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6 Holiday Destinations of Kevin Bacon

As it turns out, Kevin Bacon is connected to more than just people – check out how his reach extends to holiday destinations…

 

 

Now, everyone knows that Kevin Bacon, screen legend and star of those EE adverts, is the centre of the Universe. We’re all connected via him. It’s undisputed fact. And if you’ve never played ‘6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ before, then here’s your starter for ten: Connect Bacon to Angelina Jolie in the smallest number of links possible – two people are linked if they’ve acted in a movie together. Go.

Whilst I give you time to mull that over, I want to introduce you to a new version that I invented. ‘6 Holiday Destinations of Kevin Bacon’. Which is basically the same game with a cheeky travel twist. As well as being ludicrously fun to put together – check out The Oracle of Bacon website… that’s your afternoon sorted – it might also give you a few ideas of where to head to on holiday this year if you want backdrops worthy of the big screen.

 

Thailand

Kevin Bacon starred in Picture Perfect (1997) with Jennifer Aniston who starred in He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) with Bradley Cooper who starred in The Hangover Part II (2011) which was filmed in Thailand.

If you follow the über-popular travel blog, Nomadic Matt, you’ll already know that his number one destination of all time is Thailand. Coming from someone who has travelled so extensively, that’s high praise indeed. So why is it that this country should be firmly on your to-do list? In Hollywood terms, the beaches are A-listers. They’re the Tom Cruise of the beach world (without the slightly odd behaviour). And not only is Thailand filled to the brim with knock-out coastlines, it will also satisfy your cultural cravings with Buddhist temples to explore and chaotic markets to lose yourself in. Like your favourite film, it’s a country you’ll want to revisit again and again.

Check out our holidays to Thailand.

 

Tenerife

Kevin Bacon starred in The River Wild (1994) with Meryl Streep who starred in Before and After (1996) with Liam Neeson who starred in Clash of the Titans (2010) which was filmed in Tenerife.

Why does Tenerife prove to be such a box office hit with over 10 million visitors every year? One reason could be the insanely reliable weather. It’s going to be warm and sunny, it’s a given. This means you can stop incessantly checking your iPhone weather app and just enjoy your holiday. Beyond topping up your ‘jealous, much?’ tan by the pool, the experiences on this dramatic island are endless. Scaling the lunar-like landscape surrounding Spain’s tallest peak, Mount Teide, will teleport you into your very own sci-fi movie, or if you want to party with the locals like there’s no tomorrow, then visit during the hedonistic Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which takes place each February. You could say it’s Rio within easy reach.

Check out our holidays to Tenerife.

 

Morocco

Kevin Bacon starred in Beyond All Boundaries (2009) with Tom Hanks who starred in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) with Kim Cattrall who starred in Sex and the City 2 (2010) which was filmed in Morocco.

If Morocco had subtitles, it would feature words such as ‘exotic’, ‘vivid’ and ‘irresistible’. This spicy little number delivers a serious blitz on your senses. Foodies will delight in sampling saffron-infused lamb tagines served with dates and plump couscous, all washed down with a refreshing mint tea. Navigate the tangled alleyways of Marrakech, soaking up the tangy aromas and unfamiliar chatter – it’s a world away from the methodical framework of cities like New York. Just surrender to it. You won’t regret it. Morocco famously moonlighted as Abu Dhabi in SATC 2, but in truth it doesn’t need to play the part of someone else to entice the crowds. It’s a mystical, muddled masterpiece.

Check out our holidays to Morocco.

 

Jamaica

Kevin Bacon starred in Where the Truth Lies (2005) with Colin Firth who starred in Gambit (2012) with Cameron Diaz who starred in Knight and Day (2010) which was filmed in Jamaica.

