The History of ‘Holiday’ – tell us your story!

Sunny Morecambe Beach

Sunny Morecambe Beach

If you thought that ‘going on holiday’ was a relatively new invention, albeit now an inspired and cherished British tradition, you will discover below that people have travelled for recreation, leisure and health going back centuries.

We love the below vibrant infographic, packed with interesting insights to the changing fashions in choice of holidays. Currently trending is the high percentage of us Brits holidaying in the UK or taking a ‘staycation’. We’d love to hear your holiday stories – perhaps you drank one of the twenty million cups of tea a year served up by Butlins in the 1960s? Do you remember when the average holiday cost £157 in the not-so-long ago good ol’ days of the 1980s? Or do you have nostalgic memories of the happy band that flooded to our beloved seaside towns to walk arm in arm along the prom and dip in the lido?

We’d love to hear some of your stories, funny or nostalgic and in the coming weeks we will publish some of the best …

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Lake District named Dream Spot in Kayaking Poll

A recent poll ran as part of a competition by Sitons has found the Lake District to be one of the UK’s top five dream kayaking locations.

The poll was taken as part of a December competition for watersport fanatics to win a GoPro Hero II camera. Over 500 entrants were asked where would be their dream place to kayak.

Kayaking on Lake Windermere, the Lake District

Kayaking on Lake Windermere, the Lake District

The Lake District ranked an impressive 3rd place out of the UK locations, mentioned numerous times alongside hundreds of worldwide-renowned kayaking spots. Continue reading