Author Archives: Siobhan

What’s the best age to travel?

If you want to go travelling you may wonder when the best time of your life is to go. Many people decide to go travelling straight after school or college and decide to take a year out before starting work or doing a university course. This can be ideal as you may still be living with parents and have very few commitments in terms of financial and also family. If you have missed this slot and in later life want to go travelling then you may have to wait until you have saved enough money to have a year or two out of work, wait until any children you have... Read more

Hotel Safety – How to prepare yourself, and what to watch out for

The recent deaths of John and Susan Cooper, a couple holidaying with Thomas Cook, highlight more than ever the risks in going abroad, and how much we take our British health and safety systems for granted; this hotel had passed its most recent inspection in July with a 96% rating. Whilst the cause of death is yet to be established, it would appear that it is as a result of some issue at the hotel, with other guests having reported symptoms consistent with Legionnaire’s disease and advising of raw or undercooked food. The couple’s daughter, holidaying with them, is adamant that the cause was within the room, however, and that... Read more

Finding places to eat when on holiday abroad

If you are going on holiday abroad and are not going on an all inclusive basis, then you may want to try and find some local places to eat before you go. The last thing you want when you are on holiday is to end up wasting your time and money eating at a place that is awful and worse still if it makes you ill. Have a good look on the internet before you go to check for local places that have reviews. Trip advisor is often a good review site as they often have hundreds of comments from people who have eaten there and sometimes even photos. When... Read more

How to beat boredom when travelling

Travelling to and from a destination can often be boring. You may have to be stuck in a car, on a train or in a plane for a number of hours before reaching your chosen location. Boredom can especially affect children who may not be able to find things to do to pass the time. It may not even be the travelling that bores you but all the waiting around. It may be that your flight is delayed adding a few hours on to the two hours early you need to arrive at the airport anyway, or waiting for transfers to your hotel. If you can then try and make... Read more

What to look out for when booking an all inclusive hotel

If you are looking to go on holiday and thinking of booking an all inclusive hotel, then there are a few things you should be looking out for to try and insure you chose the best place. All inclusive is great for people who don’t want to have to take a lot of spending money with then and be able to eat and drink as and when they please. It is also perfect for people who have children as they will often want drinks and snacks throughout the day which can very quickly add up. As you will have already paid for the food and drink in the price for... Read more

Staying in a hotel for business or leisure

Hotel stays can be through business or leisure and as a business booking you may not get the chance to research and choose your hotel so you may find that your put in a more corporate cheaper style hotel that is fairly basic. As a leisure customer you would generally take the time to compare hotels looking at prices and pictures as well as customer reviews and feedback. Whichever type of customer you are you can expect certain basic things for any hotel stay and if those things aren’t there then you could be within your rights to lodge a complaint. Basic hygiene and cleanliness is a must this means... Read more