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Suffering from Holiday Blues?
It's Never Too Early to Start Planning Your Next Trip!

We all know the feeling. This time last week you were basking in the sunshine with only blue skies and rolling waves for company. Now you’re staring at an endless list of emails and wondering how you’ll make it through the week ahead. If you’ve got a case of holiday blues, why not start planning your next trip? If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some gems to consider.

Beach holidays

Bali is a perennial high flier when it comes to beach holiday destinations. If you’re after warm turquoise waters and swaying palms, you won’t be disappointed. Head to Kuta for lively nights and beach bars. Or escape the chaos in tranquil Ubud. You’ll find accommodation options to suit every budget. Hostels are a popular choice for intrepid backpackers. There are plenty of luxury hotels available for those pushing the boat out.

Bali - beach scene

Malaysia is an excellent choice for those looking to combine a beach break with cultural activities. Fly to Kuala Lumpur for a few days of shopping and sightseeing. Book tickets for the Petronas Towers and visit the Hindu temple at Batu Caves. If retail therapy is your thing, make for Bukit Bintang. Once you’ve appreciated the glitz and glamour of the city, head for Penang. This bustling modern beach resort attracts visitors from all over the globe. It boasts golden sands and year-round sunshine. You can swim, surf, and snorkel to your heart’s content or go out and explore the street markets and national parks. You’ll find everything from opulent pool villas to basic guesthouses hotels here. If cheap and cheerful will do, you can find budget hotels in Malaysia online.


Mexico boasts hundreds of kilometers of pristine coastline ripe for sunbathing and splashing around. Head for Cancun if you enjoy the thrills and spills and neon lights. Take time out from the crowds in historical Tulum, or opt for the sophistication of Playa del Carmen.

City breaks

The world is going crazy for Iceland, so book your trip without delay. Tourist numbers are going through the roof, and it’s no wonder. Reykjavik is a quaint city, which provides a beautiful base for exploring some of the world’s most outstanding scenery. Once you’ve enjoyed the harbor and toured the galleries and artisan shops, embrace the great outdoors. Climb mountains, bathe in thermal waters and watch the hot springs in action. Go caving or book a snowmobiling tour of Langjokull Glacier. Don’t miss out on a trip to the Golden Circle.


If you haven’t already been to Barcelona, make it your next port of call. This fascinating city is packed with sights and attractions. While away the hours soaking up the atmosphere of Las Ramblas or pay the Nou Camp a visit. Take time to appreciate Gaudi’s masterpieces at Parc Guell and pre-book tickets for La Sagrada Familia.


If you’ve got the travel bug, or you’re dreaming of exotic destinations at your desk, bear these suggestions in mind. Planning your next adventure is the perfect tonic to banish those blues.

Skiing in Val d'Isere, France

A winter weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

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