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Are you ready for an exciting summer adventure? As the holiday season approaches, we've looked at some of the top long haul destinations to visit this year, and what to pack for them, whatever your interests may be. So adrenaline lovers, fans of sun, sea and sand as well as keen explorers, let’s start packing!

If You Are a Fan of the Sun:

Phuket, Thailand is a fantastic travel option for any sun lover: Beautiful beaches, flavoursome food and unforgettable views. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, opt for going north. Beaches including Koh Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay and Patong Beach are really popular choices. If you are keen on fun activities while near the sea such as sailing, snorkeling, wind sailing as well as when you are inland - hello stunning mountain and forest hikes – Thailand is definitely that go-to destination.

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If You Are a Fan of Adventure:

Bali, Indonesia is a cultural hub and can be the perfect destination if you seek adventure or are a keen explorer. Bali has it all: Diving in its crystal blue waters, hiking through the jungles, forests (you might even discover a stunning stone temple on your way!) and mountains.  Taking in all of the culture Bali has to offer is an adventure in itself.

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Travel Checklist for Thailand or Bali:

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If You Want to do Something Different Every Day

Miami, Florida can be that adventure that you are looking for. From a stunning sandy beach, cultural influences from Cuba (hello Little Havana!) to a sizzling night scene – Miami is a city where you can start a new adventure every single day. Don’t miss the Art Deco district, tasting some delicious local food and make sure you take a lot of photos next to the gorgeous pastel hued buildings!

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Travel Checklist:

  • Sun screen if you plan on a few beach days
  • Sun care specifically for your face
  • Waterproof mascara and eyeliner when out and about
  • Sleep mask
  • Flight socks
  • Water bottle
  • First aid kit, mosquito repellant, including painkillers and rehydration sachets
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If You Are Looking For a Cultural Trip

Tokyo, Japan could be that unforgettable experience if you are keen on a city that marries the old with the new. Get lost between the skyscrapers only to find yourself again next to the Imperial Palace built more than a hundred years ago. Take a stroll through the Harajuku district, take in the totally kawaii culture, which stands for cute in Japanese.

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Travel Checklist:

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For a Quaint, Relaxing Break

Grand Baie, Mauritius is the perfect place to leave it all behind and simply enjoy the sun, sea and sand. This tropical paradise is the go-to choice for those keen a complete me-time holiday. If you want to catch up on your ZZZs: meditation zen time, zingy food and zest for life, make sure Mauritius is on top of your travel list.

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Travel Checklist:

  • Check if you need to get any vaccinations before you travel
  • Sun screen if you plan on a few beach days
  • Superdrug Paradise Body Spray
  • Sun care specifically for your face
  • Hair clips (to clip your hair away while meditating)
  • First aid kit, mosquito repellent, including painkillers and rehydration sachets