Monday, 31 July 2017

Cheap Holidays to NYC from Scotland - (From £540pp)

Fancy a trip to NYC? Why not check out these trips I have put together where you can book everything yourself for a bargain. The flights are all with KLM or Delta so you get your bags and food/drink included at no extra cost.

To book just click on the link for the flights which will direct you to Google Flights where you can select to book directly on the operators website. For the hotels just click on the links with the hotel name to book.

There are no promotions going at the moment but I would highly recommend singing up to their Hotel Rewards first to benefit from 1 free stay after 10 nights (to the average value of your 10 nights booked).

Jess looking through the binoculars at the Empire State building from Cal McTravels at

From Inverness

4 Nights NYC (21st - 25th September)

Flights = £290 with KLM & Delta (short stop over in Amsterdam)
Hotel = 3* Chelsea Inn for £646 or 4* Hotel Henri for £798 

Total = £1226 or £613pp 

Hotel room in NYC from Cal McTravels at
Chelsea Inn

1 Night Amsterdam 4 Nights NYC (4th - 9th October)

Flights = £290 with KLM & Delta (Arrive Amsterdam 1.30PM and depart the next morning leaving you to explore the city)

Amsterdam Hotel = Hotel de Jonker for £103 
New York Hotel = Chelsea Inn for £648 or 4* Club Quarters for £773

Total = £1331 or £665pp

Hotel room in Amsterdam from Cal McTravels at
Hotel de Jonker Amsterdam

From Glasgow 

4 nights NYC (15th -19th November)

Flights = £304 with KLM & Delta (short stop over in Amsterdam)
New York Hotel = 3* Chelsea Inn for £473 or 4* Club Quarters for £728 

Total = £1080 or £540pp

Hotel room in NYC from Cal McTravels at
Club Quarters 

4 nights NYC (1st - 5th December) 

Flights = £304 with KLM & Delta (short stop over in Amsterdam)
New York Hotel = 3* Chelsea Inn for £584 or 4* Club Quarters for £780

Total = £1192 or £596pp

4 nights NYC (9th - 13th  December)

Flights = £304 with KLM * Delta (short stop over in Amsterdam)
New York Hotel = 3* Chelsea Inn for £529 or 4* Club Quarters for £713

Total = £1137 or £568pp

Travelling To Manhattan from JFK and what to do?

You can get the bus which is bookable on the day in the arrivals hall, its pretty cheap and costs around £25 return, check out their website here for more info.

If your looking for some inspiration and travel ideas for what to do in NYC then why not check out my travel diary for when Jess and I had a little break there ourselves.

NYC Travel Diary - Part 1

NYC Travel Diary - Part 2 

Various dates are available for the same price in 2018, contact me on for any specific requests or if you would like me to build you a personal itinerary for any other destinations.

Remember you can still enter's competition to win a trip to NYC! click the image bellow to enter on their website (closes on the 14th Aug)


Friday, 28 July 2017

Should you still fly British Airways? - quick read

British Airways has been in the news quite a bit lately and not for good reasons, so I thought I would put this quick read together on my thoughts.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Deals of the week - 40% extra Hyatt points, discount & more

Here is a roundup of the best deals going round the inter web this week. If you need some travel booking assistance, then feel free to email me at for some free helpful advice.

travel Deals from the internet


Sunday, 23 July 2017

The ultimate Bratislava travel guide - what to see, eat and do in Bratislava

Bratislava is often offered as a day trip from Vienna but it has so much more to offer. Being considerably cheaper than its neighbour and a much more manageable size you should be visiting here and day tripping to Vienna if you find the time.

Beer = £1.50 for 50cl 
Meal for 2 with drinks = £40
Bus tickets = £0.70
Train to Vienna = £11 (on the day)

in Bratislava from or


Thursday, 20 July 2017

The best tour for your first time in Prague

Do you want to see all the sights of Prague but don't know where to start? Well I like EBike has you covered. Their bike tour will take you past all the best sights Prague has to offer without even breaking a sweat.

Best Bike tour in Prague, Cal McTravels,, ILIKEEBIKE, Bike Tour, Prague


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Cheap September Getaways!

If your stick of putting on your rain jacket this summer and just want to break out your shorts then how about booking a cheap September get away. Prices correct at time of writing 16.7.17.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Bratislava travel diary - Euro-Rail Trip (Part 1)

This is part 1 of our little Euro Rail adventure across some of Europe's finest Cities! We had our first stop in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and king of hipster cafes!


Saturday, 1 July 2017

5 best things to do in Italy

Italy might be famous for it's Colosseum, leaning tower and pasta but why not try something different on your next trip to the land of wine.

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