A Guide Festivals in the South East

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Festivals are a summer staple in England and when summer comes round, you need to be prepared. If you have bought yourself tickets to the big guns like Reading Festival, V-Fest or Glastonbury, you need to ensure you have everything ready so that you can enjoy yourself fully without any discomfort. There’s enough mud and rain as it is without sleeping in a dirty, smelly tent. Festival time begins whether that’s in Edinburgh or Glastonbury, there’s something for everyone. There’s a lot of tips out there for festival goers and the biggest one is to bring the wellies: British weather cannot be guaranteed and it always seem to pour down with rain whenever there’s a festival. It’s a tradition though, you can’t have a great concert without a downpour and mud sucking the shoes off your feet!

When you head off, you need to think about what you bring with you. Of course the basics of a change of clothes, tent and personal effects are what you need to bring but it’s actually advised against taking a phone with you. Even if it doesn’t get lost of broken, you will spend most of your time trying and likely failing to find reception. The internet also doesn’t need another bad quality video of The Kasabians either so instead of bringing a high tech smart phone, try and enjoy yourself in the moment and experience the music and atmosphere properly and not behind a phone screen.

Take a pen and paper with you so if you ever get separated from your friends you can always find them again by leaving a note in the tent. Some choose not to use tents during festivals especially in the event of rubbish weather where you’d be sleeping on top of blow up beds in squelching mud. Local hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Rye are great choices for those who want the festival experience without the mud facial in the night. Make sure you bring swimwear with you as the festivals held by the Wye River means you can take a dip in the hot summer sunshine. Lots of festival goers wear fancy dress for fun but as the night goes on that leopard print leotard or Tina Turner wig can get hotter and itchier which really isn’t fun! Festivals are packed with acts and sometimes that can mean it’s a bit of an overload. Choose a few favourite acts to see and see those. Trying to see everything can actually ruin the whole experience for you so pacing yourself is the best option. Every festival has an act you won’t be familiar with so choosing to go and see a new act can really open your eyes! Bring sun cream and a hat with you as there generally isn’t any way to be undercover in an open field

If you have kids, pick a child friendly event like Bestival and have a blast. These festivals can appeal to all ages and tastes so choosing an extra-large tent and bringing the whole family along is a real experience! Make sure you get a good night’s sleep and always bring spare loo roll and a torch. Festival toilets aren’t the best and always seem to run out of paper really quickly. Bringing your own stops that from happening and having a torch will help you find your way in the night!

 

Festivals are fun events and should be treated as such but you can only have as much fun as you allow.

 

 

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Your Guide to Christmas Breaks In Europe

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Uncategorized |

There are so many options out there for an exciting break away from it all over the festive season and in this guide we’ve put together something that will give you tips on where to go. We don’t just focus on the holidays by coach to Ireland you can take but on the sun seekers destinations. Have a look through the guide and see whether there’s anything that takes your fancy! Some of you out there must love making lists, going up to the attic or storage cupboards to find the decorations and even being excited to wake up early on Christmas morning to get started on the Christmas dinner you waited all year for. But if the thought of the holiday season at home again with the endless round of family visits and visitors feels like too much hard work, why not change things up? We have an excellent idea for you: why not take off on a relaxing get away? Or failing that, go online and look up some fantastically festive break aways for Christmasholidays by coach to Ireland

