Inspired by Sochi, our in-house adrenaline junkie fancies a trip to the slopes, but those mountains don't come cheap.
When Wimbledon's on, the tennis courts are packed; during The World Cup, more jumpers are muddied from being used as goal posts than ever and during The Olympics running shoes are dusted off, diving boards are bounced on and old judo outfits - that no longer fit - make a brief appearance before usually heading straight to the Sue Ryder shop.
If you want to get away from the daily grind but don't have the cash or annual leave for a full-blown holiday, a city break is the next best thing. Short breaks to Europe have become increasingly popular, with Paris knocking New York off the top spot for the most visited destination in 2012.
Wouldn't it be lovely to jet off for a few days and leave your work and stress behind? Well, even if you're on a shoestring budget, you should still be able to bag yourself a bargain city break with some clever deal-hunting.
Whether you fancy exploring the local culture and history by visiting museums and galleries, doing a spot of shopping in quaint boutiques and gift shops or simply sitting back and relaxing on golden sands, you'll be able to find a city break to suit you on Hotels.com.
... With women now making up over 43 per cent of business travellers, an increasing number of hotels worldwide are targeting their services at the female market.
The Georgian Court Hotel in Vancouver in Canada, for example, has whole floors dedicated to women, while The Luthan Hotel and Spa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, caters solely for women.
The Hyatt hotel group is also offering the 'Hyatt Has It' service, giving guests the opportunity to borrow or use a range of female-friendly items including hair curlers and steamers, yoga mats, make-up remover wipes and razors.
Research commissioned by F&F last year revealed that women take the business of packing for a holiday seriously, with the ideal holiday wardrobe comprising of six tops, four pairs of shorts or skirts and four dresses.
This is in addition to three bikinis or swimsuits, three pairs of flip flops or sandals ...
It seems there isn't too much to be cheerful about at the moment. Energy bills are double what they were in 2004 and set to increase again, petrol is reaching record highs, topping the 137.43p set in May and, as if to add insult to injury, air fares are set to increase beyond the 'routine' school holiday hike. Whilst most of us agree that holidays have always been a luxury splurge, albeit a well-earned one, utilities are a basic need and, if the country's motorways during rush hour are anything to go by, thousands of us can't get by without our cars. But do we have to be held to ransom like this? Here at Savoo our sole aim is to save the Great British family as much money as possible so read on to find out what you can do.
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