For the shopaholic New York City Why theyll lov

first_imgFor the shopaholic: New York CityWhy they’ll love it: Long before Sex and the City, New York was synonymous with fashion and fabulousness. There are the queen ‘B’s: Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys and Bloomingdale’s – iconic department stores, where even the shopping bags themselves have become must-have items. And in downtown Manhattan and Williamsburg in Brooklyn are dozens of vintage stores and quirky independent shops. Squeeze in between the celebs, rock stars and models to search for antique finds at the weekends-only Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchens flea markets. But if your friend wants some real steals, send them over the pond for the annual President’s Day sales in February (19th in 2018), when everyone from Macy’s to market-stall holders slash their prices for a weekend-long bargain-hunters’ bonanza.Give the gift of a flight to New York from £260 return in February RelatedMatch these flights to your favourite people to make the ultimate Christmas giftWhat would your loved one rather pull out from under the tree on Christmas Day – a scratchy wool jumper or a ticket to an unforgettable adventure? Whether you send them to seek out the Northern Lights or soak up some winter sun, you can match the type of traveller…Amsterdam’s finest cafes and coffee shopsMuch more than just good coffee, Amsterdam’s cafés promise a healthy hit of Dutch culture. From the traditional Koffiehuis to the cosy ‘brown cafés’ and the infamous coffee shops, there’s a cool Amsterdam hangout for every occasion. Read on for where to find them and – crucially – how to…Top 15 attractions and things to do in AmsterdamA radiant girdle of canals, cobbled streets lined with bicycles and flower-boxes, cosy coffee shops…Amsterdam’s charms are many and varied. Start planning your next city break with our tips on what to see and do in Amsterdam. For the science buff: IcelandWhy they’ll love it: Every outing here feels like a science experiment gone mad. Steam rises from geo-thermal rivers, geysers erupt when you least expect, and thanks to some kind of crazy charged photon particle physics, ethereal green lights dance across the skies at night. Nowhere else is science so elegantly – and blatantly – on display. Throw in boulder-strewn lava fields, dormant volcanoes, creeping glaciers and the opportunity to scuba-dive between two tectonic plates, and your science-minded pal is sure to have a blast. Think they’ll want to see the Northern Lights? Book their trip in January, when the long nights maximise their chances. Not convinced? Check out our video of Iceland in winter. Pssst… if they’ve already been to Iceland, consider sending them to find the Northern Lights in Norway.Give the gift of a flight to Reykjavik from £104 return in January Download the appFor the night owl: Amsterdam, NetherlandsWhy they’ll love it: Open-minded Amsterdam has nocturnal activity down to a fine art. Although more famous to the masses for its chilled-out canal-side brown cafes (similar to pubs) and earthy coffee shops, chic party people know that its club nights, warehouse raves, night cafes and dive bars are unparalleled. Attracting the most in-demand DJs, there’s nothing you can’t find, from techno, dub step, trance and hip-hop to good old-fashioned house beats. The city relishes its after-hours scene so much that it was the first to create an official Night Mayor in 2012, and now everyone from Berlin to New York has followed suit. The best time to go? In February, when nights are still long, but the locals have awakened from their post-Christmas hibernation. Help get your friend even more excited about their trip to Amsterdam by sending them this video overview of the city.*[Give the gift of a flight to Amsterdam from £46 return in February](https://www.skyscanner.net/transport/flights/uk/ams?adults=1&children=0&adultsv2=1&childrenv2=&infants=0&cabinclass=economy&rtn=1&preferdirects=false&outboundaltsenabled=false&inboundaltsenabled=false&ref=home)** For the sun-worshipper: Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, SpainWhy they’ll love it: With average highs of around 20C, sea temperatures of 19C, and around seven hours of daily full-on sunshine in January, there’s no better place to hit horizontal in the new year than this Canary Island. Thanks to their flight being sorted, all your UV-loving pal needs to do is choose their preferred type of accommodation, thus avoiding the package-holiday crowd – hooray!. And when they bore of the beach, the mountainous interior will wow them with spectacular vistas accessible from even the shortest of walks.Give the gift of a flight to Las Palmas from £50 return in Januarycenter_img For the foodie: Piedmont, ItalyWhy they’ll love it: The birthplace of the slow food movement, when not padding around medieval hilltop villages, your friend will dine at family-run 10-table trattorias with Michelin-worthy food at a fraction of the price. They can expect ribbons of glistening pasta, ripe farmhouse cheeses and sticky-sweet Torta di Nocciola, a fluffy cake made with local hazelnuts. Truffle lovers should keep their noses to the ground on walks in Piedmont’s forests. The pricey fungi hide beneath the soil in huge numbers, celebrated most famously in the annual Alba White Truffle World Market. Although the market is in autumn, the area is actually at its loveliest in early spring, when the hazelnut trees are in full bloom, the vineyards are starting to flower and the chefs aren’t rushed off their feet. Saluti!Give the gift of a flight to Genoa from £61 return in April *Published December 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.If your loved one is in love, maybe they’d prefer one of these 7 snow-frosted escapes for incurable romantics.From beautiful weekend breaks in Estonia to ski-and-beach trips to Spain, your heart will warm to these snowy destinations.Want to help them find the best bed when they get there? Here’s the ultimate guide to bagging the best hotel room.These insider tips could nab you (or your friend!) rooms with views or sumptuous suites for surprisingly affordable prices.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map For the adventurer: Malawi, AfricaWhy they’ll love it: They can follow in the footsteps of the late great explorer David Livingstone. Malawi is one of the smallest and least developed countries in Africa, and tourist numbers are still very low (only 3.4 per cent of the total GDP is attributed to tourism). In the south, they can scramble to the top of Mount Mulanje, and in the lesser-trodden north (warning: no wifi or phone signal), your adventurous friend can trek across unchartered savannah. The shores of Lake Malawi provide empty white-sand beaches for recuperating afterwards (although don’t get too close the water – this place has crocs!) Safari companies are starting to move in, so now’s the time to go so you can still have this wilderness virtually to yourself. Book flights in April or May, when the weather is warm – daily highs in the late 20s – but rainfall is minimal.Give the gift of a flight to Lilongwe from £459 return in Aprillast_img

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