2022 is the year we can fly high once again on the wings of travel, and it’s a perfect time to remind ourselves why we do travel, after having it snatched away for the last two years.
Local specialist Conexo Travel, based in Haxby, have put together their top recommendations.
San Sebastian, Spain
Why not enjoy one of Spain’s lesser visited cities? San Sebastian is a small town in the Basque region of Spain. It’s known for its beaches, food, and wine. But most of all, it’s known for its spirit.
The people of San Sebastian are a proud and hardworking lot. They’ve faced many challenges over the years, but they’ve never given up. They’re a close-knit community, and they support each other through thick and thin.
Their resilience is evident in their architecture. The buildings in San Sebastian are made to withstand the wind and rain. They’re built to last.
The people of San Sebastian are also passionate about their food and wine. Their cuisine is some of the best in the world, and their wines are equally highly regarded. And they also have one of the best beaches in Europe, La Concha, which has been voted top by TripAdvisor reviewers on more than one occasion.
After the pandemic many people want to visit somewhere without the crowds. If you’re looking for such an escape, the Galapagos islands are a great option.
The Galapagos islands are one of the most isolated places on Earth, making them a haven for wildlife. With no roads or towns, visitors can explore these islands by boat and get up close and personal with some of the most unique creatures in the world.
You’ll never see animals like this anywhere else. With so much to explore, you’ll be able to find your perfect spot and relax in paradise while surrounded by nature.
The capital of Norway and it’s one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The city centre has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means that it is well-preserved and full of history.
It also boasts some fantastic architecture, with many buildings dating back to before 1900. There are plenty of things to do in Oslo, from visiting museums like the Munch Museum or the National Gallery, taking boat trips on the fjords or enjoying an outdoor concert at Vigeland Park.
You can even take a trip into space at one of their planetarium shows! And if you want to get out into nature then there are lots of opportunities for hiking or skiing in nearby forests and mountains.
If you’re travel dreams leave you seeking an adventure that will transport you back in time, consider booking a trip to Egypt. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the most impressive ancient ruins on the planet – including the famed Tomb of Tutankhamun and the tombs of the most famous names of ancient Egypt . With experienced tour guides leading the way, you’ll be able to uncover all sorts of secrets and mysteries about these iconic civilizations. So if history is your passion or if it’s something new that you’d like to try out, this is definitely a trip worth taking!
But if history is not your thing and you seek great beaches and warm seas, then Egypt’s resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh provide great all year round opportunities to relax and chill. Either way, Egypt is a great holiday destination.
Jersey has been a popular holiday destination throughout the pandemic, and many people have discovered it’s charms for the first time. But as we return gradually to a sembance of normality, Jersey is still the perfect place to visit this summer. With so many things to see and do, it’s an ideal location for your next break away. Whether you want to relax on the beach or explore historic sites, there are plenty of activities that will keep everyone entertained.
On Jersey you can enjoy some of the best beaches in Europe while basking in sunshine all year round. Jersey has over 200 miles of stunning coastline which means there’s always somewhere beautiful to go exploring. There are also lots of family-friendly attractions like zoos and theme parks that will make sure everyone has a fantastic time together as well as separate activities if you need some me-time too! Plus there are more castles than any other region in Britain – what could be better than spending your days exploring these medieval marvels?
Whilst many people have visited Greece and her islands there are still many parts of Greece that have something to discover.
So if this so, then you need to check out Samos. It’s one of the most beautiful and unspoiled islands in all of Greece. With its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and delicious food, you’ll fall in love with Samos instantly.
But best of all, it’s still a relative secret! Not many people know about this hidden gem, so you’ll get to experience it like no one else has before. So why not explore the beauty of Samos for yourself – you won’t regret it!
A luxury cruise that will take you to the most remote and untouched parts of the world is the perfect mode to visit Antarctica which is is an incredible destination, but it can be difficult to get there. That’s why we offer cruises that go directly from Ushuaia, Argentina all the way down to Antarctica and back again. Alongside our partners such as Silversea we have years of experience in this region and know exactly where to find whales, penguins, seals and other wildlife so you don’t miss out on any of the action!
Antarctica’s expert guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge with our guests. They want everyone who boards one of their ships to leave having had an amazing time exploring this beautiful place – whether they’re interested in history or nature or just want some peace and quiet away from civilization for a while! And because we only travel during peak season (November-March), you’ll avoid crowds as well as bad weather when travelling through these waters. It’s truly like no other holiday you’ve ever taken before…and once you see it for yourself, we think it might become your new favourite spot too!
Puglia is the home of Italy’s most beautiful beaches, medieval towns and olive groves. It’s also one of the best foodie destinations in Europe with its rich cuisine and wines. And it has some of the friendliest people around who will welcome you with open arms and they will be quick to tell you all about their fabulous food and wines.
On a map of Italy, Puglia is just above the heel and we’re certain you won’t find another place like Puglia on earth. The region offers everything from stunning architecture to delicious local dishes that will make your mouth water just thinking about them. But don’t take our word for it – come see this gorgeous part of Italy for yourself! We promise you will want to become a regular visitor.
Japan is the land of contrasts. It’s an ancient culture that has also become one of the most modern and advanced economies in the world. There are so many things to see and do, from traditional temples to futuristic skyscrapers, from Zen gardens to neon-lit streetscapes. An escorted tour of Japan will take you on a journey through time as well as space – it’ll be like travelling back in time while also experiencing what life will be like in 100 years!
You can experience all this with alongside expert guides who know everything about Japan and its history. They’ll help you discover hidden gems that only locals would know about, such as secret shrines or tiny restaurants serving amazing food at affordable prices (and no tipping required!). We offer tours of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka – but we can also create custom itineraries if there’s somewhere specific you want to visit!
Costa Rica is a place where you can find happiness in the simplest things.
Pura vida is more than just a motto here, it’s a way of life. From the locals to the landscape, everything is full of beauty and peace.
Costa Rica is a paradise for anyone looking to escape their busy lives and find some peace. With an abundance of activities to do and natural wonders to explore, you’ll never be bored in this slice of heaven on Earth.