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Are you Still Looking to Book a Holiday this Summer?

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The summer is quickly coming to an end and before we know it, children will be going back to school. If you haven’t yet booked a summer getaway, you need to think about getting it done soon – time is running out. There are much fewer last minute deals around these days, especially during the summer, so you might begin to struggle. You will most likely still be able to find some options, especially if people have cancelled their trips last minute. This can be a great way of finding some good deals that will offer you great value for money, and the excitement of not knowing where in the world you are going until the last minute. If you are struggling to find last minute deals, why not go somewhere in the UK, camp, or hire out a camper van? This can give you a sense of adventure, and it will be great for the kids.

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Staying Safe During the Mongol Rally

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The Mongol Rally is one of the most famous car rallies in the world. It is an amazing experience, with people from all over the world travelling to Mongolia to take part. It used to end in Mongolia, but now actually continues into Ulan Ude in Russia. There are some rules for entering the Mongol Rally, which you need to know before considering taking part: You need to raise money for charity. Each team has to raise £1,000 at least. Racing in public spaces is not legal and you must abide by the law at all times The car you use has to be 1200cc or below. The rally is organised by an organisation called The Adventurists, who organise events and adventures all over the world. They describe it as the greatest motoring adventure on the planet, with hundreds of teams entering it each year. The rally covers 10,000 miles in total, across various terrains within different countries. Most teams start out in the UK and head across Europe, though others also start out in the Czech Republic. There is no doubt that the Mongol Rally is an amazing experience for the vast majority of people who take part. There…

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Picking a Destination for an Extended Trip

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An extended trip is an exciting prospect, whether you’ve travelled the world or this is your first adventure. What is always key is getting the destination just right. You will need to make sure you pick somewhere that has plenty to offer and will adhere to your interests, so that you can really make the most of your trip and enjoy every moment. When researching destinations, it’s always a good idea to think about what you enjoy doing. Make a list – it could be anything, from going to beautiful beaches to walking, hiking and spotting wildlife. You can then research parts of the world that correspond to this. Another major consideration is budget. If you want to travel for a long time, then think about sports that are going to be more budget friendly. There is also the option of working as you go if you set your heart on somewhere more pricey.

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Going on Holiday – the Best Times to Travel

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If you want to go on holiday, there are destinations that can suit you throughout the year. Winter sun isn’t so hard to get with the availability of budget flights and reasonable accommodation, and good transport can help you reach destinations more quickly. Whenever you are travelling, there will always be some deals to be had. Here are some things to think about: If you can, travel outside of the school holidays. If this isn’t possible because you have children or work in a school, carry out price comparisons to find the right deal for you. There will still be lower cost options – you just need to find them. Spend some researching the weather in your destination. For example, Thailand is a great winter sun option, but if you go at the wrong time, you will be affected by monsoon season. Travel last minute. Book something at the last minute and be open to options!

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All-Inclusive Holidays – Yes or No?

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An all-inclusive holiday can be a far easier option for people going on holiday. They will include accommodation, food and often transportation as well. The accommodation might be the flights, the transfer to the accommodation upon arrival, or both. All-inclusive can be a good way to travel if you are looking for a relaxing break. You won’t have to think about anything once you arrive, as the basics will already be covered. If you want to do any other activities, you can simply book them in without having to question what you will do for food or transport. The trouble with all inclusive is the lack of freedom it might give you. If you have children, they may get bored staying in the hotel and using its facilities. However, if everything is paid for there, you may be reluctant to spend more money going out and about. A compromise could be to go half board.  

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