Category Archives: Holidays

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

Camping holidays in the UK

The UK has some camping spots that are amazing and often not well known about. Some of these camping place some of which have fantastic facilities on site and a wealth of entertainment for all the family. Some people think that they will not enjoy a camping holidays as they like their luxuries and do not like the idea of “sluming it”. Don’t get me wrong, there can be times when it is pouring of rain and you are stuck in a tent getting a little fed up with the surroundings, but often with camping it is all about the preparation and even the wet rainy days can be enjoyed... Read more