Category Archives: Travel

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Is it worth paying more to get the holiday you want?

Over the years I’ve always looked for ways to save money and this has included saving money on holidays. Whether it has been last minute deals, travelling out of season or taking advantage of special offers, I have always liked to save money where possible.

Since having kids though – and especially now I have children of school age – it has become more and more difficult to do this. If you decide to go for the last minute option for example then you run the risk of landing yourself in a place where the surrounding attractions on offer just won’t be all that entertaining for the kids. Sure you could make do, but do you want to?

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Is it cheaper to drive or fly to Europe?

For a while now Mrs.B and I have been talking about taking a city break somewhere in Europe. We quite fancy Paris as we’ve never been there before but there are a few other destinations we’d quite like to try out too. With this in mind I started to wonder, ‘What is the most economical way to get to Europe these days’?

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Setting Up Your Finances for Living Abroad

Moving abroad to start a new life is one of the biggest and most exciting challenges that many people ever come across. There are so many issues to consider here, that it could turn into something you need to dedicate a fair amount of time to.

From learning a new language to finding a new job, there are many things you can’t afford to overlook at this crucial stage in your search for a better life abroad. However, one aspect which is more important than most is that of your setting up your finances to live abroad. If you have spent your whole life dealing with your local bank branch and insurance broker it could seem like a huge step to now think about starting out again in a foreign country. So how will you do it?

Barbados

Barbados ~ Island in the Sun

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Do you want to escape the cold climates and settle on a stunning Island in the sun? How about sipping on Mount Gay Rum while listening to Calypso Music? Then hurry up, grab your sunscreen and book your flight to the Limestone Island of Barbados; the Gem of the Caribbean.

Barbados is a lovely vacation spot. Whether you’re looking to escape to the sun or you just want the perfect luxury vacation on a beautiful Caribbean Island, don’t miss this stop. Barbados Climate is warm throughout the year; hence the reason it’s referred to as the ‘Island in the sun’. There is so much to do and explore in Barbados. You can choose to have fun in the sun, fun in the water or fun on the land.

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Use your holiday budget wisely: exciting destinations on the cheap

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The words “budget travel” often conjure up visions of dingy hostel dorms or uniform package resorts on the Spanish coast. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend your last penny or sell your soul to get an exciting holiday on the cheap these days. Many alternative and unusual destinations are overlooked and underwhelmed by tourism, meaning you can soak up some incredible sights at a fraction of the cost. Here are a few ideas on how to use your budget to try somewhere a bit different this year. Many destinations are available through comparison sites such as dealchecker.co.uk, which is a good starting point.

Morocco is a steal of a holiday destination, when you consider that a relatively short flight time can land you in another continent and a whole other world. While Marrakech is well-documented, beach resorts like Essaouira to the west are not, despite this fortified township being on the UNESCO list. Great for watersports like windsurfing, Essaouira has a casual, backpacker-style ambience while still being family-friendly. Bargain for your grocery shopping to save money and soak up the unique experiences of the street markets and fishing harbours.