For those suffering from a severe case of wanderlust, spring is the perfect time to get away from it all. For those who can’t handle extreme heat, there are many warmer climates that tend to cool off around this time of year. For those of you who prefer the cold, you’ll find no better time to take in the sights and sounds that snow-capped countries have to offer. With so many places to go though, where should you start? Here are my top three suggestions for spring adventures this year.
For a long time, Croatia has been tucked away, unnoticed by many travellers seeking safaris in Africa or the vast National Parks of the US and Canada. However, Croatia is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and has a lot to offer someone in search of adventure – especially the stunning city of Dubrovnik. Famously known as the “pearl of the Adriatic”, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to sight seeing. The Old Town alone will keep you occupied for hours, from Onofrio Fountain to Rector’s Palace, you’d better make sure you pack a decent pair of trainers or walking shoes! Then head to the beach for kayaking and water-skiing.
If you prefer the colder climates and would rather swap a pair of sandals for snow shoes, then why not think of heading to Iceland this spring? Take a dog-sled right out into the open snow-covered plains and take in the magnificent Northern Lights. Then, why not go snow-mobiling or whale watching? If you start to freeze, head to the luxurious hot springs of the Blue Lagoon, and melt away your muscle pains from all the activities. Iceland is home to some of the most incredible glaciers and geezers in the world, so make sure you’re not the one that misses out.
Lake Garda, Italy
Lake Garda is the ideal destination for couples who want a taste of adventure this spring, as you can pair romantic scenery with hiking and mountain biking. Lake Garda isn’t the sleepy town everyone thinks; these days, you can do everything from windsurfing and sailing, to rock climbing and horseback riding, but with a postcard backdrop that will make you the envy of your fellow travelling friends.
I hope this post helped you to decide on where to head this spring. Do you have any travel plans? Why not leave me a comment and tell me all about them.