Author: Parker

Ensuring you stay safe when on holiday this summer

Holidays are something that we all look forward to. It may be that you have been saving up for a while or booked your holiday over a year ago, and the time has finally come to jet off.

When people go on holiday they often relax more which can mean they get a bit complacent at times. It is very important to still think carefully about your safety when on holiday and possible even more so than when you are at home, as you may be unfamiliar with your surroundings.   

If you decide to go out for a few drinks or to a club in an evening when on holiday, try and avoid travelling alone. Try and meet up with your friends at the hotel and then all travel together. Be sure that if you do go anywhere on your own, that someone knows where you are going and what time you will be back. Be sure to take a phone with you so you have a way of contacting someone should you need help.

If you have children with you, make sure that they are not out of your sight for a second. There may be many more dangers than they are used to when on holiday, such as, as the sea/swimming pools, traffic or crime.

Why is Fuerteventura the perfect family location?

Fuerteventura is a Spanish Island just off the coast of Africa. It is the perfect setting for a family holiday all year round. With temperatures rarely dropping below 18 degrees, even in the winter months it is relatively pleasant.

There is a wealth of activities to do and sights to see on the island as well as exploring the vast shorelines and blue seas. The island can get a bit breezy so in the evenings you may need a cardi or a light jacket. The cool breeze allows you to spend a little bit longer in the sun without being over whelmed with the heat, but beware that the UV factor is often very high even when its breezy so it’s essential you wear a high factor sun cream.

There is often activities for the children to do at the resort and most have a children’s pool as well as a small play area. Be sure to do your research to find out which resorts have the right facilities for you.

If going with children you may want to go all-inclusive so they can eat and drink when they want to without it costing the earth, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the towns if you do opt for self catering.

Taking your children abroad – what you need to know

If you are wanting to take your children abroad but are separated from their other parent then you may need to get permission to do so. Over the last few years stricter rules and checks have been put in place to protect children and to avoid them being removed from the country without the proper consent. Anyone with responsibility must give consent to take the children aboard even if it is just for a week’s holiday unless there is a court order in place that overrides this.

Often all you need is a letter from the other person or people that have parental consent, giving authority for the trip. This letter needs to be specific to that trip and have details of the trip along with their contact details on. You may also need to take proof of your relationship to the child such as birth or adoption certificates with you to show at the airport.

When booking a holiday it is important to ensure that you have this in place or if not, that you know the process you need to go through with the courts to obtain permission to take the children out of the country.

Leaving a review for a recent holiday you have had

Reviews are very important for people to be able to make a judgement on whether or not they wish to stay in said accommodation and can be important feedback for the accommodation owners.
Once you have stayed in accommodation you should, where possible leave reviews and try and share this with others, perhaps through social media sites.
When writing a review there are often a number of places you can post it. It may be that you leave a review with the accommodation provider either on their website, in person or in a review book or you can often post reviews on third party websites such as Trip Advisor.
You should always be honest and fair in your review and try to leave details of positive or negative feedback. It is equally important to leave feedback for good or bad stays to give a true reflection of the accommodation. If you encountered an issue when staying somewhere, report it first to the owners and allow them time to rectify the issue. If it was dealt with quickly and resolved then be sure to mention this in your review.
Reviews can read make or break a business, especially a small one so be sure to think very carefully about what you are writing and whether it is fair.

Protecting your eyes when on an African Safari trip

A safari trip is an amazing opportunity that you will want to make the most of. In order to have the best experience you need to have the correct clothing and accessories to ensure you are safe, comfortable and can really make memories.  You may instantly think about the clothing yu need to wear to stay safe from the sun, insects and dust (such as long sleeved shirts and trousers) as well as a good pair of walking boots which is essential. But have you thought carefully about protection for your eyes?

Early morning and late afternoon safari activities means that you may be staring into a setting or rising sun during your safari. It is vital that you have a good pair of high quality sunglasses. This will protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays and allow for better vision when on the safari. You do not want to miss out on these fantastic scenes because you haven’t got the right eyewear.

mean is not only important for protection from the sun but also from the dust. You will probably find that the route you take on your safari trip is paved with high-quality. If dust gets into your eyes it can be very uncomfortable, and even more so if you are wearing contact lenses.  The right pair of sunglasses should also protect you from the terrain. There need to wrap around slightly and fit close to your face.