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Give the Gift of travel this Christmas!

Give the Gift of travel this Christmas!

This Christmas, give your loved ones the gift of travel with a Rabbie’s tour voucher and memories to last a lifetime. A voucher is their passport to anything from a one day outing to discover Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village to a three day break around Isle of Wight and the Southern Coast, and longer tours to discover Devon & Cornwall and more.

Available at values between £10 and £500, the tour vouchers can be redeemed on any Rabbie’s trip departing from London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, and Dublin.

A greener future for travel? 

Greener travel - an aeroplane

The British government is seeking to make the UK greener. In fact, the goal is to become a zero-emission zone by 2040. To that end, the government is looking at all areas of waste production, and in particular, the issues of fuel and waste. So, what if waste and fuel could solve each other’s problems? 

Enter biofuel – the answer to the problems with environmentally-unfriendly fuels and the rising cost of dealing with the UK’s waste. With biofuel, waste matter can be used to create a greener fuel alternative and it’s already being used on some commercial flights. So where does biofuel stand when it comes to freight transport fuel? 

Doodle It and Go Chalk Books - ideal for colouring in the car

Doodle It And Go

As cries of, "Are we nearly there yet?" echo across the country, we take a look at a product which could silence those bored in the back. If the children are keen on colouring in the car but you're not so keen on the mess, then the Doodle It and Go is the perfect solution.

The beautiful eight-page books come with a set of 4 ZeroDust™ Butterstix chalks; dust-free and pastel-like they glide easily on most non-porous surfaces leaving no stains, no mess and no dust. The Doodle It and Go Chalk Books are available with a choice of covers and each has a Velcro tab closure.

They provide an endless outlet for your child’s creativity whilst at the same time saving paper. 

Revealed: The Best National Parks in the UK

Revealed: The Best National Parks in the UK

With National Parks Week just around the corner (22nd – 29th July) last minute UK rental provider Snaptrip is encouraging UK residents to enjoy a staycation at one of the 15 stunning national parks that can be found across the UK. With each having its own unique landscapes, wildlife and history, it can be hard to choose which one to visit, so Snaptrip has come to the rescue with its top six.

The Peak District – Britain’s first national park

10 Active & Adventurous Travel Ideas for Easter Holidays

Travel holidays

The world is the most exciting adventure playground, as the old adage goes. So, this year, why not make the most out of your Easter holidays and grab the opportunity to get away, get moving and improve your health.

The hunt is over as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holidays specialists round up their top Easter holidays for active travel enthusiasts looking for some spring-time sunshine.

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.

 

Surf Snowdonia hosts international summit on inland surfing

Surf Park Summit takes place 24-25 October 2017
 
Investors, developers, and suppliers from around the globe will converge on North Wales later this week for the first ever European Surf Park Summit.

Around 75 delegates from 19 countries are expected to attend the two-day conference, which takes place at Surf Snowdonia – a world-first inland surf lagoon which lies seven miles from the sea in the Conwy Valley.

The summit’s agenda will showcase Surf Snowdonia’s world-first Wavegarden technology and give industry stakeholders the opportunity to meet the parc’s senior management. The Surf Snowdonia team will share insights from their build and development experience and first two years of operation.

Verdant Leisure Launches Its Unique UK Photography Competition

Verdant Leisure, the UK’s bespoke holiday park operator, is offering budding amateur photographers the chance to have their images published in the company’s 2018/2019 brochure with its unique scenic photography competition. Winners will also be awarded holidays at Verdant Leisure parks of their choice.
 
The competition launch follows Verdant Leisure’s 2017 survey showing that the UK’s coastline and countryside is so stunning, it led Brits to think they were looking at photos of exotic foreign climes!
 
The competition will be hosted for four weeks from 18th October, on Verdant Leisure’s Facebook page and entrants will be able to enter as many images as they like into the following five categories……
 
Scenic Scotland

Great Rail Journeys Offers a Great Selection of Tours for Single Travellers

Great Rail Journeys Offers a Great Selection of Tours for Single Travellers

With their new Europe, UK and Cruising by Rail Brochure, award-winning Great Rail Journeys (www.greatrail.com / 01904 527 180 / 0800 240 4470) has over 15 tours with No Single Supplement. From Cornwall to Italy, there is a huge variety of tours for customers to choose from, so solo travellers don’t have to miss out on incredible adventures.

Swiping right this summer? Super Break launch new travel tool

super break travel

Are you unable to keep off Instagram and spend most of your evenings pouring over travel inspiration online? A new travel tool allows you to swipe right or left, like a dating app, but instead based on your travel preferences.

Get your wanderlust fix with the new interactive created by travel brand Super Break. Discover Your Destination is designed to allow users to browse for their ideal short break through a journey of “instagramable” photographs.

Eco-friendly honeymoons - the best destinations

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Begin married life in health and wellness whilst making a positive impact on the environment, as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, share their best eco-friendly healthy honeymoon destinations for green-conscious couples. With a choice of award-winning eco-friendly luxury wellness retreats, travel abroad happy in the knowledge that these hand-selected wellness retreats actively support sustainable tourism.

From romantic eco-forest walks in India to nutritious organic cuisine grown onsite in New Zealand and natural therapeutic spa remedies in Africa, return home from these eco-friendly healthy honeymoons, feeling more connected to your loved one, and to nature.

Better station access among demands in new South Eastern Passenger Charter

Passenger groups across the South East are uniting behind a Charter demanding improvements to South Eastern Rail services.

Passengers are using the Charter to call for better accessibility at stations, flexible tickets for part-time commuters and more train carriages.

The Better South Eastern Charter is in response to the public consultation launched by the Government as it looks for a new train operator to run the franchise after the current contract ends in December 2018. Southeastern, who currently operate the franchise which serves south east London and parts of Kent and East Sussex, has some of the worst passenger satisfaction in the UK.

Retreat west and discover the spirit of Ardnamurchan

Retreat west and discover the spirit of Ardnamurchan

A remote peninsula of wild and unforgettable beauty, jutting out of the west highlands into the ocean, the British mainland's most westerly point.

 

Whether you're looking for a romantic break, a family holiday, or an unforgettable adventure, we have the ideal spot for you. Stay in a beautiful country home, a cosy hillside cabin, a remote bothy on the shore, or even the original lighthouse keeper's cottage, nestled below the mighty Ardnamurchan Lighthouse. All our cottages enjoy spectacular sea views and are set to the majestic backdrop of western Ardnamurchan, where we started our family-run business, Steading Holidays, over forty years ago.