Holidays & Travel

How to plan your Spain tour yourself

Spain is one of the most popular and diverse travel destinations in the world. This is reason enough to get into the rental car and explore the geographically and culturally different regions on your own. Here are a few tips on how to easily plan your tour of Spain yourself and introduce you to...

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker


Stagecoach South West temporarily withdraw Falcon coach service during Covid-19 lockdown

Authored by Mary

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is temporarily withdrawing its Falcon coach service that operates between Plymouth and Bristol. The service will be withdrawn from Sunday 5th April. The decision has come following the latest government and public health advice to stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential.

Stagecoach are working hard to maintain...

Green is theme as Devon park celebrates new holiday year

Authored by Mary

Songs, dance and music helped Ladram Bay Holiday Park raise the curtains this March on its 77th year of providing quality family holidays by the sea.

Employees at the Budleigh Salterton park were given a sneak preview of the floor show lined up for this year by its in-house entertainment team.

The occasion was the park's annual conference which traditionally takes place in...

Shhhhhh.... let's keep this Devon hotel our little secret!

Authored by Marc Astley

I write this review with a sense of trepidation…


Because I feel I am giving away a secret.

Worried about the Coronavirus, my partner and I reluctantly decided to cancel a long-awaited trip to Barcelona and opted for a staycation instead.

Spoilt for choice in this beautiful county, there was one place I had always wanted to check out, even though you...

What are the Tallest Attractions in the UK?

Authored by Mike Page

When it comes to immensely tall buildings, the UK can’t really compete with overseas destinations like New York, Dubai or Tokyo. Like most historic European nations, it doesn’t have any great fondness for skyscrapers.

But with that said, there are still a few high-rise structures, in London and elsewhere, from which you’ll be able to get a great view of your surroundings, and take in...

Chaotic British weather sees sales of European holidays surge - despite Brexit uncertainty

Authored by News Desk

New data released today has revealed a whopping 112% increase in sales of European city and beach holidays compared to 2019 - with Hungary being the destination with the largest increase in interest from UK holidaymakers.

Despite officially leaving the European Union on 31 January, the data shows that it has not affected Brits wanting to escape the UK for Europe's historical...

Hayes & Jarvis unveils the world’s most instagrammable bears for International Polar Bear Day

Authored by News Desk

To celebrate International Polar Bear Day today (27 February), Hayes & Jarvis has compiled some of the world's favourite bears according to Instagram posts and matched them with the perfect trip to see the furry favourite in its native environment.

Whether it's Winnie the Pooh or Rupert, a dancing grizzly bear dancing in a viral video or a childhood cuddly toy, everyone has a...

Dog-friendly holidays are the best in the South West!

Authored by News Desk

A study by dog food company has revealed the best UK location for dog friendly vacations in their ‘Ruff’ Guide to the UK’s Most Dog Friendly Holidays.

From city breaks to seaside escapes, the study uses seven criteria to determine which of the 28 most popular holiday locations offer the most for dogs (and their owners).

Key Points:

  • Edinburgh is the
  • ...

Devon tourism boost as outdoor accommodation bookings increase by 15%

Authored by News Desk

Europe’s largest outdoor accommodation provider has revealed that Devon’s caravanning and camping sites saw a 15% increase in bookings in 2019, in comparison to 2018. Devon is now ’s second best selling UK destination behind neighbouring Cornwall, with camping and caravanning bookings through the site bringing in more than £2.8 million to the local economy, equating to...

Why 2020 is the year you should travel solo

Authored by Mary

Whether you’ve been toying with the idea of a solo holiday, but haven’t decided to take the plunge; or perhaps you’re already one of the 15% who choose to travel alone the travel industry has seen a rise in solo travellers, and it’s easy to see why. Thanks to technological advances it’s safer and easier to travel alone, as well as allowing you to stay connected to loved ones at home. If you...

Planning on booking a holiday this year? Here are three of the most perfect cities for Devon natives to enjoy

Authored by Sarah Parker

With the remainder of 2020 stretching interminably away, it’s strange to think that we have a whole new decade ahead of us, one that’s sure to be filled with many more technological innovations, political challenges, and global crises.

While much of what’s to come is likely to be good and exciting, it seems that the world is currently in turmoil, and it can be a little stressful to...