Christmas is more than a month away but already throngs of shoppers and bargain-hunters are out in the streets for the early Christmas sales. The holiday season is certainly in the air and I can't wait to enjoy it.
But there is certainly no need to wait for the Silly Season just so you can take a holiday, be it in the UK or Ireland.
Escape to your very own country idyll in acres of beautiful countryside, enjoy the intimacy of an historic village or miles of uninterrupted coastline.
If you like to seep in the energy of a bustling city, then there are great bargains to be found in London.
Take the Cadogan Hotel for example - a classic and classy Edwardian townhouse in the heart of glitzy Knightsbridge, with Harrods on your doorstep. If you're quick, you'll be able to catch their week-long promotion starting on 24th November and reserve a great room for use between 1 January 2009 and 19th April 2009 for only £99 per night. So happy hunting.