The summer holidays are on the horizon, and many of us are looking forward to getting away and taking a break. If you’re planning a trip, and you’re wondering what your travel options are, this post will help you decide on the type of holiday you want. Whether you’re staying close to home or you fancy a far-flung adventure, here are some incredible places to visit in summer 2022.
Beach breaks are the ultimate treat for singles, families and couples who want to just rest, recharge their batteries and enjoy sun, sea and sand. If the idea of lazing around listening to the waves lapping against the shore, doing water sports or going on boat trips has got you excited, there are some fantastic locations to choose from. It could be the dreamy Caribbean holiday, or somewhere in Europe. This type of holiday is the perfect choice for those travelling solo and wanting to just re-charge their batteries. FYI / if you’re wondering why travelling solo is amazing, check out these travelling solo quotes.
The UK may not be the obvious choice for a seaside sojourn due to the unpredictable weather, but there are some stunning beaches to explore. From Devon, Dorset and Cornwall to the Gower Peninsula and the remote beaches of the Scottish islands, there is something for everyone. For those keen to jet off in pursuit of sunshine and all-inclusive bliss, popular package holiday destinations include Spain, Greece, Turkey and Portugal. Even Croatia is a great beach destination.
However, if you like the idea of combining sunbathing with sightseeing, why not book an extended city break? From Lisbon and Dubrovnik to Valencia and Nice, there are lots of bases that offer the best of both worlds.
City breaks may not be the first option that pops into your mind when you think about summer holidays, but they have so much to offer. If you book a city break, you can fill your days with cultural adventures, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy unique experiences and excursions. City breaks are ideal for travellers of all ages, as you can tailor your itinerary. Why not investigate Barcelona food tours if you enjoy sampling local delicacies, or travel back in time with a walking tour of Rome, Florence or Venice. Visit the spectacular museums and galleries of Paris, New York or London or go island hopping while staying in Split or Naples. A European train journey might be a great adventure too.
If you are planning a city break, it’s a great idea to research and draw up a rough itinerary. Find out more about attraction opening times, tickets and prices, figure out how you’re going to get around and explore accommodation options. Try to leave yourself a bit of time to meander at leisure and enjoy spontaneous activities.
The long summer holidays offer the ideal opportunity to discover the great outdoors and get the adrenaline pumping. If you thrive on thrills and spills, or you fancy a different kind of break, there are some amazing locations on offer. Head to Snowdonia, the Cairngorms or the Lake District to enjoy cycling, walking and hiking holidays close to home, or jump on a plane to explore destinations like Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, France or Canada. You could even do some ski-ing in the summer if you head to the right place!You can choose to book flights, accommodation and tours separately or book a package that covers everything. It’s important to compare offers and think about what you want to do while you’re away. There are accommodation options to suit all budgets from camping and glamping to luxury holidays and the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities and excursions.
Long-haul travel has been off the cards for many of us since the start of the pandemic. Studies suggest that there has been a surge in bookings for bucket-list adventures and far-flung destinations. If you’re eager to spread your wings, the world is your oyster. From glistening golden beaches in the Caribbean, Thailand and the US, to hiking in the Andes, safaris in Africa or living the high life in glamorous Dubai, it’s worth researching destinations and getting quotes. It’s important to check weather conditions, as the summer may not be the best time to travel to some countries. If you don’t like the heat, for example, it’s best to avoid Dubai. If you want sunshine, you may want to delay a trip to countries in the Southern Hemisphere until their summer. It’s also beneficial to check rainfall and the risk of hurricanes and storms if you’re travelling to destinations like Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean islands. Make sure you take the length of a long-haul flight into consideration too.
The summer holidays are just around the corner and some people will be eager to get away and book a late deal. If you haven’t decided where to go yet, think about how far you want to travel, how much you want to spend and what you want to do during your break. Hopefully, this guide has given you inspiration.
Main Image – Snapwire via Pexels / Second Image – James Wheeler via Pexels
You can see more of what I’m loving, and what I’m doing, over on my Instagram.