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Three of the Best Places to Head for Some Autumn Sun

Three of the Best Places to Head for Some Autumn Sun

Monday, 8th October 2018

The temperature in the UK has dropped, and we’re certainly suffering from a bit of wanderlust here at Roar.

This is the perfect time of year for travelling and exploring new places - our favourite summer holiday destinations have become free of crowds, making it the perfect time to squeeze in a bit of sun before the Christmas period.

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What to Do in Ibiza

What to Do in Ibiza

Monday, 24th September 2018

For the next few blog posts, we’re taking a look at Ibiza, one of the most popular and scenic of the Balearic Islands.

It’s gained a reputation for being synonymous with drinking and clubbing - however, there is much, much more to this beautiful island. We’re making it our mission to show you that there is more to the White Isle than simply partying.

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​How to Spend 48 Hours in Manchester

​How to Spend 48 Hours in Manchester

Monday, 10th September 2018

Craving a city break but stuck on where to go? We know just the place, and it just happens to be one of the coolest cities in the UK - Manchester.

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Weekend Escapes: Countryside vs. City

Weekend Escapes: Countryside vs. City

Monday, 27th August 2018

The weekend is almost here, and that calls for one thing - leaving your stress at work, relaxing and spending time with your family. What better way to do this than going away somewhere truly special for the weekend?

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Things to Know Before Visiting Marrakech

Things to Know Before Visiting Marrakech

Monday, 20th August 2018

The city of Marrakech can be overwhelming for new visitors. It’s tremendously busy, incredibly disordered and sometimes difficult to find your way round. But, that’s all part of the fun!

Amongst the chaos, beautiful architecture, bright colours, the smell of spices and delicious local cuisine await. It’s all about knowing where to go to discover what this magical city has to offer - and that’s where we come in.

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​4 Ways to Make Your Money Last When You Travel Abroad

​4 Ways to Make Your Money Last When You Travel Abroad

Monday, 13th August 2018

Exploring the world is something many of us wish we could do more often. It enlightens us, inspires us, and just gives us a well-earned break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

We’re here to provide advice on how to make your money last when you travel abroad, whether you’re planning a road trip or city break.

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Ben is in Barcelona

Ben is in Barcelona

Monday, 6th August 2018

Roar testimonial Review - A User’s Experience in Barcelona. 

Our aim is to be your number one guide to everything, anywhere in the world. Bars, restaurants, clubs, parking, beaches - you name it, we cover it.

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Five Reasons to Visit Montenegro in 2018

Five Reasons to Visit Montenegro in 2018

Monday, 30th July 2018

Montenegro is a firm favourite with in-the-know holidaymakers, but word is spreading - so get there fast! It’s often overlooked in favour of Croatia, however, there isn’t a huge difference between the two. Expect sandy beaches, sunny climes and a beautiful landscape - just like Croatia - but without the hordes of tourists.

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​An A to Z of Travel: We are now visiting York

​An A to Z of Travel: We are now visiting York

Monday, 16th July 2018

There are few places here in the North East that are as charming as the city of York. It’s a popular place, attracting visitors from all over the world, all days of the year.

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An A to Z of Travel: We are in Whitby

An A to Z of Travel: We are in Whitby

Monday, 9th July 2018

We’re lucky to be surrounded by beautiful places here in the North East. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the city, the peacefulness of the countryside, or the sea breeze along the coast, you won’t have to travel very far to experience exactly what you’re looking for.

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An A to Z of Travel: We are now in Venice

An A to Z of Travel: We are now in Venice

Monday, 2nd July 2018

With its striking architecture and idyllic sweeping canals, Venice is one of Italy’s most famous tourist destinations. This city is perfect for a weekend break - you can relax, embrace Italian culture and soak up the sunshine in the Summer.

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​An A to Z of Travel: Ubud

​An A to Z of Travel: Ubud

Monday, 25th June 2018

Bali has recently become a thriving tourist spot, attracting visitors all over the globe each year. It’s easy to get lost amongst the tourist traps in this country - but, if you’re looking to immerse yourself in authentic Balinese culture, Ubud is the place to do it.

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An A to Z of Travel: Tokyo

An A to Z of Travel: Tokyo

Monday, 18th June 2018

Japan’s busy capital, the vibrant city of Tokyo, has something for everyone. Whether you are fan of exploring forests and hiking up mountains, exploring ultra modern buildings and taking in the bright lights of the city, or visiting tranquil, historic shrines - Tokyo is the place to do all three!

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An A to Z of Travel: Sardinia

An A to Z of Travel: Sardinia

Monday, 11th June 2018

Still looking for your Summer holiday inspiration? We know just the place...

Sardinia is home to out-of-this-world beaches, rugged mountainous terrain and quaint towns. It’s varied landscape it what makes this little gem so appealing to families, couples and adventurers alike.

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An A to Z of Travel: Rhodes

An A to Z of Travel: Rhodes

Monday, 4th June 2018

Still looking for somewhere to holiday this Summer? We’re sure that Rhodes will be the perfect destination for you!

