Summer Sun and Winter Warmers

Who’d have thought that you can find a fabulous holiday destination that offers sumptuous sunshine in both the summer and winter, within just a few short hours’ flying time? It’s true – and you don’t have to fork out a small fortune to get there either.

One of the most popular winter warmers is the Canary Islands. This fabulous archipelago, marooned just off the west coast of Africa, is a glorious holiday destination at any time of year. Head over to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria or Fuerteventura for sizzling summer temperatures during summer, when the climate regularly reaches 30+, and enjoy lively beach resorts with plenty of full-on fun and non-stop nightlife. Or, book yourself a winter warmer in the Canaries when temperatures regularly hover around the 20 mark, which means t-shirt weather and a suntan at Christmas.

Another fabulous year-round hotspot is Egypt. Whether you’re after a voyage of discovery, taking in its ancient landmarks and historical monuments, or you fancy a beach break with exotic golden-sanded beaches and sparkling turquoise seas, this magical place is happy to oblige. Even if you travel in the depths of winter, or head out for a spring break before the peak season kicks in, you can still enjoy lovely weather with buckets of sunshine and lovely calm seas.

If that’s got you thinking about your next jolly, there are plenty of ways to get there. The major tour operators like Thomas Cook offer a wonderful array of holidays to some of the best and most popular summer and winter destinations on the market. You’ll also find plenty of regular scheduled flights serving the main hotspots – from Sharm el Sheikh and Luxor in Egypt to Tenerife and Gran Canaria – so keep your eyes peeled for those special offers.

So which sizzling summer hotspot or winter warmer has got your vote?