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Escape The Rain And Venture To The Atlas Mountains For Some Sun With A Stay At Kasbah Tamadot

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Experience the magic of Kasbah Tamadot this summer where you can almost always guarantee the sun will be shining. Enjoy a free night on us with our Suite Dreams offer so that when you book a 4 night stay in one of Kasbah Tamadot's beautiful suites or luxury Berber Tented Suites your final night is free! You can also combine this offer with our Kids go Free offer for a great value family getaway.

The Suite Dreams offer is priced in Moroccan Dirhams and starts from MAD 25,470 (current exchange rate - £1,830) per room for 4 nights based on two adults sharing on a full board basis.

To add to this we're also offering guests a free night in all other room types until the 31st August so when you book to stay for 4 nights or more; your final night is on us! Rates start from MAD 4,600 (current exchange rate - £330) per room per night and are based on two adults sharing and include breakfast.

Kasbah Tamadot has recently introduced some brand new and exciting features and activities for 20…

Discovering Wedding Venues in the Dolomites, Part 2

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Day 3
Thursday was high energy day. The Via Ferrata is a popular activity in Cortina and we were all going to undertake one of the routes up a mountain overlooking the town. Via Ferrata is where a cable is attached to the side of a mountain and you climb up attached to the cable by ropes and clips. A bit like climbing with the route already mapped out for you and attached to something that shouldn't break!

When we arrived at the mountain I took one look and thought there was no way I would be able to climb up there. I'd never been climbing before and had no idea what to do. Nevertheless, I gave it a go, and with quite a lot of effort I made it up 3 metres before our guide (who had climbed K2 and is  quite famous locally) decided that he didn't fancy hauling me the whole way up the mountain and made me abseil down instead! I can't say that I was too disappointed as my whole body was shaking already, so two more hours of that was looking a bit daunting. Although, if you…

Discovering Wedding Locations in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy

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Day 1 A 4.30am start was not the easiest, especially after arriving at Birmingham airport the plane to Venice developed technical trouble and was delayed by a few hours.
I was travelling to Cortina D'Ampezzo, a town in the Italian Dolomite mountains a couple of hours north of Venice, to discover if this area, popular for winter and summer sports, would make a good wedding destination.
Eventually the flight did take off and I arrived in Venice three hours late, but still in time to catch the express bus to town. Arriving in Cortina at 4pm I had missed the briefing on the history of the town, but was still able to meet a local wedding planner, Annette Gottman, who knows the area intimately and has arranged many weddings.
Annette is primarily a herbalist and flower expert, but her expertise also works well for events. She showed me some beautiful pictures of ceremonies she had created and talked about the ceremony she was arranging for that Saturday at the beautiful Lago Ghedina …

Honeymoon in Luxury in an Ethical Crafted Tent in Africa

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These tents in southern Tanzania make a beautiful location to start married life. Why not treat yourself and honeymoon in style!

Situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, the Selous Safari Camp’s 13 tented suites are dotted around the perimeter in absolute seclusion, each with their own private verandah, offering a unique view over the water. Each one is constructed from natural wood and natural canvas, complimenting their natural setting. Furnished in traditional style, the suites offer ornate furniture, a grand, eight-foot wide bed and beautiful bathroom features, including an oversized brass sink and a star shower complete with locally-produced toiletries - providing an exhilarating ‘wild washing’ experience!

While the suites hark back to the classic, ‘old safari’ style, they retain a twist of real Africa from the traditional Tanzanian throws, rugs and fabrics, and the little details – woven baskets and ornamental pieces made of innovative materials such …