Try Something Different Next Summer

As soon as we’ve eaten the last of the Christmas turkey and maxed out the credit card at the January sales, our thoughts turn to the other big event of the year, the annual two weeks in the sun during the summer. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have got stuck in a bit of a rut with your summer holidays. If you’ve found a particular Greek island or Spanish beach which you really enjoy, it can be hard to break out of the comfort zone and go somewhere else. But you’ll never know what else is out there if you don’t explore, and there are amazing holiday locations all over the world, for every budget. Learn more about the activities that are supposed to be carried out in the summer season, on this website:


Before Yugoslavia descended into civil war in the early 1990s, it was a very popular budget holiday destination with British travellers. It has taken many years for the new states to rebuild their infrastructure and start attracting visitors again, but one of the hottest destinations this summer is set to be the Croatian coast. The seas are crystal blue, the coastline is stunning and Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the whole of Europe. Croatia is good value for money, so with what you save compared with booking on the Costa del Sol or Algarve, you can splash out on a new Anita swimsuit or trendy pair of sandals to wear around the pool.


Tuscany is the best-known part of Italy and is very popular with British tourists, but the next door province of Umbria is just as pretty and better value for money. Umbria doesn’t have a coastline, so opt for a villa with a pool which will help you cool down in the hot Italian sunshine. Umbria is also within easy reach of major Italian cities such as Rome, Perugia, Florence and Arezzo, so you can combine a bit of lazing around the pool with some culture and sight seeing. To learn more facts about the tourist spot Tuscany province of Umbria visit this website:


For family holidays, Crete is hard to beat. The largest of the Greek islands has villas, hotel accommodation and apartments in plentiful supply, and the golden beaches are entertainment enough for most small children. Opting for a package holiday in one of the larger resorts means that there will be clubs and activities for the children as well as bars, restaurants and pools for the adults too. The current problems with the Greek economy also mean that deals to Crete can be superb value for money.

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Northern Spain

The north coast of Spain is practically unheard of as a tourist destination in the UK, but it is popular with Spaniards trying to escape from the crowds. Ferries run from UK ports to Bilbao and Santander, and from there it’s just a short drive to the lush countryside of the area. Although the weather is more changeable than the Mediterranean resorts, you’ll still need your Anita swimsuit as the average temperature in July is around 25C. Self-catering accommodation is probably the best option, and having a few words of Spanish will make things easier too.

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