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UK Travel – 10 Enchanting Places to Visit in Britain

Posted on October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

There are many wonderful and enchanting places to visit in Britain, and I highly recommend the following 10 places. UK travel at its best!

1. Cornwall

Cornwall is famous for its dramatic and stunning coastline, charming fishing villages, tin mines, and ancient moorland. The amazing light has attracted artists to Cornwall for many years, today – apart from London – there are more working artists in Cornwall than any other county in the UK.

2. Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire in South West Wales is full of magic and mystery. The area has a rich Celtic heritage with many pre-historic monuments to see. Famous for its stunning coastal scenery and beaches, Pembrokeshire is a great place to visit for a walking or cycling holiday.

3. Snowdonia

Snowdonia in North Wales is known the world over for its magnificent mountain scenery. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England and I highly recommend that you climb to its summit. If that is not possible you can always cheat and get the mountain train to the top!

4. English Lake District

The English Lake District is in the North West of England, and attracts more visitors and tourists than any other region of the UK. The reason why it is a honey pot for tourists is because of its sheer natural beauty, with spectacular lakes and mountains.

5. Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are a mountain region in Northwest Scotland, famous for its whisky and dramatic moody scenery. If you want to get away from it all, visit the Scottish Highlands for its spectacularly undisturbed beauty.

6. Northumberland

The least visited National Park in the UK; Northumberland is a hidden jewel in the North West of England. The area is quiet and beautiful with a spectacular coastline to explore. It is a wonderful place for cycling and walking, and there are some stunning castles to visit in the area, including Alnwick Castle, which was used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

7. Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are a network of lakes and rivers on the East coast of England. The home to rare and beautiful flora and fauna, the Broads are a wildlife haven. A great place to visit if you like water and messing around on boats, and love big open skies.

8. Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of England. Famous for its honey coloured cottages and range of rolling limestone hills. The area is a quaint corner of England ideal for walking and horse riding.

9. New Forest

The New Forest is a former royal hunting area in the South of England. It is a unique landscape of ancient forest and unenclosed pastureland. The area is a paradise for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

10. Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is an area of great natural beauty in the heart of Northern England. The Dales are a great place to partake in outdoor pursuits, but are also an ideal place to just get away from it all. The area is home to some of the finest cross-country mountain biking in the UK.

Garden Route Travel Options

Posted on October 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Few coastal stretches in the world can claim the beauty of the Garden Route, so named for its lush, green, indigenous forests, golden beaches and rushing rivers. An abundance of bird species and wildlife can be found here and the area’s pristine beaches, lapped by azure waters, are home to seals, dolphins and whales (the latter from June to October to calve in the warm Indian Ocean).

Occupying a slender coastal plane from the Gouritz River near Mossel Bay in the west to the Storms River mouth east of Plettenberg Bay, the Garden Route meanders for 350km along the N2, its main arterial road.

While often compared to the Lake District in England, the Garden Route’s climate is considerably more temperate. Summer temperatures average 27 Celsius and the winter average is 14 Celsius in the daytime. The region’s Mediterranean climate and natural splendour are complemented by excellent amenities catering for the most diverse and discerning of travellers.

Nature lovers will be in the their element. Hikes along the craggy coastline takes you through pristine forests and remote beaches with shimmering rock pools and waterfalls along the way. The popular Otter Trail is a five day hike that follows the coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature’s Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. It’s essential to book well in advance as places are limited.

If hiking is not for you, there are many other ways to experience the natural splendour of the Garden Route from horseriding in the Plettenberg Bay mountainside to paddling canoes around the Robberg peninsula. More sedentary options include packaged safaris offered by a variety of game lodges and dolphin and whale watching boat trips.

Needless to say, the Garden Route offers something for everyone and its accommodation is equally varied. Whether its a wooden tree house in indigenous forest, surrounded by monkeys and bird life, a rustic beach house, or a sunny penthouse suite, you’ll find what you are looking for and so much more.

A popular option to see the Garden Route is to hire a car in Cape Town and drive up the coast, stopping at charming seaside towns along the way.

Interested In Travel But Unemployed? Look Into Travel Agent Jobs

Posted on October 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

Travel is a big dream for many people and with good reason. While many of us live in places which are enjoyable and beautiful in their own way it is often exciting to get out and experience new places and cultures. One of the top reasons people want more freedom of time and finances is so they can realize some of their dreams of international travel.

Pairing that love of travel with an unemployment situation seems out of places however for anyone interested in traveling and in landing a new job it makes sense in the context of looking for work as a travel agent.

While a job as a travel agent doesn’t necessarily mean you will get to immediately realize your lifelong travel goals, getting a job in the travel industry would be allowing you to find work that is possibly more fulfilling than working at McDonald’s (one of the top drivers of any recent modest employment gains). If you have been able to do some travel in the past working as a travel agent could give you the chance to fill new travelers in on what to expect and calm an fears they have about visiting new places.

To get started in your job hunt for travel agent positions you may want to research typical travel agent salary levels and who the best agencies are to work for. There is a lot of interest in home based travel agent work which would be quite a nice employment gig to land however if you are more willing than others to be flexible it may give you an advantage in your job search. If everyone else wants to work from home maybe you can be the candidate willing to go against the current grain of expectation.

If you have previous travel experience you can check into how that might help you in your new place of employment and pitch that as a benefit on your resume or in interviews. Also depending on what your formal education has been there may be qualifications that you already have which will tend to help you in the travel and tourism industry. A degree in mechanical engineering might not help much but language experience or something similar might be a big advantage. You may also want to check into whether you would be a better fit in the leisure travel industry or in corporate travel. Naturally leisure travel would deal more with vacationers while business travel would tend towards reservations of hotels, conference rooms and flights for other employees of your company or a client organization.