Skiing Holidays in Morzine


Morzine is an Alpine village situated between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Massif mountain range. Close to the border between France and Switzerland, Morzine has maintained a traditional character with picturesque slate covered roofs and wooden balconies on its chalet style buildings.  Although a popular skiing destination, the village charm, beautiful surroundings and ample outdoor activities make it an excellent option all year round for adults and children. An hour’s drive from Geneva airport, Morzine is part of the ski area Portes du Soleil, a 650km snowy playground which crosses from France to Switzerland. With panoramic mountain views, this traditional market town originally supported itself through agriculture and later mining, before developing its touristic appeal and becoming the European hotspot of today.

Accommodation in Morzine

Morzine offers a variety of accommodation options such as hotels, apartments and chalets in the town itself as well as further afield. Luxury catered and self catered chalets are a popular option for an indulgent getaway. Small, high-end tour-operators offer chalets suitable for families or larger groups, with decadent features such as panoramic views, modern entertainment centres and and private hot tubs. Self-catered chalets include fully-equipped kitchens and top of the line appliances with additional options available at an extra cost. Partially or fully catered chalets allow guests to make their stay even more luxurious with features such as all-inclusive drinks, professional private chefs and on-site baristas. Morzine provides free shuttle buses to the centre and ski-lifts, however out of town accommodation may provide its own shuttle or private driver services. (more…)

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Where to Stay on the South Downs Way

Where to Stay on the South Downs Way

The UK has a number of spectacular long-distance footpaths and bridleways, spanning the length and breadth of the country. With so much amazing scenery, bucolic countryside and well-maintained footpath to explore, it’s no wonder more and more people are venturing out on walking holidays.

Whether you’re looking for a chilled out, B&Bs and light hiking option, or more of a camping and long distance trekking vibe, the South Downs Way can cater for all that and more. With so many great campsites, hotels, B&B’s and public transport links, there’s no reason to not enjoy a fantastic walking holiday.

The South Downs Way

South Downs Discovery

Running one hundred miles from Winchester to Eastbourne, the South Downs way is one of the most spectacular long-distance national trails in the UK. Consisting of linked paths that have been walked for over 8,000 years, with plenty of interesting sights to attest to its long history (including the beacon that spotted the Spanish Armada in Tudor times, The Long Man of Wilmington, the medieval village of Lomer and an ancient battlefield).

As well as all that history comes beautiful landscapes and scenery, and plenty of pubs to keep you fed between hikes. Walking the South Downs Way can be a great achievement, whilst also making for a fun holiday!

Hotels and B&Bs

The South Downs Way has plenty to offer in the way of hotels and B&Bs. This can be the perfect option if you’re looking for a walking holiday, but aren’t feeling like roughing it! If you want to combine a little bit of luxury and relaxation with your hiking, and want to enjoy a lengthy shower at the end of a long day of walking and pub lunches. (more…)

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What to Take When Glamping in the UK

What to Take When Glamping in the UK

What Exactly is Glamping?

There is a good chance you may have heard of Glamping. Even if you are not too familiar with the concept, you might guess from the name that it is a mixture of camping and glamour. Your bedroom will become a tent, but in more luxurious settings then a normal camping session! Not only can you expect your bedroom surroundings to be more glamorous, the facilities will be too. Unlike the other style of camping, you will not just be in the middle of an average field, with a typical tent and very limited facilities. Glamping could suit, for example, those who want to take a trip somewhere and camp out, stay at one of the increasing amounts of beautiful glamping locations, and still have all their home comfort facilities to hand. You get to use the services of the campsite, but also provide for yourself using your own equipment, sort of halfway between camping and your home!

What do you Pack? Glamping The Essentials.

Okay, so some of the things you might like to pack for your glamping adventure may not be too dissimilar to a typical camping trip, but you also have other options.

Firstly, and perhaps most obvious you should take a good bag. One that is durable and can hold plenty is ideal but is not too heavy for you to carry, a rucksack type could be ideal. You might want a large one for the bulk, then a smaller one to carry with you during the day.

You might like to bring some extra smallish containers to keep safe any odds and ends. To keep drinks or certain cold foods cool, an ice chest is a great idea, and if you are glamping when the weather is very warm, you’ll be very thankful for it!

