Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside

Posted on April 23rd, 2012

Going for a gentle walk on the beach has more of an impact on your emotional well-being than it does going for a stroll in the park, according to a recent study.

Findings by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health reveal that there are psychological benefits to people living near the seaside and that it can make you feel better.

The study showed that many locations based outdoors invigorated positive feelings of enjoyment, refreshment and calmness. But the researchers found that visits to the coast were the most beneficial and that trips to urban parks had the least effect.

The data was gathered by surveying 2,750 participants across a two-year period and examining their engagement with the natural environment. It was presented at the British Psychological Society’s meeting in London.

Remarkable-holidays have a plethora of self-catering holiday cottages, villas and accommodation to rent from all over the world. From log cabins and farmhouses to accommodation by the sea, there is a vast range of properties to choose from to have an enjoyable and relaxing vacation.

Compared with a hotel, you can have the privacy and space that you need in your very own holiday cottage; and private swimming pools and private hot tubs are available at many homes. With a wide range of accommodation types in an excellent choice of destinations, reap the advantages of low prices and expert insightful information into the chosen location.

Find the perfect holiday home by the seaside, countryside, village or market town; wherever you want to stay Remarkable-holidays can help.

What is a Staycation?

Posted on April 7th, 2012

The term ‘Staycation‘ has been used a lot recently in the news and we want to look and see just what a Staycation really is.

One definition would be that a Staycation is when someone spends their holiday at home and visits local attractions and events. Another definition is when someone takes a holiday in their own country. The latter is becoming more and more popular with holidaymakers.

It is easy to understand why holidaying in your own country has increased in popularity, when you think that travelling abroad can, at times, get complicated. Currency exchange, Air fare, Passports, Vehicle hire, Language translation, can all be a little confusing. Whereas with a Staycation you can forget the passports (but don’t lose them), and have no worries about paying air fare supplements simply for packing a suitcase that weighs as much as a well fed elephant.

There is of course nothing to stop you travelling abroad in search of a sun-kissed beach or a city break, but it only makes sense to consider what you already have within easy reach. To book your Staycation click here

The plane that looks like a dove

Posted on April 4th, 2012

British Airways has repainted the first of nine A319s with a dove design to mark a ‘certain’ sporting event taking place in London this year.

The design is the result of a contest, run by the company with the aim of promoting British talent in the run-up to ‘the London sports event’.

Brighton-based designer Pascal Anson says he wanted to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary, while playing with people’s perceptions of flying objects.

Click here to watch a BBC video showing one of the A319s being painted, and to hear BA’s Operations Manager for External Appearance David Barnes explain the process of creating the new livery.

The Tour de France in Yorkshire?

Posted on April 3rd, 2012

The Tour de France is the world’s largest annual sporting event, watched by 88 million people around the world. Welcome to Yorkshire have launched their bid to host the race in Yorkshire, England.

Top name cyclists Mark Cavendish and Ben Swift have already lent their support to ‘le bid’ and now Welcome to Yorkshire need yours. If you want one of the world’s biggest sporting events to come to Yorkshire register your support and back le bid by clicking here and completing the online form.