The Best European Holiday Hotspots for Retirees

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Anup

What you look for in your summer holidays in your 20s and your 60s tends to be drastically different. For retirees, the emphasis probably isn’t on partying when it comes to choosing cheap holidays but you don’t have to head off somewhere long haul to experience new sights, incredible excursions and the opportunity to really relax somewhere peaceful with stunning surroundings. Many existing European destinations offer all of these attractions, all you need to do is look at the less obvious resorts and you can have everything you want from a holiday – all just a short flight away! (more…)

Product reviews: Luggage

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Anup

One thing that’s essential, wherever you’re heading off to on your holidays, is the right case to keep your belongings safe and sound while you’re on route. Luggage isn’t one size fits all though and you’ll need to work out what kind of case you need well before the event because you won’t be packing the same items for a weekend in Ibiza as you will for a month in the States. Check out our top types of luggage, whatever kind of traveller you are: (more…)

Fact file: Tunisia

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by Anup

If you’re looking to unwind in a destination that feels a million miles away, then a holiday to Tunisia is the perfect pick for you. It offers beautiful beaches, great weather, superb hospitality and sights you’ll never forget – from beachside Kasbahs to immense sites of archaeological interest. If you need more to tempt you to book your next trip away then check out our fascinating fact file about Tunisia: (more…)

The Best Destinations For Mum This Mothers Day!

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by Anup

What better excuse do you need to treat mum than Mother’s Day? However, what exactly do you buy her to show her exactly how much she’s valued? Why not book her a holiday somewhere hot and sunny – a great chance to take a break from ‘mum duties’, soak up the sun and just relax.

From adrenaline junkies and shopaholics, to the sun worshippers and spa lovers, Direct Holidays offer packages to suit all mums, whatever their interests. (more…)

Product Review: Holiday Headphones

Posted on: March 14th, 2014 by Anup

If you’re off on your holidays, one thing you need to make sure you pack is a decent set of headphones. Whether you want to listen to an audiobook on a long flight, listen to some of your favourite relaxing tunes by the pool as you sunbathe, or crank up the volume when you’re doing a high energy pursuit like mountain biking – there’s a pair that are perfect for you. (more…)

Fact File: Bulgaria

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Anup

If you’re after a holiday destination that offers sun, sea and sand – as well as ancient ruins, a fascinating culture and friendly residents – then Bulgaria is the only place for you. If the fact that a holiday to Sunny Beach reportedly offers more sun than Miami, or that Bulgaria is one of the world’s biggest producers of wine isn’t enough to tempt you, then here are some fun facts about Bulgaria that are sure to tempt you to fly out this year! (more…)

Famous music video locations from around the world

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Anup

If you ever have a few hours to spare and find yourself flicking through the channels, it’s easy to get stuck on the music videos, and you can soon surrender a whole afternoon to MTV. Videos are all about escapism, so it’s no surprise that they’ve been filmed in locations across the globe – there’s nothing like dreaming of being on a beach with your favourite singer! Check out the best music videos that were shot on location: (more…)

Fact File: Cuba holidays

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by Anup

If you want a holiday that takes you on a journey to another world then Cuba is the only place to choose. It offers a heady mix of white sandy beaches, beautiful blue ocean views and a bustling and vibrant capital packed with cultural hotspots in the form of Havana. Whether you want a romantic break or an adventure for the whole family, Cuba has it all and then some! However, there’s more to this island than just cigars and vintage cars – check out our little known facts for some insider knowledge: (more…)

A Guide to… The Caribbean

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Sandy

If you’re looking for a holiday to take you away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, and you also fancy immersing yourself in a tropical paradise, then a trip to the Caribbean is the only choice for you. The islands in this region are all unique but what they all have in common are sandy beaches, beautiful blue seas and the warmest hospitality you can imagine. Here are some facts you might not know about the Caribbean: (more…)

The strangest things… seized at customs

Posted on: February 4th, 2014 by Adrian

When you head through customs, there’s always that moment when you think, ‘what if someone’s slipped something in my bag and I’m heading straight to jail!’ Thankfully this is usually the work of an over-active imagination rather than a band of criminal masterminds, and the things that customs will be pulling you over for are likely to be a bigger than a tube of moisturiser! However, there are some people that will try to get anything aboard a plane. Check out our list of the most ridiculous items that people have tried to smuggle through customs on their holiday: (more…)