Letting your social side out on holiday

Letting your social side out on holiday

Leaving home and going on holiday can often mean leaving your social life behind for a couple of weeks, or longer in some cases. Missing out on the juicy gossip or nights out whilst relaxing on the beach or exploring a new place can be too much for some, with FOMO (fear of missing out) often spoiling what should be a time for relaxation. With an incredible 12 million of us going on holiday abroad last year, it’s no surprise that there a lot of people who want to stay up to date with what’s happening in their social circle.   The technology that will keep you in the loop   Fortunately, heading halfway across the world (or across to Spain) doesn’t mean you have to drop out of the loop, with incredible new mobile technologies helping users to keep in touch with friends and family back home. As well as phones and tablets loaded with plenty of software to keep us informed, there are some great apps out there to help maintain connectivity. There are the traditional ways of staying in the loop, such as calling friends or sending a quick email, but who does that anymore? Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook are the weapons of choice for socialising now, with beach photos, hilarious dancing videos and amusing Boomerangs of our other halves falling into the pool now the preferred way of showing our friends exactly what we’re up to on holiday. Just try not to inadvertently play ‘hot dogs or legs’ when uploading to Instagram.   Staying professional Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger are the other vital tools for...
5 Amazing Places to Visit in the UK

5 Amazing Places to Visit in the UK

This post was last updated on September 4th, 2017   The UK is a fascinating area that is rich in history, natural wonders, and so many exciting things to do and see. It is a great place for explorers of all ages who are looking for adventure. Here are 5 amazing places to visit in the UK.   Portmeirion, Wales Portmeirion is a charming village in North Wales that was built in the 20th century in the style of an Italian village. There are many charming hotels and cottages to stay in and you can also go camping. The village is less than a ten minute drive from Snowdonia National Park where you can go skiing, snowboarding, trekking, or give mountain biking a try.   Oban, Scotland Oban is on the west coast of Scotland and if you love seafood and exploring historical areas then this is a place you must visit. There are plenty of lovely places to stay, and cosy cottages with beautiful views. The small town is filled with fabulous seafood restaurants that offer up freshly caught delicacies. Be sure to head to the Oban War Memorial, The Oban War and Peace Museum, and stop by St. Columba’s Cathedral. Make sure that you make the 5 minute walk up Battery Hill to check out McCaig’s Tower that looks like a coliseum and offers a stunning view of the town and its surrounding coast.   Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is visited by more than 15 million tourists annually. It is a beautiful city that is filled with historic sites like Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh...
5 Destinations for a Stress Free Family Holiday

5 Destinations for a Stress Free Family Holiday

This post was last updated on September 4th, 2017 Planning a family holiday can be stressful. Everyone has different interests and it can be difficult for children to be taken away from their usual schedules. The key to success is to keep your days packed with fun things and make sure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep. Here are 5 destinations for the perfect stress free family holiday. Bali, Indonesia Bali is a stunning island in Indonesia and it is a great place to rent a villa for the family and explore the area. The area is known for stunning coral reefs that are great for snorkelling or scuba diving. There are also plenty of beautiful white sand beaches to relax on. Head into the forested mountain and spend the day hiking. If you are interested in your health and wellness, then you’ll be delighted to find a vast array of fresh fruit and vegetables on offer here. This is the perfect way to introduce your children to new flavours. Here are the 10 things we love about Bali. The UK Seaside Exploring the UK Seaside is a great way to spend a stress free family vacation. The UK is generally very safe, which means you don’t have to constantly be on alert. The seas are free from poisonous creatures, and there are plenty of attractions to keep children entertained. The more popular seaside destinations are in the south of the country, where the weather is better, however there are also plenty of stunning beaches and lovely seaside towns in the North too. Wherever you decide to go,...
Where to go for The Ultimate Luxury Holiday

Where to go for The Ultimate Luxury Holiday

  Taking a luxury vacation is a great way to remove the stress of your day to day life. You work hard for your money so it only makes sense to spend it relaxing and indulging. Here is where to go for the ultimate luxury holiday.   Scotland Scotland is a beautiful country filled with emerald green rolling hills, beautiful lochs to explore, and it has one of the most stunning coastlines in the world. It is a fabulous place for a luxury holiday. You can feel like royalty and stay in your very own castle that offers full modern amenities and a staff to cater to your every need. Explore the beautiful Castle Trail and wander through these exciting ancient fortifications. Play a round of golf at St. Andrew’s, the oldest golf course in the world. If you like whisky this is a fabulous place to explore some of the most famous distilleries in the world or check out some of the lesser known ones.   Los Cabos, Mexico Los Cabos is on the east coast of Mexico and it is a great place to relax and indulge in luxury. You can rent your own villa on the beach or stay in one of the many five star resorts and indulge in luxurious spa treatments after a day on the beach. The area is great for adventure lovers so be sure to take a trip to view the fabulous pyramid of Chichen Itza, explore some of the fascinating cenotes, and head out on the water for some deep sea fishing.   The Bahamas The Bahamas are an archipelago...
How to Experience Vegas Casinos like a Pro

How to Experience Vegas Casinos like a Pro

This post was last updated on August 30th, 2017 There can be something intimidating about entering a casino for the first time, especially if you are more accustomed to online casino sites  than the brick and mortar variety. Whether it’s the security guards with their walkie talkies, the protocol of where to change your chips, which table to sit at and which slot machine to try, it can add up to a daunting experience. And whatever about your local casino, that feeling is magnified when you pay a visit to one of Vegas’ swanky casinos. In this article we are going to show you the ropes so that that on your next trip to Las Vegas you will know which casinos to try and what to do when you get there.   First of all, let’s check out a couple of the casinos that are a must for any visitor to the desert. Straight off the bat, the Wynn Las Vegas Casino is one that everybody should experience. The palatial surroundings are everything you imagine that Vegas will be (and so often isn’t!). Whether you are interested in placing a bets on the big sports event, playing a poker tournament, testing your blackjack skills or trying your luck at the slots, there is something for you here. The Casino is attached to a beautiful hotel and the dining experience is second to none.     You will no doubt have seen the replica of the Eiffel Tower in some movie or TV show, so why not check out the Paris Las Vegas Casino which adjoins it. You will also find replicas...
6 Beautiful Places to Celebrate your Anniversary

6 Beautiful Places to Celebrate your Anniversary

  Anniversaries only happen once a year and getting away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life is a great way to solidify your relationship with your partner. Here are 6 beautiful places to honour your commitment to your loved one.   Beautiful Iceland Iceland is a stunning monument to the diversity of nature. You can visit glacier fed lakes, active volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, vibrant meadows, towering waterfalls, and geysers. It is a great place to rent a car and drive around to explore the spectacular nature and you can even explore Viking settlements. Find out how to plan the ultimate trip to Iceland here.   Stunning Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is a fascinating place, and a holiday here will provide you with a a wonderful mix of ecotourism and stunning historical monuments. The ecotourism is varied and you can go whale watching, go on safari through the jungle, volunteer with elephants, stay on a tea plantation, or just relax on one of the pristine beaches. To learn more about the culture a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, exploration of the fortifications of Galle and a visit to Columbo are a must.   Historic Prague Prague is the capital city of Czech Republic and there are many reasons to visit, but one of the best things about Prague is its fascinating history. Wenceslas Square and the medieval Astronomical Clock are located in Old Town and they are a great place to start your trip back in time. Then you can explore the cobble stone streets and alleyways before heading across the beautiful Charles Bridge that is...