Travel Smart

28 May 2015

Safer Summer Driving in Europe

Like countless thousands of Brits who take driving holidays abroad each year. Whatever the purpose, it makes sense to ensure that both drivers and vehicles are properly prepared for the ...
23 July 2013

Best of British Travel Deals!

  Peckforton Castle, Cheshire   From £125 per room per night (up to 47% off best available rate)   Situated on aa high hill, with views across Cheshire this castle seems almost other worldly. This ...

21 July 2013

What would it take for you to stay at home?

Brits are strongly advised not to visit some parts of the world for their safety, however despite this, people still insist on visiting them. Warnings such as adverse weather conditions ...

17 July 2013

Social networking can ruin your holiday!

Research revealed that one in five Brits (22%) are leaving their homes open to potential burglaries, saying that they post on social networking sites right up to their departure on ...

13 July 2013

Top tips for late bookers!

The world’s biggest travel site Traveladvisor provides tips for the late booker on where you can get the best deals in July and August!   Top tips for late-bookers:   - In a lot ...

12 July 2013

Samantha Womack supports new Post Office Travel Essentials Campaign

Samantha Womack, known for her role in Eastenders put on her favourite sundress today to launch the Post office Travel Essentials campaign.  The average Brit spends two hours each week trying ...

11 July 2013

Increase your holiday budget by £200 if you are taking kids!

An online cruising travel agency found that parents are spending an average of £201.32 just to keep their children entertained, with over a third revealing that they had not accounted ...

10 July 2013

How Pinterest is changing the way we plan our travel

When you go on holiday what research and planning do you do beforehand?  No doubt you will have been on the internet – maybe to look for package deal, accommodation ...

7 July 2013

5 things you should know when travelling to Mexico

1. Not every pyramid is the same The mind-baffling pyramids, scattered all over Mexico among jungle and ancient settlements, are among Mexico’s top attractions. However, do not assume that once you’ve ...

7 July 2013

Hypothermia- a real risk on summer holidays!

Hypothermia happens when the body’s core temperature reduces to dangerous levels, it may not be something you think of in summer but it can and will kill all year round. The ...

6 July 2013

Keep safe this summer!

With summer on our doorstep it is important not only to focus on packing right and getting your flight in order but it is also vital to be aware of ...

4 July 2013

Two weeks is the medicine!

Holiday extras professed today that one week holidays are false economy. Compared with a two week stay the emotional, physical and psychological benefits of a one week holiday do not ...

25 June 2013

Don't flush away those memories!

Research has found today that over one third of Brits have lost their entire holiday’s memories by saving them all on their phones. Snapbox revealed that 10% of Brits drop ...

18 June 2013

What do your kids want from a holiday?

Cottages 4 you are trialling a number of teenage friendly cottages for families with children of every age to have a memorable holiday- and for the right reasons!   The cottages are ...

17 June 2013

Electronic Dictionary Bookmark Bilingual

All the words – in 2 languages. A great tool for travellers or those wanting to speak the language and it is great for those of any age! It will translate ...

11 June 2013

Top tips for festival goers!

What’s the cheapest way to buy festival tickets?   The only way to get a festival ticket guaranteed is to buy it early. Make sure if there is an early bird offer ...
11 June 2013

FCO Festival Travel Check list

As a huge number of music fans head around the word to see their favourite bands and artists in the sun the Foreign Commonwealth Office has issued a checklist for ...

10 June 2013

Where is the best place abroad to hire a car this summer?

Cyprus is the best place to be this summer if you are wanting to save money on car hire.      ‘The Car Hire Price Index', commissioned by car hire broker Holiday Autos ...

4 June 2013

Hover Rover Rail ticket beats the crowds at this year's Isle of Wight Festival!

When you think of the Isle of Wight many often associate this with the Isle of Wight Festival, synonymous with huge crowds of festival goers leaping about in wellies for ...

14 February 2013

Valentine's Day: Holidays you can get for the Same Price (or Cheaper) than Traditional Gifts

Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated by couples across the globe, with loved ones often splashing out on extravagant gifts for each other. However, as the price tags on popular Valentine’s presents’ ...
8 February 2013

7 Tips for an Extra Special Valentine’s Getaway

7 Tips for an Extra Special Valentine’s Getaway Airport Acapella: Arrive early airside and listen to gospel choirs serenade passengers all morning before takeoff. The ‘London Community Gospel Choir’ from Love Actually ...
6 February 2013

Top Tips on Making the Most of your Time Outdoors (VIDEO)

Whether you’re an experienced walker, cyclist or runner, or perhaps a novice who simply wants to be more active this year, there are a number of simple things to keep ...
5 February 2013

How to Beat Hidden Holiday Costs and bag a Bargain Online (VIDEO)

It’s one of those things that the internet does best; comparing flights, hotels and holiday offers to get you the cheapest deal out there to help you create your perfect ...
31 January 2013

8 Tips to Plan the Ultimate Valentine's Day Break

Are you planning a surprise holiday or mini-getaway for your other half this Valentine's Day? To make sure everything runs smoothly, follow Hotwire.com's top tips to make your travels unforgettable.  1. ...