There’s something quite uplifting about this time of the year. It could be the weather. Then again it could be the fact we can enjoy ice cream without getting brain-freeze. It could simply be that we no longer need to wear our jackets. Although we’re pretty sure it’s more down to the fact it’s holiday season!
As soon as June hits, holiday fever kicks into gear and we’re desperate to get out and explore and seek adventure. Some want to drop themselves in places as random as those who drop themselves into Europa Casino’s geography skill quiz game, others want to blown away by the romance of Paris, or the charm of Bruges.
Either way, there’s plenty to see and do across Europe’s most popular destinations…
Whether it be relaxing in Madrid’s Retiro Park, or being chased down the streets of Pamplona by a raging bull with red in its eyes and hunger in its belly, you can’t help but fall in love with Spain.
Each region has its own speciality. There’s of course Barcelona with its unusual Gaudi architecture, the cultural hub of Bilbao which includes the world-famous Guggenheim and BBK Live, which this year sees The Prodigy and The Black Keys headline, and of course the stunning Andalusia with its stunning beaches.
Like Spain, there’s always something going on in the UK. Of course it’s festival season which has already seen over 100,000 people take over Worthy Farm in Somerset, well plenty more will take in the likes of Reading and Leeds, T in the Park, and Bestival over the coming months, whilst it isn’t just music in store for Britain.
Arts and food festivals will line most streets across the summer, and the British seaside is just about the perfect way to spend a sunny, Sunday afternoon soaking in the rays as well as looking up in amazement at the likes of the south’s Jurassic coastline.
Amsterdam is a beautiful city all year round, but when the sun is beaming down, reflecting of the waters and thousands of bicycles, it really is an incredible sight.
Filled with cultural attractions – and prostitutes – the likes of the Heineken Experience, Van Gogh Museum, and Ann Frank House are wonderful, and often thought-provoking excursions, whilst if all you want to do is relax, the urban beach out in the Westerpark district is a great place to hang out.
Where to start with Italy? The canals of Venice? The style of Milan? The history of Rome? The pizza of Naples? The charm of the Italian Riviera? The vineyards of Lombardia? Italy really does have all bases covered.
September will see Pizzafest arrive in Naples – the home of pizza – and is a must for foodies visiting the country, whilst heading north Cinque Terre is the most breath-taking trail of coastline, cuisine, and tiny villages.