“Summertime is always the best of what might be”
~ Charles Bowden
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Hey loves,

Dreaming of a summer holiday? Days spent wandering a new city, afternoons spent relaxing on a beach, nights spent breathing the summer air and hoping the night never ends? Well, me too. So, in honor of the last month of summer in the north, and in hope of the spring to come in the south, I’ve collected my dream summer holiday destinations.

Enjoy!

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Go and explore one of the most picturesque locations on Earth. Bora Bora is home to stunning blue waters that offer incredible scuba diving opportunities. Or if relaxation is more your style, why not stay in one the bungalows that perch over the water on stilts. There are multiple places you can explore, such as Otemanu, a beautiful mountain.

Santorini, Greece

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This is the go-to destination for influencers and for anybody who wants to soak up the sun while experiencing incredible views. If you get tired of walking the whitewashed pathways and eating the local food, you can go explore the islands' many beaches and wineries. There are also some stunning ruins you can go see at Akrotiri and Ancient Thera.

Maui, Hawaii

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Find relaxation on this gorgeous volcanic island in the Central Pacific. Balance adventure with scenic beach walks along the 30 miles of beaches or take a hike inland to see natural landscapes filled with waterfalls and forests. Visit Haleakalā National park to see a dormant volcano or snorkel in the Molokini islet.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

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If you want beautiful food and wine to match the views, then this coast of Italy is for you. Located south of Naples, the coastline is filled with small towns perched over the water, perfect for sightseeing and exploring. Spend your days walking amongst stunning gardens at Villa Rufolo, or hike along the ‘Path of Gods’ for incredible views of the coast and water.

Bali, Indonesia

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This is the perfect place if you want to customize your summer holiday. Depending on which part of the island you spend your time in, you can have a very different experience. If you want beaches and shopping, then head to Seminyak. However, if crowds are too much for you, take a journey of exploration through the natural sites of Bali. You might want to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary or Mount Batur, an active volcano.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Not only does Thailand has beautiful postcard-worthy beaches, but it also has a deep culture and history that you can explore. In Chang Mai, you can find friendly locals, incredible food and not have to battle with crowds of northern Bangkok. This city is also home to hundreds of Buddhist temples, such as Doi Suthep, which is on top of a granite mountain.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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If you want to escape the heat and shop to your heart's content, then Dubai is the place for you. Inside the luxury buildings, you can find pretty much anything. From pools, skiing and waterparks to international stores, cinemas, and restaurants. If you want to check back in with the culture, you can visit the Dubai Museum, housed inside an 18th-century fort.

Gold Coast, Australia

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There’s nothing like summer in Australia. Home to beautiful beaches, exciting attractions and world-famous surfing, there is something here for everyone from the kids to the grandparents. Head to one of the many amusement parks, such as Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World or WhiteWater world for fun and adventure. For a slower pace, you can explore some of the beautiful national parks, such as Burleigh Head or Tamborine, which is home to scenic hikes and wildlife.

That's all for now, thanks so much for reading!

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