Accommodation for families with young children or babies

If you have a young family and are looking to book accommodation for a holiday or overnight stay, then you will need to consider the sleeping arrangements. If your child is still in a cot then you will need to make sure that there is going to be one available to you within the accommodation (this may be charged for) or that you take a travel cot with you. Another point to consider is if there is room to have a travel cot up in your room as this can cause a major issue and often parents have found themselves with nowhere to sleep or having to pay to upgrade... Read More »

Leaving reviews for holiday accommodation

Once you have stayed in accommodation you should, where possible leave reviews. Reviews are very important for people to be able to make a judgement on whether or not they wish to stay in said accommodation and can be important feedback for the accommodation owners. When writing a review there are often a number of places you can post it. It may be that you leave a review with the accommodation provider either on their website, in person or in a review book or you can often post reviews on third party websites such as Trip Advisor. You should always be honest and fair in your review and try to... Read More »

Trip to Amsterdam

Though Amsterdam has a bit of a reputation as the number one stag-do destination, with its “coffee” shops and seedy red light district, there is much more to the city than you might think. Known as the “Venice of the north”, being built on a maze of canals, this picturesque city is packed with world class museums, a buzzing nightlife and great architecture. The airport is a short train ride from the city, and once there the best way to get around is by bicycle. Cycling is the most popular form of transport around the city and you will find the road system much more accommodating t cyclists than some... Read More »

Is a cruise holiday right for me?

Cruise holidays are not for everyone, but if you have not been on one and assume that you wouldn’t enjoy it you may be very surprised. I have often heard people say that they don’t think they would enjoy one but have later tried it and now that is all they do. Holiday makers who haven’t yet tried a cruise tell us that popular cruising myths like “I’ll get seasick” and “I’ll feel claustrophobic on the boat” are among the top reasons to why they have not been tempted to book cruise holiday. Cruise holidays are often advertised on the TV and let’s face it, they often look far from... Read More »

Travel safety advice

When traveling abroad you should always consider safety. Unfortunately there are many countries where it can be risky to travel alone and you need to be constantly on your guard when moving from one location to the next. If you need a taxi from the airport to your accommodation, it is advised to book it in advance with a reputable, well known company. Many taxi firms will even let you know who your driver will be and what car they will pick you up in prior to travelling to insure you get picked up by the correct person. If you can travel in pairs or groups then even better, safety... Read More »