Colors: Yellow Color
Colors: Yellow Color

This Spring enjoy the Pleasure Gardens at Blenheim Palace. The Pleasure Gardens have been especially designed for younger members of the family. Discover the Marlborough Maze, the world's second largest symbolic yew hedge maze and the Butterfly House which has over 200 butterflies inside. The Lavender Garden is specifically set out to enhance the native butterflies and you can spot plenty of nectar enriched plants which are grown in this area.

Much like the celebrities who sneak away to idyllic islands to escape the dramas of the real world, many newlyweds dream of that perfect honeymoon together, to celebrate their marriage in the height of luxury and without the pre-wedding stress. The Maldives is famous for hosting many celebrities, despite a number of resorts being firm favourites amongst the stars of stage and screen, the Maldives' superior hospitality extends to all those who wish to holiday in paradise.  

Set directly on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this adults-only pristine getaway, The House, successfully met the Green Globe Standard requirements attaining a notable compliance score of 73%. The resort offers seclusion with cultural and historical destinations located nearby. Natural wonders including Harrison’s Cave also await visitors.

If you're thinking about going further afield later in the year and looking for something different, why not venture into the Brazilian wilderness to see incredible wildlife, in their natural environment. Brazil is home to some of the world's finest natural parks and unspoilt wilderness. With a land mass larger than the entirety of Europe, the country's landscape is expansive, diverse and greatly differs between the seasons.

From 25 March to 10 May 2016, the Channel Islands Heritage Festival will celebrate a group of small islands with a big history.  The six-week festival, in its second year, takes a maritime focus honouring the Islands' coastal significance and naval traditions with a full programme of exclusive openings, guided walks, family adventures and coastal tours. Many events and activities will be held at maritime heritage sites around Guernsey and the isles of Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.

Offering idyllic islands like Mauritius and the Seychelles, you'll also find the good value and easy to access Indian Ocean mainland coast of Tanzania and Kenya, as well as remote and exclusive destinations like the Bazuruto or Quirimbas Archipelegos in Mozambique or the quiet sands of Mnemba, Mafia and Pemba, all islands in Tanzania.  

As travellers become more adventurous with their holiday styles, Freedom Treks has noted a sharp rise in the number of first-time customers trying out short bike breaks. With nearly 30 short cycling tours to choose from, the cycling holiday specialist has found that many holidaymakers feel a 3 to 5 night break is the perfect introduction to the sport.

The Maltese Islands have once again claimed 3rd place in the category for “Best Diving Destination” at the Diver Awards Ceremony held recently at the International Dive Show in London. This prestigious award places Malta and Gozo as the most popular diving destination in all of the Mediterranean, as voted for by thousands of DIVER Magazine readers.

Admire front row views of the spectacular sky at altitude from the comfort of a warm bedroom with glass walls. This latest sensory thrill in Cortina d'Ampezzo is the creation of Raniero Campigotto, manager of the  Rifugio Col Gallina, who turned the Starlight Room Dolomites from dream to reality.

A pleasant combination of open, powered- white sands and smaller, secluded beach fronts make St. Kitts the ultimate beach destination. The southeastern peninsula undoubtedly hosts the finer beach scene, picturesque pale sand and tropical blue waters, while the north tends to present a more rustic feel with darker, volcanic sands. The western, Caribbean side of the island flaunts calmer seas, while the eastern, Atlantic coast boasts a wild, breezier shoreline.

Efteling received 4.68 million visitors during the past year an increase from 4.4 million the previous year.  The increase is largely due to the investments in 2015 in the new attraction Baron 1898 and in Holiday village Efteling Bosrijk, as a result of which visits are being spread more evenly over the year.  

The single travel bug is catching, with a new world of healthy holidaymakers realising the freedom this blissfully selfish form of travel affords. Whether on a yoga retreat in Asia or fitness bootcamp in Europe, with solo travel having almost doubled amongst affluent and first-time travellers in 2015, more health retreats are banishing hefty single supplements to welcome this new wave of solo wellness warriors.

Luxury Villa Tour Operator, The Villa Collection is expanding and offering its customers a wider range of villa style holidays in more destinations. The ATOL bonded tour operator already offers a fantastic range of villa style accommodations in the most popular Caribbean islands for British holiday makers including Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, Bahamas and Jamaica.

Following a successful start to 2016, over half of the most popular selling tours of the year so far from Tucan Travel were trips to Peru. The top selling group tour was their 21 day Peru Completed group tour which departs weekly from Lima. It includes highlights such as a two night excursion in the Amazon Jungle, the Inca Trek to Machu Picchu and a guided tour of the site and a day trip onto Lake Titicaca.

Children and young people in Birmingham with complex medical and specialist needs are set to benefit from a series of action-packed short breaks provided by national deafblind charity, Sense. Sense’s Short Breaks programme has been developed in partnership with Birmingham City Council to give 27 children and young people up to three separate trips away from home over a one year period.

Spring is a time of re-birth in Liguria. Locals walk along tree-lined promenades by the seafront, mountain bikers take to the Ligurian hills, and the air is filled with the scent of festivities and celebrations. Liguria is the heart of Italian cuisine and is famous for its street vendors selling warm focaccia, award-winning pesto and seafood dishes filled with aromatic fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables.