Just like that, 2018 has come to a close. While we don't quite know where the time has gone, what we do know is that we are already planning our holidays for 2019. 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, below is our edit for 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 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 January here. February … [Read more...] about The best places to travel in 2019: a month by month guide
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From the Big Five safaris in Africa to whale watching in Iceland, there are plenty of epic wildlife spotting experiences around the world. But Brits are in luck - we don't need to venture to the other side of the world in order to see exotic creatures. In fact, the UK is home to a host of incredible animals and birds including puffins, basking sharks, otters, dolphins and seals. Here we take a look at some of the adorable creatures to look out for in Britain, and the best places to go and see them. We've also taken a look at cheap accommodation nearby if you're planning to make a mini break out of it. Check out the best places to see wildlife in the UK... 1. Puffins at Treshnish Isles This small archipelago is part of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland, and is home to plenty of bird species, including puffins! You can take boat tours directly to the isles to go bird-watching and look out for the likes of guillemots, kittiwake, gannets and manx shearwaters too. One of the best … [Read more...] about Best places to see wildlife in the UK including puffins, sharks and seals
Fancy getting in on this year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run action without breaking a sweat? Then watching the famous race from a prime vantage point along its route is the way to do it. Whether you’re going to support someone taking part in the world’s biggest half-marathon, or just want to catch a glimpse of some legendary athletes getting involved, the Great North Run is undoubtedly a spectator sport – with a ton of activities, entertainment and vantage points right along the runners’ route. The weekend kicks-off on Saturday, September 8 with the world’s biggest pasta party, the Great North 5k, the Junior and Mini Great North Run and the Great North CityGames, so make sure you pop down to soak up the atmosphere. Then the 37th Great North Run takes place on Sunday, September 9 where around 57,000 runners will tackle the 13.1-mile route from Newcastle to South Shields . While the runners will be pounding the streets, there will be hundreds of … [Read more...] about Where is the best place to watch the Great North Run 2018?
The countdown is well and truly on with just hours to go until the Tour of Britain heads to West Wales. Spectators are expected to come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the world famous cyclists passing through Carmarthenshire , including Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas . Local communities have gone all out to celebrate the biggest professional cycling race which comes to the county on Sunday, September 2, with bunting lining the streets and activities organised for families. There will be several viewing points across the county which include Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthen and Llandovery as many communities have organised events to celebrate the occasion. Pembrey Country Park This is where the grand depart will take place on Sunday at 11am. The country park will have its very own Gwair Geraint, which will be an ideal spot to watch the race travel through Carmarthenshire on the big screen. Kidwelly After the grand depart from Pembrey Country Park, the race will pass … [Read more...] about The best places to watch the Tour of Britain in Wales
The place was rammed. It was six deep at the bar, the counter was heaving with delicious morsels and the floor was littered with napkins and mussel shells. All signs of the perfect pintxo place. I shouldered my way through the crowd, and snaked my arm through a pair of punters at the front to stake my claim at the counter... then gestured behind me for my boyfriend James to join me. According to our guide on the previous night's food tour of San Sebastian, this was perfectly acceptable pintxo bar etiquette. We were in the Basque Country – the part of Northern Spain which has more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere in the world. But you don't need a film star's salary to enjoy good food in this neck of the woods. A pintxo crawl – moving from bar to bar, trying a different snack and a drink for a few euros in each place – is the way to go. Anyone who's been to Spain will be familiar with tapas – those tasty sharing plates that everyone loves. Pintxos – … [Read more...] about Best places to eat in the Basque Country including top restaurants for pintxos