Archive for July, 2011

Weekend Breaks For Your Entire Family

Working hard all week long often means you’re tired when you get home, and don’t have enough time to spend with the family.

So, weekend breaks for the entire family are important, as they give you the chance to bond and relax.

Children can be difficult to satisfy, though, so some thought needs to go into these trips or you might find them frustrating.

If you can find economical flights and hotels online, and book there and then, it takes all the hassle out of planning the trip. Otherwise, you’re faced with a trip into town to a travel agent, or possibly ringing them up and spending a long time in conversation while they check what’s available on their system.

It’s not such a long time since the only way to find last minute bargains was to watch Teletext and ring the company concerned. Now, websites have taken away the frustration that was involved in waiting for each of those pages to come up on the TV.

Expedia and Lastminute are two great sites offering outstanding travel deals for weekend and city breaks, whether you are going alone, as a couple or with children.

One thing that’s worth checking out is what the different airlines offer in terms of entertainment. Children tend to get agitated and difficult to deal with when they are bored, so if you can find an airline that has a good range of films and TV shows as well as game onboard, it should keep them occupied.

If you’re travelling with children, it can be tempting to look for the very cheapest available flights – especially if you have a large family. But bear in mind that some low-cost airlines don’t offer seat reservations, it is “first come, first served” as far as seating goes and you don’t want to find yourself separated from your children because there are few seats left.

Also, check the airlines’ policies on things like child buggies. Most airlines are child-friendly and will allow you to store a buggy in a special locker, and they will also allow you to board the aircraft first so that you can get settled more easily.

If comedy, rather than travel, is more your thing, check out Fosters’ new online videos featuring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.