book a skiing holiday in the rocky mountains
The ski and spa resort of Banff is the cultural centre of the Rocky Mountains, with the picturesque Lake Louise marking the heart of a resort boasting 240 runs, reached by a fast and efficient lift network. A tri-area lift pass gives access to all the lifts in the linked resorts of Lake Louise, Norquay and Sunshine Valley, whose combined skiable terrain stretches to an amazing 7,000 acres.
Banff itself sparkles as the cultural heart of this region, and its 200 shops and restaurants welcome 4.5 million visitors each year.
Unusually, all four sides of the Victoria Glacier adjoining Lake Louise can be skied down, giving plenty of scenic variation and the possibility of following the sun as it encircles the slopes.
Families can also enjoy a dream winter holiday here, with once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as a sleigh ride, dog-sledding, toboganning and ice fishing on offer.
book a holiday to hong kong in march
Springtime is a great time to sample the extraordinarily vibrant and fantastically atmospheric delights of Hong Kong.
During March the weather is cool and the humid conditions of late spring and summer still some way off, which makes this time excellent for satisfying your wanderlust and exploring this unique Asian destination.
Amid the amazing skyscrapers you can spot signs of both the traditional Chinese culture and British colonial heritage. Don’t miss the charming funicular tram journey up to the famous Victoria Peak viewpoint to enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring views the city has to offer, then take a ferry to the outlying islands, where you will find beaches, fishing villages, ancient temples and a colourful insight into a much more relaxed Hong Kong lifestyle.
Noisy and chaotic street markets vie for your attention along with state-of-the-art shopping centres, while the main shopping streets are a wonderfully atmospheric riot of neon lights, karaoke bars and bustling street life.
Dining out is a many-faceted experience, ranging from the fun and relaxed street cafes, through traditional Chinese waterfront restaurants to first-class gourmet establishment found in the best Hong Kong hotels.
A fine collection of museums, galleries and cultural centres also provides a relaxing break from Hong Kong’s fast-paced excitement. At the other extreme, if your holiday coincides with a race night at the Happy Valley racecourse, don’t miss the chance to experience the city’s residents going gambling-crazy.
March and April are for the most part dry but the weather can be quite variable. Humidity in Hong Kong is less severe at this time of year and evenings remain pleasantly warm.
indulge your cultural side on a holiday to luxor
The remarkable Nile Valley city of Luxor is home to more prestigious tombs and monuments than anywhere else in Egypt, and great archaeological discoveries dating back as many as 4,000 years have unearthed proof of its past as a major centre of ancient Egyptian civilisation.
A highly hospitable city, with every type of accommodation available, from small family hotels, to luxury spa hotels and beautiful holiday apartments, you will also find a world of cuisine and great nightlife.
Luxor is the site of the famous city of Thebes - the city of a hundred gates and home to great nobles and Pharaohs. This was the capital of Egypt from the 12th dynasty (1991 BC) until the period known as the New Kingdom, 1570 to 1100 BC. In Luxor’s East Bank lies the iconic Karnak Temple which features three temples built and enlarged over a 1,300-year period.
Across the Nile in Luxor’s West Bank area, you will find the great Theban necropolis of the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Kings, including perhaps the best-known - the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Queen Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple and the two giant statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are also here. Sight-seeing will take up a great deal of your time in Luxor, but also allow yourself the treat of a felukka boat ride on the Nile, and don’t forget to explore the colourful cafes, restaurants, shops and March is considered one of the best months for a holiday to Luxor with seven to eight hours of sunshine, and temperatures of around 22C.
take some down time on a march beach holiday in perth
The Western Australian capital of Perth offers all the essential ingredients for a great holiday, including some of the country's best beaches, plenty of nightlife, bustling markets, inner city parks, outdoor dining and amazing marine adventures.
Located alongside the widest stretch of the meandering Swan River, the city and its neighbour, the port of Fremantle, enjoy a relaxed outdoors lifestyle, with the river offering the chance to enjoy boating, fishing and surfing. Fremantle's majestic historic architecture takes you back in time, while its marine heritage draws you to the ocean and a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island, a remarkable nature reserve which is the sole habitat of the quokka, a furry, large domestic cat-sized kangaroo-rat lookalike.
Australia’s late summer/autumn is a great time to enjoy one of Perth’s finest sights, the sun setting into the Indian Ocean from the lawns and beach of Cottesloe, after which you can take a stroll to a nearby pub for a few bevies.
If you can’t go any further into the year than March before getting itchy feet, we hope you’ve found some inspiration for your next break here.