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Should You Travel Abroad Or Local Holiday?

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With recent political events that divided half the country people are worrying too much about things that may never happen and the effect of their actions by not doing something or panic buying is only going to make things worse; perhaps it’s time for a nice holiday somewhere out the way. The question now is whether you travel abroad or find some place nice here that’s out the way of people, and just make the most of it. It’s probably best to have a holiday locally and give people peace of mind that everything is still ok at the same time. Where you go really depends on budget and the type of holiday you are looking for, such as a quite cottage by the sea or in the country, something for the weekend by the sea; or a yurt in the forest; you may even decide you want a family holiday over the weekend, which would be great because the weather has been so nice lately and not too hold either. So go on, take a local break and clear your mind for a few day’s or more.

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Weekend Breaks For Those With Zero Hour Contracts

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We all love holidays, and when we can we want to get away for a couple of weeks and just escape from the norm and forget about our daily woes; just kick back relax and be free for a short while. But with the rise of Zero-Hour contracts in hospitality and retail type roles, and constantly changing and rotating schedules it’s not always going to be easy to get time off. If you have worked in retail, or a hotel for more than a few years then it might be possible to get other members of staff to cover for you during your time away, for upto a week or two. But if it’s less than that, your more likely to be refused any holiday’s and you probably did not read your contract, as it may state that you are limited to the number of day’s you can take off. If this is the case then you will only get about 3 days off at a push and will almost certainly have to agree to cover somebody else’s shift if they have to cover yours whilst you are away. Don’t be discouraged if you are stuck in one of those awful…

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Going on Glamping Holiday

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Glamping (Glamorous Camping) is a type of camping in pre-fabricated tents or Yurts on a fixed camping site; sometimes they are in trees. Usually Glamping accommodation will include most of the usual stuff you would find in a hotel room, including lighting and a solid based floor, though there won’t be a bathroom inside the tent/yurt and Glampers will have to travel to a central amenities block for showering and using the bathroom. Be aware of sites that pop up at random locations with the yurts, as they may not have good facilities due to their pop up anywhere nature; you may find yourself in a very open shower block that’s exposed to the elements with water that might not be hot or warm. On some sites they will have a local shop, which is probably going a portable truck of some sort if the site regularly moves around. In other instances the site may be on a local camping ground or country park and there will a series of fixed based shops for that site. There may be some options available for self-contained pop up pre-fab units with a small kitchen area, bathroom (with a similar water and septic…

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Winter Holiday in Sunny Spain.

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A perfect winter getaway would be to sunny Spain. The country has lots to offer;  if you speak the language it has even more to give when you understand the locals. So where will you go? There are three regions of Spain, all vibrant and welcoming with the different Spanish cultures; the Mainland, the Canary islands, and the Balearic Islands. The Balearic islands: The Balearic islands are an archipelago off eastern Spain, in the Mediterranean; these are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Mallorca (also known as Majorca), is the largest and is famous for its white sandy beaches, and the mountainous region in the north. Ibiza is known for the party resorts, and night clubs where many young travellers have travelled too to party all night and have a good time; also known for its spas and yoga retreats. On its southern side there is a smaller island called Formentera, which is known for its sandy beaches and snorkelling and sailing adventures; also offering rental boating equipment and boat charters. Menorca (also known as Minorca), is not as well known as its neighbours; but still has lots to offer with it’s white sandy beaches and pine trees along the coast. It…

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The right amount of holidays

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Holidays can be expensive. In fact, let me rephrase that, holidays are very expensive – even the budget ones that we consider cheap can still put a decent dent in our monthly salaries or our savings. So to the people out there who holiday multiple times a year we say “enjoy yourselves!” because the rest of us need to work out what is the best thing to do with our budget and our needs. We think about the amount of relaxation we get from a holiday and how much it costs us. We look at how stressed we get in the year and decide how many times we need to take a nice, lengthy break from work and our lives back home. The further you go, and the longer you go for, the more you will spend – so a hefty holiday might only happen once a year – but 2 or 3 small ones could well be in line for most of us.

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