Outside factors that effect the cost of your trip

Traveling can be an expensive past time, especially if you have family, and can only travel at certain times of the year.

You’d be surprised what other factors beyond your control affect the price of your vacation.

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You won’t believe how close this plane comes to this beach

We at Concordia Travel do like to experience those things out of the ordinary,  and we don’t usually shy away from things.

But lazy on this beach in St Maarten (Dutch Antilles in the Caribbean) is possible a step too far, even for us ardent travelers.

I mean we love laying around on a stunning white sandy beach in the Caribbean as much as the next person. Who doesn’t? But the best thing about this is relaxing and chilling out, and that certainly isn’t possible when there is a giant 747 only a few feet above your head. Continue reading “You won’t believe how close this plane comes to this beach”

5 Awesome stop over destinations

Traveling to destinations that are literally the “other-side of the world” can put a lot of people off. The long journey alone can often be the the biggest hurdle to overcome. I get it who wants to sit in a metal tube in the sky for 20hrs or more, certainly not me. And its not just the time in the air either, there’s the inevitable connection and a few hours in a random airport somewhere, waiting for another long flight.

This often means that many of you will never ever visit those far flung destinations you’ve been dreaming of. I think this is such a shame as to truly experience something completely different to our norm we really need to travel far. After all the main reason for traveling is to experience something new.

So why not ease the journey and stop off somewhere on route, it means the traveling is not such a chore and you get the bonus of a few nights in another awesome place.

Kuala Lumpur

Often a sop off for those traveling from Europe to Australasia, there are lots of reasons to visit, but the most popular has to be the Kuala Lumpur Nightlife. It is such a vibrant and buzzing city, that it makes a great place to spend a night or two. Great food, great bars and a really chilled atmosphere.

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A funny read for your trip

We all love a good read on our travels, if your like us you don’t think a kindle comes even close to reading a real book? But when traveling they do have their advantages.

For example the ability to carry a virtually unlimited choice of books to read on your travels. If you on an extended trip this along with the ability to download more (using free wifi) means you never run out of something to read.

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Traveling with Dogs

There are plenty of trips and holidays you can take with family dog.

Dogs are known the world over as “Man’s best friend”, as well as 99% of dog owners describing their beloved pets as part of the family. So it makes sense then that when you go on holiday you would want to take your dog with you?

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The Rise of Low Cost Carriers

Ever since the mid 90’s the UK aviation market has undergone a rapid transformation.

No longer are we restricted to the monopoly of the legacy carriers (think British Airways BA), now we have a much wider choice. This all came about with the introduction of the “Low Cost Carrier” or LCC as they are known.

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Top 10 Things to See in London

As one of the most visited places on the planet, London boasts so many attractions and things to do. Trying to plan your trip here can be almost overwhelming trying to ensure you fit everything in.

As a UK based agent we have an extensive knowledge of London and all it has to offer. So whether you have booked your entire trip with us, or are just looking for inspiration we can help.

Below are the top 10 things we think everyone should experience in London, this list is compiled from our own experiences and that of our many happy customers.

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Closest winter sun

Winter here in the UK can be a long, dark and bleak time. It’s dark when get up for work, your stuck in the office all day long and then its dark by the time you leave to head home. Ontop of seeing less daylight than your average vampire, you have deal with the constant rain, and bitterly cold winds.

The only respite to this horrid existence is the euphoria of the Christmas season and the festivities that brings. But come January the 1st the deep realization that spring is still moths away sets in.

Its no wonder then that winter breaks in the sun are rising in popularity and everyone now wants to get over the January blues by soaking up some rays.

If you don’t have the time or finances to jet off to the traditional winter sun destinations like SE Asia or the Caribbean, where can you go on a budget and still enjoy the sun?

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European city breaks

Europe is one the worlds most visited regions. Every year millions of visitors from all around the world head to Europe for to soak up the culture, weather and fine cuisine.

In this post we aim to showcase the many reasons why Europe is so popular. And for us Brits it’s right on our doorstep and therefore perfect for our annual holiday. Whether you are looking a week or longer in the sun, a cultural city break or a romantic weekend, then Europe has what you’re after for sure.

Europe is a year round destination, and offers different things through different times of the year. Summer (may-Oct) is great if you are after soaking up the rays. whilst winter (Oct-April) offers a chance for a magical city break to experience winter markets. Or for the more adventurous why not hit the winter slopes for unbelievable skiing.

So what are you waiting for, have a read of the below and grab some inspiration for your next trip. If anything takes your fancy, or if your after something not mentioned then drop us a line and let us help you plan the perfect trip.

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