4 Reasons to Experience France with a Mobile Home Holiday

4 Reasons to Experience France with a Mobile Home Holiday

There are so many reasons to visit France, from the romance of Paris to the splendour of the south coast. As one of the most popular holiday destinations for families, there are also various different ways to explore the country; staying in hotels, hostels, camping or, our personal favourite, in a Eurocamp holiday home. Still not convinced a mobile home is best? Here are four reasons why it’s a great choice when holidaying in France.     Comfort A holiday home in France provides all the comforts of your own home, just in a different country and with a more traditional chalet style. Comfy beds rather than sleeping on the hard floor in a tent, all the home comforts of a TV, electric cooker and more make it a great choice. Air conditioning for when it’s hot, insulation and radiators for when it’s cold help too, no matter what time of year you’re going on vacation.     Facilities In a French hotel you might get a nice breakfast, room and possibly use of a pool but it’s all in one complex. The range of facilities available at holiday home parcs are so much more and better suited for families. Kids’ clubs, shops, water parks, spas, bars and restaurants offer plenty of choice to enjoy a holiday in France the way you want to.     Perfect Locations Whether you want a spring break close to the French mountains or are after a typical, sunny summer beach vacation, holiday parcs in France can be found in almost any location. Rather than being tuck in a stuffy hostel or tent...
The Essential Guide to Visiting Cuba

The Essential Guide to Visiting Cuba

The largest of the Caribbean islands, Cuba’s unique history and natural beauty have been captivating the travelers’ interest for decades. Remnants of colonial history dotted around its cities, Baroque palaces, vintage American cars, white-sand beaches and streets echoing with salsa rhythms are just a few of the reasons why you should add Cuba to your bucket list.   Before you start planning If you’re planning on visiting Cuba for pleasure you’ll need a tourist card (simple visa), that can be purchased from the Cuban Embassy. While nationals from other countries are free to visit for leisure purposes, there are still restrictions in place for US citizens. Their reason for visiting must fall under one of 12 special categories, such as visiting relatives or educational purposes. Tour companies get around this by including an educational activity (e.g., school visit) in the itinerary. Don’t forget to take your travel and medical insurance certificate with you, as you’ll need to show this on arrival.   Planning Your Trip Whether you’re hopping over to Havana from Florida, or you’ve got a 10-hour flight ahead of you, plan ahead to keep stress to a minimum. Use a comparison site to discover the cheapest flights and book yours. If you’re driving yourself to the airport, pre-book long-term economy parking close to your departure terminal; you’ll save time and won’t get stuck with ‘drive-in’ rates. You can use dedicated comparison sites such as Looking4Parking.com to search for the best parking deal and to make our booking as they often offer massive discounts for booking through their site. Don’t rely on plastic to finance your trip, as...
48-Hours In Delhi, India: What You Won’t Want To Miss

48-Hours In Delhi, India: What You Won’t Want To Miss

India is one of those destinations that we think every traveler should visit at least once in their lifetime. For starters, it’s a country that makes you feel just about every emotion all in one day: stress, wonder, joy, overwhelm. It’s a place overflowing with mouthwatering cuisine, exotic smells, mesmerizing monuments, and friendly Indians who will never shy away from asking for a photo together. And it’s vast size promises plenty of unique adventures and experiences, no matter how many times you visit. If you’re ready to throw yourself straight into the middle of the madness, there is nowhere quite like India’s capital city, Delhi.     Most travelers skip over Delhi. It’s undeniably dirty, can certainly be dangerous, and, on the surface, doesn’t offer much to travelers. However, there’s more to Delhi than first meets the eye, and if you have the time, we think the city certainly warrants at least a few days in your itinerary. This time around, we had 48-hours in Delhi to experience the highlights of the city. Here’s what we recommend to get you started: 48-Hours In Delhi, India: What You Won’t Want To Miss   1. Red Fort     Named for its dramatic boundary walls of red sandstone, the Red Fort is an impressive World Heritage site located in the middle of Old Delhi. Surrounded by the bustling markets of Chandi Chowk, the Red Fort makes a perfect start to your 48-hours in Delhi. Construction of this dramatic complex began in 1638 and wasn’t completed until a decade later. The fort served as the primary residence of emperors during the Mughal...
Our 5 Favorite Spots For A Summer Backpacking Trip

