Many families and holiday makers are using the mid-summer time to plan their vacations. It seems that a lot of people are now waiting until after the high summer season to book.
If you are one of these bargain hunters keep in mind where is still warm at the end of summer. Most of the countries around the Mediterranean have been warmed all summer by the beating sun and although the sun may not be as harsh in September, October time, the ground and sea remain just as warm. This is in stark contrast to the start of summer where the summer sun is in its nascence and the land remains fresh from the winter.
Some of the most popular destinations in this area are countries such as Spain, Portugal and the South of France. Anywhere in Sothern Italy and its other Adriatic neighbours such as Croatia are also perfect at this time of year. Moving further south to Greece and Turkey may be a mistake as their dusty, parched countryside still feels the full scorn of the summer sun at this time of year.
Other great destinations to visit in the late summer, early autumn, are the Canary Islands. The Spanish Islands lie just west of the North Coast of Africa and retain their warmth right into the middle of autumn.
All of these destinations would be great for family vacations as they are warm but do not have nearly the health repercussions a more sun drenched destination may incur.
In recent years though, it has become warmer in late summer in the UK, a so called Indian summer. This has helped towards the increase of domestic holidays, if you are looking to keep it local this year www.scottish-cottages.co.uk have some great ideas for places to stay here in the UK.