Situated in the southwest Aegean Sea, Rhodes proudly claims to be the sunniest of the Greek isles with the Summer season extending well into October. With highs averaging 30 degrees celsius, it’s the perfect place to relax on the beach or embark on an action-packed adventure.

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An A to Z of Travel: Quebec

An A to Z of Travel: Quebec

Monday, 28th May 2018

Quebec is Canada’s largest French-speaking province, rich in both history and culture. It offers a wealth of travel opportunities all-year round thanks to its abundance of snowfall in the Winter, and thriving festival scene during the Summer months.

If you’re visiting the city, make sure to download Roar App from the App Store. With the best hotels, restaurants, bars and more, it’s the ultimate guide to exploring new places far and wide.

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​An A to Z of Travel: Portugal

​An A to Z of Travel: Portugal

Monday, 21st May 2018

As well as incredible weather during the Summer months, Portugal is blessed with sandy beaches, quaint towns and captivating cities. Throw in a short flight from the UK, great food and plenty of wine, and there you have it - the perfect family-friendly holiday destination!

If you’re thinking of heading to the country, we’re here to provide all you need to know including what do do, where to eat, where to drink and where to stay.

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An A to Z of Travel: Orlando

An A to Z of Travel: Orlando

Monday, 14th May 2018

The city of Orlando is magical - and that’s not just because it’s home to Cinderella’s castle! It’s one of the most visited cities in the world, attracting tens of millions of tourists per year.

The city is best known for its theme parks, with Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Harry Potter World to name just a few.

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An A to Z of Travel: New York on a Budget

An A to Z of Travel: New York on a Budget

Monday, 7th May 2018

Thinking of visiting New York, but don’t think you can afford it without breaking the bank?

New York is one of the world’s most expensive cities both to live in and to explore as a tourist. With rising flight prices and exorbitant hotel rates, it’s easy to see why most think a trip here is impossible.

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An A to Z of Travel: What to do in the Maldives

An A to Z of Travel: What to do in the Maldives

Monday, 30th April 2018

The Maldives is undeniably one of the most quintessentially beautiful spots on the planet. Offering a perfect combination of luxury and simplicity, it’s no surprise that these islands are incredibly sought-after and sit at the top of most bucket lists.

Comprised of more than 1,000 coral islands across 26 atolls, varying from tranquil powdered beaches to bustling harbours, it’s an idyllic holiday spot for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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An A to Z of Travel: Kraków

An A to Z of Travel: Kraków

Monday, 16th April 2018

Kraków, situated in the south of Poland, is an underrated gem. With cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages and pretty squares lined with beautiful buildings, it’s like something straight out of a film.

Most people don’t even consider it as a potential city break destination, and instead prefer the likes of Barcelona, Paris and Berlin. We’re here to show you what Kraków can offer something even more special than these overcrowded tourist hotspots.

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An A to Z of Travel: Jamaica

An A to Z of Travel: Jamaica

Monday, 9th April 2018

Jamaica is a vibrant island bursting with culture and adventure. From the warm weather to delicious traditional Caribbean cuisine, it certainly has plenty to offer as a holiday spot.

It’s a great year-round destination, but each season has its own advantages depending on your personal preferences. Visit in July for a roasting-hot beach holiday, or visit in December for a much-needed Winter escape with slightly cooler weather.

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​An A to Z of Travel: Iceland

​An A to Z of Travel: Iceland

Monday, 2nd April 2018

Are you thinking about going to Iceland?

This small, but breathtakingly beautiful island is defined by its landscape. Think geysers, hot springs, lava fields and cascading waterfalls. A visit here is a visual journey, so make sure you don’t forget your camera!

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​An A to Z of Travel: Hong Kong

​An A to Z of Travel: Hong Kong

Monday, 26th March 2018

With a skyscraper-studded skyline, diverse landscape and bustling shopping districts, Hong Kong is the ultimate destination for travellers seeking a vibrant trip.

During your stay you'll eat some of the best, authentic food you’ve ever tasted, you'll be mesmerised by the sheer scale of the centre and you'll feel uplifted by a combination of the urban and the rural surroundings.

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​An A to Z of Travel: Greek Islands

​An A to Z of Travel: Greek Islands

Monday, 19th March 2018

A visit to Greece would be incomplete without a visit to some of the beautiful Greek Islands.

There are around 6,000 islands in total which are scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one for you.

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​An A to Z of Travel: French Polynesia

​An A to Z of Travel: French Polynesia

Monday, 12th March 2018

This week we’re taking a closer look at French Polynesia, which comprises more than 100 islands in the South Pacific including Tahiti, Mo’orea and Bora Bora.

These idyllic, isolated islands are picture-perfect, with miles of powder-white sand and the bluest of oceans filled with schools of tropical fish - it’s no surprise that these islands are at the top of most bucket lists!

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An A to Z of Travel: Edinburgh

An A to Z of Travel: Edinburgh

Monday, 5th March 2018

The breathtakingly beautiful city of Edinburgh oozes charm and tradition, yet upholds a cosmopolitan, stylish feel.