Now you need to consider what bedding to take, a tent cannot measure up exactly as a regular bedroom, but you can do your best! Pick a sleeping bag, pillows, duvet, etc. You might like to take an air mattress, it will be a good idea to take a repair kit though as they easily get punctures! You can take folding furniture if you have room for it (like everything on this list, do check what you glamping accommodation already provides first). Although you will want to recreate a bedroom that is as cosy as you can hope for, you are limited space-wise!

Take plenty of spare batteries for any electrical equipment you may want, such as torches or other lighting devices. Remember to take sufficient supplies of food and drink-items that are suitable for camping and will not go off, as well as cooking utensils, and items for cleaning. Bring a wash bag full of all your washing essentials and enough clothes to last for the duration. Think about what tools you might need, such as a swiss army knife, a compass, a fire extinguisher, watch/clock, a fishing rod for example. And finally, but also importantly, think of any entertainment to take like a good book, cards, crosswords, magazine, kindle, radio, football/cricket set to play, etc. (more…)

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Luxurious weekend trips in Australia

If you’re living in Australia or simply going for a short trip, you may look into visiting or doing some activities around the country. Especially if you’re looking for a short getaway from your typical day to day. There are plenty of luxurious places that you can indulge in. To help you plan your short trip, we’ve gathered some of the best luxurious areas around Australia.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Who said you couldn’t stay a night in a zoo? The Jamala wildlife gives you an opportunity to stay at an accommodation right outside the safari where you can see different animals right outside your window. They offer various accommodations including the giraffe treehouse, ushaka lodge and the jungle bungalows. The giraffe treehouse allows the guest to overlook the giraffes from their house. They can also feed the giraffes right on their balcony.


If you are looking to escape the crowded city of Melbourne and are looking for somewhere more relaxing, we highly recommend the Queensland. The island offers a luxury resort for anyone looking to stay. The beautiful sparkling water and the coral reef surrounding the island is worth a visit. The resort was also filmed by the famous David Attenborough’s documentary film. (more…)

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Tips for planning your trip to Antarctica


Antarctica is one of the coldest and iciest places in the world. It’s also home to many natural attractions including the icebergs and lagoons. What’s more is that it’s also rich in both wildlife and sea life. When visiting Antarctica, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead. To help you with your plan, we have some tips below that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Travel on a cruise

If this is your first time travelling to Antarctica then know that most visitors will be travelling on a cruise. The prices of booking a cruise can range from £3000-£4000 depending on how long you will be staying and which months you are visiting. If the price is too high for your budget, we recommend booking your cruise last minute as these types of booking can dramatically cut down your cost by thousands! However last minute booking means that you will have to be flexible in that month you are travelling.

Check which costs are included

When booking a package deal with a cruise, make sure that you check which costs are included in the package. All package varies on what’s included. For instance, some cruise package only allows you stay on the cruise without stepping foot in Antarctica. Always check that your package will let you explore everything in Antarctica! (more…)

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Unique and Underrated Tourist Destinations

Maybe you’re a fan of travelling and experiencing new things, but visiting famous cities and seeing iconic buildings isn’t that interesting to you. If you’d prefer to discover the unknown and see some spectacular sights that aren’t so overwhelmed with tourists, consider some of these unique options.

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

New Zealand as a whole is a stunning yet underrated tourist destination, partly due to its distance from Europe. However, Pancake Rocks is a prime example of an incredible sight (millions of years in the making) that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Sichuan, China

Home of The Giant Buddha (a 233-foot statue carved into the side of a mountain over 1,200 years ago), Sichuan is one of China’s most impressive tourist destinations, but it isn’t one of the most mainstream. If you’re interested in Chinese history and culture, consider a trip here. (more…)

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5 tips for arranging your wedding in Cyprus

Cyprus wedding

Does your dream wedding include stunning blue skies, a warm sea breeze, and a brilliant view of the ocean? If so, then consider having your wedding in Cyprus.

Known for its picturesque coastline, Cyprus is filled with beautiful beaches, ancient villages, historical landmarks, and endless flower fields to explore. Its lively nightlife and hometown restaurants make this island the perfect destination that caters to all tastes and interests.

