New Year may just be another arbitrary date on the calendar to some. To others, it's a time for hope, new beginnings... and a chance to celebrate life in style! While sitting in to watch Jools Holland's Hootenanny is always your money-in-the-bank option, why not, for this year, call it Plan B? Below we've listed the ten places across the world that do New Year's right, including five options from Europe and five options from further afield. For the cheapest deals on flights to these destinations and more, check out price comparison sites like momondo and skyscanner . All links to accommodation in this article will take you through to hotel comparison websites like hotels.com and booking.com . One potentially cheaper alternative that you may also wish to consider, however, is Airbnb , which "offers access to millions of places to stay in more than 191 countries, from apartments and … [Read more...] about The 8 best places to spend New Year in 2019
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Just like that, there are only four months left of 2019. While we don't quite know where the time has gone, what we do know is that we are already planning our holidays for 2020. With an average of 25 annual leave days for workers in the UK, the hardest question is always where to spend your precious holidays each year. To help you out, we have curated an list of the 10 best places to go during each month of the year - 120 destination ideas in total. Whether you want a snowy escape at the bottom of the world or a sun-filled holiday in the tropics, below is a guide to help fuel your wanderlust. January With the festive season over and seemingly endless dreary weather on the horizon, January is arguably one of the best times of the year to book a sunny holiday. Why not head to Patagonia, Slovenia's Lake Bled or New Zealand for a chance to clear your head? Or, if you're after some winter sun, try Jamaica or Bali. You can read our complete guide for where to travel in … [Read more...] about The best places to travel in 2020: a month by month guide
In Pictures 28 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-49045533 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel "It was probably the best place in Britain to be a puffin in those days," says Prof Mike Harris matter-of-factly, sitting outside what … [Read more...] about Is this still the best place to be a puffin?
Nine in 10 Brits overspend on holiday every year because of confusion on exchange rates and hidden fees abroad. According to foreign exchange provider Travel Money Club, some travellers will spend more than double their budget, with one in four expecting to run out of cash by day three, because they've no idea what they’re spending in the local currency. However, it doesn't have to be so complicated. With the summer holidays almost upon us, families will be looking forward to jetting off to warmer climes - but where should you be buying your travel money? The pound has fallen in recent months against many currencies, including both the euro and the US dollar, mainly due to uncertainty around Brexit. In fact, the pound has lost more than 5% of its value against the euro since May. Some currency suppliers are offering their lowest exchange rates since August 2017, and many high street providers are offering their customers just above parity on the euro. This means holidaymakers … [Read more...] about Best place to buy travel money for summer
Sarah Schlichter SmarterTravel.com Published 9:39 AM EDT May 16, 2019 Solo travelers can and do go just about anywhere, but there are certain places around the world that are particularly easy and even rewarding to visit by yourself. In crafting this list of the best places to travel alone, I looked at factors such as safety (especially for women traveling alone), local culture, the chance to meet other travelers, and the ease of getting around if you don’t speak the language. New Zealand Solo travelers who love hiking, mountain biking or other outdoor activities shouldn’t miss New Zealand. It’s one of the world’s most relaxing places to travel: Crime is low, and just about every city and town has its own visitor info center with friendly staff who will help you find lodging or book activities (so you’ll never feel lost). Best of all, there are countless adventures to be had, from the country’s famous Great Walks to "Lord of the Rings" … [Read more...] about The 13 best places to travel alone