Unless you are already a confirmed “twitcher”, you may consider birdwatching to be a bit of a fuddy-duddy activity that you need to wear an anorak to participate in. However, in a world where Blackberries, I-pods and the internet rule, the necessary quietness and closeness to nature that this hobby make birdwatching a true pleasure. Holidays are an ideal time to switch off and discover the wonders of nature which you don’t usually have time to appreciate. Read the rest of this entry »

What You Can Do To Make Your Holidays Greener

Posted on: August 22nd, 2011 Posted by

At home, you may recycle religiously, use your car as little as possible to avoid polluting the atmosphere and choose eco-friendly products, but this all may seem a bit too much when you are on holiday. However if your green conscience is feeling twinges of guilt, it is possible to make “greener” choices during travel and reduce the impact of your leisure time on our planet. Our great tips are easy to follow, so read on and learn how little changes can help. Read the rest of this entry »

Barbecues – Simple, Delicious & Fun

Posted on: August 15th, 2011 Posted by

Whether you are taking your holidays at home or travelling abroad, a family self-catering break can put pressure on whoever the main cooking duties fall to. Give your chef the evening off, and plan a barbecue – a simple method of cooking which is casual and widely enjoyed. Read on to learn about barbecue traditions, what to cook on a barbecue, safety tips and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Awesome Food Festivals from Around the World

Posted on: August 8th, 2011 Posted by

Whether you are a dedicated foodie, or just love a great party, these amazing food festivals from around the world will delight and thrill you. Whether you are a fan of the pungent flavour of garlic or just have a hankering to throw oranges at your companions, read on to discover where these exciting festivals take place. Will you be inspired enough to plan your vacation around one of these festivals? Let us know!

Pink Garlic Festival in Lautrec, France Read the rest of this entry »

The Advantages of Booking Early

Posted on: August 1st, 2011 Posted by

We’ve all heard about people who leave booking their holiday to the very last minute – weeks, days or even hours before the flight departs, and perhaps you even do this yourself. Until quite recently, last minute deals were the best way to get an affordable holiday, as hotels and apartments which still had rooms available offered accommodation at rock-bottom prices in order to fill up rooms. Over the past couple of years, the trend for last minute holiday bookings has seen a fall, as more people choose to book well in advance of their vacation. Read the rest of this entry »