Why is taking a cruise becoming so popular? I figure that flying out of National means that an international destination is unlikely, unless I’ll be connecting — just as unlikely considering that the trip is only four days. Travel agents have inside information on all the best airfares, the reputable hotels and resorts, transportation choices, touring opportunities and information about the most popular tourist activities.

They are more amenable to haggling less than four weeks before the date or at slower times of year, when fewer holidaymakers are after their pad. Also available is a premium annual pass that will enable access to Pleasure Island and all the theme parks and water parks.

Holiday rental websites’ guarantees won’t cover you if you pay this way. Molly is an off-the-beaten path kind of girl, who has been known to drag friends into late night dives in Honolulu, to a Hong Kong shopping center for the best milk tea, or secret beaches around Australia.

Staying in any of these onsite hotels would be of some advantage like free transport to the park. Finally, weigh the risk versus rewards of choosing a vacation rental over a hotel (which is most definitely recording you in the lobby or hallways, by the way).

When you’re ready for an escape from the everyday, Secrets Resorts & Spas is your hideaway. Think days exploring lush tropical rainforests and watching turtles nest on the deserted white sand beaches. Carbis Bay cottages, self catering beach houses and villas that have been carefully designed, or renovated specifically to provide luxury holiday accommodation.