THE six-week school summer holidays sees many people jetting off on holiday.

But what if you're not a sunshine lover or desperate to hit the sandy beaches and laze by the pool?

The majority of my clients are and they love escaping to the sun but it’s been great to see in recent years there has been a growing trend for ‘alternative’ holidays.

Take a look at some of the most popular ones...

Wellness Breaks

They include everything from yoga at sunrise, wholesome healthy foods, mindfulness and holistic treatments.

Sporting Holidays

No matter what your favourite sport is, there's a trip for you with options including the Grand Prix, Champions League matches, the Olympics next year, golf, tennis and many more.

Activity Holidays

Learn to sail, water ski and take part in lots of organised sports and activities.

Cooking Holidays

Learn to cook the best pizza and pasta in Italy. Or anywhere else in the world that you fancy.

Snow holidays

Whether you are learning to ski or an experienced skier, that feeling on top of a mountain is unforgettable. Lapland is also hugely popular with families both day trips and short breaks.


So many places to see and explore within one holiday.

City Breaks

Living in the north west we are so close to both Liverpool and Manchester Airport which are great gateways to many European cities.

Adventure Holidays

There's thousands of adventures to be had all over the world.

Explore the world on a small or large group adventure offering sustainable rich travel experiences.

These types of holidays are popular with my clients as many people including families are looking to explore and experience something a little more authentic and unique.

One of the most memorable holidays I took was taking part in an escorted tour to Peru to Macchu Piccu. It’s a real bucket list destination and has to be seen to be believed.

Vietnam and Morocco are two hugely popular destinations especially for family adventures and I often feature these on my Facebook page.

So if you are looking for a sunshine holiday or prefer to do something a little different there are so many fabulous holiday experiences to choose from.

I will be featuring more details over the coming weeks.

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What about travelling closer to home?

Recently the UK's coastal resorts have been making a bit of a comeback.

Many people simply don’t want to fly, don’t want to venture too far, wish to enjoy the beauty of the UK and or leave their dog at home (it’s a thing!) dog friendly holidays are ever popular in the UK.

We go to Rhosneigr Anglesey every summer and I am writing this column from there.

We jump in the sand dunes, take long walks on the beach, scooter through the town, bike ride, eat ice creams, play games in the garden and read books in the hammock.

It’s a week of total R&R for everyone including our little dog.

We often venture out for days out to the local areas... castle, beaches, boat trips etc too.

There are so many great UK holidays out there whether it's staying in a treehouse, glamping, experience a stay in a converted helicopter, sleep in a converted bus, live like a king or queen in a castle or rent a holiday home with a hot tub...everyone loves a hot tub on holiday!

So wherever you are going this summer, I hope it’s a memorable one.

I’m looking forward to my sunshine fix and heading Greek Island hopping next week.

My next column will feature more about some of the different types of holidays you could take as well as tips on booking next year's break and why it’s better to do this early.

Warrington Guardian:

Angela is an award-winning travel agent with 25 years of experience and embarked on the journey of setting up her own business five years ago.

The mum-of-two and owner of Designer Travel by Angela Perkins was recently highly commended in our Warrington Guardian Customer Service Awards for being ‘always hands-on to help’ as well as being praised for her knowledge and enthusiasm.

The 41-year-old from Penketh will be available to answer your travel queries and holiday dilemmas in her upcoming columns.

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