  • Malta: At Christmas, Malta lights up with lots of decorations from the beachside cafes and bars to the historical streets and churches of the country’s capital. The compact, cosy little island is perfect for exploring the ancient fortified towns and neighbouring tiny Gozo, or simply relaxing in your seaside resort hotel.
  • Spain: Choosing to stay in the lively city of Barcelona for a short break and explore the wild coast of the Costa Brava on Christmas Day. Or, spend Christmas Day relaxing in a hotel spa in the hills of Andalucia, enjoying various trips to Seville, home of the flamenco and Granada with its beautiful palaces.
  • Cyprus: The town of beautiful Paphos will be looking forward to its year as European Capital of Culture this year over Christmas and you can join the celebrations over Christmas Eve dinner and perhaps a visit from the Cypriot Father Christmas for the kids! The mild winter weather is better to handle than the colder weather in the English countryside! It’s perfect for visiting the archaeological sites!
  • Portugal: If you choose to base yourself in the peaceful resort of Estoril, you’ll be among gorgeous seaside walks and only a short hop from the beautiful city of Lisbon and the perfect base for sightseeing in the former royal playground of Sintra. Head south to the Algarve if you are able to. It is the sunshine coast of the country is absolutely and perfect at Christmas time.
  • Canary Island Cruise: Not many people know this, but you can sail south to the sun on a Christmas and New Year cruise from Bristol. Christmas Day is spent celebrating at sea and Boxing Day in Gibraltar on a two week cruise to the canary islands and Madeira, 500 miles from the coast of Africa in the Atlantic.
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Things to Do When in France

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Travel |

Many people would define their luxury vacation as something that is set on a European destination, on some classy old city with lots of things to do during the day and much more during the night. When people think about the many options that they have in going on a vacation to Europe, most of them will pick France as their first choice. That is not without a reason because France is home to many tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the many fashion and perfume shops that you will find in its centers.  France is your ultimate destination, but if you want to make the most of your time there, here are a few of the things that you should not miss to do.

Visit Galleries

You can always Ski In Luxury in France, but you can also do the same being a tourist enjoying your view of high-end visual masterpieces hanging on some of the oldest museums you will find in Paris. France is the home of many 20th century artists and of many artworks that are highly coveted by the Germans during the Nazi occupation of Paris in World War II. Many of these items have been destroyed but those who survived the hard times are well preserved in some of France’s galleries and museums.

See Paris

Other than the many stores and attractions that you will find in this city, there are a few things that you should not miss. Going to Paris without visiting or snapping a picture with the Eiffel Tower is such a waste. After hitting the Eiffel make sure you also pay a visit to the memorial and grave site for the French explorer, Napoleon Bonaparte. The streets in Paris also provide a different experience for all tourists because of the details and art embedded in every architectural structure.

Go Skiing

Not many people know that the French lands are among the best places for skiing. For people who are into extreme sports, this is the best part of the trip. Going on a skiing adventure in one of the world’s best skiing destination is almost like a dream come true for those who have the spirit for this kind of activity. Many of France’s skiing resorts provide the best gourmet ski experience. Other than the adrenaline rush these resorts also offer the best of what French cuisine has to offer to make it an even more exciting experience.

Shop for Clothes and Perfumes

Paris is the home of many luxury brands that would have a much heavier price tag when it leaves the country. If you are a fashionista at heart, then you would enjoy the sweet deals and low prices of fashion items if you buy it from the source. Paris is teeming with these shops and boutiques so make sure you do not miss out on that.

France is a destination for both the posh and adventure seeking alike. Make sure that when you book your trip, you try out all things you can to savor and make the most out of your French holiday.

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A Quick Guide to Melbourne Convention Centre.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Did you know that Melbourne Convention Centre has won some of Australia’s most prestigious awards? It opened in 1996 and has been a spot for events, business meetings and various parties through the year. As a tourist, especially if on a gap year and interested in buildings, you’ll appreciate the stunning architectural brilliance. The centre itself has 52 meeting rooms, a plenary and 30,000 square miles of exhibition space. The best bit? MCEC is the first centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environment rating and you can’t get better than that!

Food and wine is very central when it comes to the experience you get with Melbourne Convention Centre. Events are always highly catered when required and the dishes themselves are award-winning. Anyone visiting the convention centre attending an event can expect high quality food, with products from local suppliers and winemakers.

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The Melbourne Convention Centre is set right on the Yarra River. The views themselves are simply stunning and the centre itself is a building of metropolitan existence. It is a 20 minutes’ drive from Melbourne Airport and close by to the tram links in the city that are free. Nearby are shops, bars and pubs and if you’re looking for Melbourne Convention Centre accommodation, Apartments of Melbourne Northbank is the closest 4 star establishment nearby.

