Yesterday, I wrote about ways to burn off the steam and anger after the disastrous World Cup campaign and suggested a few, lets say extreme, holidays that you could take to get the adrenalin going. But you don’t need to go to the other side of the world to find thrills and spills, to do something different or just to find a bit of peace. Just take the example of Newquay. An ancient fishing village on the Cornish coast, famous for surfing, wind and the cold water. But much more. And by the way, this isn’t an informercial, I’m not supported by the Cornish Office of Tourism or whatever its called, I just like it. (more…)
Archive for June, 2010
So it’s over. The phone ins are talking about nothing else, the Fabio will he/won’t he resign or will he be pushed debate is in full swing and there’s just a general hungover feeling. We can blame rotten defending (John Terry, what were you doing? You’re supposed to be able to clear up a route one ball punted from one end of the pitch to the other), shaky self-belief or over paid prima donas, the World Cup dream (for England at least) is over for another four years. It’s time to turn back to more mundane things like going on holiday to forget all the depression of this Tuesday morning. Why not do something truly unforgettable and go on an extreme holiday? Here’s a few ideas: (more…)
A lot of people fantasise about long-term travel and just giving it all up and going away. Â Most of them never manage it,Â something or someone alwaysÂ seems to conspire to prevent it happening. But for the lucky few, gap years can be an incredibly enriching and even life-changing experience.
However much we’d like to just throw everything up in the air on a whim it wouldn’t be a good idea. A minimum amount of planning is required to prevent a dream experience turning into a nightmare. (more…)
The exams are over and summer holidays are here again. Well, for some of us anyway. If you’re a student and you’re kicking your heals wondering what on earth you’re going to do for the next year because you deferred going to university, you may well consider taking a gap year off and seeing the world. It’s a unique opportunity, you’re young, healthy (hopefully) and enthusiastic. Here’s a few tips and guides to help you make it a success. (more…)
Many students decide to take a year off after school before committing themselves to university or a job. It’s a great way of seeing the world or getting some experience before moving on the the next stage. And increasingly, older people are also feeling the urge due to unexpected unemployment or just sheer burnout, to take time out and a break.
So you’ve got your passport, your tickets and your money. What about your health when you go abroad? Fancy some Delhi belly? Some sunburn? Or even worse, a dose of malaria? Here’s a few basic rules about staying healthy on the road. (more…)
It’s amazing how time flies. It seems like just five minutes since Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher each contrived to miss a penalty against Portugal in the 2006 FIFA World Cup (c) as we must now call it to send England crashing out in quarter final glory.
Now it’s already South Africa 2010 and we’re ready to go through the whole thing again. For at least the first two weeks there’ll be three games a day to distract us and prevent us from getting anything done. If you hate the whole jamboree you’re lucky, just turn the television and the radio off and you you can ignore it all. If you’ve more than a passing interest, you’ll need help combining work and distraction. And getting some work done.
I’ve seen every game of the last three World Cups and have developed some stategies to combine working well and keeping up to date. And yes, I know this is tongue in cheek, but for some it’s a real problem! (more…)
What withÂ volcanic ash and airline strikes,Â holiday cancellation insurance has been in the news quite a lot recently, and not always in a positive light. Well, we can’t actually guarantee to pay out every time but maybe we have the next best thing.
World First has just launched two new cancellation policies that will cover you in almost any scenario you could imagine. (more…)
The World Cup is finally here and thousands of football fans are packing their bags and planning their trip. Because we’re nice people,Â World First Travel Insurance is giving you a few helpful hints and tips to make sure you donâ€™t score an own goal when it comes to your holiday. And you won’t need to make a claim. (more…)