If you’re anything like us, you leave your New Year’s Eve plans ‘til the last minute and subject yourself to a frenzy of pre-celebratory anxiety.
Why wait until the summer for your next holiday? There are countless good reasons to escape in spring – to beat the crowds, enjoy a milder climate and see some gorgeous spring scenes. The trouble is, there’s so much world to choose from, it can be impossible to know where to start. So we thought we’d lend a hand by picking some of our favourite itineraries to undertake in spring. Here’s the top five.
You have to picture Europe as one giant bowl of ratatouille: there’s a bit of everything in there, it’s delicious and surprising, but it can be tricky to know where to begin. Do you pack as many flavours into a two-week trip as possible, or spend 12 days carefully peeling back the layers of a single onion, er, country? It all comes back to time: how much of it you have and where you like to spend it.
After hibernating through a long, dark winter, spring and summer are the seasons in which Europe reanimates. Alfresco diners begin to colonise old cobbled lanes, vineyards burst into life, Spanish grandpas siesta under olive trees and white-sailed yachts start their dance across the blue waters of the Aegean Sea.