Holidays can be something to really look forward to but they often cost a lot of money especially if you are going abroad. Many of us have to save for months to be able to afford a holiday and it can be scary to think that you could lose any money you have paid towards your holiday should something go wrong. With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook, this has become even more apparent with people having to wait weeks if not months to get their money back. Some people book their holidays a year or so in advance to allow them to spread the cost over monthly payments and you will probably have had to put down a deposit to start with. Others have saved up and wait until they have money in the bank to book the perfect get away for them and their family. This can make losing the money, even more upsetting. When booking a holiday, there is always a risk that the company you book with could go into administration or have to cancel your holiday for another reason. If this happens you... Read More
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Holidays can be a very exciting time and if you love shopping then why not combined the two? There are a number of places all over the world that are great for shopping trips from designer outlets to local made gifts and clothing. Whether you are looking for a city break in New York or Paris or a beach holiday in the South of France, you can be sure to find time for a spot of shopping. If you don’t fancy going abroad then a weekend in London is idea for those who want to hit the shops. There is such a variety of shops that there is something to meet all tastes and budgets. New York is one of the most populated and talked about cities in the world and is high on the priority list for those wanting to shop. New York offers one of the most amazing shopping experiences you will ever find. Take a walk down 5th Avenue and you will find many mainstream retailers with some luxury designers such as Louis Vuitton and Armani lining the streets. There is nothing better than... Read More
Holidays are great for getting away from day to day life and having a chance to catch up with your loved ones. If you have children then you will know that although it can be fun it is sometimes exhausting to plan. You need to consider things in greater detail than if you were going just as a couple such as planning in refreshment / toilet stops, checking that the campsite or hotel is child friendly and has plenty for them to do and organising some sort of activity to keep them entertained on the journey. Some families choose to holiday with other friends or family members to make the whole experience more enjoyable for all. Hiring a lodge or house for a week between two families can be a fantastic experience and can bring the cost down for everyone. The children can then play together and trips out are normally easy to manage with more adults around. In the evenings once the children are in bed the adults can unwind with a glass of wine and some much need adult conversation. This... Read More
If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a few nights with your loved one, there are many holidays and trips on offer that you can choose from. If you are looking for a long weekend away then you will not want to travel too far so you have plenty of time at your chosen location to enjoy your time together. It may be that your trip is limited by budget in which case last minute deals may be your best option. If you have a particular place in mind that has fond memories for you then you may want to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Some hotels offer package breaks which may include access to a spa, meals and drinks or days out allowing you to save money and plan your entire trip. These packages will often costs less than if you had to pay for each of the items individually and also mean that you do not have to worry about saving up to take a lot of spending money with you. If you find a good price for a holiday or hotel online through a third... Read More
With the summer holidays only a week away many parents are busy booking last minute getaways. If you are planning on staying in the UK for your family holiday then you may be tempted to wait until you can see what the weather forecast is before booking but this may mean you struggle to book the place you want to. Some booking companies allow you to book in advance and cancel up to the day before arrival without incurring a charge. This is usually in hotels or B and B’s. This will allow you to secure a place but give you the option of cancelling if the weather looks like it is going to be bad. Even if you wait until you can see the forecast for the week ahead there is no guarantees that it will stay as predicted. Very often the weather forecast changes and what may have looked like a beautiful sunny week can end up very mixed. Ideally try and book somewhere which has plenty of activities to do come rain or shine. Sometimes just getting away is all you need regardless of the... Read More