Why we love Horley

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Horley (where you stay) is to the side of Gatwick Visitors from abroad often expect to be staying in a place called Gatwick when we collect them from the airport to stay in Horley. However, they are both surprised and delighted to be staying in such a friendly and pleasant town, which has great history […]

Canny ways to rack up Air Miles

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How to rack up Air Miles…   If like me you thought you had to be a frequent Business Class traveller, to be able to collect a meaningful amount of Air Miles, think again. The general consensus seems to be that the Avios scheme through British Airways is the most rewarding. However, ditch the notion […]

Gatwick South Terminal Hotels

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(Here’s a quick guide to Gatwick South Terminal Hotels There are four hotels at Gatwick South Terminal. The Hilton, Bloc, Courtyard by Marriott and Yotelair. The Hilton The Hilton has 821 rooms and several restaurants and bars. They accommodate families and accept guests travelling with cats and dogs. There are two restaurants, Amy’s and the […]

Gatwick Hotel Deals

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If you’re not familiar with the Gatwick area, read on and it should help you find the best Gatwick Hotel Deals for both hotels and holiday parking. Finding the best Gatwick Hotels Deals with Holiday Parking While everyone wants good value for money, what’s also important is to get a relaxing start to your holiday […]

A Happy Ending

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We all love a story with a happy ending. This one is a corker! Some weeks ago on a Saturday, following a last minute booking online from a Norwegian lady, I went to the airport to collect Inger-Lise. She looked a little distressed, so I asked her if everything was alright? Sadly, it wasn’t. Inger-Lise […]

Brexit-Proof Your European Holiday After 29 March

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Brexit-proof your European holidays after 29 March A characteristic outburst by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said that there would be travel chaos, were there to be ‘no deal’ Brexit. Following his statement there have been rumours that it isn’t safe to book a holiday travelling after Brexit on 29 March 2019. However, it was reported […]

Silent Airports

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Silent Airport Meaning So, what is a silent airport?  No, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to hear a pin drop. Rather, that an increasing number of airports are no longer making airport wide announcements. What’s important to know Two guests of Springwood, who had flown out of Gatwick, were caught out on their return […]

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The Silk Road

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Who coined the term? Because silk was the major trade product which travelled on this road, it was named the Silk Road in 1877 by Ferdinand von Richthofen – a well-known German geographer. What is the Silk Road? The Silk Road was actually a network of trading routes rather than one long road. Its roots stretch as far […]

Panama Canal American Cruising Tips

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Panama Canal American Cruising Tips MARY’S BLOG Having just returned from a cruise which included transiting the Panama Canal, I thought it might be helpful for other people considering a cruise to jot down some useful Panama Canal American Cruising Tips gleaned from our adventure It felt as though we had been on another planet.  […]

Special Interest Holidays

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Special Interest Holidays We are all familiar with holidays catering for skiers or cyclists but what about holidays offering opportunities for learning about a whole range of other interests. If you have a busy life with a limited amount of time to spend on your hobbies, this is a great way to indulge your passion […]