How to get cheap flights

When booking a holiday, the flights can really bump up the price. Often when you look at the breakdown you can find that the flights costs a similar amount to the accommodation. This is why it often does not cost much more to go for 10 or 14 days as opposed to 7.

To try and save money on flights you need to be able to be a bit flexible. Some flights are much cheaper at certain times in the day or certain days in the week. When searching for your flights, tick the box that states you can be flexible up to 7 days and see what comes up. If you are booking quite far in advance then you can often scroll through the months to see the cheapest flights available in that time period.

Another way to save money on flights is by flying from a different airport. Some of the airports will offer more or less the same flight for hundreds of pounds less! Checking these two simple things can really help slash the price of the holiday and possibly allow you to go for longer. Flights prices change every day so it is important to keep checking if you want to get the best price.

 

 

Don’t be scared to try new foods when on holiday

When staying in a foreign country you may want to try some of the local cuisine or delicacies but worry about what is in it, how it has been prepared and if it will make you ill. It would be a real shame to go to another country and not be able to sample some of the local cuisine and is perfect for those really wanting to explore new cultures and find out more about the local people and food on offer.

Making sure that you buy food from a reputable place is essential. Always ask your tour operator or local people of good places to eat. You may be able to find reviews online for a lot of the cafes and restaurants which will give you a good idea of what the food is like. Unhygienic kitchens and food that has not been stored or cooked correctly is the main cause of food poisoning. By choosing to eat at a reputable place, you should be able to avoid this happening to you.  It may be that some food that is perfectly fine for the locals to eat as they are used to it but it may end up making you have a tummy upset and nausea.

 

A holiday to Thailand

If you are looking to book a holiday and don’t mind trying something new then why not make your next excursion a trip to Thailand. Thailand has some amazing sites to offer and a fantastic culture that can be seen on the streets. The capital of Thailand is Bangkok. Bangkok is a huge city that has a population of over eight million people. Bangkok is renowned for its restaurants and nightlife and is said to be one of the best places in the world for a night out.

If history and architecture is more your thing, then you will not be disappointed. There are a wealth of Buddhist temples all over the city which welcome visitors to come and have a look around. You will be blown away by the work and craftsmanship that have gone in to the temples and wonder at the exquisite decorations that can be found all over the city.

If you are not scared to try something new, then you may want to head over to the street market to pick up some local cuisine. Chinatown is probably the best place for street food and it is known as the birthplace of street food in Thailand.

 

 

The sun is always shining somewhere

Winter can be a depressing time of year – with grey and miserable skies and the days quickly becoming so short that you’re lucky to see daylight if you work a 9 to 5 job, it can be hard to maintain a sunny disposition without any sun… but remember, the sun is still there – you just need to find it!

It’s a well-known fact that the Southern Hemisphere enjoys the start of summer as winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, and vice versa. However, flying around the world takes a long time and funding such a trip can be costly. If you can’t justify the expense or persuade your boss to give you a month off work, then maybe look for somewhere closer to home. For example, come November and December, destinations like Tenerife, Madeira, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are still benefitting from warm weather. Daylight hours are still a little short for some places, but the nights are also relatively mild so you needn’t dwell on it too much.

Get saving your pennies and outrun the rain this winter. You can look forward to sharing summery snaps on social media while your friends compare photos of snow and wind-damaged fences!

Trips when on holiday

Many of us go away on holiday to relax and it is often something that we all look forward to. It can be that break away from day to day life of work and home routines, but many people enjoy different sorts of holidays and what one person may find relaxing another person may find boring. People have different views on what makes a great holiday, with some people wanting nothing more than to laze around a swimming pool or topping up their tan on a beach to others looking for something a little more exhilarating such as a skiing trip or hike up a mountain.

If you want to go on a relaxing holiday but also explore a little and do something exciting, then do some research on trips that run local to where you are staying. Your holiday rep will be able to advise you on some but if you know which ones you want to do before going, you can shop around for the best deal. Not only will you be able to find out useful information such as opening times, prices and things to do whilst there but also to see if you can get a better deal if you book in advance or are able to find a voucher code online.

Taking your pet dog on holiday

As the cost of putting your pet dog in kennels for your annual holiday rises, many people are considering taking their dogs with them.

If you are holidaying in the United Kingdom with your dog your main concerns are going to be whether the accommodation is suitable and whether there is going to be a place to safely leave your dog if you are eating out as most restaurants have a policy where only assistance dogs are allowed.

However, if you want to take your dog abroad, forward planning is essential.

Taking a dog abroad has become easier more recently with the pet travel scheme.

This scheme is designed so that diseases such as rabies can be prevented from spreading to other countries. If your pet is not registered under the scheme, it may have to spend four months in quarantine, which would be stressful for both the animal and owner.

To be eligible for the scheme, a dog must be fitted with a microchip and have been vaccinated against rabies at least twenty-one days previously. A vet can issue a pet passport to prove that the vaccinations have been given.

It is important to remember that different countries have different rules so always check before booking your holiday.