Literally on the doorstep the apartments are only 6 minutes’ walk and is ideal for conference delegates and hosts as well as those visiting the area who want to explore. Guests always find the walk across Batman Park one of leisure and most apartments can see the conference centre from the windows. If you find it fully booked, just 3 blocks away are the new Collins Street apartments and the trams run directly between the two locations.

From 2012-2015 the convention centre has been recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meeting and Conference Centre by the World Travel Awards. The spaces, technology, food and drink and staff have the skills and experience to bring the whole exhibition together. Events of all sizes are run here and the actual space is so impressive that the some 5500 chairs in the Plenary Hall can actually fold down into the floor. This creates the space for a large party or event, or a huge dance floor!

The windows are floor to ceiling to allow in tons of natural light and allow the guests to see the city of Melbourne in all its morning glory. Given the 6-Star rating for the impact on the environment, the fact so much natural light comes into the convention centre means that energy costs are kept down as much as possible. The air heating and cooling system are also placed only four feet off the floor so that it can hit people rather than trying to fill the massive space from above. The Melbourne Convention Centre isn’t just a huge meeting place, it’s an environmentally cautious one too.

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Finding short term accommodation in Melbourne City

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Finding short term accommodation in Melbourne City can be a minefield with the introduction of new buildings and holiday lettings on a very regular basis. Melbourne is a buzzing and lively city and Apartments of Melbourne are situated exactly where you’d like to be. Using www.apartmentsofmelbourne.com.au you can book everything from your location to your arrival times whether early or late we can accommodate you. Flinders Street, Collins Street and Little Collins Street are central and close by to transport links and the best attractions.

Flinders Street:

Love a little flutter on the slots? How about one armed bandit? The Crown Casino is right on the doorstep of the Northbank apartments. If you’re interested in live shows, shops, cafes, music venues and a fantastic casino all in one place, then Crown Casino is where you want to be located near. We have one and two bedroom apartments of varied luxury and we have your comfort in mind at all times. Whether you want a one bed with a balcony or a standard apartment, you can enjoy perfect coffee pod machines and fully integrated appliances. However if you don’t want to cook, Nandos, Dominos and a 7 Eleven are right on the doorstep!

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Little Collins Street:

If you are interested in plant life and gardens, the Royal Botanical Gardens are right nearby. You can enjoy a children’s garden, Melbourne Observatory and Guilfoyle’s Volcano! If that’s not enough fun, Melbourne Zoo is so close by and both of these are excellent days out for large groups and especially families. Our apartments are close to the SkyBus terminal so they’re an ideal placement for the independent traveller as well as someone staying close by on business. The one and two bedroom apartments are petite and ready for smaller groups of people. Kick back with Netflix ready TVs and order in from one of the local cafes so you don’t even have to cook!

Collins Street:

Collins Street is our newest destination in the heart of the CBD and we have a new Vertigo lounge situated here. The lounge offers guest services like free wi-fi , luggage storage , lite snacks and a sweet bar as well as check in services. This building is close to the free tram zone and is so close to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and tons of excellent museums. Your holiday accommodation here can accommodate larger groups and large families and we make every effort to make sure you can be as comfortable as possible.

All apartments are fully serviced when for before you arrive. Don’t forget though, no matter where you are across Australia, bring sunscreen. We may get four seasons a day in Melbourne some days, but that doesn’t mean the sun won’t burn you within 8 minutes here! Safety first at all times and we will always endeavour to give you the best advice we can while you’re staying with us. Beaches are beautiful, burns definitely are not!

 

 

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Simple Tips to Help Strengthen Family Ties

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Travel |

Creating a family is not easy at all. This does not end up after marriage neither after giving birth. A family involves a lot of responsibilities, sacrifices and even building up of your own legacy to be implied to the succeeding generation. By and large, there are also various reasons for you to consider that can break down the foundation of a family. Some of which are caused by busy work schedule incapacitating the head of the family to attend even the simplest needs of their children. As simple as this, can already create an issue that would detach the bond of a child from its parents. Moreover, there are simple tips that you can apply in order to strengthen family ties.

