Summer is around the corner and holidays are finally back on the agenda! The world has finally opened up since the pandemic hit three years ago, and this is a huge relief from a travel planning perspective and gives you many options, be that a blissful break to Indonesia to a California road trip…
In it for the long haul? Our friends at Lightfoot Travel have suggested a road trip on the US West Coast. Want a short trip? There are several great Asia ideas, too! Visit their website to explore your options, or drop them an email to discuss your summer holiday plans
For Asia lovers, there is still so much to discover, from lesser known spots in Eastern Laos and into Vietnam for an easy break with children from Hong Kong: Hanoi and Hong Kong are only a quick flight away, after all!
While many friends visit Bali when they want an Indonesia fix, there are some wonderfully bespoke ideas that Lightfoot Travel can incorporate into your dream holiday, including private boat trips that take you into the further reaches of the Indonesian archipelago, and special villas that are perfect should family be visiting you this summer.
Book a flight into Los Angeles and out of San Francisco and strap in for a cool Cali Road Trip! First, spend time soaking up the LA lifestyle. Bike from Malibu to Manhattan Beach, try volleyball, pack a picnic for alfresco dining, or shop the Third Street Promenade. Your Lightfoot Travel Consultant can suggest activities prior to departure, but don't miss a trip to stunning Yosemite National Park to marvel at its giant, ancient sequoia trees if you do make it to California.
One of the highlights of this experience is the journey from Big Sur to Santa Barbara, which is one of the most scenic stretches of Highway 1. From the bustling city of San Francisco to the quiet hills of Napa Valley to super hip LA, you'll see it all!
Arguably one of the most underestimated areas of Asia are the Northern highlands of Laos and Vietnam. The remote villages around Sapa in Vietnam are breathtaking, with beautifully brightly woven cloths and local people set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and steep rice paddies. An exploration here with family will show you Asia as it once was, and how it still remains for many, as will a trip to Lao's Luang Prabang, where you can give alms to the monks and visit enchanting temples.
Stunning islands – and there's so many of them – make up the breathtaking archipelago of Indonesia and each have their own individual quirks. There's buzzy, bustling Bali, then sleepy gems like Sumba, where waterfalls and unspoilt beaches await. Lightfoot Travel's tip? It's worth planning a cruise, or doing a boat trip (or two) so you can properly explore some of Indonesia's many beautiful isles.