Choosing the duration of your holiday abroad

If you are looking to book a holiday aboard then you will need to decide on how long to go for. Some people are limited to a week due to work commitments or school holidays but if you have the opportunity to be flexible then you may want to consider going for ten days or even fourteen days. Going away for a week can be great but if you are going to be travelling a lot then you may find that you lose the first day and the last day only leaving you with a very short week to enjoy your destination. If you also then want to do trips... Read more

Looking after your valuables when travelling

A holiday can be a great chance for all the family to get away, and the last thing you want on holiday is problems. When it comes to valuables, the advice is to take as few valuables with you when travelling as possible, but when we go away, there are certain valuables that you may need to take such as your phone, maybe a laptop or tablet. Also often people like to take their jewellery with them; necklaces, watches and rings so they can get dressed up on a night out. When carrying valuables with you when travelling you should consider where you are going to store them. If you... Read more

How to find the best hotel for your money

When looking for a hotel it can be hard to know which one to choose as you are often bombarded which special offers, notices of awards received and a number of mixed reviews? It may be that you are going to be spending quite a bit of money on your holiday and possibly that you have been saving up for some time. You will want to know that the hotel is clean and the food is nice (especially if all inclusive) and that there are the facilities on site that you would like. Firstly have a read through the description in detail and if possible find the same hotel on... Read more

Self-catering holidays – all you need to know

When booking your holiday you may have the option to go self catering or all inclusive. If you are used to going all inclusive then choosing to go self catering may mean you have to plan a little more than you are used to. There are not too many extra things to worry about but you may want to do a bit of research in to the local area to find out places to eat and drink nearby to avoid going places that have a bad rep. You may want to check how close the nearest beach is to the resort to save on travel costs. Some all inclusive locations... Read more

Winter breaks can be as enjoyable as summer breaks

Lots of people think of a holiday as a time to get away in to the sun, lazy by pools or top up a tan on the beach but winter escapes can be just as enjoyable and relaxing. If you have never been away in the winter then you will need to be able to think about what sort of activities you would like to do. It maybe that you would just like a little cottage somewhere where you can just switch off from the rest of the world, somewhere that is surrounded by nice walks and local pubs where you can eat out for dinner. Places such as the... Read more

Don’t be restricted by public transport

Picking a destination to visit can sometimes be restricted by the ease of getting there. For those who don’t drive, public transport can often be a problem. However, with a whole host of apps and services dedicated to planning travel for you, that dream destination may not be quite so difficult. If you have a budget, travelling by bus and train may make more sense than using taxis. A journey of several miles in a taxi could cost £20 or more, while with offers on buses including group tickets, it could be possible to make the same journey for around £5. You can also add bus services to your train... Read more