As restrictions lift, those everyday experiences we have so dearly missed are in closer reach every day – pleasures as simple as meeting with our family and friends, enjoying spontaneous meals out, and even days out.
And once travel restrictions ease too, we’ll be lining up to escape anywhere and everywhere.
Most of us can’t wait for that moment we get off the plane to feel the heat of a scorching sun hitting our face, while others are raring to explore those off-the-beaten-track hotspots in obscure locations.
If you’re so desperate to get away that you could probably be persuaded to visit the local Tesco in a beach cover-up and a pair of sunglasses right now, check out these three unique travel ideas to plan the perfect post-pandemic getaway!
- Road trip around the UK
It’s not exactly the most exotic suggestion, and we can’t promise you’ll see any sun.
But for a cheap, cheerful and accessible trip that can be enjoyed with just a car and a couple of friends, you can’t go wrong.
With three countries accessible by road, you can explore capital cities, captivating countryside and hidden hamlets harbouring holidaymaking excitements untold. And with just your car registration papers and a driver’s licence, you can take your vehicle with you on a ferry to Ireland to broaden your exploratory horizons.
- City break in Canada
Most of us love a splash of sunlight, but if you’re not a fan of the UV rays, you might be better suited to a more temperate location.
Ontario, Canada, is famously home to Niagara Falls and surprisingly one of the best cities for holidaymakers who hate the sun, and though this city can hit highs of 20 degrees in the summer months, these don’t last too long, and the rest of the year the climate is far milder – even wintery if you like that sort of thing.
This makes it an ideal Christmas escape, with events such as the Light Up The Night festival, which happens on the first Friday of each December and features live music and stunning fireworks.
- Escape to Portugal
If you’ve been feeling cooped up over the last year (let’s be real, who hasn’t?) maybe it’s time to take the ultimate leap, uproot your life, and set out to discover yourself in a brand-new location.
For this type of adventure, Portugal is the perfect escape. Known by travellers for its breath-taking views, it has that rare but magical combination of tourist offerings and authentic local experiences for the adventurer who loves to immerse themselves in a new culture.
And with a quick glance at Property Lisbon, you’ll see why travellers are so drawn to this magical destination’s housing market too, with stunning homes available at reasonable prices.
Their Golden Visa program also offers investors work and business opportunities – perfect for getting your ambitions off the ground whilst you experience the country’s incredible scenery and unique culture.
We hope these three travel locations provide inspiration for your next adventure, whenever that may be.
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