If the cold and gloomy grey skies have got you thinking about holidays, you might be wondering where to travel in 2020. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for different kinds of breaks to take, here are some fantastic, family-friendly options.
Most of us love going to the beach and beach holidays are a hugely popular choice, especially during the school summer break. If you’re keen to embrace sun, sea and sand this year, you can choose to take a staycation or head further afield and jump on a plane. In the UK, there’s a huge range of seaside resorts and tailor-made accommodation and holiday camps dotted around the coastline. Choose from hotels, holiday parks, beach chalets, apartments and cottages or brave the elements and go camping.
Alternatively, if you fancy hopping on a plane, it’s a good idea to look at deals online and to keep an eye on prices. If you spot a break that looks perfect, you could put down a deposit or sign up to the mailing list and keep your fingers crossed for discounts and flash sales. I switch on “track prices” on Google flights and get price alerts for the trips I fancy! Spain, Portugal, France, Malta and Turkey are all popular beach destinations. If you’re keen to try a new destination, you could consider Croatia, Dubai or Cape Verde.
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Does the thought of hiking and horse riding appeals more than basking in the sunshine by the pool? Well then, there are some fabulous destinations suited to discovering the great outdoors.
If you tend to stay close to home, and you enjoy spontaneous breaks or frequent trips, think about buying a caravan or a motorhome. Investing in a vehicle that is effectively a home away from home could save you a huge amount of money in the long-run. You will be able to hit the roads and enjoy adventures whenever you get a chance. If you like this idea, look for a type of vehicle that best suits your travelling lifestyle and compare prices.
For those who are keen to venture overseas, there is an array of amazing locations offering outdoor pursuits and stunning scenery. Examples include Switzerland, Austria, France, Norway, New Zealand and Iceland. Consider a fun-packed outdoor holiday in Italy. Many tour operators offer trips and excursions that are suited to adults travelling with children. For example, holiday villages and hotels provide all the amenities you need for a stress-free break.
Some parents might approach city breaks with caution, but if you choose the right destination and you plan ahead, there’s no reason why an urban adventure can’t be a success. Focus on your interests as a family and select a city that has plenty to see and do. Barcelona, Paris and Rome are excellent examples. Before you go, figure out a rough itinerary, visiting sights and attractions in the same area to reduce travel time. It’s also worth checking out public transport links and planning journeys in advance. Booking tickets for museums and attractions online can often save money and also reduce queueing time!
Are you thinking about where you want to travel in 2020? If so, hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas and inspiration.