Holidays & Travel

South West is home to some of Brits' happiest places

Authored by News Desk

The South West of England is home to some of Brits' ultimate “happy places”, according to a new study.

New research from SACO, The Serviced Apartment Company polled UK holidaymakers to discover the places in the UK which evoke special memories and ultimately make us “happy”.

The poll of 1,500 British adults revealed that Cornwall is our top ‘go-to’ holiday destination for...

Got the itch? Almost a third of Plymouth residents feel they’re more adventurous than their partner

Authored by News Desk

Holidaying solo looks set to increase for those from Plymouth, as 31% consider themselves bolder than their partner. Over half (56%) described themselves as adventurous, with 21% believing they’d actually become more so as they’d gotten older.

According to the Adventure Report by, award-winning insurer for campervans, motorhomes and caravans, when it comes to...

Falcon tickets available from onward travel kiosk at Bristol Airport

Authored by George Dawson

Stagecoach has announced that tickets for single journeys on Falcon are available for pre-purchase from Bristol Airport’s new onward transport kiosk.

Customers can buy their ticket using either contactless card or chip & pin, helping speed up boarding times and negating the need for having cash ready to give the driver. Single journey tickets are available for the following...

The ultimate family travel checklist

Authored by News Desk

This is the time when many people book their summer holiday. When it seems to have been dull and grey for a ridiculously long time, and we need something to look forward to. Traveling with a family, especially one that includes young children, can be challenging, so the sooner you start preparing, the better. Start working through this checklist now, and you’ll be well organised and prepared...

Visitor coach facilities help Plymouth get on map

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth’s project to create better facilities for coach tours has led to the city being shortlisted as a coach friendly destination in the British Coach Tourism Awards.

The Council embarked a package of works designed to create a better welcome for coach passengers coming to Britain’s Ocean City with its new multi-million coach station in the West End.

As part of the project,...

International appetite for Burts Chips

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth-based artisan snack brand, Burts Potato Chips is marking a successful year of export growth across key markets in Europe and North America. With a sweep of increased product listings across the USA, Canada and Europe, the company is growing in response to demand for great-tasting quality crisps and is now available in 28 countries worldwide.

Burts Potato Chips has experienced...

The cheapest ways to get to Hampshire for a wedding

Authored by Sarah Parker

A wedding in Hampshire is always beautiful. Whether you’re planning one for yourself or you will be attending a friend’s wedding in the area, travelling to Hampshire will be a treat on its own. Hampshire is particularly easy to access too, especially from Plymouth. Here are some of the cheapest ways to get to Hampshire for a wedding.

A Lovely Drive

Hampshire is only 3 hours...

New-look tourism website for Dartmouth launched

Authored by ewandavy

Dartmouth’s official tourism website has relaunched following a radical redesign to create a sleek new, image led site designed to inspire and capture the imagination of the browsing public, wherever they are in the world.

Developed by the experienced marketing team at Visit South Devon, the fresh new site, which features new images from Dartmouth Photographs...

How to make holiday travel part of your home school curriculum

Authored by Sarah Parker

According to government policy, parents are allowed to home school their children five years old and above but there are certain requirements which must be met. If you are thinking of home schooling your children, you can get information from your local council but you should also write to your head teacher if and when you make the decision to take your child out of their school. In any case,...

Ttips on how to drive safely on the Continent

Authored by Mary

Millions of us have started the annual exodus to Europe in our cars this summer, but research shows we might need to brush up on our driving when on the continent – watch this video from the Institute of Advanced Motorists RoadSmart for tips and info on some little known road rules you could come across in Europe this summer…(hint, don’t ever drive in flip-flops…..)

Millions of...