What to do when waiting for your flight at an airport

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You can almost see it: that holiday you’ve been waiting for all year… all that’s between you and that white sandy beach is the airport and the long wait that comes with it. After completing all the crosswords puzzles from the free magazines, you find yourself people watching not knowing what to do to spend your time. So this scenario doesn’t happen to you, I’ve put together a list of things to beat the airport boredom.


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Play games

If you are travelling with family or friends, think ahead and pack some card games to keep everyone entertained. If you completely forgot to pack some games, it’s time to get creative and fall back on some classic games, like I-Spy or any games alike.

These types of games are perfect for the airport as there are many items and equipment around the airport which are new and exciting, including aircraft tow tractors, baggage carts, runway equipment and more. If you need a helping hand to learn about these products beforehand, visit an airport equipment supplier like Aviation Spares.


Walk around

 Remember that you are going to be sitting during your flight, so any chance you have to stretch your legs before is a good idea. Plus, you will never know what the airport has to offer until you’ve perused a bit. Munich airport has an ice skating rink during the Christmas period whilst the Vancouver International Airport is home to an aquarium. What other wonders will you find out whilst walking around your airport?


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Pamper yourself

 Lonely Planet recommends spoiling yourself whilst waiting for your flight. After all, airport day spas and massage shops have become quite popular (at least at international airports). The only advice is to not “get so relaxed that you forget your boarding time.”

Another way to treat yourself is to have a breather from the hustle and bustle of the airport. You can do this by going into a quiet room or prayer room and give your body and mind some time to re-charge. I’d recommend meditation and yoga or a bit of both.


Visit the city

 If you have a long layover and you’re close enough to the city centre, why not go for a day trip? According to Travel and Leisure, “some airports, like Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Narita International Airport in Japan, and Changi Airport in Singapore will take you on a tour of the city while you wait for your flight.”



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Don’t let yourself get hangry

 In case your airline doesn’t provide a meal or if you’re not a big fan of their standard in-flight meals, head over to the airport restaurants or any restaurants close to the airport and indulge yourself in a good meal before you board. The last thing you want is to spend your whole flight hangry and grumpy – think about the person sitting next to you. Do they deserve it? And a better question – do you deserve it? Didn’t think so.


Talk to other travellers

 This is a simple one that doesn’t require any explaining. If you see someone who looks as bored as you are, why not strike a conversation?


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Last resort

If all else fails, hit the free airport Wi-Fi. Browse the internet, catch up with friends or beat the best score on Candy Crush. The options are endless.


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Have the most instagrammable ski holiday in Ötztal, Austria

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Ski in style and stay in the most luxurious ski apartments in the Tyrol region in the lovely Ötztal valley. If you are looking for both an unforgettable and Instagram-worthy winter experience, this is the place to be.


Why Ötztal?

The Ötztal Valley is incredibly picturesque with perfect powder slopes and snow-capped peaks. According to the Otztal Tourism website, it offers everything to make any skier’s dream come true – 6 ski areas, two glacier mountains and more than 350 slope kilometres. For non-skiers, there are also many activities to fulfil your winter wonderland fantasy, from winter hiking to ice skating on a frozen lake.

Hint: Don’t forget to visit the small village of Oetz tucked away on the south of the valley, an enchanting village with beautifully painted buildings that offers the best of Austrian hospitality.


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Where to sleep?

To have the ultimate experience, I’d recommend staying at luxury ski apartments in Otztal at the All-Suite resort. These are highly flexible apartments where you only pay for what you really need. For instance, if you are too tired to cook after a long day of skiing, indulge yourself at their Delis Bistro & Grill. Alternatively, if you want to cook your own meals, each apartment comes equipped with state-of-the-art appliances to give you the luxury of a hotel in the comfort of your holiday home.

For the cherry on top of the cake, by staying at these apartments you will have access to their luxurious spa centre where you can unwind at the heated pools and enjoy the scenic mountain views at the same time. The spa centre has indoor and outdoor heated pools, natural bathing ponds, saunas and relaxation areas. Scrap the ski, this is where I’d spend my holiday.


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What to wear?

To make sure you look as stunning as the place you are staying at does, it’s important to think about what to wear on and off the slopes. For the perfect mountain style, check out Vogue’s guide to skiing.

Ready to give the rest of the world some major envy? Start packing your bags!


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A Winter Break with Campbells Caravans

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It is the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season is almost here and almost everyone I know is in the Christmas mood. It is difficult not to get into the festive mood with all the beautiful Christmas decorations around. We love going away during the winter break. It is always good to get away for a mini vacation when the kiddies finish with school. The break allows me relax, reflect and get ready for the new year. If you are thinking of going away this winter and are thinking of ideas for a mini winter break in a caravan, you should check out North West’s Campbell Caravans.


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I love the flexibility of a caravan holiday. You can just park up and go create memories any site you want. It is always a good idea to explore Europe in the winter as the temperatures vary from country to country. Some countries are not as cold as it is here in the UK. Algarve, Portugal has temperatures range from 12°C to 24°C, while Costa Del Sol, Spain Temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C. These make them great destinations for a break this season if you are after some winter sun. France and Italy can be great locations for a colder break, if that is the sort of holiday you are after. The flexibility of caravan holidays makes almost every European destination possible. There are loads of overseas sites open all year and available to pre-book with great rates, which is why this season is a great time to book a break. Have you been on a winter break in a caravan before?


A Winter Break with Campbells Caravans

If you are thinking of getting a caravan, then you should check out Campbells Caravans. It is a family run business based in Lostock Hall Preston. Campbells Caravan specialise in Motorhomes, Caravans, Awnings and all the accessories you would possibly need to get your caravan adventure up and running. This company has over 49 years of experience in the caravan business. Which makes them an expert in the caravanning business and they are also approved under the NCC Approved Dealership Scheme. So they definitely know all about what you will need to have an enjoyable caravan holiday.

Campbells Preston is also a leading retailer of new and used Bailey caravans, so it is possible to shop Bailey brand too! The fantastic caravans come with many great features that make your caravan holidays even more memorable. Here are some of the cool features –

  • Truma 100w solar panel
  • TRACKER PIR activated intruder alarm
  • Exterior BBQ point & 230v socket.
  • Bespoke soft furnishing & graphics schemes


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What do you think of Campbells Caravans? Are you a fan of caravan holidays? What plans do you have for the winter break? Please sound off in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by.

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