Archive of articles from 2012
Alicante is a fantastic destination for a short getaway in Spain, thanks, in part, to it only being a three-hour flight from the UK. Whether you want to enjoy a few days with the kids, or are young at heart, make sure you visit Terra Mitica.
British workers are putting in plenty of overtime and longer hours in the office, often at the expense of taking the annual leave they are entitled to. This is where a corporate sailing break can prove to be of assistance and help bosses stay in favour.
If you have been asked to be best man for a friend or relative, you'll no doubt feel honoured about being at the top of the list. However, with this job come lots of responsibilities, such as organising the stag weekend and writing a funny speech.
If you enjoy sailing, there is no reason why you can't jet off to a European destination for a short break cruising around the glistening waters of the Mediterranean. Italy is the perfect choice, because there are so many amazing ports to visit here.
Heading away for a family winter sports holiday is an exciting prospect, but you might have concerns about how you'll keep youngsters entertained or get to spend any time with your partner during your getaway. Travelling with another family can relieve some of the stresses and strains associated with these sorts of breaks, as well as help keep little ones busy - read on to find out how.
If you want to take your family away for a short winter sports break, consider making Austria your destination. The nation is renowned for its wide variety of ski resorts, many of which cater for families - keep reading to find out more.
Many people going away for a short winter sports break at this time of year head to skiing resorts with a bustling apres-ski scene, and this is a great way to lift your mood if you've got the winter blues. Lively apres-ski activities can make your holiday all the more enjoyable, and there are some excellent locations for this type of getaway in Europe.
Heading off on a canal boating holiday needn't mean being inactive for a couple of weeks as you navigate the canals and rivers of your chosen destination. If you like to make sport a central theme on your getaways, holidaying by boat is an ideal way to indulge your passion.
If you're planning a short winter sports break in the near future, Andorra is the ideal destination. Situated between France and Spain, the location is relatively close by, meaning you can get stuck into skiing without worrying about jetlag.
A £1.2 million appeal launched by the National Trust to raise the funds needed to acquire a stretch of the White Cliffs of Dover coastline has reached its target in just 133 days.
Bulgaria is growing more attractive as a place to go skiing, but it's perhaps still not as popular among skiers as France or Austria for this type of holiday. There are many reasons why Bulgaria is worth considering for a short ski trip; here are just a few of them.
Short skiing breaks offer a fantastic opportunity for families to spend some time together in a scenic setting, while also getting plenty of exercise. La Plagne in France is a particularly popular resort for family skiing holidays - read on to find out all about it.
Blackpool is a seaside resort that thousands of families flock to every year to enjoy everything it has to offer. Its illuminations and Pleasure Beach are two of the biggest draws for people who come here, including hen parties who want some fun.
Skiing holidays are fantastic fun, whether you plan to go away with a group of friends, on a romantic break or with your family. However, with people increasingly pushed for spare time, Britain is a great alternative to countries further afield.
If you are in need of a break, but only have a few days to spare in order to reenergise, consider a yacht charter in Britain. You don't need to spend a fortnight somewhere exotic in order to sail on the open waters, stopping off at fantastic places.
Even if you enjoy taking part in adventurous activities in your free time, the thought of playing sports in the cold British winter might not hold much appeal. Taking a trip to somewhere that has a pleasant year-round climate, however, means you can enjoy your favourite pastimes in pleasanter conditions. Malta is a particularly great place for activities during the colder months - read on to find out more.
Faro, in southern Portugal is the most popular place to go for a driving holiday this coming half term, car hire website 121carhire.com has revealed.
If you've decided you want to get away from it all and enjoy yourself on the slopes for a few days, booking a last minute ski deal can be a budget-friendly way to do so. Knowing how to get the most for your money, as well as where to look for the best offers, can be tricky - read on for some top tips.
France is a great location for an angling holiday, even if you have just a few days to devote to the pastime. The south of the country is especially good, as it is characterised by hundreds of lakes, canals, rivers and saltwater lochs known as etangs.
If you have very young children, it can sometimes be tricky finding a holiday that caters to the needs of a family, as well as boasting enough activities to keep little ones occupied for hours. One break that will prove perfect is a skiing trip.
From 8-14 October London will be celebrating its unrivalled cocktail culture with a number of cocktail related activities set up around Covent Garden’s Seven Dials area.
There are a host of family Halloween activities happening across England in October. Children will love to get dressed up in their Halloween costumes and visit one of the haunted sites holding spooky activities.
Staying close to the British Isles for your holiday is one way to save money, which is why the Channel Isles are such an enduringly popular option. Home to stunning countryside and historic towns and cities, the archipelago is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.
Going away with kids in tow requires a lot of preparation on the part of mums and dads, even for the shortest of holidays. This is especially the case when you decide to go skiing, as there is also the extra clothing and equipment to think about when packing.
If you're planning a short break by boat, you'll want to ensure the several precious days you spend away from home are as enjoyable as possible. Give some thought to the vessel you'll be living aboard; your home from home should be both functional yet comfortable.