Summer holidays with or without the kids

When the children are young, choosing a holiday destination is relatively simple - give them a swimming pool, a beach and a gallon of ice cream, and they’re happy. But when it comes to choosing a holiday with older children, or just for couples whose children have flown the nest, things are a little different.
Couple walking along a beach
Suddenly, you have more choice, but it may still be difficult to find a holiday that suits everybody. Don’t worry, our travel team is here to help, and we have some great holiday ideas for couples, and families with older kids in tow.

Take in the sights of New York City

New York has an energy that is irresistible to all ages. The street culture, famous landmarks and the prospect of shopping for cheaper designer clothing, are just some of the reasons that New York City is such a popular destination. When you’re not spotting scenes from movies, grabbing a slice of pizza or riding the subway, you might want to pay a visit to the ultra-cool Museum of Modern Art where there is always something going on to appeal to all tastes.

City and wilderness adventures

If you want to combine a little adventure with a little city culture, head to Cape Town, South Africa. Spending a few days in Cape Town and embarking on one of the many history and heritage tours is a great way to see what the city has to offer. Then, once you are ready to take a walk on the wild side, you can choose to book a safari, hike Table Mountain or even take to the skies in a hot air balloon.

Try a sports break

For those looking for an activity filled break, a sports holiday is the perfect way to spend your time away. If tennis or golf is your bag, La Manga in Spain and Vale do Lobo in the Algarve provide the perfect sporty escape. These purpose-built golf and tennis resorts offer everything you need on a breakaway, including restaurants and bars. If the kids insist on coming along too, these resorts offer a safe environment for younger travellers to enjoy themselves away from parents.

Couples-only beach holidays

Remember what holidays were like before the kids came along? If a trip to the beach has you thinking of buckets and spades and ice cream, it could be time to revisit the sand and sea as a couple now that you have time to yourselves. A couples-only beach holiday is one of the most romantic things you can do together. Seclusion, a little pampering, beautiful surroundings and lots of rest and relaxation are high on the agenda here, and you can rest assured there won’t be a sandcastle in sight.

Exotic locations

No matter the age of those travelling, some locations will always hold majesty over those who visit there. Why not try somewhere like Barbados, California or Hong Kong? Exotic long haul destinations like this are sure to have travellers of any age brimming with excitement. With plenty to do, you’ll be able to create some fantastic memories, whether it’s alone, with your partner, or with the kids as well.
Wherever you choose to go, don’t forget to get covered with MORE TH>N Travel Insurance. You can get a quote for yourself, you and your partner or the whole family by clicking here, or by calling us on 0330 100 7825.

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