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A holiday to Egypt

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Andreas
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If you are looking for a holiday but want something a little different to your usual beach holiday, then why not take a trip to Egypt. Egypt is situated between Africa and the Middle East and is famous for its history. Whilst in Egypt you can expect to see some magnificent sights such as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids and the Sphinx. If you venture over to Luxor you can wonder round the many open tombs that are on display including the tomb of probably the most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Egypt’s weather is generally quite warm all year round with temperatures of 24 degrees expected in January to February rising to an average of 37 degrees in July. Egypt has two seasons, a mild winter and a hot summer. The winter months run from November through to April and the summer months from May through to October. During the cooler months in winter the temperatures tend to be quite a bit lower in the evenings and can become quite chilly. A trip to Egypt will not... Read More

Worried about your holiday plans?

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Andreas
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With the tragic news of late on the devastation the hurricane has caused throughout the Caribbean and now in to Florida, it is no wonder many people are panicking about their holidays and wondering if it is safe to travel. Although incidents like this are rare, they do seem to be happening more and more and often there is no telling exactly where and when they will hit, or how much serious the incident is going to be. If you have recently booked a holiday to the Caribbean, then it is advisable to check with your tour operator as to their advice about travel. It may be that the area you are going to have not been affected but you will still need to consider that there may still be a level of disruption as many people have found themselves without power or even homes to go back to. It is always worth taking out a good insurance policy when booking any holiday but you do need to check what you are covered for. Some companies will not cover you for the cancellation of your holiday due to... Read More

Ever fancied a golfing holiday?

Posted on August 07, 2017 by Andreas
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Many people in the UK play golf, men and women, so it makes sense to include this hobbies when deciding on a holiday. Golfing holidays are becoming increasingly popular all over the world. Many friends, couples and families are choosing to take off on a golf holiday where they can relax, unwind and take in the scenery whilst also getting time to get involved in a sport they enjoy. There are some of the common golfing holidays such as a trip to the Algrave or to the Tenerife that can often be picked up reasonably cheaply or if you are looking for something a little more exclusive, then why not try Morocco. You can easily get a direct flight from many parts of the UK to Morocco and with the added bonus of the all year round sunshine, it is of no surprise that golfing holidays in Morocco have soared over the past few years. Marrakech is undoubtedly the most popular Golf destination in Morocco but there are many more that are waiting to be explored. If you are after a golfing holiday that... Read More

Taking your family on a holiday exploring different cultures

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Andreas
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For many people a holiday is a time to relax just lying on a beach or lazing by the pool but for some of us, we want to do a little more. You can often travel thousands of miles to another part of the world, and you might want to explore all that the location has to offer. Especially if you do not get to have this type of holiday often. You can learn a lot about a culture of a particular country or group of people from studying historical places, sampling the local traditional dishes and mixing with the local people. Some may say that it is a bit of a waste to go all that way away from home and not get involved in exploring your surroundings but for others this may not be what they want from a holiday. Spending time with the local people and seeing how they live their day to day life will allow you to get a true insight in to how they live, you may find that they can be extremely helpful and will advise you of areas to avoid and places that might be nice to visit for dinner or for a... Read More

Booking a trip abroad well in advance

Posted on May 08, 2017 by Andreas
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There are many advantages to booking a holiday abroad in advance. Often you can pick up a bargain if you book early with many holiday companies giving people discounts for not only booking last minute but for booking in advance. Many of us need a holiday to give us time to relax and re charge our batteries, if you are able to book a holiday in advance, it means you can have something to look forward to and to keep you going when times get hard. You may be given the option to spread the cost of a holiday over 12 months or so. This can make holidays a lot more affordable to many people and mean that they do not have to use credit cards or take out loans to afford to pay for them. Paying for a holiday this way may mean you hardly notice the amount every month. When booking a holiday in advance you do need to consider what you would do if your circumstances changed or if you could not go on the holiday any more. You need to have adequate holiday insurance to cover this and check that the... Read More