I love getting out and about with the family whenever I can. When you are at home all day, any change of scenery is a good thing! And we all need that fresh air to help us feel human again after a sleepless night. Having a holiday is important whether you work or not. Everyone needs that escape from everyday life. I love holidaying on the coast. There’s something about the sea air that instantly calms me.
The great British seaside holiday is one of those things that makes life very convenient. There’re not a lot of needs to plan anything. You can literally hop on a train or get in the car and go. There are always big brand hotels or seaside B&Bs to stay in. Or maybe you love taking your caravan out with you? I think a campervan would be ideal in our family for those quick weekend getaways.
Of course, if you all have your passports in date, there’s not a lot stopping you enjoying a warmer coastline on the continent. Even in the winter, there are places in Europe that are warm enough to enjoy being outdoors every day of your holiday. The dramatic coast of Liguria includes the port city of Genoa. It’s a very convenient destination because of the airport, seaport and train service in the area.
Genoa also offers some of the best coastal accommodation. When in Italy, you really must stay in an Italian villa. There are always plenty to choose from, and they offer you the freedom of having a home from home. Having more space than a hotel room means your children won’t feel so cooped up either. Of course, with all that coastline to explore, you’re not likely to be indoors much at all! The Liguria region is warm most of the year and is perfect for a last minute getaway.
If you’re looking for something even more exotic, the Greek Islands are only a few hours away by plane and boat. For a quiet, laid back break on the beach, you can’t beat the crystal clear waters and warm sands. There are plenty of beaches to enjoy as well. Coves, bays and long lengths of beautiful sand are one of the main reasons Greece is such a popular holiday destination. Hospitality here is friendly too. There are lots of different hotels to choose from, and some are run by British ex-pats.
On the other side of Europe, you can find Portugal. Like Greece, this area has had a lot of financial difficulties. This benefits the holiday maker as things like eating out tend to be cheaper. When you have your children with you, it’s not always fun to travel to far, but Lisbon can be reached in just a three-hour flight. Accommodation often needs booking in advance, though.
It is so nice to take the kids away for a beach holiday. As much as I love the convenience of Britain for the coastline, sometimes you need to travel away to guarantee the weather! Enjoy your next trip to the beach.