David Cameron loves them, but hasn’t had one for two years. When was the last time you enjoyed that classic British snack, the Cornish pasty? With the government slapping VAT on takeaway hot pies and pasties, head to the home of the pasty, Cornwall, to taste the real thing. Indulge in the highest class combo of beef, onion, turnip and pastry in the land at the revered Ann’s Pasties on Cornwall’s scenic Lizard peninsula. Make your pilgrimage to pasty land with flights to Newquay from £40.
Easter is not just about chocolate. The Italians celebrate the occasion in customary fashion with a little indulgence in la cucina, so join them in style with a foodie weekend in the cultured culinary city of Pisa. Stroll along the Arno River and watch the spring light turn gold as it hits the saffron and terracotta coloured buildings lining the city’s narrow streets. Then get stuck into some grub. Wash down your cee alla pisana (stewed newborn eels!) with a bottle of local Chianti and life will be pretty sweet. Book your ticket to gastronomic nirvana with flights to Pisa from £22.
With the weather back to normal after our recent heatwave, get back to sunbathing with a spring getaway to the Med where it’s hot, hot, hot. Almería in Andalucía boasts amazing beaches, such as Genoveses, a long sweep of sand backed by cacti and mountains. This is the sunniest part of a sunny country and in April temperatures hover around an exceedingly pleasant 20 degrees C. Top up your tan with flights to Almeria from £40.
If you are planning on taking in some footie action at Euro 2012, make sure you book your flights soon. But with accommodation costs hiked in cities hosting matches, consider flying to, and staying elsewhere. For example, fans of Ireland, whose opening match is against Croatia in Poznan on 10 June, are staying as far afield as Berlin, and commuting to the Polish city by train. Use Skyscanner to find the best flight option for you – and save money! Find flights to Poznan in June from only £30.
If you’d rather flee the country than celebrate our Liz’s big birthday bash (banish thee to the Tower!), make the most of the long Bank Holiday weekend and find your great escape on Skyscanner. Just enter the dates on which you want to travel, say 1-5 June, search for ‘Everywhere’ and pick from a wide choice of cheap flights. How about a cool city break in Scandinavia? Take a trip to the land of the midnight sun with flights to Oslo, Norway from only £34, or see stunning, stately Stockholm, Sweden, from £49?
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