Category: Holidays

How to find a great holiday deal

Holidays are something that many of us are dreaming about at the moment after so many have been cancelled over the last few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With some countries now allowing tourists from Britain to visit and many camping sites / hotels starting to reopen across the UK, holidays are finally starting to be booked again. But you must be quick, as places are filling up fast. Some people have decided that their holiday abroad will have to wait this year as even though they may be able to go, they may not feel happy to travel that far at the moment and so instead will look to stay a little closer to home.

When looking for a holiday you often may be driven by the cost as to where and when you chose to go. There are many websites that you can join that offer holidays that have been cut by 50% or more. These sites usually offer a limited time frame in which to buy the holiday and also a limited number of spaces. It is very important to fully understand what is include in the price of any holiday as if it appears very cheap it may be that things you may assume are included such as luggage allowance, are not.

Luxury accommodation when on a safari holiday

If you are looking for a different type of holiday this year and want it to be adventurous as well as luxury, then you should consider booking a safari holiday to South Africa. There are a number of safari companies in South Africa which offer different types of experiences. It may be that you don’t want your whole holiday to be about a safari, but rather just a day or two, in which case you may decide to take a day trip to one of the national parks. If you want to theme your entire holiday to be themed around the safari, then you may want to stay in one of the many luxury on site lodges where you will be thoroughly looked after in between the safari trips.  During the day, you can travel and experience the wonderful surroundings that safari locations have to offer and then look forward to an amazing meal in a beautiful lodge in the evening.

There is a real mix of accommodation, but even the tent accommodation is definitely more glamping than camping. The safari tents combined luxury with the great outdoors and can make for an amazing experience.

Can a camping holiday be relaxing?

Going camping for your main holiday of the year may not be your first choice if you want a relaxing break but for some it is their only choice so how can you make a camping holiday with the family as relaxing as possible?

Planning is the key to ensuring your holiday is as restful as possible. If you have children on holiday with you then it is a good idea to take plenty of games and other activities with you to keep them occupied throughout the day giving you time to read a good book or sit in the sun for an hour. Young children will obviously need adult intervention at times but if you are on holiday with another adult taking turns to play with the children is a good plan.

When you are packing food stuffs to take away with you try to take as much convenience food with you as possible to cut down on the amount of cooking you will need to do or buy take away food if it is available. Washing up is sometimes tricky when camping so to cut down on this use disposable plates and cutlery for some meals.

A camping holiday can be a time to sit back and relax if you really want it to be so give it a go.

How about a weekend trip to Paris?

Although many of us are holding fire on our holiday plans at the moment, hopefully in the not too distant future we can start to book up again and look forward to jetting off into the sun.

It may be that to start with people want to stay a little bit more local and hopefully people appreciate some of the amazing sights they have around them.

Paris is a city that has welcomed tourists for many years, but over the last decade or so seems to have lost some of its attraction.

The beauty of Paris is that it is only a short trip away from the UK but once there you will feel like you are the other side of the world. Paris is well known for being a popular destination amongst couples looking for a romantic getaway, but it also has a lot to offer for families and groups of friends.

As with any city there are parts that are beautiful and parts that are not so great but there is certainly plenty to so and see that will ensure you are not disappointed. Some of the top sights to see include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and the Arc De Triomphe.

Paris, a good start to a touring holiday in France

When you are trying to decide where to holiday in France you really are spoilt for choice. Each area or department has its own cultural and climatic differences and so whether you enjoy relaxing on a beach in the south of France or skiing in the north there is something for everyone.

One solution to the problem of deciding which area to visit is to go on a touring holiday around France. Ideally a three-week holiday will give you enough time to sample most of what France has to offer.

An excellent place to begin your tour is a visit to the capital city, Paris. There are many marvellous places to stay in Paris such as the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal which boasts elegant rooms and suites.

Whilst in Paris you will be able to visit the well-known landmarks of the Louvre, Notre Dame and of course the Eiffel tower. No visit to Paris would be complete without a boat trip on the Seine. You can buy a hop on hop off ticket which enables you to see the sights without having to travel through Paris by car or public transport.

When the sightseeing is done there is nothing better than sitting at one of the street cafes with your coffee watching the world go by.