With the availability of cheap flights these days there are many different places all around that world that are within the reach of most people’s pockets. Exotic breaks in the Far East are no longer just a dream for many and a quick week away in the sun, somewhere nearer to home, is easy to arrange. One of the more popular destinations
One of the more popular destinations for British holidaymakers seeking out the sun is Tenerife. Although it has many resorts that have been developed over the last 20 or 30 years, it still has a very laidback feel to it and it is possible to get away from the crowds and see a different side of it quite easily. Attractions include the mild weather, nightlife and mountainous center. Further afield, Japan is well worth a visit with Mount Fuji, which is an active volcano,
Further afield, Japan is well worth a visit with Mount Fuji, which is an active volcano, and many other fascinating places to see. As it is just west of Tokyo it is visited by many tourists and the more energetic ones can attempt to climb it. Aiming to reach the peak just before sunrise is something that a lot of people try so they can enjoy the view as the sun comes up. Mount Teide in Tenerife is also an active volcano, which last erupted just over a hundred years ago, so is considered safe for tourists to explore. There is a cable
There is a cable car that goes most of the way to the summit and people who wish to climb the final couple of hundred meters during their Tenerife holidays will need to get a permit before doing so. Aside from climbing volcanoes, there are many other things to do in countries around the globe.
The Caribbean offers a wide selection of beautiful islands where water sports are a great way to entertain yourself during the daytime and most islands have excellent restaurants serving freshly caught fish in the evenings. Cruises offer a good way for people to get a taste of the Caribbean. If carnivals are your thing then Tenerife is home to the second largest one in the world that takes place in the capital city, Santa Cruz.
The brightly colored costumes and general atmosphere are reminiscent of the big event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are busses and minibusses that make the journey from the main seaside resorts so it is quite easy to get there and back.
Travelling around most countries is relatively painless these days with modern trains and buses running in many places. There are also plenty of taxis in the big cities and drivers should find it easy to hire a car as long as they have a clean licence. Prices vary considerably depending on where you visit so it is a good idea to check online when planning your holiday. The Canary Islands are still good value for money, especially for holidaymakers that are looking for some winter sunshine to help them get through the cold and dreary season that we so often experience in the United Kingdom.
- Plan ahead!
- Budget your money in advance; don’t try to do it on the go.
- Create your own version of a first aid kit.
- Wrap duct tape around a pen in your backpack – you’ll be able to write and fix almost anything!
- Small pocket knives are handier than you think.