Trekking to Everest Base Camp – Yet Another Bucket List Adventure!

After successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2012, I honestly thought that I would never attempt to climb another mountain again. Don’t get me wrong, it was an amazing ‘life-changing’ experience, but it was also one of the hardest things I have ever done, and the thought of sleeping mountainside in minus temperatures for a…

Do You Entrust TripAdvisor or Your Travel Agent with Your Holiday?

When it comes to booking your dream holiday abroad, do you turn to your local or online travel agent for advice, or do you rely on the comments made by ‘real travellers’ on TripAdvisor? Well, a recent consumer study held by the Association of British Travel Agents, revealed that more than half of holidaymakers believe…

Unusual Travel Requests – What are Yours?

Most travellers have at least one ‘travel request’ when booking their holiday abroad. For some that would include ‘a room with a view’ or perhaps ‘a king size bed’, but when it comes to asking your tour operator to rent a pack of Alpacas to graze on the mountains outside your hotel room… well, you…

Airline Flight Ticket ‘Sales’ – How Much Do You Really Save?

There was a time when a ‘sale’ meant that you could get your hands on a real bargain. End of Season Sales, January Sales, Closing Down Sales, and Last Minute Sales are all used to entice those of us who are on the lookout for cut-price goods, but since the (wonderful) invention of the World…

Next Stop… Namibia

Anyone who follows our blog will know that we have a bucket list of countries we want to visit as long as the Great Wall of China, but if there is one destination we are desperate to explore, it is the vast and beautiful land of Namibia. With the magnificent red dunes of Sossusvlei, the…

What do You Look Forward to Most – Your Holiday or Christmas?

The 1st of August is upon us (white rabbits etc!), the high streets are deserted, the highways are packed, the airports are going into overdrive – and that can only mean one thing… the Summer Holiday Season has finally arrived! A time to pack up your troubles and worries and head off somewhere warm and…

Top 10 Tips for Saving on Your Summer Holiday

The summer holiday season is officially upon us, and if you want to avoid paying inflated prices for your annual trip abroad this year, now is the time to do some clever planning and internet searching to find out where you can cut costs. Unfortunately, high demand pushes up the prices of our hotels and…

A Place in the Sun

It has been a hectic week here at Equatours HQ, but Friday has finally arrived, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it is time for us to head off to A Place in the Sun… That is all – Happy Weekend Everyone – Cheers!

Life’s a Beach…

There is nothing quite like sitting on a beach… the soft sand between your toes, the sound of waves crashing against the shore, the warm sun on your face, the delicate breeze of salty sea air… In fact, I love everything about beaches, even when they are cold, wet and windy, and as that is…

Summertime in Austria – Simply Wunderbar!

It has been a long and cold winter here in the Austrian Alps, but summer has finally arrived (with a vengeance) bringing a rather sweltering 35 degrees! The fields are green, the Elder trees are full of blossom, the world-famous Schubertiade is underway here in my hometown (village) of Schwarzenberg, and I am happy to…