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Re-charge your batteries on a mini-break

With the economy still in chaos and people struggling to meet daily living costs, holidays are sometimes seen as a bit of a luxury which is why more and more people are opting to take mini-breaks to short-haul destinations and cities.

Most people agree that well spent leisure time is beneficial to a person’s well-being and with so many airlines offering very competitive rates on flights to a variety of European destinations it’s the perfect time to get away from it all. A mini-break is an affordable way to have a holiday, and you won’t have to take too much time out of your yearly holiday allowance to go on one.

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Many time and cash poor professionals are opting to take a number of these short, rejuvenating holidays throughout the year, rather than taking one long holiday in the summer, and this way can spread the enjoyment, the benefits, and the cost.

Cities are always a popular choice and with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and 2012 Olympics fast approaching there’s never been a better time to visit London.

With Cheap flights to London departing from numerous UK and EU airports including Aberdeen, Jersey, Newquay, Paris, Isle of Man and Belfast City, to name but a few, more and more people are flocking to the capital to check out the iconic buildings, plethora of museums and legendary nightlife.

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Apart from visiting the must-see attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Houses of Parliament many people head to London for the spectacular theatre performances, and what better way to escape for the weekend than to come to one of the most exciting cities in the world, eat in a fabulous restaurant and see a star studded play or musical.

Two or three days away from the daily grind can be just what the doctor ordered and taking a few days out of your work schedule can be as invigorating as a week away in the sun, and less expensive, plus there are a host of things to see and do. Samuel Johnson famously wrote; “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” and with so much to see and do in this buzzing metropolis it’s easy to understand what he meant.

Another good example is Amsterdam; over 3 million tourists visit this laid back city each year and with its pretty walk ways, maze of medieval streets and laid back vibe it’s not hard to see why. Spend a weekend wandering the tow-paths and streets, check out the legendary café culture, and let those stresses and strains just melt away. And, if you’re a bit of a culture vulture you won’t be disappointed with the option of visiting the wonderful Van Gogh museum or the historically significant and moving Anne Frank House museum.

With Flights to Amsterdam and London being so competitively priced at the moment a mini-break, or city-break, is certainly the smart way to take a holiday, and although you may only be getting away for a couple of days, you’ll get a much needed change of scene, experience other cultures and create memories that will last a lifetime; priceless.