Summer is over and you might be wondering where is good to travel now. Autumn is a marvellous time to escape, especially if you have no children or grandchildren in tow. The crowds have gone, and most places are quieter.
If you’re looking beyond the beach, how about a trip to Venice and then on to the Italian lakes? Or explore the architectural delights of Seville, Córdoba, and Granada? The Croatian islands are fantastic at this time of year. If you are looking for some late sun, how about Morocco? There are lovely hotels in and around Marrakesh but there’s also the option of renting a sumptuous, fully staffed villa relatively inexpensively.
With the big C approaching, a shopping trip to New York is another fun idea.
For those of you who still crave sunshine, the Canaries are an obvious choice and there are a few luxury hotels such as the Ritz Carlton Abama. But there are also luxury hotels in the Middle East which are away from the razzmatazz. I recommend Zighy Bay Oman and the The Oberoi Beach Resort Ajman.
If you are toying with the idea of travelling during the worst of our winter, I would strongly advise booking now, as prices continue to rise and availability for key dates is already tight.
So, don’t wait for the rush in early January. Be smart and secure your future holiday now!