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Sep 28th 2010 11:28AM Working in the service industry, I can't agree more. You have to rise above it and treat all customers with respect as you would want to be treated yourself. So many people don't even know what good customer service is anymore as its so rare. I recently booked a painting holiday and it was a joy to get such high standards of care and service before I booked - so rare these days. Just hope the cabin crew are nice to me on the flight over!
Sep 15th 2010 9:58AM This is an amazing shot. I'm a huge fan of Namibia (best place I've travelled) and seek out dunes after my trip so am now keen to visit this one!
I've booked myself on a photography holiday as well in Morocco so hoping for some top tips on how to take dune photographs as good as yours...
Aug 11th 2010 7:40AM Tuscan oil, wine and honey all sound delicious but yoga? Assume they are offering tantric yoga?!
Try this for yoga holidays in Italy....
Aug 5th 2010 11:09AM Nice article. There's always a bit of snobbery over 'tourist' and 'traveller' and in most cases there is little difference. We all like to watch movies, eat food from home and sometimes it is a bit too much effort to speak another language - made me smile.
But... on a recent trip to Valencia I did make the effort and took a Spanish course and I must admit, it made a huge difference to my trip - saw things and ate some amazing food that a tourist wouldn't ever have discovered...
Did a course here - recommended to all you tourists! They are even doing a new 'tourist' Spanish course so you can safely be a tourist and be proud!
May 18th 2010 6:41AM I travel a lot and I really think the best way to appreciate 'slow food' when travelling is to take a cooking course so you really to know the location through it's food and its so nice to come home and re-live the memories by cooking and eating the food.
For affordable cookery courses, take a look at GoLearnTo.com's range, 1 day classes up to 1 week residential courses to really 'go slow'...
mmm... deliciously slow food.
May 18th 2010 6:37AM Loving Jamie's new TV cooking series - Jamie Does...
I've taken lots of cooking courses in Europe, I've been to Stockholm before but not for the food so next time I hit the city, I'll have a different perspective.
Mar 12th 2010 9:47AM Surprised to see Sydney but pleased Rome and Barcelona were in there. I did a cookery course in both Rome and Barcelona with these guys: http://www.golearnto.com/activity-category/overview/3/Cookery+Courses
I learned to make fresh pasta with Chef Fabio (my hands are too cold apparantly to be a good enough pasta maker!) and did a tour of Boqueria market with a Chef in Barcelona - amazing experience. Both times highlights of my trips... perfect for foodies, even ones with cold hands!
Jan 20th 2010 5:58AM I didn't take all my vacation in 2009 and am in desperate need of a trip but my friends are all saying they can't take a vaction either due to lack of $$$'s or they are worried about their job so I've taken the plunge and have booked myself on a Singles holiday. as I for one don't care how important my colleagues think I am, I'm having my vacation this year!
Sep 11th 2008 12:22PM I think you've missed the point of having to pay for your holiday upfront. OK, you only need your spending money but most travel firms want your money up front so that gives you less weeks to save up (or longer before you can even book?).
http://www.golearnto.com are a travel firm that only asks for deposit to secure your place, you pay the rest when you get there so you can keep your saving for until you go. OK, the price is the same but it does give you much longer to save - important in today's climate!