Leaving familiar soil to explore other destinations is a privilege that not everyone gets. Whether you’ve been planning this trip for years or it was spur of the moment, the hope is that you’ll have a good time. You’ve probably already decided where you’re going to go and what you’ll do when you get there, so all that’s left to do is pack. You’re probably excited to get going, but before you do, make sure you have these things with you. [Read more…]
The eyes of the world will be on Brazil next summer, when the Olympic torch burns above Rio de Janeiro, but our tip for a more off-the-beaten-track experience in South America is Peru. It has been 33 years since there was a direct air link between the UK and Lima, but that will change on May 4, when British Airways starts three-times-a-week flights from Gatwick. Take in foodie Lima as well as the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, before discovering lesser-known sights in northern Peru.
Family vacations are a great way to make memories, but if you ask most any parent, they’ll tell you that they need a vacation to recover from their vacation with the kids in tow. It’s no surprise of course – when you take a child out of their familiar environment, disrupt their normal schedules, offer new or unusual foods, or otherwise, they’re likely to be cranky, tired, and otherwise out of sorts. There will be plenty of fun, but also likely more than a few tantrums. [Read more…]
There are many reasons behind people falling in love with Bali like the down-to-earth lifestyle, exotic weather, spicy food, laidback atmosphere and rich heritage. Once you visit Bali, you will simply love the ample sunlight and the lovely blue skies even when there are densely populated areas due to the absence of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. Nevertheless, there are certain things which give Bali its magical appeal and which attracts some of the best travelers. So, what are the different reasons behind choosing Bali as their favorite destination? Let’s have a look at some of the worthy good reasons. [Read more…]
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 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…]
Asia is on a cruising roll at the moment, with voyages on offer for every budget and sailing style. There’s a rush to visit Burma, both by river boat and ocean cruise, before commercialisation gets too strong a grip, but there are also plenty of new itineraries on offer. In-depth Japan, remote islands of the Philippines, the best dive sites
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Stay in a five-star hotel in Bali, with flights, all for less than £900. That’s what Tropical Sky is offering at the Grand Nikko hotel on Bali’s south coast on certain deals from December to February. Although this is during Bali’s wet season, downpours tend to come in short bursts and temperatures reach about 27C each day. Overlooking the Indian Ocean and right by a sandy beach, the Grand Nikko has tennis courts, a spa and four pools. There are Japanese, Chinese and seafood restaurants.
Details Seven nights’ B&B costs from £879pp until December 25, with return Singapore Airlines flights included; the price between January 6 and February 29 is £889pp (01342 886941,tropicalsky.co.uk) [Read more…]