Holidays can be expensive especially if you have a large family, so it is always better to budget to allow yourself time to shop around for the best deal knowing what you must spend. Although some holidays offer you the opportunity to pay in instalments, most holidays need to be paid in full by six to ten weeks in advance. The cheapest way to go on a holiday abroad is usually self-catering but you will need to by all your food and drink when away, therefore will be required to save money for that too. If you do not want to take much spending money with you then why not try to make your own breakfast and lunch in your hotel room either to eat there or take with you to the beach etc. Many people spend a lot of money on alcohol, again buying drink to keep in your room will allow you to have one or two before you go out, saving you money. If you are renting a villa, it may be that there is a BBQ on site that you can use. This can be a great way to have a cheap night and still... Read More
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If you want to enjoy a romantic city getaway with your partner but can’t afford to fly to a far off destination have no fear because there are plenty of beautiful cities to explore right on your doorstep here in the UK. Some people think that a break in London or one of the other larger cities is going to give them the romantic vibe that they are looking for but visiting one of the smaller cities will probably be more likely to provide the atmosphere they desire. Visiting one of the UK’s coastal cities such as Liverpool in Merseyside or Plymouth in Devon means that as well as the vibrant nightlife that a city break provides you can also enjoy the beaches and harbour areas. The accommodation on offer to someone wanting a romantic break away is varied and ranges from quaint pubs that may have a rich history of visits by highwaymen in days gone by to luxurious spa hotels offering treatments and facilities to pamper and relax you. Superb in house dining in these hotels means... Read More
Many of us are looking at cheaper ways to take the family away on holiday this year as the cost of an annual holiday has become out of reach for some and the present regulations following the pandemic has meant that some families are having to watch the pennies. Camping has always been regarded as a cheaper alternative when planning a holiday, however it can turn out to be costly if the site you choose has a lot of facilities on offer such as clubs, restaurants and swimming pools. It is wise to think about your family’s needs when booking a site for example will you use the swimming pool if your family prefer to visit the beach every day? If you have young children that go to bed early is a club with live entertainment essential to your stay? If you choose a site with good basic facilities such as a clean modern toilet and shower block and a play area for the children big savings can be made. The site location can make a huge difference to the cost of a camping pitch. A camp... Read More
Cornwall is by far the most popular choice for a beach loving holidaymaker as the climate there is usually a few degrees higher than elsewhere in the UK and the amount of sun hours are usually more too. One of the favourite places to visit in Cornwall is a resort on the north coast called St Ives. Originally known as a fishing village, the town has grown over the years and is now renown for being the home to a talented artist community. The many galleries and high-end shops make it a haven for the discerning holidaymaker. During the summer months St Ives gets incredibly busy as families flock to the beautiful sandy beaches and filled the quaint cobbled streets however if you can take your holiday out of the main season you will find it a more pleasurable experience and have a wider choice of accommodation and dining options. It is said that St Ives has its own climate, and this appears to be true as often the weather in spring and autumn can be equally as pleasant as in the... Read More
When lockdown is finally over and we are able to go on holiday again, it may be that many of us decide to holiday a little more locally this year and stay in the UK. Not only will this be less stressful for a lot of people but it may also help build the economy if we spend money in our own country rather than going abroad. Scotland is the perfect choice for a holiday. There really are some very beautiful places to stay in Scotland and it can cater for all types of trips. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing stay, then the Lochs are magnificent. There is so much to see and do that you will not get bored. Scotland doesn’t often have the really hot weather, so if you are looking for a beach holiday then it may not be the place to go, but if you enjoy the outdoors and love walking it’s the perfect place for you. Loch Ness is located in the Scottish Highlands and is 36.3km in length and 2.7km in width. It is very popular mostly due to the story of the Loch Ness monster... Read More