018
The wide choice of resorts available to RCI members in the holiday exchange company's network have everything covered when it comes to catering for families. Timeshare accommodation...
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Let the Music Move You – On Holiday!

By Ellen Smith
Experiences | 02/05/2018
Looking at a map of some of the southern US states, song titles seem to jump off the page, just begging to be sung. I can’t help but notice a few of these towns and states have inspired rail-based...
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Hungary For More

By Adrian Phillips, Author Of Hungary: The Bradt Travel Guide
Experiences | 27/04/2018
A Hungarian menu is rather like a history book. Pasta, onion and garlic? That’s down to the 15th-century Italian scholars and artists who brought these ingredients to the Renaissance court of King...
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Colours Of The Exotic

By Lorraine Loveland, Travel Writer
Experiences | 18/04/2018
There is something ever so enchanting about Mexico's Riviera Maya region. With numerous all-inclusive resorts sprinkled along this glorious section of coast, what better way to wake each morning than...
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The Best Vineyards in the Algarve

By Quentin Sadler, A Member Of The Association Of Wine Educators
Experiences | 13/04/2018
It’s also a popular wine-making region, which has recently started producing wines to rival even the most well-established vineyards across the country. With more wine estates, and better wines in...
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Golf Gatherings: Best Places For A Golf Family Break

By Marj Anderson
Experiences | 06/04/2018
"Along with my husband David and son Martin, we have long enjoyed golfing and had the pleasure of taking part in green time across the globe over the years. However, Scotland, Spain and Tenerife are...
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Six Travel Apps To Revolutionise Your Holiday

By Lorraine Loveland, Travel Writer
Experiences | 04/04/2018
Reduce jet lag with this nifty calculator that uses your flight information to tailor the perfect plan for the best night’s sleep. Travelling across different time zones can get our body clock...
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Easter Traditions

By Natasha Hegarty, RCI Travel Writer
Experiences | 29/03/2018
Here are just some of the weird and wonderful traditions that different cultures celebrate at Easter time.
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Las Vegas - A Great Bet For Couples

By Steve Adams, Travel Writer
Experiences | 27/03/2018
The fabulous array of things to see and do in Vegas is legendary. From glitzy casino-resorts to stunning stage shows, and high-adrenaline entertainment to laid-back dining, this desert oasis has it...
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Sipping And Chilling On The Costa Blanca

By Quentin Sadler, A Member Of The Association Of Wine Educators
Experiences | 23/03/2018
The Costa Blanca forms part of the Comunitat Valenciana - the Spanish region which includes the wonderful holiday destinations of Valencia and Alicante. Boasting one of the healthiest climates on...
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Mardi Gras Magic in Mobile

By Donna Dailey, Travel Writer
Experiences | 21/03/2018
As the crowd swells, I guard my front-row spot along the Dauphin Street barricades. The parade is coming our way, and I can feel, as well as hear, the distant booming of bass drums. Children toot toy...
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Spring Has Sprung: Festivals From Around The World

By Natasha Hegarty, RCI Travel Writer
Experiences | 16/03/2018
I looked into some of the colourful spring festivals from around the world, to give you some inspiration to start planning and booking your next holiday as the resorts, along with the...
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The Mountains Are Calling

By Jem Pearce, RCI Staff Member
Experiences | 14/03/2018
Spending a week or longer in snow-covered, jaw-dropping, white and slate landscapes never fails to remind me just how insignificant I am in the face of the power of Mother Nature. Over the past 100...
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Get Away This Mother's Day

Natasha Hegarty
Experiences | 09/03/2018
This year in the UK, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, March 11, so make sure that date is in your diary and start planning something special as a 'thank you'. Whether you want to make a handmade...
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Top Tips For Taking Holiday Photos

By Steve Adams, Travel Writer
Experiences | 02/03/2018
Ready for your holiday? Need I even ask? Holidays are the highlight of any year, and as well as being a much-needed way to escape the real world and recharge the batteries, they’re a chance to spend...
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Tenerife's Best Beaches

