PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 01 February 2018 Emily Cotton Where is your favourite place in the world to travel to? Picture: THINKSTOCK Soft_Light Why not beat the winter blues by booking yourself a trip to one of these top travel destinations, as chosen by people in Norfolk and Suffolk. Manhattan, New York. Picture: THINKSTOCK New York City, USA For those wanting to visit New York City, each season offers something a little bit different. The city is equally worth seeing whatever the time of year - Central Park is as beautiful in spring as it is blanketed in snow in the winter. Despite being famously congested, New York City is one of the most attractive urban centres in the US and has something for every taste and traveller. As well as its world-famous landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Centre and The Empire State Building, the city is heaving with art galleries, museums and some of the world’s best eating and drinking … [Read more...] about Travel destinations: Where’s your favourite place to visit?
AVOID the crowds on your travels this year with our ultimate guide to the hippest holiday destinations.We’ve compiled a list of ten untapped gems with insider tips from locals, travel advice and general tips so you can holiday this year hassle-free!The low-down: You might recognise this honey-coloured city from Game of Thrones, where it’s doubled as King’s Landing.“Valletta is packed with beautiful waterside buildings and remnants of its colourful Mediterranean history,” says Lonely Planet travel expert Tom Hall.“And it’s a 2018 European Capital of Culture, so there’s a year-long calendar of events, concerts and exhibitions.”The city attracts a super-cool music crowd, with summer’s Isle of MTV and RadioDJ Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival, where Diplo and Jamie xx will headline.Check out Italian architect Renzo Piano’s impressive City Gate area, then hit The Harbour Club, a jazz bar and restaurant inside an old … [Read more...] about Dig out your passport and get ready to tick off this year’s hippest destinations… from Cambodia to Buenos Aires
Boring Brits are playing it safe when it comes to holidays - visiting the same destination four times, a study has found. Worries about the language barrier coupled with a lack of understanding of the currency and local customs means many stick with what they know when it comes to travelling. One in ten will even go to the same resort 11 times. Somewhat ironically, 15 per cent admitted to holidaying in the same location - because they worry about the weather if they go elsewhere. But the poll of 2,000 UK adults by Royal Caribbean International found that for those who do journey back to their old holiday hotspots, it doesn't always go to plan. One in ten struggle to find new things to do on later visits, or were disappointed to find it had changed for the worse since previous trips. Others simply found themselves retracing their steps, and doing the same stale activities as before – and for many Brits, the initial excitement from their first trip had worn off the second time … [Read more...] about Boring Brits play it safe for holiday choices – often repeating the SAME destinations up to four times
Dreaming of a holiday but don’t want to wait until the summer? No problem. February is an excellent time to go somewhere exotic for a dose of much-needed vitamin D or stay a bit closer to home and see parts of Europe at their most beautiful (aka blanketed in snow). It also happens to be a month full of parties. Dry January will be over so why not get back into the cocktails at Rio’s Carnival, New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, Beijing’s Chinese New Year or Venice’s annual Carnevale di Venezi… Marrakesh, Morocco With cheap, direct flights from London and the promise of winter sun - Marrakech in late February is a no brainer. Temperature highs can reach 20 degrees and it’s one of the best times of the year to explore the Medina, the new Musee Yves Saint Laurent and practice your haggling skills at the souks without the stifling heat that comes in Spring. Rio de Janeiro This year Carnival in Rio de Janeiro will take place between the … [Read more...] about 10 of the best travel destinations for February
TRAVELLING with kids can be fun and memorable – but can cost a packet, too.In fact, the average price of a week-long family holiday is just shy of £3,000, according to M&S Bank.Here, we team up with mother-of-two and thriftymum.com founder Hollie Gregersen to find out how to save a little cash on your next trip.Pack the basics. Take key items such as sun cream and shampoo to avoid expensive shop prices when you get to your destination.Explore the outdoors. Find out where the nearest parks are. Children can enjoy simple pleasures such as cloud-spotting, daisy chain-making and building a den there.Plan meals in advance. Always take a packed lunch. Places such as theme parks make their money from the high cost of food and drink.Teach kids about money. Give the children a small amount of spending money for the day on the understanding that once they’ve spent it, it’s gone. It will stop children asking for treats every two minutes.Take advantage of … [Read more...] about We share tips for how to plan a budget holiday with your children — plus find out how to get our Holidays From £9.50