Emerald Waterways cruise

There’s very little that is more relaxing than cruising along a river.  To make it even more relaxing, do it about a Emerald Waterways Ship.  The cruise takes you from Marseille on the Mediterranean to Lyon.  Explore Arles where Van Gogh lived.  Then move on to Avignon, which is a beautiful medieval city, where Popes…

Where to travel in 2018?

Countries affected by terrorism in recent years are starting to attract travellers once again, according to figures out from Thomas Cook.  Egypt and Turkey saw a drop in traveller numbers over the past few years, but are now experiencing a surge.  Tunisia is once again open to UK travellers this summer and again is proving…

Activity Holidays

Activity holidays take many forms.  The perfect holiday is different for every individual and family.  Some like relaxing on a beach or around a pool.  For others, relaxation means trying new activities or doing something that gives them an adrenaline rush. From something gentle like learning to paint or cook to energetic pursuits, such as…

Top tips for family holidays

Scan your travel details, passports and travel insurance information and email them to yourself.  Pre-book as much as you can before you go to save money and time when you get there. Rental cars are often cheaper if you book in advance, and planning from home means you can use comparison websites online to find…

Travel FAQs

FAQs about travel I’ve picked the most common questions that I get asked.  This is not a comprehensive list! Is my passport valid for travel to Europe/USA/South Korea? Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of the trip for many countries, including those in the European Union and the USA. For South…

Why visit Dubai?

It’s a place full of millionaires, sand and skyscrapers?  Why visit Dubai?  Well, there’s lots more to the city than this!  Yes, the police car fleet may well include a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin and a Ferrari – but not everyone has a car like this.  It has over 1300 skyscrapers, but  so has Hong…

All about ATOL

Everytime you see a holiday advert, you’re encouraged to make sure the holiday is protected by ATOL.   But what is ATOL and how can it help?  The failure of Monarch last year highlighted the importance of having an ATOL protected holiday. ATOL (Air Transport Organiser’s Licence) was first introduced in 1973, when UK holidaymakers were…

What board basis should I choose?

For many people (me definitely), food forms an important part of the holiday!  However when booking, the range of choices can be huge.  Depending on the hotel, you can have everything from room only or self-catering through to all inclusive.  What’s best to choose? To be honest, it depends on so many things.  If you’re…

Incredible Central America

Central America  is a great place to visit – have a read of this article and it becomes one of the coolest places to visit!  Looks breathtakingly beautiful and definitely a place to party.  

5 Things to remember when booking a holiday

January is the time when many people book their summer holiday, everyone’s a bit fed up with the thought of going back to work and the summer seems a long way off.  However booking a holiday seems to bring it closer.  But there are some things to watch out for to make your life easier…

11 reasons to visit Hawaii

Actually do you really need 11 reasons to visit these islands?  They’ve been on my bucket list since the early 70’s since I first saw Hawaii 5-O!  But just in case you do need persuading, have a look at this article I think my favourite reasons for visiting are nature and the incredible sunsets.   I…

Reasons to use a travel agent

With all the online booking sites and DIY packages that everyone can put together themselves, you might ask “Why use a travel agent?”  Obviously, I think using a travel agent is a great idea but let me persuade you!