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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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Spookiest Places In Britain

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013

By Sophie Hodgkinson   Though it may be an attractive holiday activity, not all of us want to sit on the beach or by the hotel pool. In fact, some enjoy an altogether different experience during their break. So, it's with the free spirited in mind that I have come up with something a little unusual, and for those who could enjoy a spine chilling experience of a real haunted house rather than one at the fun fair, make sure you keep reading. Now that the Ghostbusters, teen vampires and paranormal activity films have prepared us to face any supernatural creature that comes our way, do you think you have the guts to visit some of the most haunted and scariest places in Britain? Of course this won’t be suited to everyone and may not be child friendly, but...

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Wonders of the World – Stonehenge

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013

If you want to dive into ancient history of England, Stonehenge is certainly a place to start, as without doubt it is Europe's most famous prehistoric monument.   You've seen the pictures… of a "mysterious" circle of upright stones in Southern England on Salisbury Plain, as well as pictures of modern day Druids holding ceremonies as the sun come up during the Summer Solstice, or you may have read accounts of Merlin moving the stones by magic.  Whether it's fact or fiction you've been reading… doesn't it make you want to go?  Most authorities say that it was built in stages starting from about 3000 BC, however research into and about the monument is ongoing and new discoveries, details, and theories are turning up all the time.   Maybe it's because people think it is or was a place...

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