We all love a bargain and the EHIC is one of the best things about being part of the EU. EHIC is an agreement between the countries of the EU to look after each other’s citizens if they ned healthcare while on holiday or business overseas. The agreement is designed to put you in the same position as a resident of the country where you are being treated – remember that this doesn’t mean that you’ll get the same things free as you do here in the UK, but does mean you’ll be processed as a state patient. Having an EHIC makes a lot of sense, but who can apply for one?
A combination of economic factors has led to a weakening of the pound, and this means that our annual summer holiday is costing more than ever. Don’t resign yourself to having to pay more though, there are still some very good value for money destinations in Europe and the one country which consistently tops the “best value” lists is Bulgaria. So should we all be looking further east to stretch our holiday cash?
Heading off for your first family holiday with your toddlers or children can be stressful. There’s so much more to remember than when you’re travelling as a couple, but with a bit of preparation you can breeze through your break in the sun without too much hassle. Sun Protection Cream Don’t underestimate the amount of […]
Package holidays and budget airlines have transformed the way we travel, especially within Europe. It’s now just as cheap to have your summer holiday in Bulgaria or Bilbao as it is in Bognor or Blackpool, and part of the appeal of European travel is that it’s all so easy. We’re used to few passport restrictions, the lack of Visa requirements and the fact we don’t need vaccinations which are associated with more exotic travel destinations. Or do we?
Best known in the UK as home to the European parliament, Brussels isn’t perhaps the first city which springs to mind for a city break. Brussels has a lot to offer, so here are the top 10 things to see and do in the city.
It’s one of the most glamorous events in the motor racing calendar. Every May the rich and famous descend on the small European nation of Monaco for the Grand Prix, which sees cars whizz through the city streets. It’s partly the stunning setting and partly the upmarket image of the event which makes it such a draw for the A-list, but is it possible to see the Monaco grand prix without taking out a second mortgage?
Train travel is a thing of the past, right? Killed off by budget airlines and the Channel Tunnel, nobody travels by train any more, do they? Not quite. The student and gap year favourite of interrailing has never been so popular, with thousands heading off on a European adventure each year. The range of different interrail tickets available means it’s not just for under 21s either.
It’s one of Europe’s most spectacular holiday destinations, but one of the most expensive too. Stunning Alpine scenery doesn’t come cheap, whether you’re visiting in the winter months for skiing, or to hike and explore the cities and valleys in the summertime. Switzerland is never going to be a bargain basement destination, but here are our five top tips for cutting costs to a minimum.
It’s maybe not the first destination which springs to mind when you’re thinking of somewhere interesting for your summer holidays, but the wide availability of budget flights from the UK to Eastern Europe means that more of us are considering places like Poland for a summer break with a difference.
The City of the Seven Hills, the Eternal City or the City of Love – whatever you call Rome, it’s one of Europe’s most ancient cities and one of the most popular destinations for city breaks. Packed with history and things to see at every turn, the problem most people have in Rome is working out what to see and what should be left for the next visit. Here’s our guide to the top 5 must-sees in Rome. Don’t forget your camera – you’ll need it.