I don’t think there is a person in the country not thinking about a holiday in the sun right now! We’re starting to think about our 2022 summer holiday. This year is going to just be UK breaks, if we are allowed to travel for a staycation. We also still have our honeymoon to do in 2022, but that’s a destination that can be done at any time of the year. So, as we’re thinking about our 2022 summer sun holiday at the moment, as there are a lot of good deals at the moment, I thought i’d share the things i’m thinking about with you – as a sort of checklist for you to go through when planning your next holiday.
Make sure you will be safe to travel
People thought last year that moving their summer holiday to 2021 was a safe bet, but it’s turned out it isn’t. If there’s anything Covid-19 has taught us, it’s that anything can happen. Yes, we have vaccines being rolled out now across the UK, but there is still that element of risk with 2022 travel as we just don’t know what’s going to happen. Make sure your holiday provider and your travel insurance allow you to cancel/postpone in the event of anything Covid-19 related stopping your 2022 booking.
It’s also important to think about any medication you take, as some countries don’t allow certain medications in the country. When I went to Greece (where we’re planning on going again actually), codeine is banned. So I couldn’t take Cocodamol with me and just had to hope I didn’t get a migraine! It would also be a good idea to schedule an online pharmacy to deliver your appropriate medications to your door a couple of days before you travel – to make sure you have enough of everything. Most doctors will give you an early prescription if you say you are going away.Choosing your destination
I want this holiday to be one of pure and utter relaxation – sun, sea, sand and food. We are definitely leaning towards Kefalonia in The Greek Islands. It’s very picturesque and clean; with sandy coves, golden beaches and blue sea. It doesn’t really get crowded either.
Choosing your accommodation
Choosing where you are staying is always the hardest part of planning a holiday, as if you make a bad choice, it really affects your enjoyment of the trip. On Kefalonia, Skala has some of the best beaches on the island and as all I want to do is lie on the beach and read, this seems like a good choice. The town of Skala also has some great restaurants for dining at night. We are thinking of getting a villa with our own pool too.
What is there to do?
It’s important to think about the purpose of your holiday when considering what there is to do at your destination. Although all I want to do is to laze about, I might get bored and want something else to occupy my time. Skala has a beauty salon and spa (check), fashion boutiques (check) and even old historic ruins should I wish to walk up a hill (I doubt it). There are also a good few interesting possible excursions – I really like the look of going to the Robola Wine Cooperative winery to have a tour and a wine tasting. You can also go on boat excursions from the port at Skala to see the coastline and coastal caves. I’ve bookmarked Captain Kostis Hermes Cruises as its a smaller, family run business with a lot of local knowledge.Is it easy to get to?
How much effort you are prepared to put in to getting to your destination is also an important factor to consider when planning your holiday. We would be flying to direct to Kefalonia island from Manchester with EasyJet, so this means having an overnight stopover in Manchester from Glasgow. When we arrive in Kefalonia, we’d want to hire a car to drive to our villa and to use to get into the town to eat at night and on any excursions we want to go on. There are taxi companies however, if you want to do this instead, so that you can have a drink etc.
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