Whenever I heard of word “summer” there’s always a song that comes to my mind is “Summer of 69”.Summer reminds me of Popsicles, Beaches, Bikini, Tan, Pina-Colada, sunshine and many more…
The summer holidays are around the corner, so let’s pack up your bags with lots of Shades and hats and hop on to the best summer getaway spots…
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region, the Amalfi Coast is a true manifestation of nature’s beauty. With its picturesque landscape, coastal peaks, dense forests, and pastel buildings on the cliff, the Amalfi Coast shine bright like a star in the night and comes alive with the first ray of the sun. At the major beaches, you will find various kiosks and resorts offering these services at affordable prices. If a road trip does not suit you, you can always use the local bus line (SITA) that stops in all the major towns along the coast.
The best time to explore the Amalfi Coast is between May and October. The sea is warm, and hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and cultural sites like Ravello’s Villa Cimbrone, are operating in the full throttle. June, July and August can be challenging, as each town is swarming with tourists. A unique combination of nature and adventure, Amalfi Coast is indeed one of the best summer holiday destinations in the world.
Manali in India
A holiday in Manali conjures up images of green mountains amidst the snow-covered ranges, a breath of fresh air and a relaxed vacation. Manali is among the most beautiful places to visit in India in summer. Manali remains to be a popular honeymoon destination in north India. But it holds an equally important position among those who are looking for adventure activities or holy places. Nearest Airport to Manali is Bhutan International Airport that is around 50 Kms away.
There are so many ways to live Manali!
- Indulging in adventure sports at Solang Valley is one of the best things to do in India in summer. Try paragliding, zorbing, quad biking and many others here
- Head to Routing Pass to play in the snow in summer
- Spot the most beautiful migratory birds in a bird sanctuary nearby
There’s more to this Australian city than iconic attractions like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Part laid-back beach town, part sprawling metropolis and part cultural retreat, Sydney have many facets that please a variety of travelers. Surfers and landlubbers can play along Bondi Beach, amateur photographers can snap pictures of the harbor from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and history buffs can get lost in the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. No matter your interests, you’re sure to leave with unique memories you can only get in Sydney.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In Rio, summer holidays are considered to begin around Christmas time and last through the end of Carnaval (date varies but generally late February). During this period, Rio runs at a very relaxed pace. Between just before Christmas and lasting through the first week of January, most businesses are closed for the holidays. December through April are also the months with the most average rainfall. These rainfalls range from afternoon showers to several consecutive days of rain.
Carnaval is the second big event of the summer in Rio. It is truly one of the most electric celebrations in all of the world. At this time, Rio is filled with celebrations such as informal parades on the streets, Carnaval balls at night as well as the spectacular Samba School Competition which takes place in the specially built Sambadrome.
Paros is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea best known for its beaches and traditional villages. Paros is one of the most stylish islands in Greece which is famous for its beaches and rural villages. A large year-round foreign community makes Paros a good choice for those who want to live on a Greek island and for those who want to come in the off-season and know that there will be restaurants, cafes, and shops open and people to talk to. And the restaurants in Paros are among the best in Greece as are the beaches and the nightlife in the summer. And with Paros, you get 2 islands for the price of one: the island of Antiparos is a 10-minute ferry ride away. The whole town is painted in white which strikes a balance with the turquoise waters and blue skies to treat your eyes with exhilarating views.