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Traincation Inspiration: Sand, camels and African drums in France

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If you’re feeling a bit blue this Monday morning with the wedding of the decade over and no more lovely short working weeks for a while, don’t despair. Escape to another continent without even leaving Europe with an African-inspired Traincation to Cozes…

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Summer rocks! Europe’s finest music festivals by rail…

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If you love live music but can’t face the thought of spending a weekend up to your knees in mud, European festivals make a perfect alternative to the soggy fields of Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds. Find out the best way to avoid the mud and rain this festival season…

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Traincation Inspiration: White beaches, emerald waters and fine wine in Sardinia

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If you’re feeling a bit blue this Monday morning with the wedding of the decade over and no more lovely short working weeks for a while, don’t despair. Escape with a glass of wine and a seaside stroll on a Traincation to Sardinia…

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Traincation Inspiration: Escape the royal wedding with carousels and apple wine in Frankfurt

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We really do love a great wedding and have certainly jumped on the royal wedding bandwagon over the past few weeks. However if endless conversations about Kate’s flowing locks, seating arrangements and who will be the embarrassing drunk at the reception really are boring you to tears, we have the solution: It’s time for a mini Traincation to Frankfurt…

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Traincation Inspiration: Torchlit parades, Audrey Tautou and Easter skeletons in Spain

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A four day week you say? Don’t mind if we do! Here at Global Cool we love a good Bank Holiday. A long weekend is the perfect excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle of working life. We’d like to help you make the most of your easter break with a spooky Traincation to Verges, Spain…

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Traincation Inspiration: Dancing girls, mixology and giant spatulas in Austria

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Don’t be down this Monday morning! If you’ve got the Monday blues and you’re still recovering from your weekend antics it’s time to start planning a weekend to look forward to. And we’ve got the all the answers with an unusual Traincation to Ischgl, Austria…

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Competition: Win Time Out’s Flight-Free Europe for some Traincation inspiration

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Looking for some Traincation inspiration? We have five copies of Time Out’s Flight-Free Europe up for grabs to help you plan your perfect eco-vacation…

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Traincation Inspiration: Beer, cathedrals and the whiskey clinic in Helsinki

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Just when sun had tricked us into leaving our coats and brollies at home, out comes the typical British weather! Make the most of your weekend by escaping to a place where the weather is never a worry when you are having so much fun. Get ready for a Traincation to Helsinki…

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Traincation Inspiration: Andy Parsons, Iron Bru and dinosaur impersonators in Glasgow

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Do you have the best mum in the world? Why not let her know how special she is with a mini Traincation and a Mother’s Day giggle in Glasgow…

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10 of the greatest (and greenest) travel providers

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We understand that sometimes your holiday destination is just a bit too far to take a Traincation. So if you’re planning a trip further afield we can help you find some travel inspiration. From deep sea diving to WWOOFing, Global Cool reveal our top ten travel providers with the brightest ideas for unique and eco-friendly travel expeditions…

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Traincation Inspiration: Gypsy orchestras, “liver cheese” and giant Easter eggs in Budapest

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Don’t be down this Monday morning! If you’ve got the Monday blues and you’re still recovering from your St Paddy’s day antics it’s time to start planning a weekend to look forward to. And we’ve got the all the answers with a relaxing Traincation to Budapest…

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Traincation Inspiration: Monsters, vampires and popcorn in Paris

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With all the hype over Black Swan and The King’s Speech coming to an end, and Battle: Los Angeles getting such awful reviews, why not get back to basics with the Hammer House of Horrors film festival. Whether you fancy sinking your teeth into Dracula or you want to bring to life your love for Frankenstein, this is a film fest not to be missed by any avid movie buff. And what better way to get there than taking a mini Traincation to Paris…

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Traincation Inspiration: Sunshine, charcuterie and pancakes in Bordeaux

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Are you sick of shivering your way to work each day? If you’re getting a bit tired of this endless winter, escape the March cold snap with a sunny Traincation to Bordeaux…

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Traincation Inspiration: Fat monkeys, underwear processions and boat bars in Rotterdam

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It’s another cold and rainy Monday in February (boo), and with the weeks stretching out endlessly until our summer shorts get a look in, it’s time to get away. If you want to escape the mundane with a bit of culture it’s time to take a Traincation mini-break to Rotterdam…

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Traincation Inspiration: Herring tossing, cross-dressing and antiques in Dunkerque

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It’s another cold Monday morning in February, and with the weeks stretching out endlessly until our summer shorts get a look in, it’s time to get away. Fancy being someone else for the weekend? Don your disguise and take a Traincation mini-break to Dunkerque…

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Traincation Inspiration: A battle of flowers and parade of lights in Nice

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If your Valentine’s weekend wasn’t up to scratch why not treat yourself this weekend to a Traincation mini-break in Nice…

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