Rome, Italy

Posted on October 4th, 2012

They don’t call Rome the “Eternal City” for nothing. This ancient city built on the banks of the Tiber has timeless appeal and a perpetual lust for life. With so many cafes and lively piazzas, and a passion for food unlike any other, Rome practically invented “La Dolce Vita”. How can you not enjoy the sweet life when you’re surrounded by so much artistic beauty? Rome’s many wonders span the centuries, from ancient Imperial ruins, to the Renaissance master works, to the fashionable designs found in all the boutiques.

The Roman Forum is where you’ll find the archaeological treasures of the ancient empire. Within the walls of the Colosseum, you can easily envision a world of gladiators and chariots. Piazza Navona is full of Renaissance charm and is said to be the most beautiful in Rome. A visit to Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, will leave you in awe as you marvel at the glorious Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. And after you’ve had your gelato and cappuccino, go ahead and toss a coin inn the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return.

To browse holiday accommodation in Italy simply click here

Escape to the Sun

Posted on July 5th, 2012

Is the British weather getting you down? Need a change from dull skies and rain? Well why not search our website for a nice holiday property in the sun.

With destinations such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the USA, you should be able to find your perfect sun-kissed retreat.

Don’t forget that the sun does shine in the UK now and again, so check out the great selection of holiday homes in England, Scotland and Wales.

 

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.

Mother’s Day 18th March

Posted on March 5th, 2012

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away so why not spoil your mum by treating her to a special gift or experience from lastminute.com. Choose from theatre tickets, dining experiences, or take some well deserved time out together with one of the many spa packages on offer. Visit lastminute.com and make it a Mother’s Day to remember!

Register and Activate an account for your chance to win

Posted on February 11th, 2012

If you register and activate an account with Remarkable Holidays you will be entered into a prize draw, which has a top prize of £50 worth of love2shop vouchers. Once 1,000 accounts have been registered and activated the winners of the vouchers will be announced. For a chance to win just click here and register, you will then receive an email to activate your account.

PRIZES:

  • 2 runners up will each win a £10 love2shop voucher
  • Top prize is £50 worth of love2shop vouchers

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Romantic Valentines getaway

Posted on February 11th, 2012

 Valentines Day

With Valentines Day fast approaching why not go on a romantic getaway. Just browse our website to find your ideal holiday accommodation.

 

iPod Competition winner announced

Posted on February 11th, 2012

Thank you to the many people who signed up for our email newsletter. From those who signed up we have chosen Claire Carpenter as the winner of the iPod Touch. Congratulations Claire!