27 Feb
Menton, France

Five reasons why Easter is a great time to head abroad

Easter is approaching and many of us are making plans for the spring break. With the weather getting warmer, the nights lighter and the buds of spring blossoming, this time of year can be a great time to head abroad. Vintage Travel explores five reasons why Easter-time and a holiday overseas go hand in hand.

Experience Easter in different cultures

Like Christmas, Easter celebrations are unique to different nations and cultures. Travelling abroad during this time will enable you to experience another country’s unique festivities and traditions.

For example, in Spain, Easter is known as ‘Semana Santa’ – ‘Saint’s Week’ – during which the cities, towns and villages host their own reactions of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – a truly different Easter experience.

Mild weather without being overly hot

True, we can’t guarantee the weather will be great, but by late March and April, many European countries are warming up to an agreeable temperature. The climate at this time of year is certainly cooler than the intensity of the summer, which for many, is welcomed when travelling abroad.

Enjoy less crowds

Whilst Easter is a popular time to travel, as the weather isn’t guaranteed, many holiday destinations are considerably quieter compared to the height of the summer. Consequently, beaches are emptier, it’s easier to get a seat in a restaurant and attractions are less crowded.

Enjoy the beautiful springtime vistas

From the poppy-doused meadows of Andalucía to the lands of the Cote d’Azur carpeted in lavender, the natural world has woken from its winter slumber at Easter and is starting to blossom, flourish and thrive. Consequently, the picturesque landscapes much of Europe is blessed with, are especially beautiful at this time of year. Just remember to take your camera with you!

Recharge your batteries

Having got through the long slog of winter, heading abroad at this time of year, is perfect for recharging our batteries and keeping us going until our summer holiday!


 

19 Oct
Barcelona

Why the October half term is the perfect time to take the children on holiday

October half term (before dull November sets in) is a great time to get a last minute dose of sun, peace, or entertainment! Flights and accommodation are likely to be cheaper, yet many destinations still have warmth, good swimming and plenty to do. If you want to sunbathe in reliable sunshine, explore, take the kids on an adventure, or soak up some culture on a budget, October half term makes economic sense. Let’s look at some possibilities in the Canary Islands, Crete, Portugal, Spain and Croatia…


 


 

20 Jan
Travel Gadgets

Top Ten Travel Gadgets

Once upon a time in the not too distant past, we packed our suitcase and wondered whether we’d have access to a phone whilst on holiday. How times have changed; as today we have the ability to stay in touch with the rest of the world even when halfway up the Amazon. If you’re a traveller who likes to stay connected with life back home when you’re on your travels, take a look at the following top ten travel gadgets for the technological discerning traveller.


 

16 May
Car Hire

Five car hire tips when abroad

From finding the relevant desk at the airport and enduring the lengthy queues, to ensuring you have the correct paperwork in order, hiring a car abroad can be stressful.

Knowing what to expect and preparing for car hire can make the experience considerably less taxing.