Top travel tips for a spring get­away

It’s of­ten the best sea­son to hol­i­day in as the weather is warm­ing up but it’s not yet scorch­ing

QT Magazine - - TRAVEL - WITH SHARON JONES FROM HELLOWORLD RIVER­LINK

Vis­it­ing in the spring means you’ll find mild tem­per­a­tures and fewer crowds.

SPRING is fi­nally here and so is the best time to be trav­el­ling. Make sure you look first be­fore book­ing your hol­i­day as spring oc­curs at dif­fer­ent months in other parts of the world. Europe (March, April, May) – Why travel to Europe in spring? Ex­pect nice weather and less crowds, mean­ing shorter queues at ma­jor tourist at­trac­tions. Prices are gen­er­ally cheaper than the busy times of June, July and Au­gust. Visit Hol­land in mid-April to see tulips at their best. More than seven mil­lion flower bulbs bloom in spring at the Keuken­hof in Lisse.

Amer­ica (March, April, May, June, but tech­ni­cally March 21 to June 21, as the of­fi­cial start of spring is when the sun is di­rectly over the equa­tor) – Vis­it­ing in spring means you’ll find mild tem­per­a­tures and fewer crowds. In New York it is the start of the base­ball sea­son, lo­cals are shed­ding their win­ter lay­ers and it’s a great time to walk, bike or take a car­riage through Cen­tral Park. Asia (March, April, May) – Spring is a great time to visit Asia. Of course, there is a huge ge­o­graph­i­cal vari­a­tion but parts of the re­gion aren’t yet in mon­soon sea­son and tem­per­a­tures have not hit their sum­mer peak. April is the best time to marvel at the beauty of the cherry blos­soms in Ja­pan.

Pa­cific (Septem­ber, Oc­to­ber, Novem­ber) – Vis­i­tors are at­tracted to the warm trop­i­cal cli­mate that’s per­fect for beach hol­i­days. The tem­per­a­tures are pleas­ant so you can es­cape the win­ter chill at home, and it’s also not the rainy sea­son. P&O has five ships sail­ing, giv­ing you the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the beau­ti­ful beaches, snorkel, swim and meet the friendly lo­cals.

Head into Helloworld River­link for great Spring travel deals!

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