Sailing in the Med: perfect for a short break


The isles around Naples are good for sailing

There are times when you just need to get away from all the stresses and strains of daily life, which is when short breaks can be a godsend. Obviously, if you’ve only got a few days, you don’t want to travel far, which is why the Med is a wonderful choice.

Sun and shops on a short break in Mallorca

Tips for a weekend shopping break in Mallorca

Finding a weekend break destination that combines sun, sand and shopping might sound too good to be true - but it's more realistic than you'd expect. The Spanish island of Mallorca offers all these things, taking just a two-hour flight to reach.

Great short break ideas

See more in less time with a short break

Short breaks may not give you as much time to relax and explore as a normal holiday, but that doesn't mean you can't still see and do a lot. The secret to a successful short break lies in choosing the right kind of trip - and we're going to offer you some tips.

Treat yourself to a romantic trip to Varenna

A romantic getaway to Varenna

Italy is a firm favourite when it comes to romantic breaks, and with its great food, beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather, it's not exactly hard to see why. We think it's a good idea to find a quiet village to enjoy with your partner - and Varenna fits the bill perfectly.

Thermal spa breaks from Wellbeing Escapes

Top 4 wellbeing escapes to keep you warm this winter

If you want to getaway this winter, but still want to stay toasty and warm and can’t afford a break to an exotic island, then here are some top places to go from Wellbeing Escapes.

Cornwall is the most popular place for UK break

80 percent of Brits now take an annual UK break

Ask someone where they’ve holidayed in the last three years and they will probably say ‘in the UK’ according to a new study, which suggests the staycation is now a firm favourite for British families, with 80 percent now taking an annual UK break.

Cruises make perfect mini breaks

Mini break ideas: cruise

Planning a mini break can be really exciting - especially if you feel like some time away from your 9 to 5 is well overdue. Often, though, the tendency is to stick to the same old formula instead of trying something new - but that can mean you miss out on some great things.

Spend Christmas and New Year in Monte Carlo

Celebrate New Year in style in Monte Carlo

The New Year is a brilliant time to go away for a short break - this way, you can really feel like you're getting a great start to 2014. One of our favourite destinations for this kind of getaway is glitzy Monte Carlo, Monaco's tourist hotspot.

How can a spa break boost your wellbeing?

How can a spa break boost your wellbeing?

In the modern world it's an unfortunate fact that our wellbeing often gets left by the wayside. Spa breaks are a great start, allowing you to unwind in a safe, secure and luxurious environment. You can also indulge in treatments that target specific problem areas for you.

A weekend away on Andalucia's beaches

Choosing a short getaway doesn't limit you to a quick city break in the UK, so why not turn your thoughts to sunnier climes? Andalucia in Spain is an ideal candidate, particularly as it has an impressive 800 km of coastline that's complemented by beautiful weather.

Why pick an all inclusive hotel for a mini break?

Mini breaks are fantastic - they give you a chance to spend some quality time with your partner or family and take a break from the real world, while they don't necessitate you taking many days off work. All inclusive hotels are perfect - read on to find out why.

Tenerife: perfect for a Christmas mini break

Not everyone wants to have a white Christmas - for some people the thought of the festive period in sunshine and warmth is much more appealing. If you’re thinking of escaping the UK for a short break at Christmas, consider Tenerife as an option.

Great things to do in Devon with the kids

How to make the most of a short family trip to Devon

Devon is an excellent choice for a short family break, being home to a wealth of family-friendly attractions. With our guide, you can find out which of these are most worth visiting, and so also how to get the absolute maximum from your time here.

Treat yourself to a mini cruise

Cruises: a short break with a difference

If you only have a few nights to spare for your next holiday, it's likely you'll opt for a city break or a few days in a cosy B&B. However, there are ways to do something a little bit different - even when time is limited. You could, for example, go on a short cruise.

Which spa treatment should you get?

Spa treatment guide: which is right for you?

Before you go on your spa break identify the treatments that will benefit you the most.

Playa de Palma offers the perfect mix of relaxing beaches and a party atmosphere

Planning a beach weekend in Playa de Palma

If you’ve only got a few days to spend on the beach then you’ll want to make sure you pick a location that offers the perfect mix of relaxation and exertion. Playa de Palma on the island of Majorca can certainly claim to boast just that, with a 6 km long stretch of golden sand lined with world-class bars and nightclubs.

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