In the latest of our Guest Journals – good friend of Bowler & Beach and lifetime sun-seeker Roxana Oliver shows us how we can enjoy summertime all year round.
Summer is the best season to explore new destinations. If you’re an adventurer and like to travel to new locations, this guide will help you have fun in the sun all year long. From Australia, through Asia, all the way to Greece, Africa and Hawaii, you can have an endless summer adventure 365 days a year on every continent in the world.
January & February: New Zealand
While not many people would choose this destination in the beginning of the year, New Zealand happens to be fantastic in both January and February. If you know how August in Europe feels, you’ll be more than happy to spend February in New Zealand. If you prefer a real blazing-hot summer, January is better option. Nevertheless, be sure to pay a visit to the adventure capital of the world and enjoy caving, skydiving, bungy jumping and other amazing activities. Even go for a train adventure, and see the epic nature.
March & April: Dubai
When you’re looking for a hot yet pleasant summer, Dubai in April is your go-to option. While there’s no other season in Dubai but summer, you’ll find that a ride on the camel is much pleasant when the summer begins to cool down in April, then when it’s at its peak in March. Swimming with dolphins, snowboarding in the shopping mall and skydiving are just some of the amazing things you could enjoy on your trip to Dubai.
May & June: Greece
Greece ‒ the crown jewel of southern Europe ‒ will leave you breathless whenever you choose to visit it. However, May and June are some of the most pleasant months in this part of Europe, since the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. The end of May is perfect for those who like to explore, walk and do the sightseeing, since the temperature will rarely go above 26° C. It’s warm enough to both enjoy the fun in the sun, splashing on the beach and sunbathing, and hiking or sightseeing.
July & August: Hawaii
There’s never the wrong time to visit Hawaii. However, July and August are the best time if you want to experience real adventure, since tourists from all over the world spend their summer on Hawaii. The tropical beaches and mesmerising turquoise waters alongside the myriad of natural wonders will leave you breathless and make you want to come back to this fabulous destination.
September & October: South Africa
Cape Town is not as crowded during September and October, so this is the perfect part of the world to visit and enjoy warm weather. The weather is amazing, prices are low, so you’ll be able to travel to South Africa even if you’re on a budget. Be sure to go to the top of Table Mountain where you can see thousands of flowers in bloom. Hot air balloons are a very popular tourist attraction in Cape Town, so don’t be surprised if you see one or two flying around while you’re at the top of the Table Mountain.
November & December: Australia
While the north hemisphere is freezing at this time of the year, Australians enjoy hot summers during November and December. This is why you should absolutely consider visiting Sydney at the end of the year, and celebrate the new one on the beach camping. What’s more, you can have try fabulous wine tasting on a Sydney beach as well, and indulge in delicious delicacies from this region. The beach vibe in Sydney is unlike anywhere else in the world, so spending the days surfing on the Bondi beach will prove amazing. If you’re up for an adrenaline rush use this opportunity and enjoy a breathtaking experience climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Our gorgeous planet has so many beautiful destinations to offer, and it can sometimes feel overwhelming. However, if you wish to chase the summer all year long, be sure to visit the destinations we’ve mentioned in this guide. You’ll have an amazing year full of fabulous memories.
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.