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No Sun Yet... Hunt for it in September

This year there has been no summer to speak of in Switzerland.   Some one stole the sun!  I'm heading to a yoga retreat in Ibiza in September and will hopefully find the yellow stuff, for those who are searching for a bit of sun in September here are 7 top locations.

Ibiza weather average 24 degrees

Ibiza

Tunisia weather average 25 degrees

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Greek Islands weather average 24 degrees

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Mauritius weather average 21 degrees

 Mauritius

Koh Samui weather average 28 degrees

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Madagascar weather average 18 degrees

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South Africa weather average 20 degrees

South Africa

 

 

Top 8 Destinations August

If you have not booked your holiday yet and you are chasing the sun then here are the top 8 locations for sun in August; according to the weather predictions!

Galicia 26 °C

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Costa de la Luz 31 °C

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Lake Garda °C

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Lle de Re 24°C

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New England 26°C

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Sri Lanka 30 °C

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Seychelles 28 °C

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The Canadian Rockies 16 °C

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Top 5 Destinations for Snow in November

Okay so we are almost at the end of our summer holiday, but as a constant traveller we are already thinking about our next holiday.  My husband has gotten me pregnant the last two ski seasons, but this season I am so looking forward to the powder - so much; that I need to go in search of it early.

I've had a look at the weather (more than 80mm) and our usual haunts Switzerland or France do not appear.

1. Norway will apparently be covered in snow.  So you have a wide variety of choice including sea skiing.Image

2. Aosta Italy - The prices in Italy are also a little lower so help with the overall cost of the ski trip.

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3. Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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4. Japan Furano and Myoko - get away from the normal locations to experience skiing on a different terrain and in a different culture.

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5. Whistler Canada is one of my favourite locations a West Coast Trail girl, Vancouver rocks but with this much snow it's a must.

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What IF I Wanted the Top 10 Holiday Destinations for Value

We finally booked our holiday last minute so I thought I would share some great affordable destinations, where you can travel on a budget but still have an amazing time.  The cost per day includes: coffee, beer, soft drink, wine, water, sun cream, cigarettes (although you could give them up and spend it on something nice) and a 3 course meal for 2 adults.  The costs are provided by 2013 Post Office World Wide Holiday Costs Barometer.  I was surprised to see that many of them I had visited, so I have shared my thoughts.  Although, there are some on my list still to visit like Vietnam.

We are often so focused on the cost of the travel and hotel, it's important to consider what we spend when we are there - The Total Cost.

1. Spain £36.14 a day

Spain is filled with so many great places.  Spain offer cities like Madrid and Barcelona for its tapas, architecture (Guadi) and the best of both worlds; the city and the beach.  It has Ibiza for the clubbing experience that just keeps drawing you back – I am on 9 visits so far!.  Or get always in Andalucía or Nerva.   I love Nerva for both girls’ holidays, and a family get away.  The old town is great; everything is convenient to get to and I have had some of the best fish ever on restaurants off the beach.

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2. Sri Lanka £36.14 a day

I haven’t visited yet, but now it is on my list for a long haul flight.

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3. Czech Republic £39.17

I couldn’t believe the price of Prague when I went it was so cheap, and that was over 10 years ago. It’s still a bargain so if you haven’t been; then it’s a must.  The palaces, architectural etching on buildings, walks, food and atmosphere made it one of my favourite city trips.

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4. Bali £40.47

Bali may not be cheap to travel to depending on where you are coming from, but when you are there it can be value for money.  It certainly has sun, relaxation and if you have time visit some of these restaurants and bars: Made, Breeze, Barocco Pasticceria d’Arte, Word of Mouth, Déjà vu have some fun.  You could relax at Spa at the Legian or Theta Spa by the Sea.

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5. Vietnam £43.20

We are heading to Vietnam next year.  It has been on my list for a long time.  I want to go to Fansipan Mountain, Halong bay, My Khe and Nha Trang.

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6. Bulgaria £45.10

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Great for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and beaches.

7. Portugal £45.54

Whether you want to go to the beach e.g. Algarve or you are interested in the history and culture it has a wealth of activities.  For example,  the estate of Initiation Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra in Portugal, music and parties in Lisbon or water sports.

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8. Mexico £48.93

There is more to Mexico then beaches it has a great underground lake near Macan Ché on the Yucatán Peninsula.   If you wanted to treat yourself to some great restaurants and bars include: Sud 777, Au Pied de Cochon and Pre by Love.

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9. Hungary £51.45

There are the thermal baths at Miskolc Tapolca.  Budapest is packed with cultural buildings, and there is a great museum ‘Hadtorteneti’ depicting the affects of the war on the country.  It was a bit harder in central Budapest to find the mixed bath areas with your partner, so maybe ask before you enter.

Thermal baths inside a cave, Miskolc-Tapolca, Hungary

Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

10. Turkey £52.89

There are of course the typical holiday resorts, but Turkey has many hidden treasures.  The obvious is Istanbul.  Turkey is one of the best cities I have visited, so much so that I have had to do it 3 times.  The summer and winter clubs made the romantic weekend each time.

A not so known destination is the The cappadocia region of turkey where you will find hotels carved in rocks, with rooms starting from 20 Euro’s.

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