It's often said that travel is the only expense that makes you richer - and it's true! The experiences you won't forget, the culture you encounter and even the friendships you forge all play their part in enriching your life.
With pointers on everything from places to stay to unmissable destinations, here are Checklist's top 10 tips on travel this spring.
Cruise along the Nile
For centuries, the Nile has beguiled travellers from across the globe. The flow of its waters has always promised adventure around every bend. With four days on the world's longest river, you're sure to discover a whole host of wonders.
Sanctuary Retreats offer carefully curated luxury cruises between Luxor and Aswan, in the company of world-renowned Egyptologists to create a truly intimate experience. Over 5,000 years of history will reveal its secrets to you as you bask in fantastic views of the ancient expanse.
You'll get to explore temples of Ancient Egypt, from the temple of Kom Ombo to Valley of the Kings, in between enjoying delicious culinary delights on board. You'll also get to relax between your shore excursions in the on-deck pool and sun deck.
Get well acquainted with the real Egypt on an unforgettable, boutique adventure with a four-night Sanctuary Retreats cruise along the Nile.
The info:Click here to find out more.
Manage your hotel stays more efficiently
Sharing your personal information at a hotel reception is not the best way to begin a holiday. If you're someone who travels a lot, you know that form-filling at check in can be a real headache.
Established with a mission to optimise the customer experience, Regcard is the only digital registration card that can be used in any hotel in the world. It comes with a travelogue and record for all your journeys and hotel stays.
Travellers can create their free account on the Regcard website by filling in a profile, some preferences and voila! You're on course for a smoother check in experience the next time you travel.
Your information is securely stored on the Regcard platform, and can be accessed by any hotel you choose to stay at, anywhere in the world - but that’s not all!
Regcard is proud to partner with ecological hotels that share their same commitment to environmental responsibility. Every eight weeks, a shortlist of sustainable hotels will be presented on Regcard’s travel guide blog for guests who value sustainability and luxury.Make sure to also check out theTravel Guide to discover unique and sustainable travel experiences.
The info:Click here to set up your profile with Regcard for free.
Take on a working holiday in Canada
Have you ever considered spending extended time abroad? Perhaps venturing to explore another continent? Taking on a working holiday can be a gateway to unlocking a world of opportunities in another country.
BUNAC is the UK market leader in work and intern abroad programs, providing the unique opportunity to spend an extended time living, working and travelling overseas to destinations such as Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Jobs and internships range from four months to two years which make them great for travellers looking to fill their summer holidays, a gap year, after graduation or just as a career break.
Canada has become a go-to destination for working holidaymakers who want year-round adventures, liveable cities and decent salaries - it's a country that offers the perfect work-life balance. Lending a hand with work visas, jobs and internship placements, travel planning and accommodation, as well as arrival support and social events to meet other travellers, the BUNAC team can help take care of it.
The info:Click here to enquire and find out more.
Explore the beauty of the Norwegian coastline
Scandinavia promises some of the most breathtaking coastlines found on the continent. The majestic beauty of the rolling landscape is a must-see for every keen traveller, and what better vantage point to enjoy these sweeping vistas than on a brand-new cruise liner.
Havila Voyages explore the captivating beauty of the Norwegian coast. Their brand new, eco-friendly ships are designed with spaciousness and your viewing experience in mind. Elegant interiors reflect the striking scenery that surrounds them, and cabins are equipped with all modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and ensuite bathrooms - ensuring every guest has a comfortable stay.
Guests can also embark on unforgettable excursions like wildlife safaris to spot seals, whales, and sea eagles, and visits to charming coastal towns to learn about Norwegian culture and history.
All meals feature locally sourced ingredients served at your table, so no set menus nor buffets. Havila Voyages works closely with local producers to offer delicious and authentic Norwegian dishes. The onboard chefs create dishes inspired by traditional recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients with plenty of options for gluten-free and vegetarian travellers.
The info:Click here to book your visit.
Get beach ready with a seamless tan
Tired of self-tanners leaving you with uneven, patchy results? Perhaps it's time to invest in a tanner you can trust. Introducing Watermans Browned Off.
Watermans' fake tanning range combines luxury tanning with skin hydration, thanks to the inclusion of Aloe Vera. Their formulas are designed to not only give you a sun-kissed glow, but also to soothe your skin with antioxidants like vitamin E.
Specifically formulated with a no-biscuit smell to ensure a natural-looking, streak-free finish every time, Browned Off fake tanning products leave you with a beautiful golden tan without the harmful UV rays.
They take pride in using only the best ingredients to ensure their products are safe for all skin types. Browned Off products are paraben-free, sulphate-free, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, as well as being easy to apply and quick to dry.With a variety of shades to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect match for your skin tone.
