Welcome to the Highlands Family Holiday Site, highlands of Scotland. We aim to bring you a complete guide to the Scottish Highlands and if you looking to visit the Scottish Highlands for a holiday we hope you will find all your information here:
The best way of really getting to see the Mediterranean region of Europe is to fly into one country and then fly back from a totally different one. For this suggested tour of this delightful and favourite part of the continent, we are going to suggest flying into a location in Italy: Rome would probably make a perfect start for you here.
Many airlines now permit you to book 2 separate single flights and do not penalise you for mixing routes - therefore take full advantage of this with this tour.
Spend your first few nights in Trastevere apartment rentals and this will give you the full flexibility to really get out there and experience the city for yourself. Then the tour will start properly and you should definitely include Florence on your itinerary list as you head towards your next country. (more...)
Travel, as they say, broadens the mind. This phrase has never been so true once you have experienced a wildlife holiday from Wildlife & Wilderness.
When you travel to another country and experience some of the fantastic and exciting wildlife you will be keen to do this again.
Some wildlife holidays that are available right now can be tailored to suit your individual needs. For example you may want to travel abroad to experience a wildlife-based family holiday, group holiday or even honeymoon. Whatever you want you will be able to find it amongst the large choice of wildlife holidays available. (more...)
As much as we enjoy our annual holidays, they are often considered a luxury expense when the economy takes a turn for the worst. And that is exactly what has happened in the UK as millions of families have decided to scrap their vacation plans and stay at home. The practice has become so commonplace that they even invented a new word for it. They call them staycations.
A staycation is when someone takes a vacation at home or in the UK. And according to the latest statistics, more people are taking them. International travel from the UK was off by nearly ten percent in 2009. But just because you have to stay home doesn't mean you can't have any fun.
One of the great things about living in the UK is that you have four countries you can visit in your own backyard. Transportation between Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern Ireland is affordable because they are all on the same island. Well, all except Northern Ireland. That makes planning your adventure with the family a breeze. (more...)
The popularity of cycling holidays is on the rise, according to a recent survey. UK tourists have taken about thirty percent more of these vacations over the past two years. There are a number of explanations for the sudden increase in more active holidays. The first and most obvious one is the rise in the obesity rate.
All hyperbole aside, obesity in Britain has become an epidemic. One in every five residents meets the rather liberal standards for obesity, while one in three are overweight. Fortunately, some people are paying attention and are planning holidays that don't include buffets. The most popular destination for these trips is the Mediterranean.
Biking and walking tours in Greece, Italy, France, and Spain are all on the rise. Of course, it's not just the exercise that draws people in. It is also the fact that these trips are extremely cheap. Experienced hikers and cyclists often camp out under the stars instead of staying in posh hotel rooms. Where should you look for Biking or hiking holidays around the Mediterranean? (more...)
In the wake of the global recession, the travel industry in Europe has experienced a significant decline. As a general rule, countries that rely heavily on European visitors have been the hardest hit. For example, most of the people who travel to Ireland come from the UK. Unfortunately, the economy of the UK has been slow to recover from the recession. Not surprisingly, travel from the UK to Ireland fell by almost twenty percent last year. By comparison, a country like France attracts tourists from all over the world, from places where economic activity has improved.
The one silver lining amid the dark clouds is that tourists can find great deals to almost any city in Europe. Since tourism is an integral part of most European economies, most nations have been forced to lower their rates to attract new guests. This includes deals on everything from hotel rooms to airfares to restaurants, even retail stores.
In fact, the more a nation relies on revenue from tourists, the cheaper their rates have become. Even Italy, which is the fifth most visited nation on earth, has been forced to offer discounts on airfares and hotel accommodation after travel revenue fell by more than three billion pounds in 2010. Where should you look for 10 day holidays (more...)
Some people yearn for luxury holidays; only 5-star hotels and business class travel will do for them. However, this can be quite soulless and you often miss out on the real country itself. You are shielded in a manicured hotel, often with food that is quite unlike anything the local people have ever tasted.
Waiters on tap, and the doorman beating himself on the head if he doesn't get there in time to open the door for you.
That is why many people prefer the freedom of a camping or caravanning holiday. They can just go down to their local dealership to have a look at the used holiday caravans, pick one they like the look of and Bob's your uncle!
Freedom to do exactly what you want and in your own time. Freedom to choose whichever road you want and end up in the town of your choice; freedom to change your plans at the last minute, or not even make any plans at all! (more...)
A high number of residents of the UK travel to Australia each year, which makes it one of the most popular flights for UK tourists. Why is Australia such a hot commodity? It's not that the continent isn't beautiful, it most assuredly is. But it's quite a trip from London to Sydney, Australia's largest city. It takes about twenty hours plus.
So why is Australia so popular? In short, it is the ultimate luxury vacation. Unfortunately for the Aussies, the global recession has led to a precipitous decline in arrivals from the UK. The latest numbers showed a drop of nearly thirty percent. There are several reasons for this.
The first and most obvious is that the long plane ride from the UK is expensive. Though rates do vary from day to day and from airline to airline, a roundtrip ticket Down Under is about five times more expensive than visiting countries in Europe. What about long term furnished apartments Sydney (more...)
While it is only the 9th largest county in Scotland, Lanarkshire has an impressive tourism industry that brings in over 300 million pounds per annum. Even in the wake of the recession when travel numbers are down nationwide, Lanarkshire has done well. What's their secret?
