Going on holiday with friends or family can be great. For some people, though, the urge to get away from it all is much more tempting, and it’s an impulse that can really draw them in. They might want to travel alone and escape the world for a while, but is it safe?

Travelling alone can be very safe in many parts of the world. Large parts of South East Asia, Europe, Australasia and America are very friendly for solo travellers. Solo travellers will of course need to take more precautions than people travelling in groups. It’s harder to always be aware of what’s going on around, and travellers will need to be vigilant. It’s also more difficult to negotiate taxis and transport on the road, as it’s easier to fall victim to fraudsters or people who overcharge. However, it is definitely possible to stay safe when travelling alone and it can be a very rewarding, enjoyable experience.

Paris is one of those capital cities that has to be visited. It’s not always easy to predict what kind of vacation you’ll have in Paris, but other than visiting the Eiffel Tower, you may want to consider the following:

Luxembourg Gardens

If it’s hot then the Luxembourg Gardens will not disappoint. It’s the perfect spot to spend Sunday, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere with beautiful scenery all around you.

Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral is definitely worth a visit too. This is a historic building that’s well worth a climb to the top. You may not get the same view that you get from the Eiffel Tower, but it’s splendid nonetheless.

St. Etienne du Mont

This is another gem, and you just have to stand back and simply admire the architecture of this beautiful building, whilst all of these attractions are within close proximity to restaurants, and bars.

Everybody knows a few horror stories about the truly terrible standard of accommodation some countries. One of the places that springs to mind is India, where getting your own room is a luxury, and finding a room with a working toilet is difficult.

If you find yourself in a country with poor standards of accommodation, or wanting to go to such a place, the trick is to manage your expectations. A country like India is certainly worth visiting, and while you may not have the most comfortable stay imaginable, the country itself is a beautiful place to visit, the tourist attractions set a high standard for the rest of the world to try to compete with, and even though the standards are poor now, accommodation is improving all of the time.

If you try hard enough to find a great place to stay, you can usually ensure that you find a place which has a working toilet and some privacy; but if you want a relaxing stay in a nice hotel, then this isn’t really the holiday for you now is it?

We all have our own idea of what an average holiday hotel room looks like, and there are certainly inclusions we automatically expect. A good quality hotel room will have a bath or a shower, a bed, a chair and a dressing area, a wardrobe and television. That is the type of room that will tick many people’s boxes on their summer holiday, while a balcony will usually be included.

Some would argue that the overall standard of 3-4 star hotel rooms has improved over time, and that’s because electronics are cheaper, so hotels can afford to kit their room out with good functioning equipment.

The quality of a room usually comes down to the standard of cleaning, which is obviously at a much higher standard in 5 star hotels. Check out reviews before you go book a holiday to see the  room standards. You don’t want to book only to find out that the four star hotel you thought it was is not even close to two.

Butlins is a holiday package provider, which targets families with young children specifically. This means that a lot of the services on offer in one of their packages will be stuff that your children will enjoy. It doesn’t mean that there won’t be things for the parents to enjoy either though. They try their best to ensure that the entertainment value from their holidays remains high for everybody on holiday with them, even if you aren’t the children that they target. It also means that you can be sure that they will have the necessary resources there in order to care for your child for part of the day, so that adults accompanying them get some time to enjoy some quiet relaxation and privacy.

A Butlins holiday is also an ideal way for you to make the most of a short getaway, with resorts located throughout the UK, you can get there and come back with relative ease.