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Making changes to your holiday aboard

Posted on March 29, 2018 by Andreas
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If you have booked a holiday aboard then you may have been offered the opportunity to take an out amendments policy which will often allow you to make changes to your holiday up to a week or so before you go. These policies often cost around £25 each person but can save you hundreds in the long run. If you are booking a holiday in the quite distant future then it is strongly advisable that you take this out. You never know what may happen in a year or so and having the flexibility to change your holiday dates may mean you do not lose out on thousands of pounds. If you decide that you need to cancel your holiday it is always worth checking if the money or part of it can be transferred across on to a different holiday at another time. They may even be able to put it on a gift card to allow you to redeem some of the money towards your next holiday. Although your insurance may cover you for some losses of holiday cancelations you usually have to pay an excess and you may not be covered... Read More

Mini winter breaks in the UK

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Andreas
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With winter in full flow, many people are starting to look forward to the summer months when the temperatures warm up and we can expect a few more days of sunshine. If you are wanting to get away for a bit then you don’t have to wait until summer in order to be able to have a nice time. Winter mini breaks in the UK can be great as long as you plan for bad weather. It may be that you want to go away for your birthday, Valentine’s Day or even a honeymoon, the UK has a number of places that are great for families or couples. Stratford upon Avon is a beautiful town that is near Warwickshire and has a number of things you can do. Warwick Castle is only 10 miles away and can be a great day out for all the family. If you are going as just adults then the dungeons are a must on your list but are not suitable for younger children. If you have an interest in history or the Arts then this town has a lot to offer. Stratford upon Avon was the birth place of William Shakespeare and there are... Read More

Choosing a holiday destination

Posted on December 29, 2017 by Andreas
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It can be hard to choose a holiday destination. Whether you are restricted by time – if you only have a week off work then there is no point spending two days travelling two and from your destination – or by budget, picking a place can be a challenge. Firstly, get together with the other people who will be travelling with you and see what they think and what they would like to do. Even young children can have some useful input – if they want to go swimming, for example, then you will know to choose somewhere with a pool. Secondly, look at a map and try to work out how far you can realistically travel. The closer the location, the less time it is likely to take to get there, although places with no direct flights may take substantially longer than you would expect. Travel costs will also likely be cheaper, although this needs to be balanced against the cost of staying in your chosen destination. If all else fails or you have a handful of locations you are struggling to choose... Read More

A holiday to New York

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Andreas
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New York often needs no introduction as it is one of if not the most well-known city in the world. There is something for everyone in New York and a place that you can often imagine yourself never leaving. With its high skyscrapers, buzzing night life and shopping galore, it’s easy to see why thousands of tourists flock here every year. Getting around in New York couldn’t be easier. There is always a black cab just round the corner waiting to take you to your destination but if you want to cut down a little on your travel then the fastest way to get around whilst in New York is by subway. You’ll find a station around every corner, and the city’s grid layout makes navigating the subway system pretty easy. If you like shopping then you will love New York. Whether it be scouring the markets for unusual and unique items, heading off to the famous Bloomingdales on 59th Street, taking a trip to Brookfield Place on the Hudson River waterfront to experience the height of luxury... Read More

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