Category Archives: Holidays

Booking a holiday in the winter months

If you are looking to go on holiday from October through to March then you will need to send some time researching different countries to see where will offer the best weather for your trip. Trying to find countries to visit in February that will be hot and little rain can be quite hard and you will usually have to opt for somewhere such as the Caribbean. As these destinations are popular with winter holiday goes you will see a huge increase in price for these locations. You can expect to pay about a thousand pounds per person for a February holiday to the Dominican Republic for example. The canary... Read more

Do the benefits of going all inclusive out weight the additional cost?

When looking at the cost of holidays and the options you have, you may be surprised to find that going all inclusive is often not a huge amount more than going self catering. Previously many people thought that going all inclusive was only something for the very wealthy, but you can actually end up sending less money by booking and all inclusive holiday and going self catering and then having to spend a lot of money on food and drink. This is especially true when it comes to families going on holiday. Children often want a lot of drinks and snacks such as ice creams and burgers when on holiday... Read more

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

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