Take a break: Five travel ideas for the summer ahead

Travel is all about relaxing and having fun in new destinations, but it’s also about the chance to break-free from our everyday lives. A holiday should be one your annual highlights, so put in a little thought and make this year’s destination one to remember.

You still have time to obtain cheap holidays before the summer hits, whether you’re looking for a long beach getaway, or a city-break holiday. A week or two away in a hot destination is guaranteed to make those everyday stresses just drift away.

Skiing during the summer

Yes, it is possible to strap on those skis and head out for some thrills, if your destination is the breath-taking Whistler resort, just north of Vancouver, BC. Snowboarding and skiing is available at the Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb Mountain from mid-June through July. Of course this popular ‘mountains and lakes’ area is ideal if you’re a fan of other sports activities such as mountain biking, horse riding and boating.

Glamping-Scotland - Image by Flower Power girl
Image by Flower Power girl
Glamping in Scotland

Many people enjoy getting back to nature with a spot of camping, but you don’t have to forgo luxury if you choose a spot of glamping. You’ll not be short of incredible scenery, beautiful beaches and some great outdoors activities like cruising on Lochness, hiking up gorgeous mountains and visiting historic castles like Urquhart. Your accommodation can range from yurts, roulottes and upmarket glamping tents, all with modern facilities and even hot tubs and saunas. It is ‘glamorous camping’ after all!

City-break favourite

Europe is full of some of the most exciting destinations, and although it’s not a capital city, Barcelona does rank highly on those ‘most desired’ destination lists. With its beaches, vibrant night-life, buzzing neighbourhoods and even theme parks; this Spanish favourite offers something to suit every taste. Check out the Gothic Quarter, or spend an afternoon watching FC Barcelona play, before indulging in some Tapas and drinks at the bars, restaurants and nightclubs at Las Ramblas, El Born and Raval.

Ultimate relaxation

Cruise ships holidays have become one of the most popular and stress-free ways to see the world. Simply choose your destination, and let your floating hotel take the strain as you journey across the globe. Your destination choices are pretty much unlimited including Caribbean Islands, Central America, Mediterranean hotspots, or the Greek Islands. Those with a slightly more adventurous spirit can choose to take Arctic cruises to the North Pole, check out the Northern Lights, or even visit the unspoilt beauty of the Galapagos Islands.

Image by Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre
Image by Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre
Once in a lifetime

If it’s a classic beach holiday then you’re probably going to find that the white sands, year round sunshine and warm waters of Mauritius are hard to beat. This Indian Ocean island is a dream destination filled with aquamarine lagoons, tropical rainforests and superb diving spots. Mauritius should be visited at least once, so why not make this year the time to take the plunge, and journey to one of the world’s most famous beauty spots.

If your wanderlust is kicking into gear as the summer months approach, then consider these five travel options; guaranteed to provide many memorable experiences.

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