The 90s cult classic, Cool Runnings – based on Jamaica’s real-life Olympic bobsled team – was recently named the most feel-good film of all time in a LOVEFiLM survey. This is no surprise. Pay a visit to the mellow isle for a lot longer than 90-minutes and you’ll be so blissfully chilled out, you’ll consider opening a beachside bar so you can stay forever. Cocktail aspirations aside, what could be more appealing than ensconcing yourself on a sun lounger, the pages of your book being turned by the warm breeze and the tinkle of steel drums as the soundtrack to your reveries? Forget the small-screen… the only way to experience Jamaica is to go there.

Check out our holidays to Jamaica.

 

Croatia

Kevin Bacon starred in Loverboy (2005) with Sandra Bullock who starred in Welcome to Hollywood (1998) with Nicolas Cage who starred in Season of the Witch (2011) which was filmed in Croatia.

If you want the glamour of the Oscars combined with the charisma of an old black and white movie, then Croatia is your place. It’s a hotspot, undoubtedly, but it still feels like a well-kept secret. Cities like Dubrovnik have clearly made an effort with their lavish appearances, so don’t let your host down by scrimping in the style stakes. Be sure to get your pose on, whether you’re jammy enough to score an invite aboard one of the swanky yachts that cruise the Croatian coastline or if you’re merely lolling away an afternoon in a wine bar in the old town. Croatia is a full-blown love story between antiquity and panache. And you won’t fail to be seduced by its wily charms.

Check out our holidays to Croatia.

 

Egypt

Kevin Bacon starred in Sleepers (1996) with Robert DeNiro who starred in New Year’s Eve (2011) with Josh Duhamel who starred in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) which was filmed in Egypt.

Deserts. Pyramids. Camels. You assume Egypt is about as predictable as a Kate Hudson rom-com, right? Wrong. Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover it has many more strings to its already impressive bow. If you’re enamoured by ancient architecture but want to dodge the Cairo clichés, pay a visit to Cleopatra’s Emerald Mines in Marsa Alam. You’ll feel justly humbled when dates such as ‘3500 BC’ are bandied about. Or if it’s the underwater world that floats your boat, don’t even think about missing out on the coral reefs of Ras Mohammed National Park – they’re teeming with aquatic life straight out of a Disney movie. Your holiday will be in high definition.

Check out our holidays to Egypt.


Hopefully those brief trailers have given you some holiday inspiration. So, enough daydreaming and back to my little quiz… how did you fare on the Kevin Bacon/Angelina Jolie conundrum? One solution would be that Kevin Bacon starred in Sleepers (1996) with Brad Pitt who starred in Mr & Mrs Smith (2005) with La Jolie. Now for the ultimate test… (tentatively) link yourself to the big man. For the record, I once went to a book signing for Jamie Oliver, who was awarded an MBE by the Queen, who appeared in a skit with Daniel Craig, who starred in Casino Royale (2006) with Ludger Pistor (yeah, I have no idea who that is either, just go with it), who appeared in X Men: First Class (2011) with Kevin Bacon. Which in some cultures means we’re best friends.

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32 Responses to “#YourBigDay – Dress Shopping With Jodie”

  1. kt2tk@hotmail.com' Brown

    Hi, my wife is coeliac and we r going to use the lounge with premium seats booking and wonder if there will b anything for her to eat, when we used another lounge they catered for her, so hopefully this will b ok forbhet

    Reply
    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello, Which airport are you travelling from? I’ll be able to see if I can provide you with the direct email for the Lounge to see if they can cater your wife’s needs. ^Daniel

  2. gharmon53@hotmail.com' Mrs Harmon

    Ref 1667568. We have booked a holiday to cancun, and we upgraded our seats to premier class, one of the advantages being we could pre book seats as we wanted to ensure we sat together. When I visited the website to manage our account and book seats according to the flight plan there were no seats available!!!! I contacted our travel company to ask for their assistance. They received a convoluted story about not wanting to release all seats on line ( I would like to know how many were in fact available ) however he did allocate seats that were not together and informed us that we could get them changed at the airport!!!! Silly question, but why would you not allocate seats together, this was a completely pointless exercise. You would be as well cancelling these seats and we will take our chances at the airport.

