Staycations became the must-have holiday for credit-crunched city workers in 2009 and the trend shows no sign of dying as we enter the second half of 2010 (something that may satisfy and alarm our coalition government in equal measures).
Mr and Mrs Properly went to dinner at the temporary home of visiting friends, and came away with the perfect solution for visitors requiring a bit of extra space.
Does your stylish New York apartment want a date with my sexy London City pad? I’m a two-storey tall, young 100-year old, and have many fancy features including a hot steamy sauna and a state-of-the-art home entertainment system. Shall we swap for a long weekend in August?
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“I am off to Madeira.” I announced to the Hedgie. "There are two lovely hotels the PR people want me to review.” “I’ll pack my casual clothes,” he replied. “You’re not coming." “Why?” “Because you’re no fun anymore," I answered.
One fact acknowledged by everyone is that the finding the perfect family holiday poses a number of challenges. For example, do you go with the independence and privacy of a villa, or the first class amenities of a hotel resort?
The bath was a deep, inviting stone affair. With the exception of two bottles of bubbles I was alone, reflecting on the randomness of life: sometimes you have the man but not the bath. I had the bath but not the men.
Six Senses Hideaways makes us realise that our Thai experiences have been, shall we say, a little light on the spice. And the luxury. This is clearly how it's done. And SheerLuxe.com would like to give you this fabulous eight-night experience for free.
As we continue to reel from the effects of the recession and dig deep as our travel budgets have moved from minted to skinted, we ask ourselves some difficult questions.
Take the shops and the bars away, the people and the Tube, and what have you got? The countryside. So last month, when I found out I was going on a staycation to the depths of the British countryside in one of Devon’s hidden 'gems', I welcomed an escape from the City and was looking forward to the slow pace of life and a bit of pub grub.
Is there such a thing as a free holiday? House-sitting comes pretty close. Here's our guide on how to do it, with advice from experienced 'sitters'
Leaving New York, my home where I’m usually spirited during autumn, has me somehow relieved to be vacating the premises, feeling it’s a city on the verge of change. Or perhaps it is I who am changing.
With winter well and truly on the way, many people will be thinking about jetting off to warmer climes for Christmas, or even New Year.