Family fun at a price

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A little half-term family sun does not come cheap

9:17am Monday 10th February 2014

As half-term approaches, many families will be keen to take their children on holiday – perhaps for a sunny break away from the UK’s wind or rain, or maybe to hit the ski slopes.

Slope off for a snowy Spanish break in Val d’Aran

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Skiers at Baqueira Beret ski slopes in the Catalan Pyrenees

9:39am Monday 27th January 2014

I’ve been to Barcelona on several occasions, but spent most of my time sitting on the beach rather than seeking snow. So I’m surprised to learn that just a four-hour drive away in the centre of the Pyrenees is the little-known ski resort of Val d’Aran.

Plenty to occupy you on the Black Sea in Bulgaria

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The tourist centre of Nessebar in Bulgaria

9:27am Monday 13th January 2014

Bulgaria has been getting some bad press recently, what with worries about immigration from the eastern European country and the antics of British holidaymakers at Black Sea resorts.

You're never too old to go skiing!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Val d’Isere is a charming place to spend a skiing holiday

9:34am Monday 11th November 2013

Like learning to cartwheel or play the guitar, I’d always thought I’d missed the boat with skiing.

Go West for all ages trip to California

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: San Francisco is a bustling city with so much to discover, including the infamous Alcatraz

9:40am Monday 7th October 2013

Tricky teens are tough to please, especially when it comes to spending time with ‘old’ people. Sarah Tucker bites the bullet and takes her son on an American adventure Taking a teenager on holiday can be hard work. I have one, so I should know. But surely a road trip across the States should please even the most cynical critic?

Easy to see why pub is a favourite

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The White Horse Farm Inn at Rosedale Abbey

11:11am Monday 30th September 2013

The quality of a breakfast is often the hallmark of a good B&B or inn, and the fare on offer at the White Horse Farm Inn at Rosedale Abbey in its picturesque North Yorkshire Moors setting certainly lived up to expectations.

Living the high life in luxurious and fun-filled Dubai

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The view from the 124th-floor observation deck at the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world.

1:10pm Monday 16th September 2013

Andy Garbutt flies from Yorkshire to Dubai for an action-packed break that included sand dune driving, camel rides and five-star luxury

Family gets a little taste of Devon on fun-packed trip

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Harry Kilner meets a Dartmoor pony

9:04am Tuesday 27th August 2013

The pre-holiday debate revolved around whether to book a week at the seaside, have an inland holiday in picturesque countryside or opt for a city break. In the event, Devon ticked all three boxes.

Cut-price holiday deals that don't exist

4:14pm Monday 1st July 2013

Don’t get too excited when you find the perfect holiday bargain online, because it might not exist, according to new analysis by Which? Travel.

Costa will help you cut costs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Spain’s Costa Blanca is the best place to go to save money on holiday

3:22pm Monday 10th June 2013

If your family needs to count the pennies, or euros, on holiday in Europe this summer, the best place to go is the Costa Blanca coastline of Spain.

St Lucia magic must be seen

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The rather picturesque St James Club at Morgan Bay in St Lucia

10:20am Monday 20th May 2013

There’s no shortage of impressive beaches and stunning scenery in the Caribbean, famous for its warm waters and laid-back way of life. But for spectacular views and awe-inducing landscapes St Lucia has the upper hand.

Easter breaks to bank on

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Barcelona could be in people’s sights for Easter

10:02am Monday 25th February 2013

If you are want an Easter break to lift the spirits after the cold months of winter, the only problem could be getting flights on peak days of the holiday weekend.

A new you with bootcamp breaks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Clumber Park Hotel in Nottinghamshire  is hosting a six-day boot camp break

10:46am Monday 14th January 2013

Sarah Marshall on rejuvenating getaways in North Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire to help kick-start the New Year

Wedded bliss in heavenly Cancun

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Excellence at Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico is a fantastic adult-only all-inclusive retreat

9:26am Monday 7th January 2013

I probably shouldn’t confess this – brides everywhere will have my guts for lacy blue garters – but a tiny part of me was looking forward to my Mexican honeymoon more than my actual wedding day.

The wild side of paradise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There is more to Phuket than sandy white beaches

9:12am Monday 1st October 2012

Long palm tree-lined white sandy beaches, along with picture-postcard emerald waters, make Phuket a tropical paradise. It really does look as stunning as the pictures you see in the brochures and magazines.