    Reply
    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello, I have checked your booking reference and can see that there are additional seats available but again these are not in locations which are located next to one another. I can see you have been assigned seats behind one another and are in more desirable locations. You can ask at the check in desk to see if they are able to reallocate your seating but I must add this isn’t guaranteed. ^Daniel

  3. k.p.schoe@hotmail.co.uk' Keighley schofield

    Hi, i have booked a holiday online with thomsons today (1/7/15), however as the payment was going through , it timed out and left me with no booking reference or booking confirmation!
    I have checked with my bank and they have confirmed that the transaction is pending. Could i please have booking confirmation or a refund so i can book the holiday again. Thanks.

    Reply
    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello, If you can email cares@thomson.co.uk with the details of your holiday a member of the team will be able to take a look into this for you. ^Daniel

  4. sharon.tomlinsonst@gmail.com' Sharon Tomlinson

    Hi, we are flying to Thailand in november and have booked premium,i know that the lounge is included but do we need to book a time slot ?

    Reply
    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello Sharon, You will be able to use the lounge when check in opens for your flight on the day. This means you’ll be able to use the lounge 3 hours prior to travel. ^Daniel

  5. gillyw70@hotmail.com' P Clarke

    Booking ref 2111/415126
    The holiday was 26 May to 9 June and I still haven’t received my apd refund of £142, I’ve tried ringing your contact number but it goes on to say the office is closed and hangs up, even when I ring it between 8-5. Please can you advise when I can expect a refund, I was advised in April it would be soon and it’s 1st July today.
    Regards Paul Clarke

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi, I am sorry to hear you’ve not yet received your refund. I have looked at your booking and can see this is pending. I have now raised this and the refund has been actioned. Thank you for your patience. ^Gemma

  6. beachino@hotmail.com' scott geddes

    hi

    we are flyin to Salou with 2 kids on 05/09/2015. are we entitled to child air tax refund?

    Booking reference is 2666/570066, flight reference 4234537

    regards
    scott geddes

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Scott, Looking at your booking I cannot see this has been refunded. I will get this raised with the relevant team. Thank you for your continued patience. ^Gemma

  7. pennydiamond70@googlemail.com' Penny

    Hi I am looking for a contact number to discuss working as a Thomson Gold fly out singer? I’m finding it difficult to find a contact . I do a blondie tribute in the uk.
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    I was on Harry hill stars in their eyes this year so please have a look
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  8. shopaholic.karen@hotmail.co.uk' Karen jones

    To David Burling ceo, dear sir we booked a cruise on 24/1/15, at your broughtonchesterretail park branch paid our deposit with Darren the so called cruise expert checked all the details and the left . We Checked our details on Saturday morning only to find that your employee had made a mistake and printed the wrong dates and times off and your branch manager has admitted it is Thompsons fault so we have lost our cruise and flights as we cannot fly on the dates your employee should have booked we have all the documents so where does that leave us are we to be compensated and also your branch manager said to us would we like to book a cruise for next year you can imagine how upset we are . I wonder if I put all this on social media what your customers about to book with Thompsons would think !! Your branch manager promise to ring us back after contacting head office we are still waiting he had not even been in touch with us please please will you sort out the terrible mistake your company has made we await your response.

