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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

Winter holidays may see a boom this year

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Andreas
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Many people are disappointed that yet again they may not be able to have their summer holidays abroad but this could mean that there is a boom in winter holidays instead. If you are looking to go abroad in the winter, you are often more limited on the places you can go to if you want it to be hot. You will need to choose a location that is very close to the equator which tend to be hot all year round or somewhere like Australia or parts of America. That is unless you want to go to somewhere cold for skiing or snow boarding for example. There is likely to be a boom in winter holidays so booking early is essential. You do have to bear in mind though that we may well be put under strict restrictions again if the cases surge as they are expected to during the winter months. This could mean that we see local or national lockdowns and travel is yet again suspended. Most holidays companies are offering either money back or the option to move your holiday should it be cancelled due to... Read More

Are you jetting off for some last-minute sun?

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Andreas
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With the UK lockdown restrictions slowly starting to lift, many of us are keen to be able to book a holiday and get away in the sun. There are still only a handful of countries on the green list so you cannot be picky about where you are going. One of the most popular choices is Portugal which has only just been added to the list. Although you can go there on holiday, there are some important points to bear in mind. You will need to pay for a Covid test which needs to be done with 72 hours of your returning flight. You will also need to have another test done once you are back home within two days. You also need to check the rules and regulations in other countries. Spain is said to be looking to welcome back people from the UK in the next week or so but Spain is not currently on the green list so you would have to quarantine upon your return to the UK. The Covid tests cost around £50 each but some places are charging an extortionate amount in excess of three hundred and fifty... Read More