Situated in the Mediterranean with a whole year of sunshine promises perfect weather with clear blue skies. It is also the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, which makes it the perfect location for romance and enchanting charm.

Here are 5 Tips for Arranging Your Wedding in Cyprus:

Getting married abroadChoose the Right Wedding Package

If you are getting married in Cyprus, choose the right package to fit your needs. We highly suggest that you contact a number of wedding planners and companies and get an estimate on their costs. Many wedding packages in Cyprus include hotels, venues, photographers, cakes, wedding floral arrangement, cars, and more. Not only will this help you pay for everything in one go, you must also save money overall.

Hire a Qualified Wedding Planner

Your wedding planner will be able to handle the details and provide you with all the information you need to make your big day extra special. They will organise some if not all of your wedding in Cyprus. If you have chosen the wedding package through them, just make sure that you find the ideal planner with experience and connections to help you get the best deal. (more…)

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How To Get The Best From Your Camera While Travelling

The classic stereotypical is usually seen holding a camera and frantically taking snaps of everything they see. While there is a lot to be said for putting the lens down and taking in the experience while you’re actually present, it’s also highly recommended to keep some kind of photographic record of your trip when you travel to amazing places, perhaps for the only time in your life.

Having the right equipment will make a difference, but technique counts for more in the majority of cases. There’s no point having an expensive camera if you don’t make the best possible use of it while on your travels. Read on for some advice on this, and remember you can apply these tips to any type of camera and any type of holiday.

Take your camera everywhere

The biggest mistake people make when they own a good camera is to leave it behind when they’re exploring the world. You’re missing an opportunity to take some fantastic pictures! Maybe this is a good idea on certain dangerous trips, but in most cases you are better off having it with you. If you’re mostly using a smartphone this shouldn’t be a problem, and bear in mind that you can still improve your photos a lot by learning these tips.

Read the instructions first

Although you may know the basics of photography, most camera functions will be accessible in different ways on different makes and models. There is no substitute for reading the manual (unless you have a dedicated expert to teach you). Consider taking it with you on your trip, too! Many high-end camera manufacturers offer this in the form of an app, which is probably more convenient. (more…)

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What Exactly Makes Luxury Accommodation So Luxurious?

Wherever in the world you choose to travel, doing it in style is always a great added bonus. Many people wouldn’t dream of travelling unless everything about their journey and destination is well and truly first-class.

The rest of us are more likely to only treat ourselves to upgrades on rare special occasions, such as for a wedding or a particularly exciting trip of a lifetime. But maybe we would be better off paying for the upgrade more often to get the most out of all of our holidays? Here we try to figure out what exactly makes a luxury destination so special.

Choosing an award-winning destination

A great way to select a destination that really outshines the competition is to find out which resorts and hotels have recently won awards or been rated among the best in their region by influential critics. By following the advice of people with the highest standards, you’ll be more likely to find something truly stunning.

This is a great strategy for any destination, whether it’s a private getaway, a holiday with your kids or a trip with friends. For example, if you’re looking for a Greek family holiday, you might consider staying at one of the fabulous villas in the resort of Porto Zante, which has featured on many lists of luxury hotels Greece has to offer.

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Thinking Of Leaving The UK?

It’s one thing to travel the world and enjoy new experiences in different countries. Of course we highly encourage this and it’s often not as scary as people think when they haven’t had much (or any) experience travelling.

However, if you’re thinking of permanently leaving the UK, this is a whole new matter! That’s not to say that you shouldn’t be thinking of doing this, but it is a subject that deserves careful consideration before you make any firm commitments. When looking to move to another country on a full time basis, there will be many factors to consider.

Here are some of the most relevant stats regarding moving away from the UK.

Every year, roughly two million people in the UK will move to a new home.

Of these, around 15-20% will be emigrating to a different country.

More than half of people leaving the UK do so because of work, with other less common factors being education or joining someone else abroad

It’s understandable to consider moving away from home if you have a better job or other great opportunities waiting for you abroad. That said, many people also leave the country without much of a real plan, and although this is risky it can certainly work out well if you’re highly adaptable.

Some of the factors you really need to consider before actually going ahead include the following questions. You should make sure you have answers to all of these questions if you want to feel well-prepared. (more…)

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