Planning the perfect holiday

Taking a break from the routine of everyday life is invaluable to your well-being. It’s hard to match the enjoyment that you get out of going on holiday, so it’s important to make sure that the holiday you go for is the perfect one for you. We’ve listed the different kinds of holidays you might be interested in and give you the top destinations in the UK and even across the world for your particular type of holiday. We’d like to help take off the stress of planning your accommodation too, so you’ll find plenty of ideas for holiday rentals that fit your budget and holiday type.

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The best cheap weekend breaks – London, Lisbon and beyond

Weekend breaks

Your weekend break doesn’t have to be an expensive one, whether you’re spending it here in the UK or abroad.

Experience complete independence with self catering accommodation

Self catering

Self catering accommodation offers you the ultimate in holiday freedom, with no more concerns about hotel curfews or restaurant schedules.

Planning your weekend trip away, both near and far

Weekend breaks

There are so many options for weekend breaks that planning your itinerary can be a challenge.

Make your weekends fun again

Sometimes all you need to de-stress is a weekend break. Whether you’re into trekking in the mountains, relaxing by the seaside or exploring new cities, we have you covered. We have great stress-busting ideas for spending the weekend across the UK and in Europe. Price won’t be an issue either, as we have suggestions for cheap weekend breaks. And if Fido wants to come along, there are plenty of great dog-friendly breaks too.

Choosing great ski holidays and accommodation

Winter doesn’t have to be gloomy and boring – you can have great outdoor adventures by hitting the slopes. We look at the best ski destinations in France and the rest of Europe, and if you feel like venturing further, we’ve made sure to include terrific ski spots in North America too. A slim budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on your holiday, as our recommendations for budget-friendly ski holidays would show. But if you feel like splurging on a top-end rental, we’ve got you covered too.

Choosing great self catering holidays

Self catering holidays are great if you’d like to have full control of when and what to eat, not to mention the fact that self catering holiday rentals offer independence and considerably more space than hotel rooms do. You can take a look at our tips for choosing the right self catering accommodation, whether you’re staying in the countryside or on the coast, in destinations around Europe and South Africa, or closer to home in the UK.

Make time for each other and keep the romance alive

Spending some alone time with your loved one is essential to keeping your relationship strong. We have plenty of recommendations for a great romantic break, whether it’s just for a night or for a long weekend. Romantic escapes needn’t cost the earth and our guide will show you where you can go without breaking the bank. You can check our wide range of romantic break ideas that range from getaways in secluded spots in the Lake District to quick visits to cosmopolitan cities like London and Paris.

Gather ye round for a great get-together

Sorting out group accommodation might seem like a difficult challenge, but there’s an extensive range of destinations and holiday rentals around the UK and beyond that can house large groups together. Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a destination wedding, a corporate event or simply a casual gathering of friends, our recommendations cover the breadth of the UK, from stylish apartments to historic castles. We even have tips for booking villas in Spain.

Have a great time with all your crew on your ideal family friendly trip

You don’t choose your family, but you can choose your holiday Family holidays give you plenty of opportunities to bond with your loved ones, and great holidays make for unforgettable experiences that everyone will treasure for the rest of their lives. We’ll help you explore family-friendly destinations across the UK and in Europe, as well as the USA. We’ll also give you ideas for holidays with your little ones and your pets, so that everyone can have a truly terrific time on your holiday.

Choose the perfect break to suit all tastes

Even if you can only go on a short break, you can still have the time of your life. You can have a peek at our suggestions for short breaks around the UK and in various destinations in Europe. You can take your pick from our ideas for unforgettable jaunts to the countryside, picturesque ancient villages and the seaside, no matter what your budget is.

Choosing top walking and hiking destinations

It’s hard to match the invigoration that comes from a long walk. If you’re raring to get plenty of exercise and fresh air, why not pack your sturdiest hiking boots and explore the UK’s top trekking destinations – the Lake District, the Coast to Coast path in Scotland and the Pembrokeshire coast? We cover these 3 hiking spots in our guide, and recommend a few more if you ever feel like getting your walking fix across the continent.

Bank holidays and events

Every year people all over the world take time out from their busy lives to celebrate the many national holidays that take place. Whether you’re looking for a lively festival or last-minute New Year’s Eve break, there are plenty of exciting events to suit solo travellers and entire families alike. Discover one-of-a-kind festivals in Brazil, film events in Germany and France, and when the bank holiday weekend calls for something different, liven it up with an unforgettable break in Europe. Browse our guide and discover the best ideas for public holidays and special occasions.