The info:Click here to shop now.
Live an unforgettable experience
The southern coast of the Island of Love is a true feast for the spirit, with stunning views of the Mediterranean and a fascinating medieval history. And when looking to indulge at a resort in one of Cyprus' oldest cities, there's no beating Parklane.
Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol is a five-star, beachfront hideaway that's perfect for every type of traveller, from families to adventuring young couples. Always adhering to the distinctive Cypriot standard of service, the resort brings together luxurious accommodation and fantastic facilities.
Choose to dine at one of six restaurants and bars, including the acclaimed Mediterranean fare of Nammos Limassol, the world-renowned LPM Restaurant & Bar, Il Teatro - a romantic Italian restaurant, The Gallery - a fused Japanese sushi bar, and Vithos - a relaxing poolside bar.
When wanting to submerge yourself in azure waters, you can stroll along to the 300-meter-long, golden-sand beach or dip into one of three pools - with one exclusively for grownups. An award-winning spa, tennis courts and the ParkFit Health Club are just icing on the cake.
The info:Click here to book now.
Australian adventures with bespoke itineraries
Getting to the real heart of the destinations you're exploring is essential. It's important to travel like you belong, not like you're just passing through.
TravelEssence will transport you to the very best Australia and New Zealand have to offer. Expect authentically local and small-scale accommodations, where welcoming hosts treat you like family. You'll get a chance to get off the beaten track and step into nature hardly touched by humans. Think helicopter rides over rugged outback regions forbidden from the ground.
Your travel specialist designs your holiday with first-hand local knowledge and knows your pace, interests, and needs best. Why? Because not only have they lived, travelled, or worked extensively Down Under, they take the time to get to know you.
TravelEssence will take care of every detail, so you can focus on relaxing, rejuvenating and reconnecting with yourself, your loved ones, and the world around you - everything a holiday should be spent doing.
The info:Click here to find out more.
Barefoot chic in the tropical Maldives
Few places get as close to pure paradise as the Maldives. The white sand beaches, the turquoise waters, the year-round sunshine - it's no wonder it's become such a hotspot for celebrity holidays.
A glittering jewel of these luscious islands is Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives, a tropical, barefoot-chic resort that puts a playful twist on luxury.
Renowned for its two-kilometre-long powdery beaches, the resort consists of 125 spacious and stylish villas, four fabulous restaurants and an exciting array of activities and excursions. Where better to try your hand at paddleboarding?
Designed with the entire family in mind,Finolhu was created to inspire multi-generational travel while also being a perfect spot for honeymooners. Newlyweds can even spend a night under the stars with their celebrated Beach Bubble 'Dream Eclipse' experience.
The info:Click here to book your stay.
Venture into an Icelandic wonderland
Should you want to experience the true Iceland, then heading in amongst the glaciers is a must. Situated between two of the country's best-known ice formations, Vatnajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hótel Klaustur is the ultimate base from which to explore the Land of Fire and Ice.
Headliner natural attractions are all a short ride away from this stylish hotel, like the magical Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon (12 kilometres away), the subglacial Lomagnupur mountain (37 kilometres away) and Laki Craters (50 kilometres away), formed in the world´s largest eruptions in recorded history.
Sitting in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, part of Katla UNESCO Global Geopark, Hótel Klaustur is a boutique offering with 57 beautifully designed rooms. With a commitment to greener energy, the hotel operates using hydroelectric power only with the parking equipped with charges for e-cars.
Should you want to indulge in fine cuisine during your stay, you don't even need to leave the hotel. KLAUSTUR Restaurant & Bar serves New Nordic staples and locally inspired cocktails, sure to give you an authentic taste of Iceland.
The info:Click here to book your stay.
Treat yourself to a spa break
Sometimes in life, you need to put your wellness first. That's exactly why so many venture over to Lancashire for a stay at The Woodland Spa. The multi-award-winning luxury spa strives to provide every guest with only the most soothing spa break to help them recharge their batteries.
Nestled within the Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort in Burnley, The Woodland Spa offers a unique journey through heat and ice that will soothe, relax and detoxify. You'll be plunging into hydrotherapy and serenity pools, bubbling away in a jacuzzi and steaming away in the saunarium before sipping a cocktail by the fire or going all out with a luxury treatment.
The spa resort is set in 40 acres of private parkland with spectacular views of Pendle Hill, so a day here is never enough. Treat yourself to a stay at the luxurious resort hotel and dine at one of their award-winning rosette restaurants. As this beguiling countryside is full of tales of witches and sorcery, it's no wonder a visit to The Woodland Spa is pure magic.
The info:Click here to book your stay.
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