Spring into Action!
With spring just around the corner bringing in much needed life, colour and the prospect of sunshine, this is a wonderful time to travel and recharge our batteries. It’s an even more tempting prospect when there are some great travel deals around before the summer rush.
The Flexicover Team have handpicked some exciting destinations for travel this spring.
Nestling in the Himalayas between India and China, Nepal may not be quite so easy to get to, yet thousands are drawn to its friendliness, scenic beauty and a sense of adventure. The rice-planting season is between March and May when the country is abundant with greenery – perfect weather for exploring and trekking. Majestic mountain views in Pokhara, tropical jungles, the pagodas of Kathmandu, monkey temples, national parks and safaris, all eagerly blend with its rich history and culture. With so much diversity there is something for everyone in Nepal – a truly memorable experience!
One of the most diverse countries on Earth, India is an experience like no other and it promises no two days will be the same! No wonder it attracts close to a million visitors each year from the UK alone. Whether it’s the chaotic street life and fragrant markets of its throbbing cities, its wildlife or simply miles of unspoiled beaches and Ayurvedic retreats, the subcontinent is vibrant and enthralling. India offers so much with its spectrum of cultures, landscapes, adventures and cuisines! Spring is a great time to visit, just before the extreme heat of the summer heralds the arrival of the famous ‘mad dogs and Englishmen’ brigade!
You can't help but admire the stunning scenery in Tuscany during spring with its world-renowned olive groves and vineyards. Escape to a timeless way of life between March and May – the perfect period to visit this beautiful Italian region. If you enjoy fine art, gourmet wine, sumptuous cuisine, spectacular countryside steeped in Italian culture, then Tuscany has to be your choice. Visit Meleto Castle, set amidst natural wonder, travel via the 25km long Castle Road in Chianti with the most spectacular views en route and the hillside town of Massa Marittima that boasts cobbled streets, red bricked rooftops and pretty colours. A perfect getaway!
It’s easy to see why Oman is referred to as ‘a jewel of the Middle East’. Its awe-inspiring natural beauty in a unique combination of dramatic mountains, sandy beaches and unspoiled desert is simply breathtaking! Oman caters to every level of desire from cool breezes, azure waters and world-class beachfront hotels to more adventurous dune buggy safaris, rock climbing and camel racing and even dolphin, whale and turtle-watching tours! And if you’re a diver, then Oman is perfect, with deep blue waters and coral-lined fjords – the best kept secret in the diving world! Muscat, Oman’s capital city, is a charming, modern centre full of friendly locals. Visit the Grand Mosque, its unique contemporary Islamic architecture and bag yourself a bargain of unusual textiles, gold jewellery or Omani artefacts in the Mutrah Souq. A visit to this Sultanate makes a perfect spring break for a true taste of Arabia.
A truly Caribbean island, Cuba has a warm sub-tropical climate all year round and is a popular holiday destination; particularly attractive in spring when it’s warm with lower rainfall than in later months. With dazzling white shores, fantastic snorkelling and diving in aquamarine seas, plus distinctive Cuban music and sultry beats of salsa, the island will embrace you into its laid-back vibe! Pulsing with history, culture and tradition, Cuba has a unique charm. Visit the capital Havana, brimming with historic architecture tucked away in almost every neighbourhood. Beaches, rainforests, lakes, mountains, rivers and welcoming people, Cuba has all the ingredients to be your best holiday ever. For the aficionados, a rum cocktail may make your break even more worthwhile!
Wherever you travel to this spring, do remember the security a helping hand can bring. Flexicover Direct, the travel insurance specialist, is committed to providing the highest level of protection to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.
If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!