The Saddest Family Film Deaths

Aren’t family films great? For decades the likes of Disney and Pixar have given us fun, warmth and excitement, and quite often the opportunity for a good singalong. However they also love to tug at our heartstrings. Here are just a few of some of the movie deaths that saw us wiping our eyes in the cinema.

On the top of many people’s list will be the tragic end of Mufasa in The Lion King. Up until this point, the film had been a rather light hearted and jolly affair, until the orchestration of a Wildebeest Stampede. In attempting to rescue his son Simba, Mufasa is pushed to his death by his evil brother Scar. The scene where Simba is pleading for his father to wake up can bring even the toughest of us to tears.

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Your Guide to Kangertech E-Cigarettes and Accessories: A Review

Your Guide to Kangertech E-Cigarettes and Accessories: A Review

For those who are planning to try out electronic cigarettes for the very first time, the choices can be quite daunting because of the sheer number of e-cigarettes available in the market today. Admittedly, there are plenty of e-cigarette brands and manufacturers to choose from, so you may end up more confused as you do your research. One thing that can help you decide, though, is to look at some reviews of the various brands on the Internet. This way, you can at least get a better idea of what some brands can offer you and base your decision on their different qualities and features.

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How to Eat Cheaply When Traveling  

How to Eat Cheaply When Traveling  

For travelers, there are a few things that make up the bulk of expenses. The plane ticket clearly is a main one, then accommodation and transportation within the destination. Bus rides and train tickets can definitely add up. After that, food is a major expense that many travelers experience! You might not think that eating would cost so much money, but if you don’t really put some thought into how you can best budget your food money, you can watch it slip through your fingers very quickly! Of course you want to enjoy yourself and try all the local specialties when you’re traveling. This isn’t a time to be eating ramen noodles out of a cardboard container! But it’s important to find the balance between spending all your money out at restaurants, and enjoying budget meals that still fill you up with energy for your adventures. If you want to compare the costs of eating and living in different cities, check out this link. You can see the differences between cities like New York, Sydney and London. So when it comes to eating and traveling, here are some tips to help you find that balance and save your budget!

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A Guide to Dresden, Germany

A Guide to Dresden, Germany

Dresden, the capital city of the German Federal State of Saxony, is situated on both banks of the River Elbe, very close to the Czech border. It is a charming town with a rich history of kings and noblemen. Although WWII bombing destroyed much of the historic city centre, parts of it have been restored to their original state.

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Beautiful Buildings
There are many wonderful attractions that you need to see during a stay in Dresden. The beautifully designed buildings lining the Elbe, a vast number of them in stately Baroque style, are lit up at night, creating a stunning spectacle of light and reflection on the surface of the water. The Semperoper (the opera house named after Gottfried Semper), which was completely rebuilt and reopened in 1985, the Frauenkirche and the Zwinger Palace, to name but a few, are a must on your itinerary. There are also several interesting museums and a zoo.

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Thinking Outside the Box on Holiday   

Thinking Outside the Box on Holiday  

There’s an increasingly popular philosophy amongst travellers: Wherever you go, the tourist trail can feel much the same. All over the developed world, tourist experiences are repeated again and again and again, and in spite of whichever stark aesthetic and cultural differences may exist between two cities, you’ll usually find that the package holiday itineraries for both are remarkably similar. Some of us find this incredibly uninspiring.

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Without further ado, here are a few off-the-beaten-track ideas for holiday activities that skip jauntily off the tourist trail and into the real life of a destination:

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5 Beach Holidays You Never Thought Of

5 Beach Holidays You Never Thought Of

If the season is starting to weigh heavily on your mind, and you’re dreaming of some sun then no one will blame you. As the summer season approaches, many holiday makers start their envious glances to warmer shores, dreaming of clear water, cocktails on the beach and a bronze tan.

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But perhaps Spain, Portugal and Croatia don’t inspire you anymore – you want to go somewhere different. No more Turkey, no more Greece, how about somewhere a little more obscure but still somewhere that offers amazing Beach Holidays? Check out our list of 5 less famous beach holiday destinations:

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Head to Mexico this summer

Head to Mexico this summer

Mexico has to be one of the best places to take a holiday, it has absolutely everything you need to have the perfect summer break. I really did love my time in Mexico because everything was just great, I couldn’t find fault anything at all. Well, maybe it was a little too hot at midday, but is that really a complaint? With the weather the way it is back in the UK right now and a new place flooded every time we turn on the news I don’t think any of us would complain about the weather being too hot! I was lucky enough to book my Mexico holidays with Direct Holidays, they were able to give me some great advice about what I should see and do. They were also extremely accommodating when it came to finding the best possible price for me, I paid such a low amount for my holiday I almost felt bad, almost!

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The best breakfasts from around the globe

The best breakfasts from around the globe

We have probably all heard the famous saying that teaches us that we should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. In this day and age it can sometimes be a little difficult to follow the above saying, we are all so busy rushing to get to work or maybe to get the kids to school. On my travels I have found that there are many cultures that take time for breakfast and enjoy it. Breakfast should, ideally, be a leisurely affair where you can sit with your family or friends before you go out to work for the day. Here are some of the best breakfasts that I have found around the world, inspired by the ‘Breakfast Club’:

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Dalmatia’s Historical Attractions

Dalmatia’s Historical Attractions

Dalmatia, a historic region of Croatia, is today peopled by three distinct groups. The ‘Fetivi’ occupy the urban coastal cities, the old towns and historic attractions clear descendants of a heavy Italian and classical Roman heritage, while the further inland you venture the more you encounter the influence of the Turkish Ottoman Empire and its descendants, the Vlaji. The largest city in Dalmatia, the city of Split, stands testament to the influence of the Roman empire, built as it was around the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, and historical hubs such as the city of Dubrovnic offer a wealth of cultural intrigue. 

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Is your car ready for a French holiday?

Is your car ready for a French holiday?

If you are thinking of going to France for a camping holiday, a booze cruise or just a quick jaunt aboard, you might well be considering taking your own car.

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Driving to France, as opposed to taking a plane or going by train or ferry as a foot passenger, offers plenty of benefits. It is often cheaper, it means you can take more luggage, you can travel at more flexible times and it means you don’t get need to get used to driving a new vehicle.

What you do need to do, however, is to make sure your car is ready for France.

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