Cyprus is home to one of the best dive wrecks in the world, making it a popular choice for divers who want a holiday that offers great diving with plenty to see and do on dry land too. A Choice of Diving Sites With safe, crystal-clear, warm water, Cyprus offers all divers – including novices and the more experienced – a number of opportunities for great diving. Turtles, octopus, stingrays, moray and groupers are common sights and divers can choose from reef dive sites and a world-famous wreck. The Zenobia The Zenobia is the main draw for scuba divers visiting Cyprus: the wreck is consistently voted as one of the top ten wreck dives in the world. Divers that have experienced the Zenobia will tell you that it is a site that deserves to be dived again and again, in order to be ful
The Lake District in England is one of the most scenic destinations in the country, and thousands of visitors from around the world flock to the area each year in order to enjoy outdoor recreation, soak in the amazing scenery and relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life. As the largest national park in the entire country of England, there is no shortage of places to go, villages to explore and activities to try. If you thinking about planning a trip to the Lake District in the future, use this guide to learn about the top attractions in the area, the best places to eat, what kinds of outdoor recreation is available, the top villages worth a visit and what types of accommodation you can choose from. Top Attractions in the Lake District Although there are a number of touris...
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is absolutely stuffed full of things to do and see. From museums to art galleries, shopping to sport, music, eating and drinking, a weekend here will leave you with many excellent experiences and stories to take home with you. Glasgow has many museums and art galleries and all are renowned for having high quality displays. Some of the best include The Burrell Collection, Fossil Grove, The Gallery of Modern Art, Pollock House and Scotland Street School Museum. Second only to London for shopping, Glasgow city centre has three main streets that you’ll want to explore. Sauchiehall street, Buchanan street and St and Argyll Street. Amongst these these streets there are numerous designer shops, shopping centers and markets, as well as plenty of pubs
Wherever you plan on going away this summer, your holiday doesn’t have to cost the earth. Here are a few tips and hints, which could help you travel on a budget. Set a budget One of the golden rules of relying on a budget is to set one out. Before going overseas consider what you can realistically afford and how much you plan on spending. The last thing you want to return home to is post holiday blues with post holiday debt. In the run up to your holiday, start saving to make sure you have enough cash for your needs. It would also be advisable to have an emergency fund set aside. Travel light If you’re travelling via a budget airline, more often than not they will charge you for taking large luggage on board. If you can survive for the duration of your trip with ever
Finding the right holiday cabin begins with knowing where you wish to spend your future holidays. If you are planning on purchasing a home, you need to determine where you will enjoy spending your time in the future. Then you can look for holiday homes that are available in that area. If you are planning to purchase a holiday home in Cumbria, there are a number of areas available; and knowing which of these best suits your interests will help you to ensure that you buy the right cabin for your holiday now- and in the years to come. So where should you buy in the region? Bowness Where to buy a holiday home in Cumbria Bowness-on-Windermere is an excellent location for your holiday cabin. The Lake District in general offers a number of wonderful attractions and amenities an...
Leaving aside the fact that cruising the Canadian coast looking for icebergs, is totally different from sweltering on deck through the Suez Canal, once inside these floating vessels, you are going to be wearing much the same cruise clothing, no matter what your location. Ideally you need to split what you pack into two categories: formal and informal. The ships don’t usually put much of a restriction on the amount you can take on board, but remember you may have limited cabin space and an allocation of only half a dozen hangers, so it’s important not to go overboard. Jeans and t-shirts versus chinos and shirts Jeans and t-shirts may be ok in some informal eating areas, but you will find that unless you are on an under 21 cruise, most men will be wearing chinos, casual shirts a
We all think of backpacking as something that is synonymous with being a student and taking a gap year, it’s become almost a rite of passage for many youngsters to travel to Europe with just a backpack and stay in cheap hostels and travel on foot. This classic vision however is not the only way. A backpacking trip taken by car instead of on foot, can be just as rewarding, exciting and enjoyable. There are lots of roads leading across various parts of Europe, but one epic road trip that has proved tempting to many from Europe and indeed beyond is the 500 mile long stretch of road from Lac Leman in Geneva to Florence in Italy. The scenic roads stretch through glorious mountains and along beautiful coastal terrain offering wonderful views and sweet sea air. Pop the roof up on your converti
Last year I went to Marrakech for the very first time and I came away about a stone heavier – it was worth it though as I had never tried such delicious food on holiday before. It’s something that needs to be experienced to fully appreciate though, and I think I can probably entice you into booking a trip by simply telling you what to try whilst you’re there. Some people describe the city as a lot of hustle and bustle, and whilst that is true in the souks, you’ll find Marrakech hotels are little slices of heaven where you can rejuvenate after a long day exploring. Don’t let the idea of bartering put you off as you really will discover a wondrous place. And you’ll forever be trying to recreate the food that you tried whilst on your trip! Here are just five of them… Mint tea Exchange yo
Knowing what to pack for your next adventure can be the bane of some people’s existence. Trying to figure out what the weather will be like and what to pack just in case, without overloading yourself, can be a bit of a guessing game. With some holidays, it’s easier to plan ahead – skiing and walking holidays can be simple; just remember to pack light and don’t take anything unnecessary. Use this list of essentials as a guide: A Waterproof Jacket to keep the rain off your clothes, should the skies open Lightweight Trousers – don’t pack things that will take an age to dry. Jeans should be avoided. Opt instead for chinos or camo trousers, which will also take up less space in your bag Lightweight Layers – Avoid chunky knits, and similar. Choose more light layers which can easil
Choosing your holiday destination sometimes is a daunting experience. Though the world has become a global village, the experiences out there are not as few as the phrase suggests. The vastness of Europe, in itself, with its wide variety of cultures and languages already offers a tempting array of destinations. That said, the allure of the Asia, the richness of the Middle East and even the mystery of Africa all offer alternative destinations that are potentially as exciting. So, why should you pick Europe over the rest of the world? Why, for example, should you consider the vast former Soviet Empire of Russia for your holiday destination at the expense of the rest of the world. Russia, after all, does have a modern road system, great accommodation options, as well as a rich historic...