By Mary-Anne Evans
Experiences | 23/02/2018
Let's start with the most famous resort in Tenerife - and the most popular. Luckily, you'll find a whole string of beaches stretching along the coastline, mostly built especially for the...
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Celebrating Chinese New Year

By Natasha Hegarty, RCI Staff Member
Experiences | 16/02/2018
The Chinese New Year is colourful, festive and lots of fun – everything a big celebration should be. However, it isn’t just about the earth becoming another year older. The Chinese are very...
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The World's Most Romantic Places

By Lorraine Loveland, Travel Writer
Experiences | 14/02/2018
Move over Paris, there’s a new romantic city to adore. Barcelona is enduringly beautiful with plenty to please, from the cultural sights of Las Ramblas and Park Güell to lazy days at the beach.
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The Romance Of Italian Wines

By Quentin Sadler, Wine Expert
Experiences | 09/02/2018
Start your vino adventure at Azienda Vinicola Sorrentino on the south slope of Mount Vesuvius. Here you will  enjoy an abundance of tasty local dishes in the relaxed and casual restaurant,...
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The Southern Delights And Sights Of South Carolina

By Melissa Shales
Experiences | 07/02/2018
Sand, sun and sea – and greens   We arrived bleary-eyed and jetlagged to be met by the forest of neon known as Myrtle Beach.   South Carolina’s answer to Orlando, entertainment...
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Top 10 Things To Do In Lake Balaton

By Adrian Phillips, Author Of Hungary: The Bradt Travel Guide
Experiences | 31/01/2018
Get cultured – Keszthely is the capital of Balaton, a graceful university town at the western end of the lake. A highlight is the 18th-century Festetics Palace, one of the country’s finest...
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Five Walking Tours To Wake Up Your Wanderlust

By Lorraine Loveland, Travel Writer
Experiences | 26/01/2018
What makes a better walk than one surrounded by free-flowing streams and fragrant flowers? Levadas were built in Madeira in the 16th century to allow farmers to irrigate the farmlands and to...
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Unlocking The World Of R&R: Roars And Relaxation In Orlando

By Lorraine Loveland, Travel Writer
Experiences | 19/01/2018
Finding your roar When you visit Orlando’s parks you’re guaranteed to encounter a scream or two, and there are a whole host of places to find your roar. Opened earlier this year, park guests can...
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The hottest holiday hotlist for 2018

Jem Pearce, RCI staff member
Experiences | 17/01/2018
Marvel at the 16th century architecture of this port city, pictured above, awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Small it may be but Malta actually possesses three UNESCO sites. Valletta has...
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Dream, Discover, Explore, Experience

By Alex Brinnand, Digital Marketing Executive
Experiences | 10/01/2018
Cancún plays host to a ritzy hotel zone with the famous white-sand beaches and unabashed party scene. While Cancún has a lot more to offer than just beaches, it is the ocean-lapped stretches of...
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Must visit destinations recommended by RCI

By Danielle Millar, RCI Marketing Campaign Executive
Experiences | 27/12/2017
As familiar as it is warm, there's no surprise why Tenerife remains a firm favourite with British holidaymakers for both summer and winter getaways. With beaches galore, from golden sands with...
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Great Christmas Traditions

Shelley Burton, Head of Member Marketing, RCI Europe
Experiences | 20/12/2017
It transpired that all our parents had a very different deal with Father Christmas as to how many presents he brought us for Christmas. The treats we left out for Father...
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Finland - Happy Birthday Celebrations

By Steve Adams, Travel Writer
Experiences | 13/12/2017
Finland declared its independence from the Russian Republic after the revolutions that took place in the aftermath of the First World War. The 100 years since then has seen the country develop a...
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Experiences | 08/12/2017
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Travelling with kids

By Kane Keating, husband of Kara Keating, Campaign Planning Manager, RCI
Experiences | 06/12/2017
I think everyone has had that moment when you’re sat on the plane getting ready for takeoff. You’ve worked hard all year for your well-earned week away in the sun. The doors are about to close and...
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Malta's mix of beaches, bays and baroque

