Your Summer 2022 Travel Plans Are Sorted

There has been a glorious travel renaissance as more and more countries ease and abolish their travel restrictions – particularly across Europe. The timing of this happy relaxation of the rules is excellent, given that the juicy warmth of the summer season is upon us and with it the prospect of a fabulous holiday abroad.

Whether you’re looking for a tailor-made holiday for your family, a small group trip, or a celebratory break, our team at Almost Essential is ready and waiting to help you plan a holiday you won’t forget in a hurry.

From your travel outfits and destination wardrobe to luxury luggage updates and any other tidbits that will help ensure your holiday is everything you need it to be and more, let us connect you with the right service provider and luxury product.

Without further ado, here is everything you need in order to have a simply unforgettable summer holiday away.

Top Destinations

There’s little doubt that the past years have been rather challenging. Thankfully, now that we can travel again, there has been a myriad of holiday destinations, including both old favourites and new spots to be experienced for those who have a hankering for something a bit different.

To help you decide where to go, here are the top picks from Almost Essential:

1. Azores, Portugal – British Airways has just launched direct flights from Heathrow so you can explore the heavenly flora, crater lakes, and mind blowing gastronomy offered by these islands.

2. Almere, Holland – This is the year when the Floriade Expo, a floral spectacle, will take place in the Netherlands and this year’s theme of ‘growing green cities’ will feature an array of unique exhibitions that focus on imagining the sustainable.

3. Egypt – Explore the ancient wonders of Egypt with the extra frisson of celebration in the air as the country marks its 100th year of independence from the United Kingdom and 100 years since the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

4. Japan – Go beyond Tokyo, as dreamy as it is, and explore the country’s exquisite rural side, using the country’s innovative and expedient rail travel solutions.

5. Barbados – It’s popular for a reason, but with Virgin Atlantic’s new route, you can access the Caribbean island directly from both London Heathrow and Edinburgh and experience indulgent dining and luxury pampering at the finest hotels in the Caribbean.

6. Kaunas, Lithuania – Considered the ideal short European city break, Kaunas features tree-lined promenades and historic architecture, high-class dining, and contemporary art attractions – including a unique take on art deco design and fairy tale attractions, like Kaunas Castle and Pažaislis Monastery.

7. Chalki, Greece – With top-notch accommodation and unmissable opportunities to recharge, the  lesser-known side of Greece is where we want to go to find charm, authentic flavours, and beaches so beautiful you’ll struggle to return to real life.

Travel Advisory 

Hopefully our team’s wish list of travel destinations has inspired you to pinpoint exactly where you want to go. Now, it’s time to take your plans to the next level, and who better to help you than our travel experts.

We have travel advisors who can help with those destinations and having used their services personally, we can attest to the incredible help you will receive from the travel specialists at Voyager Club and the curators of extraordinary travel, cazenove+loyd. We have trusted each of these teams in