When it comes to Barcelona, going off the beaten path is arguably the best way to experience this magnificent city. While the typical main attractions are certainly must-sees, there are plenty of less well-known spots that need to be seen in order to really appreciate this fascinating city.
With ancient sites, timeless villages, stunning beaches, medieval castles and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, the peninsula of Peloponnese in southern Greece is a true delight to visit.
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…
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…
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.
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?
Being jet lagged when we arrive at a new location can seriously hamper how we kick-start our holiday. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to help stave off dreaded jet lag and arrive at our holiday destination ready to explore and enjoy our new surroundings to the max.
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.
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.