Category: Holidays

Could you still get away this Christmas?

Many people are dying to get away, it may not even be that you want to go abroad just that you fancy a change of scenery. At the moment, when England is set to come out of lockdown many of us should be able to go and stay away overnight (depending on what tier you are in) but as the rules are changing almost daily it may not be wise to book anything yet unless you can cancel with no fees to pay.

Places such as Butlins are hoping to welcome people back from early December but it is likely tp be a very different experience to what you may have been used to if you have been before.

Why not just book a few days down by the cost where you can go for walks along the beach and curl up and watch a film in the evening? It may be that Scotland and Wales have different rules to the rest of England and therefore you may not be able to visit these countries even if you are allowed to travel.

If you cannot get away this year, then why not start to plan for next year. Although no one knows exactly what the situation will be there is no harm in planning.

Caravan holiday besides the sea

So many of us have missed out on at least one holiday this year and with winter well on the way, it seems that summer has been and gone all too soon.

Although many camp sites have now opened back up, some are operating limited facilities and may even request that you can only stay if you have your own facilities (such as a toilet / shower).

A family break in a caravan can be a great get away for all and is often a little more luxurious than staying in a tent.  A caravan can be a home away from home and is often more practical than staying in a hotel, especially if you have young children. Although the cold weather is on its way, you may still be able to get away during the half term week for a last-minute change of scenery.

Sometimes just a different location is enough to allow you to recharge your batteries even if you are limited as to what you can do when you are there.

If you decide to book a caravan privately then be sure you pay for it in a way which offers you some protection should you find that you have fallen victim to a scam.

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.