Craving some winter sun

It was only just over 11 weeks ago that our skin was last blessed by the rays of the Mediterranean sun and already I am feeling the withdrawal effects. We usually go on a Winter Sun break during the October half term but I decided that this year we would just stay in the UK and attend a variety of different press events I was invited to. Oh, how I wish we had got on a plane.

I was recently reading an article on Family Traveller about the Top 10 Winter Sun holidays for families and it really wasn’t helping my feeling of missing out and it even got me googling for some cheap weekends away in the sunshine. Add to that the fact that my best friend has been snap chatting me pictures of him sunbathing near a pool in Fuerteventura and I have just about had enough of it. Luckily this last week saw me attend World Travel Market where I got talking to some amazing destinations from all around the world to help me plan for all of our 2017 adventures. I guarantee that next year we will be spending the October half term somewhere hot and sunny because I can’t cope with the misery that I am feeling now.

A few of the destinations I was talking to would be perfect for a family break to experience some Winter sun and they include India, Morocco, and Lanzarote. We have been to Lanzarote twice before, once in September and once in November and we found it a fabulous break away from the UK weather and helped to get us ready for the dark nights of winter. Our last winter sun break was in December last year when we went to Florida for two weeks and before that it was Majorca. In fact, you can pick up some really decent Winter Sun breaks for a decent price if you are flexible on your destination. It is definitely worth doing some research to see what you can get within your budget as you may be surprised.


With the dark nights now well and truly upon us, I need to get some trips confirmed and placed in the diary to give me something to focus on and to help to see me through until 2017. I just wish we had a spare weekend to jump on a plane, I don’t mind where we go as long as the sun is shining and I don’t have to wear a coat (or put on gloves!).