It’s bursting with things to do and there is certainly plenty to keep you busy. Download RoarApp from the App Store to make the most of your time - with the best bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels and more, it’s your perfect travel companion.

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An A to Z of Travel: Denmark

An A to Z of Travel: Denmark

Monday, 26th February 2018

This week we’re looking at Denmark, a Scandinavian country renowned for its design, history and architecture.

Whether you are searching for chic cities or picturesque countryside, Denmark is the place to find it. Every year millions of tourists embark on this country, and it’s not difficult to see why.

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An A to Z of Travel: Croatia

An A to Z of Travel: Croatia

Monday, 19th February 2018

This week we’re looking at the beautiful country of Croatia, an Eastern European country with a long, diverse coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Featuring towns and cities with unspoilt nature, coupled with beautifully preserved architecture and a lively cultural scene, Croatia promises something for everyone.

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An A to Z of Travel: Budapest

An A to Z of Travel: Budapest

Monday, 12th February 2018

This week, we’re looking at the buzzing city of Budapest, Hungary’s capital.

The city is made up of three districts, with Buda and Óbuda on the west bank of the Danube and Pest on the east bank.

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An A to Z of Travel: Starting with Athens

An A to Z of Travel: Starting with Athens

Monday, 5th February 2018

As part of our A to Z of Travel series, we’re going to be taking you around the world to inspire you to plan some once-in-a-lifetime adventures!

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​The Top Destinations You Must See in 2018

​The Top Destinations You Must See in 2018

Monday, 15th January 2018

Have you resolved to see more of the world in 2018?

In order to help you put together your travel bucket list for the year ahead, we have selected the top destinations you must see, from the coast of Australia to the slopes of Colorado!

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Planning your Summer holiday? Here are the hottest destinations of 2018!

Planning your Summer holiday? Here are the hottest destinations of 2018!

Monday, 8th January 2018

Say goodbye to the January blues and start planning your Summer holiday!

Summer will be right around the corner before we know it, so make sure that you’re prepared. To help you out and provide some inspiration, we have gathered a few of the hottest destinations of 2018.

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Why Poland Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Why Poland Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Monday, 18th December 2017

Why Poland Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List. Poland is a thriving country which must be added to your travel bucket list - it’s not all about vodka and stag weekends!

We aren’t sure why this country isn’t a popular tourist destination - it’s cheap, beautiful and there is plenty to do. It’s up-and-coming, so make sure you visit before it becomes a real hotspot!

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​5 of the Best European Cities to Visit in 2018

​5 of the Best European Cities to Visit in 2018

Monday, 11th December 2017

With 2018 rapidly approaching, you may be looking to plan your next holiday. Have you considered taking a European city break over a long weekend?

We have compiled a list of 5 of our favourite cities which you should aim to visit in 2018!

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The Best places for New Year’s Eve Parties

The Best places for New Year’s Eve Parties

Monday, 4th December 2017

Haven’t made any New Year’s Eve plans yet? Are you looking for some inspiration?

We have searched far and wide to select the best places to be when the clock strikes midnight. From the bustling streets of New York to the beaches of Thailand, these parties are unlike any other!

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The Best Winter sun Destinations 2017/18

The Best Winter sun Destinations 2017/18

Monday, 27th November 2017

With the temperature quickly dropping and Christmas fast approaching, many of us are dreaming of catching a plane, lying on a beach underneath the beating sun, with a cocktail in hand…

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7 of the Best European Winter City Breaks

7 of the Best European Winter City Breaks

Monday, 6th November 2017

Winter is undeniably the best season for exploring European countries, with a plethora of picturesque streets, cosy cafes and magical Christmas markets. So, read our choice of the 7 best Winter city breaks, and set about packing your suitcase!

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NEWARK ON TRENT, Nottinghamshire

NEWARK ON TRENT, Nottinghamshire

Monday, 9th October 2017

In this article our favourite Train Master Alex Nelson offers his "things to do" which help us explore more of the UK's national rail lines.

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Visiting New York on a Budget

Visiting New York on a Budget

Monday, 2nd October 2017

In this article we have looked into how you can travel to New York, New York on a great little budget!

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5 Ways to See The World For Free

5 Ways to See The World For Free

Monday, 18th September 2017

In this article we have looked into ways you could travel the world for free!

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Best places to Instagram in Budapest

Best places to Instagram in Budapest

Monday, 21st August 2017

In this article we have taken a look into Budapest to show you which places are best for your Instagram.

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Free things to do in London

Free things to do in London

Monday, 14th August 2017

In this article we show you how to get the real London experience without having to spend any money on expensive tourist attractions.

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The 7 best European holiday destinations for students

The 7 best European holiday destinations for students

Monday, 17th July 2017

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48 hours in Hong Kong with Roar App's help

48 hours in Hong Kong with Roar App's help

Wednesday, 5th July 2017

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7 best European holiday destinations for students

7 best European holiday destinations for students

Monday, 5th June 2017

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