We’ve always had our core biking community, and with the emergence of gadgets and devices aimed to make camping a more comfortable experience, travelling around the UK on a big bike for the summer break is a very attractive proposition. The modern tent can be folded into a pocket sized bag, and with a set of panniers, you have more than enough storage space, and if you have never considered taking a bike tour of the Lake District or the Norfolk Broads, here are a few things to bear in mind.
When you’ve got older children, or those of the teenage variety, it can be a real challenge to find something to keep you all interested and having a great time away. Why not try something completely different? Here are a few ideas to fire up your imagination. [Read more…]
Packing for a cold winter trip may seem like a daunting task because the tendency is for us to bring most of our warm clothes, for fear of being cold in a strange place. [Read more…]
Britons are the most travelled people in the world, according to research. A study published today found that 84 per cent of people from the UK regularly venture abroad — almost three- quarters more than in the US.
The Bаrbаrіаnѕ wеrе реорlе from central аnd nоrthеrn Eurоре. Unfоrtunаtеlу ‘bаrbаrіаn’ is a bіаѕеd tеrm. In thе 5th сеnturу thеу іnvаdеd thе already dесlіnіng Roman Emріrе аnd eventually carved іt uр bеtwееn thеm. ‘The bаrbаrіаnѕ’ never іntеndеd tо dеѕtrоу thе Rоmаn Empire, thеу wanted to ѕhаrе іn іtѕ wеаlth but іt wаѕ dесlіnіng аnуwау аnd it soon brоkе dоwn altogether. [Read more…]
If you are buying a new ski jacket this winter, there are many things to consider. As you will be wearing it in extreme weather, you want to be as protected as possible while still being comfortable. Before you invest in a ski jacket, it is worth figuring out some of the technical jargon and being certain that it will meet all of your needs. We have explored a few misconceptions to help you choose the right ski jacket for the season. [Read more…]
With hot tub holidays now firmly established as a “thing” – people go on holidays to essentially soak in the hot tub all weekend – there are some essentials you’ll need to remember to take along with you so that you don’t come away from it having had a half-measure experience of what a hot tub holiday is, only to write it off as just another one of those passing fads. If you’re going to be going on a hot tub holiday, you might as well do it properly!
I actually found this really helpful article which I (cheekily) derived a lot of these tips from. If you’re embarking on a hot tub holiday, I’d definitely recommend taking a look. There’s all sorts of useful information:
Outdoor Hot Tub Holiday Essentials
If you’re driving to the venue where you’ll be enjoying your outdoor hot tub holiday, you’re in luck because you can recreate your home environment by packing in some of the bigger items which make a hot tub experience that much better. Pack in a barbeque grill for instance so that some food can be kept warm within reach of the hot tub. That way, anybody who is feeling a bit hungry can grab a bite without having to get out into what will be a cold surrounding environment either way, whether it’s full on winter or it’s not yet as cold as it can get.
For some outdoor entertainment which makes for a recreation of some entertainment you’d otherwise pair with a hot tub that was located indoors, a mini projector will do, but it has to be powerful enough to project pictures that are bright enough to be visible outdoors. That mini projector would then inevitably go with something like an inflatable outdoor projection screen, otherwise, you may not be fortunate enough to have the outdoor hot tub you’ll be soaking in located close to a plainly coloured wall on which to project the entertainment you might want to engage in while soaking it up.
Indoor Hot Tub Holiday Essentials
All indoor hot tub essentials perhaps apply to outdoor hot tubs as well, except maybe for a special ice bucket to keep your beverage of choice chilled in. Hot tubs used in indoor environments tend to raise the ambient temperature of the air as well and other surfaces the hot tub is in contact with, so you don’t want to have your wine or champagne warming up a bit too quickly while you’re still enjoying the first glass.
Otherwise, you’ll perhaps also need to bring a non-slip mat to avoid any potential accidents for anyone getting in and out of the hot tub, if one isn’t supplied of course.
Winter bathrobes are required as well, perhaps even more so for those outdoor hot tubs which are enjoyed during the cold winter months. It can get rather uncomfortable during that period when you’re exiting the hot tub and you can’t quite reach for your towel fast enough.
An appropriate bathing suit is perhaps also a requisite to fully enjoy one’s hot tub experience (or not if you’re into that sort of thing). However, this is the perfect excuse to wear the smallest bathing suit you have because the idea really is to have the water make contact with as much of your skin as possible.
Long-haul travel with kids is madness. That, at least, is the verdict of most parents. Cornwall is popular for a reason: it is near. Singapore, at almost 7,000 miles from the UK, is perhaps one of the last places most young families would consider spending a week’s holiday. But with friends who live there insisting it was a perfect family holiday destination, I set off with my five-year-old and a spirit of defiance.
Ibіzа Holidays dеlіvеr numеrоuѕ vіbrаnt clubbing rеѕоrtѕ аѕ wеll аѕ family orientated rеѕоrt hоtеlѕ where thе nіghtlіfе wіll be a lot mоrе rеlаxеd. There сеrtаіnlу wіll bе ѕоmеthіng for everyone, but іf you аrе аn аll nіght раrtу animal уоu have соmе tо thе right рlасе. Ibiza features some оf the largest and fіnеѕt nіght сlubѕ іn thе wоrld, famous fоr аttrасtіng thе wеаlthу and well knоwn, thе young and cool, thе stunning and thе bizarre. [Read more…]
The great thing about travel is that it’s a great opportunity to relax and recuperate, stepping away from the work life even for a week is enough to recharge your body even if you spend your time out and about exploring new places. [Read more…]