How to find Cheap Hotels

The Best Ways to Book Cheaper Hotel Rates

These days, booking a holiday is not a cheap affair but do you find the cost of the hotel consumes the largest percentage of your budget? Of course, the quality of the hotel is very important to me as it is to most people but the holiday is not only about the hotel, I want enough money leftover to spend on other things like shopping, nice meals out, excursions and not to mention the odd cocktail or two.
I am well travelled having spent many years in the travel industry and I have discovered some “tricks of the trade” on how to reduce the costs of your hotel rates and thought I would share these with you.

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Top 10 Beaches Of The Algarve

The Algarve is renowned for its spectacular coastline and wonderful beaches and over the years I have loved visiting many resorts in the Algarve to appreciate them in all their glory.
2012 was the year when the Algarve was voted one of the best beach destinations in the whole of Europe and I can definitely see why, they are simply stunning. To be honest, it was hard to just limit it down to just 10 beaches, but I have given it a lot of thought and so here they are…

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I’m in love with Portugal (biased post)

Being half Portuguese, I love Portugal.

The Algarve in the South has some of the best beaches in the Med and with amazing weather all year round, make it a favourite with many holiday makers (and not just me!)

Albufeira is my favourite place and have visited for the past 3 years. Last year in April, I was fortunate to stay for a month at the Clube Praia da Oura. My room overlooked the sandy beaches below and I was only a short walk away from the famous Albufeira strip.

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How to get cheap flights


An airline ticket is one of the most expensive parts of any trip. We are all looking for the cheapest airfare and don’t want to be someone who has paid the most.

How to find a cheap flight

Many airlines today have reduced the number of destinations they fly to. This means their planes are full, so why would they discount. Oil prices are pretty much at an all-time low, and for the first time in years, airlines are actually making a profit.

So why would they give YOU a cheaper fare?

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