Most people's idea of a dream holiday is just lying on the beach in the sun, listening to the waves lapping at the shore. But in reality, beaches are really busy and quiet spots are few and far between. So why not trade the screaming children and cramped-style sunbathing of the seaside for the tranquil shores of a lakeside beach instead...
Visiting a new culture is an adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime. No matter what part of the world you’re lucky enough to see, the local customs, colours, smells and cuisine remind you how far you’ve travelled and how much there’s to learn about the people of the world. But, to gain a deep insight into a truly unique culture the best way is to join in with their annual festivities and celebrations, from the Santa Cruz carnivals in Tenerife to the La Tomatina in Spain - each of these celebrations offer a glimpse into a strange land, from the fun and colourful to the weird and wonderful, here are a few festivities you won't want to miss.
Where can you go in 2017 that won't break the bank? The Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer by the Post Office monitors eight common tourist items in 44 resorts and cities to see where your holiday money will stretch the furthest. The items include such everyday things such as a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer, sun cream and insect repellent. Nine of the top 10 cheapest places are in Europe, but number eight may surprise you!
The world is a vast place, with endless possibilities. Over the years many of us have experienced the call to venture out and see as much as possible, and as time moved forward the opportunities to experience new places have increaesed. Now people use their weekends to explore new cultures. Once-upon-a-time Spain was the most exotic location for most of us, now many of us venture as far as Thailand for our big getaway. But, what does this mean for our planet? How can we, as travellers make sure these natural landscapes and breathtaking sights are available for the next generation? According to one study, by 2035 global carbon dioxide emissions from tourism are set to increase by 135%. So, we have put together a few tips for being a little greener on your next trip, so you can help preserve the planet a little longer.
The day of romance is gradually approaching, and while many of us are still shaking off the effects of the festive period, others are planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. But, there’s one sure-fire way to impress a significant other- an impromptu trip to some of the most romantic destinations in the planet. We've collected advice from romantic Clickstay renters of years gone by. They've taken the time to give their opinions on some of the most romantic destinations and thier choice of villas. So, follow in their footsteps and make this Valentine's Day one to remember.