We are fans of the majestic beauty of Cumbria but without doubt we have to recognise that the weather can mean that you have to call off your walk whether it be at the bottom of the mountain or even before you start your trip
If you are already on a walking holiday in Cumbria then you are fully committed to the vagries of the weather. On the one hand we recommend patience and optimism because as the saying goes: if you do like the weather in Cumbria, wait five minutes. On the other hand you can consider a walking holiday in the sun in a Mediterranean country.
By far the most popular destination is Italy and with good reason. However we would like to recommmend other alternatives which offer a similar quality of trekking however you are far less likely to meet other walkers. Obviously you may lover to meet fellow walking folk and so have a totally different opinion. (more...)
From the Amalfi Coast to the toe of Italy, this southern European country has been attracting visitors in their millions for literally thousands of years and this is definitely not difficult to see why. The nations is so varied, there is bound to be something that will appeal to even the most discerning of traveller.
Starting up in the north of this beautiful country, you have The Dolomite Mountain range, on the border with Austria and Switzerland. This is where many Italians head for the winter skiing excursions and is a particularly picturesque part of the world.
Then we hit some of the great cities such as Milan and Venice: both are exceptionally popular attractions in their own right. Florence and Rome are equally welcoming millions of visitors every year and this is for the awesome museums of Firenze and the Roman ruins of the capital. (more...)
As people are genuinely having to watch their travel budgets this year, as the Government insists on clawing-in as much money as they can get out of us all, remaining within the UK may prove to be the perfect answer. With this in mind, how do adventure holidays in Cumbria from Activities Abroad grab you?
The Lake District National Park has a natural draw all of its own anyway, but there are also specialised adventure holidays available in the area that will certainly appeal to those who are looking for an adrenaline-pumping getaway. Activities range from abseiling and mountain biking, to white-water-rafting and even bungee jumping.
For a slightly tamer pursuit, there are miles and miles of hiking treks to conquer throughout the park and some of these will take you high up into the mountains of the area. Then, of course, there are the largest lakes in England to enjoy here and this opens up activities such as sailing and kayaking. (more...)
Plenty of people are turning their attention to taking a holiday within their own country this year. Flights and accommodation seems to have gone through the roof abroad lately, and the old fashioned package holiday is nothing like as good a deal as it was about 15 years ago.
Whether you favour a hiking holiday in the Highlands of Scotland, or maybe Cumbria Golf Holidays, there is no end of destinations to visit and every conceivable type of activity to keep you entertained.
This year, more than any other, the tourist industry of the UK really needs to be supported. Why head abroad and channel money into foreign economies when charity can begin at home, for once, and we can do something to get our own nation back on its feet? (more...)
There are very few places, that come under the classification of Europe, that you can comfortably travel to at any time of the year. Even Greece is nothing like as warm in January and February. However, The Canary Islands are a definite exception to this rule, even though they should really come under the administration of West Africa.
With temperatures ranging between 21 and 28 degrees Celsius, across the full 12 months, this is the biggest draw for the millions of tourists that head to these sun-soaked islands every year. What is more, the islands enjoy a relatively low rainfall for much of the time too.
The islands that make up this archipelago are Gran Canaria, popular Tenerife , Fuerteventura and Lanzarote and all enjoy a good selection of beaches and tourist facilities. (more...)
One of the very first gay holiday spots to emerge in Europe, was the resort of Sitges , which can be found very close to Barcelona, in Spain. This was one of the first destinations that gay men and lesbians felt they could travel to and not be subject to disapproval from the majority heterosexual crowd.
This resort is well known for being more gay friendly than the majority of other resorts in the world. The nightlife tends to attract this audience, as do the restaurants, bars and cafes in the area.
Sitges developed at a time when the travel industry were starting to catch on to the idea of the Pink Pound. This is a term that is used to describe that fact that gay people usually have much larger disposable incomes and this is primarily down to the fact that there are usually no expensive kids to bring up. (more...)
If you are planning a holiday in the near future, one of your choices, after the destination, will be where you want to stay and you may have to decide whether you want to stay in an hotel or an apartment.
There are pros and cons of each option, of course. Beach apartments and ski apartments are in some ways more versatile as they offer a more flexible way of living. You can chill out after a hard day on the slopes or the beach, grab a beer when you want to without having to call room service and lie in without the chambermaid waking you up.
The downsides are that apartments are less sociable than hotels as you do not bump into people at breakfast or dinner; and you have to do your own cooking and shopping just as you would at home. You also have to tidy up after yourself as there is no daily clean of the room. (more...)
If you are a horse lover, Lancashire is the perfect vacation destination for you. From the saddle of a horse, you can discover, explore, and enjoy the many rural areas of Lancashire. Lancashire has over 240 miles of bridleways located in scenic landscapes, majestic moorland, sweeping valleys and hidden reservoirs.
Horse riding in Lancashire is becoming increasingly popular due to the many different horse riding opportunities and the horse friendly accommodations that are available in Lancashire which is why it is the ideal horse riding destination.
You will be able to enjoy horse riding in Lancashire from two main routes – the North Lancashire Bridleway and the Pennine Bridleway. The Pennine Bridleway consists of the 47-mile Mary Townley Loop which leads to the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire and routes over the moorlands and across the reservoirs and valleys of Bottomley to Erringdon. It takes almost three-thirds of a day to complete the Mary Townley Loop. The North Lancashire Bridleway was developed around Bowland and is 47 km long. (more...)
In case you have not looked out the window recently, it is winter. It is incredibly cold and the weather is just plain miserable. You, like most people, probably want to get away. You want to go somewhere where you don’t have to shovel snow and salt. You want to get away from these nasty temperatures. Perhaps you want to go to a place with more sun. How about a tropical vacation to the beaches of Africa or the Indian Ocean?
Africa has many great beaches and resorts. It has crystal clear waters, and a lot of great services for you and your loved ones. They have many great hotels and five star restaurants. The travel agents at Gane and Marshall can help you find the best deals on trips to Kenya, Zanzibar or Tanzania. In these countries, there are many things for you and your family to do. You can go swimming or sunbathing at their many different beaches. You can see their many different museums. Perhaps you want to see some ruins. It would be a great experience for you and your children to learn about a different culture. Anything you want to do, the travel agents at Gane and Marshall can arrange for it. You can book your trip simply by going to www.ganeandmarshall.com /.
When you book your trip, you can schedule a lot of different things. You can take one of the agency’s pre-planned packages or you can customize a trip of your own. If you want to just lounge around on one of Africa’s many beaches, it can be done. For those who like animals, the agency arranges safaris. You can see animals like lions and tigers in their natural habitats complete with guides who will give you all sorts of valuable information about all the animals you see. (more...)