Category: Holiday Activities

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.

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.

Multi activity family holidays

Holidays are often when families get closest to each other. With usual day to day life, it is easy to become absorbed with our own little worlds, whether that be your job, your school life or usual routines and it is often the case that families start to drift apart.

When on holiday you usually spend all of your time together and start to make memories of activities or days out that will last a life time.  There are some fantastic companies out there who also realise the importance of a family holiday, but especially for families that may not just want to go and sit round a pool or laze on a beach. For families that are looking for a bit more of an active getaway, there are often a number of activities to choose from that will be suitable for all the family to participate in.

Many of these types of tour agents will arrange a number of these types of holidays to run throughout the usual summer holidays. This means there is often a large number of other families with children on the same holiday as you. This allows the children to make friends and get to spend some time with people of their own age whilst the parents can also do the same.

 

Booking day trips when abroad

If you are going abroad this year and thinking of booking a few days trips then you may be tempted to book directly with your tour operator. Although this may be the most risk-free way of booking and you will be able to sort out all the arrangements prior to going, it is certainly not the cheapest and may mean that you do not get such a personal experience as booking with a local company. If you are adamant that you want luxury, everything to go to schedule and to know that your trip is booked with ahead of time, then you will probably be best to book directly with the tour operator. If you don’t mind things maybe being a little more relaxed and are happy to be transported in smaller vehicles with a local tour guide then why not shop around for a company that is in the area. These types of companies often know the areas better, know where to go for the best viewing and may even be able to throw in a few extras free of charge.

You can still book trips with third-party tour companies prior to travel allowing you to pay on a credit card giving you that little bit more reassurance that you are covered should they not turn up etc.

 

Stratford upon Avon for a family mini break

Stratford upon Avon is a town situated in the West Midlands in the county of Warwickshire. It is famous for its medieval history and was home to the famous play writer, William Shakespeare. It is the perfect place for a mini break with family or friends and has a number of interesting places to visit.

If you fancy taking a step back in time, why not visit the places around the town linked to William Shakespeare such as the house he was born in or his wife, Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

Not far away from Stratford upon Avon is Warwick where you can find the fascinating Warwick castle. The castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and is now open to the public to explore. There is a number of things to do inside the castle and outside and if visiting without young children, the dungeons are a must. Even if the weather isn’t great, there is still plenty to do inside the castle, with walkthroughs and exhibits in a number of rooms. Warwick castle is lee than 10 miles away from Stratford upon Avon and there are often buses that run to and from the two towns.