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Are The Airports Really Worth It?

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

As the UK enjoys another week of sunshine and children run from the school gates with a “summer holidays are here” smile, airports are bracing themselves for an additional 100,000 departures. Suitcases and hand luggage are being carefully packed so as to not exceed limiting restrictions offered by some of the European budget airlines, and there is of course that ever present fear of summer delays caused by rerouted air traffic, local strikes and of course overcapacity. In fact, it would be true to say that European travel, especially through holiday periods, can be incredibly stressful, not to mention expensive.  So, what of the “staycation”, is this not a better option? Even with our motorways and roadworks, surely traveling to a UK destination is easier? There's none of that relentless airport parking and cueing, €4 charges for soft drinks...

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Herbert Woods – Norfolk Broads

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013

As part of the British Marine Federations “On The Water” weekend, we popped into meet Amanda Walker at Herbert Woods boat yard. Based in Potter Heigham on the Norfolk Broads, Herbert Woods have a wide selection of boats for hire from small canoes and day boats, up to their new flagship (excuse the pun) luxury cruiser, “Sovereign Light” . In this film, Amanda tells us more about Herbert Woods and we take a look at the new “Sovereign Light”.  Herbert Woods – On The...

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Norfolk Broads Direct – Boating Special

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Boating on the Norfolk Broads is considered by some to be one of the most relaxing and fulfilling experiences that a UK holiday can offer. And you only need to spend an hour or two on one of the cruisers available from the many boat yards across the Broads to understand why they have such a loyal fleet of one and two week sailors. Most who have spent time on the Norfolk Broads will tell you that they love it for the stunning views or the diverse and plentiful wildlife or even that they just love cruising the miles of rivers, but all will tell you that it is relaxing and is different from other UK holidays. So, when we were invited to meet the guys at Norfolk Broads Direct in Wroxham as part of the British Marine Federation’s...

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On The Water – British Marine Federation

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013

I must confess that Easty and I are lifetime boat lovers. In the late 90’s and early noughties, we spent many a weekend cruising up and down the calm waters of the river Ant in our little Norman 20 cabin cruiser with a fridge full of bacon, eggs and beer! The Norfolk Broads is one of the most beautiful and relaxing parts of England with seven rivers and 63 broads and lakes, most of which are navigable by cruiser, sailing boat, row boat or canoe. It is no wonder that it is one of the most popular areas in the UK for boating. So, when we heard that the British Marine Federation were launching the “On The Water” campaign to encourage us all to try out the various sports and pastimes on the UK’s waterways, we immediately reached for...

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Balloon Owners 2nd Crash in 18 Months

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

It has emerged this evening that “Sky Cruises”, owners of the hot air balloon that crashed earlier this week killing 19 tourists,have admitted to another crash only 18 months ago. They have stated that there were no serious injuries in the 2011 crash and it is understood that the pilot no longer works for the company. It was also reported by the BBC that the owner hopes to be flying again within 6 months. There were a variety of nationalities including 3 brits on board the hot air balloon that this week plummeted 1,000ft close to the ancient city of Luxor.They had booked the flight across some of the most ancient parts of Egypt with tour operators Thomas Cook who have chosen Sky Cruises as their preferred carrier for several years. The area is famed for its pharaonic-era ruins...

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Bangle Language by Alife Design – Review

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  Watch this WhichHoliday.TV video review on the "Bangle Language"       Bangle Language by Alife is a PVC  bracelet that allows you to communicate on your travels. The concept is simple. When traveling and unable to speak the native language you simply point to a symbol or icon on the bracelet which indicates  to anyone what you are trying to find. – so we tested the bangle on Kristina to if the icons were easy to recognise. Watch the film above to see the results.   The bangle comes in a range of colours and has two press studs to accommodate different sized wrists.   Bangle Language is available from a wide rage of internet outlets, we got ours from for just £9.95          Cons: Could be tight on a larger wrist. Bit of...

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