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Weekend Blueprint?

Weekend Blueprint is a small and enthusiastic business design- ing boutique, ready-planned weekends for travellers to book for themselves using leading online travel agencies and other best-value suppliers. The service saves time and money, and offers a growing range of extraordinary short break experi- ences.

Hotel prices

Budget

Below £60

Modest

£60—£100

Mid Price

£100—£140

Expensive

£140—£200

Premium

£200 +

Indicative prices per double room. (Based on standard room unless our recommendation is for a specific alternative.)

Weekend Styles

Activity. Get out there and get involved. No prior experi- ence required.

Discovery. Rekindle the explorer in you - culture, history, natural wonders and pure travel.

Getaway. Leave the washing-up behind and grab an easy- going change of scenery away from home.

Hideaway. Magical places to stay. Shut out the world and recharge mind, body and soul.

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Who is A.B. Flint?

Some people love cars, others horses, a few even grow mar- rows. For me, it’s travel – always has been, always will be. But it’s not enough to go and come back. I need to tell the world what’s out there: the smells, the sounds, the adventure. I also want, in some small way, to help people understand other cultures and, in doing so, perhaps to look again at their own. (Go on a long enough journey and the strangest sight you’ll see is your own homecoming front door: familiar but strange, you’ll notice the number is crooked, but also see anew the prettiness of the fanlight stained glass.)

In 25 years and more of travel I've been lucky enough to savour some of the most intense experiences this planet has to offer - whether searching out the Ark of the Covenant on the dusty plains of Ethiopia, watching a jungle sun-rise over Bohol’s Chocolate Hills or simply camping on the sands of Britain’s remotest beach, I've loved it all. Along the way I've explored around 90 countries on six continents and clocked up over half a million miles on the road. The environment is important, but so is travel's interchange of cultures, peoples and ideas. Since 2006 I've carbon-offset all my flights, but I will continue to set out.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and speak French, Spanish, German and Russian. Home is a converted village pub an hour from both Heathrow and Gatwick shared with my wife and two young sons.

Alexander Flint

WWW.WEEKENDBLUEPRINT.COM

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