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Two incredible sights on two different sides of the world. #NorthernLights or #SouthernLightsinstagram.com/p/BaYhiaOnGMn/
 
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Ever thought about exploring Australia's Northern Territory? It's not all about #ayersrockinstagram.com/p/BaWhmrHHABu/
 
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Exciting times Kirsty! 😍😍😍 twitter.com/kirstyteasdale…
 
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Three beautiful sights, three incredible sunsets. We want to know, where you go for the… instagram.com/p/BaTg0kPnjPl/
 
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A soothing sight for Sunday, imagine the relaxing sounds at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for our #DailyEscape pic.twitter.com/RnYnyu6V0c
 
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We're off to Queensland's Rainbow Beach for today's #DailyEscape It's a way to go, but boy is it worth it! #Traveltwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Fancy heading to the Big Apple in style? Stay at the 5* Carlyle and start 2018 right! #DealOfTheDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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We've got that #FridayFeeling and thinking holidays! So where to this Winter? The sunshine of #Australia or the ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Playa Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica is our #DailyEscape today, with soft sands & idyllic views of lush greenery and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Hans Christian Andersen put it well, don't you think? #Travel #TBT #TravelQuotes #LuxuryTravelinstagram.com/p/BaJMznmnlf4/
 
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#DealOfTheDay Save 60% at Sandals Barbados & experience luxury and romance staying in a Crystal Lagoon Suite! Call… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Here's some #WanderlustWednesday inspiration for you... Visit the surfer's paradise of Su Giudeu beach, you won't… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Looking for some winter sun inspiration? Try Cambodia and you could find yourself here, on Koh… instagram.com/p/BaD8nSjnQEo/
 

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Caribbean Cocktail

What’s in a cocktail?

A country may be represented by its national flag, sports team or famous dish, but let us not forget one of the most appetising reminders of places abroad, the fun and fabulous cocktail. And, with more recipes around today than you can shake a (cocktail) stick at, it can be surprising to learn the origins of some of the world’s most well-loved concoctions. The Singapore Sling, invented at the world-famous Raffles Hotel, is a delightful mix of gin, cherry Heering, Benedictine and fresh pineapple juice, while Brazil’s national cocktail, the Capirinha, is made with a variation of sugar cane rum, blended with honey and fresh limes, and served over crushed ice. The elegant Bellini, a mixture of Prosecco and peach puree, originated in Venice, while the stately Kir Royale, combining crème de casis and white wine, was named after a French mayor. Cocktails remind us of life at its best, exotic places and interesting people, of luxury and romance, in short everything you could wish from an ideal holiday. One sip of a bitter Margarita and be transported to a heady bar in vibrant Mexico. One slurp of a Harvey Wallbanger and you’re hobnobbing with the socialites of Midtown Manhattan. Mix yourself a Piña Colada and it just might be hard to resist looking up that flight to Puerto Rico. On a summer holiday, what activity doesn’t benefit from having an ice-cold cocktail to hand? At the Cap Maison‘s Cliff Restaurant on the coast of St Lucia, their signature cocktail Cliff Hanger is whizzed down to guests via zip line, while at the Hotel Chocolat’s Boucan Restaurant Bar chocolate lovers delight as cocoa remains the key ingredient of each of its signature creations. Cocktails are perhaps, not only a pleasure synonymous with that long-awaited beach getaway, but also of a fun reminder of exotic places far from home. And long may it continue.
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