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Language schools in Spain

Language schools in Spain

Spain is our No. 1 destination as far as bucket-and-spade holidays go. Now that the Eurozone is becoming better value we're looking at Spain for some language learning too. Cheapflights.co.uk has rounded up a selection of language schools in buzzy cities such as Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona.
Oonagh Shiel
All shook up in Memphis

All shook up in Memphis

The land of the Delta Blues has not scored well in Travel + Leisure magazine’s latest survey – the city has come dead last in the annual America’s Favorite Cities reader poll. So does Memphis really deserve this ranking? Cheapflights.co.uk finds out…
Oonagh Shiel
Top ten destinations to celebrate gay rights

Top ten destinations to celebrate gay rights

We're paying tribute this week to those cities that have taken monumental strides in rights for the LGBT community. These gay-friendly spots are great places for a party especially during festival time, but they are wonderful holiday destinations in their own right too.
Oonagh Shiel
The rise of the Snap Year

The rise of the Snap Year

Skint young Brits are ditching the lengthy gap year in favour of a shorter "snap year" more in keeping with their tight budgets. Gone are the days of trailing around the world for months on end, says LV= travel insurance. Today's Brits have been forced to slimline their break and embrace less budget-busting back-packing.
Oonagh Shiel
Summer under canvas?

Summer under canvas?

If you're planning to spend your holiday under canvas this year make sure a trip to the Cotswold Outdoor Tent Show is on your to-do list. Kicking off on the 29 May until 31 July, the Cotswold Outdoor Bicester Tent Show allows visitors to test-run a huge selection of tents and make the most of expert information and advice on choosing the best tent for the purpose.
Oonagh Shiel
Poll: In-flight food – which airline serves the best and worst?

Poll: In-flight food – which airline serves the best and worst?

Airline food: the subject of heated debate since passengers first peeled back foil lids and asked their companions "What is this, exactly?". Whether you love it or loathe it, we all have to eat - especially on those long-haul flights where one might spend the best part of a day at the mercy of an airline's catering department. On which airline have you had the meal of your life? Conversely, which carrier served the meal that kick-started your diet? Let us know.
Oonagh Shiel