Here’s Where They Are Going On Holiday This Year

Being back at work after Christmas is the pits, isn’t it? We think so, too, which is why we’re day dreaming about getting on a plane, train or motorway to get away from the daily grind. From walking holidays on home soil to jet-setting off to faraway lands. Destinations featured are based on the dreams of Huffpost UK Staff.

1. Lake Bled, Slovenia.

Amy Packham, Assistant Editor for Life

“I am always so focused on heading on long-haul trips that sometimes I forget about some of the amazing countries we have in Europe that I haven’t yet visited. I really want to go to Slovenia at some point this year, mainly because once I saw a picture on Instagram of Lake Bled and I have never forgotten it (trust me, go and Google it now). It sparked my interest and now I’m hooked.”

2. New Forest, England.

Rachel Moss, Lifestyle Reporter

“This year I’ll be exploring the Great British countryside with not one, but two walking holidays (yes, I was born middle-aged). My boyfriend and I have booked a long weekend to explore the New Forest in March, with plans to go to the Lake District later in the year.

3. Crete, Greece.

Rachel McGrath, Entertainment Reporter

“The holidays you take as a kid will always be the most memorable ones and for me, the weeks that will always stick out are the ones spent in Crete. It’s a place that came into our lives when my parents randomly picked one of those last-minute deals you see in the window of travel agents (in this case, in the long defunct Co-op in my hometown) but after one week there, we were sold and went back intermittently while I was growing up.

4. Iceland.

Sophie Gallagher, Lifestyle Reporter

“I’ve wanted to go to Iceland for years – so many friends have said how beautiful it is and how friendly the people are. The thing that always put me off was the price. Although you can get cheap flights with EasyJet the accommodation and food once you’re there are apparently not kind on the budget. But I finally bit the bullet at Christmas and bought a four-day trip for my partner and I in February.

5. South Africa.

Brogan Driscoll, Editor of HuffPost Finds

“My lovely friends are getting married in South Africa over easter and a big group of my university pals are heading there for an extended trip. It’s long been on my bucket list, but heading to celebrate such a special event and with so many people I love will make this trip extra special.

6. Hong Kong.

Amy Packham, Assistant Editor for Life

“I’m a massive fan of big two-week backpacking trips, which I try and do at least once a year. I’ve been to South America and Asia (a lot) with memorable moments in Sri Lanka and Indonesia – this year, I’ve got my heart set on India.