11 Aug

Booking your honeymoon

There is nothing better after planning a wedding than being able to go off on an amazing honeymoon. Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful and puts a lot of pressure on a couple, so a honeymoon can be the perfect time to unwind and spend some quality time together that doesn’t involve discussing your guest list.

Planning where to go on your honeymoon will depend on what you want to do and what time of year you want to go. If for example you are planning a winter wedding but want to go on a honeymoon that is going to be hot then you may need to either book a holiday in the Caribbean or delay the honeymoon for a few months until spring time.

There are so many pre made honeymoon holidays you can chose but they do tend to put the prices up a little bit. You may be better just finding a holiday you like and then adding in trips or extras to make it even more special. This is often a cheaper way of getting the holiday you want whilst it still being a little different to a usual holiday.



28 Jul

Family holidays and short breaks

Us Brits have been going to the seaside for as long as we can remember. As soon as the sun comes out when pack the towels, a picnic and the suncream and head of to the nearest seaside resort.  Resorts such as Blackpool, Bournemouth, Barmouth, Margate and Tenby are typical seaside towns that continue to draw thousands of tourists year upon year. As long as there is sand and sea, the tourists will come.

If you are looking for a family holiday for a weekend or week away then you may want to explore one of the companies that specialise in these sorts of UK holidays. Butlins and Pontins are two of the largest family holiday resorts and they are situated all over the UK. They have resorts in beach locations as well as in shore and there’s a wealth of activities for all the family. Minehead Butlins offers a wide range of activities for children and adults of all ages and has a golden sandy beach literally a stone’s throw away from the resort entrance.

You may pay a little more than a standard campsite to stay at one of these resorts but once you are there, you do not have to spend much on entertainment as it is all provided on site. With kids clubs, evening entertainment and soft play / outdoor play areas, there is something for everyone.

You can often chose the standard of your accommodation, meaning if you want a little more luxury you can pay to upgrade to a larger apartment or one with a sea view.


31 May

Booking your summer holiday

When going on holiday and there are certain decision is that you need to made prior to booking.  You need to decide where you want to book your holiday, some people decide to book their holidays through a travel agent where as other people decide to book a holiday themselves online.  Often you may get a better deal by booking your holiday online as you are able to easily compare prices and shop around for the best price.

If you are not concerned about where you want to go, you can search for holidays within your budget.  Be sure to check that the holiday price quoted includes everything that you need it to such as flights, baggage allowance and also transfers to and from the airport.

If you are going to be going on holiday with children, then you may need to check other details of the holiday such as which airport you are flying from and flight times.

Some airports have very little in way of things to do and if you are delayed at all or even if you arrive early for your flight, your children may get very bored with having to hand around. Some airports such as Manchester and Birmingham even have soft play areas.


20 Apr

Taking a dog with you on a camping holiday

It may seem like a nice idea to be able to take your pet with you when you go on a camping holiday but you do have to consider your options carefully before committing to taking them along. Firstly you need to consider how long the journey to and from your destination is going to be and what your dog is like at travelling. If the dog does not feel happy being in the car then it may not be a good idea to take them on an eight hour car journey.

If you are going to a seaside destination then you will need to check if dogs are allowed on the beaches. Some beaches restrict dogs altogether others may restrict dogs at certain times of the years or on parts of the beach.

If you are planning on going out for meals etc whilst on holiday then you need to think what you will do with your dog whilst you are out, it is not advisable to keep them inside the tent nor in a car, so unless you can take them with you, you may find that you are very restricted in what you can do.


31 Mar

Prioritising your holiday expectations

When booking a holiday it is important to prioritise what you want and need on your holiday. Many people have a firm idea of where they want to go on holiday and what they want to do but their budget simply doesn’t allow for it.

When deciding on a holiday write a list down of essentials and nice to have’s, this will allow you to remain focused on the essentials and then looking at the nice to haves after. If you find number of holidays that appear to tick all the essential boxes, then start to work your way through the non essentials to see how many of them each holiday offers you. When making your list consider each item carefully as you may request that the hotel must have an on site restaurant but if you are going self catering and eating out most of the nights then you will probably not need a this to be on your priority list.

Don’t be afraid to take your list in to the travel agents with you and show them, they can often find it very helpful knowing exactly what you are looking for.