23 Aug

Bargain holiday getaways 2019-2020

If you are looking for a cheap getaway for 2019 or even 2020 then now is the time to start looking. Many travel agents are already starting to promote summer holidays for next year, allowing you to place a small deposit and spread the cost of the holiday out over the next 8-9 months. If you are still looking to get away this year, then there is still a great opportunity to pick up an amazing deal. Booking in advance can have many advantages such as securing a good price, allowing you to pay for the holiday monthly and being able to have a wide selection of resorts to choose from but as things can often change in a year, it is important to ensure that you have some sort of cancelation cover that will allow you to recoup some if not all of the costs should you need to cancel.   

You can also get great deals by booking last minute but you do need to consider if you have a valid passport if you have travel insurance in place or can get it and if you have got time to save money or already have money for spending. When booking last minute don’t be pressured into booking something without giving yourself time to really read through the small print and to find out if the holiday is right for you.

19 Jul

Getting ready for a camping holiday

If you are going on holiday this summer and are going to be staying in a tent or a caravan, then you may need to start packing a little bit earlier than if you were going to be staying in a hotel or on a bed and breakfast. This is because often you need to take a lot more with you such as bedding and towels. If you are going to be towing your own caravan, then try and get it packed up as much as you can in the week or so before you go. This will allow you to enjoy more of your time when on holiday rather than having to unpack and find a place for everything.

When going on a self-catering holiday, you will often find that food is your biggest expense. Buying food from onsite shops is often not the cheapest way to fill your fridge, instead look for a local large supermarket where you can get the majority of your supplies from. You may have many items already in your cupboard at home that you can take with you to cook, rather than having to do whole shop when you are away.  

The more money you can save on food the more you can spend on fun activities or treats or even put it towards saving for your nest holiday. Even taking items from home such as sauces, squash and washing up liquid will save you having to buy them again.

23 Jun

A holiday to Corralejo in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands and is situated in the Atlantic Ocean 100km off the north coast of Africa. It is a very popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world and especially those from Britton.

There are a number of resorts which you can chose from when staying in Fuerteventura. Corralejo is a resort at the north of Fuerteventura. It has a wealth of things to do from basking on the white golden sandy beaches, walking through the miles of sand dunes and shopping in the near by town. It is filled with designer shops, market stores and plenty of eateries and bars.

The weather in Fuerteventura is quite consistent all year round with temperatures ranging between 18 to 26 degrees all year round. The hottest temperatures are usually from June through to September making it a perfect all year round destination.

If you fancy a spot of water sports such as snorkelling, kite surfing or surfing then you will not be disappointed with this location. The weather although hot, can be quite windy so you may need a jacket when venturing out in the evenings. The cool breeze can be a welcome relieve from the hot sun in the height of summer.  

20 Mar

Accommodation when going on holiday or a short break

Accommodation can make or break a holiday. If you chose the wrong accommodation you may find that it has a knock on effect on the whole of your holiday and that you simply do not enjoy it. You need to think carefully about what it is you want from your accommodation before booking and ensure you read plenty of reviews. If you are just wanting a place to get your head down after a night out with friends or family then the cost of the room and location (how close it is to where you are going out) will probably be of high priority. If on the other hand you are wanting to go somewhere that you can relax in the bar, enjoy the surroundings or spend time in a spa then the facilities will probably be one of the main things to look out for.

Choosing whether to stay in a hotel or B and B is also another option you may need to consider. Many B and B’s have a policy where you have to be in by a certain time before the doors are locked, this is especially true if the B and B is also someone’s home. If you are not planning on returning until late at night or early hours of the morning, a hotel with a 24 hour reception may be better.

26 Feb

An adventure at Go Ape

If you are wanting to do some adventure activities when on holiday, why not try Go Ape. There are a number of Go Ape centres all over the UK and they offer a wide range of activities in several of their forest locations. They have over 30 courses available and there is something for all the family to enjoy so its not just for adults. This is great as it means you can take part as a family. It is also good for businesses looking for team building and bonding activities. The activities they offer include Segway, Zip wires, and Tree top climbing for all abilities.

Go Ape can also cater for parties such as kids birthday parties or stag / hen do’s. They also offer group/ individual bookings and packages for schools or businesses.

If you have younger children and you want to build their confidence then enrolling them in a junior tree top adventure might be just the thing. You can take part with them or just spectate if they are within the guidelines regarding weight/height and age.

There is currently 33 Go Ape sites across the UK and this number continues to grow, meaning there is probably one quite close to where you live or where you are planning on going on holiday.