My Travel Wishlist for 2015
By Simon Duncan on August 28, 2015
Sure, we may be coming up to the tail end of 2015, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have a travel wishlist for the rest of it. If you’ve been working hard all year and you’re due for a break, you may also be contemplating taking a week or two off work and recharging your batteries in one of these gorgeous locations with Premier Holidays:
Along with miles of sandy white beaches, Portugal offers plenty to do for even the most discerning traveller. Whether you like to laze your days away by the water, get active in the ocean with snorkelling or scuba diving, or stay on land with spa retreats, tennis, cycling or hiking, Portugal is where you can find all of these things along with plenty of history such as Evora which is a well-preserved medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage Site or Madeira which lies along the rocky coast and is home to some of the tallest cliffs in the world.
The Canary Islands
I’ve never been to the Canary Islands, but they sound perfect. Located just off the African coast, the gorgeous landscape and clear blue water sounds like exactly what we all need after the 9-5 grind. Hire a car so you can explore for a few days, or choose a villa which is within walking distance of the main tourist facilities. The only problem I can see with the Canary Islands is the fact that I may not ever want to leave!
One of the things which draws me to Cyprus is the fact that there are resorts and villas to suit every budget. While I love the sound of an all-inclusive resort on the beach, a villa is also a great option as it offers a lot of privacy so you can relax in peace. The locals are famous for being warm and open, and along with a beautiful beach and coastline there are plenty of watersports for those who are a little more adventurous. Many people think that Cyprus is only a destination for those who want to lie on the beach, but they couldn’t be more wrong. In fact Cyprus has plenty of tiny little hamlets waiting to be explored, along with gorgeous cedar forests an incredible mountainous landscape inland.
Gozo is the secret treasure that most people overlook in favour of the more well-known Malta. If you love snorkelling or diving, Gozo is for you, and since I adore both, it has been on my wishlist for a long time.
This place has it all- a relaxing atmosphere with plenty of bars and restaurants if you feel like being social. Take some time to visit a few of the historical monuments on the island, or got shopping in the open-air market. I’d love to hire a villa and spend some time exploring, and maybe pop over to the little island of Comino while I’m in the area.