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holiday and travel ideas

Welcome to our ideas section, full of great inspiration and information to get you on your way to your dream holiday. Below you'll find links to many useful pages, firstly about different types of holiday (centre-based or touring/travelling) and then some features such as the World's Best Beaches to give you a flavour of the most highly recommended destinations depending on your interests and desires. These ideas are suitable for a wide range of travel experiences, from short breaks to career breaks and gap years.

Centre-Based Holidays
City Breaks
Budget Package Resort Holidays
Mid-Range Package Holidays - both resort-based and comfortable, relaxing tours
Luxury Package Holidays - both resort-based and comfortable, relaxing tailor-made tours
Health and Fitness Holidays - yoga, workouts, spas and nutritional consultations
Golfing and Tennis Holidays
Special Interest Holidays - spectator sport, languages, dance, painting, photography, gastronomy, nature and culture
Voluntary Work Abroad

Travelling or Touring
Backpacking
Overlanding
Cruising
Independent Touring
Coach and Rail Escorted Tours
Mid-Range Package Holidays - both resort-based and comfortable, relaxing tours
Luxury Package Holidays - both resort-based and comfortable, relaxing tailor-made tours
Active/Adventure Guided Tours
Activity Holidays - winter sports, trekking, cycling, sailing, diving, horse-riding and more
Special Interest Holidays - spectator sport, languages, dance, painting, photography, gastronomy, nature and culture


Country-specific Inspiration

Tourist Information by country - we list worldwide tourist board websites


The World's Best Places

UNESCO World Heritage List - over 800 sites worldwide, categorised by cultural/natural/both and by country
World Festivals by month - we list worldwide festivals and useful websites for each
World's Best Beaches - we attempt to pick out the most beautiful beaches and idylic islands from around the globe
World's Best Cities, Towns and Villages - from Sydney to Santiago de Compostela
World's Best Treks by continent - over 100 of the best treks in the world (according to us!)