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Competition: The Great Break

2013-12-04 | Travel Tips | No comments

Who do you think deserves a break this Christmas?  Nominate a friend or relative on our Facebook page for the chance to both win a VIP return trip to Holland! Nominate by tagging the person in the comments on our Facebook page and write a short explanation why he or she deserves a break. Three…

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Amsterdam app to change your trip

2013-11-19 | Holland | No comments

A great mobile app that should be downloaded to the phone of any Amsterdam-bound history buff is;   Amsterdam 1850-1940 demonstrates the development of thousands of pictures in Amsterdam from 1850 to 1940. As well as the cultural history of each building, the app contains descriptions of the buildings, such as social housing, churches, baths, trams, theatres and schools….

17th Annual Oranjebal: 23 November 2013

2013-11-11 | Travel Tips | No comments

The Oranjebal London is an annual charity gala and social highlight for the Dutch community living in and around London. This year’s edition of the Oranjebal, which will be the 17th annual event, will be held on November the 23rd in 8 Northumberland Avenue, the most central venue in London. The main focus of the Oran...

Ferry vs Flying: Baggage Allowance

2013-10-30 | Travel Tips | No comments

Another reason to sail instead of fly: unlimited luggage allowance. Rather than spending hours weighing up outfit options (and weighing the luggage itself) to ensure it adheres to airlines’ stringent weight allowances, sailing with Stena Line ensures you can pack whatever you want, and the kitchen sink. Stena Line operates a twice-daily ferry crossing from Harwich…

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Stena Line fan Nick Harding takes a motorhome to Germany

2013-09-07 | Travel Tips | 1 Comment

Is it work or is it pleasure? Nick Harding has something of a dream job test driving motorhomes for a living, but it can mean some pretty hectic schedules. As a freelance journalist, he has to make every minute pay. As he explains: “I’ve just returned from the Caravan Salon show in Germany. It’...

Ferry travel

Have you seen this? Discover Ferries’ guide to travelling by ferry with a family

2013-09-06 | Travel Tips | No comments

Discover Ferries has launched a guide to travelling with a family by ferry on Family Traveller, including tips for booking, during, and after the journey: “A ferry is a safe place with a lot of space for children to explore and move around in relative freedom which can only increase the...

Motorbiking in Holland

WIN tickets to Assen!

2013-09-05 | Travel Tips | No comments

  We have two pairs of tickets for the BSB race at Assen along with return ferry travel to give away! To enter simply like us on Facbeook and leave your name and email address to be part of the draw.    

Have you seen this? “Are budget airlines bad for us?”

2013-09-03 | Travel Tips | No comments

Friend of Stena Line, Mark Smith aka the Man in Seat 61, debates budget air travel with Guardian correspondant Gwyn Topham in this five minute video. “If you love travel, it isn’t just about the destination, it’s about the journey too… Budget airlines are superficially convenient and quick… and unfortunately that robs p...

“Have you seen this?” Suggestme customisable Amsterdam maps

2013-08-20 | Travel Tips | No comments

The Dutch start-up Suggestme allows you to create your own personal Amsterdam city map by selecting hotspots suggested by other travellers and locals on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Along with key landmarks and information these hotspots are then transferred onto your city map, transforming your Amsterdam map into something complete...

Guest Post: Bush Birdie shares her Stena Line story

2013-08-07 | Travel Tips | No comments

This week our guest post comes from travel blogger Frankie Thompson from As The Bird Flies. She can also be found writing about her travel experiences at Travelettes.  “A ferry down memory lane” For many years, when I was a child, I was blissfully unaware that I suffered from chronic, debilitating, embarrassingly pathetic se...

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