06 Oct

Holidays on your doorstep

It is often said that we do not fully appreciate our local surroundings choosing instead to travel miles and miles to other locations to spend our leisure time but what about spending time a bit nearer to home and exploring some of the attractions and locations on our doorsteps.

The advantage to keeping it local is that it can be cheaper as often an overnight stay is not necessary although there is nothing wrong with staying in a local hotel or guest house nearby especially if you are planning to dine out and drink during the evening. Local attractions sometimes offer special rates for locals, so it is well worth inquiring about this.

Another advantage to holidaying more locally is that travel time is reduced giving you more time to enjoy the attractions on offer, it may also be possible to visit more than one location in a day. For those who do not relish a long car journey this is a bonus.

It is important to support local businesses now more than ever and so holidaying locally is a good opportunity to do so. By visiting the tourist information website for the area, a whole range of attractions can be found perhaps some that you were not even aware of.

03 Sep

Do you want a bit more than a beach holiday?

For many, holidays seem to of been a lifetime away and for many of us there is still a good amount of time before we can go away again. Although you may not be comfortable about going away yet, that doesn’t mean you cant still plan for when you can.

A beach holiday can be fantastic, it can be enjoyable for all the family and just what you need when you want to relax. You can enjoy a beach type holiday with family and with friends and most beach resorts also have other places to visit during the evening.

For some, a beach holiday isn’t quite enough. They may want to do something a little more thrilling and try something more adventurous. If this is the case for you then why not try combined beach and adventure holiday. Many locations are now offering package holidays that give you the best of both worlds. You can spend some days on the beach but then others exploring national parks, thrilling rides or even going on a safari trip. These types of holidays may end up costing a little more but if you have not been away this year you may have more to spend next year, so why not treat yourself?

10 Aug

What to do with your pets when going on holiday

If you have booked to go camping this year then you may well take your dog with you but if you have other animals then you will need to find alternative care for them. It is important to consider what you are going to do with your pets prior to booking a holiday, especially if it is a last minute deal. It may be that you have relatives, neighbours or friends that can look after them, but if not, you may need to find alternative accommodation.

If you have a dog or cat then you may decide to put them in a pet “hotel” for the duration of your stay. Dog kennels and catteries do not have to be as basic, some places offer the pet a holiday too, treating them to long walks, pampering and luxury bedding. When choosing a place to leave your pet try and find lots of reviews and go and have a look round before you book. Animals can get separation anxiety so it is important to find somewhere that they are going to be loved and well looked after when you are away on holiday.

The prices for putting your pet in a kennel, cattery or hotel varies depending on the facilities they offer, but with all of them your pet must have all their vaccinations up to date.

17 Jul

Going on an adult only holiday

Adults only holidays can be great for people who do not have children or for people who have children but have been able to get away for a few days on their own. Parents should not feel bad about taking a little break away as long as the children are happy to be staying with family or friends.

If you see an adults only holiday advertised, you may think that it is going to be full of young adults that are looking to go on holiday drinking and partying all night, but this is not necessarily the case. Many over 18 resorts stipulate this so there are no young children. They may not be aimed at people who are just over 18. If you are worried about booking this type of holiday, do some research on the web about the resort itself and the local area. You should be able to find out what the nightlife is like and the average age group of people that go.

If you are looking for a clubbing / drink holiday then you may prefer to choose a place that is 18-30 as this often does involve these sorts of activities.

Over 30’s holidays tend to be more about relaxing, eating out at beautiful restaurants and taverns but that does not mean that you cannot go and hit the town if you want to.

13 Jun

Short weekend trips

So many of us have already missed out on holidays we had booked for this year, it is important to try and get away once it is possible, even if it is only for a few days. We all need to get away from our day to day life and spend a bit of time relaxing and doing something that we really enjoy. Weekend breaks are perfect as they can often be fitted in around work or school if you have children that you are taking with you. Camping for the weekend can be very cheap and a great mini break. You can pick the kids up from school on a Friday and be setting up camp later on that evening

If you fancy a bit of luxury then you may decide to opt for a mini spa break away or a swanky hotel in one of the big cites. You can then decide if you want to do some shopping, hit the bars or find a nice restaurant to have an evening meal. Most cities have a variety of activities and places you can visit that will certainly fill up a weekend. If you want something a little more laid back then you could opt for a countryside retreat.