Advice for tackling the French southwest in a combi van and doing upholstery or bee-keeping on holiday, plus deals in Rome and Somerset
Take me there: camping in southwest France
Retro charm meets digital technology in a new fleet of VW camper vans for hire in southwest France. We Dub You is a new venture from British couple Yvette and Tony Martin, who have equipped their five classic combi vehicles with iPhone/iPod music and phone systems as well as iPads loaded with films, games and guides. Keeping with the hi-tech theme, electric bikes are available to hire, too. Pick up your vehicle at the airport and the vineyards of Bordeaux, the sunflower fields of Dordogne or the surf beaches of Gascony are yours to explore. Seven nights cost from £375, based on pick-up and drop-off at Bergerac Airport (wedubyou.com).
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Popular searches on the Internet include Southwest Airlines after news that the company will spend $100 million to expand Houston’s William Hobby Airport to include international flights.
Southwest will design and build five new gates and a customs facility at the airport. In exchange, the airline will receive preferential scheduling rights and be able to use the international gates and customs facility without paying any rent. Southwest hopes to offer international flights to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America out of the airport upon the work’s completion.
The expansion of the airport is expected to take two years, with international flights being offered in 2015. …
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