November 28, 2013

It’s Never Too Early to Plan a Summer Getaway

Many people are not a fan of winter. It is a period of the year that seems to drag on forever, shrouding us in dull, cold weather, which restricts us from doing many of the things we enjoy. Out come the thick heavy jumpers and away go the shorts and vest tops . Basically it’s a pretty depressing time of year, as we all long for the warmth of summer or at least the mildness of spring.


There is little to look forward to during this time. Yes, there is Christmas and New Year, but they would be far more exciting times if they were accompanied by a little bit of sunshine. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about winter, other than just deal with it. However, we can make the time pass a little easier, if we give ourselves a treat.

As winter really takes hold, why not start planning your summer break? Not only will this give you something exciting to focus on, it will also help the cold months pass more quickly, as you count down the days until you are in a basking in a hot sunny climate. Picture the scene: You land in a warm country, instantly dazzled by the sun, you arrive at your Portugal property and get ready to chill out by the pool or bar for the next two weeks. If this isn’t enough to get you through the winter then I don’t know what is? The coldness of this time of year will be nothing more than a distant memory as you soak up the rays.

We are all aware that Christmas and New Year are only a matter of weeks away but there is no harm in some forward planning.

Booking your summer vacation now gives you plenty of time to prepare and gives you months to pay for the break and even start clothes shopping, buying other little essentials that every holidaymaker needs. You can also consider researching activities and tourist attractions you may want to visit whilst you are abroad.

As with anything, a full planned and prepared for break will make for a much better trip, but most importantly you will sail through the winter with a smile on your face, knowing that the golden beaches and crystal waters are merely months away.

This article was written by freelance writer and mother of three, Kathryn Thompson. Follow her on Twitter: @katht35

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