Looking to sniff out a great city break, why not visit York and have a look at the new free guidebook entitled Smell York. This guidebook is the perfect way to explore the medieval city of York, not only is it packed full of useful information, but it also has plenty of pictures and features many local smells. That’s right, smells.
Figures suggest 2013 was the year that people took to the high seas in their droves as both the UK ferry industry and the cruise industry in general saw an increase in passengers. Here in the UK the ferry industry showed growth across all its travel sectors. Figures show that there was an increase of 2.6% up to 38million passengers for 2013. It also showed all cars carried up 1.1% to 8.37million, and coaches up overall 4.1% to 158,470.
Imagine a kitchen full of chaos with dishes piling up at the sink and the family feeling too full to help clear up the mess. The living room is full to bursting with Christmas wrappings and the tree suddenly makes everything look untidy and cramped.
Luxury holidays come in all shapes and sizes, and taking a cruise around the Caribbean offers a different perspective for your holiday.
There are more than 500 islands around the Caribbean and a cruise allows you to discover more of the area than simply picking one island and staying there. Most cruises include some of the major islands such as Barbados and Antigua, as well as some of the smaller islands you might not otherwise visit.
The cruise industry is growing rapidly, with many holiday-goers realising that a cruise is the best way to build your own holiday. The sheer number of available cruises is astounding, ensuring that whatever your tastes there are a number of options that appear to be tailored specifically to you. Maybe you prefer the cosy experience, for which you can hop aboard a smaller vessel and visit those remote destinations that are inaccessible to larger ships whilst still enjoying the luxuries of the mega cruise ships that accommodate over 5,000 passengers. Or of you are looking for a family holiday there are cruises that not only offer entertainment for all ages, but also have sophisticated children’s centres offering high quality care whilst you nip down to the pub for a cheeky pint.
The crisis that is currently affecting the centre of Egypt, mainly Cairo, but also Alexandria, Luxor, Suez and some other major cities, has caused a flurry of cancellations to some Egyptian destinations. One specialist travel company has cancelled no less than five tours so far following the Foreign Office decision to advise British travellers against all but essential travel to large parts of the country.
Leave rain and wind and snow behind and book one of the latest cruise deals on offer. With just a few clicks the dismal wintry weather of the UK can be just a distant memory. Instead of having to dress up in several layers of woolly clothes, pack the shorts, t-shirts and swimwear and head off to the sun.
Madrid is the place to visit for a taste of the real and rich Spanish culture. Despite its modern face and infrastructure, Madrid has preserved much of its historic feel and cultural heritage, from siestas to traditional foods and fiestas. Even the ultra modern events will still have some touch of tradition in Madrid.
Cruises are becoming increasingly popular and it’s clear to see why. Not only can they cater for your every need and provide the ultimate relaxing setting if you want it, but they also give holidaymakers the chance to stop off at a range of destinations all in one trip.
Finding the latest offers on cruise holidays can be a confusing, with a dizzying array of destinations, operators and themes on offer. Every brochure looks like a dream trip so choosing the right one to suit your requirements is imperative.
The exotic destination of the Caribbean is always popular with people looking for winter sun and to get away somewhere tropical. There are hundreds of islands in this region, so for a holiday a cruise is the easiest way to see the best of the Caribbean. You get to island hop from on tropical paradise to another with ease.