Travel planning tools and our partners

That little seed of a holiday idea has been planted in your thoughts, and we have all the nurturing tools you need to allow it to flourish into reality.
Whether you’re planning a road trip, searching for a country cottage or allowing yourself peace of mind with travel insurance. Here are the travel partners we recommend making your trip complete.
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‘Book your adventure through our trusted associates’

Travel planning

Reserve your perfect accommodation

When booking accommodation for a trip, our preferred hotel website is They offer so many different choices and flexible reservation options, which makes the final process so simple.
Have a peek for yourself and use the search box below to discover their latest deals throughout the world.

Discover your UK country retreat

Are you in search of a tranquil hideaway to relax and unwind in, while you discover the beautiful British countryside? Browse through the handpicked properties and unique retreats at Holiday Cottages.

Take to the skies

Search for your flights in one easy place with and open up a world of options. Over 400 airlines are scanned for your favoured routes and chosen dates.

The open roads await

A road trip is a perfect holiday for us. Twisting and turning through the never-ending countryside or cruising along a coastline with wind in your hair. Road-trippin is a delightful way to experience a country.
Pop in your car hire location and dates then Rentalcars will do all the searching for you. Rentalcars work with well-known car hire brands and discover the deals that suit you the best.

Sail off on a ferry

What better way to start your perfect break than hopping on a ferry and sailing over to mainland Europe?
If it’s north-eastern France or northern Spain, Brittany ferries is a perfect option. We’ve sailed on their ships a few times, and it’s such a relaxing way to arrive. Click on the link below and let your adventures begin.

Let the train take the strain

If you’re planning a day out in the UK or fancy touring the British Isles by train, then check out the offers and journey options with Raileasy.

Click on the link and key in your departure and arrival locations and Raileasy with find the cheapest deals for you.

In no time at all the English countryside will be leisurely passing by your window.

Map out your route

Whether you’re planning a road trip, plotting a hiking route or cycling one of UK’s scenic trails, there’s nothing quite like using a tactile paper map.

The Ordnance Survey folks are here to help, with maps, guides, gadgets and more. Take a browse through their vast array of maps and grab your ideal companion for your adventure.

Travel Insurance

Peace of mind

Travel insurance is an easy expense to ignore; however, as we all know, the world is an unpredictable place. So, for stress-free travel for you and your loved ones, grab your insurance cover with World Nomads.

Travel Activities

Jump the queues

So, you’ve decided where you are heading now let’s start booking your activities and the places you know you want to visit. Whether it’s a palace, cathedral or a food tour, Get Your Guide has so many options for you to choose from.

The last thing you want to do is waste your precious time standing in a queue. Just pop in your location, and you’re a few clicks away from your next cultural experience.

English History at your feet

If your planning to visit the historical sites lovingly maintained by English Heritage, ensure you become one of their loyal members. Not only will you save on entrance fees into England’s beautiful castles, stately homes and charming gardens, but also your parking is free.

Click on the link to find the selection membership offers open to you.

Travel Accessories

Gadgets, gizmos and more

Amazon offers such a wide selection of travel gadgets that make our lives so much easier. Whether it’s USB hubs, packing pouches, folding water bottles or solar panel chargers they appear to have it all.

So, if you’re searching for a travel guide or tech gear, click on the Amazon link. Then discover how the little things make all the difference to your travel experience.

Your trustworthy camera kit

Our preferred brand of camera is Canon. Gary has been using their reliable cameras for decades. From the days of film to the incredible DSLR, he has today. Their cameras have travelled the world with us and always produce such high quality.

If you’re looking to upgrade or switch to the Canon brand have a browse through the wide range of options, they have available.

Tech gear and accessories

Wex Photo Video offers a wide and varied range of tech gear across many brands. Whether it’s video equipment, binoculars, cameras, lenses or cameras bags, Wex is truly a one-stop-shop.
We have used Wex Photo Video on many occasions, and their service online, instore and aftercare have been fantastic.