Posts from September 2017

 
Looking for a Getaway at a Great Price? 
 
We all see the flashy advertising for OTAs - that’s online travel agents to you and me! 
 
People are very Internet savvy nowadays and are always looking for ‘the cheapest deal’ and tend to think the ‘grass is greener’ on portal websites that list millions of hotels or guesthouses. 
 
Yet perhaps what folks don’t realise is that you will ALWAYS get a cheaper rate direct with the Riviera.  
 
This is because it cuts out the ‘middle men’ who take a slice of the proceeds too. 
 
With two young children and an elegant guesthouse to run in a beautiful Yorkshire Coastal town, we like to think we have one of the best jobs in the world. 
 
Every morning, when we draw back the curtains, we see the sparkling sea, hear the cry of the seagulls and see the fishing boats leaving or returning to the safety of the harbour. 
 
Yet running a guesthouse and running it well isn’t without its challenges … From replacing a broken cup, to a mix-up with the laundry, to investigating the reason for water coming through the ceiling, these little bumps along the way can be a daily occurrence. When the alarm wakes us up to when our heads hit the pillow as the evening pulls in, we are on the go...! Well actually, lets be honest we haven't set an alarm clock in nearly 4 years (could it be a coincidence that our eldest is nearly 4!).