Travel Tips

19.04.18

Planning your roadtrip through the Channel Tunnel – A Guide

Best Hidden Gems In Europe

The Best Hidden Gems in Europe to visit this Summer   Okay, so we’ve all heard of the classic spots to visit for a su...

Easter Traditions Around Europe

Easter is just around the corner! The holiday comes as one of the most important days of the year in the Christian calendar and is...

FESTIVAL FEVER – Where to go in Europe this summer for the best music festivals!

Spring has finally arrived! As much as we love Christmas here at Holiday Inn Express Folkestone – Channel Tunnel, nothing beats ...

Best Spring Breaks In Europe

Spring is coming! We’re finally seeing the nights get brighter here at Holiday Inn Express Folkestone – and that means trips t...

Mother’s Day Getaways in Europe

2018 is moving at a frantic pace! With March just around the corner, that means one thing – Mother’s Day is almost upon us! ...

Romantic Getaways in Europe

Do you fancy treating your loved one to a little luxury in 2018?   Why not check out some of these amazing destinations...

Best 2018 Roadtrips in Europe

2018 is here! We can’t believe how quickly 2017 passed – but we’re SO EXCITED for the New Year and all of the new travelling...

Top Tips For Driving In The Snow This Winter

Are you thinking of making a long-distance journey this Winter?       Driving in snow and ice can be ve...

The Best Places in Europe to Visit in 2018

The New Year celebrations are over – but there is still TONS of joy and wonder to enjoy in Europe during 2018!   From...

New Years Traditions Around Europe

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, we at Holiday Inn Express Folkestone – Channel Tunnel decided to take a look at ho...

Skiing in January!

If you are wanting a scenic getaway to start the new year with, then why not go skiing this January. Here are 5 reasons why you sh...

The Best Places to go Skiing this Winter in Europe

Autumn is here – and the skiing season is just around the corner! Europe is home to some of Europe’s premier ski spots, the pe...

Best Christmas Market Destinations

Christmas markets are the perfect way to get you in the festive mood this winter. From the sparkling lights, mulled wine and merry...

The Best European Cities To Try With Your Family

A half term break for the family is the perfect way to spend some quality time together; especially in Europe as there are lots to...

The ULTIMATE Holiday Packing Guide

The summer holiday season may be over – but there are still plenty of incredible Autumn/Winter holidays to be found across Europ...

Escape the crowds:  The Best Places to Visit in Europe

The great thing about Europe is how easy you can get from one place to another and how much there is to see and do. Even the most ...

Stay Fit: The Best Activity Holidays To Get Your Pulse Raising

For many of us, the thought of exercising goes out of the window when the holiday season comes around. Working hard is for wint...

Taking your pet to Europe: It is easier than you think when you know the rules.

Over 43% of people in the UK own a pet of one variety or another. Lots of people like to refer to these furry creatures as one of ...

Top Five Tips to Save Money while Travelling

We all like to save money, especially whilst on holiday. It is so easy to overspend whilst abroad but hopefully, these top tips wi...

Viva La Tour De France!

The pinnacle of the Cycling calendar is just around the corner! Whether you’re a fan of the peloton or not it is always a specta...

The Best Places To Follow The Football In Europe This Summer

As domestic leagues draw to a close and we painstakingly search for something to quench our football thirst, the seemingly endless...

Best Destinations to Live Like a Local

A tourist is a person who travels to visit a place for pleasure, to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of their daily life, a t...

Seek Out The Sunshine in Europe

Yes, the British Summer has arrived and it’s now time to get the swimwear out and dust off those flip flops that have been hidin...

Maximise Your Packing Space

Packing for your Spring break in Europe can be a real hassle. From making sure you have enough clothes to remembering those all-im...

Sick pet in car

What To Know When Taking Your Pet on Holiday

Taking your pet on holiday to the Continent is on the rise! However, there are several factors to think about when it comes to tak...

Family trips in France this summer

With the cold winds gusting across the UK this February, we are all wondering where to go on vacation in Europe with the kids ...

Summer Trips to Europe

Fancy heading to the continent this summer? Scared of heights or just can’t bear to leave the dog at home? The Channel Tunnel is...

A European Spring

Spring destinations in Europe. Spring is when Europe comes to life, making it the best time to travel. With businesses reopenin...

Planning your European Road Trip!

Planning your European Road Trip! “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” - Ja...

Easter Breaks in Europe

  With 2017 in full swing, it’s time to start planning those all-important Easter breaks. Here are three of the top p...

Romantic Weekend in France

Romantic Weekend in France    Hit the road with your loved one this spring and take the romance up a level! Driving to Nor...

Drive to Europe this Spring

What is travel these days? Luggage limits, confusing costs, damned delays and endless security lines. The worst part is undoubtedl...

Best Spring Drives in Europe

Best Spring Drives in Europe With spring fast approaching, it’s time to say goodbye to those pesky winter blues and start plann...

Romantic Weekends in Paris

Romantic Weekends in Paris Paris – the city of love! Hoping to surprise that special someone with a trip to remember? What co...

Get ready to Ski Europe!

Get ready to Ski to Europe! Begin your ski holiday to Europe with us at the Holiday Inn Express in Folkestone.  You’ve alre...

Alternative Ski Destinations in Europe

Alternative Ski Destinations in Europe   Over the past two decades, the Channel Tunnel has made it easier than ever for people t...

