Join us in York for the Viking Festival on February 25th 2017

Stanley Travel is inviting you to visit York this February Half Term for all of the excitement and history of the Viking era! With a programme of family friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments, Jorvik Viking Festival attracts over 40,000 visitors each year. The festival is a week-long celebration of the last Viking
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Hottest Wedding Trends for Your Big Day in 2017

We’ve been looking into the top wedding trends for 2017 and compiled the biggest and best so you have the most up-to-date, on-trend wedding of the year! Whether you’re only missing a few elements or the whole day still needs planning we should be able to point you in the right direction. It seems in
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14 Facts about the New York Transport System

New York is a fast-paced, metropolitan city and it needs to function for millions of people that use the city for work, home, play and adventure. In spite of the fact that New York City (all five boroughs – Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island) is just 304.8sq miles, it is also the
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The Great North/South Transport Divide

Figures reveal that the UK Government spends six times more per person on transport in London than the North. As Northerners, there’s somewhat of a given right for us to have a ‘bee in our bonnet’ about various North/South divide issues, but you may be surprised about the extent of the divide when it comes
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Safety Comes First – Book a Taxi with Stanley Travel

We’d like to extend our best wishes to all of our readers and customers, old and new, this festive season. On behalf of all of the team, we’d like to wish you a happy and healthy 2017 and we hope you all get lots of great presents this Christmas Day! Remember, just because the festive
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Why It’s Important To Avoid Emotional Driving

Have you got behind the wheel when you were sad? Maybe you were angry and thought a ride around the block would cool you down? A recent Virginia Tech study found that emotional drivers are nearly ten times more likely to crash [Source]. Safe driving comes from a good mental state; so the worries of
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The Danger Of Driving With Distractions

Most of you will experience some type of distraction when you’re driving, whether it be your phone is ringing or you’re talking to a passenger. However, any time not spent fully concentrating on driving poses a risk to yourself and other road users. Have you been preoccupied with something else while behind the wheel? Some
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How To Drive Safely On Ice

Icy conditions in winter can trouble any driver, no matter how experienced or confident you may be. While trying to avoid the situation is the best option, black ice is often hard to detect and can cause you to skid at any moment. To best prevent an accident and ensure you drive safely on ice,
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How To Be Extra Cautious Around Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users. The Department of Transport’s 2015 review found that they have the highest accident and injury rates in comparison to cars, bikes and trucks. It was also found that the main reason for a motorcycle accident was failure to look properly [Source]. It is much
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