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Visit a Christmas market to boost that festive spirit

Posted on November 23, 2021 by Andreas
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If you are struggling to feel Christmassy this year one of the best ways to achieve this is to visit one of the long-awaited for Christmas markets that are happening around the country. Browsing through the beautifully decorated stalls whilst sipping a mulled wine has to be one of the most iconic Christmas activities ever. Once you have settled on the city you are going to visit it is a good idea to arrange an overnight stay in a hotel or guesthouse so that you can visit the market at least twice during your stay. You can then experience the nightlife of the city at the same time and dine in one of the many excellent restaurants that most cities boast. Usually, Christmas markets are extremely busy, so it is important to stay safe and keep your belongings safely stored away in your bag or pockets. For women and men over the body bags are best as you can keep your belongings in front of you at all times. Buying a few Christmas gifts whilst at the market is enjoyable and also... Read More

Take a relaxing city break before Christmas

Posted on October 30, 2021 by Andreas
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If you want a relaxing break away before Christmas a stay in one of the UKs cities may not strike you as the best place to take a chilled out stay but it is possible to achieve the relaxing break you long for whilst also enjoying the benefits of staying in a city location such as lots of shopping outlets and the opportunity to take in an evening show. The majority of cities have many luxurious spa hotels that you can book into with many offering swimming pools alongside the usual spa facilities that we expect such as saunas and steam rooms. If you are interested in beauty and relaxation treatments these can be booked in advance at a time that is convenient to you and couples’ treatments mean that you and your partner can share the relaxing experience at the same time. The accommodation that is available in high class city hotels is usually well-appointed, comfortable, and stylish giving you the option of relaxing in your room after a sightseeing excursion taking advantage of... Read More

Plan that autumn break to the coast now

Posted on September 30, 2021 by Andreas
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Although the majority of holiday makers visit the coast during the spring and summer months it is worth considering a visit during the autumn for a different yet still enjoyable experience. During the autumn the costal towns and beaches are much quieter meaning that you can explore places much more easily and parking is no longer difficult. Some cafés and restaurants stay open through autumn and so there are usually plenty of places to eat out or enjoy a latte and slice of your favourite cake after a brisk walk along the beach. As the sea can be quite wavy at this time of year it is a good opportunity to watch the expert surfers as they surf the crashing waves on their surf boards to everyone’s amazement. A dip in the sea may be something you enjoy but most people find that as the sea is quite cold at this time of the year a wetsuit may be beneficial. Accommodation at the coast during the autumn months will probably be cheaper and more plentiful so look out for special... Read More

Looking after your valuables when travelling

Posted on August 20, 2021 by Andreas
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If you are going on holiday or going travelling then the advice is to take as few valuables with you as possible. If you are going on holiday you will probably want to take some of your valuables with you such as your phone, maybe a laptop or tablet. Also often people like to take their jewellery with them as they may not get the opportunity to dress up and go out for the evening much as home so a holiday is the perfect excuse to get dolled up.  It is important to consider where you are going to store your valuables when travelling.  If you are taking a mobile phone and your wallet / purse you may keep them in a handbag and as long as you keep the bag with you at all times and keep it zipped up, and keep the zip in front of you where you can see it as people often have items taken out of a zipped up bag when it is out of their eye sight.. Thieves tend to target people that are not so careful and storing goods in a rucksack is is not always a good idea as you cannot see... Read More

Staying safe in the heat

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Andreas
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If you are going on holiday this summer then you should be careful when in the sun. Often people think that you only need to wear sun cream when abroad but this isn’t the case at all. The weather can be very hot even in the UK and if you are on the beach then there is often a breeze so you may not even feel how hot it is. Sun burn can be very dangerous and so you need to ensure that you do everything to protect yourself. Always wear sun cream when out in the sun and if you have skin that is prone to burn or children should always wear a higher factor. Factor 50 is usually good for kids but remember to reapply it if they go in the pool or every few hours otherwise. Also ensure that you drink plenty of fluids. Avoid drinking too much alcohol in the heat as it can dehydrate you more. When abroad, it is best to take your own sun cream with you. If you have to buy sun cream when away then be sure to try and get it from a reputable supermarket or chemist as some of the smaller... Read More