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Winter in Switzerland

Although summer is in full swing, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your winter holiday to ensure you get the best deals. Crisp mountain air, snow sparkling in the sunshine, cosy Alpine villages, welcoming log fires and warming fondues; that’s winter in Switzerland. Winter sports Switzerland is famous for its vast ski areas, exhilarating toboggan runs and fun for all. From the classic resorts ...

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Ultimate New Zealand – escorted touring comes of age

Some of us are old enough to remember those old fashioned charabancs that chugged their way to the coast for days out on sunny weekends – what an adventure they were. Things have, of course, moved on apace in the intervening years and now escorted tour passengers visiting New Zealand can enjoy a totally different experience. Adventure – yes; exploration – yes; comfort – of course; a rattling charabanc – no ...

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How to make the most of a family break in Saunton

Saunton beach shop and beach café Saunton’s Beach has to be one of the finest traditional seaside beach shops in the UK and boasts a fantastic range of beach products and souvenirs. Run by a friendly team of helpful staff, the shop sells your everyday essentials such as sun cream, wetsuits and buckets & spades, as well holiday must-haves, including cheeky postcards, themed gifts and confectionary to tak ...

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What to look for when buying your ideal park home

1) Park location The park location is essential for most people looking to start a brand new lifestyle in a mobile home park. First, you need to decide which area you’d like to live. Some people choose to stay in their local areas whilst others choose to move away from the rush of the big cities or near to relatives. Once you’ve decided on an area, carefully research the park or parks of interest with a par ...

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Where the waters dance in shades of shimmering blue: Angsana Velavaru

Unparalleled crystalline cobalt blue seas, awe-inspiring white sand beaches and an exotic marine ecosystem like no other, the Maldives is an enchanting and exhilarating destination-of-a-lifetime for both travel tastemakers and adventure-seeking families. With over 1,000 unique islands to discover, this island paradise offers a dynamic mix of cultures and a culinary adventure that is nothing short of spectac ...

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Explore Alberta’s prehistoric past

Alberta is known for its awe-inspiring scenery, snow-capped peaks and beautiful mountain towns. Home to the Rockies, this spectacular province is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Canada, with countless outdoor activities and opportunities to spot the best of Canadian wildlife. But did you also know that Alberta has a rich, prehistoric past? Its natural landscape is steeped in history, and has ...

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What to do if your dream holiday turns into a nightmare?

Ever arrived at a hotel to find it isn’t anything like the brochure, or have you fallen ill as a result of dodgy hotel food or pool facilities? Jonathan Haines, dispute resolution expert at QualitySolicitors, explains what you can do if you find yourself in this unfortunate position; “Holidays are not cheap. Some of us save for many years for a 'once in a lifetime' holiday or a special event such as a honey ...

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Costa Brava – the perfect destination for a family villa holiday

Picture this. Fabulous ocean views, natural forested outcrops, terraced hillsides, craggy mountainsides, beautiful panoramas. This has to be the Costa Brava, an idyllic destination for a truly fantastic villa holiday in the sun. Devastatingly beautiful panorama The Costa Brava (the 'wild' or 'rough/rugged Coast') is a scenic coastal region of north-eastern Spain which has the perfect combination of a super ...

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Keeping your toddlers entertained (and safe) around the pool

Having a shimmering pool at your disposal when on holiday is a real advantage. Children, whatever their ages, are just drawn to the cool crystal waters, wanting to jump straight in for a splash even before the cases are unpacked! Hours of splashing around make for some great entertainment, fun, laughter and energy burning exercise. All the shrieking and excitement is fabulous for the pool-savvy swimmer who’ ...

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Discover the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba

Imagine yourself in the middle of nowhere. No buildings, no crowds, no sounds of city life – nothing but the whistling of the wind, a great expanse as far as the eye can see and polar bears roaming by. Standing on the observation deck of the Tundra Buggy Lodge, looking out at the stark landscape is an out of this world experience. The local guides describe the tundra landscape as 'the closest you can get to ...

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How to plan your Orlando theme park holiday

This is not the kind of holiday you can take in a freewheeling, make-it-up-as-you-go-along kind of way. The amount and complexity of attractions make it essential to know what you want to do before you set out, including having, at the least, a rough day-by-day plan while you are there.  1) Buy your attraction tickets in advance You really will save time and money if you have all your theme park tickets bef ...

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