By Danielle Millar, RCI Marketing Campaign Executive
Experiences | 29/11/2017
The Sunny Coast Resort Club (1201), overlooking Qawra Bay in Malta was where we stayed. This looked like an ideal escape to some much-needed winter sun. This resort is signed up to the RCI...
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A tale of two Spains

Ellen Smith, Executive Assistant, RCI Marketing
Experiences | 22/11/2017
Holidays for me were all about jetting off for a week in the sun, relaxing, enjoying the local amenities (let's be honest, the bars), lazing about in the mornings and debating which pair of the...
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🎆 Remember, Remember the Fifth of November 🎆

By Mariella Ralph, RCI Social & Digital Intern, E-Commerce
Experiences | 31/10/2017
The first tradition, which started many years ago, has been given the iconic name of 'Penny for the Guy?'. To celebrate the survival of King James I, people lit fires around London to...
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🎃 Six Halloween hot spots

Mariella Ralph, RCI Social and Digital Intern, E-commerce
Experiences | 26/10/2017
First stop... Tokyo! Still celebrating its annual Halloween parades after 34 years, Japan is pulling out all the stops to make sure that everyone is out in the capital this October. A...
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Grand Times In Gran Canaria

By Gemma Gregory, RCI Campaign Planning Manager
Experiences | 23/10/2017
When we arrived in Gran Canaria, the heat hit us as soon the plane doors opened. In that initial rush of holiday excitement, I wondered what the next seven days would bring on our first holiday,...
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German Christmas Markets

By Helen Foster, Marketing Manager, RCI Europe
Experiences | 29/09/2017
This ancient city on the Rhine is famous for its towering Gothic cathedral, and there's a lively holiday market right at the foot of this spectacular building. But venture further afield to...
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Alpine Holiday Adventure in Austria

By Shelley Burton, RCI Marketing Manager
Experiences | 21/09/2017
It was a school trip which first introduced me to the delights of alpine life in Austria. Little did I know then, that Austria would be the place where my partner, JB, and myself would 'tie the...
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Fuerteventura for foodies!

By Cameron Rutherford, RCI Marketing Analyst
Experiences | 07/09/2017
The Canary island, Fuerteventura, is one of those places that you visit thinking that it will just be one of those sun-trap islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Africa....
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A Winter's Tale

By Philip Hakim, RCI member
Experiences | 23/08/2017
It was with some trepidation that my wife, Michelle, our eight-year-old twins, Zara and Daisy, and Annabel aged 10 - set off to visit Santa in the December of 2014. We stayed at Holiday Club Yllas...
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Dutch Delights

By Deirdre O'Riordan
Experiences | 16/08/2017
After a brief flight of only 80 minutes, my colleagues and I landed in Amsterdam on a beautiful sunny Monday morning in the spring. First things first, we sought out some lunch in the...
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I love Finland

By Karen Creedon, An RCI Guide
Experiences | 15/08/2017
I have just returned from an amazing seven-day stay in Finland. Magical memories were made, and it was a welcome change from the sun holidays I normally take. I travelled with three of my...
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Mayan wonders and more In Mexico

By Leigh Connelly, RCI Travel Writer
Experiences | 15/08/2017
All-inclusive is the norm in Mexico, so take your pick of resorts, all of which provide some of the vital ingredients for a fully-indulgent and relaxing break. Cool pools, beaches...
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Six top Tenerife day trips

By Mary Anne Evans, Food And Travel Writer
Experiences | 15/08/2017
Mount Teide, at the centre of the island, is a fabulously strange world. Drive into the 10-mile-wide volcanic crater and it’s like entering a science fiction movie – such as Clash of the Titans which...
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Amazing Alicante!

By Rhona Norris, RCI Guide
Experiences | 15/08/2017
I had the pleasure of visiting warm and sunny Alicante in May 2017, and what a stunning place it was. Our first stop was Denia in the north of Alicante, which became my favourite place...
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