(Suspended) Rail strike: major rail disruption expected on 4/5 and 9/11 June

  • 29 May, 2015
  • Jurga Sefton
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Train

Update 04 June 2015: The proposed industrial action on Thursday 4 June until Friday 5 June and on Tuesday 9 June until Thursday 11 June has been suspended.

If you have air travel arrangements for the first two weeks of June, you might need to mark down these dates: 04-05 June and 09-11 June.

If the planned industrial action goes ahead, there is likely to be severe disruption to rail services during this period.

People who have flights on these days from UK airports are urged to allow plenty of extra time when getting to airports and plan their journey carefully. Read More


Trains, dinos, and ice cream! The best museums for children

  • 14 May, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Children's Museums

There are two great events coming up – the International Day of Families on May 15th and International Museum Day is on May 18th, and so to celebrate these two worthy occasions we’ve put together our top 10 best museums for children, worldwide!

Museums might inspire a groan from the kids, but they really don’t have to be boring; in fact, at some of these museums you might have trouble getting them to leave!

Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

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Home of the largest model railway in the world, with 930 trains alone, this is a must-see for any train fan or indeed anyone who enjoys scale models in general. It is split into several areas, including Harz, Scandinavia, Hamburg, and the Knuffingen Airport. Read More


How not to annoy your partner this Valentine’s Day

  • 10 Feb, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Couple travelling Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, there are thousands of couples heading off this week for a weekend (or longer!) away. It’s a romantic notion and there are plenty of perfect destinations to enjoy, but most importantly, don’t let your dream trip turn into a nightmare by allowing the little things to cause arguments between you and your loved one.

Travelling can be stressful, and it’s been well documented that arguments are on the rise when on holiday, so we asked our team for some tips on how they’ve kept their travels stress-free when on holiday with their other half! Read More


Secrets for a stress-free ski holiday

  • 16 Jan, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Skiing packing

Let’s face it, ski holidays are not known for being the most relaxing holidays. Compared with your list of essentials for a beach holiday, when you look at what you need to take with you for skiing you can see straight away that it is more complicated than a holiday lying on a beach reading a good book! The journey is generally more stressful too – long, uncomfortable transfers to get up the mountains to your ski resort, unpredictable weather conditions and endless traffic jams are what are often in store. For some expert advice we teamed up with Snowplaza who kindly put together some helpful tips to make your ski holidays as stress-free as possible.

Packing for ski holidays

Before you’ve even gone anywhere, the challenge starts with what to pack for your ski holidays. In comparison to summer holiday packing, this task can seem rather daunting – especially if you’re travelling with kids! Once you’ve laid out your 6 pairs of ski socks, 6 thermal tops, 6 roll-necks, 6 fleeces, ski goggles, ski gloves and a bobble hat for everyone, you’ll probably be wondering if hiring a van and driving might be a more sensible option!

Ski gear is, for obvious reasons, bulky. However, there are certain items that you can cut down on. For example, you really don’t need 6 bulky fleeces – as they are not in contact with your skin, you can live without a clean one each day! However, NEVER go skiing with any less than a fresh pair of ski socks per day – anyone who skis will know why! Read More