Japan is an amazing destination to visit, but as a typically time-poor family sometimes you want someone else to make all of the arrangements. In addition, the benefit of being escorted by a guide means that you don’t have to spend a lot of time learning how the system in Japan works (which can sometimes … Read more
What is the measure of a great holiday? Is it the amazing attractions you have seen, that feeling of enjoyment, of exploring, having a great time and feeling relaxed ? How often have you been on a trip where the things you remember are how you were tired, the arguments you had and how sore your feet were? I … Read more
Picture the perfect Sydney beach moment. Swimming with your children in the crystal clear water in the gentle surf on a glorious 27 degree mid-Autumn day during the school holidays. Let your mind stretch to also see a long stretch of golden beach with only a few other people around. And a caravan and camping holiday … Read more
In Australia there are a large number of people who become ‘Grey Nomads’ when they retire, which is euphemism for people with grey hair who buy a 4WD and a caravan (a ‘rig’) who then head off to explore Australia over an extended period of time. By contrast some younger people also undertake this iconic … Read more
Standing in the lengthy summer queue to catch the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower was mindlessly boring. Standing under the hot sweaty sun and being assailed by illegal street vendors, touts and thieves was not my idea of a good holiday.
The lengthy tedium inspired fond recollections of the at-odds pleasure we had experienced only a few days ago on the London Eye where we had enjoyed walking straight onto our own private pod by choosing to visit just prior to sunset. The stark difference in experiences reaffirmed that avoiding peak times was well worth it.
The breaking news hit me with a bang. With only one month to go until our meticulously planned trip to New Zealand a major earthquake had struck Christchurch causing significant damage.
You have been planning and booking your dream trip and suddenly your life or your destination situation changes. You need to either cancel your trip outright or make major changes. How can you make the changes or cancellations with confidence?
You know the feeling. You are booked to depart in the next couple of weeks and you have that nagging feeling that you have forgotten to do something. Here is your essential checklist to ensure you are ready to depart on your dream holiday.
I am starting to think about possibilities for our next family holiday. Is it better to save up for a longer time for one big trip or to take more frequent smaller trips?
We invest so much time and money into planning and then going on a fantastic vacation, but what do we do once the holiday is over? Here are four ways to help keep the travel memories alive.