If you’re looking for a place to enjoy festival season 2013 you can do a lot worse than visiting Croatia this summer. London’s grey skies, never ending rain and cold winds might make you feel as though summer festival season is a million miles away however its closer than you think, so if you’re considering going, you really should start planning now.
When planning for a festival in England you can literally pack for all season and not be out of place. The UK is known for it’s unpredictable weather and an ever changing skyline, however if you plan on visiting Croatia this summer you can expect to see wall to wall sunshine so pack accordingly. Festival season is Croatia is turning into a bit of a fashion parade so it’s probably a good idea to pack clothes that’ll make you feel and look good during the endless boat parties and beach rendezvous
To keep you looking good during Croatia’s festival season we’ve put together a list things you definitely need to take with you this summer.
The Outlook Festival is one of the biggest in Europe and it’s staged right on the beach and if you plan on going to it pack some design swimwear to make sure you look stunning all night. Swimsuits will also work too, so if you don’t feel confident strutting your stuff in a bikini a good swimsuit, oversized hat and a pair of designer glasses will help you stay cool so check out the latest fashion news for festivals.
You don’t need to show enormous amounts of flesh to look good or enjoy Croatia’s many festivals this summer. Undoubtedly there’ll be times when a bathing suit or a bikini is over top and when that occasion arises, you can fall back on the trusted maxi dress. Try and pack at least one with you as they’re versatile, easy to style and can combine to create great fashion outfits.
Don’t forget to pack sunscreen, a large hat to shield you from the sun and lots of lip gloss to keep you looking cool in the sun.
Family holidays, friends-only trips and romantic getaways are all fun, but sometimes, there is nothing like travelling on your own. Why? Contrary to what some may believe, it can be the most rewarding experience. You make all the decisions – doing whatever you want, whenever you want – and you’re more likely to meet new people.
Think of it as “me” time, an opportunity to self-indulge, to focus on self-discovery and to try something new. Check out some of the safest and most solo traveller-friendly destinations.
The laid-back culture and diverse marine biology of Australia makes it an extremely welcoming and exciting place for solo travelers. It’s common for people to travel alone here, so locals and other travelers are very friendly and inviting. Take a tour of the Sydney Opera House and even attend a show if possible. The Manly and Bondi beaches are some of the best. Bus travel is very efficient, but if you have the money, rent a car to check out the Hunter Valley Wine region. Accommodations are plentiful. There is a range of luxury resorts and hostels in the area and with lots to do Sydney is a great destination for a holiday alone.
Known as one of the happiest and safest places on earth, Costa Rica is full of adventure and activities to keep a thrill-seeking traveler mesmerised. From hiking, white water rafting, zip lining, exploring volcanoes, and interacting with animals, there is plenty to do in the lush rain forests. Check out Tamarindo Beach for superb surfing and zip lining then head to Manuel Antonio National Park for an unforgettable hike through the forest. There is a variety of luxury homes and budget-friendly, bungalows – take your pick!
Travelling Asia can seem daunting because the culture is so different. However, it’s not as hard to navigate as one might suspect. English is widely spoken, while the fusion of cultures – Indian, Malaysian and Chinese – makes for a unique experience. Check out the vibrant nightlife, shop the infamous Orchard Road and don’t leave without trying hawker food (street food). Singapore is great for its fashion trends and club scene, definitely one for all holiday goers
So, you’ve finally resolved to load up your backpack and take the trip of a lifetime through Europe this summer. Now the question remains: where should you visit on your travels? From bustling cities to beautiful countryside landscapes and relaxing beach breaks, Europe has it all. Here are a few itinerary suggestions for your route through Europe and some tips for staying safe in the process.
Where you decide to travel in Europe really depends on your interests, as well as your funds. If you want to get acquainted with some of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, consider starting your travels in London, taking the Eurostar across the Channel Tunnel to Paris, and then continuing onward to Germany to head to Frankfurt and finally to Berlin. If you’re more interested in Eastern Europe, where you’re more likely to get a bigger bang for your buck, consider starting you tour in Prague before heading on to Bratislava, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Budapest, and Warsaw. Want the best of European nightlife? Consider a trip that takes you to Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, and Ibiza.
How to Stay Safe on Your Trip
No matter what route you decide to take through Europe, take a few precautions to make sure you stay safe while abroad. First and foremost, read up on your intended destinations to see if there are any travel warnings in effect and/or if you need to receive any immunisations before you depart. If you’re staying in hostel accommodations, keep you valuables stowed safely in a locker when you’re not in the room and pack an alarm clock to help you catch those early morning tours and buses on to your next destination. Study maps before you leave the room and try to wear clothing that blends in with that of the locals to prevent being targeted. Be wary of food from street vendors and make sure to look after your drinks when you are out at a bar or club. Travelling with a companion is highly recommended, especially in the evening hours. Finally, consider buying a special backpacker’s insurance for your trip; the insurance policy will provide coverage in the event that your valuables are lost or stolen or that you suffer an illness or injury while abroad.