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What are your goals for 2014? To stop smoking? Eat healthier? Stick in at the gym? See the world? With most of these objectives you’re on your own, but in the case of the latter, we’ve got your back. If one of your 2014 resolutions is to travel more, we’ve got an array of great ideas to share. Ideas involving hot destinations, trendy destinations and must-see destinations.
Where you travel in 2014 is up to you, but before you book anywhere, take a moment to read our guide to this year’s top holiday hotspots. Combining culture, natural beauty and reasonably priced accommodation in equal measure, these destinations are well worth your holiday money. Start saving now and prepare for the greatest holiday of your life – so far.
Where to holiday in 2014
2014 holidays in Texas, USA
Everything you know about Texas is wrong – even if you know nothing at all. “It’s like a whole other country” exclaims the TravelTex website, and it’s got a point. Preconceptions; misconceptions; no conceptions. Whatever; Texas will blow you away, at least as far as any land mass can achieve such a feat. Check out one of the finest collections of Latin American art, cram in some culture at the theatre, catch your favourite band at an outdoor festival and discover what real Tex-Mex cooking should taste like. Texas rocks. Seriously.
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2014 holidays in Flanders, Belgium
100 years ago, the First World War began. Its first casualty fell at dawn on 4 August 1914 at Liege. This year, a series of exhibitions are being held in Belgium to commemorate the Great War. Flanders, where much of the fighting took place, will be hosting a number of events, while guided walking tours encompass Ypres and the Tyne Cot cemetery. Despite the sombreness of war, Flanders is a green and beautiful place. A holiday here promises to be an uplifting experience – one that you will remember for the rest of your life.
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2014 holidays in Budapest, Hungary
If you’re eyeing up a jaunt to a European city this year, Budapest should be in your sights. The culture, coupled with cheap prices, has helped to make the Hungarian capital a desirable destination with budget holidaymakers. ‘Vibrant’ may be one of the most overused words in the traveller’s guidebook, but it’s one which effectively sums up the nightlife in this lively city. Amidst a backdrop of renaissance architecture and art nouveau flourishes, enjoy good beer and good company in a city whose buildings are as pretty as its people.
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2014 holidays in Iceland
Iceland is on every serious traveller’s lips this year. The country has long been a tourism favourite, but a slew of high profile Hollywood releases including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty have pushed it to the top of many people’s bucket lists. Iceland’s exceptional natural beauty needs little introduction; its glaciers, lagoons, ice caps and geothermal pools are the focal points around which your trip will revolve. Combine that with excellent nightlife and friendly people and Iceland’s mass appeal is easy to understand.
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2014 holidays in El Salvador
Ancient Mayan ruins; towering volcanoes; grand colonial towns. While the rest of the world fixates on Brazil this summer, take a trip to El Salvador and enjoy Central America without the crowds. What this country may lack in size it more than makes up for in diversity. Tranquil lakes, beautiful Pacific beaches and dense forests make El Salvador an adventurer’s paradise. Take a boat trip around its islands and archipelagos and tour the Mayan cities of San Andrés and Joya de Cerén.
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Budget Holiday Rentals in the UK
One of 5 cottages situated in the extensive grounds of the owners home, just outside Pittenweem.
The cottages have been recently refitted in a modern décor and provide cosy accommodation for up to 4 guests at extremely good value for money.
Modern, with a large private garden - ideal base for seeing the sights or doing business in London.
Beautifully refurbished in neutral tones with splashes of colour, solid oak flooring, and lovely lighting. Great for families or groups.
Velvet lodge is a 3 storey /4 bedroom/4 bathroom lakeside south west facing house, sleeps 8 adults and 2 children or 9 adults and 1 child on the z bed'
Sited on a beautiful freshwater lake on a luxury 2nd home development lower mill estate, ...
Little Oak Hall isn't just a large country house - it's anything you want it to be. It’s a prime spot for a party. It’s a conference or seminar centre. It’s perfect for family events and wedding celebrations. It’s a place to get together, or be ap...
Howells mere 48 is a 110m2, 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 5 wc glass-fronted terraced property which sleeps 8 and a child in a cot or z-bed, with all day sun on the shared, equally divided decking with an option for alfresco dining and a large ...