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Hello from everyone here at Classic Collection Holidays and welcome to The Classic Blog! We are specialists in tailor-made luxury holidays to destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Caribbean. Our blog aims to introduce you to our fantastic destinations, keep you up to date on travel news & inspire your next holiday with stunning imagery and first-hand knowledge of our destinations.

Our blogs are all written by our authors who have expert knowledge and unique facts about our inspiring destinations. You can find our authors here:

Hazel Hammond: Content Marketing Executive

Having travelled independently for 3 years exploring far off corners of Asia, the open road in the USA and off the beaten track in Africa, Hazel truly has a love of all things travel. However alluring these far off places may be, Hazel’s true passion lies in the travel gems found closer to home. She now grasps every opportunity to try local cuisine, explore new places and jump in foreign seas.

Favourite destinations: Greece and Morocco

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Elena Bates: Italian Specialist

As far back as I remember I have always loved experiencing new places and seeing new things. Being half Italian I spent many of my summer holidays on the Ligurian coast and as I got older my desire to travel has become stronger. From doing coast to coast USA as a student, an enlightening Goan road trip with my dad or lapping up the sun on a Greek island, I loved it all. As well as writing some blogs on Italy for the Classic Blog I am a full time sales executive for the Italy and Switzerland team.

Favourite destinations: Liguria, Madeira and Greece.

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Andrew Farr: PR Manager

Stoke on Trent is the kind of city that encourages you to travel. France and Morocco were the first ports of Call, Tunisia followed. There were also brief flirtations with Mallorca, Italy, Turkey and the Greek Islands. Thankfully the Mediterranean offers sufficient variety to sate even the most scorching travel thirst, although forays beyond can be rewarding; none more so than time spent on the backwaters of southern India. Andrew, PR Manager at Classic, first fell into travel in 1987 and hasn’t found the inclination to pull himself out since.

Favourite destinations: from Gibraltar to Morocco, the long way round.

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Jaye Somers: Content Marketing Executive

They say live with no regrets, for Jaye a regret would be not exploring as much of the world as possible. For her, the questionable English weather is made bearable by the memories of warmer climates, bonds created with people from around the world and the breath-taking views that each new location affords.

Favourite destinations: Turkey, Spain and Greece

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Jacqui Davies: Email Marketing Executive

As a lover of photography and experiencing new things, holidays for Jacqui are about getting stuck in, whilst appreciating nature’s beauty and the little details. It all began when she sailed with friends around Greece when she was 17. Now armed with factor 50 and multiple camera batteries, her dream is to travel every inch of Italy, for its diverse beauty and mouth-watering cuisine. Her favourite travel moment was sailing across the Sorrento Peninsula on an intimate boat with a friend.

Favourite destinations: Italy, Greece, Mallorca

Harry Cooke

Despite being a fully-fledged northener (and proud of it!) Harry has not let it stop him from wanting to travel and see the world. Even as a student he squirrelled savings from his student loan to afford his excursions to 5 of the world’s 7 continents.

Favourite destinations: Dubrovnik, Venice and South Tyrol

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Hannah Saville

From hiking in the Pyrenees (albeit carried) at 18 months old to hiking in the Atlas Mountains, relaxing on beaches in Santorini or wining and dining in Paris, Hannah has a love for all types of travel.

Favourite destinations: France, Morocco and Greece.

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