Living la dolce vita in Sorrento

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The coastal town of Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius

9:26am Monday 17th September 2012

"Lie down! Lie down now!” the boatman shouted, and we pressed ourselves against the floor of the boat.

Caribbean trip can cost less than you’d think

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tropical paradise doesn’t have to be just a dream

9:13am Monday 30th July 2012

Tour operators say that families who have put their holiday plans on hold could surprise themselves with some amazing last-minute deals in the Caribbean.

Get back to the Beatles

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The waterfront at Liverpool, home of the Beatles

8:58am Monday 16th July 2012

It was on August 18, 1962, that Ringo Starr made his first appearance as The Beatles’ official drummer at Hulme Hall in the pretty village of Port Sunlight, Wirral. The group were the headline act in the local horticultural society’s 17th annual dance.

Grab a late Greece deal

8:56am Monday 28th May 2012

Canny British travellers are shrugging off fears of a eurozone meltdown and helping themselves to all-inclusive holidays in Greece which limit their exposure to any sudden changes in currency.

The Harry Potter studio tour offers magical day out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London goes behind the scenes of the hugely-popular Harry Potter films

8:31am Monday 23rd April 2012

When JK Rowling conjured up the tales of Harry Potter in her imagination, did she gaze into a crystal ball like Sybill Trelawney, Hogwarts’ eccentric professor of divination, and picture the adventure taking place just outside Watford?

More are looking to stride out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: New walking routes without obstacles have been created in the national park

8:47am Monday 26th March 2012

Bookings for walking holidays in 2012 – within the UK and around the world – are on a rising trend.

Perfect home for single travellers in Crete

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A spot of painting on the terrace

8:45am Monday 26th March 2012

It’s a spur-of-the-moment weekend break but our talk is of somewhere far warmer; the Greek island of Crete and a highly unusual holiday hotel where we originally met last summer.

Take a room at 'Downton Abbey'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Downton Abbey is nominated for a National Television Award

9:19am Monday 13th February 2012

A group of country house hotels is offering ‘Downton Abbey’-style short breaks from around £70 per person as rival hotel chains slash their standard rates to attract more leisure customers during February.

Tuning in to the musical state of Tennessee

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The view towards Downtown, Memphis, Tenessee

8:52am Monday 23rd January 2012

From highways, to Graceland, Natalie Marchant finds a few familiar sights in historic Tennessee

Where will you travel in 2012?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa, Hoi An, Vietnam

9:06am Monday 16th January 2012

January may be a depressing month, but with a full holiday allocation at your fingertips, it’s time to think about this year’s big trip. Here are some of the best new destinations to give you some ideas.

A deeper love for america’s canyons

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Trek the glorious Grand Canyon and raise cash for Herts Air ambulance Appeal.

8:21am Monday 9th January 2012

Claire Walker packs heels and hiking boots to tour Indian lands and bright lights

A whale of a time in wildest Alaska

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A humpback whale in the Kenai Fjords

9:43am Monday 19th December 2011

The grizzly bears appeared when we were least expecting them.

Diving into Egypt’s historic delights

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Red Sea is one of the world’s top spots for diving

8:46am Monday 1st August 2011

Rosamund Hutt combines sight-seeing and action in a trip to the Red Sea coast

I volunteered to work on holiday

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Caroline Davison at the Kuyasa project, in South Africa, which provides children with food and an education

9:22am Monday 25th July 2011

Caroline Davison travels to South Africa to find out what it means to be a ‘voluntourist’

Sun and sights a matter of Corsica

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The harbour at Calvi, a bustling resort overlooked by a citadel and a magnet for tourists

9:03am Monday 4th July 2011

The bull turned its head menacingly slowly, and glared at us, standing rather nervously 50 yards behind him on the narrow coastal path.

Holiday homes price cut as they feel the pinch

9:00am Monday 4th July 2011

Although the long school holidays have nearly begun, owners of holiday homes around Britain are being forced to slash prices and offer more flexible rentals instead of cashing in on the usual sky-high peak season rates.

Break away is all Wight

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The views across Headon Warren on the Isle of Wight are stunning

9:16am Monday 4th April 2011

As we sailed away from the narrow streets of Old Portsmouth where press gangs roamed in Nelson’s day, my wife and I were already studying the leaflets and maps which you collect on the ferry across the Solent.

