There’s no better feeling than escaping on a trip to somewhere new, away from the classroom and away from the stress, especially during half term breaks.We know that there’s a need to get away but deciding on where to go can be hard, especially if you’re a budding adventurer.
This year we’ve hand picked some of the best destinations you need to visit, whether it be during half term or throughout the extended Summer break.
Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Home to perhaps one of the most iconic bridges in Europe, Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina straddles the Neretva River and is filled with historic market stalls, architecture and history. It’s main attraction, the Stari Most, is a must for any adrenaline junkie, especially if you’re brave enough to take a leap from the top into the river below.
The Tohoku region in Japan is known for its stunning scenery. From volcanoes to mountainous terrains and a perfect destination to Ski, it could be the perfect alternate destination to get away to this year.
National Blue Trail, Hungary
Try a hiking adventure on a lesser known path and experience Hungary’s National Blue Trail. It’s not quite soaring peaks, but what it lacks in height it more than makes up for with it’s scenery and views.
Puebla is known for its culinary history and colonial architecture, making it one of Mexico’s most historic cities, featuring pre-hispanic art and renaissance era buildings. Granted it’s a little off the beaten track when compared with Mexico City, but it’s good to explore and try somewhere new. Take a chance on somewhere away from the usual tourist hotspots.
Known for its rugged coastline and medieval architecture, Asturias may be a small community but there’s more to the Spanish principality than meets the eye. Bustling with history and cultural, take in the stunning views and experience a different side to Spain.
Famed for its culinary classics such as Parma Ham and Parmesan cheese, the Italian city of Parma offers something different to your typical European city escape. From national galleries packed with historic art to 19th century opera houses, you can participate in classic entertainment whilst embracing the culture of somewhere new.
Bialowieza Forest, Poland
One of the largest and last remaining primeval forests left in Europe, the Bialowieza Forest in Poland is a must see for any wildlife and nature lover. Home to over 800 European Bisons, you can hike and explore dense woodlands that transport you to another world.
Where are you planning on escaping to this year? Let us know in the comments below! Remember to check out some of the best travel deals for Teachers and see where you can save on your next trip and to sign up for free if you are a teacher or work in the education sector.