Books and holidays go hand in hand. Whether it be emerging yourself in a book on the plane or sneaking a few moments to read once the kids are in bed, escaping into a different world in a book is one of life’s little pleasures. With life being so busy at home, sometimes a holiday is the only chance that you get to really indulge in some reading. Hands up if one of your favourite things to do on holiday is grab a sun lounger in the sunniest spot you can find, ensure you have an ice-cold beverage to hand and then simply stretch out with a fantastic book and while away the afternoon.Details
Find the best camping destinations across Europe. Here’s our blog posts about our favourite camping destinations in France, Italy, Spain and more. All packed with holiday ideas and inspiration.
On the Atlantic coast of France, Royan and the South-West boast stunning beaches which are great for swimming, water sports or simply relaxing. With its own micro-climate, lovely warm weather is almost guaranteed (although of course we can’t actually guarantee this, oh if only we held that power!) During the summer months the temperatures sit around a very pleasant 24°c making it perfect conditions for taking to the water or for exploring. These regions are a haven for water-babies with so many different activities to enjoy along the 286 mile stretch of coastline.Details
I love travelling in June.
Not only is it my birthday which makes for a fantastic excuse to have a holiday but it’s such a good time of year to escape while the resorts are quiet and when you can get a bit more of a ‘real’ experience.
Fair enough the weather may not always be scorching hot. I’ve been away when the month of June was referred to as June-uary… make of that what you will! But you know what, as long as it’s not pouring it down with rain every single day, there is something wonderful about slightly cooler days with sunny skies. For one, the other half doesn’t moan the entire time that he’s ‘too hot’, ‘too sweaty’, ‘needs a drink’, ‘needs ice-cream’… although I am all for ice-cream whether it’s roasting hot or a bit chilly. Ice cream and holidays go hand in hand.Details
Situated above Sardinia in the sun-drenched Mediterranean sits the French island of Corsica. After a fairly colourful past with numerous changes in who it belonged to, it is now part of France and has been for the past 200 years. Even though it’s been part of the country for so long, it still maintains its own strong identity and a lot of the locals speak Corsican. This unique culture and heritage is what makes it such a fascinating place to visit. Of course, the stunning landscape and endless hours of gorgeous sunshine definitely add to its appeal!
As soon as you approach the island either by ferry or plane, it’s the striking landscape that really entices you in. While around the edge of the island the coastlines vary from rocky inlets to gorgeous white sandy beaches, it’s the green imposing mountainous interior that really makes you want to get out there and explore.
Last year Canvas ventured into the beautiful region of Provence for the first time. The appeal of rolling countryside, endless fields of lavender and plenty of outdoor activities left us wanting to find out more. We delved deeper into this region to find out what makes a holiday here so special.Details
Le Havre Le Havre, French for ‘the harbour’ is a major town, located a 45 minute drive south from Fécamp, on the shore of the English Channel at the mouth of the River Seine. The port is the second largest in France (after Marseille) and was heavily bombed at the end of WWII during the battle…Details
Celebrate Bastille Day Continuing with our countdown of things you have to try on a Canvas Holiday, #7 is rather a special one. Bastille Day on 14th July, is France’s national holiday, and they love to celebrate it! And if you happen to be in France on holiday at the time, you’ll be celebrating too!…Details
Tuscany and Rome make a picture-perfect holiday destination, with beautiful rolling countryside, charming hill top towns, and delightful cities. Here’s our pick of 5 great days out in Tuscany and Rome.
The regional capital of Tuscany is Florence, one of Italy’s prettiest cities and an art lovers Mecca. The city is packed with beautiful historic treasures, and the brightly coloured cathedral dominates the skyline. It was in Florence that Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and other brilliant 14th to 16th Century Tuscan artists carved out history, and today art is waiting to be discovered on each and every corner. Visit the Galleria dell’Accademia, home to ‘David’ the artistic masterpiece by Michelangelo. The museum also houses an interesting collection of paintings from the early 17th Century.Details
White sandy beaches may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Tuscany. The region is usually associated with art and culture, or cookery schools and delicious Italian cuisine. But as well as being a fantastic base for cultural and country pursuits, Tuscany also shares 250 miles of beautiful coastline with the Tyrrhenian sea making it a great base for an all-round enjoyable holiday.
Here’s our pick of the best beaches:Details
Ever popular amongst Canvas holidaymakers, and home to some of the most beautiful scenery and architecture in Europe, Tuscany and Rome make the perfect holiday destination. Whether you are looking to explore Rome and Florence, soak up the scenery, or simply kick back and relax on the beach, the region is the ideal choice. It’s…Details