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  • Hi Sarah, Love all your content! I am going to the USA to do a roadtrip in September and trying to sort car hire. It is absolutely eye watering in terms of cost (tripled in the last 2 years!) Wondering if you have any advice as to how to get the best deals on car hire at the moment? Many thanks!

    • Thanks Lucy. From what I can see car hire has increased everywhere, not just the US. I had a similar problem when I tried to book a car in Orlando at Easter and ended up using UBER instead. I can only suggest travelsupermarket.com, they are a comparison website that check rates with multiple companies. Otherwise try the hotel you are staying in, they may know a local company.

      Best of luck,

      Sarah

  • Hi, just wondering would you know if catching a connecting flight through Canada final destination Florida do you need to following vaccination laws for Canada or your final destination (need to be vac over 12 in Canada and over 18 in USA) I have tried to find this information on google with not much luck. TIA

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Unfortunately I can’t comment on travel restrictions as they change constantly. Your airline or whomever booked the flights for you should be able to confirm this for you.

      Cheers,

      Sarah

  • Hi,
    Thinking of holidaying to USA next summer with 12, 14 and 16 year old girls and was following your recent family trip. I’m thinking 3 nights New York, 5/6 nights Universal, Orlando followed by 5/6 night cruise. Thinking of doing the crude instead of Disney as price is not much more than the Disney tickets and given kids ages Universal might be more suitable. What do you think?

    • Sounds like a fabulous trip but personally I would leave New York for a separate holiday. I love New York but there is so much to see and 3 nights will really only give you two days to explore it. Disney is fabulous and lots for older kids too, I’ll have posts on that next week. Personally I would go with Florida and Cruise, looking back on our trip I think we squashed too much in, I would have liked some rest days in Orlando.

      Hope that helps,

      Sarah

  • Hi there Sarah

    Going to Ireland this August. Wondering if you have any pointers. Traveling with 21 and 18 year old. One boy and one girl. How many days Dublin Galway and one other. We only have 7 nights and 8 days.

  • Hi Sare
    I,m looking for an air b& b with pool for two grandpartents, parents and two kids , one Austin , aged 8. The area should be cork or Kerry , last week in July first week in August, can you help?
    Jack

  • Hi Sarah we are travelling to Italy ,Florence for Easter any idea what the weather is like at this time, i am only bringing hand luggage and not sure what to take
    Thanks
    Sandra K

  • Hi Sarah,
    I have a scenario where my 5 weeks holiday to Africa in Dec has been affected by current situation I am in. And now I am required to travel for only 2 weeks. I have three children aged 8,8 and 5 …
    I am in Europe
    Do you think it will be a tough for the
    children or 2 weeks are in to be with our family back in Africa.
    2 weeks I mean….we leave day 1 and we be back day 14???

    • Hi Solata

      We travelled to Africa for two weeks and had no issues. I think because the time difference is similar there is no jet leg – that certainly helps. I would go again in a heartbeat!

      Cheers

      Sarah

  • hi sarah I am traveling to Newyork in February.
    Can you suggest the best city pass to buy or is it better to pay for individual attractions, also should I book the popular obes before I go ie ellis island ect.
    Thanks
    Pauline

  • Hi Sarah,

    Am heading to Rome very soon and looking for something perhaps a bit different to do – have been a few times so have done most of the main tourist attractions.

    Many thanks in advance

  • Hi Sarah
    Four of are booked to fly to Lanzarote on 22nd February with Ryanair but at the moment because of the present rules we are unable to even travel to the Dublin airport….is there anything we can due??

    • Hi Liz

      Sorry to hear this but if the flight is still operating the only options are to change your dates, or check with your travel insurance to see if you are covered for cancellation due to government advice. Unfortunately Ryanair will not offer a refund if the flight sill operates. Best of luck, Sarah

  • Hi Sarah,

    Do you have any information on how to get a refund from teletext holidays. I cancelled my holiday in March,due to covid. I paid a €450 cancellation fee. They then proceeded to take €800 from my account in April.
    Any advice.
    Thanks

    • Hi Linda

      Sorry to hear you are having difficulties. If the flights / holiday was cancelled by Teletext or the airline then you should be entitled to a refund. You can contact flightrights.ie if you are having trouble. If you decided to cancel but the flights were still operating, then that is a different issue and you would have to take it up with Teletext directly. Hope that helps, Sarah

  • Hi Sarah
    Where can I read the post about the Spanish Tourist Info please ?
    I am booked to fly to Spain 28th Dec – not the Canaries !

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