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Chris Gos

Coach holidays are great - especially when you're on a budget, or want to go somewhere without all the hassle of driving, hanging about at airports, etc. So join me on this 2-part video trip to Torquay, where we spent 4 nights in early 2015 with Daish's Holidays for just £109 each.

If you decide to investigate a Daish's coach holiday as a result of seeing these, remember to mention that you saw Chris Gosling's video on the !

For most of us. holidays of some kind are just as important when we're retired as when we are still at work - its the break away from routine, the change of scene, that is the key factor

Coach holidays make a good break for many of us, and they are expecially good value during the year's darker months, when they add a bit of variety to life. Coach travel doesn't make many demands, and journeys are always well-punctuated by rest stops and breaks - dictated by the drivers hours regulations, but also ensuring that passengers get adequate stops.


Part 1

This is Part 1 of my video record of a 4-night break with Daish's Holidays, setting off from Felixstowe on the Suffolk coast, and staying at Torquay. It covers the journey down to the hotel, the hotel itself, and our first and only day tour on the coach.


Part 2

Here's the second part of my video record of a 4-night half-board coach break to Torquay,with a look at the local area, and a little more independent travel on local transport, organised by Daish's Holidays.

One thing you can be sure of, in February in the UK, is that the weather will be "unreliable"!

But the hotel has an easy bus route into Torquay, giving us an opportunity to stroll around the town, and when the rain stopped, I took the chance to film around the harbour.

With your bus pass, getting around locally is straightforward, once you know where the buses go from - so we enjoyed a day at Brixham and Paignton, with bright weather replacing yesterdays rain

You can find more details of Daish's Holidays online at or you can telephone 01803 201 432

Meet The Author...
Chris Gosling
Who Am I?

Born what sometimes seems like a long time ago, I had a conventional career in sales and marketing, with a bit of freelance writing on the side, and a five year diversion as a marketing consultant.

At the tender age of 51, while working as a sales manager, I had a small heart attack which changed my life . . for the surprisingly better.

After recovering from the heart attack and a divorce, and returning to work, I decided this wasn't the life - so I quit and went sailing for a year, celebrating my 54th birthday in a nice bar beside a french canal! After returning to the UK, I started making TV programmes about caravanning and boating, and made about 180 of these in five years before retiring again.

I now make videos about life as I enjoy it, ships and shipping, and I do a little news reporting online around my home town of Felixstowe. In a return to my youth, when I spent six months on a pirate radio station, I now also produce and present a weekly news show on community radio.

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