The summer is just around the corner. Following the sample holiday we all experienced courtesy of the double bank holiday weekend, most of us are desperate for our next holiday fix. Whether you're planning an exotic getaway, or a spate of relaxation closer to home, now's the time to get the flights booked, secure some well-earned time off work, and buy your buckets and spades.
It does not seem so long ago that we were all entrenched in 6 feet of snow, and impressed by sub zero temperatures. With the feeling of numbness still fresh in our minds, it's no wonder the prospect of a sunny escape can not come quick enough.
However, it's not always about the weather. For many, the chance to explore and discover new cities and towns, or try something new is as big an incentive as any. The summer holidays represents a chance to experience novel adventures. Or perhaps it is simply an opportunity to spend some decent time together with the family, which so often gets overlooked through the working year.
It is a chance to recharge our batteries, refocus our perspectives, and shake off the stress of our everyday lives. Whether you prefer to do this with a beach trip to the Costa Del Sol, or a sight seeing tour of Rome, the end product will hopefully make the precedent 12 months fade into the background.
The sheer element of escapism is enough for many. The chance to leave behind the drudgery and monotony of work, dinner, sleep is one which should not, and is not, taken for granted. The familiar settings of office, car and house are replaced by sun, sea and sand – although these can be altered to suit your preference.
Foreign destinies need not be the only solution to the rigors of everyday life. With plenty of luxury breaks in the UK on offer there may be no need to travel thousands of miles to get away from it all. In fact, when the weather is as glorious as it has been over the past few weeks, there is no place quite like the British Isles in summer. From the mountainous expanses of the Scottish highlands to the vibrant bustle of the inner cities, there is a vast array of holiday packages to fulfill your holiday desires.
So, do not leave it till the last minute, prepare yourself for a fantastic summer of holiday heaven. The earlier you book, the more time you have to get immensely excited about the whole affair. Then, when the time comes, and we're all standing at the airport, train, or bus station with our bags packed, feel the warm embrace of holiday happiness overtake you. I know I will.