Discover holiday properties, destinations, events, festivals, and activities around the world - any excuse for a holiday!

A+ A A-
  • Written by Karen & Andy Williams
  • Category: Places to go

Rural Normandy – the best of both worlds

Away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns, somewhere to reconnect with nature, relax and truly unwind.

A pleasant hour and a half drive from the ferry ports of either Ouistreham/Caen or St Malo, lies a perfect location for those wanting to discover, or revisit, the many tourist attractions of Basse Normandie and northern Brittany, but prefer to return each day to a 'home from home' holiday property in the beautiful Normandie countryside. Away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns, somewhere to reconnect with nature, relax and truly unwind.

Read more: Rural Normandy – the best of both worlds

  • Written by Alyson Sheldrake
  • Category: Places to go

The 7 day holiday guide to the Algarve

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours” John B. Priestly.

Ferragudo beach

We have had friends and family staying with us in recent weeks, and it is a time of exploring the area we now live with fresh eyes – the ‘tourist’ holidaymaker will naturally look for different things from the Algarve as a holiday destination than someone living here. So I thought it would be useful to compile a 7 day plan for things to do, areas to go and explore, and places to eat out – all based on the things we have been doing lately. It’s not an exhaustive list, and I am sure if we planned another week for friends we would do it all differently again – and of course it depends on whether you have children and how old they are – and I’m going to assume you have a car for your holiday – and have been saving up (recommend you have at least 60 Euros per day to spend for a couple – more if you have small people too)

But the following ideas might give you a good starting point – or even give you some new suggestions if you have been here before.

Read more: The 7 day holiday guide to the Algarve

  • Written by Holidirect
  • Category: Things to do

New travel guide makes Lisbon more accessible

New travel guide makes Lisbon more accessible

Visit Lisbon with discounts - Save at least 150 euros a day. This is the opportunity created by Bestripvouchers for anyone who visits Lisbon. One hundred per cent Portuguese, the new travel guide of Lisbon, whose ambassador is the actor Ricardo Pereira, provides more than 7500 euros in discounts in transfers, restaurants, hotels, transports and other attractions. An adventure full of unforgetable experiences in the capital of Portugal.

Read more: New travel guide makes Lisbon more accessible

  • Written by Holidirect
  • Category: Places to stay

Albufeira Old Town, the historic centre of Albufeira

Albufeira Old Town

Steeped in history, Albufeira was initially under Roman rule and was called Baltun during that time. There are even remnants of roads, bridges and aqueducts built by the Romans that can still be seen in present day Albufeira. A slow influx of Moors into the city had taken place over the years. They named the city Ah-Buhera, which meant "castle of the sea."

The mid-1900s was really when tourism started to bloom in Albufeira.

Read more: Albufeira Old Town, the historic centre of Albufeira

  • Written by Holidirect
  • Category: Places to stay

The unspoiled charm of Carvoeiro, in Central Algarve

For those who are planning a holiday 2017, whether you have been to the Algarve or not, Carvoeiro is one of the unspoiled resorts, a small fishing village.

Carvoeiro Beach
Carvoeiro has so much to offer, with surrounding beaches which are not too big, fantastic restaurants, bars, home made ice cream shops, to name but a few.
The local people are very friendly.

Read more: The unspoiled charm of Carvoeiro, in Central Algarve

villa.dgroupcompany.com/kota-bunga vila-puncak.com/category/villa-kota-bunga puncakpass.net