Egypt is the perfect location for a trip to explore the history and culture or for a family break in the sun. With its perfect location, Egypt often has warm weather the majority of the year round with little rainfall. Even in the cooler months of January you can expect temperatures in the high teens. During the summer months temperatures in Hurghada can reach a very warm 30 -40 degrees and inland, places such as Luxor often in the mid-fifties. If you are travelling with children or do not like it too hot then avoid the peak summer months. When there you will see that the majority of the resorts are built to an extremely high standard and cleanliness is of the upmost importance. If you are looking for a resort with a large pool, then you will be spoilt for choice in Egypt. If you fancy heading out for the day then again you will have plenty to choose from. A day trip to Luxor is fascinating and you will often visit the Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings (home to the famous King... Read More
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If you enjoy being pampered or going on a detox then a spa break abroad just might be for you. There’s many places that offer relaxing spa packages whilst having the benefit of a warmer climate and relaxing scenery. Turkey is a fantastic place to go for a spa break as many of the traditionally used techniques in spas now were developed in Turkey originally. Italy is also a really popular destination for a spa break as they have some fantastic hotels that combine great spa facilities and superb food. What’s not to like about that?! If you feel like splashing out on an extremely luxurious spa break then why not go to the playground of the rich and famous, Dubai. Dubai is known to boast the best of the best when it comes to luxury travel and treatment so even if it will cost a pretty penny you could enjoy an opulent relaxing caviar facial and body treatment as well as a gold leaf facial treatment and a massage on the open roof terrace of an 18 story luxury hotel. Not too... Read More
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
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
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