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Holidays and travel advice

Swansea – the perfect place for a weekend getaway

Posted on April 14, 2020 by Andreas
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With the UK still in lockdown, many of us are really looking forward to a time when we can go away again. This may be abroad or it may simple be a short weekend break in the UK. Swansea, situated on the west coast of Wales is a popular destination for tourists. There is a rather large university in Swansea, which means there is often quite a few students there but this can help to bring the prices of drinks and food down in the area making it a relatively cheap weekend away. If you are looking for something to do on those rainy days then why not go to the LC water park which is the biggest indoor water park in wales and has a number of slides and equipment for children and adults of all ages. There really is something for everyone in Swansea, mountain biking to hiking to hitting the shops for a bit of retail therapy. Prices for a B and B or hotel are average for Wales but you can expect to see the price increase over the holiday period. Swansea is relatively easy to... Read More

Will we be able to go on holiday this year?

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Andreas
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With the current worldwide pandemic, many of us are considering that we are most likely to have our summer holidays cancelled or postponed but for how long, we simply do not know. It seems that for the foreseeable future (at least 12 weeks) travel is going to be a thing of the past unless done for emergencies. All holidays for the next few weeks have already been cancelled and many holiday firms are not allowing bookings before May at the earliest. It may be that there is a sudden boom in holidays during the winter months thing year which may mean destinations that are only hot during the spring summer months such as Greece, Italy and Spain miss out on a huge chunk of revenue. If you do want to ensure you get away this year, it may be worth looking to book something a little more local. There are some beautiful holiday locations within the UK which, especially if the weather is nice, can be perfect for a holiday.  Even if the weather isn’t that great, as long as you... Read More

Holidaying in your local area

Posted on February 11, 2020 by Andreas
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Should you find that you are unable to afford a holiday away either abroad or to the coast in this country there are a wealth of places to visit on your doorstep cutting down drastically on the cost. Often, we discount venues closer to home but there can be many advantages in having lots of days out instead of one long stay away from home. One obvious plus point is that you are staying at home so there is no need to pay for costly accommodation. The price of staying in a hotel or even a caravan in the summer months can be astronomical and that is without taking into consideration the cost of meals. If you research local places to visit by using the internet or looking in the local press you may find discount vouchers which will make your visit even cheaper. Getting together with friends and family could also mean you qualify for group discounts as many places will offer this to groups of ten or more. When it comes to planning meals when you are visiting local attractions it... Read More

Cycling holidays in Europe

Posted on January 16, 2020 by Andreas
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If you are looking for a holiday that is a bit different this year and find cycling enjoyable, then why not combined the two. There are a number of holiday tour operators that specialise in cycling holidays all over the world and you may be surprised to find out that they often don’t work out much more expensive than going away for a week in a nice hotel abroad. Europe has some fantastic cycling holiday opportunities in places such as Austria, Germany and Slovenia. France is also a popular European cycling holiday and many people choose to combine the cycling with wine tasting for the ultimate experience. You don’t have to be an expert either to enjoy a cycling holiday as many of them are tailored to your skills and can also be adapted for children. If you want to try it out why not book a mini cycling break for a few days. This will allow you to get a true feel for what the holiday is going to be like before having to commit to a week or so. Many places offer bike... Read More

Make sure your holiday is protected

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Andreas
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Holidays can be something to really look forward to but they often cost a lot of money especially if you are going abroad. Many of us have to save for months to be able to afford a holiday and it can be scary to think that you could lose any money you have paid towards your holiday should something go wrong. With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook, this has become even more apparent with people having to wait weeks if not months to get their money back. Some people book their holidays a year or so in advance to allow them to spread the cost over monthly payments and you will probably have had to put down a deposit to start with. Others have saved up and wait until they have money in the bank to book the perfect get away for them and their family. This can make losing the money, even more upsetting. When booking a holiday, there is always a risk that the company you book with could go into administration or have to cancel your holiday for another reason. If this happens you... Read More