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About Juliet Samis

Juliet worked in the travel industry for 8 years as a booking agent and part-time blogger. Now a full-time mum and blogger based in London, she writes for Holiday Hypermarket about ways to find the best holidays when your schedule is already packed with family, work and all the rest. She is a sucker for shoes, sun and sandy beaches, particularly in and around the Mediterranean!

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Paris Love Locks Lost

Paris has lost its loving feeling for its ‘love locks’, as a campaign to ban the popular practice of couples attaching padlocks to many of the city’s most iconic bridges seems to be gathering steam. A pair of...
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What to pack in your inflight bag

  Long-haul flights can be exciting and daunting in equal measure: you might be jetting off to somewhere new and exotic for your holiday, but before you can reach those golden sands or bath-warm waters, you have to...
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What’s the tipping etiquette for all-inclusive holidays?

One of the benefits of booking an all-inclusive holiday is that everything is prepaid, meaning you don’t need to dig for cash every time you order a cocktail. All-inclusive packages also guarantee fixed-budget holidays, which is attractive if...

Dive-in movies: a match made in heaven

You’ve all heard of drive-in cinema, that icon of the 1950s where teenagers watch (usually scary) movies while snogging in their cars. Now there’s a new fashion, a way of watching movies from the comfort of your swimming...

10 Amazing Hotel Swimming Pools

The Aquatic Centre built for the London Olympics may have been impressive but the pool was still that little bit dull and rectangular. Far more remarkable are these 10 amazing hotel swimming pools from around the world. They...

A guide to tasting street food

Some of the best places to go and discover a country’s culinary heritage are in the street markets, fresh food stalls and small cafes. For me, walking through the streets, looking, smelling and tasting new foods is one...

Greek island hopping: our top 5

Looking at a map of all the Greek islands (there are about 6,000 if you count the smallest ones) might be just enough to start your holiday with a headache! There are 227 inhabited islands, however, and among those...