Payback time for Ryanair’s Micheal O’Leary!

Ryanair’s Micheal O’Leary arrives in a hotel in Dublin, he goes to the bar and asks for a pint of draught Guinness. The barman nodded and said, “That will be one Euro please, Mr. O’Leary.”
Somewhat taken aback, O’Leary replied, “That’s very cheap,” and handed over his money.
“Well, we try to stay ahead of the competition”, said the barman. “And we are serving free pints every Wednesday evening from 6 until 8. We have the cheapest beer in Ireland”
“That is remarkable value” Michael comments
“I see you don’t seem to have a glass, so you’ll probably need one of ours.
That will be 3 euro please.
O’Leary scowled, but paid up. He took his drink and walked towards a seat. Continue reading →

Why do I love/hate/love Wizz Air

I love Acer and I hate McDonald’s, things are plain and simple. But what if a company makes me love them and hate them at the same time? Can I ignore the bad things and love them anyway, or should I only see the bad things and ignore all the good things about them? Continue reading →

How to Keep Your Children Happy When Travelling

 

the Flight

the Flight (Photo credit: ihave3kids)

Every parent knows that children and travelling is a match made in hell. Long flights, train and car journeys often ruin getting to the destination, and get your vacation off to a stressful start. It doesn’t have to be this way though.

Whether you are travelling with your own children, supervising a school trip or even entertaining foster children, it can be an experience that tests even the most patient of adults if you don’t go prepared.

There are a whole host of easy and inexpensive ways you can keep your little ones preoccupied. Whether you’re faced with 2 hours on a train, or 6 hours on a plane, we’ve compiled a list of 10 fool-proof ways to keep children happy when travelling:

1. Flight times

Children like routine and will get pretty cranky if you book a holiday with terrible flight times. Try and fly in the evening so they can sleep on the plan, or first thing in the morning so by the time night falls they’re already in the right routine. Continue reading →

Experience the great American landscapes from a different perspective

The American landscape is diverse and seemingly never ending. Whilst it can be experienced through a movie screen or via a driving holiday, there can be no better way to immerse yourself in the majestic surroundings than by taking a walking holiday.

Take a hike

Whether your passion lies in the desert landscapes of the wild west, or hiking in the mountains is more your thing, there is bound to be a walking tour that will satisfy your desire to explore. Similarly, if you’ve got moderate experience in walking, most walking tours have planned hikes of around four hours. If however you’re more experienced and really want to take in a challenging hike, optional walks of up to eight hours can challenge anyone! Continue reading →

Palermo, Italy

Palermo was once the intellectual capital of the whole of Europe and has always been at the crossroads of civilisation. This gorgeous city has attracted almost every culture, situated at the foot of Monte Pellegrino; this city has touched almost every culture in the Mediterranean world. Palermo has Arab, Christian, byzantine, roman, Norman and even Italian descendants.  All of this diverse culture has created some of the best works of art and best food the world has ever seen. The architecture in Palermo’s chaotic vitality, on display at some of Italy’s most vibrant outdoor markets, public squares, street bazaars and food vendors. Continue reading →

The Customs and Culture of Dubai – What you need to Know

Visiting any culture different to your own may mean you have to alter your approach somewhat and be aware of certain things. Acquainting yourself with the culture of Dubai is something that’s important and will help ensure you enjoy your time in the Middle Eastern country. Here are some tips to make assured you have a wonderful time in this amazing part of the world. Continue reading →

A holiday guide to stunning Somerset in the UK

Dunster in Somerset

If you are hankering after peace and quiet in the countryside, escape to Somerset for a laid-back break. Being just a couple hours drive from London, it’s an easily reachable holiday destination. As soon as you’ve ventured into Somerset’s countryside, the Quantock Hills and the valleys, streams and hills of Exmoor, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a different world.

From Exmoor in the west, across to Frome in the east, Somerset’s holiday cottages enjoy views of rolling hills and greenery. If you prefer to be beside the sea Porlock, Minehead, Dunster and Watchet, are excellent choices for a seaside holiday. Continue reading →

Paris: not only romance and soppiness

Paris… Baby, will you take me to Paris?? It is the most romantic city in the world!!! How many times have you heard this?! Many times, for sure, as it is well known that the atmosphere in Paris is full of romance, cuddling and tenderness. The French capital, however has so much more to offer! Here you can find lively neighbourhoods such as the Latin Quarter and you can discover art and culture hidden even in the most remote corners of the city. If you decide to go to Paris you must absolutely prepare a detailed plan with all the mandatory stops of your visit. Paris is a metropolis full of monuments, museums and beautiful squares. What you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and the desire to walk around. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Notre Dame Cathedral are only some of the places that you have to see in this city. Continue reading →

Amsterdam: Compulsory fun

Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”, could easily be defined as a “floating” city: the element that dominates the city landscape is water. The canals, the boat houses, the play of light on the water give the city that special something that makes it fascinating and unique. Amsterdam has always been a popular holiday destination for the young, as it is famous for its discos, pubs and night-life. It is impossible to go to Amsterdam and say that you did not have fun. If you want to have a wild night of unbridled fun, go to the Leidseplein quarter or to the Red Light District. Here you will have countless possibilities to dance and have fun until the day breaks.

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Alicante: Enjoy the sea and the monuments

Although the summer is coming to an end, there are still a few sunny days that you can enjoy. If you haven’t had enough of the sea and the sun this summer you can still plan a last-minute week-end getaway. Don’t take too long to make up your mind where to go. Take our advice and fly to Alicante! You can be sure that you will still find the sun and the sky-blue sea waiting for you here. Continue reading →