Travel Guide for Spring 2018

I love springtime, watching everything wake up and spring into bloom. Any signs of sunshine and warmth send all kind of positive vibes around me and just give me the boost that I need.

The British Spring time can be a little unpredictable though, can’t it? One day we wake up to the bluest sky, the next day it’ll be grey and drizzly. Last week I was admiring my hyacinths, this week it’s snowing!

If you’re anything like me you’ll be well and truly over wearing boots and coats by now and longing for the getaway you need to recharge. We have just booked a holiday and it really cannot come soon enough!

If you want to get away this Easter break, but are not sure where you’ll find the whole package, here’s my list of springtime favourites:


Part of Holland is transformed into a vast sea of flowers from mid-March to mid-May. It starts with crocus season in March, which is followed by daffodils and hyacinths. Finally, the tulips show their gorgeous colours from mid-April through to the first week of May. As well as being famous for its flowers, Holland is home to nature walks, cycle trails, charming villages and hidden beaches.


I love the Greek Islands and find them peaceful and euphoric. Mykonos is Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. During springtime, celebs, students and families mingle together to celebrate Easter. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.


We all know Paris is always a good idea, but Paris in spring is something else. Once the temperatures start to rise, the city’s streets fill up with chic assemblies of chairs and tables, each one more inviting than the next. Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the Parisian cafes in their full splendor – not too many crowds, but just enough buzz to liven up the atmosphere. Admire postcard views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacré Coeur as you enjoy a croissant, crepe or macaroon. Easter is also a wonderful time to take your kids to Paris, as most of the parks and gardens in and around the city organize large-scale egg hunts and other fun activities for the little ones.

South Africa

Discover breathtaking wildlife and prepare to be wowed by the incredible scenery in South Africa. This colourful destination is steeped in history and is home to some of the world’s most beautiful undisturbed natural beauty spots. If sun, sea and safari are all things that resonate with you then you will not be disappointed.


If you’re on the hunt for springtime sun, Florida sure will guarantee you heat. Cool down at the various water parks Orlando can offer you and of course by the beach. Beat the queues by picking up a fast pass before hitting Disney and Universal. If you have kids, this is a must at least once in your lifetime!

New York

There are hundreds of fun things to do in New York in Spring. With the cherry blossoms, green foliage, sparkling rivers and warm weather as your backdrop, Spring is the time to take advantage of city rooftops, and touring by foot. This is something I’d encourage as a romantic getaway.

So, happy holiday hunting! Whether you decide to stay home or vacate for a change of scenery, I hope you have a fabulous break and wish you sunshine this Spring!

Love Maddie


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  1. 27th February 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Oh wow, what some amazing sounding places to go this spring! I would love to go to Florida or New York I think. Though Flordia may just be the warmer option at this time of year.

  2. 27th February 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Paris and New York are always on my travel bucket list! I hope I’ll get to see these beautiful cities one day, especially in the spring when everything looks so vibrant and even more beautiful than normal.

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:21 pm

      Spring time is so great for Paris!

  3. 27th February 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Your definitely right, I am so done with all this wet, cold and wintery weather and being wrapped up in my scarf and gloves! All of these places sound inviting right now but New York has been at the top of my wishlist for some time now and I would love to visit with my husband and kids some time in the future!
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    • 28th February 2018 / 4:25 pm

      New York is amazing, hope you get a chance to go!

  4. 27th February 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Thank you for the publishing these holiday suggestions. I would like to take a year and travel and work throughout Europe. I love Paris and New York in the springtime! I’ve been to both places in spring and they are equally lovely for different reasons. If I had to choose at this moment I’m living closer to New York, it would be my first choice.
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    • 28th February 2018 / 4:26 pm

      Sounds amazing!

  5. 28th February 2018 / 10:12 am

    I’m going to New York next week and I couldn’t be more excited for the trip. I’d love to go to Holland and go to tulip fields, it’s on my to do list x

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:26 pm

      The tulip fields are a must see!

  6. 28th February 2018 / 11:54 am

    I love the Spring too and can’t wait for all this cold weather to disappear. Springtime in New York sounds amazing – so much to see and do. Thanks for sharing.

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Central Park is spring is wonderful 🙂

  7. 28th February 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I’m off to the Netherlands this Spring and I can’t wait. It’s a shame I will miss the timeframe for entry into the Keukenhof gardens.

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:28 pm

      Sounds like you’ll have a lovely time!

  8. 28th February 2018 / 1:11 pm

    oh i so cant wait for June , we are taking our holidays early unfortunately not as exotic as these above but were in the UK and its a haven holiday for the family all we can manage but full of fun and hopefully the snow clears in time lol

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:28 pm

      Absolutely! It’s been so cold!

    • 28th February 2018 / 4:29 pm

      They both sound lovely and warm – exactly what we all need in order to escape this cold winter!

  9. 28th February 2018 / 6:22 pm

    We are hoping to go away in May but are undecided about the location at the moment. Florida is on the list for next year

  10. 28th February 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I would love to go to Holland in the spring. I have only been for the Christmas market before. But it would be nice to see all of the flowers.

  11. 28th February 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Tomorrow is the first day of spring and its predicted to be -14 where we are so yes your post is so enticing! Wish we can travel to all these lovely destination for some sun!

  12. 1st March 2018 / 8:20 am

    Oh how I would love to visit all these places and escape the snow right now! I especially want to visit South Africa x

  13. Dannii
    1st March 2018 / 11:30 am

    I would love a bit of spring on this snowy day. I adore Mykonos, there is so much to see on the island.

  14. 1st March 2018 / 5:31 pm

    Man alive are you giving me some wanderlust! I’m going to Berlin in April but I’d love to go back to New York, or Paris, or Amsterdam. Anywhere!!

    Katie xoxo

  15. 6th March 2018 / 10:26 pm

    I really want to go back to New York! I was actually looking at flights the other day and there’s some good deals on at the moment!

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