in a touring caravan is very popular in the United Kingdom not only in the
summer months but throughout the year as some caravan sites are open all year
holiday is to be enjoyable there are some essential preparations that need to
your caravan needs to be checked to make sure it is roadworthy. It may not have
been moved for a few months, so the tyres need to be checked to make sure they
are properly inflated and that they have sufficient tread on them.
the heating and water systems should be checked and flushed through with a
sterilising solution to ensure that the water pipes are clean and germ free.
The gas and electric supplies need to be inspected and tested for any safety
problems and any smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested as per
and electrical connections on the caravan hitch should be inspected and all the
exterior lighting such as brake lights, indicators etc. need to be tried to
make sure they are all working correctly.
checks are carried out before each journey with your caravan, a problem free
holiday is more likely.
honeymoon can be an exciting time. You will have had your big day and now be
looking forward to jetting off in to the sun for a week or two with your new
husband or wife. When panning your honeymoon there are a few decisions you will
need to make prior to starting your search. Firstly you need to know what time
of year you want to go, are you going to go straight after your wedding or
leave it a few weeks? Then you need to work out what budget you have to spend
on the holiday. If you have a low budget then you may wish to wait and book a
last minute holiday often saving hundreds of pounds and allowing you to go
somewhere you may have thought was out of your budget.
If you have
children then you will need to decide if you are going to take them with ou or
if you are going to have someone look after the children for you. If you are
not going to take them then you will need to check that you can arrange a
friend or family member to have them whilst you are away.
would love to take their children abroad on holiday but often this is not
possible as the cost is too high, but there are ways to find low cost holidays
that everyone can enjoy.
Prices are hiked
up during the school holiday periods which will mean you either end up having
to pay more or risk getting a fine if you take your children out of school
during term time.
that you get plenty of quotes from different holiday brokers or direct with
companies often you can find the same holiday for over £200 less than on another
website, allowing you to make g a huge saving by just doing a few searches.
When you find a holiday that you like, be sure to read all the information
regarding what is included in the price quotes. It may be that the transfers to
and from the airport and not included along with hold luggage. Once you have
added all this in, it can often bump the price of the holiday up quite a bit. This
is why is it very important to ensure you are comparing like for like when looking
at price comparisons.
whether in a car on a train or on a plane can be a little boring especially for
younger children who may not be used to spending long periods of time having to
stay in their seats. You may find that what was supposed to be a quickish
journey turns in to an extremely long one due to delays that are out of your
are a great way to keep children entertained whilst often also entertaining the
adults in the car too. There are many travel games that can be played to pass
the time such as Eye Spy. This game has been around for years and the beauty of
it is you don’t need anything to play it.
if you have
younger children that cannot spell yet you could play it with colours instead
of the letter it begins with.
like “who am I” are great, where you think of an animal or a character (if you
want to make it a little harder) and the other members of the family have to
ask questions to find out who or what you might be. The person who guesses
correctly wins a point. Often when playing travel games children will be so
wrapped up in the game they will forget about the journey and you won’t hear
the dreaded words “are we there yet?”
last few days a huge number of people have been affected by the collapse of
Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook is a tour operator and airline that has been running
since 2007 after integrating with another travel company.
Cook no longer in action, many holiday makers who were abroad with them at the
time of collapse are desperately trying to get home. It is said that currently
60% of travellers are still stuck abroad many of whom say they are getting
package holidays booked through Thomas Cook are ATOL protected meaning you will
not lose any money and they will ensure you get home, but if you have a holiday
booked for the next few weeks, you may not get your money back in time to book
very little that can be done to prevent this type of rare occurrence happening,
but taking out a good quality travel insurance package at the time of booking
may come in handy.
all flight and hotel details before you travel and try and prepare for a
situation where you may be delayed getting home should something like this
happen to you.
In the UK
love a good beach holiday. Often, as soon as we see we are in for a warm few
days, we pack up the car and head over to the nearest seaside resort, whether
it be for the day or a short break.
Resorts such as Blackpool, Newquay, Barmouth, and Weston Super Mare are
typical seaside towns that continue to draw thousands of tourists year upon
year. As long as there is sun, sand and sea, the tourists will come.
If you are
looking for a family holiday for a weekend or week away then you may decide to
book a hotel or go camping in or near one of these seaside towns. If you fancy
something that offers a lot of onsite entertainment come rain or shine, then
you may opt for somewhere such as Butlins or Pontins. These are two of the
largest family holiday resorts and they are situated all over the UK. They have
resorts in beach locations as well as in shore and there’s plenty of activities
for all the family. Minehead Butlins offers a wide range of activities for
children and adults of all ages and has a golden sandy beach literally a
stone’s throw away from the resort entrance.
of holidays often cost a bit more than staying in a caravan on a camp site but
you will find that you spend less when there as most activities are included in
the price you pay.