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About Cheska Bennett

Cheska is a resident blogger at Beat the Brochure who has spent many a good year backpacking round the world, as well as a stint living in Beijing. Cheska has visited 6 out of 7 continents and will, repeat will, visit the last one before turning 30. Cheska is an avid CSI fan, streetfood expert and cat lover who can often be found with chocolate on her desk.

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Cheap and Cheerful Foodie Frolics in the Lake District

The Lake District might not be at the top of your list of foodie destinations in the UK. It has a bit of a reputation for being old-fashioned and expensive, being as it is one of the most popular tourist …

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Escape London’s Olympic Madness on a UK Weekend Break

With so much action going on in London over the next few weeks, one could easily forget that there’s more to the UK than just its capital city. From the sunny Cornish Coast and the verdant hills of Wales, to …

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3 New York Souvenirs You Must Buy On Your Trip

New York is a great town for visitors because it has so many things to offer each and every person. If you love the city and have a great time exploring it you probably want to remember your trip by …

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The Traditional Languages of Bali

Bahasa Indonesia translates to Indonesia language in English, and is the language that unites all of this Southeast Asian nation, including Bali. While there are many other native and tribal languages throughout Indonesia, a large number of its residents speak …

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The A – Z of Family Holidays

Welcome to the A –Z of family holidays; a run-down of the essentials, some money saving tips and generally fun ideas to ensure you get the best from your next family holiday! So without further ado…. A is for Advance …

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Top 10 Pinterest Boards for Travel

With Pinterest being the image bank of choice at the minute, being travellers ourselves we have loved checking out the array of incredible travel and destination pictures currently posted on Pinterest. Here we have compiled a list of our Top …

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Top 10 Cartoon Travellers

For an incredible nostalgic trip down memory lane, have a scroll through our Top 10 Cartoon Travellers. The cartoons who have provided us with complete entertainment and traveled the world in doing so. Some may have provided us with inspiration …

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Weekly Travel News

Happy Easter! I hope you have been enjoying the long weekend (for those of you who are off) and have a lovely day today. For those of you who are on holiday now, here are the stories that have captured …

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Competition! Win 2 Free Flights to Florida!

Who else loves a competition? Ocean Florida are calling on travel bloggers to be in with a chance to win free flights to Orlando, Florida. The best part is in order to win you simply have to do what you …

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Top 10 most common travel questions

The best thing about travel is that no two trips are ever the same but this can also be a pain when you want an answer to a travel-related question, as no two answers are ever the same. Our Questions …

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Zante with kids

I bet you cannot wait for Summer to arrive and to jet off to your Mediterranean destination for some relaxation and escape from the office and daily life! If you have booked yourself a cheap holiday to Zante you are …

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Cheese around the world

Cheese brings people together. Throw in some wine and you have an incredible evening ahead of you. Whether it’s cubes of cheddar and a box of goon in a hostel, a selection from the local supermarket with french bread on …

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Weekly Travel News

We hate to be the barer of bad news but this week the travel news has had a continual injection of Air Passenger Duty. We holiday-makers and travelers will soon be subjected to increased taxes on our airfares, making our …

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Top 10 Ibiza Hotels

As Summer starts approaching, many of us will turn our thoughts to towards holidays in Ibiza. Whether it be for a week’s worth of clubbing, a family beach break or an end of season relaxation, there is a holidays and …

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Top 10 Greek Foods

Apologies in advance if this blog makes you hungry. Greek food is a firm favourite here at Beat the Brochure HQ and a heated debate would be required who the ultimate expert is, so for the time-being we have called …

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Weekly Travel News

Big news this week was that Visit Britain announced to us all that Holidays at Home are Great with that video. I’m just throwing it out there that holidays at home can be great, but cheap holidays abroad are so …

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Top 10 Destinations for 2012

At the start of the year we asked all of our subscribers, fans and followers what their ultimate destination was for 2012. Perhaps it was a destination they were finally traveling to or a familiar favourite for a hard-earned fortnight …