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Travelling to South Holland

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Depending on where you’re travelling from within Great Britain, you can usually get a really good deal on flights to Holland. Whether you’re flying with easy Jet from Luton, KLM from Birmingham, or another Airliner from one of the London Airports, you are bound to find something that suits your budget and has flights available around the date and time you wish to travel. Once you book your holiday and arrive at Schiphol airport you can go anywhere in Holland thanks to the flexible and reliable train system that connects to all the major cities, or has links to buses to the places the trains don’t go. A word to the wise though, if you are travelling to Holland and wish to get on the busses be aware that they have no cash or ticket system, and you have to use a smart card instead; you can usually purchase these cards from a help desk in the train station, or at a travel desk, and even at the local Albert Heijn, though it’s helpful that you speak Dutch if your planning on doing this further away in the smaller towns last minute, as English will be less spoken. Holland is known…

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Visit Toronto, Ontario Canada

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Travelling is great and when it’s a new place you have never been to before the adventure is so much better. You get to see the sights and meet new people, as well as experience first hand a new culture and be part of it briefly during your stay. If you have not already visited Canada, then it’s time you went and explored the small towns and villages around Toronto and see the awesome Canadian culture and history of those towns or places. Toronto is a bustling city and is akin to a concrete jungle when your coming off the highways into the main cities and joining the complex road systems. On the up though the walk way system is brilliant and the underpasses connect to the main train station easily and you can usually find your way around the city pretty easily. The weather in Canada is usually always severe because the lower part is mostly flat where high winds and adverse weather conditions can pick up fast and come down hard when you least expect it, such as flash rain in the rainy season and rapidly dropping temperatures in the winter when the snow storms hit. In addition…

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City Breaks to Historic Bath

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The summer is here and the weather is great, why not take some time away during the weekend for a city break in historic Bath. Whether your looking for an exciting weekend away with lots of places to see and explore such as iconic visitor attractions like Stonehenge or  Longleat Safari Park, or a foodie looking to indulge yourself on a range of different foods and drinks at the many food and drink establishments dotted around the city, or places to sit and enjoy a tea or coffee surrounded with some truly beautiful Georgian architecture, or maybe a beauty queen looking for a luxury spa retreat where you can relax and be pampered, Bath can offer the ideal weekend break for you. Perhaps your looking for the whole package and really want to let go and have fun for a couple of days, so why not book a hotel for two nights then hop on a train Friday night and have an exciting get away in Bath for the weekend.

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Affordable Stress-Free Weekend Breaks

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When you need to get away but don’t have time during the week, and/or you are on a tight budget, it might be worth staying within the same county (depending on where you live) and look around for places in the countryside that you can stay for the weekend. You can rent a log cabin for a couple of days on a farm in places like Rutland if you live within the Leicestershire area, and relax in a tranquil setting away from all the noise and stress of daily life; if you want to rent out a holiday cottage you may be subject to a minimum stay of about 7 day’s, so be aware of that. Or maybe you want somewhere by the sea, and you can stay at a B&B for a couple of day’s and spend time walking on the beach at night, and seeing the sights during the day. Also a good suggestion is to visit one of the local cafes during the quiet hour when they first open and relax over a great cup of tea or coffee, maybe even having something for breakfast also. It’s always best to find the most quiet places that cater to…

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Biking and Hiking Holiday

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Great Britain has a lot to offer, and if your feeling fit and active then going for a biking and hiking holiday across the vast and beautiful landscapes of this fine country would be an ideal holiday for you. On your bike you can truly appreciate the great views and stop to see the small towns and cities along the way depending on the route your taking to get to where you want to be. By taking a lightweight compact pop-up tent you can stop and pitch your tent wherever your brave enough to set up; if you think smart you will take only the essentials with you as you travel, and stock up with the stuff you need to eat and drink for a few day’s at the local shops of the towns you pass though. Once you reach your destination you can hike up the hills and trails and take in the breathtaking views from the mountains, see the vast countryside, glance at the lakes and more. The best thing about a biking and hiking holiday is that you set your own pace and go wherever you want without restrictions, for as long as your stamina and drive keeps going; make…

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