With economies and incomes struggling in recent times, backpacking as a means of travelling is becoming an increasingly popular activity, particularly for those on stricter budgets such as students. It offers a much cheaper and more flexible way of exploring new countries and visiting attractions. Backpacking trips often take on a period of months and can last anywhere up to a year or even more, depending on the traveler and, of course, their budget. The nature of backpacking is in exploring a country or place, not merely visiting it. One week is not enough to drink in the culture, visit all of the sights, learn the history of a place and get to know the people. The social aspect of backpacking is one advantage that
Deciding to take a spa holiday is easy, but knowing what to pack can sometimes be tricky. Here are a few must-have items that are sure to enhance your time away so you can make the most of this special outing
One of the most popular criteria when deciding on where to visit for a city break is finding an ideal city for shopping. There are many cities in Europe with fantastic shopping districts, and most capital cities will provide a fantastic shopping break, though some stand out more than others. Obviously, shops are not the only factor when looking at a city break. No shopping trip would be complete without lunch in a nice cafe, or evening drinks in a bar or restaurant. After the recommended dosage of retail therapy, nothing rounds off a city break better than a wander round a museum or art gallery
One of the main choices people make when trying to decide on accommodation is whether they choose self-catered, half-board or all inclusive. Whilst half-board and all inclusive seem like the easiest options because you are already catered for, many joys can come from choosing a self-catered holiday accommodation. If you are staying in a bustling city center, or in a coastal village, you are sure to experience the local culture through trying the often delectable cuisine
Taking a road trip around Europe is a really handy way of seeing the sights and gives you the freedom to go wherever you want without the restrictions of public transport. As with everything in life, advanced planning is important
Beach holidays are designed to help tourists chill out and relax without having to worry about the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is important to remember to pack everything you need so as to not take away from the supposedly relaxing day at the beach. If you are holidaying in your home country or have jetted off to another country, the essentials for a beach holiday are always the same!
Camping on holiday can be one of the most fun and interesting holiday experiences. Many people can be quite reserved about camping, but if you get the basics correct, then you are sure to have a great time. Whether you are staying in the middle of the countryside or if you are holidaying near the beach, the essentials for camping are always the same
A trip to Europe can provide a wealth of cultural experiences. Whether you are interested in art, architecture or theatre, you will be spoilt for choice