Our 5 Favorite Spots For A Summer Backpacking Trip

Summer is just around the corner, and for us, that means it’s time to start thinking about beautiful camping adventures. After all, what’s better than soaking in the long summer days outdoors, then whiling away the evening with good friends and a bonfire? We’ve camped on many of our travels around the world, and always come back totally rejuvenated—so long as we have comfy sleeping quarters. Knowing your high-quality travel gear is an absolute must. For example, there are tons of sleeping bags available, but before planning your summer trips, we recommend investing in a sleeping bag that is guaranteed to keep you cozy and comfortable. Learn more about the best sleeping bags for 2017 here. Now it’s time to choose your backpacking destination! Here are five of our personal favorites: 1. The Lofoten Islands We always say that the Lofoten Islands are one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been. This Arctic paradise is located in the far north of Norway, and is where you’ll find staggering cliffs that tower over pristine blue water. It’s also an adventurer’s dream destination, with rock climbing, kayaking, hiking and more. Summer is by far the best time to enjoy the destination, and camping will ensure you stay close to the action while also fully soaking in the dramatic beauty of the islands. Pro Tip: You’re going to want a good backpacking tent that is easy to carry but will also keep you protected from the elements. Click here for some of the top tents on the market right now. 2. The Appalachian Trail We grew up in North Carolina, which meant...

 6 Reasons to Consider Tenerife for Your Next Family Holiday

  Spain is always a popular destination for holidaymakers, and Tenerife in particular is proving to be a real hit. It’s the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, and is known for its varied beaches, colourful carnivals and family friendly atmosphere. Sound good? Here are six reasons you should consider Tenerife for your next family holiday…   Short haul flight If you don’t fancy making the kids sit on a plane for hours on end, Tenerife is a good bet. Unlike venturing to the other side of the globe, Tenerife is roughly a four-hour journey – enough time to enjoy a film on a personal DVD player, read, do some colouring in, enjoy a snack or two – or have a little doze.   Beaches! Tenerife has many beaches, some of which are black sand (the island is dominated by a dormant volcano, providing the black sand on many shores), while others are yellow. Fañabé beach is perfect if your family are sporty as the sea is perfect for water sports, whereas El Bollullo is known as Tenerife’s most beautiful beach and is perfect for a spot of sandcastle building and sunbathing. Check out the botanic garden bordering Playa Jardin too – the pink flowers look fantastic beside palm trees and volcanic sand, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby for refreshments.   Warm sunshine, but not blistering As Tenerife is positioned just off the coast of West Africa, it enjoys a warm tropical climate and averages about 28 degrees in the summer. This makes it the perfect destination for families as the sun is warm without being blistering, meaning...
Top 3 Sports To Try When Visiting Australia

Top 3 Sports To Try When Visiting Australia

  Oh, the land down under, where outback adventures meet pristine beaches. Australia is one of Dan’s favorite places, and at the top of Casey’s bucket-list destinations. If there is one thing Australians are obsessed with, it’s sports. From rugby to cricket to tennis, golf and surfing, when you’re kickin’ it in Aussieland, you have to get involved in the iconic sports scene. The Top 3 Sports To Get Involved In When Visiting Australia   1. Summertime Cricket Games In Aussie world, summer means one thing: cricket. Whether its beachside cricket tourneys, or backyard games complete with fresh barbeque, cricket dominates the lives of most Aussies come summer time. If you’re planning to visit during the summer, make sure to get involved in a few cricket games! From November to February, you can watch as Australia goes up against top cricketing nations in the country’s biggest cities: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. Grab your tickets early and read up so you don’t get lost in the crowds! You can expect pumped up crowds, cheering on their favorite teams and having a blast along the way!   2. Surf’s Up, Mate! If you missed the cricket buzz during the summer, head to Australia between February 25 to March 5 to catch the Open of Surfing! There’s no place to ride waves like Australia, and watching the pros bob, dip and sway over the crashing waves will have your heart pumping and your adrenaline through the roof! The best part: it’s free! This event is the ultimate beach party, where artists, world-class athletes and fans gather to celebrate the...