Short Holidays and Getaways

When you just need a good SHAG


Best Beaches and Islands to Visit in Thailand

Here are the best beaches and islands to Visit in Thailand. Thailand is one of the most popular places to visit in Southeast Asia.  The islands are lush, and the beaches characterised by clear blue water, long tail boats and epic sunsets. We asked some …

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A Guide to Street Art in Shoreditch, London

What could be better than a weekend exploring the Street Art in Shoreditch, London? We had an amazing time exploring this enigmatic part of the East End of London, wandering through little alleys, along the famous Brick Lane, and generally gawking at the colourful...

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A Visitor’s Guide to Bora Bora

A Visitor’s Guide to Bora Bora will help you to make the most of this very idyllic South Pacific island. The island of Bora Bora has become synonymous with overwater bungalows, crystal blue waters, and a dramatic volcano standing guard over this paradisiacal island. It …

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15 Best Islands in the Philippines to Visit

Here are the 15 Best Islands in the Philippines to Visit.The Philippines have over 7,000 islands, perfect beaches, stunning nature, and the local people are friendly. We fell for the Philippines when we visited last year. We loved the people and the hospitality; it’s called  …

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5 Tips to have a great Himalayas trip for couples.

  Authored by Maxwell Donovan A Himalayas trip for couples, is one of the most unique things you can do. Its majestic landscape and serene environment makes for the perfect setting for couples to bond. The trek across the great Himalayas provides couples with a...

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Welcome to Short Holidays and Getaways.

When you just need a good SHAG, because you deserve it.

Let’s travel the world together. We share you all the information you need to have an amazing short vacation.

  • what to see
  • what to do
  • where to eat
  • where to stay,  in destinations throughout the world. We are taking the worry out of it for you.


I am Gordon, and my wife and I are professional travel writers at the award winning travel site Contented Traveller, a site for fit, free and financial travellers. We love travel and we love to help you make the most of your short holiday and getaway.

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