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Unsure about flying? Holiday destinations almost on your doorstep.

After over a year of not being able to fly, you may be feeling nervous about flying again. Boarding a plane once again, it is easy to forget how high off the ground you are. The views are breathtaking, but the sensation of looking down on your hometown as you pass over land and onto the sea is both awe-inspiring and daunting at the same time.

If you’re missing the experience of another culture and foreign landscapes, then it’s time to ease you back into flight mode. We’ve put together a list of beautiful holiday destinations – only two hours or so away! These gorgeous destinations are practically on your doorstep, so you don’t need to cross continents to experience that holiday feeling! 

Travel Destinations Only Two Hours Away! 

Jersey 

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, with flights from London only taking 50 minutes! We’ve been on bus journeys longer than that! This stunning island is a perfect blend of British and French culture, meaning you won’t have a complete culture shock when arriving on this new island. Instead, you can take in the stunning beaches they are known for with ease and confidence whilst exploring a new place with plenty of water activities, making it perfect for family fun! Other popular features of Jersey include the scenic cliffside walking trails, with views that will take your breath away. You would not believe you were still in the British Isles. As well as jaw-dropping scenery, there is an array of historic cultural activities such as visiting the historic castles or exploring the WWII war tunnels! Jersey is the ideal destination for families or a solo trip for the weekend! 

Ireland

One of the more popular short-distance destinations is Ireland, and it’s no wonder why you’re looking for a weekend of fun and excitement in the popular, bustling cities of Belfast or Dublin. Or a retreat to some of the world’s most stunning nature destinations. With flights lasting only over an hour, it’s obvious why so many Brits travel to Ireland for the weekend. Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is so unique because it is a hub of fun and laughter for people looking to go to pubs, restaurants, and bars, whilst also in such close proximity to the sea and the Wicklow Mountains! So spend a day at the sea, then return to the city for a night of food and culture.

Isle of Skye 

If you love to be with nature, then the Isle of Skye is a destination for you; magic surrounds this island from the Fairy Pools to the Northern Lights. It will genuinely take your breath away as you become immersed in the magic of nature. This island is a popular filming destination for medieval fantasy fanatics due to its untouched natural landscapes – transporting visitors to a time before technology and concrete. Skye is ideal for those looking to escape city life, with flights from London taking only an hour and a half. Skye is a wildlife haven, as such a popular hiking destination, you’ll be at one with the highland cows and sea eagles. 

South of France

The South of France is one of the most splendid and luxurious coastlines in the world. Whether you’re looking for the luxury of St Tropez or one of France’s more secluded beaches, there are opportunities to please everyone. Flights from London to the South of France vary from 90 minutes up to 2 hours! You would not believe these coastlines are so close. With tourists travelling from all over the world to visit this coastline, you should count yourself lucky that it’s so close to us. With wonderful foods, wine tasting, shopping and gorgeous scenery, it truly is paradise! Travel to cities such as Montpellier or popular holiday resorts on the French Riviera, the South of France is waiting for you. 

Lakes of Italy

The Lakes of Italy are some of the most awe-inspiring destinations globally, Lake Como and Lake Garda offer the picturesque Pinterest images we’re accustomed to, and luckily for us Brits, Lake Como is only 1 hour 45 minutes away! This upscale resort is known for its dramatic scenery, with the city of Como boasting renaissance architecture. So close your eyes and imagine pasta and wine by the extraordinary view of the lake. Whether you want to kayak and cycle around the lake or simply relax reading a book, there’s something for everyone. So buckle up and get ready for a haven of culture, scenery and carbs – it sounds like the time of your life. 

Lake Geneva

Another lake, this time in incredible Switzerland! Overlooked by the Alps, Lake Geneva is paradise on earth. If you’re one for hiking, then the mountains are some of the best in the world, with views like none other. Or if you’re one for food and culture, then look to the stunning Roman vineyards on the bank of the lake at Lavaux; the history has earned them a world heritage site whilst simultaneously producing some of the finest wines in Switzerland. If you time it right, you can go to Caves Ouvertes, a tradition that welcomes the coming of spring wherein the wine merchants open their doors and sell the products at discounted prices, the small villages open up food stalls with local delights to try – sign us up! With flights from London only taking around an hour and a half. Ideal for those looking for a stunning scenic holiday – without the jet lag and travel anxiety. 

Booking a holiday is only half the fun, we all know that the holiday accessory and clothes shopping is equally as exciting as booking the flight. So why not travel in style in Universal Flip’s ethically designed, luxury travel wear! 

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