Travelling in the Summer Holidays

Published: 08/19/2015

We are quickly nearing the end of the summer holiday season for 2015. That's bad news to some, but autumn does come without fail every year. We want to help you make the most of the summer you have left, so we have put together a few suggestions about travelling in the summer holidays. We also want you to be safe. Therefore, whether you decide to take a staycation, travel domestically, or catch a flight to an overseas destination, be sure to do plenty of research and purchase travel insurance when appropriate. A little preparation can make for a much more pleasant experience.

If you have not yet planned your holiday trip, you do have one advantage over those who started planning in the spring: prices are beginning to come down. You can now get some excellent deals if you are willing to go during the last week in August or the first two weeks of September. The next question is determining how much you want to spend and your destinations of choice.

The UK Coastline Is Vast

Many Brits choose to go overseas to enjoy exotic beach locations in places such as Hawaii, Rio de Janeiro, Australia, and the Caribbean. However, we have lots of tremendous coastline in the UK that is just as inviting and visually spectacular. The Isle of Wight is but one example. There are few places in the UK as lovely as the island this time of year. Devon and the Isles of Scilly are also great choices for beach destinations.

On the east coast of England, you will also find quite a bit of family-oriented fun along with the water. Holiday parks abound, as do a number of theme parks and shopping experiences.

Choosing Travel Accommodation

Travelling in the summer holidays obviously requires some sort of accommodation. Unless you have an RV/caravan or you are willing to sleep in a tent, you will be booking hotels. Family hotels tend to be less formal and more inviting to the younger ones who may not be as attuned to the finer things in life. You are probably better off staying at a two or three-star hotel if your family is more on the rough-and-tumble side.

B&B accommodations, on the other hand, are not always the best choice for even the most cost-conscious families. B&Bs do not offer a lot of room, rarely have the same kinds of amenities as a hotel, and are often designed for couples looking for a little peace and quiet.

Getting to and From

Finally, getting to and from your destination is an exciting part of the trip that should not be overlooked. If you are driving, make a point of looking around and enjoying the scenery. Talk about what you see, what you like, and what you do not like. If you are flying, take some time to soak in the atmosphere and relish floating high above the clouds. Do not think of your transport as something separate, make it part of the overall experience.

 

Sources:

  1. The Telegraph – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/uk/128998/British-summer-holidays-guide-2015.html
 
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