Tips for travelling solo

Travel writer Julia Hammond has been travelling solo for three decades. Here, she shares her top tips. Solo travel is a fast-growing trend. According to ABTA, one in nine holidaymakers has travelled alone in the last 12 months. Hotel booking sites and Airbnb have reported a large increase in solo travel too, and cruise companies have […]

How to plan a trip the grandchildren will love

Spending time with your grandchildren in this day and age can be tough at times. With the rise of social media and the advancements in technology in general, it can be hard to spark their interest and hold their attention for long before they’re drawn back to their phone screens.  But that doesn’t mean you […]

How to explore a city like a local

Going on a holiday should be fun and hassle-free! Our tips will help you navigate your next destination like a local, explore it’s most unique places, and find the spots that are not included in the travel guides. Every holiday destination has its obvious “must-see” spots and famous places. However, there is always more to […]

Top tips for going to the beach

There’s still some time this year to visit European beaches, and now that the children are going back to school, the beaches will be a bit quieter and the flights will be a bit cheaper! Here’s how to get the best out of your beach holiday. Find the best beach It’s well worth asking the […]

Travel tips: Travel light, travel smart!

Today, many people travel light, taking only a cabin bag. With good planning, you can have all you need for a great holiday, without the hassle of a large unwieldy suitcase! Advantages of only taking a cabin bag The biggest advantage is cost: all the ‘no frills’ airlines charge for the privilege of taking a […]

Cruises: Making the most of a day in port

A day in port makes for a pleasant change to the regular shipboard routine. Crowds of passengers disembark and pile into coaches for excursions to some or other top attraction. But with only five or six hours available, how do you squeeze in as much as possible without things getting hectic? Researching and planning the […]

Tips to smoothly navigate the airport

The airport: a long strip of asphalt connected to a huge metal shed full of armed police officers, screaming children, and overzealous security staff! A place where nobody will bat an eyelid if you have a pint with your breakfast fry up! It’s the place where your holiday begins, so why not make the most […]