Spare some time for an adventure – The best way to strengthen family ties is to bond with your children. No matter how busy your schedule is, make sure to spare some time for them. You can also take this opportunity to relax and free yourself from all the stress you had from work. There are a lot of adventurous things that you can do aside from bringing them to the park. You can even opt to have them experience Holiday parks north Wales where the real adventure can be found no matter the age group is. There are various activities that you and your family can definitely enjoy out from their facility. This includes Amusement arcade, adventure playground (for those toddlers to also relate and play their stuff), Heated indoor pool, Pub and restaurant and more. Not just that, there are also holiday homes that you can rent out which are fully equipped with everything that you could wish for in a holiday home such as fridge, bath and shower, television, etc.

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Make sure to keep up – It is already given that for most working parents, work should be their top priority in order to supply and sustain the needs of the family. However, you have to understand that not all the time your money will worth all the sacrifices. It is already a common mistake wherein the parents would spend more time in the office rather than with their kids and this is the major reasons why kids’ rebel and no longer gain respect for their parents which can destroy the future that you prefer for them to have. That is why as much as possible, make sure to keep up and spare some time to bond with them. You can even attend and support your child in any school activities that they want to participate as a sign of love and support.

Impose discipline – Not all of the times you are to spoil your children in saying yes and in giving them what they want even though you are already out from your budget. You also have to let them understand that you, parents should be followed because you are the foundation of the family and you know more what’s best for them. As parents, you should give importance in imposing discipline towards your children because it will help them mould their selves to become a better citizen and a better person.

 

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All You Need to Know About Luxury Charter

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Tourism |

If you’ve been saving all this year to have a good trip in a luxury yacht, then you might want to learn everything you have to know about yacht to make sure you’re going to enjoy your trip to the fullest. Lack of knowledge may introduce more problems in the future that may cause delays and conflicts. It might even ruin your trip. To avoid any of these from happening, it’s better to do a little research about luxury yachts.

Sailing around the world in a luxury yacht is everyone’s dream. Having your own private pleasure playground is the best if you’re looking for an escape for a week or two from your chaotic world. In order to do so, you have to choose a good broker first. A charter broker will make your way through the niche yet saturated market. They can do all the paper works for you and you don’t even have to lift a finger to make sure that everything’s fine because they will do it for you. There are other operators that offers full service from the yachts to use, destination, amenities and all other offers that will suit whatever your budget is. You can start looking for them online at chartered yacht Greece.

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Knowing where do you want to go is a very crucial decision and also an early stage question. Typically, you have a place in mind before booking a trip and talking to your charter broker. Keep in mind that a yacht sails on a certain place depending on the season so you may want to think about the best place to go that will suit the season you are planning to book your trip.

Visual impact also plays a big part in choosing a luxury yacht. Not only that it is working properly and efficiently, it should also make an appeal because of its visual look. Plenty of yachts nowadays often get a makeover to attract more customers. Some even put an effort on hanging up beautiful paintings, art pieces, sculptures, and expensive silverwares. You’ll be investing a huge amount of money, so it’s best to look for the ones that is really worth the cash.

Amenities are also a must in every luxury yachts. Customers are always looking for something new, be it an adventure or whatever that suits their taste. Whether they wanted to go for snorkeling, ride a jet ski, spend the afternoon in an outdoor cinema, a luxury yacht must be able to provide these water toys and other equipment to satisfy their guests.

And lastly, consider the crew. The captain and the crew will either make or break your fun vacation so make sure that they are all professionals with pleasing personality as you would be staying with them for a few weeks or so. Always make sure that the crew will be able to attend all of your needs, in that way you can enjoy your chartering to its fullest extent together with the crew that is happy working with you.

To inquire about chartering yachts, visit Greece small cruises for more information.

 

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