City Breaks

Staycation Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Staycation Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Why not give 2017 a send off to remember by going on a staycation to celebrate New Year’s Eve?

 

There are plenty of options up and down the country to suit all budgets and tastes, from celebrations steeped in tradition, to family-friendly activities and parties that pull out all the stops. Take a look at The Money Shop’s top tips for the perfect New Year’s Eve getaway, this December.

 

Edinburgh

 

Few places in the world celebrate the New Year quite like Edinburgh.

 

Cheapest and most expensive cities to visit

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Whether you like to spend your holidays lounging on a sunbed, or you prefer something more active, cost is bound to be a factor when deciding where to go. Prices for destinations, particularly large cities, can vary hugely as demonstrated by the results of a number of surveys on holiday costs.

 

We looked at reports such as the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Cost of Living Survey and The Backpacker Index to find the cheapest and most expensive cities. Here’s what we at The Money Shop found out:

5 tips for driving on country roads

driving on country roads

From incredibly tight bends to herds of sheep, country roads are full of hazards that you’re unlikely to find on your daily commute. In fact, on average, three people die on country roads every day. Plus, there are 10 times as many fatalities on rural roads than on motorways, according to the RAC Foundation. Therefore, if you’re looking to embark on your first drive through the countryside, it’s worth preparing for the journey in advance. 

Here you’ll find our top tips for driving on country roads, which will help to keep you, your passengers, and other drivers safe. Read on to find out more.

Adjust your speed

Christmas in London

Christmas in London

It is difficult to find Christmas things for the family to do in London that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Thank goodness for Step Outside Guides, who have published a delightful book which does exactly that.

‘Christmas in London’ captures the excitement and splendour of London during the festive season without calling for any help from your already groaning purse or wallet, since everything in the day is cost-free. But this doesn’t mean you will be short-changed in any way. 

This Map Shows The World’s Longest Walks

Worlds Longest Walks

This map was created by expertsure.com to help boost awareness around rising global Co2 levels. With 3.06 Trillion miles driven in the US every year and 316 billion miles driven in the UK. Reducing this by even 5% would save 20,349,000 Tonnes of Co2 in the US plus 21,014 Tonnes in the UK annually.

Considering these super steppers can make it around the globe, ditching the car for short trips is a fabulous and easy way to positively impact the environment. Literally every step helps.

For the first time, this society of stamina walkers has had their paths memorialised through artful illustration shown below.


Taking tea on the Thames

Afternoon Tea on the River Thames, London

LONDON visitors keen to escape the city’s hustle and bustle are invited to take tea on the Thames this spring.

Leading Thames river cruise company Bateaux London, at river cruise has announced the return of its afternoon tea cruises on the largest and most sophisticated boat on the river.

From 2 April, on Wednesdays through to Saturdays, Bateaux London’s flagship, Harmony, will weigh anchor to take guests on a 75-minute cruise, taking in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.