11 Mar

Disney World Florida – perfect location for a holiday

Although a holiday may not be top of your priority list at the moment with the recent outbreaks of the virus going around the world, it doesn’t mean you cannot plan for the future.

Disney World in Florida is the perfect location for a family holiday. It is a must for those Disney loving kids and big kids but due to the cost of it, it may be something that you can only do once. As it is in Florida, you not only have to consider the cost of the park and accommodation but also the flights that can cost thousands of pounds. The flight times for the UK to America are also very long, so you may need to plan in advance what you are going to do to keep little ones entertained.

When you arrive at Disney World you will not be disappointed, there is so much to see and do (it really seems a magical place) that you really need at least a few days there. Your children will be mesmerised with the beautiful princess castle, favourite real-life characters and thrilling rides that Disney World has to offer.

Be sure to look out for vouchers and special discounted trips as you really can save a fortune. If you want something a little closer to home then you could opt for Disneyland Paris, which is more scaled down Disney theme park.

19 May

Holidays in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is a Spanish island located within the Canaries. It is a very popular holiday destination for holiday makers all over the world. It is just over a 4 hour flight from the Midlands in England. The hottest days are often in the months of July, August and September but all year round the temperatures are fairly warm. If you want to go and hit the beach or do a spot of sun bathing by the pool then May to June will usually allow for a few days of this.

This island tends to be popular with people of all ages and so is suited to friends and couples as well as families. There are a number of towns in Fuerteventura all of which offer something that makes them worth a visit.  

Most of the people who work in the resorts and tourist areas speak English as well as other languages so there is not normally a language barrier.

This island is packed with beautiful golden beaches and clear seas making for the idyllic holiday setting.

You can often pick up an all-inclusive holiday for two for one week in June for about £500-£600 per person. This makes it an affordable option for those on a tight budget.

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.

 

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.

 

29 Nov

Saving money on overseas trips

If you are planning an overseas trip, then take some time to consider your options and book wisely. Those of us who take the time to shop around and do some research often end up with the best deals.

With the pound so week at the moment, everything we want or need to buy abroad will be costly, so below are a few hints and tips to help you save on everything from flights to purchases in local shops when on holiday.

If you need to use a credit card when abroad, be sure to check how much you will be charged. Many companies add a 3% fee on top of the exchange rate when you use your card abroad and this can all add up very quickly. There are a few cards out there that don’t do this but you need to make sure you apply for one in time and always try to pay it off in full so not to incur further charges.

You may be surprised to know but some airlines actually work together to sell spaces on the other airlines planes. Often you may find exactly the same seat being sold by the airline the flight is one and also a competitor, the competitor may actually be able to sell the seat for less, allowing you to save.