Holiday Accommodation

When looking to book accommodation for your holiday there are many factors that may come in to play. Below I have listed a few of them for you to consider before committing to booking any holiday accommodation:


Price – This is normally one of the biggest factors. Quality is often linked to price but not always so you need to do some research in to reviews and pictures of the accommodation to try and get a feel for what you will get for your money. If you are looking to holiday in the UK then camping is often cheaper than staying in a hotel but you may not have as many luxuries as you would in more expensive settings, so this is something to consider.


Location – The location of your accommodation should be thought about in detail. How close are you to the local town, beaches or amusements? Choosing accommodation that is in the middle of nowhere may mean that it is quieter but will mean that you may have to pay for buses or taxi’s to get to your chosen location.

Visiting China – do you have to spend a lot on your accommodation?

When traveling around China it will quickly become apparent that there simply is not enough hours in the day to fit in seeing everything of interest that there is to see, there is just so much!

Therefore it’s important to plan your days out to make the most of the time that you have there, as such you are unlikely to spend a lot of time in your hotel room, other than to sleep so provided the accommodation is clean and comfortable in my opinion there’s not a lot of point in paying over the odds for a room.

Usually when you pay extra it may be to include some of your meals, however it’s worth bearing in mind that if you are out and about sightseeing your unlikely to want to return to your hotel after a couple of hours just to have lunch.

The best place to find a budget hotel that is still clean and comfortable is to have a look around and read plenty of trip advisor reviews before booking.

Visiting Cambodia? The latest travel advice

The current travel advice issued by the government is that generally Cambodia is safe to travel to however as with travel to any foreign country there are a few points to make yourself aware of before your trip to ensure that everything goes smoothly during your stay.

Do not take photographs near any military bases or near any of the airports, this is strictly prohibited and can cause security issues. You should also always check before photographing any people particularly religious figures such as monks.

When visiting any of the beautiful Buddhist temples ensure that you dress appropriately and wear either a long skirt or trousers and a top with sleeves that covers you. It’s advisable to take a large scarf/wrap as well so that you can cover your hair as a sign of respect.

As with traveling anywhere you need to be aware that crime is present here and issues have been raised that when reporting a crime to the police some tourists are being charged a ‘report fee’ this should not ever carry a fee therefore if you are charged for such an event then you can email the British embassy to report this.

Choosing The Best Airline For Your Travel

Whether you are going on a family or a business trip, choosing the best airline comes handy. This is especially important to people who travel often. The number of airlines has doubled making it a daunting task for travellers to choose the best. Due to advertising hype, it is even harder to choose. Most people resolve to use the services of a travel agent to choose the best airline while others take recommendations from friends, workmates or relatives. Either way, you will get the best airline. However, there are times when you do not have the finances to hire a travel agent and no one you know can give you a recommendation. If you are travelling by plane for the first time, you need to do an in-depth research on a number of airlines to understand their services. The introduction of budget airlines made it even harder for people to choose between airlines. The budget airlines cut unnecessary luxuries from the plane such as baggage allowances and foods. Though most people can fly given the cheap travel expenses, it is important to understand that this lack of service impacts on your enjoyment in the plane. Budget airlines are advocated in business travel tips as they cut on costs for regular travellers. Continue reading

Traveling to India – Time to sample the world’s best curries

There are so many stunning things about India and one thing not to be over looked is the food. Often people think that the poor may not be hygienic or may all be too spicy but they really couldn’t be more wrong as India is home to some of the most beautiful curry dishes in the world!
Here’s some to sample during your stay-
Karahi – this is a beautiful dish that’s often served at a medium level of spicyness, it is often lamb or though can be chicken cooked in ginger, garlic, capsicum and peppers with fresh coriander. It smells and tastes divine if you’re after just a little chilli kick.
Pathia – this dish is sweet and sour with no real heat to it (perfect for those with a more delicate pallet) it’s made using mango chutney, garlic, onions and tomato so isn’t too rich but still tasty and is a great alternative to a korma style dish.
Balti Achar – this is quite an unusual dish with quite a deep complex taste cooked using coriander, methi seeds, aniseeds, mustard seeds and bay leaves so is quite hot and peppery. A great dish for those who like it hot!