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Karen, I am sorry to hear this. Can you please provide me with your booking details so we can look into this and chase with your store. Can you send this through email to cares@thomson.co.uk Thank you. ^Gemma

  9. lynn-nash@hotmail.co.uk' Lynn Nash

    Would it be possible to advise me when the prices and availability of your villa holidays are ready to book for 2016

    Thank you for your help

    Lynn

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Lynn, Unfortunately a date has not been confirmed as of yet. ^Gemma

  10. cutepetal2005@hotmail.co.uk' Melissa bazeley

    Hi here are the complementary drinks as and when you want or is it just when the trolley goes by thanks

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Melissa, The drinks service on long haul economy cabin are complimentary. In the economy cabin there will be the 2 normal drinks/bar service and customers can have soft and alcoholic drinks from this cart. There will also be water services and then passengers can choose between tea, coffee, wine or water with the meal service too. If customers do require another drink aside from the bar services, they can go to the galley and as long as there is a member of staff that is free from doing other duties, they will be able to get another drink. Hope this answers your enquiry. Thank you ^Gemma

  11. jade.johns@live.com' Jade johns

    Hello. Do you do wedding at the blue lagoon princess ? We will be looking to get married September 2016.
    Thank you

    Reply
    • chantelle.sambrook@thomson.co.uk' Chantelle Sambrook

      Hi Jade, Unfortunately we do not offer Weddings at Blue Lagoon Princess. Please feel free to take a look at the gorgeous hotels we offer here – po.st/tavnbR.

  12. nigelsgamble@gmail.com' Nigel Gamble

    I have booked a holiday through you, booking ref, 3002367 departing this Saturday.

    I do not appear to have been refunded the air passenger duty I paid for my son who is aged 10.

    Please can you confirm when this will be done.

    Thank you

    Nigel Gamble

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Nigel, APD refunds are for all bookings that booked before the 08th December. Bookings that were made after this date were already adjusted to reflect the APD amount. ^Gemma

  13. robertstrbrts@aol.com' tracy roberts

    Can you please tell me is the suite princess still going to be adults only in june 2016 had a fantastic holiday there this june but heard a rumor that it might be going to be family hotel instead

    Reply
    • chantelle.sambrook@thomson.co.uk' Chantelle Sambrook

      Hi Tracy, Hotel Suite Princess in Gran Canaria will only remain adult’s-only until April 2016.

  14. tia@tiastreasures.net' Tia

    I am writing on behalf of myself Tia age 10, my Mum Lisa and a group of Friends who are fundraising to raise funds for a specialist wheelchair for a 4 year old local boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a progressive disease with no cure therefore life expectancy is dramatically shortened.

    We will be holding various fundraising events over the next few months therefore we are looking for the support of local businesses who would kindly offer a prize for a Raffle or Tombola.

    We would be very grateful if you could support us in anyway.

    Thank you for taking the time to read.

    Love Tia
    x

    Reply
    • chantelle.sambrook@thomson.co.uk' Chantelle Sambrook

      Hi Tia, I’m sorry to advise, we can’t help with individual requests for support because we’re committed to partnerships with a number of charities through our fundraising programme. We support: Tommy’s, The Family Holiday Association and Born Free Foundation. In addition, Thomson Airways staff nominate a charity local to where they’re based, to help through collections on our flights. Nevertheless, we wish you the best with your fundraising.

  15. GAllen@educ.somerset.gov.uk' Mrs G Allen

    Looking for Christmas holiday in the carribbean , have to be back to work on 4.1.16.
    Ideally leave from Bristol/Exeter from 22.12.15 for 10 nights.

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Mrs Allen, I am sorry but we are unable to provide prices due to fluctuation. Please visit our website http://www.thomson.co.uk for the latest prices and availability. Thank you ^Gemma

  16. freddiewoolland@msn.com' F Woolland

    I’ve just tried to check in for my flight tomorrow with my girlfriend. Flying from Gerona to London. We’ve been told repeatedly over the past hour that check in is not open yet. This is not a drama if we are able to check in at the airport tomorrow at no extra cost and can sit next to each other. Please acknowledge this message as confirmation that we have tried to check in but cannot on account of a faulty system. Thanks.

    Reply
    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi, I am sorry for the delay in our response. Due to the recent incident in Tunisia we were prioritising these. We do hope you are having a wonderful holiday. ^Gemma

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