Where To Go in 2017

2017 stands before us like a fresh chapter of a book and what better way to kick the year off than with an adventure? It’s time ...

Staying Safe Whilst Driving In Winter

The winter months can be some of the toughest for drivers. Along with the snow, winter brings its own set of distractions for driv...

January Ski Breaks

For those who are not tied down to school holidays, January is the perfect time to take to the slopes. We’ve come up with five r...

Packing the Car for a Ski Holiday

The British love a good ski/snowboard holiday, but why fly when you can avoid busy airports and luggage restrictions. To top it al...

January European Ski Breaks

For those who are not tied down to school holidays, January is the perfect time to take to the slopes. We’ve come up with five ...

Last Minute European Christmas Markets

Has your annual dose of festive cheer not quite kicked in yet? If you’re deciding on a last-minute trip to a European Christmas...

Drive, Ski & Stay

Dreaming of hitting the slopes with the family but finding that the flights are coming out a little steep? Driving to the Alps ...

European Christmas Markets

Roasting chestnuts, hot mulled wine and unique trinkets — nothing gives you  that wintery feeling quite like a Christmas market...

Driving to a Winter Wonderland

The seasons are changing once more; we say farewell to the soothing wake-up call of the sun rising early in the morning, the abund...

Christmas Shopping in Europe

It’s official - 'tis the season for family gatherings, festivities and frantic Christmas shopping! Even for the most seasoned sh...

Getaways with the family via The Channel Tunnel

Going away with the family can be exciting yet daunting at the same time. The packing, transport and organisation can all get a bi...

Football Road Trips in France This Autumn

People seem to be football mad this year! First Euro 2016 and now the UEFA Champions league. With such a focus on European footbal...

A Romantic Weekend in France

Are you simply sick of the British weather? With Autumn well and truly on its way, now could be the perfect time to head off throu...

Northern France Top Tips!

The Only Way Up is Northern France! Northern France is often overlooked as a holiday destination for young couples and families, ...

Sick pet in car

What To Do If Your Pet Gets Sick Abroad

        It’s never easy seeing your pet sick, no matter where you are – but being abroad with ...

Travelling Pet

Guide to driving with pets

A road trip is the perfect opportunity to go off the grid and experience some beautiful scenery, which can be made all the more fu...

Sick pet in car

How to entertain your pet on a road trip

No pet likes to be left behind on a road trip, so if you’re a kind hearted individual who loves their pet so much that you could...

Travelling Pet

Tips for road trips with a pet

Road trips are great fun, inexpensive and flexible. They can include every last family member, including those on four paws, but b...

What to do if the Channel Tunnel is shut

What to do if the Channel Tunnel is shut With many Brits crossing The Channel with their cars this summer, whether it's a short...

What to bring when travelling with pets

  Road trips are great fun, inexpensive and flexible. They can include every last family member, including those on four p...

Europe’s Best Driving Scenery in August

If you suffer from itchy feet, the best cure, aside from some cream, is to put your foot on the accelerator and embark on a Europe...

Road trip checklist for your vehicle

There is nothing quite like a good road trip through Europe this summer. Packing your bags, hitting the open road and going wherev...

How to plan a road trip through the Channel Tunnel

Planning a family holiday can be a stressful experience in itself – but planning a family driving break can be your worst nightm...

European Road Trips

Shall we go on a European road trip? That's a question that will inevitably cross the minds of many at some stage in life, but whe...

Driving to Disney via The Channel Tunnel

Ready to make dreams come true? Three hours from Calais is the happiest place on earth! Following a long car ride you and your li...

Scenic Drives from the UK to Europe via The Channel Tunnel

While the Eurotunnel is a speedy way to cross the English Channel, there is no need to take the fast route through the iconic scen...

The Best Road Tours Through France via The Channel Tunnel

Once again, we are entering that time of the year when many of us are looking forward to our summer holidays. Whether you are seek...

Champagne Tours via The Channel Tunnel

The sun is shining and the champagne is bubbling - a perfect recipe for fun and relaxation! The most popular season for taking hol...

Wine Trips to France via The Channel Tunnel

France is the wine lover’s perfect destination. Whether it’s a sauvignon by Pont Neuf, or a cheeky fizz in Champagne, France i...

DRIVING TO EUROPEAN SPORTING EVENTS  

The beauty of being a hotel based by the Channel Tunnel? Many people choose to head our way so that they are prepared for the most...

What to Pack for the Family on a Road Trip

Everyone knows to pack the basics, but there are 10 important things to bring on your family road trip that most people forget. Wh...

Top Tips for Roadtrips in France

Family road trips are a fantastic way to make memories together, whether it’s taking a short trip to grandma’s house for the d...

Following the Football in France This Summer?

Are you travelling for the football in France this summer? Ditch the flight and drive to make the most of your journey here are so...

What to Remember for the Dog This Roadtrip

Are you ready to create some great holiday memories with the whole family- including your beloved four-legged members of the famil...

Best Road Trips Through the Channel Tunnel

Are you starting to plan your summer break with the family? Does the thought of airports with your family give you nightmares? Wel...

Planning your roadtrip through the Channel Tunnel – A Guide

Planning a family holiday can be a stressful experience in itself – but planning a family driving break can be your worst nightm...

Three Attractions to visit during your trip to Kent this summer

We’re always championing the prospect of travelling through the Channel Tunnel and enjoying the beauty and wonder of mainland Eu...