We've all experienced it, especially those working in London and other major cities. Waking up early in the morning, heading to the nearest station and sitting (or more likely standing) on a train for ages, only to be told there are delays and cancellations. By the time you've got to work you are already exhausted and you've not even opened your emails. But there comes a time in many commuters' lives where the 'F' word is said and plans to quit start whirling around inside the head. Those round the world flights get searched for, Google maps gets a workout and the calculator comes out to start working out whether it can be afforded. That's right, that once in a lifetime trip seems to be coming to fruition. But taking that step can be scary. Here's how not to do it...
As we hurtle into 2015 (as we write this, we are almost a week in already), January for many airlines is THE peak booking season. Airlines launch extremely competitive fares at this time of year, like Dubai for £289 or New York from £336, and now is the time to be booking your next trip. As airlines slash prices, each one becomes more and more competitive. What's more, the hotels are doing it too and when you book your flight and hotel together, you can get even bigger discounts on package fares and hotel rates.
So it has come to the end of another year and we decided to create a blog as part of our site. We will talk about some of our favourite destinations and events that are taking place, some of our favourite offers from the various airlines and much more.
But first thing's first, when you look back on your 2014, can you honestly put your hand on your hard and say that you have achieved everything you wanted to. Have you been to places you said you would? Have you travelled as much as you were hoping you would have done. If the answer is yes, then great work. What's your secret? If it's no, then listen up. What are you going to do about it? We might only have another few days left of 2014 but there's still 365 days in 2015 that are ready to be used.
If you take weekends, bank holidays and your annual holidays into account, you've got over 130 days (that's more than one third of the year) free to do whatever you like with. What do you want to do with them? As part of our blog, we want to give some inspiration for how to utilise all those days out of work. From a long weekend in Iceland to a four month trip in Australia, we want to give you ideas and tips on how best to use all that free time in 2015.
So if you've been looking at flights to Australia or have been planning a long trip, there is no time like the present to get it booked. Airlines are having sales so get booking!