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Summer holiday essentials on a budget

Posted on May 23, 2022 by Andreas
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When planning your summer holiday, it can be tempting to go on a bit of a spending spree, however you really don’t need to spend the earth to get everything you need. Sunglasses are a summer holiday must-have but is it really worth spending lots of money on them? More often than not they end up falling in the sand or getting tossed into the beach bag so could easily end up getting broken. You can pick-up low-cost fashion sunglasses for as little as £3 so why not avoid the stress and just buy a couple of cheap pairs that won’t matter if they get damaged. Sun cream can be expensive particularly if there’s a certain brand that you like to buy. If that’s the case then it’s a good idea to shop around and stock up when it’s on offer to avoid buying it last minute whilst you’re away. Buying pool inflatables whilst away is a temptation that most of us succumb too however it can end up costing a fortune.  Usually pool floats and inflatables are almost three... Read More

How to avoid holdups when travelling on holiday

Posted on March 14, 2022 by Andreas
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The is nothing worse than being stuck in a traffic jam when you are travelling to your holiday destination especially if it is on the motorway and you are unable to find a different route to take. If you are travelling to a holiday destination that you are familiar with you will probably need to use a satellite navigation device fitted in your vehicle, an app on your phone or you will need to plan your route on a map before you go. Most up to date Sat Navs have the facility to reroute drivers if they identify an issue with the route which could be an accident or other incident or just a high volume of traffic. It is important to keep your Sat Nav updated every year so that it recognises new possible routes for you to take and longer periods of road closures. If you are towing a caravan or driving a large campervan the issue of sat navs possibly directing you down unsuitable roads is a real problem. Some caravaners and people driving larger motorhomes rely on maps or purchase a... Read More

Should you have a wedding abroad?

Posted on February 14, 2022 by Andreas
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Getting married is supposed to be an exciting time and should be exactly the day you and your partner want, but there are some points to consider before you decide where you are going to get married. Some people dream of getting married abroad somewhere hot and although this can be a lovely idea, there are most definitely things to consider. Firstly, you need to consider the current situation with regards to travel. It may be that Covid restrictions are lifted a lot more by the time you travel but no one knows exactly what the situation will be later this year or even next year. Regardless of Covid restrictions, some people who you really want to attend your wedding may not be able to come. They may not be able to get the time off work, or they may not be able to afford to come. Although getting married abroad may actually work out cheaper for the happy couple, it is often at the expense of everyone else who may have to pay thousands of pounds to come. You may decide that you... Read More

Winter breaks to Cornwall

Posted on December 26, 2021 by Andreas
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One of the most popular destinations for a holiday in the UK is Cornwall and the reason for this popularity is that the climate is often a few degrees warmer than counties further north so if you are thinking of taking a winter break this year a visit to Cornwall could be a good idea. An out of season holiday may be as enjoyable if not more so as there will be less tourists about and the accommodation is generally cheaper. Parking, which can be a major headache in the summer months is usually plentiful out of season and often much cheaper if not free. A walk on the gorgeous sandy beaches of Cornwall can be enjoyed whatever the season and the impressive waves during winter are incredible. Christmas is an especially lovely time to stay in Cornwall as the numerous cosy inns and hotels are beautifully decorated for the festive season and nothing can be better than coming in from a brisk walk along the beach to a warm glass of mulled wine or a steaming hot chocolate with a warm... Read More

Visit a Christmas market to boost that festive spirit

Posted on November 23, 2021 by Andreas
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If you are struggling to feel Christmassy this year one of the best ways to achieve this is to visit one of the long-awaited for Christmas markets that are happening around the country. Browsing through the beautifully decorated stalls whilst sipping a mulled wine has to be one of the most iconic Christmas activities ever. Once you have settled on the city you are going to visit it is a good idea to arrange an overnight stay in a hotel or guesthouse so that you can visit the market at least twice during your stay. You can then experience the nightlife of the city at the same time and dine in one of the many excellent restaurants that most cities boast. Usually, Christmas markets are extremely busy, so it is important to stay safe and keep your belongings safely stored away in your bag or pockets. For women and men over the body bags are best as you can keep your belongings in front of you at all times. Buying a few Christmas gifts whilst at the market is enjoyable and also... Read More