Hitting the heights in Madeira....

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The steep slopes at Lombo da Serra dos Judeus

8:50am Monday 7th March 2011

Debbie Murray discovers what island has to offer as she follows in Churchill’s footsteps

The height of stylish living

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The hi-tech treehouses at Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest

8:50am Monday 28th February 2011

I don’t like to look down on fellow holidaymakers – but while living the high life in a treehouse, I had no choice.

Singling out an ideal trip

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The romantic town of Sorrento on Italy’s Amalfi coast

9:02am Monday 21st February 2011

I had always planned to spend my honeymoon in Sorrento.

Brighton rocks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Brighton Pier

8:18am Monday 7th February 2011

he seaside town is once again in the spotlight thanks to the new adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel, Brighton Rock, set in the Sixties – a time of clashes between mods, rockers and rival gangs – and starring Menston actor Sam Riley.

Enjoy the best of both worlds with luxury farmhouse villas

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The newly-built Es Garrovers near Cala d’Or is tucked away in a secluded countryside position

8:37am Monday 31st January 2011

To observe at close range the grazing habits of the Majorcan goat, it’s essential to find a good vantage point.

Parisian charm - in miniature

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Over the rooftops of Lyon

9:08am Monday 24th January 2011

Pausing to consult my map on the pavements of France’s elegant second city, I found myself in excellent company.

Capital's a wonder in the wilderness

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: St John’s, Newfoundland

9:11am Monday 17th January 2011

Liam Creedon on the isolation and unique history that has shaped Newfoundland

Feel Allure of ocean fun on a grand scale

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Royal Caribbean’s Allure Of The Seas – the size of five Titanics – has room for 5,400 passengers

9:03am Monday 17th January 2011

Adam Blaxhall discovers the beauty of the world’s biggest cruise ship

Life on the lake is shore to delight

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gondolas line up in the canals of Venice

9:02am Monday 10th January 2011

We made it past the war fields of France, lush green mountains of Switzerland and shimmering lakes of northern Italy without landing a yellow card.

Take a break and get on the piste

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It’s quick and easy to get on the slopes in Switzerland thanks to an increase in weekend break packages

9:51am Tuesday 4th January 2011

Once a luxurious adventure suitable only for James Bond, families with hyphenated surnames and city types with cash to splash, skiing has now become a great holiday choice for everyone.

Disney's brand of Christmas magic

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sleeping Beauty Castle transformed into a sparkling crystal palace at Disneyland Paris

10:42am Monday 20th December 2010

Tom Wilkinson and daughter go across the Channel for a real festive treat

Luxury cottage is a leading light

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Knightsfield cottage is a luxurious place to enjoy the serene delights the Brecon Beacons offers

10:08am Monday 13th December 2010

We’re sitting in the hot tub, the two of us, gazing up at the stars in the ink-black night sky. This is the sort of holiday moment you dream of all year.

A country of contrast

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The modern five-star Movenpick hotel in Sousse

9:52am Monday 6th December 2010

Tunisia’s proximity to Britain, its sub-tropical climate with year-round sun and the fact it shares a time zone with the UK make it a good alternative to European Mediterranean holidays.

Island in the sun – all year round

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Try your hand at kite-surfing at the Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo, with stunning views of the islands of Los Lobos

9:26am Monday 29th November 2010

Bess Manson discovers why families head for Fuerteventura for winter sun

Natural highs of a Scottish tour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The stunning scenery of Scotland’s Loch Lomond, one of the stops on a Rabbie’s tour

9:57am Monday 22nd November 2010

The bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond could never have looked bonnier.

Roaming along Roman ruins

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The stunning Northumberland landscapes which Hadrian’s Wall weaves its way through are peppered with charming towns and places to stay

8:42am Monday 15th November 2010

It is 1,600 years ago this year that the last Roman legions left Britain to defend their home country from invasion and plunge us into the Dark Ages.

Poignant insight into cruel past

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Buildings at the Birkenau camp with their watchtower

8:42am Monday 8th November 2010

With trepidation, Emma Clayton travels to Poland to site of Nazis’ Holocaust horror

Dipping a toe into the lovely lakes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Holiday lodges at South Lakeland Leisure Village, near Carnforth

9:08am Monday 1st November 2010

Mike Crowther gets a taste for country life as he travels north for a scenic break



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