Egypt – What’s the Best Time of Year to go?

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by Anup

One of the main draws for a holiday to Egypt is the fabulous climate. Egypt offers year-round sunshine, making it a great destination for holidaymakers at any time of the year. The weather   Egypt has two seasons that affect the weather in the main tourist areas of Sharm el Sheik, Hurghada, Makadi Bay and El Gouna. There is a mild winter season from November to April when temperatures range from 15 – 25C. The scorching summer is between May and October when temperatures are between 24 and 38C. Along with these high temperatures, Egypt receives very little rainfall. It is uncommon to see rain in the summer and there is just one day of rain per month in the winter. The rain rarely lasts long and is often a refreshing shower that is welcomed by all. When to go The best times to visit Egypt are usually considered to…

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10 Reasons to Pick Cyprus This Summer

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Anup

With its year-sun, variety of resorts and fabulous beaches, Cyprus really is a fantastic holiday choice. Here are 10 reasons why you should go this summer. 1.       The amazing beaches Beach babies will fall in love with Cyprus which boasts a selection of beautiful sandy stretches right across the island. Whether holidaying in a popular resort such as Protaras, Nissi Beach or Ayia Napa, or heading out to a more remote spot such as the Karpas Peninsula, you’ll find prime flopping territory here. 2.       The weather Cyprus enjoys year-round sunshine with the mercury hitting around 29C during the summer months. The coolest month of the year tends to be January, so avoid travelling then if you’re looking to bask and bake on the beach. 3.       The great nightlife Ayia Napa has reigned high on the list of best clubbing destinations for years, and party animals will love this resort. Whether…

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Beginners guide to Dominican Republic

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Anup

Sweeping white beaches, sparkling blue water and a hammock with your name on it. Your Caribbean adventure in the stunning Dominican Republic offers a holiday like no other. So pick your spot on the sand, grab a Cuba Libre cocktail, and kick back as the strains of Latin beats fill the air. Where to stay There are a variety of resorts across the Dominican Republic to suit all tastes. Known as the Amber Coast and bordered by the Atlantic, the north of the island is home to locations such as Puerto Plata. Opting to stay here will allow you to experience a traditional Dominican town with its rum factory, colourful old quarter and opportunity to take a cable car up the stunning Mount Isabel de Torres. Further resorts in the north include Cabarete, Punta Cana, Sosua and Costa Dorada. The south of the island has the sparkling and stunning Caribbean…

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Summer Sun 2015: Destinations to Watch

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by Anup

With the British summer a fleeting memory, we’ll soon be swapping our sunglasses, shorts and lack of socks for a combination of thermals, jumpers and coats. Yes, memories of soaking in poolside sun with a cocktail may be drifting away as we approach the Christmas shopping rush; but don’t let that distract from next year’s summer holiday. 2015 isn’t as far away as you think, and planning your holiday now will ensure you can enjoy your summer in some of the best places around. Here are four of our top destinations to watch for next year. Sicily Sitting just off the tip of Italy’s mainland, Sicily takes the shape of the ball to the boot shaped country. With warm weather into October, this is the perfect place to visit across the summer, providing the perfect setting for those looking for relaxation and activity in equal parts. With rugged, green landscapes…

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6 Caribbean Islands Perfect for Instagram

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Anup

Filled with white sand beaches, swaying palms, and clear turquoise waters, the Caribbean has long been known to embody the ultimate holiday utopia. With all this sprawled before your eyes, it’d be rude not to take a picture or 10; whipping out your smartphone, this is exactly what Instagram was made for. But beyond the typical Caribbean hot spots like Bermuda and Aruba are a whole host of picturesque destinations just waiting for their close up. Mustique This island is part of the Grenadines and one of the most exclusive places in the Caribbean. With a population of 1,200, the 1,400 acre island accepts just 500 tourists at a time to wander the nine pristine beaches, pamper themselves at several spas, enjoy water sports, and stay in one of the 100 privately owned villas. Due to the minimal tourist acceptance, this is the perfect place to experience an island in…

