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With the rise of popularity in travel sites such as airbnb and Booking.com, offering weird and wonderful getaways for great prices, it's no wonder people are travelling as much as they can.

Whether it's a short getaway to Amsterdam, or a more adventurous location such as Norway, the possibilities are endless.

In our time, we've created a number of travel sites. From specialised Oman holidays, to Safaris in Africa, or simple seaside holidays to the Isles of Scilly or Dorset. The choices and the destinations are ever growing. The world is at our finger tips!

Here at Toolkit Websites, the team are a well travelled bunch. In this blog post, we take a look at the destinations we've visited this year and what destinations we dream of visiting in the near future.

Where have you been this Summer? And what destinations are on your bucket list?

Lanara Mitchell - Senior Project Manager

"I left it a bit late this year, and ended up going on my Summer holiday in September. My partner and I went to Rome last year so we wanted to go back to Italy, but this time we had our hearts set on Florence. We decided to spend a few days in Florence, and then a few days in Verona. It meant that we got to squeeze in Pisa and Venice too which was amazing! I love the Italian culture and way of life, and recommend all of those locations to anyone thinking of visiting.

The next location on my list is India. I've always wanted to go for Diwali which is in November. So maybe next year!"

Adam Tiley - Passionate Support Team Member

"In the summer, I went with a few friends to Zante as a final send off before we all went to different universities. We all had an amazing time and it was a brilliant send off.

Our hotel was great and it was extremely hot every day. In the future I would love to go travelling around the world starting with Australia and Thailand."


"Whilst it wasn't the most exciting year for travel (due to becoming a dad), I found the time over the summer to spend a relaxing couple of days in Dorset. 

I travelled to Durdle Door to see the incredible Jurassic coastline, and stopped at Lulworth Cove, a beautifully tranquil place with quaint little pubs, where I indulged in locally caught fish dishes and Dorset fudge! It was really pleasant."

David Swan - Client Care Manager

"I recently visited the lovely city of Budapest and was blown away by the architecture, food and how pleasant all the locals were. I also found out that Buda and Pest are two separate areas within the city!

I visited the city for my own stag do, so sadly I wasn't able to take in much of the culture, but I would return in the future to visit some of the places I missed out on"

Will Dixon - Passionate Support Team Member

"For my holiday this year I went to Lyon in France. It exceeded my expectations massively and I was extremely impressed by its mix of modern and rustic features. A highlight was definitely the boat trip which took me all through Lyon and got to see the city in an utterly unique way. Easily one of the best cities in France and would recommend to anyone!

I’ve always wanted to go to New York, I’ve never been to America before and I’d love to experience American culture because it is such a huge and important country. Also because New York is always in big movies and it looks like such an interesting place."

Mike Murrell - Customer Services Supervisor

"The last place I managed to escape was to Nottingham for a weekend, which was amazing as always. I try to go at least once a year! I may or may not of snuck off to a certain companies Hobby store HQ in Lenton whilst there!

I'd love to go to Siberia to experience the sheer vastness of the environment and I've heard it is a great place to see the 'Northern Lights.'"

Tom Watson - Digital Marketing Team

It would be hard to call it a holiday, but this year I went to Wales over a bank holiday weekend to walk up Pen-y-fan. I had a sudden urge to climb a mountain and Snowdon was being hit by a thunder storm at the time, so that wasn't the best option.

My proper holiday is in November where I will be heading off into the Arctic circle, I will be visiting Tromsø and Svalbard (Norway). I will be doing a range of activities from dog sledding, whale watching and ice caving, with average temperatures ranging form -1 °C to -10 °C.

Andy Sudlow - Senior Project Manager

I have just recently returned from Seville and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting city break. The Alcazar Palace and Water Gardens (Dorne to GoT fans!) and the Cathedral in particular are spectacular and great to just wander around and soak up the atmosphere. The weather in October was still a sunny 27 degrees, so a nice break from back home and the food was great too, particularly the seafood paella!

As for future holidays, I would love to go to Cuba. The architecture and culture, together with sandy beaches and tropical wildlife make it look a really interesting place to visit. Plus I hear they do good Mojitos!

Natasha Lock - Project Manager

My partner and I decided to book a last minute holiday (literally a week before flying!) to Fuerteventura on the Canary Islands. We spent 8 days on the beautiful island, sunbathing by the pool, visiting the beach and going to Oasis Park - The Zoo, where we were lucky enough to be kissed by Sea Lions and make friends with the Giraffes.

I would definitely recommend to go and visit the Canary Islands if you get the chance. The people, the food and the culture blew me away and I would happily go back again.

The next place I would like to visit on my travels is either Greece or Florida (specifically to visit Disneyworld!)