It may have something to do with the tourism bosses in Lanarkshire and the fact that pay attention to the trends. For example, they recently announced an ambitious new plan to offer package deals on day trips to Lanarkshire this autumn. Traditionally a slow time of year for the tourism industry, the bosses are taking heed of a new trend called the staycation.
A staycation is when you take a trip at home or to a nearby country. Millions of citizens from the UK have been taking them since the recession hit in 2008. And even when it ended, people continued to take them in 2010. What does this have to do with Scottish business? (more...)
As one who used to fear flying and was forced to confront that fear head on, I do sympathise heavily with those who do not like flying. As one who used to cry even on one hour flights, can you imagine that it is now possible to write about my travel in Australia.
I will not pretend that it was easy. I remember the early days where I would shake just getting on the flight and I do not know how I managed not to run off the plane screaming. But my main strategy was to force myself Ė and in a big way!
What did I do? Well, I was lucky enough to land myself a job that required extensive travel. Luckily enough, they did not ask me in the interview if I liked flying! Soon after, I was expected to travel half the month. (more...)
Majorca, just off the coast of Spain, is a popluar holiday destination, and it is easy to see why with its Mediterranean climate and combination of good beaches and varied night-life. Lots of information on the best places to stay can be found at Majorca.co.uk together with excellent travel packages.
Majorca manages to be all things to all men, in that it has an amazing natural beauty as well as a rich cultural heritage dating back to the time of the Phoenicians, the Romans, and subsequently the Moors. You get a sense of history immediately as you fly in over the 14th century Gothic cathedral at Palma and then across fields and vineyards which have hardly changed for centuries.
Although many, if not most tourists go for the sun, sea, and night-life, there are many parts of the island still untouched by tourism, and well worth seeing for the variety of wildlife and the magnificent scenery. The northern part of Majorca has dramatic mountains and gorges, with narrow, winding roads, and the occasional spectacular viewpoint out to sea, such as the former defence tower at Mirador de ses Animes. (more...)
Moving home as well as job is always a stressful time, and if you're moving overseas it can be doubly so, with so many unknowns to confront. In the present poor economic climate in Britain many people are seeking better work opportunities abroad where there are more dynamic economies such as Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Canada, or New Zealand. Many of these places are long haul destinations, so upping sticks in the UK and transporting all your belongings abroad can be a major undertaking. Getting a good removal company that is experienced and empathetic is crucial to getting the problem sorted with the least hassle.
It is very important to take time to find and liaise with a sympathetic and reliable removal company which may not be easy if you have never done it before. You can ask your local citizens advice bureau for a list of accredited international removal firms. You might also ask around amongst friends and contacts but a good way to get the right sort of help is by means of online reviews. A good example is movecorp international moving reviews online which helps provide the information you need.
You want a company that will respond quickly and deal efficiently and honestly with queries and problems, and who will turn up when they say they will to give a proper quotation of costs. (more...)
If you like fresh, untramelled mountains to look at, hike over, or ski down you don't have to go to the Pyrenees because the mountains of Scotland are just as good in every way. Many people enjoy a touring holiday because every day can bring something new to see or experience, and a place like Scotland is ideal because not only is there some really fine, unspoiled countryside but traffic is sparse in most areas so that touring is a real pleasure giving you time to enjoy the scenery.
The ideal way to do such a trip is towing a caravan, so that you can stop off virtually wherever you like and take time out to explore the area leaving the caravan parked up. You don't even need to buy a caravan if you have never done this sort of thing before because you can rent one. Just look online for touring caravan hire and you can see a range of vans, one of which is sure to suit your needs providing you have a reasonable sized car able to tow a small touring van. Such a set-up gives you complete freedom to exlplore the wonderful rugged scenery of Scotland.
Take the west coast for example. Here you find dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery north of Glasgow with some unspoilt islands off the coast unchanged since the mists of time. Inland there are historic castles, lochs and glens, and mountains which are often capped with snow. There is Glen Coe, for example, famous for the battle between the MacDonalds and the Earl of Argyle's regiment in 1692. This a superb area for rock climbing or just walking in the hills, breathing air, fresh as only mountain air can be. (more...)
Traveling to various countries and enjoying the different cultures is one of the best hobbies that a person can possess. Many people like to travel to different countries and bring back home different experiences. As a matter of fact, such people donít lose out on an opportunity to travel abroad and enjoy the wonders the world has to offer. The world we live in is definitely beautiful and mystical. Every country and every place has its own story of culture, tradition and lifestyle that will enthrall you if you are an avid traveler. One such beautiful place that is a surely a dream destination of every travel enthusiast is France.
France is often referred to be a travelerís paradise. The country has a lot to offer Ė from great tourist attractions, a wonderful holiday experience to exquisite cuisine; traveling to France will definitely leave you with a lot of memories. Many people find France to be a very captivating place. Paris for instance, is considered to be the best place for people in love to share some quality time together. France is actually synonymous to love and sharing joy together. This is the reason why many people spend great time with the families and loved ones here so much so that they often feel sad when itís time to leave.
A French holiday will always remain a beautiful memory for a lifetime. If you are just back from France and are looking at remembering those moments that you had spent in the country with your loved ones, you will surely want to go back in time with the pictures you have. However, it is only through the Souvenirs of Paris that you can actually re-live your experience in France and Paris. (more...)