Camping holidays may not be as exciting as they sound

Camping holidays may sound like a lot of fun, getting back to basics and being able to spend a lot of time together without the day to day distractions such as work or the television. Camping can be great but it can also be hard work and not the relaxing holiday that you may of envisaged, this is especially true if you experience a lot of bad weather. Going camping when it is cold, especially with young children can create its own problems and you will often find that this means no one gets enough sleep, lack of sleep often leads to grumpy adults and children and doesn’t work well... Read more

Hotels – you don’t always get what you pay for

If you are looking at booking a hotel for the night, a short break or a holiday for a week or two then you need to do some research to find out where is best to stay. With lots of comparison sites and review sites, it is now ease to compare where to book to get the best price and also to read what other travellers have said about the hotel. You may think by paying more for your hotel you will get a better quality rom and stay but this is not always the case. Many hotels think that they can justify the high prices they charge just by... Read more

Sorting out your holiday paperwork

When you think of holidays the last thing that probably springs to mind is paperwork, but in reality there is always a certain amount that you need to consider often even before booking your break away. If you are planning on going to another country you will need to check what documentation you will need to enter the country such as passports, other ID, Visa and medical insurance. Some countries have very strict regulation of documents required to gain entry and therefore you may jeopardise your whole holiday if you neglect to put these in place. When looking at travel or medical insurance, there is no point leaving medical history... Read more

Pricing up your next holiday abroad

Holidays can be expensive especially if you have a large family, so it is always better to budget to allow yourself time to shop around for the best deal knowing what you have to spend. Although some holidays offer you the opportunity to pay in instalments, most holidays need to be paid in full by six to ten weeks in advance. The cheapest way to go on a holiday abroad is usually self catering but you will need to by all your food and drink when away, therefore will be required to save money for that too. If you do not want to take much spending money with you then... Read more

Last minute things to do before you go on holiday abroad

Going abroad can be quite stressful as there’s lots of things to prepare for and do before you go. Here there is a guide to some essential things to do prior to going on holiday abroad to make things just a little easier on yourself. Ensure that you have enough of any prescription medicine with you to last you your whole trip and keep a copy of a letter from your GP explaining what the medication is for should you need to keep this in your hand luggage. Inform your bank that you will be going abroad even if you don’t plan on using your bank cards, this way they... Read more

Hotel advice for everyone

When booking a hotel you need to consider what you are wanting it for. Obviously you are most likely booking a hotel for somewhere to sleep and to store your belongings whilst on holiday or on a business trip but how much time will you be spending at the hotel? If the hotel is simply a place to get your head down as you will be out most of the day and evening, then I would suggest a budget hotel that has good reviews in terms of noise level and comfort. If you are looking for a place where you can relax, perhaps have a Spa, stay for lunch or... Read more