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It's the time of year where people are booking their Summer Holiday or have already been on it! The team at Toolkit Websites love travel, and are always keen to get at least one trip in a year where possible. Taking a break away from the computer is a must-do and the summer is the perfect time for it.

We have done plenty of travel sites, from villas to bespoke tours in different countries, you can see these in our travel portfolio. 

Below the team talk about their holiday plans for this year! Get in touch with us on Twitter and tell us about yours with the hashtag #summerholidays

Lanara Mitchell - Senior Project Manager.

"This year I did three countries in 5 days! My partner and I headed for Prague in the Czech Republic. It's a brilliant place to go and offers an array of different architecture styles to look at. The astronomical clock draws a large crowd on the hour every hour, and Charles Bridge is a central attraction. We headed from there to Vienna in Austria before taking on Budapest in Hungary. Budapest was much more of an appeal than Vienna, and we enjoyed a boat cruise along the Danube, followed by a fresh sea food meal by the water later that evening. We packed in as much as we could in a week before heading back home. We left with very sore feet but very happy smiles!"

Michael Gibson - Account Manager

This year, me and my girlfriend will be visiting the sunny climates of Majorca. Both looking to get the best for our money, we went for a simple holiday. However we are looking forward to spending 7 nights in the sun, drinking cocktails and enjoying the laid back approach. Our adventure will consist of trying our absolute hardest not to adventure far from the pool.

José Nobréga - Senior Sales Exec

This June, I got the opportunity to go to France for the Euros all thanks to Coca Cola to watch Germany vs Poland. Myself and my wife decided to go for 2 days along with 2 of our closest friends, which meant we got to see the game, but also visit the major Landmarks i.e. Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Arc De Triumph, and a few others. The View from our hotel room was of the Moulin Rouge Theatre which was fantastic. The food in France was good as always, although the locals though it was funny to tell me that I was eating Horse! The French people as well as all the other countries fans who had come over for the Euros made the atmosphere very pleasant and entertaining! Would definitely go back and visit Paris.

Paul Langton - Senior Sales Exec

Barbados, or known locally as 'little England'' is truly a remarkable island. The culture, the people, the history, the climate and the way in which they speak and express themselves by always wanting to do more for you are integral part of the Barbadian culture. Sugar is the prime export for Barbados along with Mount Gay Rum. The latter certainly played an important role whilst I was there featuring in many of my drinks and the locals handing it to you like it was water with the strap line ''Time Flies When You're Having RUM''. Cricket is the main national sport of Barbados where you will find many pitches and people of all ages enjoying. A highlight for me was going on a catamaran booze cruise with Barbadian food, swimming with turtles the size of an adult human!

Tom Watson - Junior Web Developer

So this year my adventure holiday wasn't too far from home. My short adventure holiday took me across Scotland, Wales and England climbing to the highest peak in each country. I put aside 4 days to travel across the United Kingdom to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. I had only previously climbed Snowdon and it turns out Snowdon is far easier then the other two. Each mountain was climbed the day after the last which meant at least a 4 hour drive after each days climb.

My more relaxing holiday this year is in Austin, Texas where I am attending a convention hosted by RoosterTeeth, RTX. Looking forward to some great Texas BBQ!

Megan Thompson - Passionate Support

I recently returned from my summer holiday in Gran Canaria with my partner. It was a super chilled holiday, we spent at least 3 hours a day by the pool sunbathing! We really enjoyed visiting the zoo and seeing lots of exotic animals, as well as shopping in the local markets. The only downside of any holiday is coming home, although there's nothing better than a good sleep in your own bed. 

Jamie Holmes - Developer Liaison

I will be going to Bristol for the Balloon Fiesta. As someone who enjoys ballooning, it is a relaxing break, but the early mornings can be a killer if the wind isn't behaving! The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually in England. Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to the site and participate in mass ascents where as many as 100 balloons may launch at a time.