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  • A Special Staycation in York

    A Special Staycation in York

    Prolonged lockdowns in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic means we now have to change our plans for holidays. A ban on non-essential international travel means the staycation is a more attractive option. But this requires careful planning including checking of local restrictions and pre-booking attractions which is now essential for most places.

  • Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy

    Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy

    As darkness falls on Kingston Lacy the magical Ignite Trail lights up. Mythical creatures and old favourites surrounded by dancing flames await beyond a carpet of blazing torches that light your way.

  • Tesalate - the Revolutionary Beach Towel

    Tesalate - the Revolutionary Beach Towel

    If anyone should know how to produce the ultimate beach towel it is the Australians with their multitude of beaches and love of sea sports. The Tesalate beach towel comes in different sizes and a large selection of eye-catching designs. This super-absorbent, sand-repellent towel folds down small enough to if in a rucksack or small bag.

  • The Charming Café on the Pier in Swanage

    The Charming Café on the Pier in Swanage

    The delightful 1859 Pier Café and Bistro café and bistro occupies the Marine Villas on the restored Victorian pier at the far end of the seafront of Swanage in Dorset. It has tables inside and outside with views of the Jurassic Coast and serves delicious home-made cakes with really good coffee.

  • Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review

    Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review

    The latest Maier range of summer outdoor wear continues to deliver on comfort, good fit, and protection from adverse weather. These smart, stylish clothes can be worn anywhere with confidence.

  • Go Easy Go  Dolomeet Card in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    Go Easy Go Dolomeet Card in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    For the best way to explore the stunning Dolomite Mountains surrounding Madonna di Campiglio in Trentio. a region of Italy.. buy a Dolomeet Card. Get the Trentino Guest Card when you book your accommodation and you have a freedom pass explore the area and take part in some special events.

  • COVID Caring Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    COVID Caring Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, I travelled to the Italian Dolomites and stayed at the Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio. I wondered how the regulations safeguarding guests in hotels would affect my stay. These included the wearing of face masks, regular use of hand sanitising gel, social distancing, and the end of hotel buffets as we knew them. I felt comfortable and safe – it was just as good as it was before the coronavirus disrupted our lives.

  • Covid-19 Confident Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK

    Covid-19 Confident Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK

    The Balmer Lawn Hotel has taken advantage of a long closure to effect changes to ensure the safety of their guests. Three lounges, a bar, a restaurant and a conference room on the ground floor have been laid out so that guests are able to separate themselves and stay in their own groups. Outside terraces have been extended and new areas added so there is enough room for guests to find a space where they feel comfortable.

  • Websites to Check Border Restrictions during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Websites to Check Border Restrictions during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Borders are starting to open again. But there is no standard procedure. Discussions rage about the best way to deal with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Some favour quarantine and some prefer testing at the point of entry. The continually changing scenario makes it very difficult for holidaymakers to plan their trip. But two resources have recently been created to ease the way through complicated regulations. The Re-Open EU website and the Timatic Database

  • Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Will Host the Lunar Open-Air Cinema in July

    Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Will Host the Lunar Open-Air Cinema in July

    In July Blenheim Palace will be hosting the Luna Open-Air Cinema and presenting a programme in the grounds of the palace. Tickets are on sale now. The grounds and gardens of the palace are also now open to the public. But pre-booking is necessary.

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