This year has been a very
difficult time for holiday makers as they have had to cancel, rebook, postpone
and defer their holidays again and again due to the restrictions caused by the
Covid virus so is it safe to book holidays for next year at the moment?
The answer to this question is
perhaps, as no one really knows for sure whether the virus will be sufficiently
under control next year or not. One thing is certain, travel insurance should
be taken out before booking and the fine print of the policy documents needs to
be read to ensure that cancellation or delay due to the virus is covered.
If you feel that a holiday abroad
next year is a must for you and your family then try to look for a holiday
location that has a lower incidence of the virus and one that is welcoming
visitors from the UK. Greece and Turkey are two such places to consider for
next year as they have had fewer cases generally. Expect there to still be
certain restrictions in place next year such as social distancing and mask
wearing in indoor spaces, but hotels and restaurants should be operating
normally albeit with reduced capacity.
world thrown into chaos recently with the Covid outbreak, many people have had
to drastically rethink their holiday plans. Many flights are now resuming allowing
you to travel to certain countries but this is changing daily and countries are
moving on and off the safe list.
be expensive, especially if you have a large family, so you will probably be
looking to save as much money as possible when booking one. Many people use the
internet now to book holidays but there can still be some great deals to be had
in travel agents. Now may be a good time to grab a bargain but there are also
still quite a few ricks that you need to weigh up. If you arrive at the airport
and you or a member of your family has a temperature, even if it is just from a
cold, you will not be allowed to fly. Most travel insurance policies are not
covering Covid if taken out since the outbreak so you may lose out on your
money and your holiday. It may be that when you first go on holiday that
country is classed as safe and so there is no reason to self-isolate upon your
return. This problem that many tourists have encountered recently is that this
information can change within 24 hrs so you may all of a sudden be told you
will need to isolate upon your return. This could cause you to miss work or
your children to miss their return to school.
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.