About El Berwick

International events planner turned professional blogger. Prolific sleeper, cheese enthusiast, misses New York like a person. Can get lost on Pinterest for hours on end. Escaped to the country in 2012.

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Why Holiday Villages’ Academies Score Top Marks

Lazing on a sunlounger might be the dream for mum and dad, but it’s not exactly top of the younger generation’s holiday checklist. That’s where Holiday Villages step up to the plate, with activities that are on a different level… We’re not talking about ping pong tournaments or arts and crafts here. No, what we’re […]
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Animal Encounters In Goa

Tigers? Elephants? Snakes? You can come face-to-face with all these animals in Goa, and re-create your very own Jungle Book. Here’s how… Forget catching some of the world’s most exciting wildlife on a David Attenborough show. In Goa you can see these animals up close and personal. All you need is a ticket to the […]
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What Happened When We Met The Yes Tribe

This week we were invited to a night of inspirational stories from the Yes Tribe, a community of people seeking friendship, positivity and the courage to say yes to their goals. Whether the goal is to change jobs, take the trip of a lifetime or start a new hobby, the Yes Tribe are there to help by building […]
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First Choice Wins Big At The British Travel Awards

On Wednesday we were invited to the British Travel Awards, and were SO chuffed to be honoured with 5 awards. It always means so much to us to be recognised at this event every year, because the votes are cast by our favourite people – our customers! A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us, and we […]
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Vanessa From The Saturdays Visits Mauritius

She’s one fifth of the UK’s hottest girl band, The Saturdays, and she loves a holiday as much as we do. We caught up with Vanessa White to discover what happened when First Choice whisked her off to Mauritius…
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Where To Buy Swimwear Out Of Season

You’re off on a winter break, but you’ve had your bikini since 2007 – so, where can grab a new one when the shops are wall-to-wall with woollies? Never fear, we’ve got it covered...
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10 Easy Ways To Beat The January Blues

It’s official – the festive party’s over. The Christmas decorations are back in the loft and we’ve eaten more than our own body weight in roast potatoes. With Blue Monday upon us, it’s time to super-charge your mood quick smart...
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10 Things To Do In Gran Canaria During Winter

The weather outside is frightful, but Gran Canaria is so delightful this time of year. If you’re heading there over the next few months, here’s a handy to-do list that strikes the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure… Gran Canaria’s default setting is warm, thanks to it being within striking distance of Africa. And we’re […]
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Trending Tuesday #5

It’s Christmas Eve Eve and we’re feeling more than a little bit festive. To celebrate our impending time off – hurrah! – here’s a round-up of the best of the web and what’s trending right now...
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MyFirstChoice Mobile App Hits iPad

It’s nearly Christmas, there’s tinsel everywhere, and the jolly bearded guy is on his way. And we’ve got another reason to be cheerful – our MyFirstChoice app is now available on iPad...
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