20 Jun
Hiring a car

Spending hours in a car hire queue at the airport only to be forced to pay surplus amounts of money on insurance and other ‘extras’, is one part of our holiday we don’t look forward to. Whilst there is little we can do to make car hire abroad completely headache-free, there are several strategies to help eliminate some of the agony…


 

13 Mar
Cote d’Azur, Nice

The sun-kissed lands of the Cote d’Azur are blessed with a glamorous coastline of golden beaches lapped by the warm Mediterranean and chic coastal cities, backed by carpets of olive groves, vineyards and picturesque hilltop villages. It’s not difficult to understand why the French Riviera has long attracted the rich, famous and discerning travellers wanting to experience the glamour, glitz and unrivalled beauty of the Cote d’Azur. Exuding such sophisticated allure, the Cote d’Azur is not exactly a low-cost European destination. But can France’s most exclusive region be done on a budget? Vintage Travel explores…


 


 

09 Aug
woman hydrating

Nothing is worse than having your long awaited summer holiday spoilt because you did not take a few easy precautions to keep yourself safe. The sun often plays a big part in where we choose to go but it can also cause us one or two problems, especially for those with pale skin, who can be prone to being burnt. There is another danger with too much sun, the risk of getting sunstroke.


 

18 Apr
Spanish beach

There has been a recent surge in the number of British residents wanting to take their summer holidays in Spain and Portugal. Recent figures have shown a rise of 27% to 32%, for these two popular destinations, with places such as Cyprus and Malta not far behind. This has prompted tourist organisations to warn that to delay booking your holiday to Spain and Portugal could cause disappointment.

So what has caused this sudden surge in interest?


 


 

20 Jan
Travel Gadgets

Once upon a time in the not too distant past, we packed our suitcase and wondered whether we’d have access to a phone whilst on holiday. How times have changed; as today we have the ability to stay in touch with the rest of the world even when halfway up the Amazon. If you’re a traveller who likes to stay connected with life back home when you’re on your travels, take a look at the following top ten travel gadgets for the technological discerning traveller.


 

16 May
Car Hire

From finding the relevant desk at the airport and enduring the lengthy queues, to ensuring you have the correct paperwork in order, hiring a car abroad can be stressful.

Knowing what to expect and preparing for car hire can make the experience considerably less taxing.