Author Archives: Siobhan

Hotel breaks in the country

If you’re looking for a country retreat then you may not have as much choice of accommodation as you would if booking in the city. Often in the countryside, you will find a lot of B and B’s and guest houses. Hotels tend to be independent rather than the chain hotels you may find in the city. There are some great deals to be had on accommodation if you know where to look. Often booking well in advance or last minute secures you the best price, and sites such as Hotels.com or Bookings.com will allow you to easily compare prices within an area for the dates you want to go.... Read more

Cheap and cheerful or luxury hotels?

When booking a hotel you need to think about what is important to you. If you just want somewhere to get your head down and have a good night’s sleep then you will probably be looking for somewhere that is cheap but comfortable. If you are looking for a hotel where you will be able to spend time there during the day and possibly eat and drink then you need to pay a bit more attention to reviews and look at what facilities they have to offer. Ideally you want to find a hotel that has a pool, spa and maybe fitness gym or possibly a golf course/ tennis court... Read more

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