Sponsored Post: Cutting the Cost of Airport Parking

Thomas-CookCutting the Cost of Parking

When you book airport parking it can feel like it’s another cost to add to the growing pile of holiday spends. Here are a few tips to help you cut the cost of airport parking and make sure you get a great deal while you’re at it.

Get Deal Savvy

Sign up to third party airport parking operator newsletters and take advantage of deals or discounts when they come around. Some might be better than others and many deals are advertised on their websites too, so always shop around to see who’s offering the best deal as you might just get it cheaper elsewhere.

Book Early

Unlike package holidays, you generally won’t find any late deals when it comes to airport parking. Wherever you need to park – whether it’s Gatwick airport parking at the North Terminal, parking at Heathrow or in Glasgow, make sure you book as soon as possible to take advantage of the best prices – and the best availability too.

Consider Your Options

Airport parking doesn’t all have to be on-site at the airport. In fact, one of the best values for money parking options is off-site car parking, and due to high competition among local operators, it is generally a well-run and professional service that’s quick and efficient. You drop your car at an off-site location and, while it’s being parked for you (or sometimes you park it yourself) you take a free shuttle bus to the airport terminal. On your return home, you join the shuttle at a convenient place and return to the car park, ready to head home.

Whatever car parking you need, from Bristol or Leeds Bradford to Gatwick airport parking, you’ll find a wide range of options online and plenty of available deals too, so it always pays to do your homework.

Sponsored Post: Holiday Deals and Discounts

If you’re looking for a cheap holiday this year or next, there are plenty of ways to help you get away on a holiday to remember without breaking the bank.

One of the most popular methods is to book a last minute escape. This has long been a favoured technique for deal-hunters and means that holidaymakers on a shoestring budget can enjoy a quality package break with all the trimmings, minus the hefty price tag. Of course the caveat is that you must be prepared to choose from limited availability and jet off within the next few weeks. The best time to search for late deal packages is anytime within the next six weeks. Typically the best holiday prices are the really last-second options – sometimes leaving in just one or two weeks’ time – so in this case you’ll need to be flexible and alter your search criteria in order to get the best prices. Be prepared to vary key factors such as your departure date, choice of destination, local resort and type of hotel – do this and you could be onto a cheap holiday winner!

If you’re not the spontaneous type, you may find some cracking early bird deals by booking well in advance. Search for holidays departing next year or even further ahead, and the chances are you will benefit from early bird deals to help make your holiday that little bit sweeter. On top of that, you will have longer to pay off the cost of your trip. Plus, you’ll have more time to save some spending money – so there’s more to play with when you get there. Perfect!

If you’re looking for a cheap holiday this year or next, trust Thomas Cook to offer a fantastic range of holidays at a price you can afford. Visit the website at http://www.thomascook.ie/ to search dozens of different destinations and thousands of cheap holiday deals to find your perfect holiday escape.

Sponsored Post: The Lowdown: Booking Your Holidays to Malia

It’s Malia 2013, is it? You cheeky thing, you. How exciting! But you’ve not got it booked? Amateur. Spring is well and truly in the air, if you haven’t yet booked your holidays to Malia for this summer, you better get on it like a proverbial car bonnet, my friend.

But where to start? Booking clubbing holidays to Malia isn’t rocket science, but there are a few neat tricks and tips to ensure you

a)     Pay as little as possible

b)    Have an epic time once you hit down abroad

Those are the key factors really. That’s what you’re aiming for.

First things first, forget booking through a travel agency. Get online, at http://www.club18-30.com/malia-crete. Book with Club 18-30 and you’re cutting out all those middle men. The best deals are going to be right in front of your eyes on your lappy screen, simply waiting for you to take your pick.

In addition, booking online, you’ll benefit from any web exclusive discounts as well as an offers on group bookings. Depending on when you book, simply pop down the deposit, divide the remaining balance between you and your chums, and Bob’s your uncle. Pay in affordable instalments over the coming few weeks.

When booking Club 18-30 holiday to Malia, you’re guaranteed to be experiencing some messy madness at the hands of experts. The club reps out there know the place better than the warts on their mother’s faces, they’re gonna guide you to all the unmissable bars, clubs and events that Malia has to offer.

Exclusive nights out, activities, wristbands and a photo CD of your holiday, all make your clubbing holiday session that little bit more sensational. And that’s just a few of the perks you get when you book with a company that know how to coordinate carnage.

Get your mates round – have a look online. There’s only one link you need: http://www.club18-30.com/malia-crete #Malia2013

Sponsored Post: Stay Comfortable in the Saddle: What to Pack for a Cycling Holiday

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One of the major things that needs to be considered on a cycling holiday is comfort. If you find yourself straddling a saddle with an ache in your derriere within a half an hour, how are you going to cope for the duration of a holiday based around the activity?

To help maintain maximum comfort, you need to make sure you pack the right gear. While cycling holidays with Neilson often provide the essential bicycle and helmet, it’s up to you to take the kit that will ensure comfort and support.

Some key items that you should consider packing include:

•          Long or short sleeve cycling tops that will allow movement of your arms while also giving you the room to breathe. Make sure it covers your lower back to avoid sunburn or wind-chill.

•          A couple of pairs of padded shorts are essential. If you don’t want to just wear shorts, pack some cycling tights too that will protect your legs from chill and they also mean you don’t need to show the world your knobbly knees if you don’t want to!

•          Pack a lightweight cycling jacket just in case the weather takes a turn for the worst.

•          You’ll need some good bike shoes if you’re planning on cycling long distances. Make sure they provide plenty of support and flexibility.

Make sure you take some suncream to protect from the harmful sun’s rays and sunglasses to keep any glare out of your eyes. The tour operator often provides maps and route guides for your convenience.

Neilson provide some top quality cycling holidays all over Europe. From the craggy mountains of Austria to the picturesque vistas of Slovenia, where you travel is completely up to you. Make sure you pack the right kit and you can guarantee an unforgettable vacation on the saddle.

Bacon Hanukkah

It’s December–that time of year when you’re triple-booked during the weekends and have to prioritize! I actually skipped the Burning Man Holiday Party so that I could spend all night at my friend’s 5th Annual Bacon Hanukkah Party. I wish I could have been in two places at one time, but I chose wisely. Best party of the year! Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, maple-glazed bacon popcorn, bacon chocolate chip cookies, and plenty of latkes.

Also seems like a good opportunity for people to dress up as rabbis. Take a look.

 

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