Summer Days

June 14, 2011 · 1 comment

This is guest post. It’s that time of year. Getting out of bed in the morning is a feat, our breaths are visible in the crisp early morning air and scarves are coming down from the top of the cupboard. For most of us in Australia, it’s chilly. It’s also the time of year when across the seas, in the fair skied Europe, things are heating up and an atmosphere of ‘we made it’ starts to emerge. The good news is, a seat on a bargain flight is all you need to lift the sentence of short days and blistering cold and darkness, and bare your limbs to the sun.
If you need any reason to get overseas sometime in the next few months, here they are, along with some suggestions on where you’ll find your best summer yet!

  • Long days: We get long days in Australia in the summer but for seriously long days or days that never end, Europe (especially very far north) is the place to go. With the added bonus of clear pearly skies, summer evening kickbacks can last forever. In Paris it often doesn’t get completely dark until at least 11pm, so you’ve got endlessly long French evenings to enjoy fine company, great food and wine, and blissful weather.

Bali is perfect in the evenings


  • Balmy evenings: Sitting outside with a drink and group of friends is almost essential in summertime. Bali and Thailand are two favourite destinations for people who love the heat and humidity, and are also perfect for groups of travellers wanting to let their hair down and explores some amazing nightlife, beaches and scenery.
  • Open toes: Shoeless or sandal clad, knowing your toes aren’t going to freeze off as you slip your feet into something strappy or light is a freedom only summer can afford you. The suburb of Kolonaki in Athens, Greece is the place to go for great summer fashion, shopping, and the most stylish footwear. The weather will be perfect too, so you’ll be able to show off your new summer purchases while sipping on an icy cold frappe (iced coffee).

Ibiza has a great range of summer fruits

  • Fruit: Bananas, apples and pears are great, but let’s face it, who doesn’t prefer summer fruits? Swee juicy peaches, grapes and full, plump figs to name a few. Head to Ibiza in Spain for all the best succulent, summer fruit (and the very best party scene!)
  • Summer sounds: When you’re enjoying your evening kickbacks, or even lying in bed at night, it’s the sound of summer – crickets clicking and buzzing away – that often go unnoticed. It’s something we probably don’t think about but an always-comforting accompaniment to the long days. If you don’t want to head overseas, try a tropical holiday in far north Queensland for a warm getaway which doesn’t have to break the bank. Even if it’s winter in Sydney and Melbourne, you’ll always find great weather up north.

Does all that seem quite tempting? Well, it’s time to start planning. Any trip to Europe usually begins and ends in London. The amount of international flights heading to that side of the world these days are endless. In fact, flights to London are so frequent it would almost be rude not to take advantage. So choose your destination, pack your swimmers, and prepare to follow summer around the world. Happy travels!

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Bluegreen Kirk July 8, 2011 at 6:09 PM

I have always wanted to visit Bali and Bora Bora. With such frequent flights to London I maybe able to visit at least some part of I what I wanted soon.

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