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Jamaica – Guide for Beginners

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by Anup

Swaying palm trees, superior beaches, sizzling sunshine and a laid-back vibe – Jamaica is calling. With a stunning mountain backdrop and the strains of reggae luring you in, this outstanding Caribbean destination promises an unforgettable holiday. Why choose Jamaica? This striking island has much to recommend it and something for every type of holidaymaker. Beach babes will love flopping on the impossibly white sand and lazing in dreamy hammocks, while party animals can head to one of the many beach bars for a spot of reggae and rum. If history is more your thing, you won’t be disappointed. Spend your days exploring the buzzing towns of the island such as Port Antonio, while the capital Kingston showcases colonial architecture. And you can’t visit Jamaica without paying a visit to the museum which honours one of its ultimate legends, Bob Marley. Find it in Kingston and work it into your itinerary.…

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10 Mind-Blowing Canary Island Locations

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Anup

With their sub-tropical climate and incredible sandy stretches, the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa are hugely popular with visitors every year. However, while they do boast spectacular beaches, there is much more to the islands, from spectacular volcanic landscapes to banana plantations. Here are 10 mind-blowing locations to put on your Canary Island bucket list. 1.       La Gomera The tiny island of La Gomera may only be a mere 15 miles in diameter but it packs a serious punch in the scenery department. From the banana groves of the north to the barren south, it is prime hiking territory with turquoise coastal bathing pools offering the chance to cool off on the way. With just two resorts on the island, you may choose to take a day trip from Tenerife. 2.       Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, Lanzarote The bizarre lunar-like landscape of the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya is…

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10 Must Try Foods in Mexico

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Anup

While many will head to Mexico for its paradise beaches, crystal clear waters and fabulous weather, the food alone is enough to tempt even the choosiest of eaters. So get ready for your taste buds to be tantalized as you experience a cuisine that packs a powerful punch in the flavour department as we reveal 10 must-try Mexican foods. 1.       Enchiladas While enchiladas are well known and popular on our own British shores, they actually date all the way back to Mayan times. However, things have changed a little since then when they were made from corn and wrapped around small fish before being chomped. Today, anything from meat to cheese to vegetables are stuffed in the tasty flour wraps – and finished off with a blob of spicy chilli sauce. 2.       Elote Street food at its best! You’ll be hard pressed to find a Mexican city street corner that doesn’t sell…

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6 Winter Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Anup

While we may traditionally associate festivals with basking in the sun during the warm summer months, there is still plenty of fun to be had when the weather turns chilly. Both in the UK and abroad, there are loads of events to brighten up the long winter days – and what better way to experience one than combining it with a holiday? Here are six ideas… 1.       The Ice Snow Festival, Harbin, China Fancy being wowed? This exciting festival showcases elaborate snow sculptures and full size buildings incredibly carved from blocks of ice. The largest event of its type in the world, areas of the festival include theme parks such as Harbin Ice and Snow World, Ice Lantern Fair, Songhua River Ice and Snow Happy Valley. The event begins on January 5 2015 and will be celebrated until February 28 2015. 2.       The Patras Carnival One of Europe’s largest festivals,…

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7 Essential Summer Holiday Travel Hacks

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Anup

Adventure, excitement and new experiences are what summer holidays are all about. But before you jet off into the sunset, arm yourself with these travel hacks to ensure your holiday goes off without a hitch… 1.       Be prepared Before you leave, scan your passport, visa and insurance documents and email them to yourself. While it isn’t pleasant to think about things that could go wrong, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you can always access your details quickly and easily should you need to. 2.       Be savvy with your packing Hauling around a ridiculously heavy case is no fun – and can be expensive if you have to pay for extra weight. So be sensible with your packing to save time and space. Roll items rather than folding, tuck underwear and socks into shoes, take travel size toiletries, and be realistic – do you really need 10 dresses for…

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