Chasing the Sun

After countless cold days and long nights, you might find yourself feeling a little depressed about life in general. This is a common phenomenon, one which many people in the Northern Hemisphere suffer from. Long nights mean less sunshine, which can have an impact on the neurotransmitters responsible for regulating anxiety, happiness and mood.

Typically the feelings of low energy, reduced enjoyment in activities which previously had lifted your mood, and a need for more sleep can set in as autumn fades into winter. These symptoms can continue until the summer returns and along with it, longer days with more sunshine.

The best way to get through the final stretch of winter is to take a break, preferably in the sun!

Let’s take a look at a few sunny places which may lift your spirits and get you through the rest of winter:


Nestled along the Mediterranean Coast, is the picturesque French city known as Nice. With approximately 300 sunny days every year, Nice is sure to cure even the most severe case of the winter blues.


Palm trees and beautiful people have found a home in Miami, Florida. This exciting American city has lovely warm weather; especially from February through to May when temperatures are at their highest.


The sun has not yet set on the oldest city in the world. Athens’ divine Mediterranean climate makes it the perfect place to go when you’re looking to escape the cold. While the best time to visit Athens is between March and May, you’ll find that even now, the weather is warmer and the sun is out.


The island of Ibiza is found just off the coast of Spain. The city is famous for its nightlife and entertainment, but that isn’t all it has to offer. While Ibiza’s summer season begins in May, the city has fair weather for most of the year with plenty on offer for tourists.

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Chase those winter blues away with a break to a place that is sunny and warm. Make the most of our last-minute deals to these pockets of sunshine - you’ll feel a lot better for it!

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