Shake of those winter blues.

Check out the great deals there are out there for either your main holiday, or indeed a short break. Just looking for and planning for your holiday will help banish the winter blues!

Times are challenging at the moment, but that does not mean you cannot have a holiday, you just have to be smarter than the average bear and rather than surf in Australia, surf the net. The bargains and deals are out there.

Sometimes, it is the dream holidays that are actually the best bargains. You can save huge amounts of money on cruises why not check out P&O Cruises for a selection of cruise holidays, or a flight deal to the Caribbean, you may bump into Simon Cowell or Rihanna lots of celebs either have holiday homes there, or it is there destination of choice for a winter break.

You do not have to go halfway around the world to find an air fare bargain. Short haul to Spain, Portugal or Greece are hugely popular destinations and if you are prepared to book in advance you can get incredible deals.

A romantic long weekend in Paris could be just the treat you need, wander down the Champs-Elysée, or be brave and see how high you can go up the Eiffel Tower. I have no head for heights and made it to the second level. My friends were brave and went all the way to the very top. Mad!.

Don't forget Ireland! the countryside is superb, you are always guaranteed a warm welcome and the site seeing is excellent, the Giants Causeway is not to be missed. You can do Bed and Breakfast and travel around all the major sights or trundle off the beaten track and explore the joys of the Irish countryside. Pop over the border to Dublin you will be amazed, it is truly a cosmopolitan city not to be missed

One thing I have been thinking about for a while, is a trip to a Grand Prix. I am a huge Motorsport fan and have often thought it would be a great long weekend to go to the Spanish of Italian Grand Prix. I think Monaco would be the ultimate! rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, usually fabulous weather, and I could even stay at David Coulthard s Hotel. Now there's a plan!

Wherever you choose to go,  I hope you have a fantastic time, relax and enjoy!