There was a
time that touring caravan holidays were regarded as the choice of retired
people and were sometimes scorned by the general population. Comedians would
often joke about getting behind a row of caravans on the roads and caravaners
stopping by the roadside to enjoy a cup of tea but in recent times caravanning
seem to be seeing a resurgence as many people see the benefits of having your
own belongings and some home comforts around you whilst being able to visit
lots of different locations.
With the cost
of holiday accommodation rising significantly in recent times owning a touring
caravan has become more attractive. It is quite possible to have to pay in
excess of a thousand pounds to stay in a static caravan by the coast in the
summer months meaning that for many families this is not affordable. Staying in
an apartment or other self-catering accommodation can be even more costly so
this may be why caravanning has become more popular.
advantages of staying on a caravan site with a family are great as there is the
freedom to explore the site and its surroundings. Many sites have play areas
for children, and some have swimming pools, clubhouses with entertainment and
For many of
us the opportunity to get away from the busy lives we lead for a short while is
an attractive proposition and can leave us feeling refreshed and energised.
Some people may think of a retreat as being a religious experience one where
there are strict rules and regulations to adhere to but this is not the case as
a retreat experience is often concerned with wellness and mindfulness and is a
chance to recentre ones thoughts.
of the type of retreat you choose depends upon the experience you want to have.
Some offer the chance to learn a new skill or embark on a weight loss programme
whilst others simply give you the opportunity to do nothing for a few days. Many
spa retreats give you the option of choosing treatments which can help with
relaxation and sleep whilst also giving you the opportunity to exercise in
their gyms and swimming pools.
some companies that offer retreats based on food, that is they design a meal
plan for you during your stay that they say will improve digestion and
wellbeing. They have nutritionists available to discuss your particular needs
and to advise you on any dietary changes you need to make.
travel and holidays cancelled for the foreseeable future, many of us are already
starting to plan our next getaway even if it cannot happen until next year.
There is so much uncertainly about at present that no one really knows when we
will be able to go away again, but there is no harm in planning. It has been
said that it may cost a lot more to go aboard in the short term following the lifting
of lock down as the airlines and hotels will still have to adhere to social
distancing so only be able to have a fraction of the amount of people on a plane
compared to previous.
romantic getaway can be just what a couple needs especially after having been
stuck in the house for months on end. Depending on how long you want to go away
for and how much money you want to spend will help you narrow down the
are a great way to explore, enjoy night life and know that you have little
travelling to do once there. They often offer a variety of accommodation to
suit most budgets and have a wealth of activities to do. It may be the short
flights do not see a massive hike in price so a city break to Italy, France or
Spain may be perfect.
If you fancy
a spot of shopping and a beach holiday then you may want to head to Barcelona
which really does have it all.
have fond memories of going on holiday as a family when they were younger. It didn’t
really matter where you went or even if the weather wasn’t great, it was just
great to be altogether doing something that you enjoyed. Lots of children love
just having a change of scenery and being able to spend time with their parents
doing fun activities. These activities don’t have to cost a lot, it can be simple
things like building sand castles on the beach or going for a walk in the
be expensive and therefore many people can only afford to go once a year or
every other year, but you don’t have to put off going away because you only
have a small budget. You can still have a great holiday on a tight budget if
you are willing to go back to basics a bit. A ten pitch can cost as little as
£5 per night in the UK. This will be on a very basic site but if you are only
planning on being in the tent for sleeping you do not need to worry much about
the entertainment on site and facilities. Do some research on the local area as
you may be able to find a number of free places to visit such as parks and museums.
With many of
us in the UK being told not to travel unless it is necessary, holidays are
being cancelled left, right and centre. Most of these holidays are being
refunded by the travel companies although some people may need to make a claim
off their holiday insurance to get their money back. Over the last few weeks
the situation with the outbreak has worsened and we are seeing and increase in
the number of people who have gone on holiday and are now finding themselves on
lock down in their hotel rooms.
It may be
that you were not going to be travelling abroad, but had a holiday booked in
this country. You may still want to try and go but the truth is you may still
find that you are massively affected by this and what should have been a
relaxing time away with a loved one or with your family turns in to a time of
worry and concern.
Many of the
UK holiday destinations such as Centre Parcs have already decided to close
their doors for the foreseeable future and it is looking like many others will
sports such as skiing, snowboarding and sledging are often additional extras on
our holiday travel insurance policies rather than being included as standard
cover. The costs involved if you have an accident when on this type of holiday
can be exorbitant as you may need to be rescued by helicopter if you injury
yourself in an area that is inaccessible to vehicles, you may not be able to
return on your scheduled flight, need to stay additional nights at your hotel
and have to pay medical costs therefore it is definitely worthwhile purchasing
additional cover which is not usually too expensive.
print of your policy will need to be examined to check which specific winter
sports activities are covered and whether there are any conditions for example
some policies state that skiing off-piste will only be covered if you are
accompanied by a guide or only recommended routes are allowed.
If you are a
frequent traveller an annual multi-trip policy is advised as this usually works
out cheaper and is more convenient.
As with most
holiday travel insurance policies any pre-existing medical conditions must be
declared, or the insurance could be invalid which would result in a huge cost